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2011-2012 Summary of KATC Activities

KATC Newsletter Summer 2012 Summary of annual report

We wanted to share with our readers a brief summary of what the KATC has accomplished this year to support families and professionals.  We grouped our activities into the following categories:

  • Utilizing Technology
  • Promoting Early Identification and Access to Early
  • Intervention
  • Supporting Families
  • Building Statewide Capacity for Educators to Improve
  • Outcomes for Learners with ASD
  • Statewide Training for Families and Professionals


The mission of the Kentucky Autism Training Center is to strengthen our state's systems of support for persons affected by autism by bridging research to practice and by providing training and resources to families and professionals. KATC is committed to improving the quality of life for those affected by ASD.

Website - 23,587 website visits up 52%
Newsletter – Electronic.  Quarterly. 5,843 Subscribers up 45%
Webinars – Inguaral offering.  27 webinars. 300 attendees
YouTube Channel - 2,237 views
Autism Internet Modules (AIM) - 1,832 users
Facebook - 1,752 “likes”
Twitter – 30 followers


Promoting Early Identification and Access to Early Intervention:  A Collaboration with the the Univeirsty of Lousivlle Autism Center at Kosair Charities and Kentucky Deaprtment of Public Health
Early Identification of Young Children – Developed:  Website, 14 documents, Public Service Annoucement (PSA)  Distributed material:  Statewide to earlychildhood and health care professionals
Network of Early Childhood Professionals – Three 2-day workshops, 100+ attendees.  Content addressed:  screening, diagosis, supporting families and evidnce based pracatices 


Supporting Families
Kentucky Parent Lead Autism Networks of Support (KY PLANS) – monthly information packets and web-based training to 41+ autism related support groups
Western Kentucky Trainer of Trainers (TOTS) – 251 attendees, 37 counties, 6 days of training.  Trainings addressed:  Autism 101, Handling Stress and Increasing Coping Skills, Promoting Collaboration Among Families, Educators & Related Services Professionals and Transitioning to Adulthood


Building Statewide Capacity for Educators to Improve Outcomes for Learners with ASD:  Partnership with Kentucky Department of Education, Special Education Cooperatives and Local School Districts
Autism Cadre - Develop quarterly training to 750 members representing 95% of school districts.  Trainings included:  ASD characteristics, Functional Behavior Assessment & Preference Assessment Behavioral Intervention, Systematic Instruction, Communication Instruction, Asperger Syndrome, Intro to Problem Solving and Social Skills
Training Sites – Worked with 11 schools, 71 techincal assistance sessions, 7 district trainings, three 3-day Summer institutes (9 training days)


Statewide Training for Families and Professionals
Fall and Spring Regional Workshops:  Supporting Autism 24/7 – 6 workshops, 145 ateendees, 39 counties
Staff Presentations – 52 presentations to familiy and community groups across the Commonwealth
11th Autism Institute – 48 Speakers, 41 Sessions, 390 Attendees from 56 Counties

2011-2012 Evaluation of KATC Services View the entire document.


KY Autism Training Center Summer 2012 Newsletter August 2012

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