Autism Information for Families

Training, Support and Resources for Kentucky Families

The Kentucky Autism Training Center (KATC) is dedicated to giving families access to the information, services and supports they need. Below you will find information on treatment and intervention service providers, what to do when your child receives an autism diagnosis, family support groups, KATC Family Guide, access to the KATC Resource Library, most recent summer camp list and more.

 

To Do ListStep by Step: 14 Things To Do for a Child with a New Autism Diagnosis

Here is a comprehensive list of resources and 14 things to do for Kentucky families when your child receives a new diagnosis of autism. Additional resources:  2018 Summer Camp List [PDF], Treatment and Intervention Service Providers KATC Family Leader Network

 


Family GuideKentucky's Family Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders 

A comprehensive guide developed by parents, professionals and individuals with autism spectrum disorders to answer the question: "When your child was first diagnosed, what information did you need most?" Additional resources: Living with ASD, Accessing Educational Services, Advocacy, Future Planning, Introducing Your Child

 

 

 

 

Letcher Support GroupKentucky Family Support Groups

In the past several years, the awareness of autism has dramatically increased in our Commonwealth. This increased public awareness of autism can be attributed to the grass roots collaborative efforts of support groups across the state bringing together families and professionals. KATC provides FREE on-site training workshops for Family Support Groups throughout Kentucky. If you would like a KATC Field Trainer to provide a training at your support group meeting Submit Your Training Request Here.

 

 

 

 

puzzle piecesTransition to Adulthood

Information and resources for adults with autism.  Also, if you have a child that will be attending college learn more about supporting college students with autism. 

 

 

 

 

 

Resource LibraryAmanda L. King Resource Library

The Amanda L. King Resource Library is a collection of materials pertaining to Autism Spectrum Disorders available for checkout to families and professionals. The Resource Library contains hundreds of print, electronic and video materials that can be mailed to patrons anywhere across the state of Kentucky.
Check out a library book here.

gifts and challenges like all of us. It is the responsibility of the adults in your child's world to learn how to support them successfully.

Your child is doing the very best your child can with the support available at this stage of their development.

You are not alone. Other parents can be your lifeline during difficult times. Locate and attend a parent support group or link up with one online to share common issues and concerns and brainstorm solutions.

Take care of yourself. Sometimes we become so involved in supporting our child that we don't take time for ourselves. Remember, you can't give from an empty cup.

Although your child may have significant needs, it's OK to take time for your other children and your spouse.

Be open to what others say, but trust yourself when it comes to your child and what your child needs. You know your child and have important knowledge to share with others about your child.

Remember, not everything has to be educational. Make sure your child has some time every day that's fun.

We all belong. Allow your child to participate in community activities and give the community the opportunity to learn to support your child.