Learn more about supporting people with intellectual disabilities to make decisions about their own lives.
Learn more from The Arc about myths surrounding guardianship. Even though every state has differences, this information sheet covers the basics that apply anywhere.
Charting the Lifecourse includes resources, courses, tools, and online and in-person support to help young people with disabilities prepare for all aspects of transition and achieve their goals.
“Charting the LifeCourse is designed to be used for your own life, for your family members, or in the work you do. The framework and tools will help you organize your ideas, vision, and goals, as well as problem-solve, navigate, and advocate for supports.”
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 their interests.
This infographic talks about SSI and Impairment Related Work Expense (IRWE). Please print and share!
The ACS is part of the U.S. Census. You can find various measures of disability and employment status by state at this highly interactive site. We recommend starting at the “tables and tools” section, but there are many options to view other relevant tables as well as to create your own with their data.
Examine outcomes related to employment services and expenditures reported by intellectual and develop mental disability agencies by state. You can examine the degree to which employment is integrated and compare between states and the nation.
Kentucky NCI data look at many life factors for persons with developmental disabilities participating in state waiver systems. NCI produces a variety of reports which you can access here.
KyPSO collects data on students with IEP’s who exited public high schools in Kentucky the previous year. Click on the link below to see the most recent year’s data on employment and education outcomes. You might also use the drop-down menus to look at some of our populations of interest (Autism, Functional Model Disability and Multiple Disabilities, as well as those who exited on the Alternate Diploma).
Watch this webinar to learn more about
The HDI Postsecondary Work Team and Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities created this webinar on “Getting Comfortable with Disability” on October 9, 2019 as part of the Kentucky Inclusive Higher Education webinar series.
The webinar explores the attitudinal barriers faced by people with disabilities in all aspects of life. It features real life stories and offers examples for each barrier and discusses etiquette and myths around a variety of disabilities.