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Assistive Technology

KATS Network (Kentucky Assistive Technology Services)

Assisted Living Options for People with Disabilities


Brain Injury

The Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Waiver program provides intensive services and supports to adults with acquired brain injuries working to re-enter community life. Services are provided exclusively in community settings.

One of the best web sites to learn more about Aquired Brain Injury is the Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky (BIAK). On this page you will find resources to information and waivers for aquired brain injury individuals and their families.

Jewish Hospital St. Mary's Healthcare (Now called KentuckyOne Health)
The Brain Injury Resource Center 
The Perspectives Network (


Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

Autism Society of America

Autism Society of the Bluegrass

Cerebral Palsy Guidance

Department for Behavioral Health, Development and Intellectual Disabilities
Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities

Human Development Institute University of Kentucky
National Down Syndrome Society
The President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilties
United Cerebral Palsy
The Arc
The Arc of Kentucky
Kentucky Self Advocates (KYSAFF) 
The Kentucky Advisory Council on ASD

Autism Resources for Families

Sesame Street Autism Resources for Parents

Reduce the Noise: Help Loved Ones with Sensory Overload Enjoy Shopping

CDC Autism Links and Resources

Operation Autism for Military Families

Moving with Special Needs Kids

Academic Accommodation Resources

Home Modifications for Kids with Sensory Concerns

Temple Grandin's Teaching Tips

Estate Planning for Parents of Kids with Autism

Supported Decision Making - My Choice KY



12 Step Summer School Preparation Calendar

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Recent Publications of the Center for Parent Information & Resources

Council for Exceptional Children
Center for Law and Education
Council of Parent Attorney and Advocates

COVID-19 Resources for Special Education and Early Learning
Education Professional Standards Board
Family Education Rights and Privacy Act
The IRIS Center
Kentucky Education Rights
Kentucky Special Parent Involvement Network
Kentucky Special Education Regulations
Office of Education Accountability
Parent Pals



Kentucky Small Business Development Center
Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
Office of Disability Employment Policy
US Department of Labor
US Equal Opportunity Employment Commission
The Work Site
Ticket To Work 


Kentucky Works


Mental Health

Mental Health America of Kentucky 
NAMI Kentucky

Department for Behavioral Health, Development and Intellectual Disabilities

Community Mental Health Centers

Four Rivers Behavioral Health
Paducah, KY
270-442-1452 or *CL 800-592-3980
(Ballard, Calloway, Carlisle, Fulton, Graves, Livingston, McCracken, Marshall, Hickman)

Pennyroyal Center
Hopkinsville, KY
270-886-2205 or *CL 877-473-7766
(Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Hopkins, Lyon, Muhlenberg, Todd, Trigg)

River Valley Behavioral Health
Owensboro, KY
270-689-6500 or *CL 800-433-7291
(Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, McLean, Ohio, Union, Webster)

Bowling Green, KY
270-901-5000 or *CL 800-223-8913
(Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, Simpson, Warren)

Elizabethtown, KY
270-765-2606 or *CL 800-223-8913
(Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, Larue, Marion, Meade, Nelson, Washington)

Seven Counties Services
Louisville, KY
502-589-8600 or *CL 800-221-0446
(Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, Trimble)

NorthKey Community Care
Covington, KY
859-578-3252 or *CL 877-331-3292
(Boone, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Owen, Pendleton)

Comprehend, Inc.
Maysville, KY
606-564-4016 or *CL 877-852-1523
(Bracken, Fleming, Lewis, Mason, Robertson)

Pathways, Inc.
Ashland, KY
606-329-8588 or *CL 800-562-8908
(Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Greenup, Lawrence, Bath, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, Rowan)

Mountain Comprehensive Care
Prestonsburg, KY
606-886-8572 or *CL 800-422-1060
(Floyd, Johnson, Magoffin, Martin, Pike)

Kentucky River Community Care
Jackson, KY
606-666-9006 or *CL 800-262-7491
(Breathitt, Knott, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Owsley, Perry, Wolfe)

Cumberland River Comprehensive  
Corbin, KY
606-528-7010 or *CL 877-454-3702
(Bell, Clay, Harlan, Jackson, Knox, Laurel, Rockcastle, Whitley)

The Adanta Group
Somerset, KY
606-679-4782 or *CL 800-633-5599
(Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, McCreary, Pulaski, Russell, Taylor, Wayne)
Lexington, KY
859-253-1686 or *CL 800-928-8000
(Anderson, Bourbon, Boyle, Clark, Estill, Fayette, Franklin, Garrard, Harrison, Jessamine, Lincoln, Madison, Mercer, Nicholas, Powell, Scott, Woodford)

*CL in front of the toll free number means Crisis Line



Making Elections Accessible
Voter Rights Public Service Announcement Video


Transition Resources


Kentucky Disability Resource Guide



Re-Entry Resource Directory

Re-Entry Resource Directory P&A has released a re-entry resource directory for individuals with disabilities exiting prison. In 2010, P&A developed a survey of questions to assess the barriers for individuals with disabilities re-entering the community from prison. The survey also included questions about services and supports needed to make a successful and lasting re-entry to the community. Upon approval from the Kentucky Department of Corrections (DOC), P&A staff delivered the surveys to Blackburn Correction Complex, The Frankfort Career Development Center, and the Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women.

The top three barriers to successful re-entry identified were: the lack of accessible housing, barriers to gaining or maintaining employment, and the lack of financial resources. Eighty-eight of the one hundred and twenty counties in Kentucky were represented in the completed surveys.

The results of the survey were shared with a panel of formerly incarcerated individuals with disabilities, representatives from the Department of Corrections, the Department for Behavior Health/Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities, the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, the Client Assistance Program, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the American Veterans Association. Additionally, representatives from homeless shelters, ministers and other representatives from faith-based organizations, and potential employers participated on the panel.

In addition to including information on the three most identified barriers, the panel agreed that information about additional topics, including services and supports, should also be included in the resource directory. Over the next several months P&A staff and members of the Protection & Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI) Advisory Council researched and compiled data and information needed for the re-entry resource directory. In addition P&A staff was flooded with leads of possible services and supports to be included in the re-entry resource directory.

A Memorandum of Understanding between P&A and the Department of Corrections was signed in December 2012, to assure the directory is made available to individuals exiting the corrections system and re-entering the community. The DOC has also agreed to make the re-entry resource directory available to all Transition/Re-Entry Coordinators. The re-entry resource directory is now available online. Simply go to DOC at 
Or you may obtain a hard copy of the counties you are interested in by calling Kentucky P&A,