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

dc.contributor.authorWolf-Branigin, Michael
dc.contributor.authorSchuyler, Vincent
dc.contributor.authorWhite, Patience
dc.date.accessioned2009-02-11T18:53:45Z
dc.date.available2009-02-11T18:53:45Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.descriptionCopyright 2007 SAGE Publications
dc.description.abstractImproving 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.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1920/3438
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectDisability
dc.subjectQuality of life
dc.subjectAdolescence
dc.subjectEcosystems
dc.subjectComplex systems
dc.subjectCareer attitudes
dc.titleImproving Quality of Life and Career Attitudes of Youth With Disabilities: Experiences From the Adolescent Employment Readiness Center
dc.typeArticle

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