Kentucky Office of Autism Signed into Law by Governor Bevin on April 1st
Housed at both the University of Kentucky Human Development Institute and the University of Louisville Autism Center, the Kentucky Office of Autism coordinates statewide efforts to enhance the quality of life and independence to individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and provides support to their families and caregivers. Signed into law by Governor Bevin on April 1, 2016, the Office is the center of a communication network sharing autism-related information among state agencies and provides administrative support to the Advisory Council on Autism Spectrum Disorders to unify and promote initiatives aimed at improving Kentucky’s system of care. In addition, the Office works to increase the capacity of qualified providers of services through training opportunities in evidenced based practices and technical assistance to providers, professionals and employers.
- Create a centralized location to coordinate statewide and regional efforts to enhance the quality of life and independence to individuals with an autism spectrum disorder and to support their families and caregivers
- Improve coordination of autism resources within the system of care supporting children and adults with autism and help make those resources available to families and self-advocates
- Provide administrative support to the Advisory Council on Autism Spectrum Disorders to unify and promote initiatives aimed at improving Kentucky’s system of care.
The meeting for the Kentucky Advisory Council on Autism (KYACA) is open to the public and you are welcome to attend. The remaining 2016 dates are August 25th and November 10th 1:00-3:00 pm EST. These meetings will be held at the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) Conference Suites B and C - 275 East Main, Frankfort KY. If you haven’t been to CHFS before, please allow 15-30 minutes to park, sign-in, and find your way to the meeting.
Please enter the building through the doors facing the parking lot, titled “Visitors”. Sign in at the front desk and request written directions to the Advisory Council on Autism meeting in conference suites B & C.
Can’t attend the meeting in Frankfort in person? Video conferencing is available in the following locations to encourage public participation.
To participate in local live video conferencing locations of the KYACA meeting, please contact one of the following Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs offices:
- Louisville Sarah New 310 Whittington Parkway Suite 200 Louisville Phone: 502-429-4430
- Paducah Debbie Davidson 400 Park Ave Bldg. D Paducah Phone: 270-443-3651
- Lexington Judy Blackwell 333 Waller Ave. Lexington Phone: 859-252-3170
- Somerset Devenna Bales 401 Bogle Street STE 104 Somerset Phone: 606-677-4120
- Owensboro Peggy Tichenor 600 Breckenridge Street Suite 1200 Owensboro Phone: 270-687-7038
- Hazard Dinah Sturgill 103 Town & Country Ln Suite M Hazard Phone: 606-435-6167
- Bowling Green Janet Harper 2040 Louisville Rd Phone: 270- 746-7816