Resources

 

Adults and Autism

 

Adults and Autism: 

https://www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/resource-library/adults-autism

From the website: "This website describes what life is like for adults on the autism spectrum. Find opportunities for self-advocacy, meet and greet other adults with ASD diagnoses and find resources for yourself or a loved one." The website also includes the National Listing of Services for Adults, describing it as "a national resource guide for adults on the spectrum. It's not comprehensive—but it is a good starting place."

National Autistic Society: 

http://www.autism.org.uk/peoplewithasd

Information and support on this website was written specifically for young people and adults with autism and Asperger syndrome. The home page has shortcuts to areas of interest. You may also find useful information in the section written for professionals.

 

Alzheimer's Disease

 

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

www.alzfdn.org

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s (AFA) mission is "to provide optimal care and services to individuals confronting dementia, and to their caregivers and families—through member organizations dedicated to improving quality of life." The website contains information about Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and related illnesses, as well as clinical trials. It also contains information about caregiving and caregiver resources.

Alzheimer’s Association: 

www.alz.org

The Alzheimer's Association describes itself as "the leading, global voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care and support,
and the largest private, nonprofit funder of Alzheimer's research." The site contains information about Alzheimer’s disease, about living with Alzheimer’s and about local chapters. It also has many resources for individuals who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.

 

Resources

 

 

Northern Kentucky Area Development District: 

www.nkadd.org

From the website: "Kentucky’s fifteen Area Development Districts comprise a statewide network of multi-county planning and development organizations. The Area Agencies on Aging, part of the Northern Kentucky Area Development District, help thousands of individuals remain in their own homes and communities and saves Kentucky millions of dollars in avoided costs for more expensive service interventions through programs such as Family Caregiver and Consumer Directed Option. The ADDs also provide individuals access to vital resources, adult day, in-home respite, care management assistance, transportation and financial consultation."

Kentucky Medicaid – Eligibility: 

http://chfs.ky.gov/dms/eligibility.htm

This site from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services provides information on who is eligible for Medicaid and how to apply.

Kentucky Medicaid Managed Care: 

http://medicaidmc.ky.gov/Pages/index.aspx

This site describes the Oct. 2011 planned transition of Kentucky Medicaid to managed care throughout the state. This website is intended to assist Medicaid members and providers in finding information about the transition to managed care.

Disability Rights in Housing - HUD.GOV

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp/disabilities

Guide to Securing Life Long Accommodations for Adult Children with Special Needs

https://www.redfin.com/blog/2016/04/the-guide-to-securing-life-long-accommodations-for-adult-children-with-special-needs.html

 

Tips for Getting Fit If You're Disabled

http://disabilityhorizons.com/2014/11/top-tips-for-getting-fit-if-youre-disabled/

 

 

 

Mental Illness

 

National Institute of Mental Health: 

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml

From the website: "The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) envisions a world in which mental illnesses are prevented and cured. The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery and cure. For the Institute to continue fulfilling this vital public health mission, it must foster innovative thinking and ensure that a full array of novel scientific perspectives are used to further discovery in the evolving science of brain, behavior and experience. In this way, breakthroughs in science can become breakthroughs for all people with mental illnesses."

This site has a wealth of information on many health topics and offers links to many educational resources.

About.com - Mental Disorders: 

http://mentalhealth.about.com/od/problems/Mental_Illness_Mental_Disorders.htm

From the website: "This site contains information about different mental disorders. Diagnosis is not always exact, and some of these disorders overlap. The site includes information on symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and daily life."

Depression and Disability - A Practical Guide

http://fpg.unc.edu/sites/fpg.unc.edu/files/resources/other-resources/NCODH_Depression.pdf

 

Project RAMP

 

PROJECT RAMP is a community foundation that was formed in 2012 to give financial assistance to registered RAMP users that find it difficult to personally fund their transportation on RAMP.  The foundation will give financial assistance to RAMP passengers that financially qualify for the assistance and are approved through the application process.

Who the Foundation Helps 

RAMP is the Regional Area Mobility Program, which provides ADA transportation operated by the Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky, to residents of Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties.  The fare for the service is $2.50 a ride, which some riders find cost prohibitive, making it difficult to make trips to employment and for medical needs.  PROJECT RAMP is a funding program offering financial assistance to cover a portion of this fare. 

Community Services of Northern Kentucky

PROJECT RAMP is administered by Community Services of Northern Kentucky, a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization that benefits the people of our region by providing medical model adult day health which improves the health and social services in our community. 

For more information, please contact Deana Combs - RAMP Coordinator at 859-525-1128, ext. 230 or email her at dcombs@csadultday.org.

 

Project SAFE NKY

 

 

 

Established in 2008, the Project SAFE Network is a statewide, multidisciplinary collaboration dedicated to raising awareness, improving accessibility, and training to service providers and criminal justice professionals about sexual assault and domestic violence against individuals with disabilities

Project SAFE NKY Contacts - Current Member Contact List

Project SAFE NKY FAQ Sheet

Abuse Hotlines

Body Safety Tips

Women's Crisis Center FAQ Sheet

 Kentucky Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)

A Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) program is a model for community policing that brings together law enforcement, mental health providers, hospital emergency departments and individuals with mental illness and their families to improve responses to people in crisis. CIT programs enhance communication, identify mental health resources for assisting people in crisis and ensure that officers get the training and support that they need.  - See more at: https://www.nami.org/Law-Enforcement-and-Mental-Health/What-Is-CIT#sthash.DWHxgvUS.dpuf

 

NAMI Northern Kentucky

The families and members of NAMI Northern Kentucky are here to help! We offer understanding to anyone concerned about mental illnesses and the treatment of mental illness.

Mental illnesses are brain disorders that are biologically based medical problems. Untreated, they can cause severe disturbances in thinking, feeling and relating. This results in substantially diminished capacity for dealing with the ordinary demands of life. Mental illness can affect persons of any age and occur in any family. They are not caused by bad parenting and not evidence of weakness of character.

MISSION - Dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with mental illness and their families through support, education, and advocacy.

OUR GOALS - Advocate at the county, state and national levels for non-discriminatory access to quality healthcare, housing , education and employment for people with mental illness.  Educate the public about mental illness. Work to eliminate the stigma of mental illness. Advocate for increased funding for research into the causes and treatment of mental illness.

VISION - In our envisioned future mental illness will no longer thwart a person’s fulfillment of his or her potential. With early pinpoint diagnoses, interventions and targeted medications and services there is no pervasive disability. Ultimately, we envision a day when prevention or a cure is found.

  

Mental Health America

Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation's leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all, early identification and intervention for those at risk, and integrated care and treatment for those who need it, with recovery as the goal. Much of our current work is guided by the Before Stage 4 (#B4Stage4) philosophy – that mental health conditions should be treated long before they reach the most critical points in the disease process.