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Having a job represents much more than earning a salary. Employment, including the kind of work one performs, influences one's personal identity, sense of belonging, and place in the world. Furthermore, employment represents one primary way of expressing the inherent human need to contribute – doing something that matters. Yet all too often the significance of employment for people with disabilities has been unrecognized, ignored, or minimized.

Supported employment is designed to promote personalized employment opportunities for people with disabilities when they need support to:
    Discover personal interests and contributions,
    Find or negotiate a job that fits things people like to do and do well,
    Become established as valued employees; and
    Pursue job advancements.

Kentucky 's Supported Employment Training Project provides support for professionals who in turn support people with disabilities with finding good jobs. Our work through the Human Development Institute at the University of Kentucky, is sponsored by the Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation and the Kentucky Division of Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities. Please contact mtyree@uky.edu to make suggestions or request additional information. Many documents on this site are only available in PDF format.