Research on Employment for People with Physical Disabilities

Virginia Commonwealth University - Rehabilitation Research and Training Center


Are you a young person with a physical disability (currently 18 to 24 years old?)
·         Are you working?
·         Are you not working but want to work?
·         Would you like to talk about your work experiences?
·         Can you share 90 minutes to talk on the phone?


You will receive a $50 gift card to use wherever Visa or MasterCard is accepted for your time if you participate in the phone call.




If the answer to these questions is yes, the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Employment of People with Physical Disabilities wants to talk with you!  They want to talk with people who are transition age youth with physical disabilities? They want to know from you what helped you find or keep a job, and what experiences you face when job hunting.  Note: Physical disabilities may include but are not limited to spinal cord injuries, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and other physical disabilities.


These focus groups will be held over the telephone.  You will receive a toll free number if you agree to participate. Everything you talk about with the RRTC will be confidential!


While your participation will not help you find a job or help with your current job, your input is very important!  The information that you provide will be very valuable in the development of RRTC resources on work for individuals with physical disabilities, their support systems, employers, and policy makers.  If you decide to participate, the consent process is easy and online at:



If you need any accommodation to participate, please contact Katherine Inge at or by phone at 804-828-5956.