September 15, 2011
Life Difficult After High School
55% of people with physical/mental challenges receive post-secondary education. 36% live alone or with a spouse or roommate after high school. This data comes from the National Center for Special Education Research.
45% of people with physical/mental challenges also said they had a job after high school. The compensation was extremely low. Job placement was calculated depending on the extent of a person’s physical/mental challenge.
The results come from information gathered over a ten year span. 11,000 students took part in the report ages 13-16 who were receiving special education services in Dec. 2000. The Center is an affiliate of the Department of Education Institute of Sciences.
Success also differed on the type of physical/mental challenge a person obtained. There were great differences in the numbers of as far as those with physical/mental challenges as opposed to those who were able-bodied. Students with a visual challenge or hearing challenge attended post-secondary education more often than those with a mental challenge.
Post-secondary woes: http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2011/09/09/college-independence-young-adults/13914/
Written By: Kathleen (Katy) WomanonWheels Completed At: 12:34 PM