John Kregel, Ed.D.
Dr. Kregel is Professor of Special Education at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and Associate Director of the VCU-RRTC. He is currently directing research activities focusing on: New approaches to increasing employment retention of individuals with disabilities.
He is currently directing research activities focusing on: New approaches to increasing employment retention of individuals with disabilities; work incentive planning and advisement for SSA beneficiaries; employment services and supports for adolescents and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders; return to work services for SSA beneficiaries and veterans with TBI, PTSD, and SCI; and asset development and financial literacy for persons with disabilities.
He has testified twice before Congress on return to work for Social Security issues and has been a member of National Academy of Social Insurance since 2004.
Wehman, P., Schall, C., McDonough, J., Kregel, J., Brooke, V., Brooke, A., Ham, W., Graham, C., Riehle, E., Collins, H. & Thiss, W. (2014). Competitive Employment for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Early Results from a Randomized Clinical Trial. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44(3), 487–500.
Kregel, J. (2012). Work Incentives Planning and Assistance Program: Current program results document the program's ability to improve employment outcomes, reduce dependence on benefits,and generate cost savings for SSA. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 36(1), 3-12.
Kregel, J. (2009). Work Incentives Planning and Assistance: Assisting Beneficiaries to Obtain Employment and Reduce Dependence on SSA Benefits. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 31(1), 1-9.
Habeck, R., Rachel, C., Campbell, L. & Kregel, J. (2008). The Role of Disability Management Practices in the Long-Term Employment Retention of Individuals with Disabilities. Monograph: Workplace Supports and Job Retention: Promoting an Employer Driven Approach to Employment of People with Disabilities, 0, Chapter 5.
Miller, L. & Kregel, J. (2008). The Role of Veteran’s Disability Benefits in Community Reintegration and Employment of Service Members with TBI. Monograph: Monograph: Workplace Supports & Job Retention, , Chapter 15.
Wehman, P. & Kregel, J. (2012). Functional Curriculum for Elementary, Middle, and Secondary Age Students with Special Needs (3rd edition). Austin, TX: Pro-Ed.