Disability/Advocate Specialist at the University of Kentucky Human Development Institute
Jason Jones is a Disability/Advocate Specialist at the University of Kentucky Human Development institution has been a strong advocate for people with disabilities for 30 years after obtaining a spinal cord injury in high school. He worked to ensure the rights of people with disabilities in finding gainful employment as a member of Executive Leadership at the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation for 16 before coming to his current post. Jason also co-founded the Kentucky Congress on Spinal Cord Injury (KCSCI) in 2012. The KCSCI encourages its members to be strong advocates for the rights of all people with disabilities and be willing to provide peer mentoring. Jason is currently the Board Chair for Independence Place, the Lexington Commission for People with Disabilities and serves as the Kentucky liaison to the Southeast ADA Center. He has also served as communication director for the Kentucky Business Leadership Network and the Kentucky Assistive Technology Loan Corporation. He was a founding member of the Kentucky Appalachian Rural Rehabilitation Network and co-wrote the grant proposal that created Project CARAT (Kentuckyâ€™s AT refurbishment program).