I think it is important to consider what friends and family have to say about PTSD symptoms for two reasons. 1. The family and friends see the patient and may be aware of symptoms that the patient cannot/will not admit they have or are unaware of. 2. The medical records for some are not as descriptive, they may not be complete and/or the patient may not want to admit the full scale of issues they are experiencing because ...more »
Overall, how can we support the employment goals of social security beneficiaries through the Ticket to Work program?
How could we structure and present information to increase participation in and effectiveness of the program?
What employment support models are likely to be most effective in achieving the intent and goals of the program?
What incentives could we offer to help ensure ENs are financially and organizationally viable?
What incentives could we offer ENs for collaborating effectively with employers, VR agencies, public work force systems, WIPAs and other entities assisting our disability beneficiaries?
How could the program encourage youth with disabilities to pursue apprenticeships, career development programs, post-secondary education, and other work-related opportunities in a manner similar to their peers without disabilities?
How could ENs become integral to transition planning with youth who have disabilities, their families, and local schools?
Would offering beneficiaries financial education and planning services be appropriate for the program? If so, how could we accomplish this through changes to the program regulations?
What service barriers or administrative complexities do ENs face that inhibit their ability to serve our beneficiaries?
How might we encourage more organizations that can provide appropriate services to our beneficiaries to participate as ENs?
Should we adjust our payment systems to increase EN payments when a beneficiary earns more than the SGA level for sustained periods? If so, what adjustments could we make without increasing overall program costs?