Location

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

Event Website

https://pacrim.coe.hawaii.edu

Start Date

3-2019 12:00 AM

End Date

3-2019 12:00 AM

Description

In this session, we presented findings of a study of the Ticket to Work (TTW) program designed to help Supplemental Security Income/Social Security Disability Insurance (SSI/SSDI) beneficiaries obtain employment. The study examined the TTW program through several different lenses, including: 1) the SSA perspective, though analysis of Social Security Administration (SSA) data; 2) a workforce development perspective, through assessing the public workforce system’s accessibility and service practices; 3) a practitioner’s perspective, through site visit interviews and observations; and 4) the participants’ perspective, through focus group discussions. We shared findings about the characteristics of successful TTW programs and invited session participants to share insights from their own TTW experiences.

Comments

Kay Magill, Ph.D. (Stanford University), Senior Research Associate at IMPAQ International, has almost 30 years’ experience in policy research, program evaluation and studies of employment and education services, community living options, and vocational rehabilitation services for individuals with disabilities.

Linda Toms Barker, M.A., (Antioch West University), Principal Research Associate at IMPAQ International, has almost 40 years’ experience in program evaluation and public policy research with a particular focus on disability employment policy. She has also studied service delivery and quality of life implications of a wide range of policies and regulations influencing community living options and access to mainstream social services for individuals with the full range of disabling conditions, including multi-method studies of community living, employment, education, and health care for individuals with disabilities.

This article is brought to you for free and open access by the Center on Disability Studies, ISSN 2641-6115. Licensed under CC BY 4.0.

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Helping SSI/SSDI Beneficiaries Get to Work: What Do Successful Employment Networks Look Like?

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

In this session, we presented findings of a study of the Ticket to Work (TTW) program designed to help Supplemental Security Income/Social Security Disability Insurance (SSI/SSDI) beneficiaries obtain employment. The study examined the TTW program through several different lenses, including: 1) the SSA perspective, though analysis of Social Security Administration (SSA) data; 2) a workforce development perspective, through assessing the public workforce system’s accessibility and service practices; 3) a practitioner’s perspective, through site visit interviews and observations; and 4) the participants’ perspective, through focus group discussions. We shared findings about the characteristics of successful TTW programs and invited session participants to share insights from their own TTW experiences.

https://kahualike.manoa.hawaii.edu/pacrim/2019/Articles/9