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Families Supporting Families

KY Family Network

Kentucky Autism Training Center (KATC) is developing the KATC Family Network: Families Supporting Families. Through a partnership with The Council on Developmental Disabilities (CDD).



The purpose of the KATC Family Network is to develop a network of family members affected by ASD who will reach, collaborate, empower, and develop relationships with others throughout Kentucky.



  • October 25, 2013 - Family Support Group Leader Workgroup -- Meeting Notes, Overview of KATC Powerpoint Presentation
  • December 1, 2013 - Deadline to submit application for 2nd cohort of Family Leaders Spring 2014 Intensive 2-day Training for 2nd cohort of Family Leaders
  • December 11th at 10:00 AM or December 12th @ 3:00 PM -- KATC Family Guide Conference Call-- We welcome anyone who utilizes the Family Guide to join us on either December 11th or December 12th.  To join the conversation, individuals will need to Call 1-888-278-0254  Access Code 9103753.




Have you used the KATC Family Guide?


There are eight chapters teaming with information to help guide families and individuals affected by autism from screening and diagnosis to future planning and introducing your child to ASD.  The KATC is in the process of updating the content of this valuable resource and we want YOUR help!

The KATC will be hosting two conference calls to gain insight from families and professionals on how to revamp the guide to best meet the needs of the Commonwealth. Please plan on joining us on December 11, 2013 at 10:00 am or December 12, 2013 at 3:00 pm EST to share your comments.  To join the conversation on either day call 1-888-278-0254  Access Code 9103753.  I would like to encourage you to print off the detailed overview of chapters and their included topics – make notes as you look thorough the current guide and have this handy when you join us in December!

Our hope is that the Family Guide will continue to be the 'go to resource' for individuals and families affected by autism.  If you have any questions or would like to share your comments and are unable to join us on December 11th or 12th, please contact Heidi Cooley-Cook, Family Field Training Coordinator 502-852-6401.

Download Family Guide Topics [PDF]




KY Family Network map





Twenty Ideas for Better Communication with Professionals

Conference Summary/Action Form

Individual Education Program Form

Participation Guidelines for the KY Alternate Assessment

Consent to Evaluate/Re-evaluate

Notice of Admission and Release Committee Meeting

State Complaint Procedures

School Personnel and Information

Positive Student-Profile

Smart IEPs

Pre-IEP Meeting Letter for Parents to Send to IEP Team

Preparing for Admissions and Release Committee

Orientation Training Documents


Project Contact:
Heidi Cooley-Cook
Field Training Coordinator, Family



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