Wednesday, 22 June 2016

What’s the best way to prepare special-needs students for the workforce?

A view from the U.S.:

Escaping the Disability Trap
Alia Wong, The Atlantic, 15 June 2016
... Research conducted by Eric Carter from Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and two other special-education experts suggests that students are more than twice as likely to have paid employment in their first two years after high school if they have early work experience. Yet fewer than one in four students with intellectual disabilities and autism have early work experiences, according to Carter, and while an increasing number of parents hold high expectations, many are under the impression that sheltered jobs are the only option for those with disabilities ...

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