Über den Autor
Susanne M. Bruyère, Ph.D., CRC, is currently Professor of Disability Studies, Director of the Employment and Disability Institute, and Associate Dean of Outreach at the Cornell University ILR (Industrial and Labor Relations) School in Ithaca, New York.
Dr. Bruyère is currently Project Director and Co-Principal Investigator of numerous federally sponsored research, dissemination, and technical assistance efforts focused on employment and disability policy and effective workplace practices for people with disabilities, including the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Disability and Employment Policy National Technical Assistance, Policy, and Research Center for Employers on Employment of People with Disabilities; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employer Practices to Improve Employment Outcomes for Persons with Disabilities; and Organizational Practices to Increase Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities: The Power of Social Networks. She is a past president of the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association, National Council on Rehabilitation Education, and Division of Rehabilitation Psychology (22) of the American Psychological Association, and past Chair of GLADNET (the Global Applied Disability Research and Information Network on Employment and Training) and the CARF (Committee on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) Board of Directors.
Dr. Bruyère holds a doctoral degree in Rehabilitation Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a Fellow in the American Psychological Association, a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance, and currently serves as an Executive Board Member of the Division of Rehabilitation Psychology (22) of the American Psychological Association.
This volume in The SAGE Reference Series on Disability explores issues facing people with disabilities in employment and the work environment, and is one of eight volumes in the cross-disciplinary and issues-based series, which examines topics central to the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families. With a balance of history, theory, research, and application, specialists set out the findings and implications of research and practice for others whose current or future work involves the care and/or study of those with disabilities, as well as for the disabled themselves. The presentational style (concise and engaging) emphasizes accessibility. Taken individually, each volume sets out the fundamentals of the topic it addresses, accompanied by compiled data and statistics, recommended further readings, a guide to organizations and associations, and other annotated resources, thus providing the ideal introductory platform and gateway for further study. Taken together, the series represents both a survey of major disability issues and a guide to new directions and trends and contemporary resources in the field as a whole.