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ERIC Number: EJ1147420
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-8756-8705
The Right to a Better Life: Using an After-School Work Camp to Create Customized Employment Opportunities for Rural High School Students with Severe Disabilities
Molina, Leslie; Demchak, MaryAnn
Rural Special Education Quarterly, v35 n2 p24-32 Jun 2016
If people with intellectual disability are to become truly self-determined, they must be allowed to express choice throughout their lives, including employment. Expectations for competitive employment tend to be low for this population, if considered at all (Citron et al., 2008). Theoretically, integrated employment options, including customized employment and supported employment, have existed for years; however, there seems to be a disconnection between theory and current practice in employment of people with disabilities (Rusch & Wolfe, 2008). This article presents one rural teacher's efforts for customized employment opportunities through an After School Work Camp and discusses implications for replication.
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 - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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