The 2017 State of the Science Conference on the Employment of People with Physical Disabilities presented research on employment effective policies, practices, and interventions to improve the employment outcomes of people with physical disabilities. The conference was 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 took place which provided lively discussions around empowering individuals with physical disabilities to access quality employment, independence, and integration into society.
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.
Utilization of a Labor Force Participation Model in the Assessment of Quality Employment Outcomes for Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis by James Krause - This webcast will focus on employment after physical disability for individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS) by applying econometric models to key quality employment outcomes. The econometric model considers two general sets of factors: 1.) those related to attributable differences in outcomes and 2.) those related to potential policy effects. The former are measured by demographic and disability characteristics and may be used to identify those who should be targeted for intervention.Register