October 17, 2017 – event at Feltner 4H camp in London from 10:00-1:00. Event is in the planning stage, and contact is below if you are interested.  This one has no specific cost but I will need to know how many adults, students under the age of 14, and students over the age of 14 would like to attend as soon as possible.
Please call me if you have any questions!
Regina Quaid
Kentucky School for the Blind 
Regional Outreach Consultant
Southeast/South Central Education Cooperative
300 Bellevue  Drive
Richmond, Kentucky 40509
Cell:     502.693.1868
email: – Check our the opportunities to increase awareness

Step up for Hearing Loss – supported through the Hearing Loss Association of America, Saturday November 4, 2017.  

2017 Kentucky Walk4Hearing (3)

National White Cane Safety Day

Blind Services Coalition of Kentucky, in partnership with the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Division of Aging and Disability Services and the VA Medical Center, will be hosting a White Cane Awareness Walk in Downtown Lexington on Monday, October 16th, 2017, at 11:00 a.m.
Details of the Event:
11:00 a.m. Pamela Glisson, President of the National Federal of the Blind-Lexington Chapter, will provide a brief history and explanation of the importance of White Cane Safety Day

11:10 a.m. Walk begins

11:45 a.m. Walk concludes

*The course of the walk will begin on Main Street in front of the Phoenix Park. Walkers will travel approximately 3 blocks east on Main Street to Rose Street. At Rose Street, walkers will turn right and travel one block south to E Vine St. Walkers will turn right on E. Vine Street and walk west approximately 3 blocks back to Phoenix Park. Route is approximately 1 mile in length, and will be on sidewalks.

*White Cane Awareness t-shirts are currently available for purchase at the cost of $10 each (price increases to $15 on day of event). Limited supply available.

For inquiries about the walk, or about purchasing a t-shirt, please email Mary Smyth at

Announcement dates/locations selected for the

Department of Medicaid Services (DMS)

Statewide Focus Groups. 

DMS is hosting “public” focus group meetings with Navigant, to talk about the home and community based services provided through Medicaid waivers.  They will use the feedback to offer Cabinet of Health and Family Services (CHFS) ways to redesign all of the 1915c waivers, including HCBW, SCL, and Michelle P.

There will be four separate groups held at each locations:

1.    Current or waiting participants:  focus groups will be held in the afternoon in each location for waiver participants.

2.   Current or waiting caregivers:  focus groups will be held in the afternoon in each location for waiver caregivers

3.   Direct support providers who directly provide services to waiver participants (e.g. personal care aides, attendants, residential staff, etc.): focus groups will be held in the morning in each location for this group.

4.   HCBS provider owners, operations and mangers:  focus groups will be held in the morning in each location for this group.

FOCUS group meetings will last 90 minutes and will be limited to 20 participants per group, per location.  People need to register or call 502-564-7540.


9/26/17                Paducah

9/27/17                Owensboro

9/28/17                Bowling Green

10/3/17                Somerset

10/4/17                Prestonsburg

10/5/17                Ashland

10/10/17              Louisville

10/11/17              Lexington

10/18/17              Florence

10/19/17              Frankfort

Once we have exact locations/times, we will additional information.  You may also want to check out DMS for upcoming information about these forums.


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