FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Advocates for the disabled are gathering for a rally at Kentucky’s Capitol to highlight the importance of state-supported services for the disabled.
The annual rally, set for Tuesday afternoon, celebrates Disabilities Awareness Day in the state.
Attending will be hundreds of people with disabilities, along with their families, advocates and service providers. Several Kentuckians with disabilities will tell their stories and talk about the returns they’re making on investments in their services.
The event is organized by the United 874K Coalition, comprised of more than 75 organizations across the state. It says the event highlights the productivity that Kentuckians with disabilities gain when they’re able to obtain employment, education opportunities, accessible transportation and supported housing.
Earlier in the day, the event’s participants will meet with state legislators.