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CareerACCESS Launches New Blog Featuring Stories By Youth

Erin TatumCareerACCESS, a community-driven proposed program of reforms to SSI that will provide an alternative benefits program for youth with disabilities, has launched a new blog that is featuring stories of youth with disabilities across the US and their experience with SSI.

The first installment is called “Uphill Climb: SSI and Finding Employment” by Erin Tatum.

Growing up with cerebral palsy, I always thought of my disability as a set of physical limitations that I had to overcome. Determined to prove that kids with disabilities could do everything that their able-bodied peers could do, I attended mainstream school and never had an aide in class. [Read more…]

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