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Human Development Institute

University Center for
Excellence in Disabilities

HDI Community Training Event

Employment for Youth with Disabilities: Seeing a Brighter Future

Date: March 21, 2019

Time: 6:30 - 8:30 PM EST

Presenters: Stella Beard, Stephanie Meredith, Harold Kleinert, Clay Carroll, Megan McCormick, Andy Meredith

Continuing Education Units: This program is presented in conjunction with the Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. CRC credit hours are pending for Rehabilitation Counseling.

Registration Link: https://uky.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_agZrT4G8qC89gTX

Location: UK Coldstream Research Campus Human Development Institute Training Room 1525 Bull Lea Road, Lexington KY 40511

Sometimes parents and professionals struggle to imagine what employment is available for students with intellectual disabilities. The speakers for this interactive seminar will show you the possibilities and explore what practical steps to take throughout the school years to prepare for the world of work. The panelists, young adults with intellectual disabilities, will talk about how they got their jobs, how they prepared throughout the school years, and what dreams they still want to achieve.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Develop a vision statement to share your son or daughter’s dreams with professionals.
  2. Create an action plan with 3 practical steps to prepare your son or daughter for employment.
  3. Identify the employment resources that can help you right now.