Two weeks ago in this Metro Washington, D.C., Social Security Disability Law Blog we discussed a report that found disabilities to be on the rise among U.S. children. The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention has since reported that about 20 percent of American children have mental disorders. The Obama administration has now announced that it is launching a new project to help ensure that children with disabilities have access to the services that they need to thrive.
The program is called Promoting Readiness of Minors in Supplemental Security Income, or Promise. Its goal is to improve the education and career opportunities for children ages 14 to 16 who recieve SSI.