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Kentucky - Where to Find State Disability Assistance in Kentucky

State Disability Resources for Kentucky

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Updated June 30, 2013

If your child has a disability, and you do not know where to find help, check out this list of essential resources available in your state. These essential contacts offer the most commonly needed services and can provide you with referrals to other appropriate services as well. If you have difficulty contacting any of these resources, please feel free to email me at: learningdisabilities@aboutguide.com.

Department of Education - Special Education - Ages 3 - 21


States' departments of education oversee disability education services to children. It monitors school districts for compliance with IDEA and state special education regulations. The Department of Education handles formal complaints, due process hearings, and mediation on special education issues.

Division of Exceptional Children's Services
Kentucky Department of Education

Capitol Plaza Tower, 8th Floor
500 Mero Street
Frankfort, KY 40601
Telephone: (502) 564-4970
Website: < href="http://education.ky.gov/KDE/Instructional+Resources/Exceptional+Children/default.htm">Special Education

Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers with Disabilities


Services to children with disabilities include instruction, speech, physical, and occupational therapies.

Birth - 2:

Early Childhood Development Branch
Department for Public Health

Division of Adult and Child Health Improvement
275 E. Main Street, HS 2WC
Frankfort, KY 40621
Telephone: (502) 564-3756
Website: Infant-Toddler Programs

Ages 3 - 5
Division of Early Childhood Development
Department of Education

500 Mero Street, Capital Plaza Tower
Frankfort KY 40601
Telephone: (502)564-8341
Website: Early Childhood

State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency


Vocational rehabilitation services help people with disabilities live independent lives with education, support, and employment assistance. The department works with middle schools, high schools, and higher education to help students with disabilities access appropriate supports for employment and independence such as job coaching, teaching skills, support in job placement, assistive and adaptive supports, and more.

Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
Education and Workforce Development Cabinet

Department of Workforce Investment
209 St. Clair
Frankfort, KY 40601
Telephone: (502) 564-4440
Website: Vocational Rehabilitation

Mental Health Services Agency


State mental health agencies provide services to individuals and families dealing with mental illness, mental retardation, and substance abuse. Services include advocacy, nursing home screening, psychiatric services, intervention, coordination of treatment, case management, and more.

Department for Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities and Addiction Services
Cabinet for Health and Family Services

100 Fair Oaks Lane, 4E-B
Frankfort, KY 40621-0001
Telephone: (502) 564-4527
Website: Mental Health

Disability Advocacy Services


Protection and advocacy offices offer information and referrals relating to disability issues, a resource database for self-advocacy, education and training in disability rights, and individual case advocacy.

Protection and Advocacy
100 Fair Oaks Lane, Third Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
Telephone: (502)564-2967
Toll Free: (800) 372-2988 (TTY and Voice Inside Kentucky)

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