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CIRRIE database of international rehabilitation research

January 2006

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Includes references to over 24,000 materials about international rehabilitation research conducted outside the USA. Most of the references include abstracts or links to the full text of the material. The database offers a detailed search facility allowing users to select broad, narrow or related search terms from a detailed thesaurus, as well as specify geographical region, language, or year of publication of materials. A very useful database, materials indexed are mainly articles from a wide range of journals including 'Disability and Rehabilitation', 'Asia and Pacific Journal on Disabilty', and 'International Journal of Rehabilitation Research'. In addition to indexing from mainstream journals and internet sites, CIRRIE also includes citations to resources not readily available to U.S. researchers

Employment leads to independent living and self-advocacy : a comparative study of employed and unemployed persons with cognitive disabilities

SHARMA, Raj Narayan
SINGH, Shobra
KUTTY, A T Thressia

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[Authors' abstract] : The main purpose of this study was to measure the effect of employment on independent living and self-advocacy of persons with cognitive disabilities. The other purposes of the paper were to measure the effect of severity of disability and type of employment, on self-advocacy skills and independent living skills. A ten item-five point rating scale was developed to measure the independence level and self advocacy of persons with cognitive disabilities. A qualitative and quantitative study of fifty unemployed and fifty employed persons with cognitive disabilities was carried out. The results were statistically analysed and a significant difference was found between the groups, with the unemployed persons with cognitive disabilities scoring significantly lower in independent living and self-advocacy skills. Those in open employment showed more independent living and self-advocacy skills than those in group employment. The practical implications of the findings of this study are discussed

Disability and transition to adulthood : achieving independent living

HENDEY, Nicola
PASCALL, Gillian
et al

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This resource examines key structures which can help disabled people with the transition to adulthood. By starting with families and then expanding to wider social structures such as education, housing, work and benefit provisions, each chapter highlights the respondents who achieve paid employment and independent living


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