Transforming Disability Policy for Youth and Young Adults with Disabilities
AbstractThe transition to adulthood can be difficult for young people with disabilities, and changes in public policy are needed to give them the support they need to find meaningful work, stay employed, and reduce their dependency on federal and state disability benefits. This brief highlights the importance of improving transition policy for youth with disabilities, reviews lessons from recent research, and considers transformative policy changes and why and how such changes might be tested. It also discusses an example of a transformative policy with potential to improve transitions for youth with disabilitiesâ€”the Transition to Economic Self-Sufficiency (TESS) program.
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Disability Policy; Youth Disability; Young Adults; Social Security Administration;
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