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Aspirations held by young adults with intellectual disabilities and their mothers
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-20, 13:33 authored by McMahon, M, Moni, K, Monica CuskellyMonica Cuskelly, Lloyd, J, Jobling, A
This study reports on Australian small-scale exploratory descriptive research into how young people with intellectual disability and their families construct their futures. The aims of this research were to (a) better understand the future aspirations held by young adults with intellectual disability and their parents, (b) identify enablers and barriers to the achievement of these aspirations, and (c) provide insights for career practitioners who support young people with intellectual disability and their parents to achieve their personal and career goals. Participants were four young people with intellectual disabilities aged between 18 and 30 years and their mothers. Data were collected through semistructured interviews and analysed thematically. Results provide a nuanced understanding of the issues facing young people with intellectual disabilities and their families in constructing their futures. Suggestions are offered that can inform career development practice and policy.
Publication titleAustralian Journal of Career Development
Department/SchoolFaculty of Education
PublisherSage Publications Ltd.
Place of publicationUnited Kingdom
Rights statementCopyright 2020 Australian Council for Educational Research