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ERIC Number: EJ1066892
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2165-1434
An Exploratory Investigation into Family Perspectives after the Family Employment Awareness Training
Francis, Grace L.; Gross, Judith M. S.; Turnbull, Ann P.; Turnbull, H. Rutherford, III
Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, v38 n2 p68-77 Aug 2015
Competitive employment (i.e., employment in community settings among people without disabilities for minimum wage or higher) improves quality of life for people with disabilities who have individualized support needs (ISN). However, attaining competitive employment can be challenging for people with ISN. This study used a mixed methods design to evaluate the perspectives of 68 families who attended the Family Employment Awareness Training ("FEAT"). Findings indicated that families who attended "FEAT" (a) accessed competitive employment resources following "FEAT" and (b) reported competitive employment outcomes for their family members with ISN following "FEAT." We discuss implications of these findings and recommendations for future research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kansas
Grant or Contract Numbers: H133B031133