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85 Iowa L. Rev. 1583 (1999-2000)
The Emerging Workforce of Entrepreneurs with Disabilities: Preliminary Study of Entrepreneurship in Iowa

handle is hein.journals/ilr85 and id is 1597 raw text is: The Emerging Workforce of
Entrepreneurs with Disabilities:
Preliminary Study of Entrepreneurship
in Iowa
Peter David Blanck, Leonard A. Sandler,
James L. Schmeling, and Helen A. Schartz
I.   INTRODUCTION     ......................................................................... 1585
II.  EMPLOYMENT OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES ............................ 1588
A.   OVERVIEW   .......................................................................... 1588
B. SELF-EMPLOYMENTAND ENTREPRENEURS WITH
DISABILtTIES ...................................................................... 1591
1.   Illustrative Prior Research ......................................... 1596
III. IOWA'S ENTREPRENEURS WITH DISABILITIES: THREE
EXPLORATORY STUDIES ............................................................. 1601
A.   OVERv    W  .......................................................................... 1601
1. Peter David Blanck, Ph.D., Harvard; J.D., Stanford; Professor of Law, of Psychology,
and of Occupational Medicine, The University of Iowa; Director, Law, Health Policy & Dis-
ability Center [LHP&DC]. Leonard A. Sandler, J.D., Maryland; Clinical Professor of Law, The
University of Iowa College of Law; Co-Director, LHP&DC. James L Schmeling, J.D., Iowa;
Assistant Director, LHP&DC. Helen A. Schartz, Ph.D., Iowa; J.D. Candidate, Iowa; Assistant
Research Scientist, LHP&DC. The program of research described herein is supported, in part,
by grants from The University of Iowa College of Law Foundation and the National Institute
on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) of the U.S. Department of Education. The
views expressed in this Article are those of the authors and do not reflect the views of any
other entity.
The authors wish to thank the Iowa Depaltment of Vocational Rehabilitation Services,
Iowa Department for the Blind, and Iowa Department of Economic Development for their
support of this research project. In particular, we thank Dwight Carlson, Creig Slayton, Ken
Boyd, Ruth Burrows, Ralph Childers, Patti Lind, Dixie Radke, and the EWD counselors and
consultants. This work also would not have been possible without the generous commitment of
time from the EWD participants. Thanks also to our colleagues who provided comments on
earlier versions of this Article, including Ruth Brannon, Michael Morris, and Michael Stein.
Additional thanks to Elisa Davies, Deborah Hunter, Trystan Pfeifer O'Leary, LeGrande Smith,
David Dawson, Todd McManus, Cynthia Halberg, and Michal Schroeder for their research
assistance.
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