Information of interest for persons with disabilities residing in or visiting the State of Kentucky.
Kentucky Disability Resources
Bluegrass Technology Center
The Bluegrass Technology Center Inc. is a consumer driven, non profit, grassroots organization assisting individuals who have disabilities, their families, and service providers in connecting with various technologies and services that provide the gateway to greater independence, productivity, and quality of life - http://www.bluegrass-tech.org
Kentucky Autism provides information related to Autism Spectrum disorders - http://www.kentucky-autism.org
Kentucky Office for the Blind
The Kentucky Office for the Blind is a state government rehabilitation agency that offers assistance to persons who are blind or visually impaired - http://blind.ky.gov
Kentucky Association of the Deaf
The mission of the Kentucky Association of the Deaf, Inc. (KAD) is to advocate for the Deaf and hard of hearing in Kentucky by promoting equality, accessibility, and quality of life through employment, services. education and welfare - http://www.kydeaf.org
Goodwill Industries of Kentucky
Goodwill Industries of Kentucky helps people with disabilities or other disadvantages achieve and maintain employment to gain a better quality of life - http://www.goodwillky.org
National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification Kentucky
This forum has been created to give you an opportunity to learn about and contribute to your state's home modification profile - http://www.usc.edu/dept/gero/nrcshhm/directory/ky.htm
Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky
The Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, Inc. is a non-profit organization of individuals with learning differences and attention difficulties, their parents, educators, and other service providers - http://www.ldaofky.org
Mental Health America of Kentucky
Mental Health America of Kentucky (MHAKY) is the oldest mental health advocacy organization in the Commonwealth dedicated to advocacy, education, information and referral services, and support of research aimed at preventing and curing mental illnesses - http://www.mhaky.org
Statistics: Kentucky Disability
- There are an estimated 830,000 people in the state of Kentucky over the age of five who have a form of disability.
- Approximately 153,000 people, or 4.0% of the state's population, experience difficulties with performing activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, or moving around inside of their homes.
- There are around 515,000 people in the state who have a form of work disability, and 143,000 people with disabilities in Kentucky who are employed.
- Around 26,000 people with disabilities in the state are unemployed, while 327,000 are currently not in the workforce.