'In the Next Moment I Answer, it is Not Possible.' Professionals’ Experiences from Transition Planning for Young People.
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Original versionScandinavian Journal of Disability Research. 2021, 23 (1), 338-347. http://doi.org/10.16993/sjdr.783
In this article, we explore dilemmas professionals experience in the planning for the transition to adulthood for young people with disabilities. Five group interviews with a total of 16 professionals working in the habilitation services were conducted. They experienced structural shortcomings and a lack of resources to support the aspirations of the young people with disabilities. Much effort was directed towards giving young people a ‘realistic’ understanding of what they can expect from the public services within the limits of their abilities. We argue that this leaves little room for addressing the hopes and aspirations of young people with disabilities for the future. This is crucial for planning for a life as an active citizen. These shortcomings may restrict young people with disabilities opportunities in developing a strong self and question if they really matter as a worthy citizen.