Literacy, Employment and Youth with Learning Disabilities: Aligning Workforce Development Policies and Programs

The purpose of this paper is threefold: (1) to provide information to policymakers and government personnel who support and develop workforce development programming, policies and practices for youth, including those with learning disabilities (LD); (2) to provide a national view of the literacy and employment status of youth with LD who have low literacy skills; and (3) to provide information on how workforce development programs can meet their literacy, employment and self-determination needs, providing professional development and leveraging technology to do so more effectively and efficiently.

Author: 
Mooney, M., Silver-Pacuilla, H.
Year: 
2010
Source: 
National Institute for Literacy
Type: 
Related Research
Content Area: 
reading
writing
Grade Level: 
secondary
transition
IDEA Disability Category: 
major-other health impairment
specific learning disability