Faculty Publications

Title

Adult Adjustment among High School Graduates with Mild Disabilities

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Exceptional Children

Volume

59

Issue

3

First Page

221

Last Page

233

Abstract

This study investigated the adult adjustment of a statewide random sample of 737 young adults with learning disabilities, 59 labeled behaviorally disordered, and 142 labeled mentally disabled, all graduates of special education resource teacher programs. Results are reported in terms of (a) general status information, such as marital status and living arrangements; (b) information about those competitively employed, such as wages, hours worked per week, and percentage of living expenses paid; and (c) comparison of competitively employed versus unemployed individuals, in terms of high school vocational training and work experiences. Information is also provided on postsecondary education and overall “successful” adult adjustment. Data are compared across disability groups and across gender, where relevant. © 1992, Council for Exceptional Children. All rights reserved.

Original Publication Date

1-1-1992

DOI of published version

10.1177/001440299305900306

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