Career Focused OT Strategies for Youth with Disabilities

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In today’s society where we have civil rights legislation, one might suppose that most citizens with disabilities can attain fulfilling lives in adulthood. Despite sharing the same aspirations as their classmates who do not have a disability, research shows that young adults with even relatively mild disabilities rarely grow up to have careers, a circle of friends, or live apart from their parents. The cumulative effects of this “failure to launch” are costly to young adults, families, and society. New approaches to transition planning are clearly needed. School-based occupational therapists are well positioned and equipped to help students with career development, starting in the early grades and continuing through high school.

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In today’s society where we have civil rights legislation, one might suppose that most citizens with disabilities can attain fulfilling lives in adulthood. Despite sharing the same aspirations as their classmates who do not have a disability, research shows that young adults with even relatively mild disabilities rarely grow up to have careers, a circle of friends, or live apart from their parents. The cumulative effects of this “failure to launch” are costly to young adults, families, and society. New approaches to transition planning are clearly needed. School-based occupational therapists are well positioned and equipped to help students with career development, starting in the early grades and continuing through high school.

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