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ERIC Number: EJ1187768
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0145-482X
Experiences of Young Adults with Deafblindness after High School
McDonnall, Michele C.; Cmar, Jennifer L.
Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, v112 n4 p403-410 Jul-Aug 2018
Literature and research on deafblind youths and young adults has historically been limited. Most existing publications focus on school-related issues, family issues, or communication for children and youths, and the literature related to post--high school outcomes is much more limited, with only three publications specific to this population. The purpose of the present study is to describe the experiences and outcomes of a nationally representative sample of young adults with deafblindness after completion of high school, taking into consideration their cognitive abilities. Evaluation of post-school experiences and outcomes can help educators better understand the needs of young adults with deafblindness, especially in light of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act's (WIOA, 2014) emphasis on transition and competitive integrated employment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: US Department of Health and Human Services
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: 90RT50400001