"Employers' attitudes toward hiring persons with disabilities and vocational rehabilitation services"
Gilbride, Dennis D.
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This article describes a study of employers' attitudes toward hiring people with disabilities and toward the state Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agency. The study examined attitudes of employers in two states, one in the Midwest and one in the Southeast. In all cases, en-~ployers were known to have hired people with disabilities and to have worked with the state VR agency. The study found that employers stated that they were glad they hired the person they did, but expressed reservations about hiring people with certain types of disabilities. Employers did not express a high degree of knowledge about the state VR program, and satisfaction with VR was mixed.
Robert Stensrud is Association Professor of Education, National Rehabilitation Institute, Vocational Rehabilitation in the School of Education at Drake University. He can be contacted at email@example.com