Faculty Publications and Presentations

Publication Date

March 2006

Document Type



Published in August, 2006 in Child & Youth Care Forum, 35, 4, 327-337 Full article can also be viewed at http://www.springer.com/dal/home/psychology?SGWID=1-10126-70-35605454-0&changeHeader=true


Children and youth with disabilities perform more poorly in transitional outcomes than their non-disabled peers. Programs are facing many changes because of these outcomes. Definitions are being revised, and new categories of exceptionalities are being recognized. Accountability measures are being put in place for people with disabilities. However, there is an important, current issue identified by researchers and individuals with disabilities – the issue of self-determination. This article explores how self-determination can and should be taught to children and youth with disabilities.