ADA Participation Action Research Consortium (ADA-PARC)

The ADA Participation Action Research Consortium (ADA-PARC) is a collaborative research project of all 10 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Regional Centers and the ADA Knowledge Translation Center.

ADA PARC has four purposes:

  1. To look at participation disparities experienced by people with disabilities post ADA & Olmstead
  2. To identify & examine key environmental factors contributing to these disparities
  3. To benchmark participation disparities and highlight promising practices at state & city levels
  4. To action-plan strategies for dissemination and utilization of findings to be used by ADA Centers and others in community capacity building & systems change initiatives

Principal Investigators:

  • Lex Frieden, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • Joy Hammel, University of Illinois at Chicago

ADA-PARC is a program of ILRU (Independent Living Research Utilization), at TIRR Memorial Hermann in Houston, Texas. ADA PARC is funded by National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) (90DP0026 and 90DPAD0001). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this website do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

ADA-PARC Website