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Kentucky Resources

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.

A Mother’s Rest
32 W. Main St., New Mark, Md., 21774
Organizes year-round small group respite retreats for families with children (youth or adult) with disabilities. 2019 Locations include Versailles and Mammoth Cave.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Kentucky Works

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

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