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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

Kids as Self-Advocates (KASA)

Kids as Self-Advocates (KASA) [link]

Teaches kids how to be leaders and talk to others about their rights.:

Phone: (207) 458-1009

Email: bbaker@familyvoices.org

Youth in Action: Becoming a Stronger Self-Advocate

Youth in Action: Becoming a Stronger Self-Advocate [link]

Offers a step-by-step guide for telling people about your rights.

Phone: 877-871-0744

SpeakingUp website

Learn About Self-Advocacy: Speaking Up

Learn About Self-Advocacy: Speaking Up [link]

Shares a video about how to stick up for your rights.

Email: rtcweb@umn.edu