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“It makes me feel part of the society” JVR Research to Practice

How do people decide to seek employment while receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)? This webinar will present findings from a research study about the experiences of SSDI beneficiaries who received vocational rehabilitation (VR) services. The study found that employment decisions were not only financial but also based on a wide range of personal, social, and familial factors. The presentation will summarize themes from interviews with 48 consumers and share their stories about returning to work.

This session is pre-approved for 1 CESP CE Credits.

Speakers include: Allison Taylor

Allison B. Taylor is a Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts Boston, where she does qualitative and mixed-methods research and evaluation. With a background in sociocultural anthropology and clinical social work, her work covers areas such as employment, education, and community living for people with disabilities; trauma and mental health; and the experiences of immigrants and refugees. She is currently studying trauma-informed approaches in centers for independent living under a 2020-2021 Switzer research fellowship from NIDILRR.


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