Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt is leading educators across Kentucky in recognizing World Autism Awareness Day in support of children and families who experience autism on a daily basis.
Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt is leading educators across Kentucky in recognizing World Autism Awareness Day on April 2 in support of children and families who experience autism on a daily basis.
While the legislature was focused this session on how to deal with the state’s underfunded pension systems, a few education bills made it into law.
The Bluegrass Center for Teacher Quality hosted an event Oct. 20 called “Building the Village: A Summit on Down Syndrome and Autism Education.”
The Bluegrass Center for Teacher Quality will host “Building the Village: A Summit on Down Syndrome and Autism Education,” on Oct. 20 at The Carrick House in Lexington. The event is a day of interdisciplinary professional learning designed to increase collaboration among professionals who work with similar populations of students. Teachers, parents, administrators, social workers, nurses, psychologists and other community [...]
The Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs (CCSHCN) has announced a new Office of Autism has been established at the agency. The Office of Autism will 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. [...]
The Autism Speaks Chapter, Regional and Neighborhood Grant programs accept grant applications from service providers around the country for awards of up to $5,000 addressing the areas of education/training, recreation and community activities, young adult/adult services and technology. The focus of family services local grants is threefold: • to promote local services that enhance the lives of those affected by [...]
The National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders has released its update on evidence-based practices for children and youth with autism. Scientists at the University of North Carolina’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute spearheaded the project, screening 29,000 articles about autism spectrum disorders to locate the soundest research on interventions for children from birth to age 22. This [...]
Researchers at the University of Kentucky are conducting a study on the types of education services that a child with autism receives in school. This approximately 30-minute phone survey will ask parents about services their child receives in the public school, how often they may receive it and the satisfaction with that service. Additionally, parents can voluntarily share their child's [...]
A listserv dedicated to discussions about autism has been started for the benefit of parents, educators and therapists who are concerned with autism spectrum disorders. Those interested can find the subscription page at www.coe.uky.edu/lists/kylists.php.