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Alberto Migliore

Research Associate

Ph.D., Special Education, Indiana University
M.S., Disability Management, University College Dublin
B.A., Political Science, Universita' degli Studi di Torino

Alberto Migliore is a Research Associate at the Institute for Community Inclusion. He joined the ICI in Alberto Migliore joined the Institute for Community Inclusion in 2006 as a post-doc and then research associate. He conducts research about policies and practices that assist job seekers with intellectual disabilities. Specifically, he is interested in practices that employment support professionals use to assist job seekers. Migliore’s work includes descriptive, correlation, and intervention research designs, including secondary data analysis of the American Community Survey, the RSA-911 dataset, and the NLTS2 dataset. In Italy, where he grew up, he helped found a social cooperative where he worked for about ten years involving individuals with intellectual disabilities in community work activities.

ICI publications by Alberto Migliore

Are Young Adults With Intellectual Disabilities Getting Work Experiences from Participating in the Vocational Rehabilitation Program?

To learn about whether young adults with intellectual disabilities in the vocational rehabilitation (VR) program are getting work experience, we examined the age at application of people with intellectual disabilities who exited the VR program in 2012. (8/2014)

Employment Trends of Young Adults with Cognitive Disabilities: 2004–2011

Engaging in employment at a young age is critical for workforce participation later in adulthood. This Data Note compares, for youth ages 16–21, the employment rates of those who have cognitive disabilities with the employment rates of their peers without disabilities. (12/2013)

State Trends in the Vocational Rehabilitation Engagement of Young Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: 2002-2011

Rehabilitation Engagement of Young Adults with Intellectual Disabilities (5/2013)

Prevalence of Youth with Autism Who Received Vocational Rehabilitation Services

In 2002, about six children aged eight years per every 1000 people in the general population received a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The corresponding figure in 2008 was about 11 children, a 78% increase in just six years. (2/2013)

What Are the Trends in Employment Outcomes of Youth with Autism:

In recent years, the number of children with a diagnosis of autism has substantially increased (Baio, 2012). There is a growing interest, therefore, in knowing more about their transition to employment as they reach adulthood. To address this question, we examined the national and state data from the vocational rehabilitation (VR) program for the years 2006 to 2010. Focusing on people with autism who were 16 to 26 years old and unemployed, we set out to describe how many of them sought VR services, received services, and then gained integrated employment. We also looked at earnings and work hours of those employed. To provide some context, we compared the findings for youth with autism with the findings for youth with other disabilities. Moreover, we investigated the data at both the national and state level. For the state-level data, we reported the average across the five years. (12/2012)

Select outside publications by Alberto Migliore

Migliore, A., Butterworth, J., Zalewska, A. (2013) Trends in vocational rehabilitation services and outcomes of youth with autism: 2006–2010. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, online before print.

Migliore, A., Butterworth, J., Nord, D., Cox, M., Gelb, A. (2012) Implementation of job-development practices. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 50(3), 207-218.

Butterworth, J., Migliore, A., Nord, D., Gelb, A. (2012) Improving the employment outcomes of job seekers with intellectual and developmental disabilities: A training and mentoring intervention for employment consultants. Journal of Rehabilitation, 78(2), 20-29.

Migliore, A., Timmons, J., Butterworth, J. Lugas, J. (2012) Predictors of employment and postsecondary education of youth with autism. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 55(3), 176-184.

Timmons, J.C, Hall, A.C., Fesko, S.L. & Migliore, A. (2011). Retaining the older workforce: Social policy considerations for the universally designed workplace. Journal of Aging and Social Policy, 23(2), 119-140.

Grigal M., Hart, D., Migliore, A. (2011) Comparing the transition planning, postsecondary education, and employment outcomes of students with intellectual and other disabilities. Career Development for Exceptional Individuals, 34(1), 4-17.

Migliore, A., Hall, A., Butterworth, J., Winsor, J. (2010) Job development: what do employment specialists really do? A study on job development practices. Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 35(1-2), 15-23.

Migliore, A., Butterworth, J. (2008) Trends in outcomes of the Vocational Rehabilitation program for adults with developmental disabilities: 1995-2005. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 52(1), 35-44.

Migliore, A., Grossi, T., Mank, D., Rogan, P. (2008) Why do adults with intellectual disabilities work in sheltered workshops? Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 28(1), 29-40.

Migliore, A., Mank, D., Grossi, T., Rogan, P. (2007) Integrated employment or sheltered workshops: Preferences of adults with intellectual disabilities, their families, and staff. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 26(1), 5-19.

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