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For Youth with Disabilities Seeking Employment, Work Experience May Matter More Than School Factors

Young adults with disabilities are less likely to find employment than young adults without disabilities, and those youth with disabilities who are employed may earn less than their peers without disabilities. Unemployment and under-employment rates are especially high for young women with disabilities and some ethnic minority youth, such as African Americans.

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For Youth with Disabilities, Finding Help and Support After High School Can Be a Challenge

Youth with disabilities have access to a variety of services throughout their school years and as they transition to adulthood. These services include special education, transition supports, vocational rehabilitation (VR) services, and social and health services. After high school, however, these services can become fragmented and harder to access. Compared to youth without disabilities, research has shown that youth with disabilities may be less likely to continue with their education or pursue employment after high school.

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RehabWire - Volume 12, Number 6, Fall 2010

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Transition

NIDRR's research in transition spans the Employment Outcomes and Participation and Community Living priorities.

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