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Published in: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation 2/2024

08-06-2024 | Editorial

Introduction to Special Issue: The New Frontier of Disability Employment on the 50th Anniversary of the Rehabilitation Act

Authors: Lisa Schur, Mason Ameri, Douglas Kruse, Peter Blanck

Published in: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation | Issue 2/2024

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The 1973 Rehabilitation Act was the first national law establishing civil rights protections for people with disabilities. It was a watershed change from past policies, which were primarily based on social welfare or charitable models designed to alleviate some of the economic disadvantages associated with disability. In contrast to prior laws, the Rehabilitation Act established rights for people with disabilities by mandating equal access to public services and prohibiting disability discrimination by federal agencies, federal contractors, and programs receiving federal funds. …
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Metadata
Title
Introduction to Special Issue: The New Frontier of Disability Employment on the 50th Anniversary of the Rehabilitation Act
Authors
Lisa Schur
Mason Ameri
Douglas Kruse
Peter Blanck
Publication date
08-06-2024
Publisher
Springer US
Published in
Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation / Issue 2/2024
Print ISSN: 1053-0487
Electronic ISSN: 1573-3688
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10926-024-10208-9

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