You Can Do So Many Things! Childrens’ Book

You Can Do So Many Things! Children’s Book [Link] “You Can Do So Many Things!” explores the different job possibilities for a little girl with disabilities who’s interested in horses in Kentucky. Flynn’s journey offers an example for children to see what kind of job opportunities are available when they really take a look at…

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Kentucky Comprehensive Transition & Postsecondary Programs Brief

Kentucky Comprehensive Transition & Postsecondary Programs Brief [link] Learn about Comprehensive Transition and Postsecondary Programs (CTPs) designed to support students with intellectual disabilities (ID) who want to continue academic, career and technical, and independent living instruction at an institution of higher education (IHE) in order to prepare for employment.

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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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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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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 Future Handout with Employment Resources [PDF] (Kentucky Version) Download Seeing a Brighter Future Handout with Employment Resources [PDF) (National Version) Download Seeing a Brighter Future 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…

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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…

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