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Self-Employment: A Viable Option in Vocational Rehabilitation

Audio Version – 3-Minute Listen Research SummaryAt-a-GlanceSelf-employment can be a viable option for people with disabilities seeking employment using vocational rehabilitation services, especially for those in rural communities where jobs …

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How VR Agencies Provide Pre- Employment Transition Services for Students with Disabilities Under WIOA

Audio Version – 3-Minute Listen Research SummaryAt-a-GlanceResearchers reviewed RSA-911 data to provide vocational rehabilitation (VR) administrators and staff a baseline understanding of how VR agencies nationwide provide preemployment transition services …

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Do Youth with Disabilities and their Parents Have the Same Postsecondary Expectations?

Audio Version – 4 minute listen Research SummaryAt-a-GlanceOne of the goals of vocational rehabilitation is to assist youth with disabilities during their transition from school to adult life. Research has …

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Adopting Person-Centered Practices: A Case Study

Audio Version – 3-Minute Listen Research SummaryAt-a-GlancePerson-centered practices can play a key role in helping people with disabilities make informed choices about working and create goals to meet their employment …

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Hiring Individuals with ASD: Employers’ Perspectives

Audio Version – 3-Minute Listen Research SummaryAt-a-GlanceTo learn employers’ perspectives on hiring individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), researchers surveyed and interviewed employers in a variety of industries who participated …

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The Elephant in the Room: Poverty, Disability, and Employment

Audio Version – 4-Minute Listen Research SummaryAt-a-GlanceResearch has shown that adults with even severe disabilities are often able to have successful careers and be self-sufficient. But, many of these people …

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The Poverty Disability Model: 4 Groups of Risk Factors

Research SummaryAt-a-GlanceThe Poverty Disability Model proposes four groups of poverty risk factors that could cause or worsen disability: Low social standing Unsafe living conditions High levels of daily survival stress …

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It Is Expensive to Be Poor

“Better schools, and better health, and better homes, and better training, and better job opportunities.” These were the chief weapons of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty announced 50 …