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Youth Transition Into Adulthood
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275 E. Main Street 4WG
Frankfort, KY 40621
Phone: (502) 564-4456
Fax: (502) 564-9010
Hours: Monday–Friday
8:00 am–4:30 pm ET


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Janice Johnston
(502) 782-6170

The department is committed to addressing the needs of youth with emotional or behavioral problems who are transitioning from youth to adulthood. Planning for adult life is challenging for everyone but is often especially challenging for youth with a disability. They may have difficulty accessing needed services and supports to allow individuals to live independently and pursue their vocational and social goals.

In the past, the department has offered limited funding for transition support services and has been involved with various initiatives to address service gaps and identify promising practices.

More recently, the department has joined a collaborative planning group that includes the Kentucky Department for Vocational Rehabilitation, Kentucky Department of Education, Parents of Transition-age Youth, the Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs, the Kentucky Deaf/Blind Project and others, to develop and sustain a networked infrastructure for addressing Secondary Transition/Youth Transitioning to Adulthood.

Last Updated 10/25/2012 9:37:25 AM
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