Kentucky Students Participate in 2020 Summer Leadership Experience

October 13, 2020

The University of Kentucky (UK) Human Development Institute (HDI), with support from the Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) welcomed high school students with disabilities to the 2020 Summer Leadership Experience.  This three-day virtual camp provided participants an opportunity to connect with peers across the state to gain knowledge, develop skills, and identify resources to support a successful transition beyond high school.  Educational sessions included accessing transportation, academic accommodations, financial aid, assistive technology, career planning, health and wellness and self-advocacy. During the College Student Panel presentation, campers had the opportunity to ask current college students about ways to participate fully in campus activities and events. 

The collaboration and continued support from the Kentucky OVR and community partners provide Kentucky high school students with a disability a valuable opportunity to transition successfully beyond high school.