Assisting individuals with disabilities to become socially included in the workplace is an important rehabilitation goal. This article reports the results of a descriptive study of the workplace cultures where individuals with disabilities are employed, the inclusion of employees within those cultures, the strategies used by employment specialists to promote inclusion, and the barriers encountered in the process. Employment specialists reported about twice as many barriers as strategies, indicating that they viewed most inclusion difficulties as beyond their role and function.
Hagner, David, Dague, Bryan, and Phillips, Kimberly. (2015). Including Employees With Disabilities in Workplace Cultures
Strategies and Barriers. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 58, 195-202.