Autism Parent Summit - Event Cancelled

Hosted by the Kentucky Autism Training Center and the Office of Autism Parents, caregivers, and self-advocates from across the Commonwealth of Kentucky are invited to attend this two day training event that will begin on Thursday afternoon at 1pm (CST) with an option of two sessions, a break, then buffet dinner and resource round tables with state and local agencies followed by a full day of breakout training sessions and lunch on Friday! (Meals are included in the registration fee)
When Apr 16, 2020 12:30 PM to
Apr 17, 2020 03:30 PM
Where Barren River State Resort Park
Contact Name
Contact Phone (502) 852 2467
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On March 6, 2020, the Governor issued Executive Order 2020-215, declaring a state of emergency pursuant to his power under the Kentucky Constitution and KRS Chapter 39A regarding COVID-19, a mild to severe respiratory disease that can result in death. 

In recognition of that order and with the number of COVID-19 cases expected to increase, we are taking necessary steps to protect the health of our fellow Kentuckians by engaging in “social distancing” and limiting person-to-person contact in the workplace. As a result, the Autism Parent Summit at Barren River State Park will be rescheduled.

Registration Information

Register at:

Early bird registration rates apply for registrations through March 1, 2020

$10 per person

$15 per couple

Registration Cost (after March 1, 2020):

$15 per person

$25 per couple

 **Registration fee includes presentations and meals (dinner on Thursday and lunch on Friday)

 Registration closes: 4/8/2020


Registration begins

Thursday, April 16, 2020 12:30 pm CST

Thursday, April 16, 2020

1:00 pm – 8:00 pm Workshops, Resource Round tables, Networking, Dinner provided

Friday, April 17, 2020

9:00 am – 3:30 pm Keynote Speaker, Breakout Sessions, Lunch provided

2020 Autism Parent Summit - Summit at a glance

Breakout Session Topics

Track 1: New Diagnosis/Young Child
Behavior Basics
Communication Basics
Visual Supports

Track 2: Adolescent/Adult
Mental Health
Resources and Natural Supports for Post-Secondary Life

CEUs Available

We have applied for KY Foster Parent Credit hours for the workshop on Thursday, April 16 and keynote and breakout sessions April 17th. This page will be updated once the hours have been approved.

Foster Parent Credit Hours: (Pending Approval)

Early bird registration rates apply for registrations through March 1, 2020

$10 per person

$15 per couple

Registration Cost (after March 1, 2020):

$15 per person

$25 per couple

 **Registration fee includes presentations and meals (dinner on Thursday and lunch on Friday)

 Registration closes: This event has been cancelled, see explanation above.

Conference Location

Barren River Lake State Resort Park

1149 State Park Road
Lucas , KY 42156

(270) 362-4271


Credit card payments can be made online when you register with a Mastercard or Visa. Unfortunately we cannot accept credit card payments by phone or email and cannot accept credit card payments once the event registration closes.

You can also pay for your registration by check.

Checks should be made payable to: Kentucky Autism Training Center

Mail payments and purchase orders to (Please include a copy of your invoice or add the invoice number to your check. This ensure we apply the payment to the appropriate account):

University of Louisville
Department of Special Education, Early Childhood, & Prevention Science
Attn: Alice Sheffield

1905 South 1st Street
Louisville, KY 40292

Purchase orders can also be emailed to or faxed to (502)852-7148.

Lodging Information

Please use the group code 3300 or say that you are attending the Autism Parent Summit when making your lodging reservation. Reserve your room by March 16th. There are approximately 39 rooms available for the Summit. Please contact the resort directly to make your reservation.


A limited number of free lodging scholarships will be available through the Office of Autism for self-advocates, caregivers and families who reside 40 miles or more from the conference location.

To qualify for the scholarship:

1. Complete the online registration to attend the conference and check the box to confirm that you reside 40 miles or more away from the conference location.

2. Contact Barren River State Resort Park and reserve your room no later than March 16th. All rooms must be reserved with a credit card.

3. You will be notified prior to the conference if you have been approved for the lodging scholarship.

PLEASE NOTE: Please review the cancellation policy, you card could be charged.

*If you have been approved for a scholarship, reserve a room and attend the conference sessions your card will not be charged for the cost of the room. All incidentals are the responsibility of the card holder.


Questions about the event please contact

Michelle Bush

KY Autism Training Center