Kentucky Autism Resources

Each state sets eligibility ages for services to children and youth with disabilities.
For current information concerning this state, please contact the office listed under
STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: Special Education Services.

See Kentucky Web Resources


STATE DEPARTMENT OF 
EDUCATION:  Special
Education Services.
STATE VOCATIONAL
Rehabilitation Agency.
DEVELOPMENTAL 
DISABILITIES
Planning Council.
DIRECTIONS DISABILITY 


DISABILITY  Organizations

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN
ages 3 through 5. 
STATE VOCATIONAL
Special Needs Programs
DISABILITIES
Advocacy  Program
UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED
Programs  
 
EARLY
Intervention System.
DEPARTMENT OF  MENTAL HEALTH  
for children and youth.
CLIENT ASSISTANCE 
Program.
TECHNOLOGY RELATED
Assistance.
PARENTS  Training and Information Project. DEPARTMENT OF  MENTAL Health  PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN with Special Health Care
Needs.
PARENT-TEACHER Association (PTA)

 
 

STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION:
SPECIAL EDUCATION

Mike Armstrong, Director
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: marmstro@kde.state.ky.us
URL: http://www.kde.state.ky.us

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITES:
AGES 3 THROUGH 5

Debbie Schumacher, Director, Division of Preschool Programs
Office of Learning Program Development
500 Mero Street, Capitol Plaza Tower, 16th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
            (502) 564-7056      
E-mail: dschumac@kde.state.ky.us
URL: http://www.kde.state.ky.us

PROGRAMS FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS WITH DISABILITIES:
AGES BIRTH THROUGH 2

Jim Henson, Part H Coordinator
Infant and Toddler Program
Department of Mental Health & Mental Retardation Services
100 Fair Oaks Lane, 4E-E
Frankfort, KY 40621-0001
            (502) 564-7700      
E-mail: jhenson@mail.state.ky.us

STATE DIVISION OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION

Sam Serraglio, Commissioner
Department of Vocational Rehabilitation
Cabinet for Workforce Development
209 St. Clair
Frankfort, KY 40601
            (502) 564-4440      

DIVISION OF SECONDARY VOCATIONAL EDUCATION

Donnalie Stratton, Program Consultant
Special Vocational Programs
Capitol Plaza Tower, Room 2114, 500 Mero Street
Frankfort, KY 40601
            (502) 564-3775      
E-mail: dstratto@kde.state.ky.us
URL: http://www.kde.state.ky.us

STATE MENTAL HEALTH AGENCY

Elizabeth Rehm Wachtel, Commissioner
Department for MH/MR Services
Cabinet for Health Services
100 Fair Oaks Lane
Frankfort, KY 40601-0001
            (502) 564-4527      
E-mail: ewachtel@mail.state.ky.us

STATE MENTAL HEALTH REPRESENTATIVE
FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH

Paul Andis, Manager
Children & Youth Services Branch
Department for MH & MR Services
100 Fair Oaks Lane, 4W-C
Frankfort, KY 40621-0001
            (502) 564-7610      
E-mail: pandis@mail.state.ky.us

STATE MENTAL RETARDATION PROGRAM

Diane Simmons, Acting Director
Division of Mental Retardation/Department for
Mental Health & Mental Retardation Services
100 Fair Oaks Lane, 4E-E
Frankfort, KY 40621-0001
            (502) 564-7702      
E-mail: dsimmons@mail.state.ky.us

STATE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PLANNING COUNCIL

Kentucky DD Planning Council
Dept. For Mental Health/Mental Retardation Services
100 Fair Oaks Lane, 4E-F
Frankfort, KY 40621-0001
            (502) 564-7842      

PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY AGENCY

Gayla O. Peach, Director
Department for Public Advocacy, P&A Division
100 Fair Oaks Lane, Third Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
            (502) 564-2967      ;             (800) 372-2988       (In KY) (Voice and TTY)

CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Diane A. High, Director
Client Assistance Program
209 St. Clair, 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
            (502) 564-8035      ;             (800) 633-6283       (in KY)
E-mail: dhigh@mail.state.ky.us

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS

Denzle L. Hill, Executive Director
Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs
982 Eastern Parkway
Louisville, KY 40217-1566
            (502) 595-4459      ;             (800) 232-1160      
E-mail: Denzle.Hill@mail.state.ky.us

STATE AGENCY FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED

Pris Rogers, Commissioner
Department for the Blind
P.O. Box 757
Frankfort, KY 40602-0757
            (502) 564-4754      

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH
WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING

Bobbie Beth Scoggins, Executive Director
KY 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
URL: http://www.state.ky.us/agencies/kcdhh

STATE EDUCATION AGENCY RURAL REPRESENTATIVE

Johnnie Grissom, Associate Commissioner
Department of Education
500 Mero Street, Capitol Plaza Tower, 8th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
            (502) 564-4970      
E-mail: jgrissom@kde.state.ky.us

DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS

Attention Deficit Disorder
To identify an ADD group in your state or locality, contact either:Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CH.A.D.D.)
499 NW 70th Avenue, Suite 101
Plantation, FL 33317
            (954) 587-3700      
            (800) 233-4050       (Voice mail to request information packet)
URL: http://www.chadd.org

National Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
9930 Johnnycake Ridge Rd., Suite 3E
Mentor, OH 44060
            (440) 350-9595      
            (800) 487-2282       (Voice mail to request information packet)
E-mail: NatlADDA@aol.com
URL: http://www.add.org

Brain Injury
Bob Ayres, Director
Brain Injury Association of KY
3910 Dupont Square South, Suite D
Louisville, KY 40207-4648
            (800) 592-1117       (in KY);             (502) 899-7141      
E-mail: info@braincenter.org
URL: http://www.braincenter.org

Cerebral Palsy
Sally Hanbury, Executive Director
United Cerebral Palsy of Eastern Kentucky
Diniaco Court, P.O. Box 413
Ashland, KY 41105-0413
            (606) 324-1614      

Down Syndrome
Gail T. Lowe, Coordinator
Down Syndrome Axis of Kentucky, Inc.
3713 Fallen Timber Drive
Louisville, KY 40241-1620
            (502) 339-8690      ;             (888) 999-3759      
E-mail: GTLowe@aol.com

Learning Disabilities
Learning Disabilities Association of Franlin Co./Bluegrass
2210 Goldsmith Lane
Louisville, KY 40218
            (502) 473-1256      

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

David Olds, President
Mental Health Association of Northern KY
605 Madison
Covington, KY 41011
            (606) 431-1077      

Sheila Schuster, Executive Director
Kentucky Mental Health Coalition
120 Sears Avenue, #202
Louisville, KY 40207
            (502) 894-0222      

Doris Daulton, President
KY Alliance for the Mentally Ill
10510 LaGrange Rd., Bldg. 103
Louisville, KY 40223-1228
            (502) 245-5284      ;             (800) 257-5081      

Mental Retardation
Chris Brown, Executive Director
The Arc of Kentucky
833 East Main
Frankfort, KY 40601
            (502) 875-5225      ;             (800) 281-1272      

Speech and Hearing
Rebecca Goss, President
KY Speech-Language-Hearing Association
366 Waller Avenue, Suite 113
Lexington, KY 40504
            (606) 277-2446      
E-mail: KSHAoffice@aol.com

Spina Bifida
Ed Farley, Executive Director
Spina Bifida Association of Kentucky
982 Eastern Parkway, Box 18
Louisville, KY 40217
            (502) 637-7363      
E-mail: SBAofKY@aol.com

Visual Impairments

Paul Schroeder, Director
American Foundation for the Blind-Midwest
401 North Michigan Ave., Suite 308
Chicago, IL 60611
            (312) 245-9961      
E-mail: chicago@afb.org

OTHER ORGANIZATIONS

Kerry Gillihan, President/CEO
Kentucky Easter Seal Society
2050 Versailles Road
Lexington, KY 40504
            (800) 888-5377      ;             (606) 254-5701      Gail Lincoln, Executive Director
Angie Wood, Information Manager
Kentucky Disabilities Coalition
859 East Main Street
Frankfort, KY 40601
            (502) 875-1871      ;             (800) 977-7505      

Deborah Anderson
KY Partnership for Families and Children
c/o Division of Mental Health
DMHMRS
100 Fair Oaks Lane
Frankfort, KY 40621
            (502) 564-7610      
E-mail: danderson@mail.state.ky.us

Deborah Anderson
Office of Family Leadership
Department for Mental Health
100 Fair Oaks Lane
Frankfort, KY 40621
            (502) 564-7610      
E-mail: danderson@mail.state.ky.us

UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED PROGRAM

Human Development Institute
University Affiliated Facility
University of Kentucky
126 Mineral Industries Building
Lexington, KY 40506-0051
            (606) 257-1714      

TECHNOLOGY-RELATED ASSISTANCE

Kentucky Assistive Technology Service (KATS) Network
Charles McDowell Center
8412 Westport Rd.
Louisville, KY 40242
            (800) 327-5287      ;             (502) 327-0022      
E-mail: KATSNet@iglou.com
URL: http://www.katsnet.org

PARENT TRAINING & INFORMATION PROJECT

Paulette Logsdon, Director
Kentucky Special Parent Involvement Network (KY-SPIN)
2210 Goldsmith Lane, Suite 118
Louisville, KY 40218
            (502) 456-0923      ;             (800) 525-7746      
E-mail: familytrng@aol.com

DIRECTIONS DISABILITY LINK

Ruth L. Bailey, Executive Director
Dawn Vermey, Assistant Director
Ask Us, Inc.
201 Burley Ave.
Lexington, KY 40503-1009
(606) 233-9370

PARENT-TO-PARENT

Susan Lawrence
Parent Outreach: Parents Supporting Parents
1146 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40203
            (502) 584-1239      
E-mail: CRC@iglou.com

PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA)

Karen C. Jones, President
Kentucky Congress of Parents and Teachers
P.O. Box 654
Frankfort, KY 40602
            (502) 564-4378      
E-mail: KY_office@pta.org


Kentucky Web
 

Disability Information  
Crusade for Children  
Goodwill Industries of Kentucky       
Kentucky Head Start AssociationEducation 
Forward in the Fifth
Kentucky Head Start Association

Recovery, Addiction, and Abuse 
The Healing Place

Civil Liberties and Human Rights  
New Hope Life CenterChildren and Youth
Black Diamond Girl Scout Council
Boy Scouts Troop 279
Girls Scouts – Black Diamond Council
House of Prisms
Kentucky 4-H
Kentucky Baptist Homes for Children
Community
Kentucky State and Local GovernmentJob Training and Workplace  
Paducah SCORE

Disaster Relief 
Kentucky Search Dog Association

Homelessness, Housing and Poverty 
Habitat for Humanity of Bowling Green
Habitat for Humanity of Metro Louisville
The Healing Place
Mountain Outreach
Owensboro-Daviess County Habitat for Humanity


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