How Michael Whitten's smile helps Planet Fitness shine
Barriers and facilitators to employment as reported by people with physical disabilities: An across disability type analysisExtant research has reported on the factors associated with seeking and maintaining employment for individuals with different types of physical disabilities, such as cerebral palsy (CP), multiple sclerosis (MS), and spinal cord injuries (SCI). Some of these factors are barriers and others are facilitators. However, research has not determined whether the inhibiting and facilitating employment experiences of people with physical disabilities are similar across type of physical disability.
Fitness Job Helps Michael Whitten Build Confidence
From bathing and dressing to eating a meal, Michael Whitten needs a helping hand in almost aspect of his life. Michael, who weighed just two pounds and two ounces when he was born premature December 4, 1994, lives with Cerebral Palsy. In the 23 years since his birth, Michael has endured nearly 40 surgeries and countless stares in public from young and old, his mom Brenda said.
Customized Employment as an Evidence-based Practice: What are Informational Interviews?
The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Employment of People with Physical Disabilities conducted a series of focus groups with recognized national experts and implementers of customized employment. The objective of this qualitative research was to develop of a description of customized employment that agencies can use when supporting individuals with disabilities. Twenty-eight professionals representing national experts and implementers of customized employment participated.