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Services for Individuals with Disabilities

Several agencies in the region provide employment assistance and other services to people with disabilities. Below is information about services that may be helpful.

Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)

OVR assists Kentuckians with disabilities achieve employment. With the guidance of a professional rehabilitation counselor, each eligible individual develops an individualized plan to secure employment.

Available Services
The plan is developed around the core services of vocational counseling and guidance and may include:

  • Job development and placement
  • Vocational training and related services, including on-the-job training and self-employment enterprises
  • Vocational assessments
  • Rehabilitation technology
  • Support services

Eligibility
A person who has a physical or mental impairment that results in a substantial impediment to employment and who can benefit in terms of employment from vocational rehabilitation services may qualify. Eligibility will be determined by a vocational rehabilitation counselor who specializes in counseling, vocational assessment and job placement.

Contact Information
OVR website
Phone: (800) 456-3334
Location: 275 East Main Street, Frankfort, KY

Office for the Blind (OFB)

OFB provides services to people who are blind or visually impaired so that they may become more independent and productive in the workplace, community, school and home. Services include:

  • Medical evaluation and assistance
  • Personal counseling and independent skills development
  • Vocational training, evaluation and job placement
  • Job retention services
  • Technical equipment and devices

Eligibility
If your visual disability substantially limits you in the workplace or makes it difficult to perform basic household tasks, you may qualify for OFB services.

Contact Information
OFB website
Phone: (800) 321-6668.
Location: 275 East Main Street, Frankfort, KY

Center for Accessible Living

The Center for Accessible Living provides free employment services for anyone with a disability. Experienced staff assist job seekers with:

  • Resume, cover letter and application assistance
  • Interviewing skills
  • Career development and career changes
  • Job leads and placement
  • Job retention assistance
  • Accommodations assistance

Eligibility
If you answer yes to any of the following, you qualify for the Center's free employment services specialized to your needs:

  • Do you receive Social Security Disability (SSI or SSDI)?
  • Do you have a disability?
  • Do you have a medical condition or health issue?

Contact Information
Center website
Phone: (502) 792-0620 (voice), (888) 813-8497  or (502) 413-2689 (Video phone)
Location: 501 S. Second St., Suite 200, Louisville

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