Schools cannot discriminate based on disability. If you have a child with a disability and have concerns about educational programs that your child may be entitled to or eligible for, contact your local public school system.
If you have concerns about state laws and education, contact:
Kentucky Department of Education
Capital Plaza Tower
500 Mero Street
Frankfort, KY 40601
If you wish to file a dispute over educational programs that you believe you child is entitled to but does not receive, contact:
Kentucky Protection and Advocacy
100 Fair Oaks Lane, Third Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-2967 (TTY)
Fax: (502) 564-0848
Visually Impaired Pre-School Services
Visually Impaired Preschool Services offers appropriate services to infants and preschoolers who are visually impaired or blind and to their families. VIPS also attempts to maximize each child’s development potential through direct services, advocacy and community education. VIPS staff incudes certified teachers who specialize in early childhood education, visual impairment, orientation & mobility and special education. There is a VIPS preschool facility in Louisville and home services provided out of the Lexington VIPS office.
Louisville: (502)636-3207 or (888) 636-8477
Lexington: (859)276-0335 or (888) 254-8477
KY School for the Blind
A K-12 public school serving Kentucky students who are blind and/or visually impaired. Offers short course program (1- 12 weeks) of specialized instruction available to students throughout the school year. Summer school is offered in June and July.
Kentucky School for the Deaf
The Kentucky School for the Deaf ensures that deaf and hard of hearing children and youth in Kentucky have educational opportunities to develop their potential to become educated, life-long learners and productive citizens. In partnership with families, local school districts, and other service providers, KSD functions as a statewide educational center.