KYACA Meetings Schedule for 2021

Future KYACA 2021 Meeting Schedule (2nd Thursdays of month quarterly from 1-3pm):  

  • May 13, 2021
  • August 12, 2021
  • November 4, 2021 – Strategic Planning from 9-1 and meeting from 1-3 (Nov. 11, 2021 is Veterans Day)

Future KYACA 2021 Subcommittee Meeting Schedule:  

  • Early Childhood –April 27, 2021 from 12:30-2pm
  • School Age –April 23, 2021 from 10-11:30am
  • Adolescent & Adult –April 30 2021 from 2:30-4pm
    • NOTE: All subcommittees meet at least quarterly on the 3rd or 4th week of month in January, April, July, & October for 2021

KYACA 2020 Meetings

Kentucky Advisory Council on Autism Spectrum Disorder Quarterly meetings/video conferencing

  • May 14: 1:00- 3:00 pm EST
  • August 13: 1:00 – 3:00 pm  EST
  • November 12: 1:00 – 3:00 pm EST

Meeting Location:

University of Kentucky Human Development Institute

Coldstream Campus Training Room

1525 Bull Lea Road

Lexington, KY 40511

If you cannot attend the meeting in person?

  • We have video conferencing available to encourage public participation. 
  • Please contact Tal Curry at least one business day prior to the meeting at talt.curry@ky.gov  for video conference information.

KYACA has three lifespan subcommittees:

Note: All meetings are open to the public and we encourage self-advocate and family participation.

Early Childhood Subcommittee

The Early Childhood Subcommittee works to identify strengths and challenges in Kentucky’s system of care toward the system level coordination of the early screening, assessment, diagnosis and intervention of autism in ages 0-5

Paula Goff, First Steps Director, chairs the subcommittee.

Meeting location:

Department for Public Health

275 East Main St, HS2W-C

Frankfort, KY 40621

Meetings occur at least quarterly. Next meeting is:

  • April 21, 2020 from 12:30-2pm at Dept. for Public Health 2nd Floor Board Room in Frankfort, KY
  • For more information contact talt.curry@ky.gov

School Age Subcommittee

The school-age subcommittee’s work involves the consideration of issues related to the lives of children and young adults with ages five through 21 and their families. Primarily, our work has focused on the provision of high quality     services and programming to facilitate the best potential outcomes for individuals with ASD. 

Dr. Larry Taylor, Kentucky Autism Training Center Executive Director, chairs the subcommittee.

Meeting location:

University of Kentucky Human Development Institute Coldstream Campus

1525 Bull Lea Road

Lexington, KY 40511

Meetings occur at least quarterly. Next meeting is:

  • April 24, 2020 from 10:00-11:30am at UK HDI Coldstream campus in Lexington, KY
  • For more information contact talt.curry@ky.gov

Adolescent Adult Subcommittee

A key part of improving services across the life span for individuals with ASD is understanding autistics and family member’s needs as they relate to transition from school into adult life and the strengths and challenges in Kentucky to community integration as an adult. 

Becky Cabe, Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Deputy Director, chairs the subcommittee

Meeting location:

University of Kentucky Human Development Institute Coldstream Campus

1525 Bull Lea Road

Lexington, KY 40511

Meetings occur at least quarterly. Next meeting is:

  • April 24, 2020 from 1:00-3:00pm at UK HDI Coldstream campus in Lexington, KY.
  • For more information contact talt.curry@ky.gov

Autism Society of the Bluegrass Monthly Meetings

  • January 29 2018 Todd G Allen, JD, B.S.Deputy General Council  Kentucky Department of Education February 26, 2018- Medicaid 101 and Medicaid Waiver update -Lori Gresham RN, Clinical Program Manager Senior for the Department of Medicaid Services
  • March 26, 2018 -Legislative Issues Specific to Autism in Kentucky, Bart Baldwin, ABA Advocates
  • April 30, 2018 – FBA (Functional Behavior Assessment) Mark Samudre and Megan Jones

See the ASBG January 2018 meeting flyer final 01 20 2018.pdf  for more details.