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This study explores the services, supports, and accommodations that people with disabilities use to find and keep competitive employment; how they obtain needed supports; and the extent to which they pay out of pocket for work-related supports. The authors conducted an exploratory study using in-depth interviews with 15 workers with disabilities who in 2013 earned at least 250% of the poverty level, or about US$28,000 a year for a single person.
Populations:Developmental/Intellectual Disabilities; Physical Disabilities; Psychiatric Disabilities/Mental Illness
Keywords:Wages and Benefits
employment, work-related supports, assistive technology, communication devices, visual aids, personal care assistants, modified work schedules, coinsurance payments, service animals
Journal of Disability Policy Studies
Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/66460