Leaving the school system and finding employment can be an overwhelming time for youth and families as they leave one system they know into what often feels like unchartered territory. Parents often need a guiding hand to help them know what resources would be the most helpful to them depending on their child’s goals, strengths, challenges, and dreams. Parents wonder: do I contact vocational rehab right away or do I help my child apply for a job independently or do I learn more about post-secondary programs at colleges? Below are some resources that may be available to help you during that time. These are groups within Kentucky that can act as advocates and mentors during an overwhelming time.