Youth focus group about disability benefits. Feb. 18 and 19 at WID.

The World Institute on Disability invites students & their circle of support to participate in a focus group discussion about youth with disabilities and their benefits. We are redesigning our school and work website calculator ( We want input! Tell us your concerns about life planning and addressing gaps in information when seeking employment for yourself or someone you know.

Focus groups (FG) will take about 2 hours, and have a maximum of 8 participants in each focus groups, ages 16-28 and their circle of support. This will take place on February 18 & 19 at the World Institute on Disability.

Focus Group Blocks & Time:
World Institute on Disability
510 16th St. 2nd Fl.
Oakland, CA 94612

Thursday, February 18, 4-6pm:
16-22 yr olds

Thursday, February 18, 7-9pm:
23-28 yr olds

Friday, February 19, 7-9pm:
Circle of support: Family members, teachers, service providers

Participants will each receive a $50 VISA gift card.

We encourage youth and their circle of support from all backgrounds and different types of disability to participate. We are especially seeking those who are determined by Social Security as disabled, but encourage those who are not determined to still contact us. We want to ensure that when redesigning our calculator we have an inclusive process.

If you (or someone you know) are interested, please contact Silvia Kim, Projects Coordinator at the World Institute on Disability no later than February 10. Please provide the following information:

Which focus group will you be attending?

Please select which best describes you:
Youth with a disability
Family member of a child with a disability
Friend of person with a disability
Service Provider

Thank you,

Silvia Kim
World Institute on Disability
Phone: (510) 251-4325