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Advocacy Groups

The ARC of Kentucky Logo
 ARC of Kentucky

About:  "Advocating for the rights and full participation of all children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Together with our network of members and affiliated chapters, we improve systems of supports and services; connect families; inspire communities and influence community policy." -

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 Down Syndrome of Louisville

About:  "Our mission is to improve the lives of people with Down syndrome, and their families, by providing support, information, education, and advocacy for their rights and concerns; thus enabling each individual to reach his or her full potential." 

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 FEAT of Louisville

About:  Families for Effective Autism Treatment (FEAT) of Louisville is a non-profit organization that actively supports and funds autism programs for the entire family. Created for families, FEAT of Louisville is dedicated to easing the autism journey through ongoing support, education and programs.  Much of our work is done by volunteers to assist in growing our support programs and services.  FEAT was founded in December 1999 by a small group of parents searching for answers to their children's complex medical problems and educational needs.  We are now a dynamic group of families in the Kentuckiana area with membership growing to over 500 families.

The International Dyslexia Association Kentucky Branch
 International Dyslexia Association - Kentucky

About:  The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is a 501(c)(3) non profit, scientific and educational organization dedicated to the study and treatment of the specific language disability known as dyslexia. We have been serving individuals with dyslexia, their families, and professionals in the field for over 60 years. IDA was first established to continue the pioneering work of Dr. Samuel T. Orton, M.D. in the study and treatment of dyslexia.

 KY-SPIN, Inc.

About:  KY-SPIN, Inc. (Kentucky Special Parent Involvement Network) is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting programs which will enable persons with disabilities and their families to enhance their quality of life.

KY-SPIN, Inc. has a Board of Directors comprised of parents and professionals who provide guidance and assistance to the various programs.

The mission of KY-SPIN, Inc. is to empower and support individuals with disabilities and their families to effectively advocate for and access needed information, resources and support networks in order to enhance the quality of their lives. SPIN PTI (SPIN Parent Training & Information Project) is funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

Learning Disabilities Association of KY
 Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky

About:  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. This organization has been a continuous voice in this state for those who learn differently since 1966.  The Mission of LDA of Kentucky is to improve outcomes for children and adults in the learning disability community through support and advocacy.  Our Vision is that ALL Kentuckians within the learning disability community improve their quality of life.