The Transition University-Work for Disabled People: A Needs Analysis

Graziella D’Auria


This paper analyses the influence of disability on education, training and career development of disabled people, by presenting a critical perspective on Italian legislation concerning inclusive policies. The starting point is a detailed historical review of the first interventions, along with a critical presentation of cross-cultural perspectives on school and work inclusion. The paper focuses on personal experiences of disabled people in entering the education system and the work contexts. From a methodological point of view the study adopted netnography to collect data from 30 disabled people. The main results suggest that individual characteristics play a central role in problems facing, with a rich spectrum of responses and call for new policies by the different stakeholders involved in inclusion.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2016.v7n6p223

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Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences ISSN 2039-9340(Print) ISSN 2039-2117(Online)

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