Research and Training Center on Community Living at MN UCEDD/LEND Receives 2009 "Best Paper" Award from NARRTC

May 19, 2010

The Research and Training Center on Community Living (RTC/CL) at the Institute on Community Integration (Minnesota UCEDD/LEND) is the recipient of the 2009 "Best Paper" award from NARRTC (formerly National Association of Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers). The award, which recognizes the best published paper selected from among research funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, honors the article  "Satisfaction and Sense of Well Being Among Medicaid ICF/MR and HCBS Recipients in Six States" published in the journal Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 47(2). Its authors are Roger Stancliffe and Charlie Lakin from the RTC/CL, Soo-Yong Byun from the University of North Carolina, and Sarah Taub and Giusippina Chiri of the Human Services Research Institute in Portland, Oregon.

About ICI

The Institute was established in 1985 on the Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota. We are a federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD - pronounced U Said), part of a national network of similar programs in major universities and teaching hospitals across the country. The Institute is home to over 70 projects and six Affiliated Centers addressing disability issues across the lifespan. In addition, it carries out its work in close collaboration with two Partner Centers at the University - the Center for Early Education and Development, and the Minnesota LEND.