Looking Ahead: The Adjustment of Adults with Disabilities

  • Vicki L. Schwean
Part of the Springer Series on Human Exceptionality book series (SSHE)


For most of the 20th century, disability research and primary practice have focused on discrete age groups; most notably school-aged children and adolescents. Spurred by findings that many adults with disabilities fail to experience “successful adult adjustment,” recent emphasis has been directed toward exploring the indicators and correlates of adjustment in disabled adults. Despite this burgeoning interest, there remains a relative vacuum in information about the experiences of adults with disabilities and the services they require to achieve productive and rewarding lives (Winzer, 1996).


Social Support Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Antisocial Personality Disorder Learn Disability 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vicki L. Schwean
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  1. 1.Department of Educational Psychology and Special EducationUniversity of SaskatchewanSaskatoonCanada

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