Autism Information for Families

The Kentucky Autism Training Center (KATC) is dedicated to giving families access to the information, services and supports they need by providing an up-to-date, comprehensive website.

 

FamilyTo Do List
A list of information and resources for Kentucky families with children who are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.

 

 


Family Guide coverFamily Guide
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 County ASD Support GroupFamily 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.

 

 


KY Family NetworkKATC Family Leader Network
A network of family members affected by ASD who will reach, collaborate, empower, and develop relationships with others throughout Kentucky.

 

 

 


College FriendsTransition to Adulthood
Information and resources for adults with autism.

 

 

 

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.