Effect of self-advocacy training on students with disabilities: Adult outcomes and advocacy involvement after participation Academic Article uri icon


  • 2019 - IOS Press and the authors. All rights reserved. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine the long-Term advocacy involvement and adult outcomes of the Texas Statewide Youth Leadership Forum (TXYLF) participants. METHODS: The relationships between advocacy involvement and adult outcomes of former TXYLF participants at one to six years after participation were examined. RESULTS: Participants with low incidence disabilities were involved in inclusive employment more often than what was reported in the literature. Minority status increased the likelihood of involvement in advocacy, having a high incident disability increased the likelihood of post-Training employment, and being under 21 years old increased the likelihood of living independently and participating in postsecondary education advocacy and employment advocacy. Exposure to the TXYLF for one full year, participation in the nine-month support phase, attending a regional YLF, and involvement as a mentor increased the likelihood of post-Training employment, postsecondary education, and independent living.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Zhang, D., Roberts, E., Landmark, L., & Ju, S.

citation count

  • 4

complete list of authors

  • Zhang, Dalun||Roberts, Eric||Landmark, Leena||Ju, Song

publication date

  • March 2019