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Your Next Star Campaign (Massachusetts Down syndrome Congress)

Your Next Star Campaign for employers (Massachusetts Down syndrome Congress) [link]

Wonderful website featuring strategies for hiring people with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities, success stories of employment, resources, frequently asked questions, and a blog about topical concerns and interesting employment news.

“Your Next Star” webpage for people with disabilities.

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KentuckyWorks Module—Transition 101: What We All Need to Know About Transition for Students with Significant Disabilities

Transition 101: What We All Need to Know About Transition for Students with Significant Disabilities

Transition 101 is an overview of the current status of employment outcomes for youths with intellectual and developmental disabilities in KY, the key steps in the transition process itself, the legal requirements and the roles of each agency, types of employment (competitive, supported, and customized), and the development of measurable post-secondary goals for transition-age youth. The module has a series of guiding questions, which form the basic structure of the module, with interactive questions interspersed throughout. We are now able to offer professional development/continuing education credits for individuals who successfully complete the training.

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Supported employment

Supported employment [link]

This video highlights supported employment employees who found work positions created at a veterinary clinic with assistance from the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services.

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Kentucky Employment Files Video Series

Kentucky Employment Files Video Series [link]

The Kentucky Employment files are developed and produced through a partnership with the Council on Developmental Disabilities and the Human Development Institute, University of Kentucky.

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How to Build Partnerships for Career Exploration

How to Build Partnerships for Career Exploration [link]

This booklet by the Keene State College site of the Monadnock Center for Successful Transitions (MCST) describes how to build partnerships for career exploration using job shadows to explore the world of work.

Internships: The On-Ramp to Employment

Internships: The On-Ramp to Employment [link]

This booklet by The National Consortium on Leadership and Disability/Youth (NCLD-Youth) is a guide for students with disabilities to getting and making the most of an internship.

Kentucky APSE (Part of APSE) and the Bluegrass Coalition for Workforce Diversity

Kentucky APSE (Part of APSE) [link] and the Bluegrass Coalition for Workforce Diversity

Organization that helps people with disabilities get jobs and be independent.

Phone: 859-221-6689 (Annette Jett)

Email: bgworkforcediversity@gmail.com