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Carroll recognized for efforts on behalf of Kentuckians with disabilities

Senator Danny Carroll, R-Benton, has been named a Willie Byrd Legislative Award recipient by the Association for People Supporting Employment First (APSE). The award recognizes Carroll’s efforts on behalf of Kentuckians with disabilities. Carroll was the primary sponsor of the 2022 Legislative Session’s Senate Bill 104, which makes Kentucky an Employment First state, establishing an “Employment First” council.

The council works alongside state agencies to implement job training, coordinate outreach efforts and share information with the goal of eliminating disincentives for employment of people with disabilities, developing resources and outreach for families, self-advocates, providers and employers on the benefits of integrated employment, increasing employment opportunities and encouraging integrated employment for employers.