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A weekly summary of selected disability news and findings from around the world.

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Week of June 18, 2018

Applications for the DRC dissertation fellowship program are due by Monday, June 25, at 11:59 p.m. eastern time. This program offers financial support to students from a range of disciplines who are conducting doctoral dissertation research on topics consistent with the DRC’s mission. Dissertation fellowships will be awarded by August 1, 2018, and will run for one calendar year. More information about the eligibility requirements and submission guidelines is available at https://www.disabilitypolicyresearch.org/disability-research-consortium/fellowships.

In the News this Week

Schwartz, Nelson D. “Disability Applications Plunge as the Economy Strengthens.” The New York Times.

Bernstein, Maxine. “VA Continues Home Health Care for Disabled Oregon Vet.” The Oregonian.

Price, Rita. “Direct-Care Agency Bumps Pay to Attract New Workers, Reduce Turnover.” The Columbus Dispatch.

News from Abroad

Butler, Patrick. “Parkinson’s and MS Patients Spared Benefit Retesting in U-Turn.” The Guardian.

Recent Articles

Bliksvær, T. “Disability, Labour Market Participation and the Effect of Educational Level: Compared to What?” Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, vol. 20, no. 1, 2018, pp. 6–17.

Brendle, J.L., R.H. Lock, and L.A. Smith. “Quality Job Indicators for Individuals with Learning Disabilities.” Journal of Vocational Education & Training, 2018, online ahead of print.

Callaway, L., and K. Tregloan. “Government Perspectives on Housing, Technology and Support Design Within Australia’s National Disability Strategy.” Australian Journal of Social Issues, 2018, online ahead of print.

Cheng, Cindy, Jodi Oakman, Christine Bigby, Ellie Fossey, Jillian Cavanagh, Hannah Meacham, and Timothy Bartram. “What Constitutes Effective Support in Obtaining and Maintaining Employment for Individuals with Intellectual Disability? A Scoping Review.” Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, vol. 43, no. 3, 2018, pp. 317–327.

de Boer, A.G.E.M., G.A. Geuskens, U. Bültmann, C.R.L. Boot, H. Wind, L.L.J. Koppes, and M.H.W. Frings-Dresen. “Employment Status Transitions in Employees With and Without Chronic Disease in the Netherlands.” International Journal of Public Health, 2018, online ahead of print.

Gustafsson, J., J. Peralta, and B. Danermark. “Supported Employment and Social Inclusion - Experiences of Workers with Disabilities in Wage Subsidized Employment in Sweden.” Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, vol. 20, no. 1, 2018, pp. 26–36.

Iwanaga, Kanako, Fong Chan, Timothy N. Tansey, David Strauser, Ellen Ritter, Malachy Bishop, and Jessica Brooks. “Working Alliance and Stages of Change for Employment: The Intermediary Role of Autonomous Motivation, Outcome Expectancy and Vocational Rehabilitation Engagement.” Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 2018, online ahead of print.

Moore, Katherine, Paula McDonald, and Jennifer Bartlett. “Emerging Trends Affecting Future Employment Opportunities for People with Intellectual Disability: The Case of a Large Retail Organisation.” Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, vol. 43, no. 3, 2018, pp. 328–338.

Neuhauser, Frank, Yonatan Ben-Shalom, and David Stapleton. “Early Identification of Potential SSDI Entrants in California: The Predictive Value of State Disability Insurance and Workers’ Compensation Claims.” Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 2018, online ahead of print.

Östlund, G., and G. Johansson. “Remaining in Workforce - Employment Barriers for People with Disabilities in a Swedish Context.” Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, vol. 20, no. 1, 2018, pp. 18–25.

Sekely, A., and K.K. Zakzanis. “The Relationship Between Post-Traumatic Growth and Return to Work Following Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.” Disability and Rehabilitation, 2018, online ahead of print.

van Ruitenbeek, G.M.C., F.R.H. Zijlstra, and U.R. Hülsheger. “The Development of an Instrument to Measure the Work Capability of People with Limited Work Capacity (LWC).” Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 2018, online ahead of print.