The Promoting the Readiness of Minors in Supplemental Security Income (PROMISE) initiative is addressing barriers to economic independence faced by youth Supplemental Security Income recipients and their families. Six demonstration programs have been funded to promote positive changes in education and...
Transition to Adulthood
As they grow older, many youth with disabilities face disincentives to living independently and supporting themselves through work, as well as changes in financing for services and availability of income support. Mathematica has a long history in this area, beginning with the evaluation of the Transitional Employment and Training Demonstration, the first major demonstration to improve adult outcomes for youth with serious intellectual disabilities receiving disability benefits.
Evaluation of the Promoting the Readiness of Minors in Supplemental Security Income PROMISE Grants
Youth Transition Demonstration: Helping Youth with Disabilities Become Employed
In September 2005, the Social Security Administration (SSA) awarded Mathematica a nine-year contract to evaluate the Youth Transition Demonstration (YTD) projects, designed to help youth with disabilities maximize their economic self-sufficiency as they move from school to work.