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The Effect of Postsecondary Education on Employment, Income, and SSI for People with Intellectual Disabilities

The Effect of Postsecondary Education on Employment, Income, and SSI for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Students with intellectual disability have had poor outcomes after high school compared to their peers without ID . Individuals with ID may rely on government benefits, have extremely high unemployment rates, and experience difficulty becoming part of their local community. Opportunities for students with ID to access postsecondary education are growing. Research indicates that postsecondary education improves employment outcomes for people with ID, but a better understanding of the extent of its effectiveness is needed. The purpose of this study was to examine whether postsecondary education improved employment outcomes and earnings for individuals with intellectual disability.

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Sannicandro, T. (2019). The effect of postsecondary education on employment, income, and SSI for people with intellectual disabilities. Think College Fast Facts, Issue No. 24. Boston, MA: University of Massachusetts Boston, Institute for Community Inclusion.

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2019
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