jeffpostDialogue will shape federal strategies for helping young people with disabilities successfully transition from school to work

Policymakers, service providers, the advocacy community, and others are invited to participate in an online dialogue to examine the impact of existing federal regulations and legislation on the successful transition from school to work for youth and young adults with disabilities. The dialogue will be open through May 27.

Youths and young adults with disabilities face unique challenges that may complicate their educational achievements as well as their plans for school, training and work. The four host agencies leading the dialogue — U.S. departments of Labor, Education, and Health and Human Services and the Social Security Administration — are particularly interested in identifying federal legislative and regulatory barriers regarding employment, education, Social Security, and health and human services.

Input received during the two-week, facilitated online dialogue will help these agencies improve policies, practices and interagency strategic planning.

To register for and participate in the dialogue, visit