We are FEAT of Louisville.

Families for Effective Autism Treatment (FEAT) of Louisville is a non-profit organization that actively supports and funds autism programs for the entire family. Created for families by families, FEAT of Louisville is dedicated to easing the autism journey through ongoing support, education and programs.


FEAT was founded in December 1999 by a small group of parents searching for answers to their children's complex medical problems and educational needs. We are now a dynamic group of families in the Kentuckiana area with a growing membership.

Executive Director

Deborah Morton

Deborah has earned a BA in Business Administration from Sullivan University and a Master’s Degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. After many years in the for-profit arena in sales and call center management, Deborah began working for FEAT of Louisville in 2007 as she helped to organize membership correspondence, strategize fundraising efforts and implement their social media/marketing efforts. Little did she know at the time but a deep seeded passion would develop in her for the autism community and the many families facing this journey. In 2014, she was officially named FEAT’s Director of Marketing, working hard to brand the FEAT name and mission within the Kentuckiana area. “It’s been our desire to work to make FEAT of Louisville a ‘household word’ as we strive to share with our community how FEAT can help those who are on the journey with autism. Whether it’s for education, community outreach, advocacy, training or just as a friend, FEAT is here for the family, that is why we exist.”

Deborah is excited about what the future holds for FEAT of Louisville. “Many are just now receiving their first diagnosis, but so many more are now in their late teens and early twenty’s. FEAT wants to advocate for the ‘whole’ family. We can be the conduit from the initial needs of a child being diagnosed to the planning stages for the future. I am honored to have been chosen to serve as the Executive Director of FEAT of Louisville and I look forward to working with such a dedicated and talented team as we continue to provide for families.”

In her free time, you can find Deborah involved in any activity that takes you outside, including archery and hiking. Deborah is married with two children, which helps her in balancing life. Her entire family has been serving with Deborah as volunteers since the beginning and look forward to helping in even greater ways with this new appointment.

Community Co-ordinator

Monica Cooper

My name is Monica Cooper. I am a mom of three boys, Isaac, Ian and Elijah. Isaac and Ian both have Autism. When we received the first diagnosis over 8 years ago my husband and I were not sure what to do or where to go for help. A friend told us about FEAT and the programs and support that they offered. We immediately decided to get involved. At first this was a slow process for us because we were still trying to navigate and wrap our minds around what Autism was. Two short years later our next son would receive the same diagnosis. This hit us pretty hard and we soon discovered we needed to get off of our “island” and needed to surround ourselves with other families just like us that were all on the same journey. FEAT allowed us to take our children swimming, to the Science Center to the park and even participate in our local ST. Patty’s Day Parade in a fun, yet safe environment. My children have been able to go out into the community and feel loved and accepted by other families. FEAT has not only given my family a sense of belonging, but it has ignited a passion within me to help bring others families that have children with Autism together. The families that are a part of FEAT have become an extended family to me. I want give families the same HOPE, that was given to me.


Deborah has earned a BA in Business Administration from Sullivan University and a Master’s Degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. After many years in the for-profit arena in sales and call center management, Deborah began working for FEAT of Louisville in 2007 as she helped to organize membership correspondence, strategize fundraising efforts and implement their social media/marketing efforts. Little did she know at the time but a deep seeded passion would develop in her for the autism community and the many families facing this journey. In 2014, she was officially named FEAT’s Director of Marketing, working hard to brand the FEAT name and mission within the Kentuckiana area. “It’s been our desire to work to make FEAT of Louisville a ‘household word’ as we strive to share with our community how FEAT can help those who are on the journey with autism. Whether it’s for education, community outreach, advocacy, training or just as a friend, FEAT is here for the family, that is why we exist.”

Deborah is excited about what the future holds for FEAT of Louisville. “Many are just now receiving their first diagnosis, but so many more are now in their late teens and early twenty’s. FEAT wants to advocate for the ‘whole’ family. We can be the conduit from the initial needs of a child being diagnosed to the planning stages for the future. I am honored to have been chosen to serve as the Executive Director of FEAT of Louisville and I look forward to working with such a dedicated and talented team as we continue to provide for families.”

In her free time, you can find Deborah involved in any activity that takes you outside, including archery and hiking. Deborah is married with two children, which helps her in balancing life. Her entire family has been serving with Deborah as volunteers since the beginning and look forward to helping in even greater ways with this new appointment.

Board of Directors

Jeff Gregory

Board Chair
Ramsey Quantitive Systems, Inc


Sandra Abale

Vice Chair
Brown Forman


Joann Jolgren

Secretary
Parent Representative


Jennifer Adams-Tucker

Humana Healthcare Services, Inc.

Debra Barmore

PricewaterhouseCoopers
Retired

Elizabeth Braun

Brown-Forman Corporation

David Cosby, Jr.

LG&E and KU Energy


Luke Hancock

Clearpath Financial of Raymond James


Frankie Hilbert

State Farm Insurance


Jon Musick

Appriss, Inc

Henrietta Pepper

the pepper group, ltd.

Janet Pope

Parent Representative

Sam Stewart

Frazier History Museum


Stacy Trinkle, M.D.

Iroquois Medical Center


Lynn Watson

Seiller Waterman LLC

More about us.

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Annual Report
Click below to view our 2015 Annual Report!

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IRS 990
Click below to view the IRS 990 Document for FEAT of Louisville in 2014.

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