About RRTI

The Rehabilitation Research and Training Institute (RRTI) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization affiliated with the New York State Rehabilitation Association. RRTI promotes educational opportunities and research for the rehabilitation field and community providers serving people with disabilities.

Governed by a Board of Directors, RRTI was incorporated in 1991 to support the rapidly changing field of rehabilitation services and acts as a clearinghouse of information exchange, a catalyst to evidenced- based practices and a convener of timely and pertinent dialogue.  

RRTI serves as a clearinghouse for education, information and resources for state agencies, community not-for-profit agencies, industries, businesses and policy makers. The Institute meets their needs by providing:

  • Regional classroom seminars
  • Distance learning through webinars and audio-conferencing  
  • On-site technical assistance
  • A network of proven experts in specialized industry topics
  • Customized Training Institutes
  • Regional forums with community and business partners
  • Annual Rehabilitation Summit
  • Accredited Training through CRCC and the State Board of Accountancy to provide CRC credits for Rehabilitation Counselors, and CPE credits for Certified Public Accountants
  • Statewide Nurse Trainings accredited through NYSNA for continuing education units.

RRTI conducts stakeholder policy forums designed to provide information, promote understanding, and make recommendations to improve the technical features of new and ongoing state initiatives.

RRTI maintains active dialogue with state agency, industry and research partners that result in improved service delivery systems and positive outcomes for individuals with disabilities.

Through review of evidenced based research, RRTI develops and offers products for use by community providers and the rehabilitation field.

RRTI is backed by a highly credentialed pool of experts and has established an RRTI Trainer’s Council  that  convenes professionals to share knowledge about best industry practices.

RRTI supports educational opportunities on current topics for community rehabilitation agency executives, financial managers, clinical directors, program directors, program managers and supervisors, service coordinators, employment specialists, rehabilitation counselors and direct service staff. Technical seminars are offered that cross multiple service systems.

RRTI gives you access to a network of proven experts, customized educational opportunities and the latest happenings in research for the rehabilitation and healthcare fields.