Date of Award


Degree Type

Creative Project

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



First Advisor

Robert Morgan

Second Advisor

Kaitlyn Bundock

Third Advisor

Heather Weese


This study examined the post school outcomes for young adults with disabilities having participated in special education programs while attending high school. An electronic survey was used to collect information from a population of previous special education students ages 18 to 19 years from a school district in the state of Utah. After sending the survey to approximately 275 former students, the researcher received responses from 4 individuals; a 1.45% response rate. The survey data were examined to identify overall satisfaction of participants’ high school education. Current participant employment rates, as well as post-secondary education enrollment was examined. No conclusions could be drawn from the survey because of the inadequate response rate. Limitations of the research are discussed.