18.4. Additional Programs or Resources
AHEAD Kentucky Scholarships
Phone: (270) 824-1869
The Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) offers two $500 scholarships for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in a Kentucky Postsecondary Institution during the award period. Students need to be nominated by a disability support services officer at the applicant's institution.
Arts for All Kentucky
Arts for All Kentucky provides arts and education programs that allow people with disabilities to fully participate in the arts.
Assistive Technology Exchange List
Phone: (800) 327-5287
Buy and/or sell used equipment.
Cardinal Hill Easter Seals Foundation
Adaptive Recreation promotes healthy and active lifestyles with the goal to improve the overall quality of life for people with physical disabilities through education, exposure to adaptive equipment and adaptive recreation experiences in the community.
Friends For Michael, Inc. Spinal Cord Injury Organization
Phone: (502) 532-7071
Contact: Cindy Norton
A non-profit 501(c)(3), volunteer based, organization that raises funds primarily for spinal cord injury research, grants for victims and their families, spinal cord injury prevention/awareness education and scholarships for locally active high school graduates.
handiCAPABLE Guide Service, Inc.
Phone: (270) 362-0970
handiCAPABLE Guide Service, Inc. is dedicated to educating and rehabilitating through recreation. We provide the developmentally delayed and physically challenged youth and adults in Kentucky and surrounding states the opportunity to experience the thrills and challenges of boating, fishing, and other forms of outdoor recreation.
Phone: (800) 333-2814
to provide education and technical assistance to agriculture operators and farm family members who face the challenges of a disability.
Kentucky Special Parent Involvement Network
Phone: (800) 525-7746
KY-SPIN, Inc. (Kentucky Special Parent Involvement Network) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting programs which will enable persons with disabilities and their families to enhance their quality of life.
Michael Feger Paralysis Foundation
Phone: (502) 321-3160
The Michael Feger Paralysis Foundation provides assistance and educational materials to people effected by spinal cord injury and disease.
Midwest Special Needs Trust
Phone: (888) 671-1069
Midwest Special Needs Trust (MSNT) provides trust services for persons with disabilities. Special needs trusts are a type of trust specifically designed for individuals with disabilities. If properly structured and administered, special needs trusts do not affect an individual's eligibility for benefits such as SSI or Medicaid. In addition, MSNT administers the Charitable Trust. Funds of the Charitable Trust are used to provide assistance to individuals with disabilities who meet eligibility and income criteria.
Pushing Forward Inc.
Pushing Forward Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to assisting low-income individuals with traumatic spinal cord injuries and their families. Available funding is used to alleviate the financial cost of residential wheelchair ramps, minor home modifications and DME equipment. Their goal is to improve access to items needed to live as independently as possible and improve quality of life for traumatic SCI residents living in Kentuckiana.