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    Comparing transition expectations of young people with moderate learning disabilities with other vulnerable youth and with their non-disabled counterparts

    Caton, Sue and Kagan, Carolyn (2007) Comparing transition expectations of young people with moderate learning disabilities with other vulnerable youth and with their non-disabled counterparts. Disability & society, 22 (5). pp. 473-488. ISSN 0968-7599

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    Abstract

    This article uses data obtained from a study that examined transition experiences of young people with moderate learning disabilities. A comparison is made between those experiences and the experiences of both other vulnerable young people and non-disabled youth. It was found that non-disabled youth experience extended transitions with events that signify adult status taking place well into young people's 20s. On the other hand, vulnerable youth transitions are often (out of necessity) rushed, with young people having to take on responsibility beyond their years. The results of the study demonstrate that for young people with moderate learning disabilities the experiences of transition more closely mirror those of other vulnerable youth than they do the non-disabled population.

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