Study Commissioned on Transitions for Youth with Chronic Health Issues

To better understand the relationships between disability, health issues, and transition, the Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) commissioned a study to determine how chronic health conditions and overall health and wellness affect the transition and employment outcomes for youth with disabilities. The study looked at the role that health care providers play in establishing employment expectations for youth with disabilities. Key findings of the study are included in a policy brief entitled Healthy Transitions: A Pathway to Employment for Youth with Chronic Health Conditions and Other Disabilities, which is available through this link.