in Employment and Arthritis Management (TEAM)
MARRTC is a team of arthritis health professionals that focus
on conducting arthritis research and disseminating information
about arthritis. MARRTC professionals include vocational counselors,
psychologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, nurses,
rheumatologists, health educators, and social workers working
together towards common missions.
mission of MARRTC is to educate professionals regarding the special
issues that individuals face when they have arthritis.
what "Training in Employment and Arthritis Management" -- TEAM
-- is all about. TEAM was developed specifically to educate vocational
rehabilitation counselors (VRC) about the long-term employment
needs of persons with arthritis.
completing the TEAM program, you will learn about the medical
and employment issues that people with arthritis face as they
continue to work or want to re-enter the workforce Most persons
with arthritis want to work, have good working histories, and
see themselves as "workers." With your help, persons with arthritis
can meet their immediate and long-term employment goals.
program was designed to increase knowledge regarding the unique
needs of persons with arthritis in the workplace and to offer
vocational counselors strategies and resources to meet the individual's
is in part sponsored by ARCTIC
(Arthritis Rehabilitation Center: Training in Careers), a
MARRTC research project designed for persons with arthritis who
are eligible for vocational rehabilitation services through the
Missouri Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (MO-DVR). ARCTIC:
Collaborates with MO-DVR counselors to help people with arthritis
achieve their employment goal
Includes people with any form of arthritis
Uses a team management approach, involving arthritis professionals
(rheumatologist, psychologist, physical therapist, occupational
therapist, and vocational counselor)
Provides services at no cost to MO-DVR or clients with arthritis
- Involves being randomized to one of two groups
All participants receive a free rheumatological evaluation
- MO-DVR counselors can refer arthritis clients to ARCTIC by calling 1-877-863-4766
MARRTC is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
and is committed to affording equal employment opportunities for
all individuals in all employment matters. The MARRTC does not
discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, creed, religion,
national origin, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status,
or the presence of a disability. This document was developed under
grant H133B990022 from the National Institute on Disability and
Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) in the U.S. Department of Education.
However, these contents do not necessarily represent the policy
of the U.S. Department of Education, and you should not assume
endorsement by the Federal government.