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.
Updated EMP 101: What We All Need to Know About Transition for Students with Significant Disabilities
EMP 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.
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.
The video describes the value of being self-employed for people with developmental disabilities and their caregivers. It highlights 3 successful businesses and how they got started.
Helpful set of questions parents can ask providers when exploring appropriate programs for the son or daughter.
Provides information to families of youth with disabilities on various program options.
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.
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.
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.