ERIC Number: EJ802642
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
Adults with Learning Disabilities in the Workforce: Lessons for Secondary Transition Programs
Madaus, Joseph W.; Gerber, Paul J.; Price, Lynda A.
Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, v23 n3 p148-153 Aug 2008
Now almost 15 years after the implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) data are emerging in the literature related to job entry and employment outcomes of adults with learning disabilities (LD). Although these data are derived from varying methodologies, they converge in three critical areas: Knowledge of the ADA, realities of workplace self-disclosure, and the importance of self-determination. This review presents findings in each of these areas. The messages obtained from adults with LD who experience the realities of the workplace can provide significant information for secondary programs that assist students with hidden disabilities preparing to transition to college or to employment.
Descriptors: Employment, Learning Disabilities, Adults, Transitional Programs, Self Disclosure (Individuals), Self Determination, Personal Autonomy, Work Environment, Educational Environment, Federal Legislation, Secondary School Students, Attitudes toward Disabilities
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990