Real Work Stories

Real Work Stories [link] “This site highlights the employment successes of people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) who are working in paid jobs in their communities. Through the use of innovative, front-line employment support practices, these individuals are earning money, forming networks, and contributing to their communities. Learn more about these people and the…

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Kentucky Department of Education: Transition

Kentucky Department of Education: Transition [link] Transition is the “exit” out of a child’s secondary school to the adult world. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that children with disabilities have access to a free appropriate public education (FAPE) that prepares them for further education, employment, and independent living. One strategy for ensuring…

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Impact: Feature Issue on Supporting New Career Paths for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Impact: Feature Issue on Supporting New Career Paths for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities [link] Newsletter from the Institute on Community Integration (UCEDD) & Research and Training Center on Community Living about “Supporting New Career Paths for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.”

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Office of Vocational Rehab

Office of Vocational Rehab [link] State program that gives funding, job coaches, and support to people with disabilities so they can work. Phone: (502) 564-4440 or (800) 372-7172

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Community-Based Work Transition Program

Community-Based Work Transition Program [link] Helps students get skills and training to find jobs starting the last two years of high school. Phone: (859) 977-4050 x228 Email: Meada.Hall@uky.edu

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