Success for People with Disabilities after Postsecondary Education

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Jennifer A. Graf
Teresa Whelley
Linda F. Jones

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quality of life, individuals with disabilities, postsecondary education

Abstract

Success may be defined in numerous ways and may be linked to quality of life.  Individuals with disabilities often find success difficult to achieve.  Postsecondary education has been shown to improve individual quality of life.  Does a professional life obtained through postsecondary education provide individuals with disabilities entree to a better quality of life?  How does this play out in the life of a person with a disability?  This study reports on interviews with both people with and without disabilities and their perceptions of both success and quality of life.  The findings stress how important it is to facilitate access and support in the pursuit of a postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities.

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