Diverse Perspectives on Transition to Adulthood Among Families: A Qualitative Exploration
Journal of Disability Policy Studies
Family engagement is an essential aspect of preparing for the transition to adulthood for youth with disabilities. The purpose of this study was threefold: (a) describe the supports historically marginalized families of students with disabilities draw upon, (b) understand family decision-making when engaging with schools and agencies, and (c) determine whether supports provided by a local Parent Training and Information Center (PTI) were perceived as effective for historically marginalized groups of families. The sample comprised 36 parents of children and adolescents with disabilities who participated in focus groups or interviews. A qualitative analysis revealed several interacting influences associated with family decision-making and advocacy as their children transitioned to adulthood. Implications for policy and practice toward addressing family engagement with schools and communities are described.
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Wilt, C. L., Hirano, K., & Morningstar, M. E. (2020). Diverse Perspectives on Transition to Adulthood Among Families: A Qualitative Exploration. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 104420732093409. https://doi.org/10.1177/1044207320934098