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ERIC Number: EJ906268
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-2154-1647
Family Perspectives on Post-Secondary Education for Students with Intellectual Disabilities
Griffin, Megan M.; McMillan, Elise D.; Hodapp, Robert M.
Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, v45 n3 p339-346 Sep 2010
This study investigated the issues that families consider when making decisions regarding post-secondary education (PSE) for young adults with intellectual disabilities. Survey respondents were 108 family members of transition-aged students with intellectual disabilities. Although respondents were generally positive about PSE programs, they reported that educators' attitudes were less supportive. Respondents identified many barriers that prevent their understanding of PSE options, but a lack of information and guidance was the barrier cited by the most respondents. When considering PSE options, respondents were most concerned about student safety, and they considered a focus on employment to be the most important program component. Continued research is needed to investigate the factors critical in developing successful PSE programs for students with intellectual disabilities. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children. DDD, P.O. Box 3512, Fayetteville, AR 72702. Tel: 479-575-3326; Fax: 479-575-6676; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee