You are invited to participate in this research study that is part of the Kentucky statewide needs assessment for the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. We conduct this needs assessment every three years to help identify the unmet needs of persons with disabilities in Kentucky and to help with the state plan to improve services. You are being asked to participate in this study because you have knowledge and/or an interest in the services available to Kentuckians with disabilities.
Although you will not get personal benefit from taking part in this research study, your responses may help us understand more about services and resources that are needed to help Kentuckians with disabilities.
We hope to receive completed questionnaires from about 200 people, so your answers are important to us. Of course, you have a choice about whether or not to complete the survey/questionnaire, but if you do participate, you are free to skip any questions or discontinue at any time.
The survey/questionnaire will take about 15 minutes to complete.
There are no known risks to participating in this study.
Your response to the survey is anonymous which means no names will appear or be used on research documents, or be used in presentations or publications. The research team will not know that any information you provided came from you, nor even whether you participated in the study.
If you have questions about the study, please feel free to ask; my contact information is given below. If you have complaints, suggestions, or questions about your rights as a research volunteer, contact the staff in the University of Kentucky Office of Research Integrity at 859-257-9428 or toll-free at 1-866-400-9428.
Thank you in advance for your assistance with this important project.
Allison Fleming, PhD, CRC
Early Childhood, Special Education, and Rehabilitation Counseling
University of Kentucky