ERIC Number: ED484282
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Social Activities of Youth with Disabilities. NLTS2 Data Brief. Volume 3, Issue 1.
Wagner, Mary; Cadwallader, Tom W.; Garza, Nicolle; Cameto, Renee
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition, University of Minnesota (NCSET)
This report discusses the friendships and extracurricular activities of youths with disabilities. Although extracurricular activities and relationships may be crucial to the healthy development of all youth, some kinds of disabilities can present challenges to participation. The National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 (NLTS2)1, sponsored by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) of the U. S. Department of Education, provides a national perspective on the participation of youth with disabilities in activities involving individual friendships and organized groups. NLTS2 findings generalize to all students receiving special education who were between the ages of 13 and 16 in December 2000.
Descriptors: Special Education, Friendship, Extracurricular Activities, Adolescents, Disabilities, Student Participation, Longitudinal Studies
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition, Institute on Community Integration (UCEDD), University of Minnesota, 6 Pattee Hall, 150 Pillsbury Dr. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Tel: 612-624-2097.
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: National Center on Secondary Education and Transition, Minneapolis, MN.