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Week of March March 31, 2014

In the News

In the News This Week:

Alpert, Bruce. "Senate Ready to Vote for Extended Unemployment Benefits: Sen. Vitter Wants to Block 'Double Dipping.'" Times-Picayune.

Schultze, Steve, and Meg Kissinger. "Scott Walker Orders Probe of Disability Group over Confidentiality." Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Department of Veterans Affairs. "VA Disability Claims Backlog Drops by 44 Percent." American Forces News Service.

News from Abroad

Plimmer, Gill. "UK Tests for Disabled Claimants in Chaos as Atos Quits Contract." The Financial Times.

Shanahan, Dennis. "Coalition to 'Refine' $22bn NDIS." The Australian.

Recent Articles

Akkerman, A., C.G.C. Janssen, S. Kef, and H.P. Meininger. “Perspectives of Employees with Intellectual Disabilities on Themes Relevant to Their Job Satisfaction. An Explorative Study Using Photovoice.” Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2014, online ahead of print.

Friberg, Emilie, Ulf Rosenhall, and Kristina Alexanderson. “Sickness Absence and Disability Pension Due to Otoaudiological Diagnoses: Risk of Premature Death—a Nationwide Prospective Cohort Study.” BMC Public Health, vol. 14, 2014, online only.

Knott, Fiona, and Angela Taylor. “Life at University with Asperger Syndrome: A Comparison of Student and Staff Perspectives."International Journal of Inclusive Education, vol. 18, no. 4, 2014, pp. 411–426.

Leinonen, Taina, Pekka Martikainen, Mikko Laaksonen, and Eero Lahelma. “Excess Mortality After Disability Retirement Due to Mental Disorders: Variations by Socio-Demographic Factors and Causes of Death.” Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology, vol. 49, no. 4, 2014, pp. 639–649.

Salminen, Anna-Liisa, Katja J. Kanelisto, and Maarit E. Karhula. “What Components of Rehabilitation Are Helpful from the Perspective of Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis?” Disability and Rehabilitation, 2014, online ahead of print.

Sattoe, Jane N.T., Sander R. Hilberink, AnneLoes van Staa, and Roland Bal. “Lagging Behind or Not? Four Distinctive Social Participation Patterns Among Young Adults with Chronic Conditions.” Journal of Adolescent Health, vol. 54, no. 4, 2014, pp. 397–403.

Skellern, Joanne, and Geoff Astbury. “Gaining Employment: The Experience of Students at a Further Education College for Individuals with Learning Disabilities.” British Journal of Learning Disabilities, vol. 42, no. 1, 2014, pp. 58–65.