Students with special needs face difficult job prospects

05/14/2010 | Sarasota Herald-Tribune (Fla.)

High unemployment rates are harming job prospects for many students with special needs, causing concern among special-education teachers that students may give up looking for work that could help them live independently and enrich their lives. Educators say students should take advantage of partnerships between schools and employers to help them secure positions. "Kids who have found something they're good at, their self-esteem improves, their whole being improves," one special-education teacher said.

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