Supplemental Security Income

Supplemental Security Income [link]

Learn more about applying for disability benefits.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) can help people with disabilities over 18 by giving them cash to meet basic needs for food, clothing, and housing and children with disabilities under 18 whose parents have a qualifying income.

Phone: 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778)

Kentucky Supports for Community Living Medicaid Waiver

Kentucky Supports for Community Living Medicaid Waiver [link]

Funds to help people with disabilities get help as adults. There is a waiting list.

Phone: 502-564-1647

Kentucky Michelle P. Waiver Program

Kentucky Michelle P. Waiver Program [link]

Funds to help people with disabilities pay for supports, training, extra care, therapy, and more.

Phone: 502-564-1647

iBelong

iBelong [link]

Website from Canada with videos and information sheets on how to make friends.

Best Buddies

National Best Buddies [link]

Helps people with disabilities find friends, find jobs, and become leaders.

National Phone: 305-374-2233

National Email: Info@BestBuddies.org

University of Kentucky Best Buddies [link]

Local Contact: Steve Tyner Wilson

Emails: bestbuddiesuky@gmail.comdjki225@g.uky.edustyne2@uky.edu

Special Olympics

Special Olympics [link]

Offers games and sports for people with disabilities and also offers Unified Sports for all people.

Phone: 1-800-700-8585

Email: info@specialolympics.org

HDI Recreation Resource Guide

HDI Recreation Resource Guide [link]

A book about recreation activities that include people with disabilities in Kentucky.

Kentucky Peer Buddies

Kentucky Peer Buddies [link]

Helps students support each other at school.

Phone: 859-257-5016

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Kentucky Peer Support Network Project

Kentucky Peer Support Network Project [link]

Creates groups of friends in classrooms.

Phone: 859-218-1338 (Patti Logsdon)