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ERIC Number: EJ1034117
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 68
ISSN: ISSN-2165-1434
Promoting Access to Postsecondary Education for Low-Income Students with Disabilities
Madaus, Joseph W.; Grigal, Meg; Hughes, Carolyn
Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, v37 n1 p50-59 May 2014
Few students with disabilities from high-poverty backgrounds attend college. We discuss the effects of disability and growing up in poverty on expectations for postsecondary education attendance. We describe the limiting effects of attending high-poverty high schools on student achievement followed by challenges faced by low-income students with disabilities in accessing and completing college programs including the role of federal student aid programs. Finally, we discuss the limited employment outcomes for adults with disabilities, in particular, those from high-poverty backgrounds who have not completed college. We conclude with implications and recommendations for policy.
SAGE Publications and Hammill Institute on Disabilities. 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320. Tel: 800-818-7243; Tel: 805-499-9774; Fax: 800-583-2665; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A