Training Series & Workshops

The Council trains families who have loved ones with disabilities to know and exercise their rights. Our training workshops cover a broad spectrum of needs, e.g., guardianship, legal rights, Medicaid waiver eligibility, leadership development, financial empowerment and planning, and prevention of abuse and neglect. Workshops are held at various times throughout the year. Call 502.999.3719 or 502.584.1239 to learn more.

Online Tutorials:

Guardianship & Conservatorship in Kentucky
This free online tutorial covers all the steps required for Guardianship in Jefferson County, Kentucky. This video was made possible by a grant from the Louisville Bar Foundation.

Upcoming workshops:
Self-Advocate Poster Making Session with Shawna Dellecave, MA, LPATA

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 from 9am - Noon
The Capitol Annex Building, Room 123

This event is part of the 874K rally. Registration for this event is not required.

Hart-Supported Living (HSL) Program Information Session
with Scott Sisco, HSL Program Coordinator

Friday, March 8, 2019 from 10:30-11:30am
South Central Library
7300 Jefferson Blvd.
Louisville KY 40219

The Hart-Supported Living (HSL) Program is for Kentuckians with disabilities to request funds for supports so they can live in their homes and communities of choice. Individuals with disabilities, caregivers, and advocates who attend this session will learn:

  • The kinds of supports that can be applied for through HSL
  • How to fill out the application and submit it
  • Who to contact with questions about the application

For more information about the Hart-Support Living Program at

Please register in advance for this event by emailing or calling Shawna Dellecave, or 502-584-1239.

Spring LEAD Training

Mar 23, 2019 from 10am-3pm
Lunch provided!

Marion C. Moore School Theater
6415 Outer Loop
Louisville, KY 40228

Registration is required. Contact Shawna Dellecave at 502-584-1239 or Click here to view the event flyer.

"Care for the Caregiver" Art Workshop with Shawna Dellecave, MA, LPATA

Friday, April 12, 2019 from 9:30am - 11am
The Brown Forman Training Room within Open Arms on Home of the Innocents Campus

Registration for this event is through FEAT of Louisville.

Picnic im the Park with The Council

Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 11:30am - 1:30pm

Woodland Pavilion in Broadrun Park.

Registration information coming soon. Contact Shawna Dellecave at with questions.

Guardianship Training

This training provides an overview of what it means to be a guardian or conservator, the legal process for seeking appointment and the responsibilities of guardianship.

Wills & Trusts

An educational session explaining how to plan for the future of a child with a disability without hurting his/her eligibility for government benefits and programs.

Financial Planning

Training to empower families to address the complexities of special needs planning - legal & financial planning, government benefits coordination and tax strategies - to ensure the future care and financial well-being of a loved one.

Michelle P Waiver Training

The Michelle P Waiver (MPW) is a home- and community-based waiver program developed as an alternative to institutional care for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. MPW allows individuals to remain in their homes with services and supports. This training guides families through the process of seeking this Medicaid waiver.

LEAD Parent Training (Leadership Education & Advocacy Development):

LEAD Parent is an intensive leadership development program for parents, advocates or anyone who has an interest in serving people with disabilities and their families. LEAD provides instruction in special education law and advocacy techniques and is especially helpful for families with school-age children. Learn about LEAD