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ERIC Number: EJ817533
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0014-4029
Transition Goals and Experiences of Females with Disabilities: Youth, Parents, and Professionals
Hogansen, Jennifer M.; Powers, Kristin; Geenen, Sarah; Gil-Kashiwabara, Eleanor; Powers, Laurie
Exceptional Children, v74 n2 p215-234 Win 2008
This study examined the influence of gender on the transition goals and experiences of female students with disabilities. Data were gathered from 146 participants, including female youth with disabilities (n = 67), parents of young women with disabilities (n = 34), and professionals who work with them (n = 45). Findings suggest that females with disabilities have unique experiences related to (a) type of transition goals established for them; (b) factors that shape these transition goals, such as self-perception, mentors, peers, family, and exposure to opportunities; (c) sources of support and impediments to transition to adulthood, such as special education personnel and programs; and (d) contextual issues, such as cultural and linguistic diversity. Practice and future research implications are discussed. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act