Welcome to CIRRIE
The mission of the Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange (CIRRIE) is to facilitate the sharing of information between rehabilitation researchers in the U.S. and those in other countries. CIRRIE makes available to the disability community in the U.S. knowledge that has been found useful in other countries. It does this through a number of resources that are found on this website.
The International Encyclopedia of Rehabilitation provides a synthesis of much of this research. The majority of the authors of the Encyclopedia articles are from outside the U.S. as are the reviewers, providing the Encyclopedia with an international scope.
CIRRIE supports international collaboration in rehabilitation research through its program to support exchanges of researchers between the U.S. and other countries.
CIRRIE also develops educational resources related to culture and disability to strengthen the cultural competency of rehabilitation service providers who work with persons born outside the U.S., especially recent immigrants.
Additionally, CIRRIE compiles a list of conferences, workshops and other events that provide settings for the exchange of expertise internationally. In our current cycle we have conducted the U.S. Launch and Symposium for the World Report on Disability.
CIRRIE has been funded since 1999 through grants from the the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research of the U.S.Department of Health and Human Services.