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ERIC Number: EJ786594
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0741-9325
Adults with Learning Disabilities and the Underutilization of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Price, Lynda A.; Gerber, Paul J.; Mulligan, Robert
Remedial and Special Education, v28 n6 p340-344 Nov-Dec 2007
This article explored the use of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by individuals with learning disabilities (LD) in the workplace. A review of the extant literature revealed that people with LD were not likely to use the ADA as employees. Moreover, an analysis of selected, commonly used materials regarding transition indicated a lack of substantive information about the ADA for students with LD and professionals. In essence, the ADA is being underused during the beyond-school years by individuals with LD. Thus, the ADA has not realized its anticipated impact because people with LD largely have not benefited from the ADA legislation.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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