Research on Employment Supports for People with Disabilities: Summary of the Focus Group Findings. B. Supports Used During Childhood/at Onset of Disability

09/01/2001

In this section we describe the supports that focus group participants used during childhood, or at disability onset. Among the supports identified, special education and health insurance generated the most discussion. While health insurance was widely experienced as a positive support, special education received mixed reviews. Participants also discussed SSDI, SSI, assistive devices, self-motivation, and the support of family and friends. We summarize the discussion of these topics below.