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Family Views on Integrated Employment

Audio Version – 3-Minute Listen Research SummaryAt-a-GlanceWhile recent legislation has called for the expansion of integrated employment of people with disabilities, a large number of adults with severe disabilities still …

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Customized Employment Through the Eyes of Employers

Audio Version – 3-Minute Listen Research SummaryAt-a-GlanceCustomized employment is a personalized approach to matching a job candidate with an employer while satisfying the needs of both employee and employer. It’s …

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Job Quality for Americans with Disabilities

Audio Version – 3-Minute Listen Research SummaryAt-a-GlanceIn recent decades — and particularly since the Great Recession — research shows that the number of low-quality, wage stagnant jobs are on the …

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Early Intervention: Services for Young Children and Families in Poverty

Audio Version – 4-Minute Listen Research SummaryAt-a-GlanceThe Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) mandates that very young children with disabilities receive early intervention services to lessen developmental delays. The purpose …

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Assessing the Climate of Disability Inclusion in the Workplace

Audio Version – 3-Minute Listen Research SummaryAt-a-GlanceThe Abbreviated Disability Inclusion Scale can be used as part of an assessment battery in demand-side employment research for model testing, as well as …

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Youth with Disabilities at the Crossroads: Vocational Rehabilitation Services and Disability Benefits

Audio Version – 4-Minute Listen Research SummaryAt-a-GlanceVocational rehabilitation agencies have the opportunity to help youth with disabilities gain the skills they need to get jobs, rather than rely on benefits, …

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Partnerships in Employment: A State VR Initiative

Audio Version – 3-Minute Listen Research SummaryAt-a-GlanceFor years, vocational rehabilitation literature has discussed “dual-customer” strategies, where both businesses and consumers with disabilities are considered customers. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity …

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Effective Strategies for a Dual-Customer Approach

Research SummaryAt-a-GlanceFor years, vocational rehabilitation literature has discussed “dual-customer” strategies, where both businesses and consumers with disabilities are considered customers. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act now requires agencies to …

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How to Support Employment Goals of Youth with Autism

Audio Version – 3-Minute Listen Research SummaryAt-a-GlanceResearchers examined positive employment outcomes for youth with autism to learn if self-determination, social skills, job search skills, and transportation were all critical to …

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Social Skills Training for Students with Disabilities: Does It Work?

Audio Version – 3-Minute Listen Research SummaryAt-a-GlanceResearch shows that a lack of appropriate social skills training for people with disabilities contributes significantly to this population’s high unemployment rate. This study …