Capitol Correspondence - 04.08.19

Mark Your Calendars: April 24 Event on Improving Trajectories for Youths with Disabilities (Livestream Available)

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ANCOR is sharing this announcement by the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) because people with disabilities are more likely to experience poverty than their peers without disabilities. The PROMISE program described in the announcement seeks to give children with disabilities and their families the tools they need to succeed in life and be financially secure as they transition into adulthood.

As written by AUCD:

In support of your work on disability, education and employment, we thought you would be interested in watching the Promoting the Readiness of Minors in Supplemental Security Income (PROMISE) presentation which will be held at the National Press Club and live streamed on April 24th, 2019.

PROMISE is an important interagency collaboration of the U.S. Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, Labor, and the Social Security Administration. The PROMISE program is comprised of six model demonstration projects (MDPs) across 11 states. Each MDP provides coordinated services and supports to youth with disabilities receiving supplemental security income (SSI) benefits and their families to improve education and career outcomes. The AUCD PROMISE Technical Assistance Center was funded to address TA needs of the MDPs.

Directors from the PROMISE MDPs will be presenting on federal, state, and local outcomes. I’ve attached the event flyer in this email.

Venue: National Press Club, Washington, D.C.

Date and Time: April 24th, 2019, 1 – 4pm EST

You can register for the Live Webcast here.”