Worksupport Newsletter

October 2013

Introducing the RRTC on Employment of People with Physical Disabilities

We are pleased to announce that VCU has received a grant to fund a new Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Employment of People with Physical Disabilities. The grant was awarded for 4.4 million dollars over 5 years by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), US Department of Education. The purpose of the RRTC will be to conduct advanced research, training, technical assistance, and dissemination activities specifically to improve the employment outcomes of individuals with physical disabilities. Dr. Paul Wehman is the Principal Investigator and Dr. Katherine Inge is the Project Director. We are also excited to announce our collaboration with Dr. James Krause and his staff at the Medical University of South Carolina, and Dr. Fong Chan at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The new VCU-RRTC will have multiple other partners and collaborators too numerous to mention in this announcement. Watch for additional information soon on our website.

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Function Matters! How to Determine Why a Student Demonstrates Problem Behavior

Problem behavior such as aggression, yelling and noncompliance is common with individuals with a spectrum disorder. To provide appropriate intervention and support, it is critical to understand why a behavior occurs and what may trigger it or cause it to happen. In this webcast, Dr. Carol Schall describes how to complete a Functional Behavior Assessment, a problem solving approach that assist teams in developing supports for individuals with autism who exhibit challenging behavior.

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JVR Journal Article

Functional limitations in TBI and their relationship to job maintenance following work re-entry

Using data from the Job Accommodation Network Information System (JANIS), the utility of self-reported functional limitations was examined in relationship to job maintenance for individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI) who had returned to work. It was found that memory loss and attention/concentration concerns were the most common functional limitations reported. To further establish which limitations were associated with job maintenance, a binary logistic regression was applied. Results suggested that the presence of medical symptoms and emotional dysregulation were reliably and inversely associated with job maintenance. Implications are provided for further research as well as the practice of rehabilitation counseling. View the article

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Education Department Awards Grants to Help Individuals with Disabilities Buy Assistive Technology

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Rules to improve employment of people with disabilities and veterans published today

Smithsonian To Spotlight Artists With Disabilities

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Events calendar

Oct 8 - Standard Diploma Credit Accommodations for Students with Disabilities Development Webcast

Oct 14 - Into Adulthood: Transition to Work for Individuals with Autism Webcourse

Nov 11 - Supported Employment for Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury Webcourse

Nov 18 - Customized Supported Self-Employment Webcourse

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