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KentuckyWorks Louisville Employment Community Conversation

Published: October 12, 2018

Come join us on Monday, December 3 from 6:30-8:30pm at Down Syndrome of Louisville’s Sublett Hall to engage in conversations about setting employment priorities for people with disabilities throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky! Organizing partners of the event include Down Syndrome of Louisville, Center for Accessible Living, and the University of Louisville Kentucky Autism Training Center.

This event is open to all youth with disabilities, their families, educators and employment professionals, and the location is Down Syndrome Louisville Sublett Hall at 5001 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., Louisville, KY 40291. Registration is free, and DSL is generously providing refreshments.

To register and reserve a spot, click here. Download the flyer here.

This meeting will include conversations about new ideas and local strategies for ensuring youth with developmental disabilities have the opportunities for meaningful employment in our community. We will also work together to identify what is working well, what we need to improve upon, and critical next steps to improve transition outcomes.

Contact Jeff White at jeff.white@ky.gov for more information about KentuckyWorks or the upcoming events.

KentuckyWorks is a partnership program between HDI and the KY Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR), KY Departmentof Education, KY Division of Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities, KY Protection & Advocacy, KY Office for the Blind, Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities, KY Office of Autism, and the KY Autism Training Center.

“Kentucky Works is delighted to have such strong partners as KATC, CAL, and  DSL, all of whom have been in the forefront of employment efforts for youth and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as co-hosts of this important community event.  Their co-sponsorship ensures that key stakeholders will be involved in this conversation!” — Dr. Harold Kleinert