Employment Issues Pennsylvania State University and Temple University are taking the major responsibility for addressing the NIDRR priority related to issues of employment for individuals who rely on AAC. Two major projects are investigating barriers and supports needed for successful employment and disseminating this important information to the AAC community. In addition, ... Article
Article  |   August 01, 2002
Employment Issues
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • David McNaughton
    Department of Educational and School Psychology and Special Education, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
  • Diane Nelson Bryen
    Pennylvania’s University, Center for Excellence in Development Disabilities, Temple University, Philadelphia
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Augmentative & Alternative Communication / Professional Issues & Training / Articles
Article   |   August 01, 2002
Employment Issues
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, August 2002, Vol. 11, 5-8. doi:10.1044/aac11.2.5
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, August 2002, Vol. 11, 5-8. doi:10.1044/aac11.2.5
Pennsylvania State University and Temple University are taking the major responsibility for addressing the NIDRR priority related to issues of employment for individuals who rely on AAC. Two major projects are investigating barriers and supports needed for successful employment and disseminating this important information to the AAC community. In addition, these researchers are collaborating with the University at Buffalo and the University of Dundee in the area of employment to address the many issues being identified.
Purpose: A total of seven studies are being conducted to gather information on the experiences of employed individuals who use AAC. The researchers are also working with the individuals who support employed AAC users in an effort to obtain information about successful strategies for obtaining and maintaining employment.
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