Youth Perspectives

Findings and recommendations contained in the publications in this section come from analyses of applicable laws, regulations, and policy guidance. Publications are set against a backdrop of personal and/or group experiences with a variety of barriers to full participation and highlight promising practices identified by youth and young adults with disabilities themselves. These invaluable perspectives come directly from a generation of people living with disabilities, many of whom have lived under the protection of federal laws enacted before they were born.


  • A Perspective from Youth with Disabilities: Benefits in a World of Employment (HTML) (PDF)


  • Students with Disabilities Face Financial Aid Barriers
  • Students with Disabilities Face Financial Aid Barriers (HTML)


  • Reorienting Disability Research (HTML) (PDF)

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