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Northern Cardinal - Kentucky State BirdKentucky Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities

We built the Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities so people can get reliable information and support. Your state Yellow Pages includes many resources - government programs, grassroots organizations, and parent support groups.

We are adding evaluators, educational consultants, academic tutors, advocates, attorneys, and others who help parents get services for their children.The Yellow Pages are a free service. If you are interested in being added to the yellow pages please send us an email.


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Note: The groups with a star (*) next to their names sponsored an advocacy training program by Pete and Pam Wright.

American Foundation for the Blind-Midwest
401 North Michigan Ave., Suite 350
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 396-4420
E-mail: chicago@afb.net
Web: www.afb.org

The Arc of Kentucky
833 East Main
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 875-5225; (800) 281-1272
E-mail: arcofky@aol.com

Autism Society of Kentuckiana
Web: http://www.ask-lou.org/

Autism Society of the Bluegrass
Web: http://www.geocities.com/autismsocietyofthebluegrass/

Autism Society of Western Kentucky
Web: http://www.kentucky-autism.org/

Brain Injury Association of Kentucky
4229 Bardstown Road, Suite 330
Louisville, KY 40218
(502) 493-0609; (800) 592-1117 (in KY)
E-mail: operations@braincenter.org
Web: www.braincenter.org

BEST Center for Independent Living, Inc.
Sharli Powell Rogers
624 Eastwood Ave.
Bowling Green, KY 42103
(270) 796-5992; Fax: (270) 796-6630
E-mail: Bestshar@bestcil.org
Information and referral, transition assistance, advocacy (individual and systems), and Independent Living Skills Training. Any disability, any age. Also meeting facility for disability support groups.

Cabinet for Health Services
Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services
100 Fair Oaks Lane, 4E-B
Frankfort, KY 40621-0001
(502) 564-4527
E-mail: Margaret.Pennington@mail.state.ky.us

Center For Accessible Living
1304-U Chestnut Street
Murray, KY 42071
(888) 261-6194; (270) 753-7729 (Fax/TDD)
E-mail: calmur@calky.org
Web: www.calky.org

Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access
Georgia Tech
490 10th Street
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 385-0636 (V/TTY); (800) 949-4232 (V/TTY)
E-mail: se-dbtac@mindspring.com
Web: www.sedbtac.org

Cerebral Palsy K.I.D.S. Center
Mary Thompson
982 Eastern Parkway
Louisville, KY 40217
(502) 635-6397; Fax: (502) 635-1147
E-mail: mthompson@cpkidscenter.com
The K.I.D.S. Center is an outpatient treatment facility that offers physical, occupational and speech therapy services; community referral and resource information; parent/guardian support group; family support, activities and education; orthopedic clinic; wheelchair and seating assessments; casting and splinting ; therapeutic horseback riding programs; sensory motor gym; pediatric therapy equipment; and a physical fitness gym. We serve clients with Cerebral Palsy as well as all other types of developmental delays and disabilities ages birth to 17 with special emphasis on birth to five population. Clients must obtain a referral and prescription from their physician before assessment and treatment services are scheduled or be eligible for First Steps services (Kentucky's Early Intervention Program). The Center accepts some private insurances, Passport, private pay and we offer a sliding scale to income eligible families.

CHADD Bluegrass
Lexington
Tel: (859) 264-1393
E-mail: Kisenhou@cs.com
Web: http://www.chaddonline.org/chapters/ky20K.html

Children and Youth Services Branch
Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services
100 Fair Oaks Lane, 4W-C
Frankfort, KY 40621-0001
(502) 564-7610; (800) 374-9146
E-mail: Randy.Oliver@mail.state.ky.us
Web: dmhmrs.chr.state.ky.us

Children's Law Center
104 East 7th Street
Covington, KY 41011
(859) 431-3313
E-mail: childrenslaw@fuse.net
Web: http://www.childrenslawky.org
We provide free legal services for children with educational disabilities, and also so research and policy work, training and education in this area.

Client Assistance Program
209 St. Clair, 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-8035; (800) 633-6283 (in KY)

Coalition for Reform in Special Education Services (C.R.I.S.E.S)
243 Shady Lane
Lexington, KY 40503
(859) 278-4991
E-mail: tynerwilso@aol.com

Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs
982 Eastern Parkway
Louisville, KY 40217
(502) 595-4459, ext. 271; (800) 232-1160
E-mail: eric.friedlander@mail.state.ky.us
Web: http://commissionkids.state.ky.us

Council on Mental Retardation
1146 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40203-2997
(502) 584-1239
E-mail: info@councilonmr.org
Web site: www.councilonmr.org

Department for the Blind
P.O. Box 757
Frankfort, KY 40602-0757
(502) 564-4754; (502) 564-2929 (TTY)
E-mail: Denise.Placido@mail.state.ky.us
Web: http://kyblind.state.ky.us

Department of Vocational Rehabilitation
Cabinet for Workforce Development
209 St. Clair
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4440
E-mail: Bruce.Crump@mail.state.ky.us

Directions Disability Link
First Link of the Bluegrass
2480 Fortune Drive, Suite 150
Lexington, KY 40509
(859) 313-5465, ext. 10
E-mail: dawn@first-link.org
Web: www.first-link.org

Division of Exceptional Children's Services
Kentucky Department of Education
Capitol Plaza Tower, 8th Floor
500 Mero Street
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4970
E-mail: jmallory@kde.state.ky.us
Web: www.kde.state.ky.us
Web: www.kentuckyschools.org

Division of Mental Retardation
Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services
100 Fair Oaks Lane, 4E-E
Frankfort, KY 40621-0001
(502) 564-7700
E-mail: kevin.lightle@mail.state.ky.us
Web: dmhmrs.chr.state.ky.us

Down syndrome Association of Central Kentucky
Karen Boudreaux
2808 Ashbrooke Drive
Lexington, KY 40513
(859) 219-3404
E-mail: kboudreaux@insightbb.com
Web: http://www.dsack.org
We are interested in providing support, information and education about and for Down syndrome to families and professionals that make up Central Kentucky.

Down Syndrome InfoSource, Inc.
P.O. Box 221316
Louisville, KY 40252-1316
(502) 412-3759; (888) 999-3759
E-mail: GTLowe@aol.com

Down Syndrome of Louisville, Inc.
1939 Goldsmith Lane #208
Louisville, Kentucky 40218
Executive Director DIana Merzweiler
(502) 458-6392; (888) 458-Down
E-mail: dianam@downsyndromeoflouisville.org
Web: www.downsyndromeoflouisville.org
We serve familis throught out the Kentuckiana area. We are not limited to the Louisville.

Easter Seals Kentucky
2050 Versailles Road
Lexington, KY 40504
(859) 254-5701; (800) 888-5377
Web: www.cardinalhill.org

Epilepsy Council of Greater Cincinnati, Inc.
3 Centennial Plaza
895 Central Avenue, Suite 550
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 721-2905; (877) 804-2241
E-mail: ecgc@fuse.net
Web: www.ecgc.net

FIND of Louisville
1146 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40203-2997
(502) 584-1239
E-mail: info@councilonmr.org
Web site: www.findoflouisville.org
FIND provides training for parents and educators on the processes surrounding IDEA, Section 504, and the IEP with the importance of working together for the educational growth of children with differing abilities.

Governor Paul E. Patton
State Capitol
700 Capitol Street
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-2611

Human Development Institute
University Center for Excellence
University of Kentucky
126 Mineral Industries Building
Lexington, KY 40506-0051
(859) 257-3045
E-mail: haroldk@ihdi.uky.edu

The Kentucky Administrative Regulations
Listed by Title or searchable by keyword
http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/KAR/frntpage.htm

Kentucky Administrative Regulations- Education = Title 700
http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/kar/titles.htm

Kentucky Assistive Technology Service (KATS) Network
Charles McDowell Center
8412 Westport Road
Louisville, KY 40242
(502) 327-0022 (V/TTY); (800) 327-5287 (V/TTY, in KY only)
E-mail: katsnet@iglou.com
Web: www.katsnet.org

Kentucky AT Matrix
http://www.kde.state.ky.us/oet/customer/at/atmatrix.asp

Kentucky Autism Training Center
http://www.louisville.edu/medschool/katc/

Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
632 Versailles Road
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 573-2604 (V/TTY)
(800) 372-2907 (V/TTY, in KY only)
E-mail: kcdhh@mail.state.ky.us
Web: www.kcdhh.org

Kentucky Congress of Parents and Teachers
P.O. Box 654
Frankfort, KY 40602-0654
(502) 564-4378
E-mail: KY_office@pta.org
Web: www.kypta.org

Kentucky Developmental Disabilities Council
Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services
100 Fair Oaks Lane, 4E-F
Frankfort, KY 40621-0001
(502) 564-7842
E-mail: pat.seybold@mail.state.ky.us
Web: www.kddc.org

Kentucky Disabilities Coalition
P.O. Box 1589
Frankfort, KY 40602
(502) 875-1871 (V/TTY); (800) 977-7505 (in KY)
E-mail: kydis@mis.net
Web: www.geocities.com/kydisabilitiescoalition

Kentucky Division of Exceptional Children Services
http://www.kde.state.ky.us/osis/children/default.asp

Kentucky Education Rights Center, Inc.
501 Darby Creek Road, Suite 49A
Lexington, KY 40519
(859) 264-8928
E-mail: kerc@edrights.com
Web: www.edrights.com

Kentucky Instructional and Diagnostic Services
Kentucky School for the Blind
1867 Frankfort Avenue
Louisvill, KY 40206
(502) 897-1583
E-mail: lsmith@ksb.k12.ky.us
Web: www.ksb.k12.ky.us

Kentucky Mental Health Coalition
120 Sears Avenue, Suite 212
Louisville, KY 40207
(502) 894-0222
E-mail: drsasod@bellsouth.net
Web: www.kymhc.org

Kentucky Partnership for Families and Children
1410 Versailles Road, Suite 6
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 695-5366; (800) 369-0533
E-mail: kpfc@kypartnership.org
Web: www.kypartnership.org

Kentucky Protection and Advocacy
Maureen Fitzgerald
100 Fair Oaks Lane--Third Floor
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
Phone: (800) 372-2988 (voice, tty), (502) 564-2967 (voice, tty)
Fax: (502) 564-0848
E-mail: Info@mail.pa.state.ky.us
Web: http://www.kypa.net
P&A is an independent state agency made up of advocates and attorneys working together with people who have disabilities to promote and protect their legal rights.

Kentucky Revised Statutes TITLE XIII - EDUCATION
Listed by Title
http://www.LRC.state.ky.us/KRS/TITLES.HTM

Kentucky Special Parent Involvement Network (KY-SPIN)
10301-B Deering Road
Louisville, KY 40272
(502) 937-6894; (800) 525-7746
Fax (502) 937-6464
E-mail: spininc@aol.com
Web: www.kyspin.com
SPIN provides training, information and support to people with disabilities, their parents and families, and information on all types of disabilities and topics for all age groups. Through a "Families Training Families" model, consultants conduct community workshops on the issues of laws, rights, listening and communication skills, to promote better understanding of disability issues.

Kentucky Speech-Language-Hearing Association
365 Waller Avenue, Suite 120
Lexington, KY 40504
(859) 252-3776; (800) 837-2446
E-mail: KSHAoffice@aol.com
Web: www.kysha.org

Kentucky State Department of Education
1930 Capital Plaza Tower
500 Mero Street
Frankfort, KY 40601
V (502)564-3421 (800)533-5372- Toll Free Restrictions: KY residents only
FAX: (502)564-6470
Web: http://www.kde.state.ky.us

The Langsford Center
1810 Sils Ave
Louisville, KY 40205
(502) 473-7000; Fax (502) 459-8522
E-mail: stephen@langsfordcenter.com
Web: www.langsfordcenter.com

Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, Inc.
2210 Goldsmith Lane, Suite 118
Louisville, KY 40218
(502) 473-1256
E-mail: ldaofky@aol.com
Web: www.ldaofky.org

Mental Health Association of Kentucky
120 Sears Avenue, Suite 213
Louisville, KY 40207
(502) 893-0460; (888) 705-0463
E-mail: mhaky@kih.net
Web: www.mhaky.org

Mental Health Association of Northern Kentucky
605 Madison Avenue
Covington, KY 41011
(859) 431-1077
E-mail: mhnky@aol.com
Web: http://mhanky.org

NAMI Kentucky (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill)
10510 LaGrange Road, Building 103
Louisville, KY 40223-1228
(502) 245-5284; (800) 257-5081
E-mail: namiky.hgmills@mindspring.com
Web: http://ky.nami.org

Office of Special Instructional Services
The Office of Special Instructional Services (OSIS) consists of:
Kentucky School for the Blind (KSB)
Kentucky School for the Deaf (KSD)
Division of Exceptional Children
Division of Secondary Vocational Education
Division of Program Resources.
http://www.kde.state.ky.us/osis/default.asp

Opportunities for Family Leadership
Division of Mental Health
100 Fair Oaks Lane, 4E-B
Frankfort, KY 40621
(502) 564-4527
E-mail: deborah.anderson2@mail.state.ky.us
Web: http://dmhmrs.chr.state.ky.us/mh/family

Parent and Teacher Resources
http://www.kde.state.ky.us/osis/children/prc/prcindex.asp

Parent Outreach: Parents Supporting Parents
1146 S. Third Street
Louisville, KY 40203
(502) 584-1239
E-mail: outreach@councilonmr.org
Web: www.councilonmr.org

Pathways to Careers and Special Programs
Capitol Plaza Tower, Room 2113
500 Mero Street
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-3775
E-mail: dstratto@kde.state.ky.us
Web: www.kde.state.ky.us

PiNK & Family Voices KY
Veronica Brown
P. O. Box 99367
Louisville, KY 40269-0367
(502) 495-7465
E-mail: PiNK@KYP2P.org
Web: www.KYP2p.org

Programs for Children with Disabilities: Ages 3 through 5
Division of Extended Learning
Office of Academic and Professional Development
500 Mero Street, Capitol Plaza Tower, 17th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-7056
Web: www.kde.state.ky.us

Programs for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities: Ages Birth through 2
First Steps Program
Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs
982 Eastern Parkway
Louisville, KY 40217
(502) 459-0225; (800) 442-0087

Protection and Advocacy Division
100 Fair Oaks Lane, Third Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-2967; (800) 372-2988 (In KY) (Voice and TTY)
E-mail: mfitzgerald@mail.pa.state.ky.us
Web: www.kypa.net

Senator Jim Bunning (R)
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510-1701
(202) 224-4343

Senator Mitch McConnell (R)
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510-1702
(202) 224-2541
(202) 224-2499 (Fax)

Special Education Procedures Manual
Division of Exceptional Children Services
http://www.kde.state.ky.us/osis/children/sepm/default.asp

Spina Bifida Association of Kentucky
982 Eastern Parkway, Box 18
Louisville, KY 40217
(502) 637-7363; (502) 637-1010
E-mail: sbak@sbak.org
Web: www.sbak.org

State Education Agency Rural Representative
Department of Education
500 Mero Street, Capitol Plaza Tower, 1st Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4474
E-mail: knolan@kde.state.ky.us
Web: www.kde.state.ky.us

State Mediation System
Division of Exceptional Children Services
Department of Education
Capital Plaza Tower
500 Mero Street, Room 818
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4970
E-mail: pgoins@kde.state.ky.us

Turning Point for Autism, Inc.
Betsy Gibbs
P.O. Box 445
Goshen, KY 40026
(502) 899-9128; Fax: (502) 228-8391
E-mail: bgibbs@turningpoint1.org
Web: www.turningpoint1.org
We are a non profit -501(c)3- organization that provides ABA therapy through the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CA.) with therapists based in the Kentucky area. We serve Kentucky and Southern Indiana area.

VSA Arts of Kentucky
824 Ironwood Drive
Bowling Green, KY 42103
(270) 781-0872 (V/TTY); (877) 417-9594
E-mail: vsaky@bellsouth.net [an error occurred while processing this directive]

 

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