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A study to Determine the Relationship between Assistive Technology and Supported Employment Outcome

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  • Department of Rehabilitation, Jeonju University, Korea, Republic of

Abstract


Objectives: To verify the relationship between the level of assistive technology use and employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities as perceived by their job coaches. Methods/Statistical Analysis: A survey was sent to Minnesota and Wisconsin job coaches between January 2012 and February 2012. Surveys were mailed to 291 job coaches on January 29, 2012; two surveys were eliminated because they did not serve the supported employment. Findings: The results strongly demonstrate that the use of assistive technologies in supported employment improve the employment, the placement rate and the length of time in employment for people with disabilities. Improvements/Applications: The federal and state government has to increase the budget of assistive technology and the professionals must try to publicize the information about assistive technology.

Keywords

Assistive Technology, Supported Employment Outcome.

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