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The SSRC Library allows visitors to access materials related to self-sufficiency programs, practice and research. Visitors can view common search terms, conduct a keyword search or create a custom search using any combination of the filters at the left side of this page. To conduct a keyword search, type a term or combination of terms into the search box below, select whether you want to search the exact phrase or the words in any order, and click on the blue button to the right of the search box to view relevant results.

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  • Individual Author: Timmons, Jaimie Ciulla; Foley, Susan; Whitney-Thomas, Jean; Green, Joseph
    Reference Type: Journal Article
    Year: 2001

    Welfare reform has changed the landscape of social protection for individuals on the margins of economic independence. Reforms require individuals to develop marketable skills and acceptable work behaviors and to move along a path to employment. For individuals with disabilities in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) system, substantial barriers and insufficient transitional supports can impede this path. The current study examined the impact of welfare reform on individuals with disabilities in the TANF system. This report summarizes the experiences of eleven individuals with disabilities receiving welfare benefits in Massachusetts and Wisconsin. Study findings trace a path from welfare to work, describe variations along this path for individuals with disabilities, and consider a range of supports necessary to address barriers. Implications for policy and practice are offered. (author abstract)

    Welfare reform has changed the landscape of social protection for individuals on the margins of economic independence. Reforms require individuals to develop marketable skills and acceptable work behaviors and to move along a path to employment. For individuals with disabilities in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) system, substantial barriers and insufficient transitional supports can impede this path. The current study examined the impact of welfare reform on individuals with disabilities in the TANF system. This report summarizes the experiences of eleven individuals with disabilities receiving welfare benefits in Massachusetts and Wisconsin. Study findings trace a path from welfare to work, describe variations along this path for individuals with disabilities, and consider a range of supports necessary to address barriers. Implications for policy and practice are offered. (author abstract)

  • Individual Author: Dahlem, Katherine Anne
    Reference Type: Report
    Year: 2010

    The University of Wisconsin’s Center for Financial Security and Abt Associates Inc. conducted four focus groups with adults with disabilities who are working or interested in working, and four focus groups with parents or guardians of children with disabilities who are aging out of the school system. The purpose of these eight focus groups was to gather information on how people with disabilities and their families address financial and estate planning, understand eligibility rules and regulations, seek and maintain employment, interact with local school systems, and share lessons learned. Study findings suggest that the dissemination of information about financial and estate planning, benefit rules and regulations, employment opportunities, and effective special education models is vital to people with disabilities and their caregivers in order to help them address long-term financial and care needs. (author abstract)

    The University of Wisconsin’s Center for Financial Security and Abt Associates Inc. conducted four focus groups with adults with disabilities who are working or interested in working, and four focus groups with parents or guardians of children with disabilities who are aging out of the school system. The purpose of these eight focus groups was to gather information on how people with disabilities and their families address financial and estate planning, understand eligibility rules and regulations, seek and maintain employment, interact with local school systems, and share lessons learned. Study findings suggest that the dissemination of information about financial and estate planning, benefit rules and regulations, employment opportunities, and effective special education models is vital to people with disabilities and their caregivers in order to help them address long-term financial and care needs. (author abstract)