Advocacy Organizations

Arc of KY is people- people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families, neighbors and friends, advocating for fairness and equality.

Arc of Kentucky Website
(800) 281-1272 or (502) 875-5225
(505) 875-5226

The national organization of and for people with intellectual disabilities and related developmental disabilities and their families. The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.

The Arc National Website
(800) 433-5255 or (301) 565-3842

National network of University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.

AUCD Website
(301) 588-8252

Autism Society of America The Autism Society is a national organization that exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism, by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the autism disorders spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.
(800) 328-8476, or (301) 657-0881

(800) 328-8476, or (301) 657-0881

ASK is a non-profit organization serving Greater Louisville and Southern Indiana that provides support for families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders. ASK provides resources and education for families and individuals through monthly support meetings, workshops and social events.

(502) 263-5708

Autism Society of the Bluegrass (ASBG) The Autism Society of the Bluegrass is a resource and support group for families and professionals in the Central Kentucky area who are involved with autism. A chapter of the Autism Society of America and a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, ASBG provides education as well as scholarships for members to obtain continuing autism-related education.

(859) 299-9000

An organization run by and for autistic people. We promote the human rights of all autistic people with a dual focus on systemic and individual self-advocacy as informed by the neurodiversity paradigm.

CCDD’s mission is to create systemic change in Kentucky that empowers individuals to achieve full citizenship and inclusion in the community through capacity building and advocacy.

Kentucky CCDD Website
(877) 367-5332

In addition to providing a safe, secure environment for victims/survivors and their children, programs now also offer a variety of support services to residents and non-residents including legal/court advocacy, case management, safety planning, support groups, individual counseling, housing assistance, job search and children’s groups.

(502) 209-5382 or National Domestic Violence Hotline (800) 799-7233

DSACK is a non-profit volunteer organization comprised of families and professionals who are interested in bettering the lives of people with Down syndrome, and helping them to realize their life aspirations. DSACK’s ultimate goal is to provide support, resources, and opportunities for individuals with Down syndrome and their families.

DSACK Website
(859) 494-7809