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HDI Transportation Initiative (with modules)

Visit the Transportation Initiative website [link]

The Transportation Initiative is a project of UK’s Human Development Institute and is funded through the support of the Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities. The Transportation Initiative seeks to provide comprehensive information and education on transportation options.

This initiative also includes modules on different types of transportation options, such as Rideshare and ADA Paratransit.

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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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I Want to Work Handbook


I Want to Work Handbook [link]

This book helps you go through different activities to find out what jobs you might like and be good at doing.

NCWD Youth web page

National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability


National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability [link]

Many resources for youth with disabilities about getting work. They also share ways for youth to become a leaders in helping people with disabilities get work. They can also help students in high school who want to work with computers.

Phone: 877-871-0744

Tapping into the Power of Families: How Families of Youth with Disabilities Can Assist in Job Search and Retention [link]

This InfoBrief explores the important role families play in the job search and retention for youth with disabilities.

Benefits Planning for Youths with Disabilities [link]

The guide helps those assisting youth with disabilities navigate the range of state and federal government programs and benefits for people with disabilities in the United States.

Understanding the New Vision for Career Development: The Role of Family [link]

Introduces families to a new way of looking at career development for youth.

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

Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)


Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation [link]

State program that gives funding, job coaches, and support to people with disabilities so they can work.

Phone: (502) 564-4440 or (800) 372-7172

Kentucky Supported Employment Training Project


Kentucky Supported Employment Training Project [link]

Program that helps people with disabilities find jobs that they like to do and do well.

For general supported employment questions or for ideas to improve this web page:
Katie Wolf Whaley, cell 859-218-5960, mtyree@uky.edu

Person to contact when not getting what’s needed regarding supported employment:
Teresa Brandenburg, OVR Supported Employment Program, office 502-564-4440 or 1-800-372-7172.