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Katherine Inge

Barriers and Facilitators to Employment: Research Findings from National Focus Groups for People with Spinal Cord Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, and Cerebral Palsy
Katherine Inge

Date: 11/30/2017, 2:00pm Eastern

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We know that individuals with physical disabilities face challenges with gaining meaningful employment.  Research has found that major barriers to employment include health issues, accessibility issues, inadequate transportation, and limited social support.  Conversely, we know that access to vocational rehabilitation services, reasonable accommodations, modifications to the workplace, and supports can facilitate access. However, we have limited information on what people with physical disabilities report as their barriers and facilitators to employment.  The RRTC on Employment of Physical Disabilities conducted a series of focus groups asking people with physical disabilities to identify their barriers and facilitators to employment. Individuals with cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, and multiple sclerosis participated. They were also asked what their information needs are related to employment.  This webcast will present the findings from this  study and discuss implications for assisting individuals in gaining needed information on employment.