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Aspirations held by young adults with intellectual disabilities and their mothers

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McMahon, M and Moni, K and Cuskelly, M and Lloyd, J and Jobling, A, Aspirations held by young adults with intellectual disabilities and their mothers, Australian Journal of Career Development, 29, (2) pp. 107-116. ISSN 1038-4162 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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Abstract

This study reports on Australian small-scale exploratory descriptive research into how young people with intellectual disability and their families construct their futures. The aims of this research were to (a) better understand the future aspirations held by young adults with intellectual disability and their parents, (b) identify enablers and barriers to the achievement of these aspirations, and (c) provide insights for career practitioners who support young people with intellectual disability and their parents to achieve their personal and career goals. Participants were four young people with intellectual disabilities aged between 18 and 30 years and their mothers. Data were collected through semistructured interviews and analysed thematically. Results provide a nuanced understanding of the issues facing young people with intellectual disabilities and their families in constructing their futures. Suggestions are offered that can inform career development practice and policy.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:intellectual disability, future aspiration, parents, career development, young adults, families
Research Division:Psychology
Research Group:Applied and developmental psychology
Research Field:Child and adolescent development
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Community services
Objective Field:Ability and disability
UTAS Author:Cuskelly, M (Professor Monica Cuskelly)
ID Code:138464
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2020-04-08
Last Modified:2021-09-28
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