Kentucky Autism Training Center

What is Autism?

Duration: 1 hour

Registration cost: FREE

Intended Audience

Families, caregivers and professionals who work with individuals affected by autism spectrum disorder.

About the Webinar

The CDC also reports autism is the fastest-growing developmental disability affecting 1 in 68 children born in the United States. There are no cures for autism, however there are strategies to support development. Children do not 'outgrow' autism, but studies show that early diagnosis and intervention lead to significantly improved outcomes.



Learning Objectives:


  • Participants will learn what is autism?
  • Participants will learn how to define characteristics (i.e. Communication, Social and Restrictive or repetitive behaviors)
  • Participants will learn what some of the characteristics look like in children with autism (i.e. behaviors)



Additional resources and handouts included:

  • Treatment and Intervention Service Providers
  • Kentucky Family Guide
  • KY Support Groups
  • National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • AIM (Autism Internet Modules)
  • Webinar handout


**After you register you will receive an email confirmation with details on how to access the recorded webinar and handouts. If you do not receive the email confirmation please email or call the contact below.

Training Facilitator

Laura Ferguson, M.Ed., BCBA 

Laura Ferguson received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Louisville. During her undergraduate years she began working in homes providing one on one therapy to children with Autism. She then went on to get her Master’s in Education with an emphasis in Autism from the University of Louisville and continued to work in homes providing therapy, training staff, and consulting with families. In 2010, Laura became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). After receiving her BCBA she moved to New York to work as an instructor at the Carbone Clinic. At the Kentucky Autism Training Center Laura provided direct training and technical assistance to education staff, social and community personnel, counselors, job coaches and families.


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About KATC

The mission of the Kentucky Autism Training Center is to strengthen our state's systems of support for persons affected by autism by bridging research to practice and by providing training and resources to families and professionals. KATC is committed to improving the quality of life for those affected by ASD.

Questions?? Contact

KY Autism Training Center Staff