Aging with disability in the workplace.

TitleAging with disability in the workplace.
Publication TypeJournal Article
AuthorsJohnson KL, Brown PA, Knaster ES
JournalPhysical medicine and rehabilitation clinics of North America
Date Published2010 May
Aged, Aging, Disability Evaluation, Disabled Persons, Employment, Employment, Supported, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophies, Postpoliomyelitis Syndrome, Program Evaluation, Quality of Life, Rehabilitation, Vocational, Spinal Cord Injuries, United States, Workplace

Aging with disabilities, such as multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, muscular dystrophy, and postpolio syndrome, can lead to barriers to participation, including employment barriers. Many individuals develop strategies for overcoming these barriers that may become less successful as they experience more secondary conditions concomitant with the aging process. Rehabilitation professionals can help to overcome barriers to workplace participation and should work with clients to enhance employment outcomes.

PubMed ID20494276