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Improving Quality of Life and Career Attitudes of Youth With Disabilities: Experiences From the Adolescent Employment Readiness Center

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dc.contributor.author Wolf-Branigin, Michael
dc.contributor.author Schuyler, Vincent
dc.contributor.author White, Patience
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-11T18:53:45Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-11T18:53:45Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/3438
dc.description Copyright 2007 SAGE Publications en_US
dc.description.abstract Improving quality of life is the primary focus as adolescents with disabilities enter adulthood. They increasingly, however, encounter difficulties transitioning into domains such as employment as these services occur near the end of their high school experience. Using an ecosystems model within a developmental approach, the program sought to improve the likelihood that adolescents will find and maintain meaningful employment as adults. The authors measured physical health, psychosocial functioning, and attitude toward employment of adolescents participating in the program during a 2-year period. Physical health, school functioning, and total functioning improved dur¬ ing the 2 years. Career attitudes were above the norms in earlier grades but fell in later grades. This suggests the need for early and continued intervention.
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject disability en_US
dc.subject quality of life en_US
dc.subject adolescence en_US
dc.subject ecosystems en_US
dc.subject complex systems en_US
dc.subject career attitudes en_US
dc.title Improving Quality of Life and Career Attitudes of Youth With Disabilities: Experiences From the Adolescent Employment Readiness Center en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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