Number of people with disabilities served tops 600 in FY 17-18

With the recent additions of residential, therapeutic and other supportive services, as well as strong referrals from the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, the number of people with disabilities served by Employment Solutions topped 500 in FY 17-18, an all time high for the organization. A remarkable achievement since only a few years ago that number was less than 100.

Our former paper based record keeping system would have been more than overwhelmed by the numbers served today. Fortunately, in 2015, Employment Solutions went paperless. Among the many advantages of this system, most importantly is that it allows case managers from outside organizations to remotely and securely access the records of our mutually shared clients anytime, relieving everyone from tedious and time consuming record requests.

Medicaid Programs Attain Highest Rating

Within recent months the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services instituted a two-year certification period for organizations that provide community programs for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. Previously the top certification level was 1-year. This year Employment Solutions attained the two year distinction, having delivered tens of thousands of services, spanning eight distinct services; in a manner of strict compliance with regulatory and best practice requirements enforced. The state review team consisting of four reviewers, examined all aspects of our various programs over a three-day period.

Congratulations to all the dedicated staff that made this tremendous achievement possible.

Organization Service Award

The Arc of Kentucky holds a vision of a positive future for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc provides a future of communities with services and supports that will promote lives of value for Kentuckians with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Kentucky believes that individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities are contributing members of schools, work places, churches, synagogues, neighborhoods, and their communities.

In 2018 Employment Solutions was proud to receive the Organization Service Award by the Arc of Kentucky.

Community Partners Luncheon Celebrates Human Services Organizations

In March 2017, Employment Solutions and an audience of over 100 human services workers from throughout the region, along with parents, employers and persons served by Employment Solutions met in the conference center of the Fayette County Extension Office to celebrate our mutual successes.