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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or
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Disability Benefits 101 [link] gives you tools and information on health coverage, benefits, and employment. You can plan ahead and learn how work and benefits go together in Kentucky.