Kentucky Protection and Advocacy Agency

Address: 100 Fair Oaks Lane, Third Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: (502) 564-2967 Fax: (502) 5640848 Website: http://www.kypa.net/

Protection and Advocacy (P&A) is a state agency mandated by federal law to provide legally based advocacy to people with disability-related rights violations. Each year P&A seeks input from persons with disabilities and their family members, advocacy groups, service providers, and other stakeholders regarding issues which affect the lives of people with disabilities in Kentucky. This information helps P&A determine priorities and ensures our limited resources are used to achieve the outcomes desired by most persons. Protection and Advocacy (P&A) is an independent state agency that was designated by the Governor as the protection and advocacy agency for Kentucky.
Mission:
The mission of Kentucky Protection and Advocacy is to protect and promote the rights of Kentucky citizens with disabilities through legally based individual and systemic advocacy and education. Designated by the Governor as the protection and advocacy for Kentucky, the agency advocates working together with people who have disabilities to promote and protect their legal rights. Through our information and referral services, we try to answer questions about your rights under disability laws.  The education section of their site provides links and information about several areas in the broad category of special education programs. Even with these sub-categories, there is still a lot of overlap between them, so you will often see the same resource listed in more than one place. We train groups about rights. We investigate abuse or neglect of people with disabilities. We provide technical assistance to attorneys and other professionals.   We also provide technical assistance about legislative and policy concerns. On an individual basis, we provide several types of assistance. We provide information and referral services to anyone who contacts us. We also provide several types of direct case representation

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