Faculty Publications

Title

Young Adults with Behavioral Disorders: A Comparison with Peers with Mild Disabilities

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

Volume

3

Issue

3

First Page

156

Last Page

164

Abstract

The adult adjustment 3 years after graduation of individuals with mild disabilities, with specific emphasis on individuals with behavioral disorders, was investigated in this study. Of the initial statewide random sample of 561 graduates from resource programs, 473 were interviewed: 24 young adults with behavioral disorders, 374 young adults with learning disabilities, and 75 individuals with mental disabilities. Data are presented on: (a) general status variables, such as living independently, postsecondary education, and leisure activities; (b) employment status, such as percentage employed, those working full time, and fringe benefits; and (c) job status. Results are presented in terms of adjustment 3 years after graduation and changes in adjustment from 1 to 3 years following graduation. The adult adjustment of individuals with behavioral disorders is contrasted to the adjustment of individuals from the other disability groups. © 1995, SAGE Publications. All rights reserved.

Original Publication Date

1-1-1995

DOI of published version

10.1177/106342669500300305

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