Research on Employment Supports for People with Disabilities: Summary of the Focus Group Findings. NOTES

  1. State selection was performed prior to the passage to TWWIIA.

  2. The Los Angeles metropolitan area is the second-largest metropolitan area in the country. (The New York City metropolitan area is largest.)

  3. In order to recruit a sufficient number of participants in some locales, the minimum income was lowered slightly (to $7,500 per year) during some recruitment phases.

  4. For individuals with communication impairments, we administered the screening questionnaire using a TTY.

  5. Possible responses to the prompt "Please tell me how much difficulty you have doing each of the following" included "No difficulty," "Some" difficulty, "A lot" of difficulty, and "Unable to do."

  6. At each site, a number of individuals who were screened in as focus group participants but who could not attend a focus group were interviewed by phone.