Arc of Kentucky – Self-Empowerment Network


What is Self Advocacy?

Self-Advocacy is individuals with disabilities speaking for themselves. When individuals are given adequate support, they are empowered to make various life decisions that can improve their overall quality of life.

Advocacy is very important to The Arc of Kentucky and we want to help those in the community in the best way possible. Below are several resources that are very helpful for those wanting to become an advocate. If you have any suggestions, comments, or questions regarding advocacy, feel free to contact us at

The Self Empowerment Network is receiving a small grant, which is provided by the Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities.

Legislative Tips Brochure 2018 

Self Advocate Powerpoint

Find Your Legislator

Legislator Contact Information

2018 General Assembly Rooms and Phone Extensions

Self Empowerment Board

Topics for 2018

2018-2019 Workshops & Training

Officer Duties

Fundraising & Event Planning Committee Coordinators

My LifeCourse Employment Portfolio

SSI-SSDI Grid with 2018 COLA Updates

Working While Disabled – How We Can Help

Adjustments to SSI Payments 2018

Money Follows the Person

How to Ride

Application for Reduced or Disability Fare

The Independent Living Movement & CILs

Self Empowerment Card 2019

SSI 101 (Video)

Snapshot of Services

Autonomy, Decision-Making Supports, and Guardianship

Rights Summary

Waiver Waitlist (Sep 2019)

Helpful Apps

Helpful Websites

Crime Victims Information Guide