Title

Career development: Preparation, integration, and collaboration

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2014

Abstract

Although outcomes for adults with disabilities are improving, many do not have the same quality of life experienced by their peers without disabilities; they are unemployed, underemployed, have frequent job changes, and may not enjoy friendships or social interactions. To diminish the gap between students with disabilities and their non-disabled peers demands career development and transition planning from high school to post school activities. Students with support from their families, contacts, schools, and agencies can plan, prepare, and organize reasonable and efficient connections to employment, education and independent living options. This article will guide the reader through (a) the history and impact of career development, (b) a discussion about models of career development, (c) essential components and (d) how career development can be integrated into academic and community arenas. Finally, ideas for collaborative efforts that promote and enhance career development and transition are presented. © 2014 - IOS Press and the authors.

Publication Title

Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation

Volume

40

Issue

3

First Page

231

Last Page

238

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.3233/JVR-140688

ISSN

10522263

E-ISSN

18786316

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