Disability News and Research
A weekly summary of selected disability news and findings from around the world.
In the News
News from Overseas
Week of December 2, 2013
In the News
Hiltzik, Michael. “Explaining the ‘Mystery’ of Where All the Disabled Are Coming From.” Los Angeles Times.
Hicks, Josh. “House Lawmakers to Examine VA’s Handling of Disability Appeals.” The Washington Post.
Ollove, Michael. “In Shift, Most States Increase Mental Health Spending.” Stateline.
Morgan-Besecker, Terrie. “Social Security Disability Approvals Decline.” The Citizens’ Voice.
“International Day of Persons with Disabilities.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“Persons with Disabilities Must Be Able to Reap the Benefits of Development, UN Officials Stress.” UN News Centre.
News from Overseas
Westcott, Ben. “Policy Shake-Up Urged as Jobless Rate Among Disabled Increases.” Canberra Times.
Blackman, James A., and Mark R. Conaway. “Adolescents with Cerebral Palsy: Transitioning to Adult Health Care Services."Clinical Pediatrics, 2013, online ahead of print.
Brown, Laura, Sheryl Brown, and Sue Glaser. “Improved Transition Outcomes for Students with Visual Impairments Through Interagency Collaboration.” Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, vol. 107, no. 6, 2013, pp. 406–408.
Cater, B., S. Kang, B. Lew, and M. Pollanen. “Permanent Injury and the Disability-Mitigating Effects of Education.” Economics Bulletin, vol. 33, no. 3, 2013, pp. 2064–2079.
Chan, Jacob Y., Chia-Chiang Wang, Nicole Ditchman, Jeong H. Kim, Joseph Pete, Fong Chan, and Bradley Dreis. “State Unemployment Rates and Vocational Rehabilitation Outcomes: A Multilevel Analysis.” Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 2013, online ahead of print.
Giesen, J. M., and B. S. Cavenaugh. “Disability Insurance Beneficiaries with Visual Impairments in Vocational Rehabilitation: Socio-Demographic Influences on Employment.” Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, vol. 107, no. 6, 2013, pp. 453–467.
Hou, W., C. Chi, H. D. Lo, K. N. Kuo, and H. Chuang. “Vocational Rehabilitation for Enhancing Return-to-Work in Workers with Traumatic Upper Limb Injuries.” Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, no. 10, 2013.
Jang, Yuh, Yun-Tung Wang, Meng-Hsiu Lin, and Kevin J. Shih. “Predictors of Employment Outcomes for People with Visual Impairment in Taiwan: The Contribution of Disability Employment Services.” Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, vol. 107, no. 6, 2013, pp. 469–480.
Kelly, Stacy M. “Labor Force Participation Rates Among Working-Age Individuals with Visual Impairments.” Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, vol. 107, no. 6, 2013, pp. 509–513.
Kirk-Brown, A. K., P. A. Van Dijk, R. D. Simmons, M. P. Bourne, and B. K. Cooper. “Disclosure of Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis in the Workplace Positively Affects Employment Status and Job Tenure.” Multiple Sclerosis Journal, 2013, online ahead of print.
Litzinger, P. J., and J. H. Dunn, Jr. “The Labor Force Participation Rate: An Examination of the Determinants of Its Recent Precipitous Decline.” Journal of Applied Business Research, vol. 29, no. 6, 2013, pp. 1873–1881.
McMahon, John M., Karen E. Wolffe, Judy Wolfe, and Carrie Brooker. “Maine’s Employability Skills Program.” Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, vol. 107, no. 6, 2013, pp. 515–522.
Mueller, Andreas I., Jesse Rothstein, and Till M. von Wachter. “Unemployment Insurance and Disability Insurance in the Great Recession.” National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper Series, no. 19672, 2013.
Pattison, David, and Hilary Waldron. “Growth in New Disabled-Worker Entitlements, 1970–2008.” Social Security Bulletin, vol. 73, no. 4, 2013, pp. 25–48.
Roulstone, Alan, Barbara Harrington, and Se K. Hwang. “Flexible and Personalised? An Evaluation of a UK Tailored Employment Support Programme for Jobseekers with Enduring Mental Health Problems and Learning Difficulties.” Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, vol. 16, no. 1, 2014, pp. 14–28.
Steinman, B. A., N. Kwan, H. Boeltzig-Brown, K. Haines, J. Halliday, and S. M. Foley. “Agency Decision-Making Control and Employment Outcomes by Vocational Rehabilitation Consumers Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired.” Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, vol. 107, no. 6, 2013, pp. 437–451.
Wolffe, K. E., P. M. Ajuwon, and S. M. Kelly. “Working with Visual Impairment in Nigeria: A Qualitative Look at Employment Status." Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, vol. 107, no. 6, 2013, pp. 425–436.