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    About the ASPIRE Project

    What is ASPIRE?   In September 2013, the U.S. Department of Education awarded  the PROMISE Initiative (Promoting Readiness of Minors in Supplemental Security Income) to a six state consortium, ASPIRE (Achieving Success by Promoting Readiness for Education and Employment).  The six states of [...]

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    Being Self-Determined

    Be Self-Determined – Know yourself, your skills and your needs.  Be responsible to make choices about your life.  You have rights, and you also have responsibilities.  How do those work together?  Learn the skills to solve problems, listen, talk about your disability and ask for [...]

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    The ASPIRE Project… 5 years, and 6 states

    Arizona, Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Utah have partnered to implement the U.S. Department of Education PROMISE Initiative.  This five-year research study will enroll 2000 youth, ages 14 to 16 who receive SSI (Supplemental Security Income) and their families.  In this study, [...]

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    Enrollment in ASPIRE will begin Summer 2014

    Do you live in Utah, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Colorado or Arizona?  Are you between the ages of 14 and 16?  Do you receive SSI?  You have a chance to receive extra help with school and going to work.  To learn more, select your state or contact your state’s ASPIRE [...]

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