- Subject index
Those involved in the care and/or study of those with disabilities, as well as the disabled themselves.
Chapter 4: Biographies of Key Contributors in the Field
Biographies of Key Contributors in the Field
A large number of individuals have made significant contributions to the study of employment issues and the development of employment policies affecting people with disabilities. The biographical sketches in this chapter, presented in alphabetical order, profile some of those individuals and their contributions.
Sheila H. Akabas (1931–)
American Professor of Social Work Focusing on Employment Issues and Disability Policy
Sheila (“Shelley”) H. Akabas was born Sheila Epstein in 1931. She married Aaron Akabas in the mid-1950s. Akabas attended Cornell University, earning a bachelor of science degree in 1951. She pursued graduate studies at New York University, earning a master's degree in business administration in 1956 and a Ph.D. in economics in 1970.
Akabas spent her early ...