Research and Evaluation

Communication research

REKNEW projects research ways Augmentative and Alternative Communication or AAC can support children and adults with acquired or developmental disabilities as they experience complex communication impairments.

Telehealth and classroom AAC interventions research supports children with complex communication needs across our state.

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Quality assurance and evaluation

The OHSU UCEDD partners with the state of Oregon Office of Developmental Disability Services to conduct evaluation and quality assurance work. Projects include process and methods review and recommendations for the Oregon Needs Assessment tool pilot testing, evaluation of service quality, access and cost under the 1915(b) Medicaid Waiver, the annual National Core Indicators survey, and monitoring the implementation of the Lane vs. Brown Settlement Agreement. Learn more here.

Health disparities among people with disabilities

Our health disparities research projects focus on preventable and unjust differences in health, access to health care, or quality of health care affecting people with disabilities. Learn more here.

Design to Learn

The D2L Projects focus on research and strategies developed to address the educational needs of children and adults with severe disabilities, such as multiple and "low-incidence" disabilities including deafblindness and autism.