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Kentucky Disability Resource Guide

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Advocacy Organizations

Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati (DSAGC)

Description:
The DSAGC is a 501C-3 non-profit organization established in 1981 with a history of responding to the changing needs of individuals with Down syndrome, serving southwest Ohio, northern Kentucky and southeastern Indiana.
Phone Number:
(888) 796-5504

Down Syndrome Association of Western Kentucky (DSAWK)

Description:
DSAWK promotes public awareness and acceptance of individuals with Down syndrome by providing information, resources and support in our community. Generally, meetings are on the 3rd Monday of the month at the Heartland Worship Center in Paducah.
Phone Number:
(270) 705-8353
Contact Email:

Down Syndrome of Louisville

Description:
Down Syndrome of Louisville is a non-profit organization founded in 1977 whose mission is to improve the lives of persons with Down syndrome and their families by providing support, information, education, and advocating for their rights and concerns, enabling individuals to reach their full potential.
Phone Number:
(502) 495-5088

Down Syndrome of South Central Kentucky: in Bowling Green and 7 counties

Description:
Down Syndrome of South Central Kentucky’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for individuals with Down syndrome and their families by providing support, information, education, resources, networking, and activities, while advocating in the community and state. DSSCK is an incorporated 501c3 non-profit organization extending its outreach and mission to seven counties in KY: Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Logan, Simpson, and Warren.
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Families for Effective Autism Treatment (FEAT) of Louisville

Description:
Families for Effective Autism Treatment (FEAT) of Louisville is a support organization that is very active in the community. Created for families, FEAT of Louisville is dedicated to easing the autism journey through ongoing support, education and programs.
Phone Number:
(502) 596-1258

Family Voices

Description:
A national grassroots network of families and friends, advocates for health care services that are family-centered, community-based, comprehensive, coordinated and culturally competent for all children and youth with special health care needs; promotes the inclusion of all families as decision makers at all levels of health care; and supports essential partnerships between families and professionals.
Phone Number:
(888) 835-5669 (National office)

Green River Area Down Syndrome Association (GRADSA): Owensboro and surrounding area

Description:
GRADSA's mission is to enable families enriched with Down syndrome connection to share resources, build friendships, and advocate together for the future of individuals with Down syndrome.
Phone Number:
(270) 925-0195

Human Development Institute at the University of Kentucky

Description:
The mission of HDI is to promote independence, productivity, and integration of all people through numerous research, training, and outreach activities. HDI is a member of AUCD, serving as KentuckyΓÇÖs University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.
Phone Number:
(859) 257-1714

Kentucky Appalachian Rural Rehabilitation Network (KARRN)

Description:
KARRN is a network of people with spinal cord injury, stroke and brain injury, healthcare providers, educators, researchers and other community members committed to the health and well-being of people with neurological impairments who live in the Appalachian region. KARRN improves the quality of life and community participation of individuals in rural Kentucky through educational seminars, advocacy efforts, and information about clinical trials and other resources available to clients and their families.

Kentucky Autism Training Center (KATC)

Description:
The mission if the Kentucky Autism Training Center is to strengthen our state╬ô├ç├ûs systems of support for persons affected by autism by bridging research to practice and by providing training and resources to families and professionals. In 1966, the KY General Assembly established the KATC to serve as a statewide resource for families and educators. KATC is housed at the University of Louisville╬ô├ç├ûs College of Education and Human Development. Besides having many resources and programming for parents and professionals, families can request a copy of ╬ô├ç┬úKentucky╬ô├ç├ûs Family Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders (2nd Edition)”, or click link below to access online. Additionally, to increase awareness of currently available resources, the KY Autism Training Center is gathering information about services to create a KY Autism Supports and Provider Services Directory.
Phone Number:
(502) 852-4631
Contact Email: