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ADVISORY: Income Support for Children with Disabilities: Moving Towards Reforms That Work
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ADVISORY: Income Support for Children with Disabilities: Moving Towards Reforms That Work

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Washington, D.C. — On Monday, September 10 the Center for American Progress will host an event to discuss the challenges experienced by the families of children with disabilities.

This year the United States celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Supplemental Security Income program, which provides income support to people with disabilities, including 1.3 million children. For families the program is a lifesaver that allows for greater economic security as they provide family-centered care for their children. Despite its tremendous value, conservatives are targeting the program for reforms, some of which mirror what was done to programs like Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. It is clear that this isn’t the way to go. The Children’s Supplemental Security Income program would benefit from some reforms, but ones that improve outreach to qualifying families, target resources to those most in need, and facilitate successful work outcomes.

Introduction by:

Joy Moses, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for American Progress

Featured Panelists:
Dennis Hogan, Professor, Brown University; author, Family Consequences of Children’s Disabilities
Susan Parish, Director, Lurie Institute for Disability Policy at Brandeis University
LaDonna Pavetti, Vice President for Family Income Support Policy, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Rebecca Vallas, Attorney, Community Legal Services of Philadelphia

Moderated by:
Shawn Fremstad, Attorney, Center for Economic and Policy Research

September 10, 2012
12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
A light lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.

Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
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For more information, contact Katie Peters at 202.741.6285 or [email protected]