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Novak, Jeanne – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2015
While conversations around the inclusion of individuals with disabilities often focus on the educational rights and needs of children with disabilities during their school years, there is a growing recognition that the period of transition from secondary school to adult roles is a critical time in the lives of individuals with disabilities. For…
Descriptors: Youth Employment, Youth Problems, Youth Programs, Disabilities
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Lindstrom, Jennifer H.; Lindstrom, Will – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2011
In order to gain access to accommodations and services at colleges and universities, students with learning disabilities must provide documentation of their disabilities, and as students with learning disabilities access higher education at increasing rates, the need for documentation of their disabilities and its impact becomes even more…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Learning Disabilities, Postsecondary Education, Higher Education
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Madaus, Joseph W.; Gerber, Paul J.; Price, Lynda A. – Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 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…
Descriptors: Employment, Learning Disabilities, Adults, Transitional Programs
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Domenico, Desirae M.; Jones, Karen H. – Journal for Vocational Special Needs Education, 2007
Adolescent pregnancy has occurred throughout America's history. Only in recent years has it been deemed an urgent crisis, as more young adolescent mothers give birth outside of marriage. At-risk circumstances associated with adolescent pregnancy include medical and health complications, less schooling and higher dropout rates, lower career…
Descriptors: Dropout Rate, Pregnancy, Early Adolescents, Technical Education