Career Guidance for Children and Youth with Disabilities

  • Maria Cristina GinevraEmail author
  • Laura Nota
  • Salvatore Soresi
  • Lea Ferrari
  • V. Scott Solberg


The chapter examines the role of career guidance with children and youth with disabilities from a full-inclusion perspective. The analysis started with the description of global challenges, which define the coordinates that frame the contexts where persons and societies evolve, highlighting the effects of globalisation, technological progress, demographic change, flexibility, global financial crisis, and neoliberalism on the current job market. Then, based on Life Design paradigm and Positive Youth Development paradigm, the relevance of children’s career development was discussed and the need for career interventions in early childhood to offer growing opportunities for all children and youth was emphasised. Lastly, particular attention was given to examples of macro-, meso- and micro-level actions that can be implemented to promote children’s career guidance in an inclusive perspective.


Career guidance Inclusion Children with disabilities Youth with disabilities 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Cristina Ginevra
    • 1
    Email author
  • Laura Nota
    • 2
  • Salvatore Soresi
    • 2
  • Lea Ferrari
    • 2
  • V. Scott Solberg
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Milano-BicoccaMilanItaly
  2. 2.Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education, and Applied PsychologyUniversity of PadovaPaduaItaly
  3. 3.School of EducationBoston UniversityBostonUSA

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