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Lessons Learned from CaPROMISE Youth and their Families

The goal of CaPROMISE is to increase the self-sufficiency of transition-age youth receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and their families. Throughout the implementation of CaPROMISE, a question that keeps emerging is “why is this attainment of self-sufficiency and independence so difficult?”  Furthermore, have our expectations and systems become so categorical and complex and at times contradictory, that we have lost sight of the expectations and complex needs of the youth with disabilities and their families?

Hot off the press – Special Issue on PROMISE

The Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, Volume 51, Issue 2, is dedicated to the national PROMISE research and demonstration projects.

The special edition is open sourced and available online at IOS Press Content Library.

The double issue contains articles from the six PROMISE model demonstration projects and national technical assistance center.  The two articles from CaPROMISE are: