Report examines employment experience of Ontario PSE graduates with learning disabilities

April 15, 2011

According to a new report commissioned by the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario, students with learning disabilities from Ontario PSE institutions are largely gaining employment they find to be satisfying, but the disability continues to impact these students' lives, with nearly 72% indicating that it has affected workplace performance, and 62% choosing not to disclose their learning disability to their employer out of fear of being judged or embarrassed by co-workers. The study observes that self-disclosure does appear to be influenced by the age, gender, job satisfaction, and educational level of the person making the disclosure. While this group of graduates with learning disabilities accessed campus careers services infrequently, disability services offices played an important role in these students' lives, the report states. Research Summary | Full Report