Autism Service Providers

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Applied Behavioral Advancements, LLC

ABA, LLC is committed to providing the highest quality behavioral services and related therapies.

They provide: Functional Behavior Assessments, Behavior Support Plan Development, Training for Caregivers, Monitoring of Implemented Plans, Early Intervention Services (Autism), In Home Behavior Therapy, MR/DD Crisis Services.

Applied Behavioral Advancements, LLC


Located in Somerset and Louisville, KY
www.aba-llc.com

Associates in Pediatric Therapy

We are a new but rapidly growing therapy center offering speech, OT, PT, psychology, audiology, marital and family therapy and a multi-sensory learning center. We accept many types of insurance and are a Michelle P provider. Many of our therapists also do First Steps work in addition to their work with APT. We serve patients at our main office in Shelbyville, The Luci Center, All About Kids, Carriage House Preschool (current students only), and will be partnering with Down Syndrome of Louisville and SIGS Sportsplex in New Albany in the coming weeks to serve patients at additional locations.

1900 Midland Trail
Suite 1 & 2
Shelbyville, KY 40065
(502) 633-1007
www.kidtherapy.org

Autism Society of Kentuckiana (A.S.K.)

The Autism Society of Kentuckiana (A.S.K.) holds support and informational meetings for parents on the second Saturday of every month from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Kentucky School for the Blind.

  • Rebecca Thompson
    Kentucky Resident Contact
    (502) 263-5708
  • Vonya Gresham
    Indiana Resident Contact
    (812) 923-1129

1867 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY 40206
www.ask-lou.org

P.O. Box 21895
Louisville, KY 40221
[email protected]

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Bingham Clinic

Serving the Greater Louisville area since 1913, the Bingham Clinic is a non-profit organization committed to quality care for emotionally disturbed children and their families. Thorough evaluation and care diagnosis are the hallmarks of our care. Individualized treatment plans are developed in a variety of therapeutic settings depending upon the special needs of each child and family. Our highly skilled staff, composed of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, and expressive therapists provide care for the outpatient, inpatient and partial hospitalization (day treatment) services. For many children and adolescents who experience difficulties in learning that affect their school performance, psychological assessment is desirable. These services also are available at the Bingham Child Guidance Center.


200 East Chestnut Street
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 852-6941
www.uoflphysicians.com/bingham-clinic

Bluegrass Center for Autism

Bluegrass Center for Autism offers a unique learning enviroment where the child/instructor ratio is 1:1. BCA specializes exclusively in teachin children with autism and developmental disabilities. They are commited to giving kids and young adults a brighter future. BCA’s mission is to provide children with autism the ability to communicate with the world around thema dn to ensure they have the skills they need to be independent in adulthood adn thrive within their communities. Children may attend BCA beginning at the age of 4 and continue until they are 21.

  • Kosair Charities East Campus
    9810 Bluegrass Parkway
    Louisville, KY 40299
    (502) 473-7219

  • Mid City Campus
    1250 Bardstown Rd
    Louisville, KY 40204
    (502) 409-9548

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Carriage House Educational Services and Preschool

Carriage House Educational Services & Preschool is owned and operated by the Kentucky Center for Special Children’s Services, Inc. In 2003, Carriage House collaborated with FEAT (Families for Effective Autism Treatment) of Louisville to extend the traditional preschool program to provide a specialized, intensive program for children with autism and other developmental disabilities. The Endeavor Program is geared toward serving the unique educational needs of these children. Today, Carriage House Educational Services & Preschool continues to provide quality services to individuals, families, organizations and educational facilities through our trained and experienced staff.

13101 Eastpoint Park Blvd.
Louisville, KY 40223
(502) 253-1293
www.carriagehouseps.org

Children’s Therapy Center

Our mission is to offer high-quality therapy services provided by well-trained, experienced therapists. As part of this mission, we offer resources, education, and support to parents and families. Services include OT, Speech Therapy, Free screening from birth to age 7, Sensory Integration Treatment, Handwriting Without Tears, Therapeutic Listening, Neuro-Development Treatment, and Interactive Metronome.

11802 Brinley Ave
Suite 100
Louisville, KY 40243
(502) 244-1210
www.childrenstherapy.org

Council on Developmental Disabilities

The Council on Developmental Disabilities, a private non-profit association of families and friends of persons with mental retardation, has been advocating for persons with mental retardation in Jefferson County since 1952. The Council is a member agency of Metro United Way. Additional funding sources include: private, state, and federal grants; self-generated and program fees; foundation gifts and grants; and donations from the general public. Please contact us for any assistance concerning your family issues around disabilities.


1151 S. Fourth St.
Louisville, KY 40203
(502) 584-1239
www.councilondd.org

Creative Family Counseling

Creative Family Counseling is the private practice of Lacey Ryan, LMFT, who provides counseling services to children, adolescents and their families. Lacey utilizes both play and art therapy techniques with young clients, which allows them to express themselves in developmentally appropriate ways. Something else unique to the therapeutic experience at CFC is Lola the Great Dane. She and Lacey are a Certified Pet Therapy team. She offers a calm and quiet presence to clients at CFC. Lacey treats a variety of issues, such as behavioral problems, mood issues, anxiety, adjustment from family changes, or the effects of a traumatic experience. She is also very passionate about working with neuro-typical children who are siblings to those with ASD and other special needs.



Lacey Ryan, LMFT
2950 Breckenridge Ln, Ste 10A
Louisville, KY 40220
(502) 709-0410
www.creativefamilycounseling.org

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Dreams with Wings

Dreams With Wings is a Louisville non-profit that provides quality community-based residential housing and support services to individuals with mental retardation, developmental disabilities and autism. It is our mission to empower these individuals as they recognize their strengths, contribute to their community and pursue their dreams. Our services include community based residential housing, therapies, continuing life skills training, job coaching and placement, inclusive day programs and leisure outreach.

1579 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY 40205
(502) 459-4647
www.dreamswithwings.org

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Green Hill Therapy

Green Hill Therapy provides comprehensive therapy including the healing power of the horse to optimize independence and maximize the quality of life for children with special needs. We provide both clinical physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy in conjunction with horses via the tools of hippotherapy and therapeutic riding.

1410 Long Run Road
Louisville, KY 40245
(502) 244-8011
www.greenhilltherapy.org

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Hardin Memorial Hospital Therapy and Sports Medicine Center

Our team of highly trained therapists are dedicated to providing integrative care to a diverse population of children who have a wide range of physical, behavioral and cognitive limitations. Our mission is to create opportunities for children to master developmental tasks, increase performance capacity, and achieve greater functional skills and independence in their home, school, and community.

Through demonstrated excellence in clinical and school-based practice, our goal is to provide quality services that include, but are not limited to:

  • Evaluation and provision of treatment in collaboration with the child, family, or other relevant individuals. Physical, occupational and speech therapy services include assessment by means of skilled and functional observations via the administration and careful interpretation of formal (standardized) and informal (non-standardized) tests and measurements.
  • Developing, enhancing, maintaining or reestablishing sensory, gross/fine motor, perceptual, and self-regulatory skills.
  • Interventions directed toward developing, enhancing, maintaining or reestablishing daily living skills, including play or leisure skills, self-help skills, and pre-vocational skills.
  • Education of the child, family or other relevant individuals involved in the child’s daily life.

Ring Road Medical Plaza
(Corner of Rineyville Road and Ring Road)
1111 Ring Road
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
(270) 706-5100
www.hmh.net

Click Here for a brochure about speech therapy

Home and Community Based (HCB) Waiver Program

The Home and Community Based (HCB) Waiver program provides services and support to aged individuals or children and adults with disabilities, to enable them to remain in or return to their home.Home health agencies in Louisville offering case management for the waiver program are:

  • Caretenders
    Connie Renfrow, RN
    Waiver Manager
    (502) 458-1727

  • ResCare
    Kacey Rusk
    Waiver Manager
    (502) 423-4336

Home of the Innocents

Home of the Innocents has expanded services to include children and families dealing with autism. Our goal is to not only address behaviors and skill deficits, but to also help facilitate healthy, cohesive, thriving families who have learned to accept, love, and understand the autistic child. Our extensively trained staff uses behavioral intervention, family support/counseling, parent education, sibling psycho-education, communication facilitation, and a number of other behavioral, psychodynamic and family systems techniques to work with these families. There is also specialization in Outpatient Speech Therapy and Outpatient Occupational Therapy.

1100 East Market Street
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 596-1070
(502) 596-1000
www.homeoftheinnocents.org

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iABA

i-ABA provides comprehensive Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)  services in Southern Indiana and Louisville Kentucky for children ages 2-12
i-ABA has a BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst)  working directly with every individual to closely monitor teaching procedures and progress.
Our staff have years of experience working directly with individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders across a range of ages and skill levels.
We are in network with many insurance companies, and are eligible for in network status with many other companies.

 3211 Grant Line Road, Suite 15
New Albany, IN 47150
(502) 417-9830
www.i-aba.com

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Kentuckiana Children’s Center (KCC)

KCC provides quality chiropractic health care to children with special needs regardless of their ability to pay for those services. Other services offered include cranial sacral therapy, movement therapy, art therapy and nutritional counseling including the GFCF diet.

1810 Brownsboro Road, Louisville, KY 40206

(502) 366-5658
www.kentuckiana.org

KY Autism Training Center (KATC)

The mission of the Kentucky Autism Training Center is to enhance supports for persons with autism by providing information and technical assistance to families and service providers across Kentucky. The KATC provides school-based consultations, family technical assistance, and training activities for promoting the early identification of autism in young children.

KATC, University of Louisville Autism Center at Kosair Charities
1405 E. Burnett Street
Louisville, KY 40217
(502) 852-4631
800-334-8635 ext. 852-4631
www.louisville.edu/education/kyautismtraining

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Louisville Music Therapy

Louisville Music Therapy strives to provide the highest quality music therapy services to those in the Louisville area. Through the use of music, a variety of goals can be addressed. These can include social, communication, motor, and sensory goals. Sessions are provided in homes and through partnering organizations. Contact us to set up an appointment or to find out about current groups.

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Mariposa Place

Mariposa Place is an SCL-licensed ADT located in the heart of Louisville’s art community. This unique and exciting program provides life-enhancing services to individuals with mental retardation and developmental disabilities. We offer an innovative “Arts Focused” program that integrates individual choice and need with supportive community-based opportunities. Our program provides the opportunity for individuals to experience the creative arts, such as visual arts, music, movement, theater, and poetry.


Erin Davis
Executive Director
2007 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 896-8147
www.princecaregroup.com

Meaningful Day Services

ABA therapy services for children and adolescents with disabilities in Southern Indiana. Meaningful Day Services provides an ABA program that is designed specifically for your child utilizing a three tier system that includes academics, essential skills and natural environment training.


700 Missouri Ave.
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
(812) 288-4688
www.meaningfuldays.com

Minds-in-Motion Center for Vestibular Integration

At the Minds-in-Motion Center for Vestibular Integration, we provide an array of services to children who are struggling, as well as those who are performing well, yet want to maximize their full potential. From individual screenings to school consultations, to pre-school and school-aged classes, to professional trainings, our staff is eager to help remove obstacles that prevent children from achieving academic success and personal confidence.


3600 Chamberlain Lane
Suite 138
Louisville, KY 40241
(502) 384-3866
www.mimlearning.com

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Our Lady of Peace

Inpatient acute and extended care hospitalizationThe Innovations Program provides intensive psychiatric and behavioral treatment for children and adolescents with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities that include Autism Spectrum Disorders, Traumatic Brain Injury, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome as well as many other diagnoses. Participants attend Peace Academy, a fully accredited JCPS school. The focus of treatment is to decrease challenging behaviors through function based behavioral interventions designed to teach and reinforce more appropriate social and communication skills. Patients in this program have the opportunity to receive individualized Behavior Analytic, Occupational Therapy, and Speech and Language services. In addition, patients may participate in our on-campus Hippotherapy and Equine therapy program.

Kim Dwyer-Moore
MS, BCBA
[email protected]
(502) 479-4409
kentuckyonehealth.org/our-lady-of-peace

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Paradigm Canine Co.

We train therapy and service dogs. Our therapy dogs work in nursing homes, schools, libraries and other areas in which the participants benefit form canine care. Our service dogs include: Autism, mobility, diabetic alert and PTSD or other anxiety disorders.

We are trainer members of the International Assoc. of Assistance Dog Partners, an evaluator for the AKC Canine Good Citizen test and the Kentucky Field Trainer for Paws With A Cause.

Chris Cannon
Owner/operator/trainer
[email protected]
(502) 309-4364
http://www.paradigmcanineco.com/

Parent Outreach

The Parent Outreach Program is conducted by The Council on Developmental Disabilities. The staff of Parent Outreach Program offers a series on planning for the future for your child through the life span.

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Seven Counties

Seven Counties Services, Inc. is a private, non-profit corporation that provides planning, prevention, treatment and support services in the areas of mental health, alcohol and drug use and abuse, and mental retardation and other developmental disabilities. It serves children of all ages, adults and older adults, most through community-based (outpatient) services. It serves Jefferson, Henry, Bullitt, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble counties in Kentucky.


(502) 589-1100
1-800-264-8799
www.sevencounties.org

Square One

Square One provides comprehensive developmental evaluation for children and adolescents, including diagnosis, treatment options and resource guidance. Our goal is to support families and to help develop realistic options.


6440 Dutchmans Parkway
Louisville, KY 40205
(502) 896-2606
www.squareonemd.com

Systematic Treatment of Autism and Related Disorders

STAR is an intervention program developed specifically for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and their families. STAR is a program within the Weisskopf Child Evaluation Center (WCEC), a division of the University of Louisville School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics. The primary goals of STAR are to: empower families by sharing knowledge and enhancing skills, provide a range of clinical services based on best practices, conduct individualized treatment evaluations using a collaborative approach to intervention planning and conduct research.


STAR Program
University of Louisville Autism Center at Kosair Charities
1405 E. Burnett Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40217
(502) 852-3797
www.louisville.edu/autism

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Therapeutic Riding Association of Louisville (TRAIL)

TRAIL, owned and operated by Nathalie Green, has a wide variety of documented benefits for special needs individuals, including stimulation of deep muscles. It also improves balance and coordination, hand-eye coordination, emotional control and patience. Our Therapeutic program is offered year round. Lessons are scheduled individually.



4090 Webb Road
Simpsonville, KY 40067
(502) 876-7844
www.facebook.com/TRAILKY

TheraPlace Learning Center

TheraPLACE is a comprehensive learning center providing occupational and speech therapy services to children, young adults, families, and various types of facilities in Louisville, Kentucky and surrounding areas. At TheraPLACE, we strive to help children and young adults PLAY, LIVE, and COMMUNICATE effectively. We provide individualized, family-oriented, research-supported therapy services aimed at helping clients and families reach their maximum potentials.


4111 Oechsli Ave
Louisville, KY 40207
(502) 893-1380
www.theraplacelearning.com

Transformations: Hope for Today’s Families

Transformations is an association of Kentucky mental health professionals who share the common goal of providing emotional, social, mental, and spiritual support to at-risk children and their families. Transformations accepts referrals from individuals, social service professionals, and agencies to provide IMPACT Plus services funded by Kentucky Medicaid to eligible children with complex behavioral healthcare needs.


4010 Dupont Circle
Louisville, KY 40207
(502) 744-3194
www.transformationsllc.net

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UofL Music Therapy

At the UofL MTC they provide cutting edge research based music therapy thechniques for all ages to address: joint attention, social communication, sensory regulation and they provide a thriving adaptive lessons program! All ages are served here and we currently only accept private pay. They do operate using the National Sliding Fee Scale for discounts based o income of family to make service affordable.


Adrienne Steiner
University of Louisville – School of Music
Louisville, KY 40292
(502) 852-2122
www.louisville.edu

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Verbal Behavior Consulting, Inc.

Verbal Behavior Consulting is led by Amanda Ralston, BCABA, offering client-centered behavioral solutions and specializing in treatment for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, language delays, and other developmental disabilities. Providing services through Board Certified Behavior Analysts, VBC offers experience, training, and expertise in working with children with language delays and problem behavior.

Verbal Behavior Consulting, Inc. provides in-home and site-based consultation to families, schools, and agencies regarding techniques and procedures guided by the science of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Verbal Behavior literature.


P.O. Box 216
Lexington, KY 40588
(859) 899-9200
RalstonBCABA @aol.com
www.verbalbehaviorconsulting.com

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Weisskopf Child Evaluation Center

The Weisskopf Child Evaluation Center (WCEC) in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Louisville is a unique tertiary center that provides center-based and outreach diagnostic evaluations and treatment to infants and children with, or at risk for, developmental disabilities, congenital anomalies, genetic disorders, autism, organic behavior disorders (ADHD) and learning disabilities, as well as genetic counseling to adults. State-of-the-art treatment programs serve children and adolescents with autism and infants and children with feeding disorders. Comprehensive care of children with inborn errors of metabolism is provided through medical and dietary management and enzyme infusion. WCEC staff actively participates in the training of professionals involved in the care of these individuals and is involved in clinical research in both developmental/behavioral pediatrics and genetics. It maintains national, state and local prominence through its many unique programs.


University of Louisville
571 South Floyd Street
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 852-5331
www.uoflphysicians.com/weisskopf-center