Outcomes For Youth And Young Adults With Disabilities
This report presents data that show the gap between youth with disabilities and those without disabilities on their success in education, employment, and poverty.
Youth and young adults (ages 14-24) with disabilities are less likely than their peers without disabilities to:
- complete high school
- enter and complete college
- enter the workforce
- attain financial success.
The poverty rate among people with disabilities is more than twice the rate of those without disabilities. Gaps between young people with and without disabilities result from inequities in the education and workforce systems. As a result, the national workforce loses out on the creativity and contributions of people with disabilities.