The Lee Specialty Clinic, which opened in 2014, is a Louisville-based interdisciplinary healthcare center serving more than 1,000 patients with IDD from 60 Kentucky counties. Unique in its clinical design, Lee Clinic is the only interdisciplinary patient care, teaching and research program in the country exclusively serving patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Dr. Philip May shares information and research on the topic of Obesity in Adults with Intellectual Disabilites in this power point presentation: Obesity in Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
Dr. Craig Escude' of Health Risk Screening, Inc.'s article on 5 Things We Must Do to Improve the US Healthcare System
The Division of Community Alternatives oversees the KY Department for Medicaid Service's Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Medicaid Waivers, including the Michelle P Waiver (MPW), the Supports for Community Living Waiver (SCL), the Home and Community Based Waiver (HCB) and others. A person who is disabled or elderly may qualify for a Medicaid Wavier, which provide supports to live independently. Learn more about each waiver and how to apply at The Division of Community Alternatives.
There are several waiver provider agencies in the Louisville and surrounding counties. For more recent agency provider information, please contact us at The Council. This link will take you to a past list of Michelle P Waiver Providers
The Kentucky Cabinet for Health & Family Services is home to most of the state's human services and health care programs, including Medicaid, the Department for Community Based Services and the Department for Public Health.
Disability Language Style Guide is a guide intended for journalists, communication professionals and members of the public who are seeking the appropriate language to use when writing or talking about people living with disabilities. This guide is presented by the National Association on Disability and Journalism.
Interacting with Autism is a video-based website that presents the most reliable evidence-based information available on Autism Spectrum Disorder.
The Arc is the largest national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual disabiliities and their families.
The NCCJD's White Paper Series, "Pathways to Justice: Barriers and Solutions," highlights current issues, research and practices from across the country regarding people with I/DD in the criminal justice system. This paper, "Violence, Abuse and Bullying Affecting People with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities: A Call to Action for Criminal Justice Professionals," explores barriers to justice that crime victims face and offers strategies that professionals can exercise to ensure equal access to justice.
JCPS offers this list of services and resources for immigrant and refugee students.