Kentucky Employment First Council and Report

Employment First Kentucky [web link] is a Kentucky initiative launched by the governor on May 15, 2018 to make integrated, competitive employment in the community the first and primary option for persons with disabilities who want to work. To accomplish the goal, Kentucky has created a 27-member Employment First Council comprised of people with disabilities,…

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Transition Overview Document

Download the Transition Overview Document [link]. Learn from the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) and the Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) about important resources that can help your student achieve their goals of employment and post-secondary education.

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KentuckyWorks Comprehensive Transition Program Comparison Infographic

Download the “Comprehensive Transition Program Comparison” Infographic. This infographic compares traditional degree-seeking programs and Comprehensive Transition Programs. Please print and share!

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KentuckyWorks Module—Transition 103: Endless Possibility – Preparing High School Students with Disabilities for Successful Transition to Employment

Benefits 103: Endless Possibility – Preparing High School Students with Disabilities for Successful Transition to Employment This course reviews preparation for a student as they prepare to transition from high school into employment. In addition, how support organizations fit into the broader picture of transition, and how Kentucky has used opportunities like the Workforce Innovations…

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KentuckyWorks Brighter Futures Family Engagement Module

Register for the free online Family Engagement Module [Link} This free online course shows the parents of children with significant disabilities how to start preparing for meaningful employment throughout the school years. We outline what competitive employment means, how to create a vision statement for the future, how to explore and develop works skills and talents, how to…

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Seeing a Brighter Future Handout for Professionals

Seeing a Brighter Future Handout for Professionals This handout accompanies the Brighter Futures curriculum for education and employment professionals to build better relationships with families and raise expectations about employment. The worksheet includes questions to be used during the curriculum presentation, available resources, and an example of the vision statement.

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KentuckyWorks: SSI 101 Video (The Truth About SSI and Working)

View the video [link] This video provides all the basics that youth with disabilities and their parents need to know about applying for Supplemental Security Income when they turn 18 years old! The video also covers how youth with disabilities can work and keep their benefits. Created by Jeff White and Carolyn Wheeler. Helpful links…

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Seeing a Brighter Future Handout with Resources for Parents

Download Seeing a Brighter Futures Handout with Employment Resources [PDF] Download Seeing a Brighter Futures Handout with Employment Resources [Word] Handout to go along with the Seeing a Brighter Future curriculum to give parents the vision of employment for students with significant intellectual disabilities and practical steps to take throughout the school years to prepare…

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