KentuckyWorks Brighter Futures Family Engagement Curriculum

Contact Stephanie Meredith at Stephanie.meredith@uky.edu to learn more about our Brighter Futures family engagement curriculum.

Seeing a Brighter Future is a 2-hour training curriculum to inspire parents of children with signi cant intellectual disabilities that employment is possible and can be a meaningful part of their son or daughter’s life. The training is designed to be delivered by parent advocates, disability advocates, educators, and other professionals who work with families and youth with disabilities. The curriculum also includes a corresponding “train the trainers” guide.

Curriculum Resources:

  • Employment for Youth with Disabilities: Seeing a Bright Future Power Point Presentation for speaker
  • Employment for Youth with Disabilities: Seeing a Bright Future presenter notes for speaker
  • Brighter Future handouts for each participant
  • Features to Benefits Form for each participant
  • Participant Evaluations

In addition, you can put together a youth employment panel to share real stories of employment for youth with disabilities in Kentucky. Depending on the audience, youth panels can include students and job seekers in varied stages of the process of securing customized, integrated employment. For those who are interested in hosting a youth panel of students/young adults with disabilities to share their employment stories, the following organizations can help connect you with youth who are currently working and who are interested in sharing their stories:Build Inclusion: Contact Annette Jett at annette@buildinclusion.org
Down Syndrome Association of Central Kentucky WeWork program: Contact Traci Brewer at traci.dsack@gmail.com or 859-806-8196