Kentucky Advisory Council on Autism Spectrum Disorder
On April 1, 2016, Governor Matt Bevin signed Senate Bill 185 into law to create new sections of KRS Chapter 194A to both establish the Advisory Council on Autism Spectrum Disorder and to create the Office of Autism.
To unify and promote initiatives aimed at improving Kentucky's system of care for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and their families.
Individuals with autism spectrum disorder of all ages have opportunity for social connectedness and inclusion in a meaningful life as valued and contributing citizens in the community.
Governance and Council Membership
Links to the Kentucky Revised Statues concerning governance and Advisory Council membership can be found in the Related Links box.
The Office of Autism was established to:
- Create a centralized location to coordinate statewide and regional efforts to enhance the quality of life and independence of 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.
- Be the center of a communication network sharing autism-related information among state agencies.
- Provide administrative support to the Advisory Council on Autism Spectrum Disorder to unify and promote initiatives aimed at improving Kentucky's system of care.
For a schedule of quarterly meetings, use the "Meetings" link in the Related Links box.
If you cannot attend a meeting in person, consider attending by videoconference. For more information, use the information in the Contact Information box.
For more information, use the "Helpful Links" link in the Related Links box.
Kentucky Office of Autism
Kentucky Office of Autism Locations
- University of Kentucky Human Development Institute
1525 Bull Lea Suite 160, Lexington, KY
Monday and Thursday
- Cabinet for Health and Family Services, DBHDID
275 East Main Street, Frankfort, KY
- University of Louisville Autism Center
1405 East Burnett Avenue, Louisville, KY
Wednesday and Friday
For more information about the Kentucky Office of Autism, use the link in the Related Links box, or the information in the Contact Information box.