The mission if the Kentucky Autism Training Center is to strengthen our state╬ô├ç├ûs systems of support for persons affected by autism by bridging research to practice and by providing training and resources to families and professionals. In 1966, the KY General Assembly established the KATC to serve as a statewide resource for families and educators. KATC is housed at the University of Louisville╬ô├ç├ûs College of Education and Human Development. Besides having many resources and programming for parents and professionals, families can request a copy of ╬ô├ç┬úKentucky╬ô├ç├ûs Family Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders (2nd Edition)”, or click link below to access online. Additionally, to increase awareness of currently available resources, the KY Autism Training Center is gathering information about services to create a KY Autism Supports and Provider Services Directory.
Comprised of individuals who, as advocates and attorneys, have represented children with disabilities with school-related problems for a number of years. The endeavor of this organization is to provide this assistance, but to do so without families incurring financial hardships.
The Kentucky Guardianship Association is a non-profit membership organization with the goal of improving adult guardianship in Kentucky. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in adult guardianship. We seek to improve guardianship by developing training for persons appointed to serve as guardian of an adult with a disability, training for persons seeking to be appointed as guardian, attorneys representing alleged incapacitated persons, and professionals including social workers, psychologists, and medical personnel, appointed to interdisciplinary evaluation teams for the purpose of evaluating the capacity of adults responding to a petition for appointment of a guardian or conservator.
The Kentucky Office of Autism coordinates statewide efforts to enhance the quality of life of individuals with an autism spectrum disorder and provides support to families and caregivers. The Kentucky Office of Autism also provides administrative support to the Advisory Council on Autism Spectrum Disorder.
The Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs, Inc. (KASAP) is the statewide coalition of the 13 rape crisis centers in the Commonwealth. The mission of KASAP is to speak with a unified voice against sexual victimization.
The KY Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing works to provide effective and efficient leadership, education, advocacy and direct services to eliminate barriers and to meet the social, economic, educational, cultural and intellectual needs of deaf and hard of hearing Kentuckians.
The Office of Victims Advocacy works to ensure crime victims are treated with respect and dignity as their case proceeds through the criminal justice system. The Victims Advocacy Division provides training, legislative and research support services, educational materials and project development, and technical assistance to enhance victims rights and services.
KPFC works to improve services for children in KY with emotional, social and behavioral challenges. Its mission is to empower families affected by behavioral health challenges to initiate personal and systems change. KPFC sponsors trainings for parent groups, and youth, youth councils, a dad╬ô├ç├ûs initiative and parent support groups, organized by county.
Kentucky Protection and Advocacy (P&A) is a group of advocates working together with people who have disabilities to promote and protect their legal rights. Through our information and referral services, they try to answer questions about your rights under disability laws. P&A is an independent state agency that was designated by the Governor as the protection and advocacy agency for Kentucky. P&A’s staff includes professional advocates and attorneys. KY Protection and Advocacy, along with HDI and the Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities, is part of our state╬ô├ç├ûs Developmental Disabilities Network.