874K Disabilities Coalition Advocacy Event

Wednesday – January 31, 2018 

Capital Annex and Rotunda

Gather in the Annex:  10:00 a.m.

Rally in the Rotunda:  12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Educate Policymakers about the “874,000+ Returns on Investments” Advocate, Attend Committee Meetings, Share Stories (Lunch Provided)

Sponsorship Package for the Annual Conference “Together We Grow”

We are preparing for The Arc of Kentucky’s 2018 Annual Best Practice Conference scheduled on March 8-9th 2018, in Louisville at the Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport.  As you know, The Arc of Kentucky is a statewide, private, non-profit, multi-purpose, volunteer organization with local chapters located across the state.  We are a grassroots organization that has a membership of 1,100 plus, consisting of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Parents, family members, friends, professionals, business leaders, policymakers and others are dedicated to attaining and ensuring a better life for Kentuckians who have these disabilities, as well as their families.

Sponsorship for individuals and families to attend is a high need this year.  To assist with the expenses involved with the conference, we are seeking your help.  Please see the link below for sponsorship amounts and opportunities.  2018 Sponsorship Package



Share Fair

The Arc of Kentucky’s 2018 Annual Conference “Together We Grow”

We are looking for success stories!

WE NEED YOU (self-advocates/families/friends/teachers/groups) to share information about how people who have intellectual and/or developmental disabilities are living lives that reflect the values of inclusive communities and quality lives.

share fair 2018

Everybody Counts! Disability Awareness 2018 Poster Contest

The Arc of Kentucky is sponsoring a poster contest for Elementary, Middle and High School students that depict the theme of “Everybody Counts.” The contest will be held to celebrate March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.

Posters must be completed by:  February 20, 2018.  Posters will be picked up by an Arc member in your area to be brought to The Arc of Kentucky Annual Conference where they will be displayed and judged by participants on March 8.  Everybody Counts 2018



The Arc of Kentucky Annual Awards – 2018

The Arc of Kentucky Annual Awards to be presented in 2018 at the annual conference in Louisville on March 8-9, 2018, 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.

Please see the link below for the complete description for each award.  Annual Awards 2018


Invitation to Exhibit

The Arc of Kentucky will host its 2018 Annual Conference at the Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport in Louisville, KY on March 8-9, 2018 in collaboration with the Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities, The Autism Society of the Bluegrass, Kentucky Department of Education, Jefferson County Parent Resource Center and Simpson County Parent Resource Center.

If you are interested in this marketing opportunity and want to prepare an exhibit, please see the link below for the complete application.

Invitation to Exhibit 2018

Exceptional Family Kentucky – Summer/Fall 2017


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


June 22 – 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

1084 Whipple Court, Lexington


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!