2020 Kessler Foundation National Employment and Disability Survey: Recent College Graduates
Thirty years after the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, higher education appears to be paying off for people with disabilities. Yet, challenges remain, and many opportunities for improvement also emerged. Equity in higher education and employment depends not only on graduation or employment rates, but also on the characteristics and quality of educational and vocational experiences. The 2020 Kessler Foundation National Employment and Disability Survey dispels common myths about the role of higher education in the lives of young people with disabilities who, like their peers without disabilities, are striving to transition to careers and economic independence. The survey also identifies disparities in career choices and employment outcomes that need the attention of educators, advocates, researchers, and policymakers.