Autism spectrum disorders support groups and resources

We understand how overwhelming it can seem to have a child who has been diagnosed with autism, but we are here to help you every step of the way. Please use this list of resources to help your family navigate this new diagnosis.

Support groups in Kentucky

Big East Cooperative Region (Boyd, Elliott, Greenup, Carter and Lawrence Counties)
Parents United for Support and Help (PUSH)40
Barb Worden Phone: 606-324-3005

Jefferson County Exceptional Child Education Service Region
Autism Society of Kentuckiana (ASK)
Deanna Gadjen, phone: 812-949-2922
Laurie Spezzano, phone: 502-222-4706
Vonya Gresham

FEAT of Louisville, Inc.
Donna Beasley, phone: 502-596-1258

Caveland Education Cooperative Region
Allen County Autism Support Group
Amanda Reagan, phone: 270-618-3181

Autism Awareness and Research Foundation of Edmonson County
Meredith York, phone: 270-246-0332
Angela Johnson, phone: 270-246-1328

Autism Group of Cumberland County
Spri Wheatley

Barren River Area Autism Support Group
(Barren, Hart, Monroe, Logan, Butler, Allen, Edmonson, Simpson, Warren Counties) 41

Hart of Autism (Hart County)
Stephanie Turner, phone: 270-774-1180

Central Kentucky Cooperative Region
Autism Society of the Bluegrass (Central Kentucky)
Sara Spragens, phone: 859-299-9000

Danville/Boyle County Autism Parent Support Group
(Boyle, Mercer, Casey, Lincoln, Garrard Counties)
Julie DeCoteau
Melissa Caudill, phone: 859-236-8812

Franklin County Autism and Related Disorder Support Group
Stacy Moore, phone: 502-352-2425

Parent and Professional Autism Support Group in Powell County
(Wolfe, Montgomery, Clark, Powell Counties)
Marilyn Barnett

Washington County Autism Support Group
Katie Essex, phone: 859-336-0059

Northern Kentucky Cooperative Region Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati 

Comforting Ties Autism Support Group (Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky)
Sandy Knollman, phone: 513-703-6215

Autism Project of Southern Ohio
(Ohio and Northeastern Kentucky)
Wendy Potts, phone: 740-357-2273

Mothers of Children with Special Needs of Northern Kentucky
Pam Blackburn

Campbell County Autism Parent Support Group
Lindsey Mattingly, phone: 859-635-2118 ext. 110

Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative Autism Support Group of Shelbyville
Renea Sageser, phone: 502-633-1007

Wilderness Trail Cooperative Region
Eastern Kentucky University Autism and Related Disorders
100 Ross Drive, Richmond, KY 40475
Phone: 859-623-6074
Rita Brockmeyer
Myra Beth Bundy

River Region Cooperative Region
Autism Support Network of Owensboro (ASNO)
Donna Lanham
Trudi Laumas

Fort Knox Autism Support Group (Open to all military card holders)
Marla Harris

Elizabethtown Autism Parent Support Group
Lori Hill, phone: 270-769-0058

Upper Cumberland Cooperative Region Autism Support 4 Lake Cumberland
Donna Littrell, phone: 606-561-8282

Parents of Autistic Children
(Southeast Kentucky)
Angie Parman, phone: 606-682-3416
Joyce Steele, phone: 606-682-2454

East Kentucky Autism Support Group
Katrina Justice, phone: 606-432-9367
Becky Harrell, phone: 606-437-0066

Western Kentucky Cooperative Region
Autism Support Group
(Union County)
Chi Rho Health and Wellness Center in Morganfield, phone: 270-389-9696
Laura Ervin, phone: 270-333-2305 (home) 270-997-0223 (cell)

Christian County Special Needs Autism Parent Support (SNAPS)
Janet Godsey, phone: 270-887-7004

Fort Campbell Autism Support Group
Group is open to all; primary focus is military families
Kerry Graef, phone: 270-798-2727

FEAT of Western Kentucky 44
Tammi Halvorson

Kentucky Valley Cooperative Region
Autism Support of Letcher County
Linda Collins, phone: 606-855-9026

Autism Support Group of Perry County
Russ or Kim Baker, phone: 606-436-0761

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