Biennial Report of the Kentucky Advisory Council on Autism Released

This report represents a summary of the work of the Kentucky Advisory Council on Autism including the dedicated work of three lifespan subcommittees, Innovative Supports for Autistic Workers Project and Partnership Highlights. As the KYACA promotes collaborative efforts and advocates to improve system of supports for autistics, it has been paramount that the voice of autistics leads the way toward meaningful change. The Council moved forward with recommending five self-advocates be appointed to the Council to enrich and ground the Council’s work in an autistic perspective. A special thanks to Governor Beshear for making these appointments. Establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with Council agencies has proven productive in moving the KYACA toward the vision that autistics of all ages are engaged in self-determined lives and valued citizens in the community. Please see the APPENDIX section for additional information and data from KYACA Council Partnerships.