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Aspirations held by young adults with intellectual disabilities and their mothers

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McMahon, M, Moni, K, Cuskelly, M ORCID: 0000-0001-9986-9985, Lloyd, J and Jobling, A 2020 , 'Aspirations held by young adults with intellectual disabilities and their mothers' , Australian Journal of Career Development, vol. 29, no. 2 , 107–116 .

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Abstract

This study reports on Australian small-scale exploratory descriptive research into how young people with intellectualdisability and their families construct their futures. The aims of this research were to (a) better understand the futureaspirations held by young adults with intellectual disability and their parents, (b) identify enablers and barriers to theachievement of these aspirations, and (c) provide insights for career practitioners who support young people withintellectual disability and their parents to achieve their personal and career goals. Participants were four young peoplewith intellectual disabilities aged between 18 and 30 years and their mothers. Data were collected through semistructured interviews and analysed thematically. Results provide a nuanced understanding of the issues facing youngpeople with intellectual disabilities and their families in constructing their futures. Suggestions are offered that can informcareer development practice and policy.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:McMahon, M and Moni, K and Cuskelly, M and Lloyd, J and Jobling, A
Keywords: intellectual disability, future aspiration, parents, career development, young adults, families
Journal or Publication Title: Australian Journal of Career Development
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd.
ISSN: 1038-4162
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Copyright 2020 Australian Council for Educational Research

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