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Rumrill, Phillip D., Jr.; Koch, Lynn C. – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2019
Background: Many emerging disabilities that affect today's rehabilitation consumers are linked to lifestyle factors such as diet, exercise, smoking, substance use, and obesity. Lifestyle-related disabilities have dramatically increased in incidence and prevalence over the past two decades. Rehabilitation counselors play an important role in…
Descriptors: Rehabilitation Counseling, Life Style, Disabilities, Diabetes
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Caldwell, Joe; Alston, Reginald J. – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2012
The Affordable Care Act includes many new provisions for long-term services and supports (LTSS). Among these are several new options, improvements, and incentives within Medicaid to balance service systems and expand access to home and community-based services. This article discusses some of the major provisions, implementations, and implications…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Rehabilitation Counseling, Health Services, Health Insurance
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Lewis, Allen N.; Cooper, Rory A.; Seelman, Kate D.; Cooper, Rosemarie; Schein, Richard M. – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2012
This paper addresses the topic of assistive technology (AT) to offer a direction for its future role within the rehabilitation profession. A brief overview of the five AT legislative acts to date is provided. Next, future considerations for AT are offered in the context of what we know within the U.S. and global communities followed by the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation Counseling, Outcomes of Treatment
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Madaus, Joseph W.; Kowitt, Jennifer S.; Lalor, Adam R. – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2012
The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) contains several important provisions that make postsecondary education more accessible and affordable for young adults with disabilities. This is particularly true for students with intellectual disabilities, as the law created new comprehensive transition and postsecondary programs and provided…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Higher Education, Student Financial Aid, Rehabilitation Counseling
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Moore, Corey L.; Johnson, Jean E.; Manyibe, Edward O.; Washington, Andre L.; Uchegbu, Nkechi E.; Cross, Kenyotta Eugene; Hollis-Staten, Bridget; Turner-Whittaker, Tyra; Edwards, Yolanda – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2012
This study reports on an investigation of barriers that prevent Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) from fully participating in the federal disability and rehabilitation research and development (R&D) agenda. The Delphi technique was used to examine panelists' perceptions on the importance of contextual R&D barriers…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Black Colleges, Delphi Technique, Research and Development
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Saladin, Shawn P.; Reid, Christine; Shiels, John – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2011
The Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) has taken a proactive stance on perceived test inequities of the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) exam as it relates to people who are prelingually deaf and hard of hearing. This article describes the process developed and implemented by the CRCC to help maximize test equity…
Descriptors: Test Items, Rehabilitation Counseling, Counselor Certification, Deafness
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Kundu, Madan M.; Dutta, Alo; Chan, Fong; Torres, Viviana; Fleming, Kayla – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2011
Purpose: To validate an 80-item self-report measure, A Systems Approach to Placement: Self-Assessment for Students and Counselors (SAP-SASC), designed to identify critical areas of knowledge, skills, and competencies possessed by rehabilitation counselors in state vocational rehabilitation (VR) agency settings. Participants: 275 rehabilitation…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Rehabilitation Counseling, Vocational Rehabilitation, Needs Assessment
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Strauser, David; Zanskas, Stephen; Lustig, Daniel – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of the current study is to investigate the relationship between career readiness, defined as capability and complexity, and vocational identity for individuals with disabilities. Method: Forty-three consumers participating in vocational evaluation services for a state-federal vocational rehabilitation agency completed the…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Rehabilitation Counseling, Vocational Rehabilitation, Vocational Evaluation