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date: 21 October 2019

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Similar to school-aged children with a learning disability (LD), adults with LD experience unique challenges as they transition from high school and enter postsecondary institutions and the workplace. This chapter discusses the characteristics of adults with LD and their learning challenges as they adapt to increasing demands in higher education and the workforce. Laws related to accommodating adults with LD in postsecondary institutions and work settings are addressed, and the skills and strategies necessary for adults with LD to successfully transition from dependence to independence are also detailed.

Keywords: learning disability, adults, transition, postsecondary accommodations, self-advocacy, self-determination, legislation

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