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Citation:  Anderson, C. & Golden, T. (2019). Improving post-school living, learning and earning outcomes of youth with disabilities who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI): Findings and recommendations from six national PROMISE demonstration sites. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation,, 51 (2), 111-113.
Title:  Improving post-school living, learning and earning outcomes of youth with disabilities who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI): Findings and recommendations from six national PROMISE demonstration sites
Authors:  Anderson, C. & Golden, T.
Year:  2019
Journal/Publication:  Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation,
Publisher:  IOS Press
DOI:  https://doi.org/10.3233/JVR-191030
Full text:  https://content.iospress.com/articles/journal-of-vocational-rehabil...   
Peer-reviewed?  Yes
NIDILRR-funded?  Yes

Structured abstract:

Background:  Lamar is a 15-year-old youth with Autism who lives at home with his parents and three siblings under the age of 17, one of whom who also has a disability. Together they live in a rent-subsidized apartment complex in an urban setting and utilize a myriad of other needs-based programs that assist them in paying for utilities, food, and healthcare. Neither of Lamar’s parents attended college, and one dropped out of high school. One of Lamar’s parents works outside the home; they live from paycheck to paycheck and many of their monthly bills are currently past due. Both parents report that they are sometimes overwhelmed with managing their household, their finances, and their children’s educational programs and needed supports. Like most parents, they want to see their kids do better than they did and have a better life. However, they are cautiously optimistic and have limited expectations regarding the employment outlook for either of their children who have disabilities. Lamar’s dad states that they are one crisis away from their monthly budget being decimated and their house of cards collapsing in on them.

Disabilities served:  Autism / ASD
Populations served:  Transition-age youth (14 - 24)
Interventions:  Accommodations
Supported employment
Training and technical assistance
Vocational rehabilitation
Outcomes:  Employment acquisition
Full-time employment