Good Giving Campaign 2017

The 2017 Good Giving Challenge is on November 28.  Why not give local this year and give to The Arc of Kentucky?  This campaign runs until December 31.

In lieu of so many gifts at this time of year, think about helping The Arc of Kentucky to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  The funds raised from this campaign will be used for education, advocacy, valuable resources, informative training opportunities, programs, and to support caregivers, professionals, families, and individuals in Kentucky.

The money generated from this annual event will help The Arc of Kentucky with its mission to enhance and protect the future of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Kentucky.  We hope you will help us reach this year’s goal.

What are some of our great programs?  Advocates in Action, Special Education Training Camps, Best Practice Annual Conference, Future is Now, and we are working on starting our driver’s permit class across the state.

Exceptional Family Kentucky – Summer/Fall 2017

http://www.lexingtonfamily.com/resources/exceptional-family/

The latest edition of Exceptional Family Magazine is on the shelves.  Pick up your copy today!  Use the link above to view electronically or if you would like copies, please contact John Lynch at Family Kentucky Magazine – 859-223-1765 or you can contact The Arc of Kentucky office at 502-875-5225. Be sure and take a look at the article about The Arc of Kentucky on page 7!  The Spanish edition is now available through the Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities office.  The phone number is 877-367-5332. 

Take the survey on page 9 or use this link  www.lexingtonfamily.com/exceptional-family-reader-survey

Medicaid Meeting

SAVE MEDICAID BENEFITS BY SHARING YOUR STORIES

June 22 – 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

1084 Whipple Court, Lexington

LEARN ABOUT WAIVERS, MEDICAID FACTS, (ACA) AFFORDABLE CARE ACT, (AHCA) AMERICAN HEALTH CARE ACT, ADVOCATES IN ACTION PROGRAM, AND HOW TO SHARE YOUR STORIES TO LEGISLATORS

2017 Art Contest Winners

2nd Place- High School
Tyler Mattingly
Nelson County High School
3rd Place- Elementary
Breanna Downs
West Marion Elementary
3rd Place-
Adam Nalley
Nelson High School

CONGRATS  to our 2017 Art Contest Winners! This year’s theme was “Everybody Counts!” Here are some of the winners receiving their prize checks by Arc Board Members in their area. Check back as we will add more as we receive them!

Exceptional Family Magazine

http://www.lexingtonfamily.com/resources/exceptional-family/

Excited about the just released latest edition of Exceptional Family Magazine. Use the link above to view electronically or if you would like copies, please contact John Lynch at Family Kentucky Magazine – 859-223-1765 or you can contact The Arc of Kentucky office at 502-875-5225. Be sure and take a look at the article about The Arc of Kentucky on page 5!

Don’t Miss out on a chance to win $250!! Take the survey on page 7 or use this link to enter! www.lexingtonfamily.com/2017/01/exceptional-family-reader-survey/

 

KY Transition Newsletter

Welcome to Kentucky Transition: quarterly electronic newsletter. We provide information on transition from high school for students with disabilities, professionals, and parents. If you have transition news you would like to share in the newsletter, contact Yayo Radder, at yayo.radder@education.ky.gov or Tania Sharp, at tania.sharp@education.ky.gov

KYTransistion Newsletter – FINAL 4-12-17

Welcome Message

Welcome to The Arc of Kentucky Online

The Arc of Kentucky works to create a world where children and adults with developmental & intellectual disabilities have and enjoy equal rights and opportunities. We recognize the fundamental role of families in making choices and decisions for their children. We also hold that individuals, who are adults, have the right to make their own choices concerning where and with whom they will live, and how they will spend their time, regardless of ability.

The ABLE Act

https://www.stablekentucky.com/

2014 – The ABLE ACT (Federal and Kentucky)

Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014 or the ABLE Act of 2014 – Create accounts to help individuals and families finance disability needs.

The ABLE Act is built on the foundation of the current 529 education savings plans that help families save for college.  In the case of ABLE, families now have a taxdeferred savings vehicle to save for the care of people with disabilities. The National Disability Institute estimates there are 58 million individuals with disabilities in the United States.  Many of these individuals will qualify for ABLE accounts.

 2015 – SB 179 (The Kentucky ABLE ACT) was signed into law by Kentucky Governor Bevin on April 5, 2016

 

In December 2016, the Office of Kentucky State Treasurer Allison Ball began offering State Treasurer ABLE accounts in Kentucky, or STABLE Kentucky accounts.  The initiative is a partnership with Ohio’s STABLE Accounts, an initiative launched by Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel in the summer of 2016.

Achieving A Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act
Division B of Public Law 113-295

The Stephen Beck, Jr. Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE) Act was signed into law on December 19, 2014. The law allows eligible individuals with disabilities the ability to establish “ABLE accounts” for qualified beneficiaries that resemble the qualified tuition programs, often called “529 accounts”, that have been established under that section of the tax code since 1996. The new ABLE accounts will allow more individual choice and control over spending on qualified disability expenses and limited investment decisions, while protecting eligibility for Medicaid, Supplemental Security

See this helpful fact sheet compiled by The National Arc.

ABLE Act Info Sheet 2015 SHORT version