Now accepting applications for the 2016-17 Advocates in Action Self-Determination Leadership Academy!
(SEE NEWS SECTION FOR APPLICATION AND BROCHURE)
See our most recent Newsletter by clicking here: Newsletter June 2015
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.
The Arc of Kentucky Annual Awards to be presented in 2015 at the annual conference in Louisville on March 19-20. 2015 and will be given to the nominated individuals who best fit these descriptions: These awards emphasize the importance of recognizing the ABILITIES of people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, and the outstanding service delivered by many volunteers and professionals in the fields of intellectual and related disabilities.
The Department of Aging and Independent Living in collaboration with the Arc of Kentucky has produced a new resource for family members who are interested in Participant Directed Services. The Supports for Community Living Waiver-Participant Directed Services (PDS) program is based upon the principles of Self-Determination and Person-Centered Planning. A person-centered system acknowledges the role of participants, families, guardians, or representatives in planning for the participant who may need assistance in making informed decisions. The principles and tools of Self-Determination are used to assist participants in the creation of meaningful, culturally appropriate lives within their community in which they can develop relationships, learn, work and earn income, and actively participate in community life.
Please download the PDS Manual HERE: Participant PDS Manual
Now available in print and in digital format, the Arc of Kentucky’s Directory of Resources and Services: Transition from School to Adult Life.
Click the link below to download your copy today!
Contact the Arc Office for a hard copy.
The National Arc has a tool available on their website you can use to search for your federal and state legislators.
Click here to access the Arc’s Legislative Action tool.
The Arc of Kentucky is accepting applications
for the 2015-2016 Self-Determination Leadership Academy!
You can access the application form here.