• Research Study One

    A Systematic Review and Case Study Analysis of Employer Practices related to Recruiting, Hiring, Training, Integrating, Retaining, and Promoting People with Disabilities

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  • Research Study Two

    Development and Validation of a Comprehensive Employment Outcome Measure

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  • Research Study Three

    An In-Depth Case Study of a Large Health Systems' Employer Practices to Promote Employment Outcomes: An Employer Led Intervention to Change Behavior

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  • Research Study Four

    An Analysis of Business Practices that Lead to Performance and Retention of People with Disabilities in the Workplace: A Demand Side Study

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Research Study 1

A Systematic Review and Case Study Analysis of Employer Practices related to Recruiting, Hiring, Training, Integrating, Retaining, and Promoting People with Disabilities

Read more

Research Study 2

Development and Validation of a Comprehensive Employment Outcome Measure
 

Read more

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 Behavior

Read 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 Study

Read more
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Dr. Paul Wehman, Director of VCU's Rehabilitation Research and Training Center, speaks about the employment of people with physical and intellectual disabilities.
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The United States Capitol Building

House Votes To End Subminimum Wage

For the first time, federal lawmakers have approved legislation that would end a practice allowing employers to pay people with disabilities less than minimum wage. The U.S. House of Representatives voted 231 to 199 Thursday to pass the Raise the Wage Act, a bill chiefly designed to increase the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2025. Tucked inside the legislation, however, is a provision that would phase out subminimum wage for workers with disabilities.

Crystal Hence and Jalen

Business Connections Spotlight

Crystal Hence has all the skills a good job coach should have. She is the sole job coach for Project SEARCH at St. Francis Medical Center, where she works with an average of six students at a time. She is persistent in her job leads and not shy about approaching employers.

Project Search student working in a hospital

RRTC EP - Employment Services

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.