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ERIC Number: EJ854360
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0195-7597
Chapter 7: The Changing Experiences of Out-of-School Youth with Disabilities
Wagner, Mary
Journal for Vocational Special Needs Education, v27 n2 p39-45 Win 2005
This report has documented changes between 1987 and 2003 in several important outcomes of youth with disabilities who had been out of high school up to 2 years, as measured in NLTS and NLTS2. The stage was set for interpreting these findings in two earlier reports (Wagner Cameto, & Newman, 2003; Wagner, Newman, & Cameto, 2004), which examined change over time in the characteristics and school experiences of youth with disabilities while they still were in secondary school. They offered clues regarding the differences that might be expected between the early postschool outcomes of youth with disabilities in the mid-1980s and their peers more than a decade and a half later. Here, the author addresses the extent to which the changes over time in the early postschool experiences of youth with disabilities were consistent with the patterns of change documented in earlier reports. The reports concluded that there was much "good news" in the changes documented for in-school youth, although several causes for concern also were apparent. The same mixed picture is apparent when early postschool experiences are the focus of attention. (Contains 2 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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