State vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies are well positioned to assist youth aged 16 to 24 years with disabilities who are transitioning from school to work.
Youth with Disabilities at the Crossroads: The Intersection of Vocational Rehabilitation and Disability Benefits for Youth with Disabilities
Programmes to Promote Employment for Disabled People: Lessons from the United States
This report reviews findings from U.S. evaluations of return-to-work supports for people with disabilities that have been influential in informing best practices and discusses implications for similar efforts in the U.K.
Strategies for Integrating and Coordinating Care for Behavioral Health Populations: Case Studies of Four States
This project conducted an environmental scan and discussions with state officials and other stakeholders in Louisiana, North Carolina, Tennessee and Vermont to describe each state’s approach to integrating and coordinating care for behavioral health populations.
How the Affordable Care Act Can Support Employment for People with Mental Illness
Mental illness, like any health concern, can disrupt the ability to work. Less than 20 percent of people who receive publicly funded mental health services are employed, although research consistently demonstrates that, with the right supports, 40-60 percent of people with serious mental illness (SMI)...
Disability Benefits for Veterans: Interactions Among Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, and Social Security Administration Programs
The purpose of this brief is to provide a detailed discussion of the financial benefit programs available to military veterans through the DoD, VA, and the Social Security Administration.
Work-Related Overpayments of Social Security Disability Insurance Beneficiaries: Prevalence and Descriptive Statistics
This study quantifies the beneficiary-level prevalence, duration, and size of work-related overpayments. Among other notable findings, the results establish the high prevalence of overpayments among beneficiaries who engage in substantial gainful activity: more than 7 in 10 were overpaid.
The Relationship Between Youth Services and Adult Outcomes among Former Child SSI Recipients
This paper documents the employment and benefit outcomes of former child SSI recipients and estimates the association between vocational rehabilitation, vocational training, special education, and adult outcomes. Results suggest vocational rehabilitation may improve long-term outcomes.
Many Hands Make Employment Work: Collaborations Between VR Agencies and Workforce Development Boards to Provide Work-Based Learning Experiences
This report presents two examples of collaborations between state vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies and local workforce development boards to deliver programs that provide work-based learning experiences (WBLEs) to students with disabilities.
Expanding Integrated Employment: Early Lessons from Scaling Up Pathways to Careers
This research brief describes early lessons learned from scaling up the Pathways to Careers customized employment program.
The Role of Obesity in Federal Disability Determinations
This brief describes how obesity is considered in disability determinations under current policy and how applicants with obesity fare as a result.