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Brain Injury Study of Disability Disclosure in the Workplace

According to Title I of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in order to receive a reasonable accommodation in the workplace, which can sometimes be a critical step towards becoming employed or maintaining one’s current job, one must first disclose to the employer that they have a disability.

A study is being conducted at the University of Maryland, College Park that will examine the disclosure of brain injury and its effect on employment opportunities.  According to the study designers, in the past, studies have examined the various elements that surround employment related disability disclosure in other populations, yet to date, no one has examined this critical step for individuals who have had a traumatic brain injury (TBI)   To participate in the study you must meet the following inclusion criteria: participants must be of working age (18-64); at least one year post-injury and must have a pre and post-injury employment history.

The survey can be completed in approximately 20-25 minutes online via the link below or you may contact David Burnhill, the research coordinator, at (301) 675-3713 to have a questionnaire mailed to your home. Both survey methods allow the researchers to keep the process completely anonymous.  A raffle will be held for a chance to win one of five $25 Visa gift cards for those who wish to participate.

You can click here to be linked to the survey.

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