Young adults (aged 18–39 years) who have received a cancer diagnosis can encounter significant barriers in their transition to employment. This study explored to what extent these young adults know about legal and programmatic supports that may help to address their employment-related needs, and how they would like to receive information about available resources.
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All people with cancer are eligible to apply for vocational rehabilitation (VR) services but many do not know it. In collaboration with AIR’s client the Southwest ADA Center, and researchers at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, AIR staff are developing a protocol healthcare providers can use to screen patients for referral to disability-related programs and services.
7 Jul 2017
The Knowledge Translation for Employment Research Center (KTER) is funded to test, in vocational rehabilitation agency settings, a knowledge broker model in which individuals are positioned to bridge the worlds of research and practice. These briefs summarize focus group findings from vocational rehabilitation staff and young adults with disabilities, focusing on transition-aged youth and adults with autism spectrum disorder.
25 Jan 2017
Interventions and protections for employees with cancer have increased as their numbers in the workforce have grown. Kathleen Murphy talks about how employees with cancer can access different interventions and protections, such as those in the Americans with Disabilities Act.
29 Nov 2015
On the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the 40th anniversary of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in 2015, AIR experts reflected on an era of research on the classroom and the workplace, their personal stories, and the future.
1 Dec 2012
People with disabilities who receive a high-quality education and enter the workforce prepared benefit not only themselves, but their families, employers and communities. AIR’s diverse portfolio of work on disability issues provides both expertise and resources to help people with disabilities pursue employment opportunities and gain economic security. Our policy recommendations support people with disabilities by helping them live more independently and more connected to their communities.