about P&A


when to contact p&a

To protect and promote the rights of Kentuckians with disabilities through legally based individual and systemic advocacy, and education.

Kentuckians with disabilities have a right to self determination including, but not limited to, the right to refuse, the right to participate, and the right to choose.

Kentuckians with disabilities have the same inherent rights as Kentuckians without disabilities.

Kentuckians with disabilities will live and receive services in integrated and inclusive settings.

Kentucky Protection and Advocacy values and accepts differences/diversity..

Anyone with a disability-related issue or question can contact P&A. You do not have to be receiving disability benefits or be a U.S. citizen to receive assistance.

Client Driven

Kentucky Protection and Advocacy has a vision of a just society where all people are treated with dignity and respect for their expressed choices and have equal opportunities to participate in an integrated and inclusive society where different abilities are valued.  

Client gains right to vote for first time in presidential election 

Nicole called KY P&A for help in a guardianship court matter. KY P&A provided technical assistance to her private bar attorney and to staff at the Mattingly Center. After filing a petition, the court granted Nicole's request to restore her right to vote.After Nicole faced problems registering to vote, KY P&A contacted the KY State Board of Elections to ensure Nicole could exercise her rights to vote.