The Kentucky Autism Training Center strives to be Kentucky's leading resource on Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Through connecting with regional, national and University partners KATC will provide the Commonwealth with current evidence based resource information and training opportunities.
The KY Autism Training Center believes all people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have value, can contribute to society and are unique. All people with ASD and their families deserve access to seamless systems of multidisciplinary support across the lifespan and communities need to be prepared to embrace all individuals with autism. Support and services should be person-centered and early diagnosis, followed by early intervention, can improve outcomes
We believe that professionals need support and resources in order to sustain evidence-based practices and master new skills. The fidelity of evidence-based practice is the basis of effective service delivery across communities and comprehensive planning and data based decisions are essential for continuous improvement of the processes and outcomes of our work. Also, attracting professionals to the field of ASD is important to the sustainability of services.
Although the changing political and social environments will continue to place a demand on flexibility and creativity, when we educate individuals with ASD, our goal is to aim for personal independence and social responsibility.