ILR to study teens with disabilities in $32.5M effort

Cornell University ILR School article , November 11, 2013

The ILR School’s Employment and Disability Institute is supporting the New York governor’s office and the state Office of Mental Health by leading the research and implementation of a $32.5 million federal award to improve education and career outcomes for low-income children with disabilities who receive Supplemental Security Income.

Funding for New York state from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services was announced Nov. 8 by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

The initiative, “Promoting the Readiness of Minors in Supplemental Security Income,” or PROMISE, was proposed by the Obama administration to improve services for more than 2,000 teens ages 14 through 16 and their families.

The grant is designed to help students graduate from high school, complete postsecondary education and job training, obtain employment and reduce reliance on Supplemental Security Income.

Read more here.

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