August 2017

State of the Science Conference on the Employment of People with Physical Disabilities

September 26 & 27, 2017

VCU Campus in the Fall

Sponsored by: Virginia Commonwealth University Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment of People with Physical Disabilities

Location: VCU, Richmond, Virginia | Conference also available Online

Registration & Agenda!

Join us for the State of the Science Conference on the Employment of People with Physical Disabilities. We will present research on employment effective policies, practices, and interventions to improve the employment outcomes of people with physical disabilities. This two day conference is designed to discuss issues and implications from the new knowledge gained from our disability employment research activities. Along with presentations by prominent speakers, expert panels will provide lively discussions around empowering individuals with physical disabilities to access quality employment, independence, and integration into society. We hope that you will join us for this unique opportunity to discover solutions, share ideas, and network with peers!

Agenda at a Glance

Dr. Paul Wehman

People with Physical Disabilities Speak out About They Want and Need to Know About Employment: Results from a Focus Group Study
Keynote: Dr. Katherine Inge

Panel: People with Physical Disabilities Respond Regarding Their Barriers and Facilitators to Employment
Facilitator: Nancy Brookes-Lane

Work Incentive Counseling: A Key Employment Support for Social Security
Dr. John Kregel

Employment and Life Experiences of Veterans with Amputation
Dr. Amy J. Armstrong, Dr. Ben Darter, & Dr. Carolyn Hawley

Measuring Quality Indicators of Employment Success Among Persons with Multiple Sclerosis
Dr. James Krause

Improvement and Use of Social Skills in the Labor Market for People with Physical Disabilities
Dr. Brian Phillips, Dr. David Strauser & Respondent: Rita Martin

Promoting and Enhancing Self-Determination in People with Disabilities
Dr. Karrie A. Shogren & Dr. Michael Ward

What People with Physical Disabilities Want and Need to Know About Employment: Research Findings from a National Survey
Dr. Carolyn Graham & Dr. Katherine Inge

Quality Indicators of Customized Employment
Dr. Katherine Inge

Panel: Personal Experiences with Customized Employment
Facilitators: Nancy Brookes-Lane & Tomoya Lamberson

Panel: Setting a Future Agenda
Facilitators: Dr. Amy J. Armstrong, Rita Martin, Dr. James Krause, & Dr. Paul Wehman

Appreciative Inquiry: Setting a Future Agenda
Facilitators: Dr. Amy J. Armstrong & Dr. Carolyn Hawley

Closing Remarks
Dr. Paul Wehman & Dr. James Krause

Registration and Agenda

Accommodations: If special accommodations are needed, please contact Valerie Brooke at vbrooke@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1873.

Questions: If you have questions about the conference, please contact Teri Blankenship at tcblanke@vcu.edu or (804) 828-2197.

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