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Perceptions and Expectations of Youth with Disabilities (August 2007)
Publication Number: 2007-3006
This report provides a picture of the self-representations and expectations of youth with disabilities, and addresses questions such as how youth with disabilities describe their feelings about themselves and their lives, their secondary school experiences, their personal relationships, and their expectations for the future. The report presents findings drawn primarily from telephone interviews or self-administered mail surveys collected from youth when they were ages 15 through 19, presents findings across disability categories and demographic groups, and compares findings for youth with disabilities with youth in the general population.
- Chapter 1: Understanding the Perceptions and Expectations of Youth With Disabilities
- Chapter 2: Youth With Disabilities' Views of Themselves and Their Lives
- Chapter 3: Self-Evaluations of the Strengths and Competencies of Youth With Disabilities
- Chapter 4: Youth With Disabilities' Views of Secondary School
- Chapter 5: Views of Personal Relationships
- Chapter 6: Youth's Expectations for the Future
- Chapter 7: A National Picture of the Self-Reported Perceptions and Expectations of Youth With Disabilities
Wagner, M., Newman, L., Cameto, R., Levine, P., & Marder, C . (2007). Perceptions and Expectations of Youth With Disabilities. A Special Topic Report of Findings from the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 (NLTS2). Menlo Park, CA: SRI International. Available at www.nlts2.org/reports/2007_08/nlts2_report_2007_08_complete.pdf.