Project Overview


To develop policy solutions that can assist youth with disabilities.

Project Motivation

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.

Prepared For

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.

Families, practitioners, and policymakers are interested in these new policy solutions to ensure the availability of better policies, programs, and service initiatives that can help solve the challenges that youth SSI recipients face.

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.

ideas to promote the transition outcomes of youth SSI recipients
Project Impact

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.

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Related Staff

Gina Livermore

Gina Livermore

Senior Fellow; Director, Center for Studying Disability Policy

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Todd Honeycutt

Todd Honeycutt

Principal Researcher

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Michael Levere

Michael Levere

Senior Researcher

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