Department of Early Childhood Care and Education,
College of Education,
Katsina-Ala, Benue State.
e-mail: [email protected]
The special-needs school children like other “normal” children, need guidance for vocational choice and counseling and for their individual problems, to be able to participate fully in society. The disability-related problems that interfere with their choice of career are hereby highlighted. Also, problems faced by the special-needs children during the period of transition from school to the work place are identified. The paper asserts that career planning may be of greater importance to children with special needs than those who are not challenged. This paper therefore recommended that, guidance counselors must recognize the need to assume an advocacy role for special-needs students to help ensure that they are guided into appropriate educational tracks.
Keywords: Disabilities, Career, Children, and Special needs.