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

Updated EMP 101: What We All Need to Know About Transition for Students with Significant Disabilities [Take course for credit]

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.

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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.

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.

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Get the Job…Keep the Job! Video

Get the Job…Keep the Job! Video [link]

Gives video examples of how to go to a job interview and