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Frank A. Smith

Research Associate

B.A., Legal Studies, UMass Amherst
M.A., Applied Sociology, UMass Boston

Frank A. Smith, M.A., is a Research Associate at ICI and Project Manager for www.statedata.info. Frank has experience in survey research methodology, data management, and data analysis. He is one of the authors of StateData: The National Report on Employment Services and Outcomes, 2008. He has also made multiple presentations on the use of employment outcomes data to State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency Directors. Frank is a two-time graduate of the UMass system, having earned a bachelor's degree in legal studies at the Amherst campus and a master's degree in applied sociology at the Boston campus.

ICI publications by Frank A. Smith

Shifts in VR Outcome Trends for VR Customers With and Without Intellectual Disabilities

People with intellectual disabilities (ID) aspire to gainful employment1. To assist them with this goal, state vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies offer employment services based upon Individualized Plans for Employment (IPEs) (11/2013)

VR Outcome Trends and the Recent Decline in Employment for VR Customers with Intellectual Disabilities

VR Outcome Trends and the Recent Decline in Employment for VR Customers with Intellectual Disabilities (2/2012)

Work Incentives and SSI Recipients with Intellectual Disabilities

Congress has enacted a number of work incentive programs for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients with disabilities after concluding additional incentives were necessary to help individuals become self-supporting. (7/2009)

Indicators of Labor Market Success for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Reporting meaningful indicators of labor market success for individuals with disabilities, particularly Intellectual Disabilities (ID), is challenging for a number of reasons. Measures that allow people to indicate specific disabilities like ID are uncommon in large national data sets. Additionally, the use of the “traditional” unemployment rate reported by the Department of Labor as an indicator of labor market success for people with disabilities leaves people who are not in the labor force, a significant group when it comes to subpopulations of people with disabilities, out of the calculation. In this data note, we discuss the implications of using the 2007 American Community Survey (ACS) from the U.S. Census Bureau for indicators of labor market success, including for people with ID. (6/2009)

Persons Served in Community Mental Health Programs and Employment

Data set: FY2006 Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) Uniform (6/2008)

ICI: promoting inclusion for people with disabilities