NIDDR Announces Long Range Plans, Seeks Comments

TASH members will be very interested in the new long-range plan announced by NIDRR, which is open for comments until June 18. This is an excellent way for TASH to influence future priorities for NIDRR-funded research. TASH is collecting insights and recommendations from its members no later than June 1. TASH members are also encouraged to submit their own comments. Your comments matter. The more support positive change receives, the less likely these improvements are to be axed from the plan. Similarly, changes that you’d like to see need your support.

Click here to view comments (.doc) submitted by TASH in August 2008 to the Interagency Coordinating Committee on Research. NIDRR is a member of this committee, and these comments may generate ideas for your own. To have your ideas included in TASH’s comments, please send via e-mail to with the subject “NIDDR Comments.”


SUMMARY: The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services proposes the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research’s (NIDRR’s) Long-Range Plan (Plan) for fiscal years (FYs) 2013 through 2017. Pursuant to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, the Department is required to develop a plan for NIDRR that outlines NIDRR’s priorities for rehabilitation research, demonstration projects, training, and related activities, and explains the basis for these priorities.

DATES: We must receive your comments on or before June 18, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Address all comments about the proposed Plan to Lynn Medley, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., Room 5140, Potomac Center Plaza, Washington, DC 20202-2700. If you prefer to send your comments by email, use the following address: You must include the term “Long-Range Plan” in the subject line of your electronic message.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lynn Medley. Telephone: (202) 245-7338 or by email: If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1-800-877-8339.