Barriers to Employment for Transition-age Youth with Developmental and Psychiatric Disabilities

@article{Noel2016BarriersTE,
  title={Barriers to Employment for Transition-age Youth with Developmental and Psychiatric Disabilities},
  author={Valerie A. Noel and Eugene Oulvey and Robert E. Drake and Gary R Bond},
  journal={Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research},
  year={2016},
  volume={44},
  pages={354-358}
}
Youth with developmental and psychiatric disabilities encounter significant vocational challenges, even when they receive supported employment services. We examined the barriers to employment for 280 transition-age youth with disabilities enrolled in supported employment in eight community rehabilitation centers. Employment team members identified each youth’s top three barriers to employment using a 21-item checklist. Lack of work experience, transportation problems, and program engagement… CONTINUE READING

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