The FPT was formed in 2005 to improve interagency policy and service coordination to support all youth, including youth with disabilities, in successfully transitioning from school to adulthood. FPT brings together political, senior executive, and career staff from federal agencies across multiple systems to collaborate on transition issues. Several agencies' missions limit them to serving youth with disabilities, while others provide general youth services or a combination of disability-related and general services. The partnership is led by co-chairs, Kathy Martinez, Assistant Secretary for the Office of Disability Employment Policy at the Department of Labor (DOL), and Michael K. Yudin, Acting Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services at the Department of Education (ED). In February 2013, FPT formed a Strategic Planning Committee comprising career and senior executive staff from the ED, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), DOL, and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to develop The 2020 Federal Youth Transition Plan: A Federal Interagency Strategy (2020 Plan) to improve transition outcomes for youth with disabilities. The 2020 Plan outlines how FPT will enhance interagency coordination through the identification of compatible outcome goals and policy priorities, ultimately leading to improved outcomes for youth with disabilities by 2020.
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