Virtual Release of the Annual Disability Statistics Compendium

This event is now complete; recordings, transcripts and presentations will be made available as they're ready at the Disability Compendium website.

Date: February 9-12, 2021 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm (ET) each day
Location: Online via Zoom Webcast
Cost: Free
Follow along on social media at: #DisabilityCompendiumEvent

We hope you will join us for our four-part virtual release of the Annual Disability Statistics Compendium on February 9-12, 2021, 12:00-1:15 pm. During this webinar series, experts will present three web-based tools (Compendium, Supplement, and State Report) that make finding and using disability statistics easier for individuals working on legislative and other matters relating to persons with disabilities.

Live captioning and ASL interpretation will be provided during this event.

Speaker List (PDF)

Agenda (View as PDF)

Day 1 (Tuesday, Feb. 9): Release of the Annual Report and Compendium

Moderator: Andrew Houtenville (UNH)

  • Welcome – Andrew Houtenville (UNH)
  • Opening Remarks – Phillip Beatty (NIDILRR)
  • Annual Statistical Report on People with Disabilities in America
    Andrew Houtenville (UNH)
  • Annual Disability Statistics Compendium
    Shreya Paul (UNH)
  • State Reports with County Data
    Megan Henly (UNH)
  • Infographics
    Marisa Rafal (UNH)
  • Compendium of Survey Methods – Stacie Feldman (Mathematica)
  • Questions & Answers

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Day 2 (Wednesday, Feb. 10): Federal Data Collection and Adjusting to COVID Environment

Moderator: Kirstin Painter (NIDILRR)

  • Rapid Changes to U.S. Census Bureau Household Surveys: Data Collection During COVID-19
    Jason Fields (Census Bureau)
  • Health Data
    Julie Weeks (CDC/NCHS)
  • The Occupational Requirements Survey
    Michelle Dressner (BLS)
  • Disability Employment Data and Trends During COVID-19
    Chris McLaren (ODEP)
  • Questions & Answers

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Day 3 (Thursday, Feb. 11): Impact of COVID-19 for People with Disabilities

Moderator: Amanda Reichard (NIDILRR)

  • Intersection of Race, Disability, and COVID-19: A Machine Learning Approach
    Allison Kolbe (ASPE)
  • Use of Telehealth
    Kimberly Phillips (UNH)
  • Employment Trends and State Patterns
    Andrew Houtenville & Shreya Paul (UNH)
  • Food Sufficiency
    Debra Brucker (UNH)
  • Questions & Answers

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Day 4 (Friday, Feb. 12): Disability and African Americans

Moderator: Shelly Reeves (NIDILRR)

  • Infographic: Social Inequities Experienced by African Americans
    Kimberly Phillips & Marisa Rafal (UNH) 
  • COVID-19 Agenda among African Americans with Disabilities: A Social Determinants of Health Perspective
    Edward Manyibe & Andre Washington (RRTC on Research and Capacity Building for Minority Entities, Langston University)
  • Questions & Answers
  • Closing Commentary
    David Wittenburg & David Mann (Mathematica)
  • Quick Closing Remarks
    Andrew Houtenville (UNH)

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Registration for this event is closed.

Date & Time

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Friday, February 12, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm

Registration Fee




Event Contact

Karen Volle