Differences in how “disability” is defined in federal laws for children and for adults

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This December 2010 report is the Country Report for the United States, written to capture our status at the moment regarding Pathways for Disabled Students to Tertiary Education and Employment. Chapter 1 will give you the ultimate authoritative summation of how the federal laws in the United States define the term “disability.” These definitions have important implications for youths with disabilities as they transition to adulthood and to education, employment, and adult service systems.
http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/16/11/47469144.pdf

 

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