About Us

Families on the Spectrum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that focuses on the family aspect of Autism. Our board of directors is comprised of individuals with a link to Autism who are truly passionate about helping others. It is our group mission to provide support and community outreach for families affected by Autism. Our goal is to focus on families in hopes of building connections and life long bonds with other families in Western Kentucky.

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Our Story

Families on the Spectrum was founded in the Fall of 2013. The group was developed with the goals of providing fun family outings, meetings, parents' nights out, and community support to families affected by Autism. The focus was put on fun AND families with the hopes of building connections and life long bonds with other autism families in Western KY.

Families on the Spectrum (FOTS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit group of exactly what our name suggests...families on the autism spectrum. Our board of directors is comprised of volunteer autism parents who are truly passionate about helping others. We understand that after many families receive an autism diagnosis, the path they travel may become overwhelming, confusing, lonely, and stressful. We are here to offer support, resources, and acceptance in an understanding environment, to all ages from child to adult. Our desire to help one another is why we offer quarterly meetings covering a wide range of helpful topics, fun family outings, parents' nights out, and information regarding specialized community and professional support. Our goal is to help autism families connect with one another and with the support available in our region. Autism is a daily struggle for many families and having a support system is a large part of "making it" through the world of autism. We may not all agree on a cause or treatment plan but we hope that we can ALL agree that we need each other!

We have big plans for the future of our group and we believe that the sky is the limit! Since the group was formed, we have grown tremendously and are now offering support to the families we serve. Of course, there are expenses related to serving. Because we understand that times are financially difficult for many, we do our best to offer outings and activities to autism families free of charge. However, we cannot offer such things without support from generous sponsors. We hope that our community will continue to stand behind us and allow us the opportunity to provide autism families much needed support and access to local resources. 

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