The Early Childhood Subcommittee of the Kentucky Advisory Council on Autism (KYACA) is excited to share with you a new resource sheet for those with a family member newly diagnosed with autism. The resource sheet reflects collaboration between autistic adults, parents of autistic children, healthcare providers, university faculty, and school staff. As a result, and unlike other available guidance documents you may use, this resource sheet includes some national resources, but the committee tried to focus on Kentucky specific information and highlight those developed in collaboration with autistic adults. The final draft of content includes key actions for users to take (i. e., Learn More About Autism, Connect with Other Family Members, Get to Know Autistic Self-Advocates, Establish School Plans, Seek Desired Supports And Services, Explore The Larger Disability Community, Support Participation, Additional Resources), why these actions are important and links to specific resources. We are attaching a PDF version of the resource sheet for you to copy and distribute. The resource sheet is also available on the KYACA website and can be accessed here:
The committee also developed a survey to gather information on how this resource sheet was disseminated and used. The link to the survey is on the bottom of the resource sheet. We welcome any input you have via the survey.
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