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A multi-dimensional approach to the transition of children with developmental disabilities into young adulthood: The acquisition of adult social roles


Autor/in:

Van Naarden Braun, Kim; Yeargin-Allsopp, Marshalyn; Lollar, Donald


Herausgeber/in:

k. A.


Quelle:

Disability and Rehabilitation, 2006, Volume 28 (Number 15), Seite 915-928, London: Informa Healthcare, ISSN: 0963-8288 (Print); 1464-5165 (Online)


Jahr:

2006



Abstract:


Purpose:

To test the hypothesis that the difficulties young adults with developmental disabilities have in obtaining adult social roles are not inevitable consequences of their childhood impairment. We used the conceptual framework of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health to test this hypothesis.

Method:

We used a structured questionnaire to obtain information on the consequences of childhood impairment in young adulthood and to examine the relationship between impairment and acquisition of adult social roles. The sample (n equal 635) came from the Metropolitan Atlanta Developmental Disabilities Follow-up Study of Young Adults, a population-based cohort of young adults aged 21 to 25 years identified at age 10 with childhood impairment.

Results:

The results suggest that
(i) attaining adult social roles varies by impairment type and severity,
(ii) experiencing activity limitations partially mediate the relationship between impairment and adult social roles, and
(iii) attending postsecondary education increases the likelihood of attaining markers of adulthood.

Conclusions:

Intervention to reduce activity limitations and to develop strategies to increase attendance in postsecondary education may increase the likelihood for the acquisition of adult social roles among young adults with childhood impairment.


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Disability and Rehabilitation
Homepage: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/idre20/current

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Referenznummer:

R/ZA6671


Informationsstand: 28.11.2011

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