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RRTC on Employer Practices Leading to Successful Employment Outcomes for Individuals with Disabilities- Virginia Commonwealth University


Description:

The RRTC on Employer Practices Leading to Successful Employment Outcomes for Individuals with Disabilities at Virginia Commonwealth University is the preeminent research center on employment issues and people with disabilities. It is funded through the National Institute of Disability and Independent Living Related Research, US Department of Education (NIDRR). On its website, the Center explains its purpose as being:

“…… to study those supports that are most effective for assisting individuals with disabilities maintain employment and advance their careers. The primary stakeholders for this project are persons with disabilities, with an emphasis on those who are unemployed, underemployed or at risk of losing employment. “


A sampling of current research projects:

Project Search at VCU Health Systems - Project SEARCH is a one year, high school transition program that provides skills training and work experience for young adults with significant disabilities ages 18 to 22.

VCU-ASD Career Links (Autism Spectrum Disorders) - VCU ASD Career Links is a collaborative initiative between VCU and the Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services (DRS). The primary target population for this research is individuals with ASD, with an emphasis on youth and young adults.


A sampling of recent products (many can be downloaded from the Center’s website - www.worksupport.com):

A Website - Going-to-College is a new website, designed for high school students, which contains information about living college life with a disability.

A Research Artcle: A revolution in the employment process of individuals with disabilities: Customized employment as the catalyst for system change

A Fact Sheet: Assisting Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Their Families to Pursue Their Employment


Excerpt and other information viewed on the Center’s website on 7/7/2010 (www.worksupport.com/about_us/index.cfm)


Contact Info:
Organization:VCU-RRTC onEmployer Practices Leading to Successful Employment Outcomes for Individuals with Disabilities
Address:1314 West Main Street
P.O. Box 842011
Richmond,, VA 23284-2011
  
Phone:804/828-1851; TTY: 804/828-2494
Fax:804/828-2193
E-mail:tcblanke@vcu.edu
  

Web Links

www.worksupport.com/about_us/index.cfm
Home page of the RRTC on Employer Practices Leading to Successful Employment Outcomes for Individuals with Disabilities


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