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Kentucky Resources

The DSAGC does not endorse, recommend or support any particular regime, therapy, activity, camp or treatment.  If you are interested in a community opportunity, please contact the presenting organization directly for additional details.

CHILDCARE / ADULT CARE

Active Day
71 Cavalier Boulevard, Suite 135 Florence, KY 41042
90 Alexandria Pike, Suites 4-7 Ft. Thomas, KY 41075
(859) 442-7000
Active Day is like a home away from home. Our caring professionals know what a difference it makes to create a comfortable, familiar atmosphere with our programs for seniors and disabled adults. We’re here to provide adult day health care supervision, therapeutic activities, and rehabilitative therapies in a positive, people-focused way for those who require health care and support services as a result of chronic conditions, such as: COPD; stroke; Alzheimer’s and other related dementias; seizures; diabetes; Parkinson’s; Multiple Sclerosis; hypertension and heart disease; developmental and intellectual disabilities.

Redwood
71 Orphanage Road, Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017
859-331-0880
A non-profit organization funded by United Way, Redwood guides children and adults with multiple and sever disabilities to achieve independence and reach their highest potential throughout their lives, by providing enriching educational, therapeutic and vocational services

The Kidz Club
527 Watson Road, Erlanger, KY 41018
859-727-0700
The Kidz Club is a prescribed pediatric extended care facility that provides skilled nursing care for children who are medically fragile in a daycare setting. The Kidz Club provides educational enrichment, therapy follow-through, field trips and activities in a fun social setting. Medicaid and private insurance accepted.

EDUCATION

COPAA
COPAA’s mission is to protect and enforce the legal and civil rights of students with disabilities and their families.  Our primary goal is to secure high quality educational services and to promote excellence in advocacy.

Empower House
7536 US HWY 42, SUITE 2 FLORENCE, KY  41042
859-918-5045‬ 
At Empower House we understand the challenges of being someone with special needs and of loving someone with special needs.  It is our passion that drives us to persevere and do the work to achieve our goals.  Empower House helps you on your journey by giving you support when you need it and by witnessing and celebrating your accomplishments!

Kentucky First Steps, Northern Kentucky District Point of Entry
North Key: 12 E. 5th St, Newport, KY 41071
859-308-5963
First Steps is a program of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services that brings together resources from education, health and social services to meet the special needs of children (ages birth-3yrs) and their families.

Kentucky Special Education Resources

Welcome to the Office of Special Education and Early Learning (OSEEL). This site includes information on all aspects of special education programs in public schools. We welcome your comments and suggestions. If you need further assistance with finding information on special education programs in Kentucky's public schools, please contact us.
​IEP Guidance and Documents
Transition Planning

Public School Parent Resource Centers, Cabinet for Health and Family Services
Region 4: Program Manager Betty Pennington, betty.pennington@ky.gov
Serves Boone, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Kenton, Oldham, Owen, Shelby, Trimble
The mission is to remove nonacademic barriers to learning as a means to enhance student academic success. The Centers are also places where families of children with special needs can receive parent-to-parent counseling on special education issues and concerns.

Stewart Home
4200 Lawrenceburg Rd. Frankfort, KY 40601
502-227-4821
Since 1893, Stewart Home & School has been a community dedicated to the education of students with intellectual disabilities.  The school’s philosophy has always centered on providing enriched opportunities for the pursuit of happiness – a lifestyle of choice for its students and their families.
Over the years, special students and their families have joined with five generations of the Stewart family to provide a nurturing community and an extension of home.

RECREATION

Remarkable Movement
2434 High Street Crescent Springs, KY 41017
859-344-8489
We believe that music and rhythm is inside ALL of us, and no matter the limitation, everyone should be given the freedom to explore movement in their own way. Together with a caregiver, therapist, or "buddy". kids and teens with physical limitations and learning challenges will explore movement through exciting weekly dance classes through REMARKABLE movement.

NKY Capernaum
Life to the full. Introducing adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith.

Special Olympics Kentucky
105 Lakeview Court, Frankfort, KY 40601
800-633-7403
Special Olympics is the world’s largest program of sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

The Point Arc
104 West Pike Street Covington, KY 41011
(859) 491-919
The Point/Arc Provides opportunities to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) to reach their highest potential educationally, residentially, socially and vocationally.

EMPLOYMENT

BaWac
7970 Kentucky Drive, Florence, KY 41042
859.371.4410
The mission of BAWAC is to develop and maximize the vocational potential and quality of life of adult persons with disabilities or other barriers to employment, through the flexible integration of counseling, vocational evaluation, life and work skills training, job placement, support services and employment in a therapeutic or community based remunerative work environment.

Kentucky Works

KentuckyWorks aims to enhance employment opportunities for youth and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky. 

Office of Vocational Rehabilitation

The Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) assists Kentuckians with disabilities to achieve suitable employment and independence.  We recognize and respect the contribution of all individuals as a necessary and vital part of a productive society.

The Point Arc
104 West Pike Street Covington, KY 41011
(859) 491-919
The Point/Arc Provides opportunities to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) to reach their highest potential educationally, residentially, socially and vocationally.

FINANCIAL / WAIVERS / ADVOCACY

Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities
656 Chamberlin Ave., Suite C, Frankfort, KY 4061
877-367-5332
The mission of the CCDD is to create systemic change in Kentucky that empowers individuals to achieve full citizenship and inclusion in the community through education, capacity building and advocacy.

Human Development Institute
To promote the inclusion, independence, and contributions of people with disabilities and their families throughout the lifespan.  We achieve our mission through education, research and evaluation, information sharing, leadership, and advocacy across Kentucky and the nation.

KY-SPIN, INC
10301-B Deering Rd Louisville, KY 40272
(502) 937-6894
KY-SPIN, Inc. (Kentucky Special Parent Involvement Network) is a statewide 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. The mission of KY-SPIN, Inc. is to link families and individuals with disabilities to valuable resources that will enable them to live productive, fulfilling lives.

Kentucky Institute Health Insurance Premium Payment
The Kentucky Integrated Health Insurance Premium Payment (KI-HIPP) program is a voluntary Medicaid program offered to eligible policyholders to help pay for the cost of an employer-sponsored insurance plan.

Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services Division of Community Alternatives
​If you have a disability or are elderly, you may qualify for a 1915(c) Home- and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Medicaid waiver. These waivers provide the support you need to live as independently as possible. The Department for Medicaid Services (DMS) offers six waiver programs.

The Arc of Kentucky
706 East Main Street, Ste. A Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 875-5225
The Arc of Kentucky believes that individuals with intellectual and dd are contributing members of schools, work places, churches, synagogues, neighborhoods, and their communities.  The Arc values services and supports that enhance the quality of life through interdependence, friendship, choice, and respect for individuals with intellectual and DD.

Stable Kentucky
STABLE Accounts give people with special needs more independence and financial security.

HEALTH / THERAPY

Children's Hospital Outpatient Northern Kentucky
2765 Chapel Place Crestview Hills, KY  41017
859-344-5390
Children's Outpatient Northern Kentucky is managed by Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center both as a part of its network of pediatric outpatient centers serving the greater Cincinnati area and on behalf of a joint venture with St. Elizabeth Healthcare.

KTL Therapy
654 Highland Avenue, Suite 17 Fort Thomas, KY 41075 
(859) 441 - 0139
Speech therapy, physical therapy, and occupational therapy in Fort Thomas, Kentucky to help your child grow. In-person and teletherapy sessions available.

New Perceptions
1 Sperti Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017
859-344-9322
Non-profit organization serves children up to age 3 are offered physical, occupational, and speech therapy to assist them in preparation for school. Three programs are offered for adults including The Work Center which offers participants assembly and packaging work, Supported Employment which offers support and skill development needed to succeed in community workplaces, and The Learning Center which offers classroom-style learning, art programming, and adult day services.

Northern Kentucky Pediatric Associates
Crestview Hills, Mt. Zion, Cold Spring
859-341-5400
Our goal is to provide our patients with evidence-based pediatric care.

NorthKey Community Care
502 Farrell Drive, P.O. Box 2680, Covington, KY 41011
859-578-3200
Serving Boone, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Own, Pendleton counties. Publicly-funded community services are provided for Kentuckians who have problems with mental health, developmental and intellectual disabilities, or substance abuse.

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