Research Article: Gender gaps career development for young women with disabilities
Lindstrom, L., Harwick, R., Poppen, M., & Doren, B. (2012). Gender gaps career development for young women with disabilities. Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, doi: 10.1177/0885728812437737
Young women with disabilities face multiple barriers in making the transition from high school to meaningful careers. This study used focus groups and individual interviews with high school girls with disabilities, college women with disabilities, high school special education teachers, school administrators and employers to examine career development and transition needs for young women with disabilities. Barriers and supports were identified in four major categories: a) individual/interpersonal skills, b) career options, c) school system issues, and d) disability needs. Recommendations for practice are discussed.
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