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.”
The Kentucky Checklists for a Bright Future offer a one page checklist of the most important things parents and youth can do to prepare for meaningful employment and financial security at each age. The checklists also include the most important resources you need along the way.
Learn from the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) and the Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) about important resources that can help your student achieve their goals of employment and post-secondary education.
This course reviews preparation for a student as they prepare to transition from high school into employment. In addition, how support organizations fit into the broader picture of transition, and how Kentucky has used opportunities like the Workforce Innovations Opportunities Act (WIOA) to broaden our supports to youth with 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 webinar for parents of youth with disabilities explores how to use the concept of collaboration to ensure their son or daughter’s transition to adulthood is as smooth as possible. Presented by PACER.
Booklet by the UMKC Institute for Human Development about planning to become an adult in your daily life and and at work.
This guide is one in a series of LifeCourse domain guides focused on Daily Life and Employment. It is intended to help you, your family, or the people who support you think about what you like and want to do as you grow from childhood into young adulthood and beyond. This guide will help you think about questions to ask, things to do, and resources to access that lead to a job, career, volunteer position, or continuing education of your choice.
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.