Reviewing the Evidence: What Works in Disability Employment Services

Jun 22, 2017 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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The growing evidence base on disability employment services has given policymakers and administrators an opportunity to either scale up and replicate services that work or to stop supporting those that do not. On June 22 Mathematica’s Center for Studying Disability Policy (CSDP) hosted a live webinar featuring a panel of experts from Mathematica who discussed the emerging evidence on promising employment interventions. Our speakers presented findings from recent studies of the following:

  • Support from state vocational rehabilitation agencies for the postsecondary education of transition-age youth with mental health conditions
  • The Job Corps program’s potential to (1) improve employment outcomes for adults with disabilities who participated in the program when they were young and (2) reduce their reliance on disability benefits
  • Early impacts of a state vocational agency intervention on Social Security Disability Insurance beneficiaries  


  • Craig Thornton, Moderator
  • Priyanka Anand
  • Heinrich Hock
  • Gina Livermore
  • David Stapleton, Discussant