Growing up disabled

How does disability affect young people’s experiences of growing up? is a research briefing looking at the differences in how children with a disability move into adulthood compared with their non disabled peers.

The research by Lucinda Platt, Sam Parsons, Stella Chatzitheochari, Rebecca Fauth and Helena Jelicic uses data from the Longitudinal Study of Young People (Next Steps) in England to explore whether young people aged 19, who experienced disability in their teens, had similar or different experiences of growing up compared to non-disabled young people.

It also examines differences in key risky and positive social behaviours that are associated with growing up, as well as how the young people feel about their lives.