Brookings event highlights children with disabilities

On May 8, the Brookings Institute and Princeton University hosted an event on “Children with Disabilities” and released the latest issue of The Future of Children—a journal focusing on research and practice on vital children’s issues—examining the increasing impact of childhood disability. The release event included an overview of the journal issue’s contents, findings from an accompanying policy brief, a keynote speech by Kenneth Apfel of the University of Maryland, and a panel discussion on the SSI program for children. The Arc’s Marty Ford participated in the panel and spoke about the importance of SSI benefits for low-income children with significant disabilities and their families. Audio and a transcript are available on the Brookings Institute web site.

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