Adult Services: What Are They? Where Are They?

November 2009 Many different individuals come together to help the student plan for transition. Typically, transition planning is handled by members of the IEP team, with other individuals becoming involved as needed. It’s important to involve a variety of people, for they will bring their unique perspectives to the planning table. The team draws upon the expertise of the different members and pools their information to make decisions or … [Read more...]

Services for Adults with Disabilities

Updated October 2010 | Links checked, February 2013Once a student with a disability leaves high school, other agencies are available to assist with putting the individual in contact with helpful resources.We have prepared this listing of resources for adults with disabilities to help you get started. Look over this list, and you will find organizations that provide information, referral, and/or direct services. A brief description of each organization's … [Read more...]

SSA’s final rules for evaluating endocrine disorders in children and adults

The Social Security Administration published final rules for evaluating endocrine disorders in the Federal Register on April 8, 2011.  These are the rules that will be used to evaluate endocrine disorders in both adults and children who apply for, or receive, Social Security disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income payments based on disability. These rules will be effective on June 8, 2011, and will remain effective for 5 years, unless … [Read more...]

SSA benefits and compassionate allowances

Social Security has an obligation to provide benefits quickly to applicants whose medical conditions are so serious that their conditions obviously meet disability standards.Compassionate allowances are a way of quickly identifying diseases and other medical conditions that invariably qualify under the "Listing of Impairments" based on minimal objective medical information. Compassionate allowances allow Social Security to quickly target the most … [Read more...]

SSI and children with disabilities: Just the facts

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities discusses Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for low-income children with disabilities, presenting basic facts about the program, including who is eligible, how children qualify, how parents' earnings affect a child's eligibility, and more. (posted March 4, 2013) … [Read more...]

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