CaPROMISE is one of six projects funded nationally under Promoting the Readiness of Minors in Supplemental Security Income (PROMISE), by the Office of Special Education Programs, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, US Department of Education. The goal of CaPROMISE is to increase the self-sufficiency of transition-age youth receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and their families. For the past six years commencing on October 1, 2013, CaPROMISE staff have used a variety of educational, personal, community and work strategies to fulfill this goal and ultimately reverse the cycle of poverty and the adverse impact of disabling conditions for participating youth and their families. The following is a summary of observations, changes made, learning and recommendations for the future.
Hold the highest expectations for all students, including those with all disabilities,
starting at birth by all stakeholders!