Research Study 1
A Systematic Review and Case Study Analysis of Employer Practices related to Recruiting, Hiring, Training, Integrating, Retaining, and Promoting People with DisabilitiesRead more
Research Study 2
Development and Validation of a Comprehensive Employment Outcome Measure
Research Study 3
An In-Depth Case Study of a Large Health Systems' Employer Practices to Promote Employment Outcomes: An Employer Led Intervention to Change BehaviorRead more
Research Study 4
An Analysis of Business Practices that Lead to Performance and Retention of People with Disabilities in the Workplace: A Demand Side StudyRead more
These short videos highlight employers, job coaches, and individuals with disabilities in the workplace. Each of the videos give a snapshot of adults and transition aged youth working in competitive jobs. Employers share their experiences in working with individuals with disabilities.
Business Connections at VCU is a supported employment service provider for individuals in the Metro Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Warsaw areas, assisting individuals with disabilities with finding employment and providing ongoing support to clients who obtain employment. Established in 1983, the Virginia Commonwealth University RRTC provides resources for professionals, individuals with disabilities, and their representatives. Our team of nationally and internationally renowned researchers is committed to developing and advancing evidence-based practices to increase the hiring and retention for individuals with disabilities.
Disclosing Disability in the Employment Setting: Perspectives from Workers with Multiple Sclerosis - A 22-year old, fresh out of college, has just been hired to a company. Their professional career is just beginning when, even with few symptoms, the new employee is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Among the many decisions the young professional must make, is whether or not to disclose the disability to their employer. In this hypothetical scenario, what impact will this have on their career? Do the benefits of disclosing the information, such as accommodations, outweigh the perceived risks, such as termination of employment. This article explores and analyzes the decisions made by people with MS to disclose or not to disclose their disability and what considerations are made when making those decisions.