Students with disabilities trail others in post-secondary education

09/9/2011 | Education Week

A new report by the National Center for Special Education Research finds that 55% of students with disabilities reported having enrolled in some form of post-secondary education within six years after leaving high school, compared with 62% of those without disabilities. The 10-year longitudinal study also found that young adults with disabilities were less likely to be financially independent. Disability advocacy groups previously have called for strengthening federal laws to raise academic standards and improve career opportunities for people with disabilities.

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