• Research Study One

    Identifying What People with Physical Disabilities Want and Need to Know About Employment: A Mixed Methods Research Study

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  • Research Study Two

    Successful Employment and Quality Work Life after Severe Disability: Comparison of Predictive Models with Multiple Sclerosis and Spinal Cord Injury

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  • Research Study Three

    Customized Employment as an Evidence-based Practice to Improve the Employment Outcomes of Transition-age Youth with Physical Disabilities

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  • Research Study Four

    Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Multi-Component Demand-Side Intervention Toolkit for VR Professionals to Improve Employment Outcomes of People with Physical Disabilities: A Randomized Controlled Trial Study

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  • Research Study Five

    An Exploration of Employment Barriers and Employment Skill Enhancement of Veterans with Traumatic Amputation

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Barriers to and Facilitators of Employment among Americans with Multiple Sclerosis: Results of a Qualitative Focus Group Study
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Case Study: Customized Employment

July 10, 2017

Customized Employment as an Evidence-Based Practice to Improve the Employment Outcomes of Transition-Age Youth with Physical Disabilities

One of the most important features of customized employment is discovering the gifts and talents of the job seeker. Individuals in the person's life and the professionals who are supporting the person are encouraged to answer the questions: Who is this person? What are his or her gifts and talents? Through the discovery process, individuals are identified by their unique gifts and contributions and not as people with disabilities.

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Research Brief: Employment Outcomes

July 1, 2017

Employment Outcomes for Individuals with Cerebral Palsy: Vocational Rehabilitation RSA 911 Closure Data FY 2011, 2012, and 2013

Individuals with cerebral palsy (CP) face a number of physical and structural barriers in achieving an employment outcome. Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) services through the use of the federal and state VR programs is one option for obtaining the needed supports that lead to successful competitive employment outcomes. Using the Federal Rehabilitation Services Administrations (RSA) 911-database, information on individuals with a primary or secondary disability of cerebral palsy were obtained for those participants whose cases were closed during FY 2011, 2012, and 2013. This includes those participants whose cases were closed in Status 08, 28, 26, and 30.

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