Employment Supports for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities – APRIL 17th!

The Johnson County Transition Council Presents…

Employment Supports for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Information will include:

Project Search Johnson County Project SEARCH is an education and employment program for people with
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 18 years of age or older who are interested in community employment.

End Dependence Grant End-Dependence Kansas (EDK) is a program aimed at helping jobseekers diagnosed with
IDD find competitive employment in the community. EDK uses a progressive, educational approach to employment that
helps jobseekers develop work skills. Participants receive one-on-one training from employment specialists and
participate in job shadows, company tours, and informational interviews to learn more about different work
environments to help them find the right match. End-Dependence Kansas is a statewide program aimed at helping 2,000
Kansans with disabilities access employment. It is funded through a Kansas Department for Children and Families grant.

Vocational Rehabilitation To help Kansas citizens with disabilities meet their employment goals, Kansas
Rehabilitation Services (KRS) offers a variety of vocational rehabilitation (VR) services. If you have a disability which
impacts your ability to get or keep a job, you may want to apply for VR services.

Pre-Employment Transition Services Pre-ETS was first launched in FY 2017, and its services are designed to
help youth with disabilities get an early start at job exploration, assist students with disabilities in making the transition
from secondary to post-secondary education/training and to empower them to realize their full potential.   “Through
Pre-ETS, paid, work-based experiences allow for youth to learn the basic skills necessary to succeed in the workplace and
experience the benefits of earning an income,” said Donnelly. “Research shows that youth employment is a strong
predictor of successful employment as adults, and therefore these work-based experiences serve as an important
milestone toward self-reliance.”

Wednesday, April 17 th , 2019

Johnson County Central Resource Library

Carmack Community Room

9875 W 87th St, Overland Park, KS 66212

6:00-7:30 PM

Call Lois Ferguson -913-826-2364 with any questions