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Kentucky Employment First Council Establishes Sub-Committees

Published: February 5, 2019

By Jeff White

Noted self-advocate Robert M. Hensel is frequently quoted as stating, “There is no greater disability in society, than the inability to see a person as more.” This is quite an understatement considering that Mr. Hensel is the Guinness World Records holder for the longest non-stop wheelie in a wheelchair, covering a total distance of 6.178 miles.  Mr. Hensel exhibited abilities far beyond what could reasonably be expected.  Now, here in Kentucky, we have the opportunity to give others like Mr. Hensel the chance to prove what they can accomplish.  Sometimes, an opportunity is all that is needed.Kentucky Employment First Council Establishes Sub-CommitteesRead More…

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