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Transition Age Special Education Students and SSI: What Parents Should Know

SSI is an income support program that provides monthly payments to persons with disabilities who have limited income and resources. The brief provides information on initial eligibility, age 18 redetermination, and work incentives.

Bridges to Inclusion: Supports for Youth At-Risk with Disabilities

Roses and Thorns from the Grassroots: A Series Highlighting Organizational Change in Massachusetts

This brief reports what ICI learned during a collaborative project with Bridge Over Troubled Waters, a Boston-based agency that serves runaway, homeless, and other at-risk youth. The collaboration included research, staff training, youth training, and case consultation.

Disability Organizations' Perspectives on the Needs of Youth with Disabilities Who Are Runaway or Homeless

Research to Practice 16

Findings from a national survey of state-level disability organizations on issues regarding runaway or homeless youth who have disabilities.

The Most Important Member: Facilitating the Focus Person's Participation in Person Centered Planning

Research to Practice 14

This brief summarizes research that explored the participation of young people in person centered planning, and gives specific recommendations to assist facilitators in maximizing student participation.

More Like a Dance: Whole Life Planning for People with Disabilities

Manual/Video

A useful reference on using person-centered planning to assist young adults in making the transition from school to adulthood. This system emphasizes the involvement of family, friends, and community members, with the student driving the process. The video shows the whole life planning process in action by depicting key aspects of the process and the experiences of three students.

ICI: promoting inclusion for people with disabilities