Self Empowerment Network at Capital 2019

The Arc visited our representatives to talk about key issues. The Self Empowerment Network in action!

They shared their concerns about community access, transportation, employment, Medicaid, housing, and their caregivers. They spoke for you the individuals. We could never get us all together for one picture due to the wheelchairs having so much difficulty maneuvering around the Capitol and annex.

Research Study Opportunity

Research Study Opportunity!

My name is Whittney Darnell, and I am a doctoral student at the University of Kentucky in the Department of Communication and Information. I am conducting a research study about the experience of caregivers who are currently involved in providing care for a child (under 18) with an intellectual or developmental disability receiving home and community based services through the Michelle P. Waiver.

Participants will be asked to complete an interview (phone or face-to-face) lasting approximately 45 minutes. Eligible participants will receive a $20 Visa gift card. The purpose of this study is to learn more about the uncertainty caregivers experience when navigating the Michelle P. Waiver.

If you are interested, please email Whittney H. Darnell at or message me directly.