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Week of March 20, 2017

In the News this Week

Solman, Paul. “Making Sense: Why Is Job Opportunity Still Lagging for People with Disabilities?” PBS NewsHour. 

Derby, Kevin. “Marco Rubio Joins Conservatives to Reform Social Security Disability Benefits.” Sunshine State News. 

Adler, Eric. “'This Is Not the American Dream,' Says Woman Turned Destitute Waiting for Disability.” The Kansas City Star.

News from Abroad 

Singh, Madhur. “India: Businesses Must Prepare to Comply with New Disability Act.” Bloomberg BNA. 

Gorey, Michael. “Disability Employment Advocates Say It's Time to Raise Expectations.” The Canberra Times.

Recent Articles

Anand, Priyanka, and David Wittenburg. “An Analysis of Private Long-Term Disability Insurance Access, Cost, and Trends.” Monthly Labor Review, 2017, online only.

Cimera, Robert E. “The Percentage of Supported Employees with Significant Disabilities Who Would Earn More in Sheltered Workshops.” Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2017, online ahead of print.

Fleming, Allison R., Kathleen M. Oertle, Anthony J. Hakun, and Jonathan G. Hakun. “Influence of Social Factors on Student Satisfaction Among College Students with Disabilities.” Journal of College Student Development, vol. 58, no. 2, 2017, pp. 215–228.

Mateen, B.A., C. Doogan, K. Hayward, S. Hourihan, J. Hurford, and E.D. Playford. “The Sink or SWIM Hypothesis; a Roadmap from Pathology to Work Instability.” Disability and Rehabilitation, 2017, online ahead of print.

McPherson, Anna, Jo Durham, Nicola Richards, Hebe Gouda, Rasika Rampatige, and Maxine Whittaker. “Strengthening Health Information Systems for Disability-Related Rehabilitation in LMICs.” Health Policy and Planning, vol. 32, no. 3, 2017, pp. 384–394.

Montez, Jennifer K., Mark D. Hayward, and Douglas A. Wolf. “Do U.S. States' Socioeconomic and Policy Contexts Shape Adult Disability?” Social Science & Medicine, vol. 178, 2017, pp. 115–126.

Neuhauser, Frank, Yonatan Ben-Shalom, and David Stapleton. “A First Step to Helping California Workers Keep Their Jobs: Identifying Likely SSDI Entrants Using State Disability Claims.” DRC Brief 2017-01. Washington, DC: Mathematica Center for Studying Disability Policy, February 2017.

Ohl, Alisha, Mira G. Sheff, Sarah Little, Jamie Nguyen, Kelly Paskor, and Aliza Zanjirian. “Predictors of Employment Status Among Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder.” Work, vol. 56, no. 2, 2017, pp. 345–355.

Peters, S.E., V. Johnston, M. Ross, and M.W. Coppieters. “Expert Consensus on Facilitators and Barriers to Return-to-Work Following Surgery for Non-Traumatic Upper Extremity Conditions: A Delphi Study.” Journal of Hand Surgery, vol. 42, no. 2, 2017, pp. 127–136.

Schwartz, Carolyn E., and Victoria E. Powell. “The Performance Scales Disability Measure for Multiple Sclerosis: Use and Sensitivity to Clinically Important Differences.” Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, vol. 15, no. 47, 2017, online only.

Syron, L.N., L. Kincl, L. Yang, D.T. Cain, and E. Smit. “Analysis of Workers' Compensation Disabling Claims in Oregon's Seafood Preparation and Packaging Industry, 20072013.”  American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 2017, online ahead of print.

van Kemenade, Johannes F.L.M., and Clemens M.H. Hosman. “Development of a Short Self-Report Disability Questionnaire for Health Conditions.” Psychological Reports, 2017, online ahead of print.

Van de Velde, Dominique, Pascal Coorevits, Lode Sabbe, Stijn De Baets, Piet Bracke, Geert Van Hove, Staffan Josephsson, Stephan Ilsbroukx, and Guy Vanderstraeten. “Measuring Participation as Defined by the World Health Organization in the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health. Psychometric Properties of the Ghent Participation Scale.” Clinical Rehabilitation, vol. 31, no. 3, 2017, pp. 379–393.

Wadlington, C., K. DeOrnellas, and S.R. Scott. “Developing Effective Transition Reports for Secondary Students: A Nationwide Survey of College and University Disability Support Personnel.” Exceptionality, 2017, online ahead of print.

White, Glen W., and Jean A. Summers. “People with Disabilities and Community Participation.” Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community, vol. 45, no. 2, 2017, pp. 81–85.