Presented by Carolyn Wheeler
Carolyn Wheeler is a native Kentuckian with over thirty years of experience in program development, training and advocacy on behalf of people with disabilities and their families. From 1990 to the present, she has been employed on a variety of projects with the Human Development Institute at the University of Kentucky. Carolyn was instrumental in the development of the Hart Supported Living Program and the promotion of person-centered planning practices. Carolyn has developed an area of expertise in estate planning issues for and has been instrumental in the development of Life Plan of Kentucky, which is a pooled special needs trust. She has developed a WORK Initiative with a focus on educating employers about the benefit of employing people with disabilities. Carolyn is also a Certified Work Incentives Coordinator (CWIC), and provides information and training about the impact of income on Social Security Disability benefits.