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Center For Accessible Living

The web site, CFAL, was established to provide resources for all disabled Kentucky citizens to get information and assistance. Established in 1981 the Louisville Center for Accessible Living is a non-profit organization, governed by people with disabilities, whose mission is to provide information, advocacy and services that create opportunities for people with disabilities to live independently.

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The mission of HLAA is to open the world of communication to people with hearing loss by providing information, education, support and advocacy.

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Heuser Hearing Institute

The mission of Heuser Hearing Institute is to provide comprehensive quality hearing services, in one centralized location, to any adult or child experiencing a hearing loss and ear related disorders.

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Kentucky Hands & Voices

Hands & Voices is dedicated to supporting families with children who are deaf or hard of hearing without bias towards communication modes or methodology. It is a parent-driven, non-profit organization providing families with the resources, networks and information they need to improve communication access and educational outcomes for their children. Its outreach activities, parent/professional collaboration and advocacy efforts are focused on enabling deaf and hard of hearing children to reach their highest potential.

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Kentucky School for the Deaf

Founded in Danville in 1823 as the first state-supported school for the deaf in the United States, this residential school is dedicated to providing quality education to Kentucky's deaf and hard of hearing students ages 6-21. Students residing nearby attend classes as day students.

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Kentucky Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

KyRID is the Kentucky state chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. KyRID is the professional organization for the interpreters and transliterators for the deaf, at the state level. KyRID has members across Kentucky that can be seen interpreting on political grandstands, in churches, schools, courtrooms, hospitals, theaters, on television and any place where communication is vital.

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Kentucky Association of the Deaf

The Kentucky Association of the Deaf (KAD) is an affiliate member of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD). NAD was founded in 1880 and is the oldest and largest organization of the deaf in the United States with more than 22,000 members. The NAD along with other 50 state associations of the deaf and KAD work to improve the lifestyle and opportunities of the deaf and hard of hearing people.

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Lexington Hearing & Speech Center

The mission of the Lexington Hearing & Speech Center is to teach children with hearing, speech and/or language impairments to listen and talk by providing them with high quality educational, therapeutic and family support services.