To monitor, provide technical assistance and training supports, and evaluate the Disability Innovation Fund Program’s 20 grantee-led projects for Pathways to Partnerships Model Demonstration.
Pathways to Partnerships Model Demonstration projects aim to improve the transition of youth with disabilities into competitive integrative employment and rewarding career paths to improve their economic prosperity and further the full equality and integration of individuals with disabilities in American society.
- M. Davis and Company
- Center for Transition and Career Innovation at the University of Maryland
- Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute
- TransCen, Inc.
US Department of Education Rehabilitation Services Administration
The federal fiscal year 2023 Disability Innovation Fund is supporting 20 Pathways to Partnership projects to improve the delivery of transition services to children (ages 10-13) and youth (ages 14-24) with disabilities and their families through intentional and transformative partnerships among state vocational rehabilitation agencies, state education agencies, local education agencies, federally funded centers for independent living, and other organizations offering services to this population.
The evaluation will: 1) include innovative data and data collection methods; 2) analyze costs, partnerships, and program activities; and 3) determine outcomes and potential impacts of the projects. The evaluation team will also monitor grantee progress in implementing their programs and provide training and technical assistance to support them.
Mathematica and its partners are supporting the Rehabilitation Services Administration in the Disability Innovation Fund’s Pathways to Partnership project to demonstrate effectiveness, identify improvements, and ensure accountability. The evaluation results will also pave the way for the emergence of innovative systemic approaches to seamless transition services focused on career exploration and competitive integrated employment aspirations for children and youth with disabilities.
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