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ERIC Number: EJ1049358
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1540-7969
Too Disabled to Work: A Crossroad Once Thought Passed
Cimera, Robert Evert; Burgess, Sloane; Novak, Jeanne; Avellone, Lauren
Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, v39 n3 p240-248 Sep 2014
This study examined the rate at which applicants to Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) were denied services because their disabilities were "too severe." It found that, from 2002 to 2012, 1.7% of all VR applicants throughout the United States were denied services because of the nature of their impairments. In addition, over this period, the number of VR applicants who were denied gradually declined. However, individuals who had cognitive impairments made up a larger proportion of the denied group over time while individuals who had physical disabilities made up a smaller proportion. Finally, although rates varied widely among states, most states (i.e., 34) were decreasing the use of "too disabled" as a means of denying services.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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