For everyone, whether a person with a disability or not, it is essential to find the proper balance between work and other life domains, such as family, leisure, and self-care. This study is one of the first to specifically investigate the work/life experiences and strategies of competitively employed individuals with disabilities. Findings from this project may aid understanding of the factors that contribute to individuals with disabilities finding satisfying, sustainable employment and to having longer, more productive careers.
The Work-Life Balance study is providing new knowledge about how people with disabilities effectively manage work-life negotiations, what employer policies and practices contribute to positive balance for these workers, and best practices employers and disability service providers can engage in to help individuals with disabilities to find and retain employment.
This project is funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research), a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), under Grant # 90IF0051-01-00.
The survey was administered in May and June of 2014.