Impact Feature Issue on Employment and Women With Disabilities

Education and Women With Disabilities (sidebar)

  • Expanding Career Options for Young Women with Learning Disabilities. By L. Lindstrom, M. Benz, & B. Doren. Published in the journal Career Development for Exceptional Individuals, (27)1, 2004. The article reports the findings of a study that examined the barriers and facilitators to career choice for young women with learning disabilities who graduated from high school and entered the workforce. Findings show that those who had a solid foundation of employment experiences, coupled with opportunities to explore and refine career goals, were more likely to enter employment related to their interests and goals.
  • DO-IT: Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking and Technology . The Web site of this project at the University of Washington has resources to increase the participation of individuals with disabilities in challenging academic programs and careers. In the "Postsecondary Education" section of the site are resources to help postsecondary educators create accessible environments and programs for students with disabilities, and resources for students and families to help students with disabilities prepare for and succeed in college.