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Research Utilization Demonstration Projects
In spring 2007, RUSH partnered with NIDRR grantees through the RUSH Research Utilization Awards (RUAs). These RUAs demonstrate various approaches to research utilization that may help you to think about how to promote the use of your research and development findings

NIDRR Grantees with RUAs:
Research Utilization Activity:
Face-to-face and online workshop
for clinicians and suppliers on manual wheelchair research and practice.

RERC: Wheeled Mobility in Everyday Life,
Atlanta, Georgia

Research Utilization Activity:
Community of Practice (CoP)
on family support in early childhood programs.

RRTC on Policies Affecting Families of Children with Disabilities,
The Beach Center, University of Kansas

Research Utilization Activity:
“Train-the-trainer” on use of a new screening tool:
Substance Abuse in Vocational Rehabilitation – Screener “SAVR-S.”

RRTC on Substance Abuse, Disability and Employment,
Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio

Research Utilization Activity:
Community-based educator teaches
long-term care providers an evidence-based communication strategy.

FIP: Oregon Project Rehabilitation of Communication Skills in Dementia Through AAC,
Oregon Health & Science University

Research Utilization Activity:
Promote use among Native Americans of a Web-based training
on the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) process

SBIR-II: Disability Access,
Spirit Lake Consulting, Inc., Fort Totten, North Dakota