Family Guide (2nd Edition)
Kentucky's Family Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders (2nd Edition)
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.
KATC Family Guide 2nd Edition - Update in Progress. The KATC staff is collaborating with a workgroup to revise the KATC Family Guide. The 3rd edition will include the most up to date information including a section on the DSM-V and an expanded section on adult services. During this time, please access the family guide from our website in PDF format as we will not be replenishing our stock of printed booklets until the revision is complete.
The Kentucky Autism Training Center (KATC), a part of the University of Louisville's College of Education and Human Development, is pleased to introduce Kentucky's Family Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders. This comprehensive guide was 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?"
The KATC honors the compassion of Dr. Pinkstaff by dedicating the second edition of the Kentucky’s Family Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders to his memory.
Dr. Thomas Pinkstaff, a longtime Lexington pediatrician, passed away April 12, 2009. During his long career in pediatrics, Dr. Pinkstaff was an active member on a wide range of associations, committees and boards, including the Kentucky Autism Training Center, and served as president of the Kentucky Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics. He was a tireless advocate, consultant, and educator regarding children’s health issues, but was especially passionate about education and support for individuals with autism.
Download the separate chapters for the Family Guide 2nd edition (Revised) [PDF]. Please be aware that you may need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view these files.
- Chapter 1 Autism Spectrum Disorders: What is ASD, Diagnosis, and Screening [PDF]
- Chapter 2 Living with ASD: You Are Not Alone [PDF]
- Chapter 3 Interventions: A Review of Therapies, Models, and Strategies [PDF]
- Chapter 4 Accessing Educational Services: Navigating Through The School System in Kentucky [PDF]
- Chapter 5 Social Service Programs: Kentucky Resources [PDF]
- Chapter 6 Advocacy: Raising Awareness and Influencing Service Delivery [PDF]
- Chapter 7 Future Planning: Growing into Adulthood [PDF]
- Chapter 8 Introducing Your Child to ASD: How and When to Talk to Your Child About the Diagnosis [PDF]