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Date: 3/15/2016
Making Transitions Smoother for Individuals with Autism Using Evidence-Based Strategies

Date: 4/7/2016
Preparing for Puberty in Adolescents with Autism

Date: 4/12/2016
Using Task Analysis: The Key to Successful Learning

Date: 5/11/2016
Toilet Training and Autism

Date: 5/17/2016
My Child Has Autism...Now What?: Recommendations for Parents

**All of the webinars are FREE to attend however space is limited.   Download Flyer [PDF]

Autism Center News
Spring 2016 Training Opportunities 
2016 ASD Parent Summit - Strategies & Resources for Today, Tomorrow & Beyond  April 15 - 16, 2015

The Kentucky Autism Training Center   is pleased to announce that registration is OPEN for the   2016 ASD Paren Summit in Hazard, Kentucky! 

Educational Cooperative. 
The two-day event for self-advocates, families, and professionals will be held April 15 and 16 at the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative.

For the low cost of $20/individual or $30/couple, 
participants will enjoy dinner and resource roundtables 
Friday evening and a full day of sessions   (including a keynote speaker) and lunch on Saturday. 

A limited number of FREE rooms will be available for 
participants who live 60 or more miles from the event 
site (KY Valley Educational Cooperative) - the participant
must register  for the Parent Summit and must make their 
hotel reservations by March 1

Here is the link to register 
- hope to see you there!

Please see the Commonwealth Council on 
Developmental Disabilities website for information  regarding their Leadership Development Grant:  This reimbursement grant is available for financial  assistance for individuals with developmental disabilities  and their close support network to participate in both in-state  and out-of-state leadership development opportunities.
What's covered: travel (mileage), registration, lodging (if you do not receive free  accommodations), and attendant/respite care.

For more information:!projects/cvi9

University of Louisville's Kentucky Autism Training Center  is coordinating this event in collaboration with KVEC (Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative), KEDC  (Kentucky Educational Development Corporation) and the  Office of Autism.  Download the Flyer [PDF]
KATC Spring Regional Workshops begin in March

Workshop attendees
The Spring Regional workshops will focus on teaching socialization and communication to individuals with ASD. Communication and social skills are the foundation of successful life outcomes.  Often times individuals with autism spectrum disorders display difficulty communicating socially with adults and peers which can make it challenging to function in the home, community, and school.  KATC Field Trainer's Michelle Antle, Laura Ferguson and Kim Howard will travel to three different locations in the state to provide training for families, educators and other professionals addressing these issues.  

The full day workshop includes meals and certificates of attendance.  Professional continuing education credit is also available for many different professions.  Locations include Barren River State Park, Cumberland Falls State Park and General Butler State Park.  Registration fee:  $45/Family Members, Full-Time Students and Instructional Assistants. $65/ Educators and other Professionals.

Learn more about the workshops and register online to attend a location near you.   Download the flyer [PDF]
Questions?? Contact: 

Diandre Glover Thomas, MA
Program Coordinator Senior
KY Autism Training Center
University of Louisville Autism Center at Kosair Charities
1405 E. Burnett Ave.
Louisville, KY 40217
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