This study investigated how individuals in the community 1 to 5 years after spinal cord injury characterized their occupational and social participation, life satisfaction, and aspects of their occupational therapy that influenced their participation. Semi-structured, open-ended interviews were conducted with 11 individuals referred by occupational therapists who specialize in spinal cord injury rehabilitation and/or are… Read More »»
An exploration of social support as a factor in the return-to-work process. Lysaght RM, Larmour-Trode S. Queen’s University, School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. email@example.com Work. 2008;30(3):255-66. Despite evidence that inter-personal relationships are important in human resource management, little is understood about the nature of workplace social support in a disability context, or what… Read More »»
Including employees with disabilities in emergency evacuation plans: 9/11′s effect on the demand for information.
Interest in emergency evacuation planning has increased since the September 11 terrorist attacks (9/11). In turn, the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) started receiving more questions about how to include employees with disabilities in such plans. JAN case data on the emergency evacuation of people with disabilities were reviewed. Case data from the four years prior… Read More »»
This article argues that disabilities are, within many of the U.S. debates, best understood as certain kinds of impairment affecting a person’s capabilities to perform socially defined roles and functions within specific environments. We also argue that it is not the impairments per se that lead to claims about what we ought to do or… Read More »»