006 Predicting Employment Outcomes for Young Adults with Disabilities

Young adults with disabilities remain among the most underrepresented demographic within the work force. U.S. Department of Labor stats show that they are employed nearly half as often as those without disabilities.

One WSU College of Education professor has said working is one of the primary ways we achieve economic and social mobility, doesn’t it stand to reason that the same holds true for those with disabilities?

Marcus Poppen, clinical assistant professor in special education, has research identifying specific individual characteristics that can decrease the odds that an individual with a disability will obtain employment.

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