Kentucky Checklists for a Bright Future

The Kentucky Checklists for a Bright Future offer a one page checklist of the most important things parents and youth can do to prepare for meaningful employment and financial security at each age. The checklists also include the most important resources you need along the way. Download the checklist for parents of 3-5 year-old students…

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KentuckyWorks Student Earned Income Exclusion Infographic

Download “Student Earned Income Exclusion” Infographic. This infographic talks about the Students Earned Income Exclusion which enables many students to earn more income from work without losing their SSI cash benefits. Please print and share!

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Kentucky STABLE Accounts

Kentucky STABLE [link] These accounts take about 15 minutes to set up and allow you to save for your child’s future or for your own future without losing benefits as a person with a disability. “A STABLE Account is an investment account available to eligible individuals with disabilities. STABLE Accounts are made possible by the…

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HDI Transportation Initiative (with modules)

Visit the Transportation Initiative website [link] The Transportation Initiative is a project of UK’s Human Development Institute and is funded through the support of the Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities. The Transportation Initiative seeks to provide comprehensive information and education on transportation options. This initiative also includes modules on different types of transportation options, such…

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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: 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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VR Toolkit for SSI Youth

Check out the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Youth Toolkit website for tips, checklists, and tools to support successful work outcomes for SSI youth. You can explore ten modules that are based on information most essential to assist you in supporting youth who receive disability benefits and their families in navigating a path toward successful employment.

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