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Kentucky Act Early Ambassador

Christine Hausman, HDI’s Professional Development Content Coordinator for Child Care Aware, has been selected as an Act Early Ambassador for Kentucky and will serve as a state liaison to the  “Learn the Signs. Act Early”  campaign! In this role, she will support the work of Act Early State Teams and other state/territorial or national initiatives to improve early identification of developmental delay and disability and promote the adoption and integration of “Learn the Signs. Act Early” resources into systems that serve young children and their families.

Autism Related Support Groups in Kentucky

The 45 + support groups across the commonwealth are working to bring together families and professionals, promote autism awareness and create supportive communities. State-wide Listing [PDF]


The statewide mission of KY-SPIN, Inc. is to empower and support individuals with disabilities and their families to effectively advocate for and access needed information, resources and support networks in order to enhance the quality of their lives.

Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities

The mission of the Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities is to create change through visionary leadership and advocacy so that people have choices and control over their own lives.


ZERO TO THREE is a national, nonprofit organization that informs, trains, and supports professionals, policymakers, and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers.

Division for Early Childhood

The Division for Early Childhood (DEC) is an international membership organization for those who work with or on behalf of young children with disabilities and other special needs.

Kentucky Partnership for Families and Children

Mission is to provide a united voice dedicated to improving services for children in Kentucky with emotional, social, and behavioral challenges.