Ellie works at the YMCA
putting files on the computer. She is an important part of the team in reducing paperwork and updating the office.
Families play a critical role in helping set expectations from the very beginning that their family members with disabilities will work and share their talents and skills with the world. Families help their loved ones identify their dreams, develop skills and talents, and find job opportunities.
Giovanni is 23 years old and works cleaning and loading the truck at Kitchen Collection in the mall. He has worked there for almost two years and loves his job.
KentuckyWorks is a collaborative effort between the Human Development Institute, the Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR), the Kentucky Department of Education , the Kentucky Division of Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities, KY Department for Aging and Independent Living (DAIL), Kentucky Protection & Advocacy, KY Community and Technical College System, the Kentucky Governor’s Office of Early Childhood (GOEC), Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities, the Kentucky Office of Autism, and the Kentucky Autism Training Center.