Title: Kentucky's Agencies in Developmental Disabilities Descriptive info: .. KYDD Network.. Skip Navigation.. Introduction.. Overview.. Current Projects.. Future Endeavors.. News and Information.. Publications.. Contact Us.. Home Page.. New! DD Network Priorities Survey.. ,.. En Español.. , Please tell us how we can help individuals with disabilities in Kentucky! The following needs assessment survey will help ... form from the DD Council, HDI or P A asking you to complete a needs assessment survey.. If you have received this form and returned it to IHDI, please do not complete the following on-line survey.. ~.. Contact Us.. Comments to:.. ihdi-www@lsv.. uky.. edu.. Section 508 Bobby Approved..
Title: Kentucky's Agencies in Developmental Disabilities Descriptive info: The Interdisciplinary Human Development Institute, the Kentucky Council on Developmental Disabilities and the Kentucky Division of Protection and Advocacy form Kentucky's Developmental Disability Network.. This network is funded through the.. Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000.. , and is administered through the.. U.. ... Services.. Each of these agencies collaborate extensively and work tirelessly to improve the daily lives.. of individuals with disabilities and their families.. Kentucky Division of Protection and Advocacy.. http://www.. kypa.. net.. Kentucky Council on Developmental Disabilities.. kcdd.. ky.. gov.. Interdisciplinary Human Development Institute, University of Kentucky.. ihdi..
Title: Kentucky's Agencies in Developmental Disabilities Descriptive info: Protection and Advocacy.. The Developmental Disabilities Act, which came into existence in 1975, made it possible for the Governor of each state to designate a specific entity for Protection and Advocacy.. The Protection and Advocacy agency in Kentucky was established in 1979.. The Governor also provided assurances that the Protection and Advocacy system would remain independent of other service providers/systems.. Kentucky Protection and Advocacy (P A) has one office, located in Frankfort, comprised of 28 employees, which includes support staff, advocates, and attorneys.. The demand for representation from P A exceeds financial resources/staff availability; therefore priorities for case acceptance are set each fiscal year.. Protection and Advocacy has two consumer advisory bodies Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI) advisory council and Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities (PADD) advisory board.. Both of these councils assist/guide the priority setting process.. P A holds two public forums each year and solicits written comments from the public throughout the year.. In addition, the agency provides information and referral, individual advocacy, systemic and legal advocacy and education.. The Kentucky Council on Developmental Disabilities (KCDD) was authorized by Executive Order of the Governor, in accordance with Public Law 106-402, the Developmental Disabilities ... citizens with the same rights and responsibilities as other citizens.. In an effort to make these rights a reality, the KCDD has chosen to focus on the areas of emphasis of Child Care, Education, Employment Health, Transportation, Quality Assurance, and Formal and Informal Community Supports.. Interdisciplinary Human Development Institute.. The Interdisciplinary Human Development Institute, a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service, focuses its efforts on improving lifelong opportunities and services for individuals with disabilities, their families and the community.. The Institute provides a strong foundation for more than 30 research, training and service projects.. IHDI is a member institution of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), a network of interdisciplinary Centers advancing policy and practice for and with individuals with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and communities.. Projects within the Institute address a wide range of topics and issues in the areas of Early Care and Education, School Age, Adult Services and Life span topics.. IHDI has a Consumer Advisory Council, composed in the majority of persons with disabilities and family members, who meet four times per year to provide overall guidance to the Institute and to evaluate the impact of the Institute's activities..
Title: Kentucky's Agencies in Developmental Disabilities Descriptive info: The three agencies that make up the Developmental Disability Network are collaborating on the following projects.. Each project is unique in design and demonstrates the the commitment each agency has to assist individuals with disabilities and their families improve their lives overall.. DD Network Priorities Survey.. You may have received a form from the DD Council, IHDI or P A asking you to complete a needs assessment survey.. If you have any questions whether you have completed this form, please contact.. Jessie Birdwhistell.. Kentucky Assistive Technology Loan Fund.. , to provide low interest loans for assistive technology and home modifications.. ... , to provide training to medical, nursing, physician assistant, and dental students on the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities.. Language Line, to provide an over-the-phone Interpretation Service that provides professional interpretation from English into more than 140 languages, 24 hours a day.. P A uses Language Line with non-English speaking callers that contact its office for assistance.. Language line is funded by KCDD.. Outreach to Hispanic Community.. , to provide information to the Hispanic Community on services and supports for individuals with disabilities and their families.. Assistive Technology (AT) Training, with a focus on how to obtain funding for AT..
Title: Kentucky's Agencies in Developmental Disabilities Descriptive info: As the field of disabilities changes and grows, so do the goals and objectives of our agencies.. Our future endeavors reflect the areas where we will focus our efforts in the upcoming months, while continuing to adapt and change this list as the needs of the community we serve evolve.. Breaking down the barriers ... common Needs Assessment for services and supports for persons with developmental disabilities in the state.. Developing an integrated State Developmental Disabilities Plan and prioritizing key targets in such areas as Housing and Transportation.. Promoting collaboration between the Consumer-led Councils of each of our agencies to identify and address the key needs in our state..
Title: Kentucky's Agencies in Developmental Disabilities Descriptive info: Presentation Outline.. Together We Stand Initiative for the.. Kentucky.. A DD NETWORK THAT WORKS, AND HOW!.. Collaboration Between Us As Partners Must Show.. Meaningful examples of how the councils, protection and advocacy systems, centers, and entities funded have taken coordinated activities that have brought about advocacy, capacity building, and systemic change activities (Section 105, Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000).. Challenges We Face in Kentucky.. Building a community-based infrastructure:.. Transportation.. Employment.. Housing.. Education and Transition.. Personal Care Attendant (PCA).. Support.. Overcoming Our Obstacles.. Assuring funding and services are individualized and flexible to allow for creative and personalized choice.. Increasing knowledge of legislators, policy makers, and community leaders on the need for individualized choice and supports.. Increasing effective use of current resources.. Collaboration in KY s DD Network PCMR and KY HB 144.. Our state DD partners collaborated as members of the KY Delegation to the President s Committee on Mental Retardation National Academy.. The result has been the development of KY Legislation (HB 144) to expand critically needed services in KY and a Ten-Year Plan to address the long-range needs of KY citizens with developmental disabilities.. Collaboration Continued - Olmstead Public Forums.. We recently collaborated on a series of Olmstead Public Forums throughout KY, including a PowerPoint presentation at each forum by a consumer and family member.. This has resulted in heightened awareness of Olmstead across disabilities groups and ages.. We are currently surveying participants to see how they have used this information.. Collaboration Continued - KY Assistive Technology Loan Fund.. Our Respective Contributions:.. DD Council initial funding for the Loan Fund.. UCDD training, technical assistance, AT evaluations, and management of the Loan Fund.. P and A legal advice and representation of individual clients to insure services.. Results: Greater access to assistive technology for persons with disabilities.. Collaboration Continued Family Support in KY.. We collaborated in the development and implementation of the Family Support Grant awarded to KY SPIN through the US Administration on Developmental Disabilities.. This grant s objectives are to :.. expand statewide parent to parent support.. provide education to families and agencies about the concepts of family support.. A Closer Look at Kentucky s DD Partners.. KY Council on Developmental Disabilities.. KY University Center on Developmental Disabilities.. KY Protection and Advocacy.. KY Family Support Project.. The Kentucky Council on Developmental Disabilities has a history of focusing on:.. Assistive Technology.. Inclusive education.. Transition from school to adult living, including employment.. Quality Assurance- Community based services and supports.. Public awareness.. Self-advocacy.. The Council s Vision.. To assure all Kentuckians have equal opportunity for choice and control in their lives.. Council Five-Year Priorities.. We will work towards our vision in our five -year plan (2001-2006) through our focus on:.. Assistive technology.. Education.. Quality assurance.. Formal and informal community supports.. Health care.. A Look at One of Our Projects: KY Assistive Technology Loan Fund (KATLF).. KATLF Mission:.. to provide low interest loans to individuals with disabilities for the purpose of assistive technology that will promote independence and life.. Over the course of 2 years, the Council has invested $225,043 of its budget in the ATLF.. Our KATLF Partners.. Fifth-Third Bank of Kentucky.. Kentucky Housing Corporation.. KATS Network (Kentucky Assistive Technology Services).. Five Independent Living Centers.. Six Assistive Technology Resource Centers.. Interdisciplinary Human Development Institute - UCDD.. Information about KATLF.. As of 10/1/01 KATLF has loaned $343,713 to 33 individuals through Fifth-Third Bank on loans that range from $500-$25,000.. For adaptive computers, adapted transportation, and mobility devices.. The interest rate is 6% with an option to buy the rate down on specific loans depending on need.. $19,105 to 2 persons through KY Housing Corp.. Loans have been for home modifications.. Interest rate is 4%.. A Story.. Alicia and her family were able to purchase a van with a lift through the KATLF.. She lives in Florence, located in Northern Kentucky.. Alicia s Story Cont.. This vehicle has afforded both Alicia and her family the opportunity to become more involved in and enjoy their community.. Expanding the Impact of KATLF.. KY received a grant in October 2001 from the US Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.. $1.. 05 million-for the 6% fixed rate assistive technology loans.. This grant will offer assurance that the loan program will be self-sustaining.. Awarded to KY Dept.. of Vocational Rehabilitation and co-authored by IHDI-UCDD.. Council Disseminated Products.. Legislative handbook.. Disability Etiquette handbook.. KCDD Brochure.. ADD information.. Self-Determination Video and Inclusive Education Videos.. Assistive Technology Loan Fund ... severe closed head injury about three years ago.. Tim's father contacted P A to express his concerns regarding his son s education, including the lack of sufficient homebound services, assistive technology and a transition plan.. Tim s Story cont.. P A successfully negotiated for Tim for:.. Consistent homebound instruction.. A new AT assessment.. A new computer with appropriate software and computer training.. A transition plan with measurable goals.. One transition service provided Tim (much to his delight) was driver's education with his typical peers.. P A: An Adult s Success Story.. Ralph, a 41-year-old African American man diagnosed with mental illness and mental retardation, had been institutionalized in state psychiatric hospitals for the past 13 years.. P A filed an OCR complaint on his behalf.. Ralph s Story cont.. Transition and placement in a community program were developed.. Ralph now:.. lives in a staffed apartment.. attends a sheltered work program.. eats at community restaurants and.. shops for his own clothing, an activity he.. enjoys very much!.. P A: An Older Adult s Success Story.. Bennie, age 61, had resided in facility placements since 1954, with the exception of a few months when he was placed in a community program.. P A educated Bennie s treatment team, facility staff, and guardian about community alternatives.. With intervention by P A, Bennie was discharged to a community program.. Bernie s Story cont.. Bennie loves his new home and his new job at the Humane Society.. Staff from the state ICF-MR has visited him and is impressed with his transition into the community.. Family Support.. Our Contribution.. The Family Support Project of Kentucky focuses on a holistic approach to family support that is family directed.. We address both instrumental and interpersonal support in a statewide initiative for families across the life span.. Family Support Our Contributions cont.. With continuing support, we will expand statewide advocacy and public policy components.. Our long range plans include the development of a comprehensive plan to substantially increase funding for family and community supports in Kentucky.. The Challenges We Face.. We need a strong commitment to family support through a legislative mandate for a statewide system of individually determined supports for families with persons with significant disabilities of any age who are living at home.. The Challenges We Face cont.. If this mandate occurs, we can enable families of people with disabilities to live as much like other families as possible, and assist them to move them beyond the lives of isolation they face due to disability in the family.. The effect would be improved life experien-ces affording choice, dignity, and meaning.. Highlighted Activity or Product.. We are especially proud of the willingness of parents, state agencies, and others interested in family support issues to collaborate despite limited financial resources.. This collaboration shows the broad-based commitment of Kentuckians to improve the lives of people with disabilities.. Family Support5.. The Face of a Family.. Bonnie is a member of an Eastern Kentucky family.. She is a young person with multiple, significant disabilities.. Her family has sought support for aligning educational and medical services so that Bonnie could continue to live at home with her family.. Right now they have received support to coordinate and expand services, so Bonnie s ailing parents can care for her.. The result is she is remaining in the family home with the supports she and her parents need.. We Will Only Reach Our Final Goal.. We realize that we cannot achieve our mutual goal to bring about advocacy, capacity building, and systemic change activities on behalf of individuals with developmental (and other) disabilities and their families.. unless.. Realizing our Mutual Goal.. we truly work together to integrate our respective agencies roles and functions within our state, as well as the effective and thoughtful use of our combined resources.. Our Contact Information.. 100 Fair Oaks Lane, 4ET.. 502-564-7841.. 877-368-5332.. Web: www.. kddc.. org.. 126 Mineral Ind.. Bldg.. University of Kentucky.. Lexington, 40506-0051.. 859-257-1714.. KY Protection and Advocacy.. 502/564-2967.. 1/800/372-2988 (voice and TTY).. Family Support Project of Kentucky.. 10301-B Deering Road.. Louisville, KY 40272.. 1-800-525-7746.. Fax (502) 937-6464.. kyspin.. com.. Statistics:.. ADD Funds: $1,218,271.. Staff Members: 6.. No# of Projects: 10.. People Being Helped: 437.. People Being Trained: 911.. Persons Who Have Received Information: 12,000.. $511,656 FY 01.. 27 staff.. Clients served FY 01: 239.. Clients provided Technical Assistance: 627.. ADD funds: $100,000.. # of staff: 2.. # of projects: 2.. People being helped: 1,000+.. People being trained: 1,000+.. # of partners: 7..
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