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Family Support Groups

 

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A

Adair 

CASE (Community Autism Support & Educate) Group
Adair County
Contact: Teresa Milby 270-378-0466
t1milby@yahoo.com

Allen 

Autism Support Group of Allen County
Contact: Amanda Reagan 270-618-3181
E-mail: amanda.reagan@allen.kyschools.us


Barren River Area Autism Support Group
(Barren, Hart, Monroe, Logan, Butler, Allen, Edmonson, Simpson, Warren Counties)
4th Thursday of each Month    6:30 pm
TJ Samson Resource Center
922 Happy Valley Road    Glasgow, KY  42141

Anderson 

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Ballard 

Western KY Families of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Meets three times a year in two separate locations that vary.

For more information contact:
Mitch Dahmke, Family Support Specialist KSB
mitch.dahmke@ksb.kyschools.us
502-897-1583, ext. 221


Barren 

KY Impact Parent Support
Melissa Lalisgrtg
110 N. Franklin St. #A
Glasgow KY 42141
(270) 651-0344

Barren River Area Autism Support Group
(Barren, Hart, Monroe, Logan, Butler, Allen, Edmonson, Simpson, Warren Counties)
4th Thursday of each Month    6:30 pm
TJ Samson Resource Center
922 Happy Valley Road    Glasgow, KY  42141

Bath

Big East Families of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Meets every other month at PJ’s Pizza in South Shore, KY
For more information contact:
Mitch Dahmke, Family Support Specialist KSB
mitch.dahmke@ksb.kyschools.us
502-897-1583, ext. 221

Bell  

Boone 

Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati
PO Box 43027
Cincinnati, OH  45243-0027  www.autismcincy.org
Check website for meeting schedule Judy Newport


Comforting Ties Autism Support Group
(Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky)
Mailing Address: 822 Seton Avenue Cincinnati, OH  45205
1st Monday of each Month  5:30 pm
Contact for Meeting Site Sandy Knollman (513) 703-6215
sandraknollman@yahoo.com


Mothers of Children with Special Needs of Northern Kentucky
Meeting times and places vary                     
www.mscnky.com
Contact for information about monthly meetings
Pam Blackburn      Pam.Blackburn@ky.gov

Northern KY Families of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Meets three times a year
For more information contact:
Mitch Dahmke, Family Support Specialist KSB
mitch.dahmke@ksb.kyschools.us
502-897-1583, ext. 221


Bourbon

Bourbon County (KY) Autism Group
Contact Information: 
Paris-Bourbon County Library
701 High Street
Paris, KY 40361
Kellie Scott  email kscott@bourbonlibrary.org or 
859-987-4419  EXT 109

The Arc of Central  Kentucky
contact person:    
Richard Covert, President
624 Dardanelles Drive
Lexington, Ky 40503
telephone 859 278 2233
e-mail covertrp@insightbb.com
The Arc of Central Kentucky meets quarterly on the third Monday of the months of February, May, August, and November,  at 7:15 pm.  The programs are designed to provide information of value to persons who have  family members with developmental and intellectual disabilities, including those whose family members are adults. The Arc of Central Kentucky is affiliated with The Arc of Kentucky and the Arc US.


Boyd  

Parents United for Support and Help (PUSH)
2nd Monday of each month 5-7pm
Pathways office on Lansdowne Drive in Ashland
Barb Worden  (606) 324-3005    
bworden@pathways-ky.org


Big East Families of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Meets every other month at PJ’s Pizza in South Shore, KY
For more information contact:
Mitch Dahmke, Family Support Specialist KSB
mitch.dahmke@ksb.kyschools.us
502-897-1583, ext. 221

Boyle  

Support Network for Families
of Deaf & Hard of Hearing Children
Danville area: Dana 859-854-3030
mamarouse@yahoo.com

Danville/Boyle County Autism Parent Support Group
(Boyle, Mercer, Casey, Lincoln, Garrard Counties)
Mailing Address:  1094 Glendive Court     Danville, KY  40422
3rd Sunday of each Month  3-5:00 pm
Wilderness Trace Child Development Center
409 N. Stewart Lane in Danville
Julie DeCoteau  markdecoteau@bellsouth.net
Melissa Caudill  (859) 236-8812   
gmcbrc@bellsouth.net

Bracken

Big East Families of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Meets every other month at PJ’s Pizza in South Shore, KY
For more information contact:
Mitch Dahmke, Family Support Specialist KSB
mitch.dahmke@ksb.kyschools.us
502-897-1583, ext. 221

Breathitt  

Breckinridge  

Bullitt  

Bullitt County for parents of children with special needs
We meet at Old Mill Family Resource Center
usually on the second Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. 
You can check the school website for more
information http://ww2.bullittschools.org/omes/ 
Contact: Leigh Ann Lowery
502-640-3541
Leigh.Lowery@Bullitt.kyschools.us

Northern KY Families of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Meets three times a year

For more information contact:
Mitch Dahmke, Family Support Specialist KSB
mitch.dahmke@ksb.kyschools.us
502-897-1583, ext. 221

Butler

Barren River Area Autism Support Group
(Barren, Hart, Monroe, Logan, Butler, Allen, Edmonson, Simpson, Warren Counties)
4th Thursday of each Month    6:30 pm
TJ Samson Resource Center
922 Happy Valley Road    Glasgow, KY  42141

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Caldwell 

Western KY Families of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Meets three times a year in two separate locations that vary.

For more information contact:
Mitch Dahmke, Family Support Specialist KSB
mitch.dahmke@ksb.kyschools.us
502-897-1583, ext. 221

Calloway

Western KY Families of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Meets three times a year in two separate locations that vary.

For more information contact:
Mitch Dahmke, Family Support Specialist KSB
mitch.dahmke@ksb.kyschools.us
502-897-1583, ext. 221

Campbell 

Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati
PO Box 43027
Cincinnati, OH  45243-0027  www.autismcincy.org
Check website for meeting schedule Judy Newport


Comforting Ties Autism Support Group
(Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky)
Mailing Address: 822 Seton Avenue Cincinnati, OH  45205
1st Monday of each Month  5:30 pm
Contact for Meeting Site Sandy Knollman (513) 703-6215
sandraknollman@yahoo.com


Mothers of Children with Special Needs of Northern Kentucky
Meeting times and places vary                     
www.mscnky.com
Contact for information about monthly meetings
Pam Blackburn      Pam.Blackburn@ky.gov

Campbell County Autism Parent Support Group
Usually meets 3rd Thursday of each month-call to confirm
Reiley Elementary School
10631 Alexandria Pike in Alexandria
Lindsey Mattingly  (859) 635-2118 ext 110  
Lindsey.Mattingly@campbell.kyschools.us

Northern KY Families of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Meets three times a year

For more information contact:
Mitch Dahmke, Family Support Specialist KSB
mitch.dahmke@ksb.kyschools.us
502-897-1583, ext. 221


Carlisle  

Western KY Families of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Meets three times a year in two separate locations that vary.

For more information contact:
Mitch Dahmke, Family Support Specialist KSB
mitch.dahmke@ksb.kyschools.us
502-897-1583, ext. 221


Carroll  

Northern KY Families of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Meets three times a year

For more information contact:
Mitch Dahmke, Family Support Specialist KSB
mitch.dahmke@ksb.kyschools.us
502-897-1583, ext. 221

Carter

Parents United for Support and Help (PUSH)
3rd Thursday of each Month  4-6:00 pm
Pathways Office in Grayson
Barb Worden  (606) 324-3005
 bworden@pathways-ky.org


Big East Families of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Meets every other month at PJ’s Pizza in South Shore, KY
For more information contact:
Mitch Dahmke, Family Support Specialist KSB
mitch.dahmke@ksb.kyschools.us
502-897-1583, ext. 221

Casey  

Danville/Boyle County Autism Parent Support Group
(Boyle, Mercer, Casey, Lincoln, Garrard Counties)
Mailing Address:  1094 Glendive Court     Danville, KY  40422
3rd Sunday of each Month  3-5:00 pm
Wilderness Trace Child Development Center
409 N. Stewart Lane in Danville
Julie DeCoteau  markdecoteau@bellsouth.net
Melissa Caudill  (859) 236-8812   
gmcbrc@bellsouth.net


Christian  

Christian County Special Needs Autism Parent Support (SNAPS)
3rd Thursday of each Month 6-7:30 pm
Holiday Elementary School
3910 Nassau Circle,Hopkinsville, KY  42240
Childcare provided with advance notice
Janet Godsey   (270) 887-7004   janet.godsey@christian.kyschools.us

Fort Campbell Autism Support Group
Mailing Address:  Army Community Service    5661
Screaming Eagle Blvd.  Ft. Campbell, KY  42223
1st Tuesday of each Month  6-8 pm
Group is open to all--primary focus is military families
Kerry Graef
  (270) 798-2727             kerry.moline@us.army.mil  

Western KY Families of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Meets three times a year in two separate locations that vary.

For more information contact:
Mitch Dahmke, Family Support Specialist KSB
mitch.dahmke@ksb.kyschools.us
502-897-1583, ext. 221


Clark  

Parent and Professional Autism Support Group in Powell County
(Wolfe, Montgomery, Clark, Powell Counties)
Mailing Address:  Powell County Middle    
770 W. College Ave.     Stanton, KY  40380
Contact for Meeting Schedule

The Arc of Central  Kentucky
contact person:    
Richard Covert, President
624 Dardanelles Drive
Lexington, Ky 40503
telephone 859 278 2233
e-mail covertrp@insightbb.com
The Arc of Central Kentucky meets quarterly on the third Monday of the months of February, May, August, and November,  at 7:15 pm.  The programs are designed to provide information of value to persons who have  family members with developmental and intellectual disabilities, including those whose family members are adults. The Arc of Central Kentucky is affiliated with The Arc of Kentucky and the Arc US.


Clay   

Clinton  

Crittenden

Western KY Families of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Meets three times a year in two separate locations that vary.

For more information contact:
Mitch Dahmke, Family Support Specialist KSB
mitch.dahmke@ksb.kyschools.us
502-897-1583, ext. 221

Cumberland  

Autism Group of Cumberland County
3rd Monday of each Month
Holy Cross Catholic Church in Burkesville
Spri Wheatley       
  autismgroup.sw@GMAIL.COM

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Daviess  

Autism Support Network of Owensboro (ASNO)
3rd Thursday of each Month  6:00 pm
Wendell Foster Campus
815 Triplett Street in Owensboro
Donna Lanham djl423@yahoo.com            
Trudi Laumas laumas@att.net


EPILEPSY FOUNDATION OF KENTUCKIANA’S  SUPPORT GROUP LOCATIONS & SCHEDULE
Owensboro Support Group 3rd Tuesday of the month / 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Location: Wendell Foster’s Campus Administration Building, Board Room 815 Triplett Street (@ the corner of 7th Street) Owensboro, KY 42302

For more information about any of the support groups, please contact Elizabeth Corman, M.S.W., Director of Client Services, at 866.275.1078 / 502.584.8817 ext. 126 or email ecorman@efky.org

F.A.I.T.H. (Families And Individuals Teaching Hope)
4th Tuesday of the month 12-1
River Valley Behavioral Health
Cigar Factory Complex
Owensboro, KY
Contact: Michelle Hickman 270-689-6634

Support Network for Families

of Deaf & Hard of Hearing Children

Owensboro:    Heidi 270-925-2560

                         heidigasl@aol.com


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Edmonson  

Autism Awareness and Research Foundation of Edmonson County
3rd  Monday of each Month     5:30-6:30 pm
Edmonson County Public Library
280 Ferguson Street in Brownsville
Meredith York   (270) 246-0332
Angela Johnson  (270) 246-1328

Barren River Area Autism Support Group
(Barren, Hart, Monroe, Logan, Butler, Allen, Edmonson, Simpson, Warren Counties)
4th Thursday of each Month    6:30 pm
TJ Samson Resource Center
922 Happy Valley Road    Glasgow, KY  42141

Elliott  

Parents United for Support and Help (PUSH)
4th Thursday of each month 3:30-4:45pm
Sandy Hook Pathways office
Barb Worden  (606) 324-3005 
bworden@pathways-ky.org


Big East Families of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Meets every other month at PJ’s Pizza in South Shore, KY
For more information contact:
Mitch Dahmke, Family Support Specialist KSB
mitch.dahmke@ksb.kyschools.us
502-897-1583, ext. 221

Estill  

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Fayette  

Autism Society of the Bluegrass           
(Central Kentucky)
Mailing Address:  453 Rookwood Parkway Lexington, KY  40505   www.asbg.org    
Last Monday of each Month  6:30-8:30 pm
St. Michael’s Episcopal Church
2025 Bellefonte Drive in Lexington
Sara Spragens (859) 299-9000 
sspragens@insightbb.com 

Down Syndrome Association of Central Kentucky (DSACK)
315 Curtin Drive
Lexington, KY 40503
http://www.dsack.org/
Karen Boudreaux - (859) 219-3404 or
Meg Steinman - (859) 276-5518

EPILEPSY FOUNDATION OF KENTUCKIANA’S  SUPPORT GROUP LOCATIONS & SCHEDULE
Lexington Support Group 2nd Tuesday of the month / 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Location: Skills Enhancement & Employment Center (SEEC) 535 W. Second Street, Suite 209 (Corner of 2nd and Jefferson) Lexington, KY 40508
For more information about any of the support groups, please contact Elizabeth Corman, M.S.W., Director of Client Services, at 866.275.1078 / 502.584.8817 ext. 126 or email ecorman@efky.org

The Arc of Central  Kentucky
contact person:    
Richard Covert, President
624 Dardanelles Drive
Lexington, Ky 40503
telephone 859 278 2233
e-mail covertrp@insightbb.com
The Arc of Central Kentucky meets quarterly on the third Monday of the months of February, May, August, and November,  at 7:15 pm.  The programs are designed to provide information of value to persons who have  family members with developmental and intellectual disabilities, including those whose family members are adults. The Arc of Central Kentucky is affiliated with The Arc of Kentucky and the Arc US.

Tourette Syndrome Association
Kentucky Chapter (Lexington)  
859-276-0835
e-mail: r.gorton@insightbb.com

Fleming

Big East Families of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Meets every other month at PJ’s Pizza in South Shore, KY
For more information contact:
Mitch Dahmke, Family Support Specialist KSB
mitch.dahmke@ksb.kyschools.us
502-897-1583, ext. 221

Floyd  


Autism Support Group of Eastern KY
1st Tuesday of month

Scarlet King

11302 Route 979

Teaberry KY 41660

(606) 587-1976

Franklin  

Franklin County Autism and Related Disorder Support Group
Hearn Elementary School        
300 Copperleaf Blvd. in Frankfort
For meeting information contact: Stacy Moore (502) 352-2425
Stacy.Moore@Franklin.kyschools.us

Autism Support Group
Collins Lane Elementary
1 Cougar Lane
Frankfort KY 40601
(502) 875-8409

Fulton  

Western KY Families of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Meets three times a year in two separate locations that vary.

For more information contact:
Mitch Dahmke, Family Support Specialist KSB
mitch.dahmke@ksb.kyschools.us
502-897-1583, ext. 221


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Gallatin  

Northern KY Families of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Meets three times a year

For more information contact:
Mitch Dahmke, Family Support Specialist KSB
mitch.dahmke@ksb.kyschools.us
502-897-1583, ext. 221

Garrard  

Danville/Boyle County Autism Parent Support Group
(Boyle, Mercer, Casey, Lincoln, Garrard Counties)
Mailing Address:  1094 Glendive Court     Danville, KY  40422
3rd Sunday of each Month  3-5:00 pm
Wilderness Trace Child Development Center
409 N. Stewart Lane in Danville
Julie DeCoteau  markdecoteau@bellsouth.net
Melissa Caudill  (859) 236-8812   
gmcbrc@bellsouth.net


Grant  

Northern KY Families of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Meets three times a year

For more information contact:
Mitch Dahmke, Family Support Specialist KSB
mitch.dahmke@ksb.kyschools.us
502-897-1583, ext. 221

Graves  

Western KY Families of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Meets three times a year in two separate locations that vary.

For more information contact:
Mitch Dahmke, Family Support Specialist KSB
mitch.dahmke@ksb.kyschools.us
502-897-1583, ext. 221

Grayson

L.E.A.P. (Leading, Educating And Parenting)
A support group for parents and family members of special needs children.
Contact: Charis Kahlden, 270-862-4516, ext. 2050 or
Stacey Wells, 270-862-9199, 270-401-4214 or lakewoodleap@yahoo.com


Green  

Greenup  

Parents United for Support and Help (PUSH)
3rd Tuesday of each month 5-7pm
Greenup Pathways office
Barb Worden  (606) 324-3005 
bworden@pathways-ky.org

Big East Families of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Meets every other month at PJ’s Pizza in South Shore, KY
For more information contact:
Mitch Dahmke, Family Support Specialist KSB
mitch.dahmke@ksb.kyschools.us
502-897-1583, ext. 221

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Hancock  

Parent Support Group
2nd Tuesday of month 7:30-8:30pm
Hancock County Career Center
Hawesville, KY 42348
Contact: Faye Howard
270-922-0962
r091101@owensboro.net

Hardin  

Elizabethtown Autism Parent Support Group
2nd Tuesday of each Month   6:30 pm
Helmwood Rehabilitation Center
106 Diecks Drive in Elizabethtown
Lori Hill      (270) 769-0058   
Lori.Hill@peoplefirstrehab.com

Fort Knox Autism Support Group
Mailing Address:  Army Community Service   
Bldg. 77   239 Binter Street       
Ft. Knox, KY  40121-5000
2nd and 4th Thursdays of each Month   6:30 pm
The Group is open to all military card holder
Marla Harris  marla.harris@us.army.mil

Joshua's Friends for Exceptional Families
PO Box 428
Radcliff KY 40160
They have activities for the kids at different times of the year. 
The focus of the group is to provide resources, networking,
education, advocacy, services and counseling to
Hardin Co and Surrounding areas.
Contact:  Liz and T J Kimble at 270-307-0111

Parent Matters
Heartland Elementary School
2300 Nelson Dr
Elizabethtown KY 42701
Meets 3rd Tuesday of every month in the
school cafeteria  6-7:30 Child care provided
Focus of Parent support, family needs and issues.
Contact: T. J. Kimball, Family Liaison,  270-750-0026  or
Heartland Family Resource Center, Janet Robinson  at 270-769-8945 

Harlan  

Harrison

Hart  

Hart County Area - Parent Support Group
Parents and Caregivers of children and young adults
with Social Emotional Disorders and Behavioral Health Challenges
Sponsored by Kentucky Partnership for Families and Children
www.kypartnership.org
Contact: Kerry Goodman
KY Peer Support Spec
270.524.3344

girlygurlky71@yahoo.com

Hart of Autism
Mailing Address    P O Box 985, Munfordville, KY 42765
3rd Monday of each Month  3:15pm
Munfordville Baptist Church in Munfordville
Stephanie Turner (270)774-1180 etaa8416@yahoo.com http://groups.yahoo.com/HartofAutism


Barren River Area Autism Support Group
(Barren, Hart, Monroe, Logan, Butler, Allen, Edmonson, Simpson, Warren Counties)
4th Thursday of each Month    6:30 pm
TJ Samson Resource Center
922 Happy Valley Road    Glasgow, KY  42141

Henderson  

F.A.I.T.H. (Families And Individuals Teaching Hope)
3rd Tuesday of the month 12-1
River Valley Behavioral Health
New Place Office
Henderson, KY
Contact: Michelle Hickman 270-689-6634


Western KY Families of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Meets three times a year in two separate locations that vary.

For more information contact:
Mitch Dahmke, Family Support Specialist KSB
mitch.dahmke@ksb.kyschools.us
502-897-1583, ext. 221

Henry  

Northern KY Families of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Meets three times a year

For more information contact:
Mitch Dahmke, Family Support Specialist KSB
mitch.dahmke@ksb.kyschools.us
502-897-1583, ext. 221

Hickman  

Western KY Families of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Meets three times a year in two separate locations that vary.

For more information contact:
Mitch Dahmke, Family Support Specialist KSB
mitch.dahmke@ksb.kyschools.us
502-897-1583, ext. 221


Hopkins 

FAR (Families for Autism Recovery)
that meets the last Thursday of every month in
Madisonville, KY The number for information is 270-875-7568

Hopkins County Autism Awareness Advocates
Vicki Renn  270-825-9067

Western KY Families of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Meets three times a year in two separate locations that vary.

For more information contact:
Mitch Dahmke, Family Support Specialist KSB
mitch.dahmke@ksb.kyschools.us
502-897-1583, ext. 221

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Jackson  

Jefferson  

Autism Society of Kentuckiana (ASK)
(Louisville & Southern IN)
www.ask-lou.org
2nd Saturday of each month 10-12 noon
Kentucky School for the Blind
1867 Frankfort Ave in Louisville
Deanna Gadjen (812) 949-2922                     
Laurie Spezzano (502) 222-4706                         
Vonya Gresham
vgresham@hospices.org

Dream Catchers
Portland Parent Support Group
The Council On Developmental Disabilities
502-584-1239

www.councilondd.org
   

EPILEPSY FOUNDATION OF KENTUCKIANA’S SUPPORT GROUP LOCATIONS & SCHEDULE
Louisville Support Group Quarterly meetings on Tuesdays/ 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Location: Baptist Hospital East Education Center – Room 2H 4000 Kresge Way Louisville, KY 40207 For more information about any of the support groups, please contact Deb McGrath, Executive Director at 502.637-4440 ext 13, 866.275-1078 or email dmcgrath@efky.org

FEAT of Louisville, Inc.
Mailing Address:
Home of the Innocents 1100 E. Market St.  Louisville, KY 40206
www.featoflouisville.org  Check website for speakers and directions
Meeting times vary-contact for schedule
Childcare is provided with advance notice
Donna Beasley (502) 596-1258      DBeasley@homeoftheinnocents.org

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Groups:

G.L.U.E. (Giving Love, Understanding & Encouragement): meets on the 3RD
Tuesday each month @ Neighborhood Place of the Greater Cane Run Area,
3410 Lees Lane from 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Contact: Woody Miller @ 485-6826 or woody.miller@louisvilleky.gov

GRANDPARENTS AS PARENTS AGAIN meets on the 1ST and 3RD Thursdays of each month @ Pleasant View Missionary Baptist Church,
2600 Virginia Avenue from 11 AM to 12 PM
Contact: Bennie Moore @ 774-4954

GRANDPARENT/RELATIVE RESOURCE GROUP
meets on the 4TH Thursday of each month@ Cochran Elementary School,
500 W. Gaulbert Avenue from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Contacts: Sue Wagner @ 485-8844 or Sue.Wagner@jefferson.kyschools.us
and Jo Ann Kalb @ 452-6341 or jkalb@jfcslouisville.org
RSVP for Childcare

GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN Support Group: meets the
2nd Monday of the Month @ Shawnee Branch Library,
3912 West Broadway from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Contact: Rachel Smith 574-1722 or Jo Ann Kalb @ 452-6341 or jkalb@jfcslouisville.org

1ST NEIGHBORHOOD PLACE GRANDPARENTS SUPPORT GROUP:
4th Tuesday of the month
Newburg Free Public Library
4800 Exeter Ave from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Contact: Milessa Barnes or Kristen Thurman @ 485-8113
RSVP for Childcare

THE GRANNY NETWORK: meets every 2ND Friday of the month @
Bates Memorial Church,
620 E. Lampton Street
from 11 AM to 1 PM
Contact: Sylvia Drane @ 627-1778

Just for Dads
(Louisville and Southern Indiana)
A support group for fathers of children with autism--for fathers, run by fathers
Last Thursday of each Month 7-9 pm
St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Clarksville, IN

K-TAG
Kentuckiana Transracial Adoption Support Group
4407 Charlestown Rd New Albany, IN 47150
Rm 103/105
Last Tuesday of each month, 6:30-8:30pm,
modified meeting time to 6:00 to 7:00 for the school year
For more information, please contact ktag_leaders@yahoo.com or 502-290-5537

LDA - The Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, Inc.
Parent Support Group for
Parents of Children with Learning Differences
& Attention Difficulties
3rd Thursday of month
LDA Office
Goldsmith Office Center
2210 Goldsmith Lane #118
Louisville,  KY
502-473-1256

LouisvilleMommies.com  
As part of The Mommies Network, LouisvilleMommies.com is a free community for moms in Louisville and surrounding areas, Kentucky. We realize that all moms need local support -- and who can't use another friend? LouisvilleMommies.com offers a simple way to connect with local moms for friendship, support and fun. Members meet on our private discussion forums to share information on everything from where to get the best haircut to tips on transitioning to a "big kid" bed. Each month, we also offer many face-to-face events for our members, their children and their families. Register today to access our discussion forums, events calendar and more! It's free and we'll keep your info secure and private www.LouisvilleMommies.com  

NMSS Support Group
Larry Perkins
3rd Thursday of month @
Shoney's on Fern Valley Road
Louisville KY
(502) 459-8678

United In PKU
Support group for people with Phenylketonuria and those who care for them.
Open to anyone.
Stephanie Bradley - Chairman

Parent Outreach
A program of the Council on Developmental Disabilities, Parent Outreach offers periodic workshops on typical information that families of children/adult children with disabilities will need to learn about through the years (early education, school issues, waiver information, transition years, planning for the future and more). Additionally, one-on-one support is extended for critical issues families are facing. To learn about upcoming activities call: Susan Lawrence at 502 584 1239 or email at: slawrence@councilonmr.org.

Parents of Adult Autistic Children of Louisville (PAACLou)
is a support group for parents and caregivers of autistic adults living in the Louisville and southern Indiana area. The purpose of the group is simply to provide a time to get together, share our experiences, and try to figure out “Where do we go from here?”

Louisville KY
Visit the groups facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=676157404&sk=favorites#!/50estoica
Please direct questions to  elizabethstoica@ymail.com
Check out the groups website at: http://www.paaclou.com/

Portland Concerned Parents
Pam Gaugaty
Byck Elementary
Louisville KY 40212
(502) 485-8221

Spina Bifida Association of KY
Patty Dissell
982 Eastern Parkway
BOX 18
Louisville KY 40217
(502) 637-7363


Tourette Syndrome Association
Kentucky Chapter (Lousville)  
502-852-7528
e-mail: ermarkol@louisville.edu


Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS)
1906 Goldsmith Lane
Louisville KY 40218
(502) 636-3207

Jessamine  

The Arc of Central  Kentucky
contact person:    
Richard Covert, President
624 Dardanelles Drive
Lexington, Ky 40503
telephone 859 278 2233
e-mail covertrp@insightbb.com
The Arc of Central Kentucky meets quarterly on the third Monday of the months of February, May, August, and November,  at 7:15 pm.  The programs are designed to provide information of value to persons who have  family members with developmental and intellectual disabilities, including those whose family members are adults. The Arc of Central Kentucky is affiliated with The Arc of Kentucky and the Arc US.


Johnson  

Autism Support Group for families in Johnson Co.
and the Paintsville school district. 
The group meets at Highland Elementary School on the
2nd Tuesday of each month from 5:30 to 7:30. 
For more information about the group contact Stephanie.rice@Johnson.kyschools.us

Kentucky Partnership for Families and Children, Inc. (KPFC) is excited to announce a new series of support groups to be held across Eastern Kentucky for families of children dealing with mental health and behavioral challenges, such as:  Autism, OCD, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, and other such disorders.
Our primary focus is building a network of support and provision of resources for parents/grandparents of children birth to five. However, the information, support, and resources will most likely be beneficial to parents of children of all ages. We are also seeking parents of older children who have these challenges to come and provide information and serve as mentors to these parents. 
 We are striving to provide a variety of locations and times in order to meet everyone’s needs and time constraints.  Children welcome. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.  We will be having drawings for door prizes and everyone will be getting valuable resource information.  Meeting location and times so far are:
Lawrence Co. Public Library
Johnson Co. Public Library
For more information, please contact Amanda Prater at 349-5995, 496-7132, or amandakpfc@live.com.
If you are unable to attend but are still interested in resources available please contact KPFC through the above listed information.

Big East Families of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Meets every other month at PJ’s Pizza in South Shore, KY
For more information contact:
Mitch Dahmke, Family Support Specialist KSB
mitch.dahmke@ksb.kyschools.us
502-897-1583, ext. 221

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Kenton  

Hands and Voices of KY, Inc.  
(formerly Support Network for Families of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children)
Northern KY  chapter
Erlanger, KY
For more information, contact Cynthia A. Jones at (859) 283-1245 or crickett@zoomtown.com

Mother of Special Children of Northern KY
Colleen Bracke
15024 Decoursey Pike
Morning View,  KY  41063
(859) 356-8499

Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati
PO Box 43027
Cincinnati, OH  45243-0027  www.autismcincy.org
Check website for meeting schedule Judy Newport

Comforting Ties Autism Support Group
(Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky)
Mailing Address: 822 Seton Avenue Cincinnati, OH  45205
1st Monday of each Month  5:30 pm
Contact for Meeting Site Sandy Knollman (513) 703-6215

sandraknollman@yahoo.com

Mothers of Children with Special Needs of Northern Kentucky
Meeting times and places vary                     
www.mscnky.com
Contact for information about monthly meetings
Pam Blackburn      Pam.Blackburn@ky.gov


Northern KY Families of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Meets three times a year

For more information contact:
Mitch Dahmke, Family Support Specialist KSB
mitch.dahmke@ksb.kyschools.us
502-897-1583, ext. 221


Knott  

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Larue  

L.E.A.P. (Leading, Educating And Parenting)
A support group for parents and family members of special needs children.
Contact: Charis Kahlden, 270-862-4516, ext. 2050 or
Stacey Wells, 270-862-9199, 270-401-4214 or lakewoodleap@yahoo.com


Laurel  

Parents of Autistic Children
(Southeast Kentucky)
Mailing Address:  41 Trent Circle  London, KY 40744         
www.p4ac.com     
3rd Sunday of each Month    3:30 pm
Little Learners Education Center in London
Angie Parman (606) 682-3416   angie@p4ac.com
Joyce Steele (606) 682-2454
   jsteele912@alltel.net


Lawrence

Parents United for Support and Help (PUSH)
4th Monday of each month 5-7pm
Louisa Pathways office
Barb Worden  (606) 324-3005 
bworden@pathways-ky.org

Kentucky Partnership for Families and Children, Inc. (KPFC) is excited to announce a new series of support groups to be held across Eastern Kentucky for families of children dealing with mental health and behavioral challenges, such as:  Autism, OCD, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, and other such disorders.
Our primary focus is building a network of support and provision of resources for parents/grandparents of children birth to five. However, the information, support, and resources will most likely be beneficial to parents of children of all ages. We are also seeking parents of older children who have these challenges to come and provide information and serve as mentors to these parents. 
 We are striving to provide a variety of locations and times in order to meet everyone’s needs and time constraints.  Children welcome. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.  We will be having drawings for door prizes and everyone will be getting valuable resource information.  Meeting location and times so far are:
Lawrence Co. Public Library
Johnson Co. Public Library
For more information, please contact Amanda Prater at 349-5995, 496-7132, or amandakpfc@live.com.
If you are unable to attend but are still interested in resources available please contact KPFC through the above listed information.

Big East Families of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Meets every other month at PJ’s Pizza in South Shore, KY
For more information contact:
Mitch Dahmke, Family Support Specialist KSB
mitch.dahmke@ksb.kyschools.us
502-897-1583, ext. 221

Lee

Leslie

Letcher

Autism Support of Letcher County
1st Thursday of each Month  6:00 pm
Harry M. Caudill Public Library in Whitesburg
Childcare is provided with advance notice
Linda Collins   (606) 855-9026        hootandl@bellsouth.net 

Lewis

Autism Project of Southern Ohio
(Ohio and Northeastern Kentucky)
Last Tuesday of each Month  6:00 pm
Wendy Potts  (740) 357-2273


Big East Families of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Meets every other month at PJ’s Pizza in South Shore, KY
For more information contact:
Mitch Dahmke, Family Support Specialist KSB
mitch.dahmke@ksb.kyschools.us
502-897-1583, ext. 221


Lincoln

Danville/Boyle County Autism Parent Support Group
(Boyle, Mercer, Casey, Lincoln, Garrard Counties)
Mailing Address:  1094 Glendive Court     Danville, KY  40422
3rd Sunday of each Month  3-5:00 pm
Wilderness Trace Child Development Center
409 N. Stewart Lane in Danville
Julie DeCoteau  markdecoteau@bellsouth.net
Melissa Caudill  (859) 236-8812   
gmcbrc@bellsouth.net


Livingston

Western KY Families of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Meets three times a year in two separate locations that vary.

For more information contact:
Mitch Dahmke, Family Support Specialist KSB
mitch.dahmke@ksb.kyschools.us
502-897-1583, ext. 221

Logan

Barren River Area Autism Support Group
(Barren, Hart, Monroe, Logan, Butler, Allen, Edmonson, Simpson, Warren Counties)
4th Thursday of each Month    6:30 pm
TJ Samson Resource Center
922 Happy Valley Road    Glasgow, KY  42141

Lyon

Western KY Families of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Meets three times a year in two separate locations that vary.

For more information contact:
Mitch Dahmke, Family Support Specialist KSB
mitch.dahmke@ksb.kyschools.us
502-897-1583, ext. 221

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McCraken

Foster Parent Association
Debbie Hart

2235 Spann
Paducah KY 42001
(270) 437-4838

FEAT of Western Kentucky
www.featofwesternky.org
Contact for meeting information
Tammi Halvorson       tammih7@comcast.net

Western KY Families of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Meets three times a year in two separate locations that vary.

For more information contact:
Mitch Dahmke, Family Support Specialist KSB
mitch.dahmke@ksb.kyschools.us
502-897-1583, ext. 221


McCreary

Autism Support 4 Lake Cumberland
Donna Littrell 606-561-8282
Kelly Leigh 606-379-6222
3rd Sunday @ East Somerset Baptist Church
Somerset, KY

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Madison

Eastern Kentucky University Autism and Related
Disorders
Eastern Kentucky University                           
www.psychology.edu.edu/Autism
100 Ross Drive     Richmond, KY  40475   
Call for Meeting Schedule
Rita Brockmeyer (859) 623-6074  Myra Beth Bundy
MyraBeth.Bundy@eku.edu

Magoffin

Marion

Marshall

Western KY Families of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Meets three times a year in two separate locations that vary.

For more information contact:
Mitch Dahmke, Family Support Specialist KSB
mitch.dahmke@ksb.kyschools.us
502-897-1583, ext. 221

Martin

Big East Families of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Meets every other month at PJ’s Pizza in South Shore, KY
For more information contact:
Mitch Dahmke, Family Support Specialist KSB
mitch.dahmke@ksb.kyschools.us
502-897-1583, ext. 221

Mason

Autism Project of Southern Ohio
(Ohio and Northeastern Kentucky)
Last Tuesday of each Month  6:00 pm
Wendy Potts  (740) 357-2273


Big East Families of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Meets every other month at PJ’s Pizza in South Shore, KY
For more information contact:
Mitch Dahmke, Family Support Specialist KSB
mitch.dahmke@ksb.kyschools.us
502-897-1583, ext. 221

Meade

Menifee

Big East Families of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Meets every other month at PJ’s Pizza in South Shore, KY
For more information contact:
Mitch Dahmke, Family Support Specialist KSB
mitch.dahmke@ksb.kyschools.us
502-897-1583, ext. 221

Mercer

Danville/Boyle County Autism Parent Support Group
(Boyle, Mercer, Casey, Lincoln, Garrard Counties)
Mailing Address:  1094 Glendive Court     Danville, KY  40422
3rd Sunday of each Month  3-5:00 pm

Wilderness Trace Child Development Center
409 N. Stewart Lane in Danville
Julie DeCoteau  markdecoteau@bellsouth.net
Melissa Caudill  (859) 236-8812   
gmcbrc@bellsouth.net


Metcalfe

Monroe

Barren River Area Autism Support Group
(Barren, Hart, Monroe, Logan, Butler, Allen, Edmonson, Simpson, Warren Counties)
4th Thursday of each Month    6:30 pm

TJ Samson Resource Center
922 Happy Valley Road    Glasgow, KY  42141

Montgomery

Parent and Professional Autism Support Group in Powell County
(Wolfe, Montgomery, Clark, Powell Counties)
Mailing Address:  Powell County Middle    
770 W. College Ave.     Stanton, KY  40380
Contact for Meeting Schedule


Morgan

Big East Families of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Meets every other month at PJ’s Pizza in South Shore, KY
For more information contact:
Mitch Dahmke, Family Support Specialist KSB
mitch.dahmke@ksb.kyschools.us
502-897-1583, ext. 221

Muhlenberg

Western KY Families of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Meets three times a year in two separate locations that vary.

For more information contact:
Mitch Dahmke, Family Support Specialist KSB
mitch.dahmke@ksb.kyschools.us
502-897-1583, ext. 221

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Nelson

Advocates For Autism Awareness
Charla Dewitt
4th Tuesday of month at
215 W. Beal Street
Bardstown, KY
(502)349-0214


Bardstown Grandparent Support Group
Lynne Potter
Interim Family Resource Coordinator
Nelson County Family Resource & Youth Services Center
Bardstown, KY
502-340-7006


Nicholas

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Ohio

F.A.I.T.H. (Families And Individuals Teaching Hope)
2nd Wednesday of the month 12-1
River Valley Behavioral Health Office Beaver Dam
Beaver Dam, KY
Contact: Michelle Hickman 270-689-6634


Oldham

Northern KY Families of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Meets three times a year

For more information contact:
Mitch Dahmke, Family Support Specialist KSB
mitch.dahmke@ksb.kyschools.us
502-897-1583, ext. 221

Owen

Northern KY Families of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Meets three times a year

For more information contact:
Mitch Dahmke, Family Support Specialist KSB
mitch.dahmke@ksb.kyschools.us
502-897-1583, ext. 221

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Pendleton

Northern KY Families of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Meets three times a year
 
For more information contact:
Mitch Dahmke, Family Support Specialist KSB
mitch.dahmke@ksb.kyschools.us
502-897-1583, ext. 221

Perry

Autism Support Group of Perry County
3rd Monday of each month 6pm
KY River Community Care office in Hazard
Russ or Kim Baker 606-436-0761 baker_russell@hotmail.com


Pike

East KY Autism Support Group
1st Tuesday of the month 7pm
First Presbyterian Church
508 Cedar Creek Road
Pikeville,  KY
(meeting in the Fellowship Hall-
enter through back entrance between 2 playgrounds)
Katrina Justice 606-432-9367
Becky Harrell 606-437-0066

Powell

Parent and Professional Autism Support Group in Powell County
(Wolfe, Montgomery, Clark, Powell Counties)
Mailing Address:  Powell County Middle    
770 W. College Ave.     Stanton, KY  40380
Contact for Meeting Schedule

Pulaski

Autism Support for Lake Cumberland
3rd Tuesday of the month 6-8pm
First Christian Church
HWY 39 in Somerset, KY
Donna Littrell (606) 561-8282  awareness4autism@gmail.com
Julie Price  (606) 274-0188      
kytprice1@windstream.net

 


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Robertson

Big East Families of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Meets every other month at PJ’s Pizza in South Shore, KY
For more information contact:
Mitch Dahmke, Family Support Specialist KSB
mitch.dahmke@ksb.kyschools.us
502-897-1583, ext. 221

Rockcastle

Rowan

NMSS Support Group
Judy Buelterman
St. Claire Medical Center,
cafeteria D
Morehead KY 40351
(606) 784-8044

Big East Families of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Meets every other month at PJ’s Pizza in South Shore, KY
For more information contact:
Mitch Dahmke, Family Support Specialist KSB
mitch.dahmke@ksb.kyschools.us
502-897-1583, ext. 221

Russell

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Scott

Living with Autism in Kentucky Inc.
E-mail: LWAKY@BELLSOUTH.NET
Website: www.LWA-KY.ORG  

The Arc of Central  Kentucky
contact person:    
Richard Covert, President
624 Dardanelles Drive
Lexington, Ky 40503
telephone 859 278 2233
e-mail covertrp@insightbb.com
The Arc of Central Kentucky meets quarterly on the third Monday of the months of February, May, August, and November,  at 7:15 pm.  The programs are designed to provide information of value to persons who have  family members with developmental and intellectual disabilities, including those whose family members are adults. The Arc of Central Kentucky is affiliated with The Arc of Kentucky and the Arc US.


Shelby

Autism Support Group of Shelbyville
3rd Thursday of each Month    7:00 pm
Kid Therapy Clinic
1900 Midland Trail in Shelbyville
Renea Sageser  (502) 633-1007       
rena@kidtherapy.org

Northern KY Families of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Meets three times a year

For more information contact:
Mitch Dahmke, Family Support Specialist KSB
mitch.dahmke@ksb.kyschools.us
502-897-1583, ext. 221

Simpson

Barren River Area Autism Support Group
(Barren, Hart, Monroe, Logan, Butler, Allen, Edmonson, Simpson, Warren Counties)
4th Thursday of each Month    6:30 pm
TJ Samson Resource Center
922 Happy Valley Road    Glasgow, KY  42141

Spencer

Northern KY Families of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Meets three times a year
 
For more information contact:
Mitch Dahmke, Family Support Specialist KSB
mitch.dahmke@ksb.kyschools.us
502-897-1583, ext. 221

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Taylor

P.U.N.C.H
Parent's understanding needs of Children
Third Thursday of each Month
12:30pm to 1:30pm Eastern Time
Extension Office
1143 S. Columbia Ave.
Campbellsville, Ky 42718
Parents Discussion and Guest Speakers
Contact Vickie at 270-849-5206

Todd

Trigg

Western KY Families of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Meets three times a year in two separate locations that vary.

For more information contact:
Mitch Dahmke, Family Support Specialist KSB
mitch.dahmke@ksb.kyschools.us
502-897-1583, ext. 221

Trimble

Northern KY Families of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Meets three times a year

For more information contact:
Mitch Dahmke, Family Support Specialist KSB
mitch.dahmke@ksb.kyschools.us
502-897-1583, ext. 221

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Union

Autism Support Group
1st Tuesday of each Month
Chi Rho Health and Wellness Center
in Morganfield  270-389-9696
Laura Ervin   lervin9@gmail.com 
270-333-2305 home     270-997-0223 cell

Contact facilitator meeting date subject to change 


Western KY Families of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Meets three times a year in two separate locations that vary.

For more information contact:
Mitch Dahmke, Family Support Specialist KSB
mitch.dahmke@ksb.kyschools.us
502-897-1583, ext. 221

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Warren

Bowling Green Autism Asperger’s Support Group
For information on meetings, contact:
Karen Thomas (270) 781-2118                       
karenmthomas@bellsouth.net 

Down Syndrome of South Central Kentucky
PO Box 1611
Bowling Green, KY  42102-1611
contact:  Gwen Bramblett   
(270) 796-3900
gwenbramblett@yahoo.com


Washington

Washington County Autism Support Group
4th Thursday of each Month   6-8:00 pm
Temple Baptist Church   310 Maplewood Avenue in Springfield
Katie Essex  (859) 336-0059         kentuckylady@bellsouth.net 

Wayne

Autism Support 4 Lake Cumberland
Donna Littrell 606-561-8282
Kelly Leigh 606-379-6222
3rd Sunday @ East Somerset Baptist Church
Somerset, KY

Webster

F.A.I.T.H. (Families And Individuals Teaching Hope)
1st Tuesday of the month 12-1
River Valley Behavioral Health Office
Providence, KY
Contact: Michelle Hickman 270-689-6634


Western KY Families of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Meets three times a year in two separate locations that vary.

For more information contact:
Mitch Dahmke, Family Support Specialist KSB
mitch.dahmke@ksb.kyschools.us
502-897-1583, ext. 221

Whitley

Wolfe

Parent and Professional Autism Support Group in Powell County
(Wolfe, Montgomery, Clark, Powell Counties)
Mailing Address:  Powell County Middle    
770 W. College Ave.     Stanton, KY  40380
Contact for Meeting Schedule


Woodford

The Arc of Central  Kentucky
contact person:    
Richard Covert, President
624 Dardanelles Drive
Lexington, Ky 40503
telephone 859 278 2233
e-mail covertrp@insightbb.com
The Arc of Central Kentucky meets quarterly on the third Monday of the months of February, May, August, and November,  at 7:15 pm.  The programs are designed to provide information of value to persons who have  family members with developmental and intellectual disabilities, including those whose family members are adults. The Arc of Central Kentucky is affiliated with The Arc of Kentucky and the Arc US.


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