Employment

An array of HDI projects, initiatives, and partnerships are aligned to improve employment outcomes for Kentuckians with disabilities. HDI is a committed partner in helping Kentucky fulfill the promise of Employment First.


Projects

Community Work Transition Program

The Community Work Transition Program (CWTP) is a longstanding project of the University of Kentucky’s ...

Employment First Kentucky

Employment First is the philosophy that everyone, including people with significant disabilities, can work in ...

Innovative Supports for Autistic Workers

Innovative Supports for Autistic Workers (ISAW) is a collaborative project, funded by the Office of ...

IPS Supported Employment Project

The purpose of the IPS Supported Employment Project is to implement evidence based Supported Employment ...

Kentucky Post School Outcome Study (KYPSO)

The goal of the KyPSO is to increase the capacity of local education agencies, teachers, ...

Kentucky Supported Employment Training Project

Kentucky’s Supported Employment Training Project provides support for professionals who in turn support people with ...

KentuckyWorks

KentuckyWorks aims to enhance employment opportunities for youth and young adults with intellectual and developmental ...

PROJECT E3 – Educate, Empower, Employ Targeted Communities

Project E3, the “Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Targeted Communities: Empower, Educate, Employ” — ...

RETAIN Kentucky

The Kentucky Department of Workforce Investment, University of Kentucky Human Development Institute, and other committed ...

Supported Higher Education Project Technical Assistance Center

HDI’s Supported Higher Education Project Technical Assistance Center (SHEP-TAC) provides customized technical assistance and direct ...

Products

View nine steps to restart or get started on a new career ...
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10 Steps to Prepare for Virtual & Phone Interviews, developed by the RETAIN Kentucky Team ...
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View a list of informational interview questions developed by the RETAIN Kentucky team ...
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During times of economic stress, leveraging all available resources is vital. JAN provides free and ...
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HDI has been at the forefront of helping to lead and guide what it looks ...
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There are hundreds of thousands of individuals with significant disabilities who remain unemployed in this ...
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The speakers for this interactive seminar are rehabilitation counselors discussing their experiences of working with ...
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Accessible, affordable transportation is an essential part of inclusive community life. Arthur Campbell, a disability ...
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For 50 years, the Human Development Institute (HDI) has served the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the ...
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Important resources to help students achieve their goals of employment and post secondary education, as ...
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Test your ability to work without risking your Social Security Disability Insurance payment infographic ...
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Infographic on Social Security Disability Insurance and employment ...
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This resource directory was designed primarily for use by people with disabilities and family members ...
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This book is a collection of stories of eight young adults in Kentucky. Their backgrounds ...
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News

Addressing Education and Postsecondary Inequities for Kentucky Students with Intellectual Disabilities

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On May 20, 2021, the University of Kentucky submitted application to the U.S. Department of Education Office of Federal Student Aid to establish a Comprehensive ...

RETAIN Kentucky Receives Grant to Expand Services

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The UK Human Development Institute Executive Director, Dr. Kathy Sheppard-Jones joins Lt. Governor Jacqueline Coleman and UK President Eli Capilouto to announce the state has ...

Morgan Turner leads presentation at the Dignity of Work International Forum

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HDI Program Education Assistant, Morgan Turner, recently presented at the Dignity of Work International Forum sponsored by the Institute on Community Integration. In his presentation, ...
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