The Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) Comprehensive Statewide Needs Assessment (CSNA) assesses the vocational rehabilitation needs of Kentuckians with disabilities every three years, as required by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (as amended). OVR uses the results to develop and update its state plan for vocational rehabilitation services, and to help determine objectives and priorities.
The University of Kentucky Human Development Institue (HDI) is developing 2024 OVR CSNA through gathering information and analyzing current and projected needs of individuals with disabilities within Kentucky. The final report will provide strategic recommendations to enable OVR to develop effective programs and services to support the vocational rehabilitation process.
All Kentuckians with disabilities have an opportunity to be an essential part of Kentucky's workforce and their communities.
To empower Kentuckians with disabilities to maximize independence and economic security through competitive, integrated employment.
OVR recognizes and respects the talents and contributions of all individuals as a vital part of a productive society. Therefore, OVR values:
- The rights, merit, and dignity of all persons with disabilities;
- Independence for Kentuckians with disabilities;
- Diversity, inclusion, and belonging;
- Competitive, integrated employment;
- Career advancement and economic security; and
- Collaborative efforts and partnerships.
As indicated in the Strategic Plan.
Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
500 Mero Street 4th Floor NE
Frankfort, KY 40601