Kentucky Office of Autism

As a part of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department of Behavioral Health Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities, the Office of Autism is housed at both the University of Kentucky Human Development Institute and the University of Louisville Autism Center. The office coordinates statewide efforts to enhance the quality of life and independence to individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and provides support to their families and caregivers. Signed into law by Governor Bevin on April 1, 2016, the office is the center of a communication network sharing autism-related information among state agencies and provides administrative support to the Advisory Council on Autism Spectrum Disorder to unify and promote initiatives aimed at improving Kentucky’s system of care. In addition, the office works to increase the capacity of qualified providers of services through training opportunities in evidenced based practices, technical assistance to providers, professionals and employers.

  • Create a centralized location to coordinate statewide and regional efforts to enhance the quality of life and independence to individuals with an autism spectrum disorder and to support their families and caregivers
  • Improve coordination of autism resources within the system of care supporting children and adults with autism and help make those resources available to families and self-advocates
  • Provide administrative support to the Advisory Council on Autism Spectrum Disorders to unify and promote initiatives aimed at improving Kentucky’s system of care.

For more information contact: Amy Cooper-Puckett, LCSW  (859) 447-7792 or e-mail:  amy.cooper-puckett@ky.gov

Advisory Council on Autism 2017 Meeting Dates:

    • February 16, 1-3 pm – Kentucky Department of Education 300 Sower Blvd., Frankfort, KY 40601
    • May 25, 1-3 pm – Protection & Advocacy Offices, 5 Mill Creek, Frankfort, KY 40601
    • August 10, 1-3 pm – Protection & Advocacy Offices, 5 Mill Creek, Frankfort, KY 40601
    • November 9, 1-3 pm – Protection & Advocacy Offices, 5 Mill Creek, Frankfort, KY 40601

    Can’t attend the meeting in Frankfort in person? We have video conferencing available to encourage public participation. Please contact Amy Cooper-Puckett at 859-447-7792.