Life is difficult. Those words from best-selling author, Scott Peck, M.D. resonate with millions of people around the world. For those who are deaf or hard of hearing, it is all the more so. For those who have other disabilities, the challenge of daily living is not only difficult; it is often impossible without the assistance of others. KyADAPT was established to serve those who are deaf or hard of hearing with multiple-disabilities; offering them a place where they can live as independently as possible while helping them achieve their personal potential.
KyADAPT is an independent living program in Danville, but it is open to people from across the state. We are a non-profit organization, committed to providing support services to deaf and hard of hearing adults who have additional disabilities. The KyADAPT program provides a sign language environment where everyone can understand and learn from each other. We currently serve 3 people who live in their own apartments and receive support services, but plan to expand the program in the near future.
KyADAPT began because parents were concerned about what would happen to their adult deaf children when they are no longer able to provide the needed assistance. KyADAPT focuses on people who are deaf or hard of hearing with multiple-disabilities; offering them a place where they can live as independently as possible while helping them achieve their personal potential.
The program will provide:
- full communication access with staff and peers
- well-trained staff to assist the participants as needed
- responsibilities and activities to promote a positive self-esteem
- access to the community for work, church, recreation, appointments, etc supervision, as needed
- KyADAPT is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization funded entirely by donations from members and non-members. All contributions are tax-deductible.