Career and Life Style Planning in Vocational Rehabilitation Settings

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Book Chapter

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In D. Capuzzi & M. D. Stauffer (Eds.), Career counseling: Foundations, Perspectives, and applications. New York: Routledge.

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One of the core values of U.S. society is that everyone has the right to work. For individuals with disabilities, however, this value has been more of a dream than a reality. Individuals with disabilities have substantially higher unemployment rates than those whose are not disabled. According to the President' s Committee on the Employment of People With Disabilities (1992), 31% of people with disabilities were employed or actively seeking employment, wheras more than 78% of Americans without disabilities worked or were actively seeking work (Kaye, 2010).