KentuckyWorks, a project funded by the Administration for Community Living, and the capacity building project, Strengthening the Postsecondary Landscape in Kentucky, funded by Think College, held a statewide community conversation on May 21, 2018. Community conversations are way to identify key issues and connections within the community as well as enable the community to set realistic and attainable goals. The statewide community conversation was held simultaneously in Lexington, Murray, and Morehead, Kentucky via video conference. The conversation was held for self-advocates, families, and professionals to discuss strategies for increasing meaningful post-secondary opportunities for youth and young adults with intellectual disabilities (ID). In round table discussions, participants worked together to come up with ideas to address the issue and to consider how participants might work together to make those ideas happen. The event included a harvesting of best ideas and identification of next steps to improve post-secondary outcomes for students with ID. Participants were given a survey after the event to provide feedback on the community conversation process. This report highlights themes from the round table discussions and the survey findings. The report has four main sections—participant description, feedback on event, harvested best ideas, and specific strategies by region.
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