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Are there related limitations besides attention, concentration, and persistence that affect a person’s ability to focus on tasks? How severe would they need to be to prevent someone from working? What previous research supports these suggestions?
At what level do impairment-related limitations in attention, concentration, and persistence cause off-task behavior to the extent a person could not do any job on the national economy? What research supports this threshold?
What does previous research tell us about employer expectations around productivity? For example, what are employer tolerances for employees being “off task”? Do employers typically make reasonable accommodations in relation to off-task behavior?
Who should we consult to help us gauge a person’s capacity to focus on job-related tasks?
What standard tests or questionnaires already exist for assessing attention, concentration, and persistence?
Are there any conditions that SSA should consider as a CAL condition?
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?
How could ENs become integral to transition planning with youth who have disabilities, their families, and local schools?
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?
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?
What incentives could we offer to help ensure ENs are financially and organizationally viable?
What employment support models are likely to be most effective in achieving the intent and goals of the program?