Together, We Can Increase Meaningful Employment Opportunities for Youth with Disabilities

In today’s increasingly fast-paced, dynamic, and technologically focused workforce, it is critical that young adults have a well-defined path from school to work and the training needed to succeed in the labor force. While the transition from school to work has always been challenging, today’s young adults are entering the workforce facing issues such as record student debt, a higher cost of living, increased workplace automation, and mental health challenges that were exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is more critical than ever that we equip young people with the skills and supports they need to forge a path toward meaningful employment and economic self-sufficiency.

In March 2023, The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) launched the Youth Employment Works strategy, which not only offers such a road map for today’s youth, but also aligns with best practices and evidence-based solutions specifically tailored towards addressing the unique challenges of youth with disabilities.

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