Benefits 101: A Guided Study of Your Own Situation

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.

🎯 Course Objectives

  • Clarify the facts about the impact of work upon disability benefits and supplemental security income benefits and
  • Provide you with the basic knowledge to make an informed decision about how obtaining employment may affect your financial situation.

Target Audience

Employment specialists, individuals with a disability

Course Funding

Development of this course was supported by a grant from the U.S. Administration on Disabilities, Administration on Community Living, (90DNEM0004-01-00), Project Officer:  Larissa Crossen. The contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Administration on Community Living, and no assumption of endorsement by the Federal government should be made.

Transition 102: Important Predictors for Post-High School Success

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.

This course is for high school personnel, special education and Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors.

Credit is for EILA and CRC
Credit is NOT available for early care and education providers

Course developed by KentuckyWorks, funded by the US Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Administration for Community Living.

Course Funding

Development of this curriculum (or module, resource) was supported by a grant from the U.S. Administration on Disabilities, Administration on Community Living, (90DNEM0004-01-00), Project Officer:  Larissa Crossen. The contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Administration on Community Living, and no assumption of endorsement by the Federal government should be made.

Transition 101: What We All Need to Know About Transition for Students with Significant Disabilities

This course is for high school personnel, special education and Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors.

Credit is for EILA and CRC
Credit is NOT available for early care and education providers

Course developed by KentuckyWorks, funded by the US Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Administration for Community Living.

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About this Course

  • 💡 Check my Answer: these are activities to reflect on the question. Clicking Check my Answer will reveal the correct and incorrect answers.
  • 🎧 Audio: clicking the play button will play the recorded audio for the lesson or topic. The transcript for the audio is available under the player.
  • 📹Embedded Videos: Throughout the course there are videos various YouTube channels. Many of these videos must be viewed in its entirety before moving on to the next topic.
  • 🏛️ Legal: copied regulation or statute.
  • This course is divided into Lessons and Topics. Each topic must be completed in order to move to the next Lesson.
  • Questions? Use the Contact Us button below.

Photo Credit: Photo Credit: Kentucky Employment Files, Kristi – J. Barrett’s Hair School Nicholasville, KY

Course Funding

Development of this curriculum (or module, resource) was supported by a grant from the U.S. Administration on Disabilities, Administration on Community Living, (90DNEM0004-01-00), Project Officer:  Larissa Crossen. The contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Administration on Community Living, and no assumption of endorsement by the Federal government should be made.

Transition 103: Endless Possibility – Preparing High School Students with Disabilities for Successful Transition to Employment

Guiding Questions: Answering the Questions for Success

  1. How do you prepare students for employment?
  2. What are the critical skills students need for successful transition into the workforce?
  3. What is the role OVR plays and how does the Workforce Innovation & Opportunities Act (WIOA) affect transition?
  4. What is the Community Work Transition Project and what is its role in successful transition?
  5. What needs to be done once the students are ready to start looking for a job?
  6. Is post-secondary education a possibility?
  7. What resources/employment programs are out there for people with disabilities? Whom do they serve? What services do they provide? Where do you find them?

Course developed by KentuckyWorks, funded by the US Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Administration for Community Living.

A woman stands beside a dryer in a beauty salon, folding laundry.

About this Course

  • 💡 Check my Answer: these are activities to reflect on the question. Clicking Check my Answer will reveal the correct and incorrect answers.
  • 🎧 Audio: clicking the play button will play the recorded audio for the lesson or topic. The transcript for the audio is available under the player.
  • 📹Embedded Videos: Throughout the course there are videos various YouTube channels. Many of these videos must be viewed in its entirety before moving on to the next topic.
  • 🏛️ Legal: copied regulation or statute.
  • This course is divided into Lessons and Topics. Each topic must be completed in order to move to the next Lesson.
  • Questions? Use the Contact Us button below.

Photo Credit: Photo Credit: Kentucky Employment Files, Kristi – J. Barrett’s Hair School Nicholasville, KY