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Advances in Autism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
Advances in Human Factors/Ergonomics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 89)
Advances in Mental Health and Learning Disabilities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Aequitas : Revue de Développement Humain, Handicap et Changement Social     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
African Journal of Disability     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Ageing & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
ALTER - European Journal of Disability Research / Revue Européenne de Recherche sur le Handicap     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
American Annals of the Deaf     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 58)
American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 67)
Aphasiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 61)
Assistive Technology: The Official Journal of RESNA     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Audiology     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Audiology - Communication Research     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Audiology Research     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Augmentative and Alternative Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50)
Autism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 351)
Autism & Developmental Language Impairments     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Autism in Adulthood     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Autism Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58)
Autism's Own     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
British Journal of Learning Disabilities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 102)
British Journal of Special Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54)
British Journal of Visual Impairment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Canadian Journal of Disability Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 39)
Deafness & Education International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Disability & Rehabilitation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 85)
Disability & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 90)
Disability and Health Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
Disability Compliance for Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Disability Studies Quarterly     Open Access   (Followers: 46)
Disability, CBR & Inclusive Development     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Distúrbios da Comunicação     Open Access  
Early Popular Visual Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
European Review of Aging and Physical Activity     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Health Expectations     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Hearing, Balance and Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Inclusion     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Indian Journal of Cerebral Palsy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 43)
Intellectual Disability Australasia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Audiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
International Journal of Developmental Disabilities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41)
International Journal of Disability Management Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 60)
International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
International Journal on Disability and Human Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Journal for Healthcare Quality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Journal of Accessibility and Design for All     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Adult Protection, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Aging and Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 53)
Journal of Assistive Technologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 94)
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Disability & Religion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Disability Policy Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Journal of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Enabling Technologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Gerontological Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Integrated Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 66)
Journal of Intellectual Disabilities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
Journal of Intellectual Disabilities and Offending Behaviour     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 55)
Journal of Intellectual Disability - Diagnosis and Treatment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Intellectual Disability Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 71)
Journal of Learning Disabilities and Offending Behaviour     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Intervention     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 56)
Journal of Policy and Practice In Intellectual Disabilities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 95)
Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Learning Disabilities : A Multidisciplinary Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Learning Disability Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
Mental Health Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
Music and Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 70)
Physical Disabilities : Education and Related Services     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Pró-Fono Revista de Atualização Científica     Open Access  
Public Policy and Aging Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Quality in Ageing and Older Adults     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47)
Research and Practice in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities     Hybrid Journal  
Revista Brasileira de Educação Especial     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Espaço     Open Access  
Revista Española de Discapacidad     Open Access  
Revista Médica Internacional sobre el Síndrome de Down     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Revue francophone de la déficience intellectuelle     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research     Open Access   (Followers: 27)
Sexuality and Disability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Siglo Cero. Revista Española sobre Discapacidad Intelectual     Open Access  
Sign Language Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Social Care and Neurodisability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Society and Mental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Speech Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Stigma and Health     Full-text available via subscription  
Stress     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Technical Aid to the Disabled Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Technology and Disability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Tizard Learning Disability Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
Topics in Language Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Visual Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Visual Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Visual Communication Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Visual Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Working with Older People     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)

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Journal of Disability Policy Studies
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  • Do Disability Policies Shape How People Perceive Work Limitation' An
           International Perspective
    • Authors: Na Yin, Frank Heiland
      Abstract: Journal of Disability Policy Studies, Ahead of Print.
      This study explored the role that cross-country disability policy differences play in shaping individuals’ work limitation reporting styles. We used anchoring vignettes available in comparable U.S. and European survey data to test and adjust for reporting differences in self-reported work limitation measures. We found that disability policy generosity scores showed statistically significant predictive power for respondents’ work limitation classification scales, with the association stronger and more statistically significant at the lower end and the middle of the scale. That is, respondents under more generous disability regimes tended to apply a more inclusive (i.e., lenient) scale in classifying a mild, moderate, or severe work limitation. Because there is no natural interpretation of the magnitude of the correlation, we conducted counterfactual policy simulations to illustrate the strength of the association; for example, if the United States were to adopt more generous disability policies such as those in Sweden, there might be an associated increase of more than 36 percentage points in the proportion of Americans aged 50 years and above reporting work limitation (of any severity). This research contributes to a better understanding of the role of disability policy in reporting heterogeneity in comparative disability research, an area that has been seldom studied.
      Citation: Journal of Disability Policy Studies
      PubDate: 2021-04-27T08:59:33Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10442073211010135
       
  • Barriers and Solutions to Passing State Legislation to Protect the Rights
           of Parents With Disabilities: Lessons From Interviews With Advocates,
           Attorneys, and Legislators
    • Authors: Sasha M. Albert, Robyn M. Powell, Jack Rubinstein
      Abstract: Journal of Disability Policy Studies, Ahead of Print.
      Parents with disabilities experience discrimination within the child welfare, family law, and adoption and foster care systems. In response, there have been increasing calls for states to pass legislation prohibiting discrimination against parents with disabilities, and as of 2020, 28 states have passed or are considering such legislation. This qualitative study explored the perspectives of 19 advocates, attorneys, and legislators on barriers and solutions for passing legislation to protect the rights of parents with disabilities. Participants identified three barriers: (a) legislators’ pejorative attitudes toward parents with disabilities, (b) external opposition, and (c) legislative barriers. Participants also identified eight solutions: (a) cross-disability advocacy, (b) education, (c) relationship-building, (d) bipartisanship, (e) support from state and national organizations, (f) strong sponsors, (g) incrementalism, and (h) model legislation. Study findings should help to inform ongoing legislative advocacy to protect the rights of parents with disabilities.
      Citation: Journal of Disability Policy Studies
      PubDate: 2021-04-23T12:11:03Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10442073211006394
       
  • A Comparative Overview of Disability-Related Employment Laws and Policies
           in 193 Countries
    • Authors: Jody Heymann, Elizabeth Wong, Willetta Waisath
      Abstract: Journal of Disability Policy Studies, Ahead of Print.
      People with disabilities experience significantly worse employment outcomes than individuals without disabilities. In a study of 91 countries, employment-to-population ratios were significantly lower for people with disabilities. Moreover, studies find clear evidence of discrimination in wages, training, and promotions. The United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD) commits countries to enact legislation prohibiting discrimination and guaranteeing reasonable accommodation. However, there has yet to be a global systematic analysis of the extent to which countries are upholding their CRPD commitments. We built the first global database to document employment-related legislative provisions in all countries for persons with disabilities. We report on non-discrimination protections and reasonable accommodation across all 193 UN member states. We find progress and ongoing gaps. Sixty-two percent of countries broadly prohibit disability-based employment discrimination, but far fewer prohibit indirect discrimination (33%) and harassment (30%). Just over half (52%) of countries guarantee reasonable accommodation to workers with disabilities. Similarly, just over half of countries (53%) do not prohibit pay discrimination or discrimination in promotion/demotion. In conclusion, we discuss the need to address gaps in national legislation and to enhance efforts to implement and enforce existing legal rights.
      Citation: Journal of Disability Policy Studies
      PubDate: 2021-04-17T10:11:48Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10442073211006396
       
  • Perceptions of District- and School-Level Special Education Leaders on
           Guardianship and Adult Decision-Making Support
    • Authors: Anthony J. Plotner, Charles B. Walters
      Abstract: Journal of Disability Policy Studies, Ahead of Print.
      There are many known barriers facing youth with disabilities as they make the transition from high school to their adult lives. One potential barrier receiving increased attention over the last 5 years is guardianship, the court petition-driven process by which adults with disabilities are declared incapacitated (i.e., unable to make or communicate decisions regarding their affairs). The result of this process is the appointment of a surrogate decision-maker known as a guardian. Depending on the nature of the court order, some rights like entering into contracts might transfer to the guardian, other rights may be retained by the “ward,” and other rights like marrying might be removed altogether. Guardianship has been framed as antithetical to the aims of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and contrary to research demonstrating the importance of self-determination for young adults with disabilities. Few studies, however, have examined the perspectives of professionals in special education leadership roles on issues related to special education, guardianship, self-determination, and alternatives to guardianship. This study surveyed professionals in district- and school-level special education leadership roles (N = 117) to examine their perspectives on what “should” be done and what is actually being done relative to issues surrounding guardianship in their district. Subsequent descriptive and inferential analyses show a stark incongruence between that which professionals value regarding this domain and the current reality of practice in their local areas. Salient findings with important implications for special education policy and future research are presented and discussed.
      Citation: Journal of Disability Policy Studies
      PubDate: 2021-04-13T08:51:59Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10442073211006395
       
  • Association Between Successful Aging Activities and Perceived Health Among
           Older Adults With Hearing and/or Vision Impairments
    • Authors: Othelia Lee, Junghyun Park
      Abstract: Journal of Disability Policy Studies, Ahead of Print.
      Due to the high prevalence of age-related sensory impairment (SI), this study examined the relative strength of the association between successful aging activities and perceived health among older adults with SI. A sample of adults aged 65 and older who experienced SI in vision and/or hearing was drawn from the 2015–2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (N = 2,084). Two aspects of successful aging were considered: employment status and religious participation. Of the total sample, 1,370 (65.7%) reported hearing impairment; 440 (21.1%), vision impairment; and 274 (13.1%) dual sensory impairment. Among the covariates, female gender, higher educational attainment, non-Hispanic White race, fewer chronic diseases, alcohol use, non-hospitalization, non-cigarette use, and no mobility challenges were associated with greater perceived health status. Working older adults with SI are more likely to perceive their health status as good compared with their unemployed counterparts (odds ratio [OR] = 2.43, p < .01). Religious participants with SI also perceive greater health (OR = 1.58, p < .01). For older adults with SI, ensuring that they participate in productive activities, such as employment or religious activities, may be important for their perceived health status and may lead to better overall health outcomes.
      Citation: Journal of Disability Policy Studies
      PubDate: 2021-03-08T06:20:31Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1044207321998353
       
  • Disability Type, Financial Capability, and Risky Asset Holding
    • Authors: Jing Jian Xiao, Barbara O’Neill
      Abstract: Journal of Disability Policy Studies, Ahead of Print.
      Risky financial asset holding is considered an indicator of financial well-being because risky asset holders are likely to accumulate more wealth than nonholders. Like the general population in the United States, many people with disabilities need long-term financial planning services. The purpose of this study was to examine whether disability type and financial capability are associated with risky asset holding of adults with disabilities. Using data from the 2015 National Financial Capability Study, we found that adults with different types of disabilities have different chances of holding risky assets. After controlling for financial capability, income, and other variables in the logistical model, people who are deaf or have difficulties running errands are more likely, while people with a work disability are less likely, than the mentally disabled to hold risky financial assets. In addition, two financial capability variables, objective financial knowledge, and desirable financial behavior, are positively associated with risky asset holding after controlling for other factors. Several disabilities, financial capability, and other factors showed differences in risky asset holding when lower-income and higher-income subsamples were examined.
      Citation: Journal of Disability Policy Studies
      PubDate: 2020-12-30T03:28:58Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1044207320981781
       
  • Differences in Self-Determination Across Disability Categories: Findings
           From National Longitudinal Transition Study 2012
    • Authors: Xueqin Qian, Karrie Shogren, Omolola A. Odejimi, Todd Little
      Abstract: Journal of Disability Policy Studies, Ahead of Print.
      Researchers have established variability in self-determination scores across disability groups, but most nationally representative research has used data collected over a decade ago from the National Longitudinal Transition Study 2 (NLTS2). To provide an updated analysis of differences in characteristics of self-determination (i.e., autonomy, psychological empowerment, self-realization) across disability groups, this study analyzed data from the recently completed National Longitudinal Transition Study 2012 (NLTS2012). The authors tested measurement equivalence across seven disability groups: high-incidence disabilities (learning disabilities, emotional disturbances, speech or language impairments, and other health impairments), sensory disabilities (visual and hearing impairment), multiple disabilities (multiple disabilities and deaf-blindness), intellectual disability, traumatic brain injury, orthopedic impairments, and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Students in the multiple disabilities, intellectual disability, and ASD groups showed lower self-determination scores compared with other disability groups. Greater variability was also found in scores among these groups. Implications for assessment research practice, and policy are highlighted.
      Citation: Journal of Disability Policy Studies
      PubDate: 2020-12-16T08:41:07Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1044207320964396
       
  • The Effect of School Funding on Opportunity Gaps for Students With
           Disabilities: Policy and Context in a Diverse Urban District
    • Authors: Rebecca A Cruz, Joon-Ho Lee, Alexandra G. Aylward, Catherine Kramarczuk Voulgarides
      Abstract: Journal of Disability Policy Studies, Ahead of Print.
      School finance reform has recently centered on providing schools with more equitable access to resources to reduce opportunity gaps for students. Although special education is often a prominent part of larger equity conversations, special education funding is commonly excluded from school funding reform initiatives. Given the costly nature of special education programs, it is imperative that scholars and policy makers understand the effects of funding changes on outcomes for these students. In this study, we examined the effect of California’s Local Control Funding Formula, in addition to school context and student compositional characteristics, to identify changes in special education students’ achievement rates. Using a combination of publicly available data sources and local district data, we assessed differences in academic outcomes (i.e., achievement scores) between elementary students with and without disabilities in both high- and low-poverty schools, given increases in spending for special education programs.
      Citation: Journal of Disability Policy Studies
      PubDate: 2020-11-06T11:18:38Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1044207320970545
       
  • The Inclusion of Persons With Disabilities in U.S. Foreign Policy
    • Authors: Valerie L. Karr, Ashley Van Edema, Megan McCloskey, Krista Geden, Jim Murphy, Uchenna Nwangu
      Abstract: Journal of Disability Policy Studies, Ahead of Print.
      Persons with disabilities living in developing countries look to the United States—the world’s largest contributor to Official Development Assistance (ODA) by volume—as a steadfast supporter of inclusion. This case study examined disability inclusion within the current policies and practices of four federal agencies responsible for either funding or executing U.S. foreign assistance activities. The agencies of interest were the U.S. Department of State (DOS), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Peace Corps (PC), and the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). Core areas of investigation were (a) agency disability policies and guidance, (b) the inclusion of persons with disabilities in foreign assistance programs, (c) the employment of persons with disabilities within federal agencies, and (d) physical accessibility of federal agencies. Key findings show that while some progress has been made in regard to the inclusion of persons with disabilities in U.S. foreign aid, a persistent lack of formal accountability measures impedes the inclusion of persons with disabilities diffusing responsibility and results within and across agencies.
      Citation: Journal of Disability Policy Studies
      PubDate: 2020-10-03T09:54:35Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1044207320959765
       
  • Perspectives on Health Policy From People With Disabilities
    • Authors: Sarah D. Smith, Jean P. Hall, Noelle K. Kurth
      Abstract: Journal of Disability Policy Studies, Ahead of Print.
      People with disabilities are marginalized and face barriers to participation in society, including political participation and representation. While data indicate that people with disabilities have similar political preferences to the overall American population, little research has been conducted to assess the health policy views of people with disabilities in their own words. This study uses qualitative data collected between 2017 and 2019 via 35 telephone interviews and 484 open-ended responses from a nationally representative survey to analyze what people with disabilities would like policymakers to know about health care and health insurance for people with disabilities. Results reveal that this population’s perceptions of social exclusion and stigma inform what they would like to tell policymakers. In addition, people with disabilities were largely supportive of Affordable Care Act features and framed expanded or universal access to health care as a human right or a moral issue.
      Citation: Journal of Disability Policy Studies
      PubDate: 2020-09-30T12:14:36Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1044207320956679
       
  • Disproportionate Corporal Punishment of Students With Disabilities and
           Black and Hispanic Students
    • Authors: Ashley S. MacSuga-Gage, Nicholas A. Gage, Antonis Katsiyannis, Shanna E. Hirsch, Hannah Kisner
      Abstract: Journal of Disability Policy Studies, Ahead of Print.
      Maintaining a safe and orderly school environment is challenging. In response, some schools resort to aversive punishments, including corporal punishment. Limited research has examined whether or not corporal punishment is disproportionately administered to certain students, particularly students with disabilities and black and Hispanic students. Therefore, we leveraged the most recent U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights data from the 2015–2016 school-year to evaluate disproportionate corporal punishment. We restricted the data to schools that reported at least 10 corporal punishment incidents and calculated risk ratios comparing students with disabilities to students without disabilities, and black and Hispanic students to white student. Then we estimated a series of robust variance estimation metaregression models and found evidence of statistically significant disproportionate corporal punishment administered to students with disabilities and black students. The largest risk ratio was for students with disabilities, indicating that they are much more likely to receive corporal punishment.
      Citation: Journal of Disability Policy Studies
      PubDate: 2020-08-28T05:09:46Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1044207320949960
       
  • Application of the World Café to Disability Issues: A Systematic
           Review
    • Authors: Jennifer L. Bumble, Erik W. Carter
      Abstract: Journal of Disability Policy Studies, Ahead of Print.
      Improving outcomes for individuals with disabilities requires collaborative and comprehensive efforts to address barriers at the community level. The World Café is often advocated as a community-engagement approach for bringing an assortment of community members (e.g., professionals, civic leaders, families, neighbors) into solutions-focused discussions about pressing local issues. This systematic review examined how the World Café has been applied specifically to disability issues. A literature search yielded 28 studies from six countries reporting on 139 World Café events involving more than 4,600 community members. The events focused on a variety of disability categories and spanned multiple topics (e.g., integrated employment, approaches to service delivery, school- and community-based supports, community inclusion, disability awareness). Findings provide important insight into the diverse applications of this model, and how researchers and practitioners might use the World Café to inform local initiatives affecting individuals with disabilities and their families.
      Citation: Journal of Disability Policy Studies
      PubDate: 2020-08-24T10:38:58Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1044207320949962
       
  • From NCLB to ESSA: Implications for Teacher Preparation and Policy
    • Authors: Ambra L. Green, Jennifer McKenzie, Timothy J. Lewis, Apryl L. Poch
      Abstract: Journal of Disability Policy Studies, Ahead of Print.
      With the 2001 reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the term highly qualified teacher (HQT) became an important component of teacher licensure, including for special educators. However, when ESEA was reauthorized in 2015 as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the highly qualified regulations were removed. The purpose of this study was to look back at the historical record of policy implementation of HQT and compare the record across states to provide implications for teacher preparation and licensure policy in the era of ESSA. This was accomplished through a review of the history of special education teacher licensure and completion of a comprehensive analysis of state licensure requirements under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act. Despite a general consistency across three domains (i.e., degree, examination, and licensure) of the highly qualified statute, inconsistencies among states at both the elementary and secondary levels of special educator licensure may yield significant challenges related to the impact of teacher quality on student outcomes. Better understanding of these challenges is important as policymakers will be better able to make decisions regarding what teachers need to know prior to entering the field to meet students’ needs and generate student achievement.
      Citation: Journal of Disability Policy Studies
      PubDate: 2020-08-06T09:07:33Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1044207320945397
       
  • Transition Into Adulthood With Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Longitudinal
           Population Cohort Study of Socioeconomic Outcomes
    • Authors: Michael Beenstock, Ofir Pinto, Arie Rimmerman
      Abstract: Journal of Disability Policy Studies, Ahead of Print.
      This longitudinal population cohort study tracks the transition of 1,405 adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) into adulthood, and highlights functional and social skills as core predictors of social outcomes (tertiary education, civic volunteering, and employment). Applying regression methods with sample selectivity to administrative data records obtained from Israel’s National Insurance Institute, we show that these outcomes are not highly correlated, suggesting that the high/low functioning dichotomy frequently used to categorize individuals with ASD is not supported by these data. We show that there is no causal relation between civic volunteering at an earlier stage and subsequent participation in tertiary education. This suggests that the traditional sequential model of developmental disability does not apply to ASD, and that the social-functional model of disability seems more applicable. We also show that functional and social severity vary inversely with year of diagnosis, due probably to the application of more liberal diagnostic standards. Disability among successive birth cohorts has been decreasing and is expected to decrease further in the future. Parents’ income has only a modest beneficial association with the transition into adulthood, and socioeconomic environments have no effect at all. Findings are discussed with respect to policy and practice.
      Citation: Journal of Disability Policy Studies
      PubDate: 2020-08-06T09:07:03Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1044207320943590
       
  • The Marrakesh Treaty
    • Authors: Cynthia Vleugels
      Abstract: Journal of Disability Policy Studies, Ahead of Print.
      According to the World Blind Union, only 7% of the world’s published books are ever made into an accessible format. This article examines the development of a treaty lead by the World Intellectual Property Organization with hopes of removing some of the barriers to access across the globe. Through explaining the development and history of what became known simply as the Marrakesh Treaty, this article highlights the initial publicity, human rights issues, and lawmaking battles that lead to the United States ultimately agreeing to participate.
      Citation: Journal of Disability Policy Studies
      PubDate: 2020-07-24T11:22:16Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1044207320937419
       
  • The ACA Medicaid Expansions and Employment of Adults With Disabilities
    • Authors: Purvi Sevak, Jody Schimmel Hyde
      Abstract: Journal of Disability Policy Studies, Ahead of Print.
      The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 substantially expanded the availability of health insurance coverage, particularly for adults with disabilities. One notable change was the option for states to offer Medicaid coverage to adults with household incomes that were below 138% of the federal poverty line; most but not all states expanded Medicaid to this population. This article investigates whether states that expanded Medicaid coverage through the ACA in 2014—the first year that expansion was possible under the ACA, and the year that most states opted to expand—experienced differential changes in the employment rate of adults with disabilities relative to states that did not expand Medicaid. Using nationally representative data from the American Community Survey, we do not find evidence that the postexpansion employment trend in Medicaid expansion states was significantly different from that trend in states that did not expand Medicaid.
      Citation: Journal of Disability Policy Studies
      PubDate: 2020-07-24T11:22:12Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1044207320943554
       
  • Productivity-Based Wages and Employment of People With Disabilities:
           International Usage and Policy Considerations
    • Authors: Rosemary Lysaght, Nicole Bobbette, Maria Agostina Ciampa
      Abstract: Journal of Disability Policy Studies, Ahead of Print.
      The legal requirement for employers to compensate workers at standard market wages, even if their work falls below competitive levels, is cited as a barrier to job entry for people with high support needs. Productivity-based wage systems have been implemented in some jurisdictions with a goal of addressing this challenge by providing an option for paying workers at rates commensurate with work output. This scoping review explored the international use of productivity-based wage systems, the theoretical and practical arguments that have been advanced for and against productivity-based wage systems, and the relative impact of such policies on employment outcomes. The review followed the procedures outlined by Arksey and O’Malley and included papers published from 2008 to 2017. The search identified 27 papers that were pertinent to at least one of the research questions. Only three countries emerged in the literature as having discernable productivity-based wage policies: Australia, Israel, and the United States. Limited evaluative evidence was identified on the impact of productivity-based wage systems on employment outcomes. There is, however, a robust debate evident concerning the socioeconomic, moral, and legal implications of this practice. Ongoing research is needed to inform policy on this contentious issue.
      Citation: Journal of Disability Policy Studies
      PubDate: 2020-07-24T11:22:08Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1044207320943605
       
  • Parental Experiences of Engaging With the National Disability Insurance
           Scheme for Their Children: A Systematic Literature Review
    • Authors: Fiona Russo, Charlotte Brownlow, Tanya Machin
      Abstract: Journal of Disability Policy Studies, Ahead of Print.
      The Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) reached full national implementation in July 2019. It supports Australians with disabilities via individualized funding packages for disability-specific services and assistive technology. This systematic review of literature presents research describing the experiences of parents of children with disabilities in accessing and participating in the fledgling NDIS and makes recommendations to assist the Agency in better supporting new participant families.
      Citation: Journal of Disability Policy Studies
      PubDate: 2020-07-24T10:56:13Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1044207320943607
       
  • Organizational Policies and Personnel Factors That Are Incentives for and
           Challenges to Collaboration as Identified by Statewide Transition
           Supervisors
    • Authors: Kathleen Marie Oertle, Sheryl Bobroff, Caren L. Sax
      Abstract: Journal of Disability Policy Studies, Ahead of Print.
      In the United States, the Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act (2004) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (2014) require special educators and vocational rehabilitation counselors to plan and coordinate transition services for students with disabilities. Regardless of the legislative mandates, major challenges remain for effective collaboration. The purpose of this study was to investigate statewide special education and vocational rehabilitation counseling transition supervisors’ insights on the policies that promote or present barriers to effective collaboration. Forty-eight statewide transition supervisors wrote a total of 175 comments that were analyzed using inductive content analysis. Organizational and personnel factors were identified, and specific examples of noteworthy indicators of collaboration are presented. Recommendations are offered to address the lack of policies and incentives for transition collaboration.
      Citation: Journal of Disability Policy Studies
      PubDate: 2020-07-23T09:56:16Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1044207320943544
       
  • The Ontario Disability Support Program Work Exit Process: Parallels to a
           Hostage Negotiation
    • Authors: Pamela Lahey, Bonnie Kirsh, Emile Tompa, Joy MacDermid, Rebecca E. Gewurtz
      Abstract: Journal of Disability Policy Studies, Ahead of Print.
      There is a lack of empirical data on the experiences of people with mental illness (PMI) who transition from welfare to work, or how policy programs are designed to facilitate this outcome. We explore the factors that facilitate or hinder PMI from exiting disability income support programs in Ontario, Canada. Drawing on a grounded theory approach, we examine the process of exiting the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP). Data were collected from semi-structured interviews with current and former recipients with mental illness, service providers who support current and former recipients, and ministry staff. A metaphor for the work exit process emerged with four embedded themes: (a) picking yourself back up, (b) breaking the rules to get ahead, (c) stabilizing illness for employment success, and (d) displaying resiliency and resourcefulness for successful exits. The main finding is that system supports are not the determining factors in a successful transition. Rather, participants describe how recipients exit for employment by leveraging personal resources to successfully transition off income support benefits. A system redesign is needed to address the inherent tension between social and health programs if the policy intent is to promote successful welfare-to-work transitions for PMI.
      Citation: Journal of Disability Policy Studies
      PubDate: 2020-07-23T09:45:22Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1044207320944609
       
  • Is Special Education Improving' Case Evidence From New York City
    • Authors: Leanna Stiefel, Michael Gottfried, Menbere Shiferaw, Amy Schwartz
      Abstract: Journal of Disability Policy Studies, Ahead of Print.
      In this study, we assess changes in the education of students with disabilities (SWDs) in the nation’s largest school district, New York City (NYC), over the decade 2005–2015. Specifically, we examine progress toward the twin legislative goals of both the federal Individuals with Disability Education Act (IDEA) and NYC district goals of (a) including SWDs in general education settings and (b) improving their academic performance. We find that the inclusion of SWDs with their general education peers (GENs) has increased in elementary and middle schools, but decreased in high school. Furthermore, although more SWDs are completing high school, their graduation rate remains considerably below that of GENs (50% vs. 80%). In assessing these patterns, we provide empirical evidence of the changing context of education in NYC before, during, and after policy changes that affected special education.
      Citation: Journal of Disability Policy Studies
      PubDate: 2020-07-18T08:29:51Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1044207320934810
       
  • The Role of Nonattorney Representation in the SSDI Determination Process:
           A Case Study of One Prominent Intermediary
    • Authors: Dara Lee Luca, Yonatan Ben-Shalom
      Abstract: Journal of Disability Policy Studies, Ahead of Print.
      Intermediary organizations that provide nonattorney representation services to people applying for Social Security Administration (SSA) disability benefits are a prominent but understudied part of the disability landscape. A better understanding of these intermediaries and their clients can help to inform policies that influence the extent to which intermediaries support or impede SSA’s disability determination processes. This article describes how one prominent nonattorney intermediary screens potential clients and supports actual clients throughout the application process for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. We describe the intermediary’s operations and the characteristics of its clients and compare the characteristics and outcomes of the intermediary’s awardees with all SSDI awardees. Our findings point to one important avenue through which people enter SSDI and suggest some policy options that could improve the entry process and identify employment supports that might serve as alternatives to SSDI.
      Citation: Journal of Disability Policy Studies
      PubDate: 2020-07-13T09:16:36Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1044207320933540
       
  • Estimating the Impact of Design Standards on the Rigor of a Subset of
           Single-Case Research
    • Authors: Collin Shepley, Kathleen N. Zimmerman, Kevin M. Ayres
      Abstract: Journal of Disability Policy Studies, Ahead of Print.
      The implementation of research-based practices by teachers in public school classrooms is required under federal law as expressed in the Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004. To aid teachers in identifying such practices, researchers conduct systematic reviews of the educational literature. Although recent attention has been given to changes in the quality of these reviews, there has been minimal discussion about changes in the quality of the studies that comprise them. Specifically, to what extent have educational policies leading to the creation of experimental design standards resulted in a change in the rigor of educational research' Using a subset of the single-case literature commonly published in special education journals, we estimate the impact of What Works Clearinghouse single-case design standards on the trend in the rigor of single-case studies using a comparative interrupted time series framework. Within this subset of single-case studies, our estimation strategy did not detect a change in the trend of the rigor of single-case research following the establishment of What Works Clearinghouse single-case design standards. Implications are discussed for practitioners and researchers. Study data, syntax, and supplemental materials are available for public use at https://osf.io/xp7wv/.
      Citation: Journal of Disability Policy Studies
      PubDate: 2020-06-27T05:58:34Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1044207320934048
       
  • High School Students With Emotional and Behavioral Disorders Perceptions
           of School Climate
    • Authors: Nicholas A. Gage, Dennis A. Kramer, Kaci Ellis
      Abstract: Journal of Disability Policy Studies, Ahead of Print.
      Students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBDs), particularly those in high school, present myriad challenges for educators. Although research suggests that students with EBDs experience schooling differently than their peers, few studies have examined differences in perceptions of school climate. School climate is a multidimensional construct consisting of students’ perceptions of physical and social school environments. To address this gap, we leveraged school climate data from more than 350,000 high school students, including more than 5,000 with or at risk for EBDs, in Georgia. We estimated a series of multilevel models and found that students with or at risk for EBDs consistently report more negative perceptions of school climate than their peers across all school climate domains. We also examined whether individualized education program (IEP) services affected perceptions for students with EBDs, finding more positive perceptions for some domains for students with IEP services for EBDs compared with students with EBDs, but no IEP services. Implications and limitations are then discussed.
      Citation: Journal of Disability Policy Studies
      PubDate: 2020-06-27T05:58:33Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1044207320934800
       
  • Age of Majority and Alternatives to Guardianship: A Necessary Amendment to
           the Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004
    • Authors: Sheida K. Raley, Karrie A. Shogren, Jonathan G. Martinis, Michael L. Wehmeyer
      Abstract: Journal of Disability Policy Studies, Ahead of Print.
      Federal law requires that schools provide students receiving special education services and their parents/guardians with notice, 1 year before the student reaches the age of majority, that all of the educational rights previously afforded to the parents/guardians will transfer to the student once they reach the age of majority. During this “transfer-of-rights” period, educational professionals often advise parents/guardians to seek legal guardianship over the student with disabilities without providing information about other options. As a result, many parents/guardians seek guardianship without knowing about or exploring less-restrictive alternatives that could help students retain their legal rights, provide opportunities to enhance self-determination, and build community participation skills that benefit them in school and as adults. This article will (a) provide an overview of the use and impact of guardianship and describe recent advances in developing and implementing less-restrictive alternatives to guardianship and (b) advocate for an amendment to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 that will require schools to provide students and their families with information about the full range of decision-making options during the “transfer-of-rights” period.
      Citation: Journal of Disability Policy Studies
      PubDate: 2020-06-26T04:02:23Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1044207320932581
       
  • State Systemic Improvement Planning: Impact on System and Student Outcomes
    • Authors: Dawn A. Rowe, Catherine H. Fowler, Cesar D’Agord, Frank Horiuchi, Miles Kawatachi, Genee C. Norbert, Selete K. Avoke
      Abstract: Journal of Disability Policy Studies, Ahead of Print.
      In the wake of reports of continued gaps between youth with and without disabilities in regard to graduation rates and postschool outcomes, the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE), Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) began examining their process for monitoring state implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA). OSEP’s revised accountability system, known as Results-Driven Accountability, better aligns accountability systems to support states in improving results for infants, toddlers, and youth with disabilities and their families. Currently required from states, is a comprehensive multiyear State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) focused on improving results for students with disabilities. The purpose of this article is to describe the phases of the SSIP and provide an example of how this new accountability system is working in the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI). As with all other states, territories, and freely associated states, RMI is required to develop and implement an SSIP.
      Citation: Journal of Disability Policy Studies
      PubDate: 2020-06-25T12:58:01Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1044207320932548
       
  • Social Security Disability Benefits: Characteristics of the Approved and
           Denied Populations
    • Authors: David A. Weaver
      Abstract: Journal of Disability Policy Studies, Ahead of Print.
      Using new data from the 2014 Survey of Income and Program Participation, I estimate that about 24 million individuals between the ages of 18 and 66 years have applied for Social Security disability benefits at some point in their lives. This population is about evenly divided among those who have ever received benefits from the program (beneficiaries) and those who have been denied. Those who have been denied benefits have only somewhat more favorable health circumstances than beneficiaries. Furthermore, relative to the general working age population, I find that the denied group has a high rate of poor health, high levels of poverty, and limited earnings. I also examine subpopulations of the denied group, finding that those who have been denied Social Security but who have received Supplemental Security Income disability face less favorable circumstances and those who have been denied Social Security but who have received Veterans Affairs, Workers Compensation, or private disability benefits have more favorable circumstances. Currently, no federal program or policy specifically targets work, health, or poverty outcomes of the denied Social Security population. Possible initiatives to improve outcomes, however, would need to take into account the underlying health conditions and work capacity of the population documented in this study.
      Citation: Journal of Disability Policy Studies
      PubDate: 2020-06-24T11:08:43Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1044207320933538
       
  • Diverse Perspectives on Transition to Adulthood Among Families: A
           Qualitative Exploration
    • Authors: Courtney L. Wilt, Kara Hirano, Mary E. Morningstar
      Abstract: Journal of Disability Policy Studies, Ahead of Print.
      Family engagement is an essential aspect of preparing for the transition to adulthood for youth with disabilities. The purpose of this study was threefold: (a) describe the supports historically marginalized families of students with disabilities draw upon, (b) understand family decision-making when engaging with schools and agencies, and (c) determine whether supports provided by a local Parent Training and Information Center (PTI) were perceived as effective for historically marginalized groups of families. The sample comprised 36 parents of children and adolescents with disabilities who participated in focus groups or interviews. A qualitative analysis revealed several interacting influences associated with family decision-making and advocacy as their children transitioned to adulthood. Implications for policy and practice toward addressing family engagement with schools and communities are described.
      Citation: Journal of Disability Policy Studies
      PubDate: 2020-06-24T11:08:13Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1044207320934098
       
  • Disability Policy and Active Citizenship: The Case of Australia’s
           National Disability Insurance Scheme
    • Authors: Timothy Earle, Normand Boucher
      Abstract: Journal of Disability Policy Studies, Ahead of Print.
      In this article, we illustrate how Australia’s new National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) extends the active citizenship of people with disabilities. This is done by examining how the NDIS changes their relation between persons with disabilities and to the welfare state, and through an analysis of its eligibility criteria and needs assessment planning. The support provided and the way in which it is provided reproduce a particular understanding of disability that has a direct influence on the roles assigned to people with disabilities in society as well as on their opportunities to exercise their rights as active citizens. This is important because the implementation of NDIS in Australia is likely to influence the development of disability policy on a global level. Understanding how its mechanisms restricts or facilitates citizenship is therefore crucial.
      Citation: Journal of Disability Policy Studies
      PubDate: 2020-06-13T06:13:43Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1044207320932277
       
  • Absenteeism and Presenteeism Among American Workers
    • Authors: Nicole A. Maestas, Kathleen J. Mullen, Stephanie Rennane
      Abstract: Journal of Disability Policy Studies, Ahead of Print.
      Recent policy proposals for early intervention argue that health and workplace supports may be more effective if they are provided soon after the onset of a disabling condition, before an individual has completely stopped working. One challenge in developing effective early intervention programs, however, is identifying workers who may benefit from this type of assistance. Chronic absence from work or presenteeism (working while sick) could signal a worker has begun transitioning out of the labor force and may benefit from early intervention. We analyze the relationship between absences, presenteeism, and work outcomes using data from the American Working Conditions Survey. We find absences and productivity losses when working while sick are quite low on average, and absenteeism and presenteeism are highly positively correlated. We find no relationship between subsequent work outcomes and either absences or presenteeism except for individuals in the extreme right tail (95th percentile) of the absence distribution, who also engage in presenteeism. Those workers with extremely high absence rates and presenteeism have an 80% higher probability of labor force exit 3 years later. Our findings suggest that workers with many absences could be a useful group to target for early interventions and accommodations.
      Citation: Journal of Disability Policy Studies
      PubDate: 2020-06-13T06:12:23Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1044207320933211
       
  • Employees With Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Digitized Work
           Environment: Perspectives for the Future
    • Authors: Michał T. Tomczak
      First page: 195
      Abstract: Journal of Disability Policy Studies, Ahead of Print.
      The aim of this article is to examine the opportunities for employees with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), arising from digital technology (DT) development. The author discusses assistive technology (AT) as a mean of creating a better work environment, making the digitized workplace more friendly for people with ASD. A possible solution of communication problems is replacing the interpersonal communication between employees with electronic (non-direct) forms of communication, such as online communicators or chatbots. Another solution is the implementation of wearable electronic systems, monitoring stress levels and facilitating effective stress control. In the future, the whole digitized workplace could be designed according to a “smart workplace” concept. Sensors recording various human body parameters could be connected to a network with sensors recording physical parameters of the work environment (temperature, humidity, noise, smell, sunlight exposure) and also with controllers of its values, adjusting it dynamically to reduce distracting factors. As a result, communication, stress management, and sensory sensitiveness problems could be limited, improving the work comfort of people with ASD, and their colleagues. The pertinence of solutions proposed was also confirmed by the experts interviewed in the field who were asked to assess it in the context of future implementation.
      Citation: Journal of Disability Policy Studies
      PubDate: 2020-05-18T06:37:55Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1044207320919945
       
  • How Poor Are People With Disabilities' Evidence Based on the Global
           Multidimensional Poverty Index
    • Authors: Monica Pinilla-Roncancio, Sabina Alkire
      First page: 206
      Abstract: Journal of Disability Policy Studies, Ahead of Print.
      People with disabilities and their families have been recognized as a high-risk population for poverty. Although the number of studies analyzing the levels of poverty of this group has increased, there is still a lack of empirical evidence that establishes whether and how people with disabilities are significantly poorer than families with no disabled members. This study analyses the levels of multidimensional poverty of people living in households with members with disabilities in 11 low- and middle-income countries in different regions of the world, using the global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI). The results reveal that in five of the 11 countries people living in households with disabled members face higher levels of multidimensional poverty compared with people without disabilities. In addition, we found that differences between the levels of poverty were larger in middle-income countries than in low-income countries, revealing the existence of a development disability gap.
      Citation: Journal of Disability Policy Studies
      PubDate: 2020-05-18T06:40:15Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1044207320919942
       
  • High School English Language Arts Teachers and Postsecondary Outcomes for
           Students With and Without Disabilities
    • Authors: Roddy J. Theobald, Dan D. Goldhaber, Trevor M. Gratz, Kristian L. Holden
      First page: 217
      Abstract: Journal of Disability Policy Studies, Ahead of Print.
      We used longitudinal data on high school students in Washington State to assess the relationships between English Language Arts (ELA) teacher qualifications and the high school and postsecondary outcomes of their students, and whether these relationships differed for students with and without disabilities. We found that students assigned to 10th-grade ELA teachers with higher value added had better test scores, were more likely to graduate on-time, and were more likely to attend and graduate from a 4-year college than observably similar students assigned to 10th-grade ELA teachers with lower value added. We also found that many of these relationships varied for students with and without disabilities, as 10th-grade ELA teacher value added was more positively predictive of on-time graduation and 4-year college attendance for students without disabilities, but more positively predictive of 2-year college attendance and employment within 2 years of graduation for students with disabilities.
      Citation: Journal of Disability Policy Studies
      PubDate: 2020-05-23T08:55:31Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1044207320919899
       
  • Leveraging the Power of Context in Disability Policy Development,
           Implementation, and Evaluation: Multiple Applications to Enhance Personal
           Outcomes
    • Authors: Karrie A. Shogren, Ruth Luckasson, Robert L. Schalock
      First page: 230
      Abstract: Journal of Disability Policy Studies, Ahead of Print.
      The article provides an overview and integration of work examining the multiple applications of context to enhancing personal outcomes, with a focus on how a clearer understanding of context can be leveraged in disability policy development, implementation, and evaluation. Specifically, a clear operational definition of context and an empirically based conceptual model of context are presented, followed by an approach to the analysis or measurement of context, and guidelines for applying an understanding of context to enhance personal outcomes through policy development, implementation, and evaluation. The article concludes with a discussion of five specific actions that can be taken to leverage the power of context.
      Citation: Journal of Disability Policy Studies
      PubDate: 2020-05-27T07:37:04Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1044207320923656
       
  • Disability, Federal Disability Benefits, and Health Care Access After the
           Affordable Care Act
    • Authors: Lawrence C. Pellegrini, Kimberley H. Geissler
      First page: 244
      Abstract: Journal of Disability Policy Studies, Ahead of Print.
      Limited research considers whether differences in health care access and utilization exist for individuals with a disability with and without receipt of federal disability benefits in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) era. National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) data (2014–2016) are used to estimate the relationship between federal disability benefit receipt and health care access and utilization for individuals with a disability, controlling for disability benefit application, and predisposing, enabling, and need characteristics. Study results show that individuals with a disability receiving federal disability benefits have increased odds of seeing any provider (odds ratio [OR]: 1.50; 95% confidence interval [CI] = [1.12, 2.01]) and decreased odds of worrying about the costs of health care (OR: 0.68; 95% CI = [0.57, 0.80]) and delaying needed medical care due to costs (OR: 0.50; 95% CI = [0.42, 0.61]) versus nonrecipients with a disability. Findings highlight the continued importance to address disabled nonrecipients’ health care access and utilization barriers in the post-ACA period.
      Citation: Journal of Disability Policy Studies
      PubDate: 2020-05-29T12:13:08Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1044207320919959
       
 
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