Community Conversations are two-hour events in which community members (civic leaders, members of community organizations, employers, teachers, service providers, families and individuals) come together to discuss an important community need. These gatherings use the World Café process ( to develop creative strategies among diverse community stakeholders, to invite new partners to the table, and to identify potential steps for the community to address the need. We have used Community Conversations to generate ideas to increase integrated employment opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities at both the local and state levels.

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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, ...
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Louisville Community Conversation Report

Louisville Community Conversation Report [link] ...
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Post Secondary Community Conversation—All Sites Evaluation Report

KentuckyWorks, a project funded by the Administration for Community Living, and the capacity building project, Strengthening the Postsecondary Landscape in ...
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Youth and Family Engagement Community Conversation

Youth & Family Engagement Community Conversation Report [link] July 17, 2018 ...
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Autism Summit Community Conversation

Autism Summit Community Conversation Report [link] October 25, 2017 ...
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Lexington Community Conversation Report

Lexington Community Conversation Report [link] ...
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Morehead Community Conversation Report

Morehead Community Conversation Report [link] ...
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State Summit Report

State Summit Report [link] ...
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