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This article has been approved for 1.5 Certified Brain Injury Specialists CEU and 1.5 CCM CEU. To earn one or both of these credits, read the article and complete the associated form(s) located at the end of this article.

The news is not good. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that less than 30 percent of working age people with a disability were employed in 2013 compared to 78 percent for people without a disability. And the bad news affects families, too. Families with an adult member with a disability earn almost 40 percent less than households without an adult member with a disability (2012 Disability Status Report).

So, what is the news for people with disability from brain injury? An analysis of Colorado’s registry showed that working people with severe brain injury (more than one day of coma) had a failure rate of 50 percent in their goal of returning to work at one year.

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