Summer jobs are a staple for most teens, but for those with disabilities the market is proving particularly tough this year.

Generally speaking high schoolers without disabilities have an easier time, but the recession is making the disparity even more pronounced. Just 15 percent of teens with disabilities will likely land jobs this summer, experts say, compared to more than half of their non-disabled peers.

And that could have long-lasting consequences. Research shows that teens with disabilities who have jobs are four times more likely to graduate high school, reports The Boston Globe. To read more click here.

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