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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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 Module—Benefits 101: A Guided Study of Your Own Situation

Benefits 101: A Guided Study of Your Own Situation [Take course for credit.] This one hour training is an overview of how earned income may affect eligibility for an entitlement to social security disability benefits and supplemental security income. Course Objectives Clarify the facts about the impact of work upon disability benefits and supplemental security…

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KentuckyWorks Module—Transition 102: Important Predictors for Post-School Success

Transition 102: Important Predictors for Post-School Success: Take course for credit. This module describes the strongest, evidence-based correlates of post-school competitive employment for youth with intellectual  and developmental disabilities.  The second part of the module discusses four additional variables related to successful  transitions for students with significant disabilities, and highlights the resources available to educators…

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