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A Vision for ASD in Kentucky

The Consortium concluded with what they already suspected the needs for these children, youth and families are great and the resources are limited.  They immediately set to work to determine a vision, goals and tasks to improve the system of care for these children, youth and families.

Our Vision:

People with ASD in Kentucky will have a quality of life that ensures independence, self-sufficiency and happiness.

Goals:

1.

Kentucky will have criterion based trained interventionists in every region of the state

Objectives:

Develop adequately informed and trained pro-active educators

Develop an adequate workforce

Participate in the Real Choices workforce development initiative

Develop a parent/professional mentor program

Create mandatory interdisciplinary training for all providers included in the ASD Waiver program

Develop an emergency and four-year staff certification  program for behavioral health professionals

Develop certification program for staff supervision

Train psychiatric hospitals and residential programs on ASD

2.

Kentucky children and youth with ASD and their families will have access to  effective interventions in the home, school and community that are:

Child-centered

Multi-agency and collaborative in approach

Inclusive of  person-centered planning

Based on the wrap around process

Intensive, individualized and based on need

Culturally and geographically  diverse

Year-round

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