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.
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.