Project Overview

Objective

To assist centers for independent living improve outcomes for youth and young adults with disabilities from racial and ethnic minority backgrounds who have completed or left secondary education.

Project Motivation

Historically, youth with disabilities, particularly those from minority backgrounds, have faced additional barriers with the transition to adulthood. While much research has focused on the transition from school to work, the Administration for Community Living funded this work to fill the knowledge gap on services to help traditionally underserved youth that have already left school.

Prepared For

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living

Minority Youth and Centers for Independent Living (MY-CIL) uses a grassroots, stakeholder-informed approach to empower centers for independent living to increase and improve services for traditionally underserved out-of-school youth from racial and ethnic minority backgrounds.

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Centers for independent living, or CILs, are community-based organizations that are run by people with disabilities for people with disabilities to promote the principles of independent living. MY-CIL seeks to generate and share new knowledge that is developed with input from CIL staff and youth participants, as well as other stakeholders such as providers, policymakers, and advocates. A stakeholder advisory group provides input on the design and execution of all research and training activities.

 
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Purvi Sevak

Purvi Sevak

Director, Disability Business Development

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Frank Martin

Frank Martin

Senior Researcher

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Stacie Feldman

Stacie Feldman

Survey Researcher

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Anna Hill

Anna Hill

Senior Researcher

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David Mann

David Mann

Senior Researcher

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Todd Honeycutt

Todd Honeycutt

Principal Researcher

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