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Promoting High Expectations for Post-School Success by Family Members: A “To Do” List for Professionals — Pacer

Promoting High Expectations for Post-School Success by Family Members: A “To Do” List for Professionals — Pacer [link]

Parent advocates for students with disabilities across the nation were asked for their ideas. The following provides a “to-do” list of 7 strategies and 13 activities special education professionals can use in partnership with families to promote high expectations for post-school success for young adults with disabilities.

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College and Career Readiness (CCR) for Students on the Alternative Diploma

College and Career Readiness (CCR) for Students on the Alternative Diploma [link]

“CCR for Students Using Alternate Assessment is a KY State Professional Development Grant (SPDG) based on federal grants to states departments of education. College and/or career readiness following high school increases the chances of success for ALL youth in the global economy of the 21st century. The Kentucky CCR Initiative is striving to ensure that youth with significant intellectual disabilities (ID) are included in this vision.”

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What You Need to Know About Your SSI When You Turn 18

What You Need to Know About Your SSI When You Turn 18 [link]

“This booklet is for youth who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and their parents, teachers, health providers, caregivers, or representatives. It will help you prepare for the transition from school to adult life.

Many services and types of supports are available as you prepare to transition to higher education and employment.

This booklet will help you identify supports available from Social Security and other Federal and State agencies to help prepare for a successful transition to adulthood.”

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Working While Disabled — How We Can Help, 2019 (Social Security document)

Working While Disabled — How We Can Help, 2020 (Social Security document) [link]

Read this pamphlet to learn how Social Security’s work incentives and Ticket to Work programs can help people with disabilities who receive benefits and are interested in working.

“Special rules make it possible for people receiving Social Security disability bene ts or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to work and still receive monthly payments.”

Work incentives include:

  • Continued cash benefits for a time while you work;
  • Continued Medicare or Medicaid while you work; and
  • Help with education, training, and rehabilitation to start a new line of work.
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Working While Disabled — How We Can Help, 2021 (Social Security document)

Working While Disabled — How We Can Help, 2021 (Social Security document) [link]

Read this pamphlet to learn how Social Security’s work incentives and Ticket to Work programs can help people with disabilities who receive benefits and are interested in working.

“Special rules make it possible for people receiving Social Security disability bene ts or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to work and still receive monthly payments.”

Work incentives include:

  • Continued cash benefits for a time while you work;
  • Continued Medicare or Medicaid while you work; and
  • Help with education, training, and rehabilitation to start a new line of work.