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.
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.
Download “The Trial Work Period” Infographic.
This infographic talks about the Trial Work Period. Please print and share!
This infographic compares traditional degree-seeking programs and Comprehensive Transition Programs. Please print and share!
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.
Download Seeing a Brighter Future Handout with Employment Resources [PDF] (Kentucky Version)
Download Seeing a Brighter Future Handout with Employment Resources [PDF) (National Version)
Handout to go along with the Seeing a Brighter Future curriculum to give parents the vision of employment for students with significant intellectual disabilities and practical steps to take throughout the school years to prepare for the world of work. This handout includes activities and a resource list for families and individuals.
Development of this curriculum was supported by a U.S. Administration on Community Living grant, (90DNEM0004-01-00) for the KentuckyWorks project.
Contact Stephanie Meredith at Stephanie.firstname.lastname@example.org 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 be delivered by parent advocates, disability advocates, educators, and other professionals who work with families and youth with disabilities. The curriculum also includes a corresponding “train the trainers” guide.
- Employment for Youth with Disabilities: Seeing a Bright Future Power Point Presentation for speaker
- Employment for Youth with Disabilities: Seeing a Bright Future presenter notes for speaker
- Brighter Future handouts for each participant
- Features to Benefits Form for each participant
- Participant Evaluations
In addition, you can put together a youth employment panel to share real stories of employment for youth with disabilities in Kentucky. Depending on the audience, youth panels can include students and job seekers in varied stages of the process of securing customized, integrated employment. For those who are interested in hosting a youth panel of students/young adults with disabilities to share their employment stories, the following organizations can help connect you with youth who are currently working and who are interested in sharing their stories:Build Inclusion: Contact Annette Jett at email@example.com
Down Syndrome Association of Central Kentucky WeWork program: Contact Traci Brewer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 859-806-8196
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