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Transitions to Adulthood Center Research Secures Key Role in New National Policy Development Center Preparing Youth and Young Adults with Disabilities for Employment

September 12, 2019

Congratulations to Marsha Ellison, Ph.D. for her success in partnering with the Council on State Governments and the K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability at Cornell University, to secure a $4 million four-year cooperative agreement to operate a policy development center focused on youth with disabilities, funded by the U.S. Department of Labor.

The Council on State Governments is the awardee, with the Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research, led by Dr. Ellison, bringing its expertise in youth with mental health disabilities to all of the Center’s activities. The Center will build on the work of the Department’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth. The Center will conduct research, engage with the workforce system and its partners, identify effective policies and practices that support youth with disabilities, and provide resources and training to help support the transition of youth with disabilities to employment.

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  • Read the press release from the U.S. Department of Labor here.
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