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ERIC Number: EJ846543
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 86
ISSN: ISSN-0827-3383
Wake Up Call: Pregnant and Parenting Teens with Disabilities
Jones, Karen H.; Woolcock-Henry, Constance O.; Domenico, Desirae M.
International Journal of Special Education, v20 n1 p92-104 2005
Pregnancy among all teenagers is a major challenge facing the United States. A literature review indicated little research on the incidences of pregnancy and parenting among teenagers with disabilities, similarities and differences in their educational needs when compared to their non-disabled peers, and how programs address their specific educational needs regarding pregnancy and parenting. Our investigation includes a review of literature related to teen pregnancy, pregnant and parenting youth with disabilities, and programs designed to assist teen parents. It also alerts professionals to the lack of information regarding teens with disabilities who are pregnant or parenting and serves as a foundation for future research on the occurrences and educational needs of pregnant and parenting youth with disabilities. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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