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Lusk, Stephanie L.; Koch, Lynn C.; Paul, Teresia M. – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2016
Purpose: In this article, we examined how individuals with co-occurring psychiatric disabilities and substance use disorders encounter numerous challenges when it comes to the vocational rehabilitation (VR) process. Method: A comprehensive review of the literature demonstrated barriers to service delivery (e.g., access to services, exclusionary…
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Substance Abuse, Comorbidity, Vocational Rehabilitation
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Ipsen, Catherine; Swicegood, Grant – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2015
Purpose: To examine rural and urban differences in Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) case mix, delivery practices, and employment outcomes. Methods: Rehabilitation Services Administration 911 (RSA-911) case data do not include location indicators that allow for rural analyses. We compiled RSA-911 data with county and ZIP code information from 47 VR…
Descriptors: Rural Urban Differences, Vocational Rehabilitation, Delivery Systems, Employment Level
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Von Schrader, Sarah; Xu, Xu; Bruyère, Susanne M. – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2014
Purpose: Workplace accommodations are central to improving employment outcomes for people with and without disabilities; this study presents national estimates comparing accommodation requests and receipt as reported by individuals with and without disabilities. Method: Estimates are developed from the May 2012 Current Population Survey Disability…
Descriptors: Employment Practices, Supported Employment, National Surveys, Disabilities
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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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Golden, Thomas P.; Bruyere, Susanne M.; Karpur, Arun; Nazarov, Zafar; VanLooy, Sara; Reiter, Beth – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2012
Individuals with disabilities have lower rates of workforce participation and lower earnings than their nondisabled peers. This article traces the history of the U.S. workforce development policy framework, including the Workforce Investment Act of 1998; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; and the impact of the Ticket to Work and Work…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Labor Force Development, Accessibility (for Disabled), Educational History
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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