By The Department of Labor

The challenges facing youth with I/DD and other significant disabilities as they prepare for the transition from public secondary education to adult employment have been well documented. These challenges are reflected in several distinct factors that distinguish youth with disabilities from their nondisabled peers. First, they are less likely than their nondisabled peers to finish high school. Second, they are less likely to pursue PSE that will prepare them for good jobs and careers. Third, they are significantly more likely to be unemployed for much of their adult life. And fourth, some groups of students who receive special education . . .
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