ERIC Number: ED423634
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
A Decade Later: Employment, Residential, and Social Changes in the Lives of Adults and Young Adults with Moderate and Severe Disabilities.
Policy Research Brief, v9 n2 Sep 1998
This research brief reports on selected findings from a longitudinal study conducted at the Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota. The study identified the postschool status of young adults and adults with moderate and severe disabilities, and changes in that status over time. Specifically, this study examined the postschool status of: (1) young adults with moderate and severe disabilities who exited school between 1975 and 1985 (n=123); (2) the same individuals as adults who had been out of school for a minimum of 10 years; and (3) young adults with moderate and severe disabilities who left school between 1990 and 1994 (n=145). Overall findings indicate that the individuals with moderate and severe disabilities had limited access to postsecondary education, were dependent on others for residence, and still had limited community involvement. The study did, however, find increasing participation of individuals with moderate and severe disabilities in positive post school activities. The employment experiences of the individuals with moderate and severe disabilities have also improved. Not only were more found to be employed, more were employed in community settings and fewer young adults were in sheltered workshops. In addition, wages accounted for a larger portion of the individuals' incomes. (CR)
Descriptors: Adults, Citizen Participation, Compensation (Remuneration), Daily Living Skills, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Employment, Housing, Income, Independent Living, Job Placement, Longitudinal Studies, Outcomes of Education, Place of Residence, Postsecondary Education, Residential Programs, Self Management, Severe Disabilities, Sheltered Workshops, Supported Employment, Young Adults
Publications Office, Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota, 109 Pattee Hall, 150 Pillsbury Drive SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455; Tel: 612-624-4512.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Inst. on Community Integration.