Family & Student Resources

Acronym Dictionary

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What do all these letters mean?

We know that conversations and Information about special education can feel like a big bowl of alphabet soup with all the acronyms and abbreviations. Click here for an acronym dictionary containing definitions of special education acronyms.

Transition Resources Video Library & Announcements 

JCPS ECE Transition Programs & Services

Pre-recorded informative session that provides an overview of the JCPS ECE Transition Programs & Services

Roundtable discussion with Disability Coordinators from colleges and universities across the state

Regional Interagency Transition Team Resource Guide

A slide deck of agencies that support our transition-aged youth. 

Guardianship & the Alternatives

The Council's After School Hang  Out Club 

Announcement highlighting The Council on Development Disabilities after school program. 

Office of Vocational Rehabilitation

Are you looking for information regarding the services provided by the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation?  Click on the links below for information.

Watch the video to learn more about services provided by the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. 

CTA to Section 504

Kim Vinegar

Kim Vinegar

Welcome!  Please contact Kim Vinegar, Supervisor for Section 504 at 502-485-6290 if you have any questions.

Parent and Educator Resource Guide to Section 504 in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools  

504s vs. IEPs 


The Individualized Education Program (IEP) is a written statement of our plan to provide your child with a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in their Least Restrictive Environment (LRE).

Early Childhood

How do you get assistance for Early Childhood kids?

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Head Start & Early Head Start banner

Greater Louisville Head Start

Home/Hospital Instruction

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Home/Hospital Parent Video

If your child has a chronic or temporary medical or mental health condition that prevents them from attending school for a minimum of five consecutive school days, the Home/Hospital Program may be able to help. The Home/Hospital Program provides curriculum instruction for qualifying students in their home or hospital room in order to provide continuity of instruction during a medical or mental health crisis.

For children who receive Exceptional Child Education (ECE) services, an Admissions and Release Committee (ARC) should be convened to discuss whether a change in your child’s placement to Home/Hospital is needed to implement the Individualized Education Program (IEP). The ARC will consider medical documentation you provide. Documentation must be signed by the appropriate licensed medical professional and can include, but is not limited to, the Application for Home/Hospital Instruction, a copy of signed medical records, hospital discharge papers, or a signed statement on office letterhead. 

If you have any questions or would like to speak to someone about the Home/Hospital Program, please feel free to call the Home/Hospital Office at (502) 485-6054 or you may call the Exceptional Child Education Office at (502) 485-6270. We look forward to partnering with you in the continued education and success of your child.

The application for Home/Hospital is available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Nepali, Somali and Swahili below. 

Applications can be emailed to or 

Applications can be faxed to (502) 485-6054 or mailed to JCPS Home Hospital, 3332 Newburg Road, Louisville, KY 40218.

Application for Home Hospital - English 

Application for Home Hospital, SPANISH

Application for Home Hospital, ARABIC

Application for Home Hospital, NEPALI

Application for Home Hospital, SOMALI

Application for Home Hospital, SWAHILI

Deaf/Hard of Hearing

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Causes of Hearing Loss in Children 

Click the link above for an article from the American Speech Language Hearing Association

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Identifying and Managing Hearing Loss in School-Age Children

Click the link above for an article from the American Speech Language Hearing Association

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Children and Hearing Aids

Click the link above for an article from the American Speech Language Hearing Association


Additional Resources (State & Local)

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State Resources

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