Child First Advocacy Group
Special Education Advocate servicing all districts in the Purchase Area of Kentucky and Southern Illinois.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a law ensuring services to children with disabilities throughout the nation. IDEA governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education and related services to more than 6.5 million eligible infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities.
Infants and toddlers with disabilities (birth-2) and their families receive early intervention services under IDEA Part C. Children and youth (ages 3-21) receive special education and related services under IDEA Part B."
Kentucky Department of Education
"Welcome to the Division of Learning Services. This site includes information on all aspects of special education programs in public schools. We welcome your comments and suggestions. If you need further assistance with finding information on special education programs in Kentucky's public schools, please contact us."
(Kentucky Administrative Regulations: http://1.usa.gov/1jxe9Nf)
"Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities."
Wrightslaw Yellow Pages for Kids
"Find educational consultants, psychologists, educational diagnosticians, health care providers, academic therapists, tutors, speech language therapists, occupational therapists, coaches, advocates, and attorneys for children with disabilities on the Yellow Pages for Kids for your state.
You will also find special education schools, learning centers, treatment programs, parent groups, respite care, community centers, grassroots organizations, and government programs for children with disabilities."
"In collaboration with the Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs (CCSHCN). KY-SPIN, Inc. has established outreach activities to underserved families throughout Kentucky. SPIN consultants are currently in the Commission offices once a month to offer information, resources and support to families. Monthly newsletters are distributed to all CCSHCN office for families and staff.
In an agreement with KDE (Kentucky Department of Education), SPIN assists schools and communities in providing educational information and training opportunities to parents of children with disabilities consistent with the IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act)."
TACA IEP Articles: http://www.tacanow.org/tag/iep/
"Protection and Advocacy (P&A) is an independent state agency that was designated by the Governor as the protection and advocacy agency for Kentucky. P&A's staff includes professional advocates and attorneys. We are 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."