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4/28/2015
Webinar
What's New in Kentucky: An Overview of the Kentucky Advisory Council on Autism Spectrum Disorder

5/8/2015 - 5/9/2015
Spring Conference
2015 Autism Spectrum Disorder Parent Summit: Advocacy Through Partnerships

5/20/2015
Webinar
Bullying and Autism

Kentucky Autism Training Center
University of Louisville Autism Center at Kosair Charities
1405 E. Burnett Ave.
Louisville, KY 40217 

katc@louisville.edu
(502)852-4631


Diandre Glover-Thomas, MA
Editor, Insight on Autism
News from KATC
Eight New Members to Join KATC's Advisory Board

By Larry Taylor, KATC Executive Director

I am happy to announce that eight new Board members will be nominated and have agreed to serve on the KATC Advisory Board.  A committee comprised of long serving KATC Advisory Board members, Nat McKay and Diane Zero, was appointed at the December 12, 2015 KATC Advisory Board meeting to identify individuals that would, meet the membership requirements as identified in KATC Legislation (see requirements below), provide regional representation to support KATC's statewide mission, and be willing to serve on the KATC Advisory Board.   Article continued
Spotlight on Model Site Schools

During the 2008-2009 school year, the training site project began in Jefferson County Schools under the guidance and partnership with the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum.  The following year the KATC began to expand the project into other areas of the state.  Last year the KATC worked in all of the special education cooperatives throughout the state. Again, this year we have continued to work in counties throughout the entire state. Our work in the classroom involves monthly visits to support the local educational team in planning, implementing, and evaluating instruction. We work with the school team..Article continued. 
KATC Partners with the Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs
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The Kentucky Autism Training Center is proud to announce a blossoming partnership with the Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs.  The Commission for Children's vision is to enhance the quality of life for Kentucky's children with special health care needs through quality service, leadership, advocacy, education and collaboration. They want to be a visible leader in supporting Kentucky's children and their families through collaboration and creation of a more accessible community based system of support. The Commission offers a wide array of services to children and young adults (through age 21) as well as to their families.  Some of those services include.. Article continued

KATC Welcomes Mike Miller

 

Mike Miller received a BS Degree from Murray State University in the areas of elementary and special education.   He received a Master's Degree in Special Education and holds a Rank 1 Degree and certifications in gifted education, supervisor of instruction, exceptional child consultant, and director of special education.   Mike attend Eastern Kentucky University and Murray State University for his post graduate studies.   Mike worked in local school districts in the role of teacher of exceptional children and director of special education. Article continued

Summer Camp Opportunities for Families

It's almost summer and school will be coming to an end very soon.  Have you had an opportunity to find a summer camp for your child yet?  You can download a list of summer camps here:
Also, The University of Louisville Music Therapy Clinic is offering a summer day camp. Call (502)852-2122 and download the flyer with more information about the program.   Music Therapy Summer Camp Flyer [PDF] 
KATC Partners with Stage One Theatre for a New Sensory Friendly Stage Performance
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse
Lilly is the queen, she likes everything! This mouse is sure the world revolves around her, definitely NOT around her germy baby brother. She wants to be an opera diva, or was it a SCUBA diver, or a teacher? She loves school, she loves her boots; she is a movie star. But when everyone is too busy to admire her new purple plastic purse, Lilly learns some hard lessons in patience, and the downside of being selfish. Join Lilly and her friends, Wilson and Chester, as they learn about fear, love, CHEESE, and the little joys in life.

Recommended for Ages 4 and up

Sensory Friendly Performance Date

May 9th @ 11 AM (ET)

The mission of the Kentucky Autism Training Center is to strengthen our state's systems of support for persons affected by autism by bridging research to practice and by providing training and resources to families and professionals. KATC is committed to improving the quality of life for those affected by ASD