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Citation:  Zhang, D., Roberts, E., Landmark, L., & Ju, S. (2019). Effect of self-advocacy training on students with disabilities: Adult outcomes and advocacy involvement after participation. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 50 (2), 207-218.
Title:  Effect of self-advocacy training on students with disabilities: Adult outcomes and advocacy involvement after participation
Authors:  Zhang, D., Roberts, E., Landmark, L., & Ju, S.
Year:  2019
Journal/Publication:  Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation
Publisher:  IOS Press
DOI:  https://doi.org/10.3233/JVR-181001
Full text:  https://content.iospress.com/articles/journal-of-vocational-rehabil...   
Peer-reviewed?  Yes
NIDILRR-funded?  Not reported

Structured abstract:

Purpose:  The purpose of this study was to examine the long-term advocacy involvement and adult outcomes of the Texas Statewide Youth Leadership Forum (TXYLF) participants.
Data collection and analysis:  The relationships between advocacy involvement and adult outcomes of former TXYLF participants at one to six years after participation were examined.
Findings:  Participants with low incidence disabilities were involved in inclusive employment more often than what was reported in the literature. Minority status increased the likelihood of involvement in advocacy, having a high incident disability increased the likelihood of post-training employment, and being under 21 years old increased the likelihood of living independently and participating in postsecondary education advocacy and employment advocacy. Exposure to the TXYLF for one full year, participation in the nine-month support phase, attending a regional YLF, and involvement as a mentor increased the likelihood of post-training employment, postsecondary education, and independent living.

Disabilities served:  Multiple disabilities
Populations served:  Transition-age students (14 - 22)
Interventions:  Self-determination / self-advocacy
Outcomes:  Employment acquisition