A PICTURE OF DISABILITY IN KENTUCKY
33.2% of adults in Kentucky have a disability
7% participated in a community group in the past month in Kentucky (vs. 32% nationwide)
51% of Kentuckians with disabilities are able to see or talk to family vs 80% nationally
40% of Kentuckians with disabilities can go on a date if they want to
62% of Kentuckians with disabilities have friends who are not staff or family members vs 78% nationally
National employment numbers for people with disabilities are far lower than for those without disabilities and Kentucky lags even farther behind.
The face of disability in Kentucky is ten years behind other states. This needs to change. Join our movement!
Source: National Core Iindicator Survey 2017-2018 In-Person Survey
LOUISVILLE, KY LOCAL RESOURCES
Advocacy Organizations: Kentuckians For the Commonwealth
Disability Justice: Kentuckiana Autism Spectrum Alliance, Louisville Showing up for Racial Justice
Resources for Legal Aid: Protection and Advocacy, Kentucky Legal Aid, ACLU of Kentucky
LGBTQ Resources: Fairness Campaign, LGBT Center at the University of Louisville, Louisville Youth Group
Case Management: Aspire Case Management, Blue Sky Case Management
Local Partners: Neurorestorative, Bridgehaven, Southwest Center