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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.

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Kentucky Checklist for a Bright Future: 18 Plus years-old (Young Adults)

Download the checklist for assistants of 18 plus year-old young adults ...
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Kentucky Checklist for a Bright Future: 18 Plus years-old (Assistant)

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Kentucky Checklist for a Bright Future: 16-18 years-old (Parent)

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Kentucky Checklist for a Bright Future: 16-18 years-old (Student)

Kentucky Checklist for a Bright Future: 16-18 years-old (Student)

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Kentucky Checklist for a Bright Future: 11-15 years-old (Student)

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Kentucky Checklist for a Bright Future: 11-15 years-old (Parent)

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Kentucky Checklist for a Bright Future: 6-10 years-old

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Kentucky Checklist for a Bright Future: 3-5 years-old

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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 as Rideshare and ADA Paratransit.

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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, family members, employers, state agency representatives, and provider agencies.

Future meetings of the council will be held at 10am on January 9, April 9, an June 11. All meetings will be held in Frankfort, and an online option will be provided.

Read the latest 2019 Employment First Annual Report to get more information about the work currently being done on these initiatives.

For more information, contact Katie Wolf Whaley at kwolf@uky.edu or
859-218-5960.