This two-hour course is designed to enhance professionals’ (teachers, VR counselors, employment specialists) skills in building partnerships with families around a vision of competitive, integrated employment for their student. The course describes a model for creating that partnership; addresses key concerns and frustrations that families may experience around employment for their student, including the potential impact of working upon SSI benefits; describes strategies for families to help their student build employment skills; and enables professionals to apply family engagement strategies to their own work. State and national resources are also shared in this course.
This course is offered for any other school staff participating in the Community Work Transition Project. This registration includes CWTP 101.
This course is required for all Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors participating in the Community Work Transition Project. This registration includes CWTP 101, CWTP 102 as well as Sandy's Session. Any individual employed by the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation- most will have a school district participating in the Community Work Transition Program on their case-load.
This course is required for all CWTP Primary Contacts participating in the Community Work Transition Project. This registration includes CWTP 101 and CWTP 104. Individual that collaborates with the Employment Specialists, reads the monthly notes and quarterly billing sent to them by the Employment Specialists, sign them and send to the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation for payment of authorized services.
This course is required for all returning employment specialists participating in the Community Work Transition Project. This registration includes CWTP 101, CWTP 103 and CWTP 104. Individual providing services to students participating in the Community Work Transition Program. This individual has attended a two day Mandatory Employment Specialist Training in the past.
This course is required for all new employment specialists participating in the Community Work Transition Project. This registration includes CWTP 101 and CWTP 102. Individual that was recently hired by the school system to provide services to students participating in the CWTP. This individual has not attended a mandatory 2 day training for New Employment Specialists.
This course gives an overview of various technologies for working remotely. We will review available programs, and what we can do to ensure the technology is accessible to all.
This training for employers provides information and resources to identify and support employees with substance use disorders (SUD). Participants will learn ways to create an environment that minimizes the impact of SUD on the workplace, while reducing stigma and barriers to successful treatment for employees.
The Supported Employment Core Training Series is required for all who provide direct service of supported employment in Kentucky. It is open to anyone interested in learning more about supported employment. This Series consists of 3 Sessions: Session 1: 3 online courses SETP 101, 102, 103; Session 2: held in person; and Session 3: held in person. Note: Due to COVID-19 the Supported Employment Core Training Series (Sessions 2 & 3) will be held live via Zoom until further notice. Please use code “SETP-Check” upon registration as the fee has been waived while occurring on Zoom.
Transition 103: Endless Possibility - Preparing High School Students with Disabilities for Successful Transition to Employment
This course reviews preparation for a student as they prepare to transition from high school into employment. In addition, how support organizations fit into the broader picture of transition, and how Kentucky has used opportunities like the Workforce Innovations Opportunities Act (WIOA) to broaden our supports to youth with disabilities.
This course shows the parents of children with significant disabilities how to start preparing for meaningful employment throughout the school years. We outline what competitive employment means, how to create a vision statement for the future, how to explore and develop works skills and talents, how to address concerns, and what resources you can use to help your child achieve his or her dreams.
Transition 102: Important Predictors for Post-School Success describes the strongest, evidence-based correlates of post-school competitive employment for youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The second part of the module discusses four additional variables related to successful transitions for students with significant disabilities, and highlights the resources available to educators and other professionals in Kentucky in putting these predictor variables into practice.
Transition 101: What We All Need to Know About Transition from High School for Students with Significant Disabilities
This course provides an overview of the current status of employment outcomes for youths with intellectual and developmental disabilities in KY, the key steps in the transition process itself, the legal requirements and the roles of each agency, types of employment available (competitive, supported, and customized), and the development of measurable post-secondary goals for transition-age youth.
This one hour training is an overview of how earned income may affect eligibility for an entitlement to social security disability benefits and supplemental security income.