Factors associated with the early work experiences of adolescents with severe disabilities

Erik W. Carter, Diane Austin, Audrey A. Trainor

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Abstract

The early work experiences of a nationally representative sample of youth with severe disabilities (i.e., intellectual disabilities, autism, multiple disabilities) were examined. Using data from the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2, we explored the extent to which various student-, family-, school-, and community-level factors were associated with paid work experiences during high school. Findings highlight the elusiveness of early work experiences for many youth with severe disabilities and call attention to malleable factors that may play a role in shaping employment success during high school. Recommendations for research and practice are highlighted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)233-247
Number of pages15
JournalIntellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Volume49
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Community and Home Care
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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