Kentucky Autism Training Center lectures examine perspectives on autism


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Kentucky Autism Training Center will mark the tenth anniversary of its Autism Institute with a series of lectures for parents, educators, vocational professionals and prospective employers.

    “We know that one in 150 children today have an autism spectrum disorder, so many people have been touched by autism,” said Rebecca Grau, interim director of Kentucky Autism Training Center, a program of the University of Louisville Autism Center. “The goal of these lectures is to teach families, teachers and employers how to help those with autism spectrum disorders achieve personal independence and social responsibility.”

    The first set of lectures will focus on the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Presenters will include a University of Kentucky graduate student diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, two fathers of children with autism spectrum disorders and professionals who serve this population. Several workshops will be held April 24–25 at the Uof L Shelby Campus: