4. YOUTH WITH DISABILITIES IN TRANSITION: STRATEGIES FOR POSITIVE CHANGE

and

Administering Special Education: In Pursuit of Dignity and Autonomy

ISBN: 978-0-76231-145-3, eISBN: 978-1-84950-298-6

ISSN: 1479-3660

Publication date: 30 December 2004

Abstract

Numerous social conditions directly impact young people with disabilities as they enter adulthood. One such condition is the difficulty these individuals face in obtaining competitive work in an integrated setting. The consequence of this social reality is further magnified when they have received inadequate preparation for employment. Additional quality of life inhibitors often include isolation, dependence, and lack of control over their own lives. These and other social challenges have prompted the United States to initiate a national movement known as transition, which refers to the process of helping young people with disabilities prepare to successfully assume adult roles and responsibilities in a more integrative, collaborative, and supportive community.

Citation

Rabren, K. (2004), "4. YOUTH WITH DISABILITIES IN TRANSITION: STRATEGIES FOR POSITIVE CHANGE", Alexander, K. and Hunter, R. (Ed.) Administering Special Education: In Pursuit of Dignity and Autonomy (Advances in Educational Administration, Vol. 7), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 75-100. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1479-3660(04)07004-0

Download as .RIS

Publisher

:

Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2004, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Please note you might not have access to this content

You may be able to access this content by login via Shibboleth, Open Athens or with your Emerald account.
If you would like to contact us about accessing this content, click the button and fill out the form.