Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation - Volume 16, issue 3,4
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Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation will provide a forum for discussion and dissemination of information about the major areas that constitute vocational rehabilitation.
Periodically, there will be topics that are directed either to specific themes such as long-term care or different disability groups such as those with psychiatric impairment. Often a guest editor who is an expert in the given area will provide leadership on a specific topic issue. However, all articles received directly or submitted for a special issue are welcome for peer review. The emphasis will be on publishing rehabilitation articles that have immediate application for helping rehabilitation counselors, psychologists and other professionals in providing direct services to people with disabilities.
Original research articles, review articles, program descriptions, and case studies will be considered for publication. Ideas for special topical issues are welcomed as well.
Abstract: The intent of this study was to examine the relationships between both denial and perceived visibility of disability and psychosocial adaptation to the condition. To this end, responses of 97 college students with disabilities to measures that included sociodemographic, disability-related and psychological variables, as well as denial, perceived visibility of disability, and psychosocial adaptation were analyzed. Results indicated that, after controlling for participants' sociodemographic, disability-related, and selected experiential variables, only denial was…found to contribute significantly to psychosocial adaptation to disability.
Keywords: denial, perceived visibility, disability, psychosocial adaptation, RIDI, college students
Abstract: The employment rate for 7,750 individuals with mental retardation served by the South Carolina network of Disability and Special Needs local Boards was 16.9% for these individuals was 28%; individuals employed during 1996 and 1997 had a job in the subsequent year. Restaurant hostess/cashier, retail, and food preparation had the lowest rates of hiring and the lowest rates of loss for all types of employment. The job categories with the largest number of individuals with MR…were janitor/laundry/cleaning followed by dishwasher/bus-person. Although decisions about employment should be made based on individual abilities, goals and desires, policymakers can adopt a strategy for monitoring the rate of obtaining new jobs and job loss to evaluate the performance of local employment support providers.