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.


Our Work
  • Evaluation of the Maryland Way2Work Model

    Mathematica is evaluating the impact of Way2Work, a transition work-based learning model, on the post-school outcomes of high school students with disabilities in select Maryland counties. A grant from the federal Rehabilitation Services Administration funds this work.

  • 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.