Employment self-disclosure rates and rationales of university graduates with learning disabilities.

Abstract:

:Five hundred graduates with learning disabilities (LD) from three universities in the United States completed a survey related to their postschool employment outcomes and experiences. The present study presents data related to their decisions regarding LD disclosure in employment settings. Although 73% of the respondents reported that the LD affected their job in some way, only 55% reported self-disclosing, and only 12% reported requesting accommodations. Specific reasons for each of these decisions are presented, as are areas in which LD affect work, strategies for dealing with LD in the workplace, and perceptions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Implications for secondary and postsecondary programs are discussed.

journal_name

J Learn Disabil

authors

Madaus JW

doi

10.1177/0022219407313805

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2008-07-01 00:00:00

pages

291-9

issue

4

eissn

0022-2194

issn

1538-4780

pii

41/4/291

journal_volume

41

pub_type

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