Your First Steps

My child has been diagnosed with ASD. What do I do now?

Your first steps after receiving an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis

Call our local Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services (BDDS) office to have your child (if under the age of 18) placed on the waitlist for the Family Supports Waiver.

The office will conduct an interview with you to ensure your child meets the eligibility requirements.

Call or apply online with the options below.

Determine the best service provider for your family, which may include financial capability or insurance coverage.

Easterseals Rehabilitation Center
OT, PT, or Speech Services.
A referral from your child’s pediatrician or primary doctor will be needed to begin the process.

Center for Pediatric Therapy
OT, PT, or Speech Services.
A referral from your child’s pediatrician or primary doctor will be needed to begin the process.

Evolve Pediatrics
OT, Speech Services, or Social Skills Groups.

Take some time to determine if ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) therapy is the best route for your family. If so, choose a center for your family that meets your child’s needs.

ABA Centers

Hopebridge

Little Star

Circle City

Other Resources

Integrative Music Therapy

Healing Reins of Kentucky, Inc.

The Color Wheel

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