National Resources

Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE) "The United State’s national self-advocacy organization. We are a national board of regional representatives and members from every state in the US."

American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) " the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization of professionals and citizens concerned about intellectual and developmental disabilities."

Kentucky Resources

Division of Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities (DDID) "It is the mission of the Division of Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities (DDID) to empower each person to realize his or her place in the community as a citizen of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. To accomplish this mission, DDID will partner with and support persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities, families, advocates, stakeholders and government agencies."

University of Kentucky Human Development Institute (HDI) "The Human Development Institute is Kentucky’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service. We work on improving lifelong opportunities and services for individuals with disabilities, their families, and the community."

The Arc of Kentucky " to create a world where children and adults with developmental & intellectual disabilities have and enjoy equal rights and opportunities. We recognize the fundamental role of families on making choices and decisions for their children. We also hold that individuals, who are adults, have the right to make their own choices concerning where and with whom they will live, and how they will spend their time, regardless of ability."

Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities "Our Mission is to create systemic change in Kentucky that empowers individuals to achieve full citizenship and inclusion in the community through capacity building and advocacy."

Kentucky Protection and Advocacy (P&A) "Protection and Advocacy (P&A) is an independent state agency that was designated by the Governor as the protection and advocacy agency for Kentucky. P&A's staff includes professional advocates and attorneys. We are advocates working together with people who have disabilities to promote and protect their legal rights. Through our information and referral services, we try to answer questions about your rights under disability laws."

Kentucky Waiver

Michelle P. Waiver Program (MPW) "The Michelle P. Waiver is a home- and community-based waiver program of the Kentucky Medicaid program developed as an alternative to institutional care for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. The waiver allows individuals to remain in their homes with services and supports."

Supports for Community Living (SCL) " a Kentucky Medicaid program home- and community-based waiver providing an alternative to institutional care for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. SCL allows individuals to remain in or return to the community in the least restrictive setting."