To develop policy solutions that can assist youth with disabilities.
The main goal of these policy solutions is to improve youth’s long-term employment outcomes, though the solutions also address additional goals such as increased educational attainment.
U.S. Department of Labor
U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy
The SSI Youth Solutions project has developed new policy solutions that can help youth with disabilities—particularly youth receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI)—successfully transition to adulthood.
This project is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Office of Disability Employment Policy by Mathematica, under contract number 1605DC-18-A-0020.
Policy and Program Solution Papers
Through a competitive application process, ODEP selected 12 policy, program, or service ideas proposed by experts to promote the transition outcomes of youth SSI recipients that represent (1) novel, untested ideas that warrant further scrutiny or (2) interventions with credible evidence of their effectiveness worth considering for broader implementation. The selected experts developed their solutions into papers published in May 2021.Learn More
Evidence & Insights From This Project
SSI Youth Solutions Conference
The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Youth Solutions project hosted a virtual conference to share and discuss 12 program and policy proposals that offer innovative and evidence-based strategies to increase the employment of youth and young adults who apply for or receive SSI.Learn More