RESOURCE DIRECTORY
(with website links)

EARLY INTERVENTION

Autism ALERT, Inc.

Autism Risk & Safety Management

Autism Speaks

The Autism Society

Autism Wandering Awareness Alerts Response and Education (AWAARE)

Care Trak

Center For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Law Enforcement Awareness Network

National Autism Association

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

MedicAlert Foundation

MyID

My Precious Kid

Project Lifesaver

SafetyNet by LoJack

Select Autism Merchandise

EDUCATION

IEP Resources

Headstart

Elementary

Middle School

Hight School

EXTRA CURRICULAR & MISC

Churches

Devices & Apps

Music Therapy

Harmony Road Music School

Equine-Assisted Therapy

Cassidy's Cause Therapeutic Riding Academy

Summer Programs & Activities

Specialty Food Vendors

Heath Health Foods

Golden Carrot Natural Foods

Midtown Market

THERAPY PROVIDERS

HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS

Pediatrics

Baptist Health Paducah

Jackson Purchase Medical Center

Mercy Health (Previously Lourdes)

Vanderbilt

Primary Care

Baptist Health Paducah

Jackson Purchase Medical Center

Mercy Health (Previously Lourdes)

Counseling

Compass Counseling Paducah

Gastroenterology

INSURANCE & WAIVERS

Insurance

Michelle P. Waiver

Grants

Tax Information for Caregivers

CHILDCARE & ADULT-CARE

Daycare/Preschool

Mount Zion Preschool Center

Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care (PPEC)

The Lily Pad at Easter Seals West Kentucky

TRAVEL

Nashville International Airport

TSA Passenger Support

Form: Request for TSA Cares Assistance

Condition Card: TSA Notification Card

PODCASTS

The Autism Helper

Where we explore different strategies to improve the lives of individuals with autism.

Nourishing Autism

the Autism Dietitian has helped thousands of parents with kids with autism, ADHD, and other neurodevelopmental disorders take the guesswork out of nutrition. She dives into the research connecting diet, supplements, and lifestyle changes to help kids feel their best.

HELPFUL WEBSITES

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We are dedicated to empowering those who support individuals with Autism by providing resources, tools, and training!

Autism Dietitian

Reliable, research-based guidance to help you navigate nutrition for Autism and help your child feel their best.

Enjoy the best selection of sensory tools for sensory processing, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, and special needs.

In the U.S., 1 in 54 children is diagnosed on the autism spectrum (ASD). In fact, almost every school and university in the country has students with autism. While the diagnosis is common, public understanding of autism is not.

 

While it’s true there can be significant differences between people with autism and their peers, all children want the same things: to feel safe, happy, and loved. All children have something to contribute—unique perspectives and talents that help make the world a richer and more interesting place.

Sesame Workshop created Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children, a nationwide initiative aimed at communities with children ages 2 to 5. Developed with input from parents, people who serve the autism community, and people with autism, See Amazing in All Children offers ways to manage common challenges, to simplify everyday activities, and to grow connections and support from family, friends, and community.

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Do you know of a local therapy or provider that we do not have listed? Feel free to let us know and we will

work to keep our resources as up to date as possible!

Helpful Links

Autism Information for Families

The Kentucky Autism Training Center (KATC) is dedicated to giving families access to the information, services and supports they need by providing an up-to-date, comprehensive website. We understand that the amount of information available on the web regarding autism spectrum can be overwhelming. The purpose of this page it to give you a road map for your travels.

If your child was recently diagnosed, click on the picture to the left to follow the link and learn more about autism and the actions you should take to obtain services.

Source: http://louisville.edu/education/kyautismtraining/families/

 

The Kentucky Autism Training Center (KATC)

 

A part of the University of Louisville's College of Education and Human Development, is pleased to introduce Kentucky's Family Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders. This comprehensive guide was developed by parents, professionals and individuals with autism spectrum disorders to answer the question: "When your child was first diagnosed, what information did you need most?"

The KATC honors the compassion of Dr. Pinkstaff by dedicating the second edition of the Kentucky’s Family Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders to his memory.

Dr. Thomas Pinkstaff, a longtime Lexington pediatrician, passed away April 12, 2009. During his long career in pediatrics, Dr. Pinkstaff was an active member on a wide range of associations, committees and boards, including the Kentucky Autism Training Center, and served as president of the Kentucky Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics. He was a tireless advocate, consultant, and educator regarding children’s health issues, but was especially passionate about education and support for individuals with autism.

Source: http://louisville.edu/education/kyautismtraining/resources/family-guide

KY-SPIN, Inc. provides statewide training, information and support to people with all types of disabilities, their parents and families, and professionals for all age groups.
The statewide mission of KY-SPIN, Inc. is to empower and support individuals with disabilities and their families to effectively advocate for and access needed information, resources and support networks in order to enhance the quality of their lives.

KY-SPIN, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting programs which will enable persons with disabilities and their families to enhance their quality of life."

Source: http://www.kyspin.com/

 

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