Article Details

Article Details

Citation:  Taylor, J., Avellone, L., Brooke, V., Wehman, P., Inge, K., Schall, C., & Iwanaga, K. (2022). The impact of competitive integrated employment on economic, psychological, and physical health outcomes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 1-12.
Title:  The impact of competitive integrated employment on economic, psychological, and physical health outcomes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
Authors:  Taylor, J., Avellone, L., Brooke, V., Wehman, P., Inge, K., Schall, C., & Iwanaga, K.
Year:  2022
Journal/Publication:  Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities
Publisher:  Wiley
DOI:  https://doi.org/10.1111/jar.12974
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Peer-reviewed?  Yes
NIDILRR-funded?  Yes

Structured abstract:

Background:  Although competitive integrated employment (CIE) has been established as a goal of employment research, policy, and practice for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, the secondary benefits of CIE are rarely discussed.
Purpose:  The purpose of this systematic review was to analyze and synthesise research related to the association between CIE and improved economic, psychological health, and physical health outcomes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Data collection and analysis:  Our review searched peer-reviewed literature from seven electronic databases and screened 1110 peer-reviewed articles based on inclusion criteria established following PRISMA guidelines.
Findings:  Our search procedures produced a final sample of 17 studies.
Conclusions:  Our findings showed strong evidence associated with economic outcomes of CIE, moderate associated with psychological health outcomes, and limited evidence related to physical health outcomes.

Disabilities served:  Cognitive / intellectual impairment
Developmental disabilities
Interventions:  Accommodations
Supported employment
Vocational rehabilitation
Customized employment
Transition services
Outcomes:  Employment acquisition
Full-time employment