Parent Support Groups

LDA - The Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, Inc.
Parent Support Group for Parents of Children with Learning Differences

Third Thursday of Every Month - 7pm
LDA Office
Goldsmith Office Center
2210 Goldsmith Lane #118
Louisville,  KY

Dream Catchers
Portland Parent Support Group
Neighborhood House
201 N 25th Street
Louisville,  KY
facilitated by Parent Outreach & FIND programs of The Council
Call Susan Lawerence 502-584-1239 or
E-mail at
Jefferson County
Exceptional Parent Connection
A monthly group for families with special needs.
Meet the 3rd Tuesday of the month.
Contact: Pam Mattox at
Rowan County
Family  Voices                                                                                                   
Bridges Project clay Co Middle School                                                           
Manchester, KY. 40962
(606) 598-0796                                                                                         
Clay County                                                                                                 
Dena Gasner
3233 Laurel Oak Court
Edgewood KY 41017
Covington County
Foundation for Prader-Willi Syndrome
819 Creekvalley Road
Louisville, KY 40243 (502)235-3362
E-mail:  Website:
Jefferson County
Foster Parent Association
Debbie Hart
2235 Spann
Paducah KY 42001
(270) 437-4838
McCracken County
H.O.P.E. for Special Needs Kids
Carissa Lewis
901 Powell Lane Apt. 1
Flatwoods, KY 41139
(606) 833-9580
Serving Greenup, Boyd, Lawrence, Carter, and Elliott Counties
Hopkins County Autism Support Group
Vickie Renn
689 Westside Avenue
Madisonville KY 42431
(270) 825-9067
Hopkins County
Denise Simpson
7 Counties Services, Inc.
914 E. Broadway, 3rd Fl.
Louisville KY 40204
(502) 589-8085
Jefferson County
Key Kids of Empowered Parents
Linda Stacey
103 Mallard Point
Willisburg KY 40078
(606) 375-2884
Washington County
KY Impact Parent Support
Melissa Lalisgrtg
110 N. Franklin St. #A
Glasgow KY 42141
(270) 651-0344
Barren County

Advocates For Autism Awareness
Charla Dewitt
1012 Cliffwood Drive
Bardstown,KY. 40004
Nelson County
Autism Society of the Bluegrass
Melanie Tyner-Wilson
Lexington, KY
Fayette County
ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)
Morganfield, KY
Laura Ervin at 270-333-2305
or 270-997-0223
Union County
Autism Support Group
Stacy Moore
Hearn Elementary
300 Copperleaf Blvd.
Frankfort KY 40601
(502) 352-2425
Franklin County
Autism Support Group of Eastern KY
Scarlet King
11302 Route 979
Teaberry KY 41660
(606) 587-1976
Floyd County
Butler County Autism
Spectrum Disorder Awareness and Support Group
Angie Burden @ 526-9046
Butler County
Meeting 1 time a year
Kathy Cordle
11608 Towler Lane
Ashland KY 41102
(606) 928-0117
Boyd County
Down Syndrome Association of Central Kentucky (DSACK)
315 Curtin Drive
Lexington, KY 40503
Karen Boudreaux - (859) 219-3404 or
Meg Steinman - (859) 276-5518
Fayette County
Down Syndrome of South Central Kentucky
PO Box 1611
Bowling Green, KY  42102-1611
contact:  Gwen Bramblett   
(270) 796-3900
Warren County

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
Hardin, Grayson and Larue counties

Lexington Friends
A support group and social network for parents of shy or socially withdrawn children, with or without disabilities. This group promotes structured playdates to help our kids build friendships, gain confidence and learn social skills. Contact: Jocelyn Mini 859-971-0460
Fayette County
Mother of Special Children of Northern KY
Colleen Bracke
15024 Decoursey Pike
Morning View,  KY  41063
(859) 356-8499
Kenton County
NMSS Support Group
Judy Buelterman
St. Claire Medical Center,
cafeteria D
Morehead KY 40351
(606) 784-8044
Rowan County
NMSS Support Group
Larry Perkins
Pitt Academy
4601 Poplar Level Road
Louisville KY 40218
(502) 459-8678
Jefferson County
Owensboro Area Autism Support System
Meets the third Thursday of each month at 6PM
River Valley Behavioral Health
1000 Industrial Drive
Owensboro, KY  42301
Contact:  Tisha Ziemer
Daviess County
United In PKU
Support group for people with Phenylketonuria (PKU) and those who care for them.
Open to anyone anywhere.
Stephanie Faircloth
meeting place "The Mustard Seed"
located 206 North Drive  
The contact  Bobbie Bradley, Secretary,  (270) 885-5889 
Pres. James Williams (270) 886-7030,
Vice Pres. Carol McAskill (270) 886-5481   
Treasurer:  Debbie Dunn (270) 885-5338
Our meetings are second Tues. of each month at 7 pm. 
Christian County
Parent Outreach
April Duval
1146 South 3rd Street
Louisville KY 40203
(502) 584-1239
Jefferson County
Parents and Caregivers of
Children with Autism
Colleen Hayes
King's Daughters Medical Ctr.
Lexington Avenue
Ashland KY 41230
(606) 673-1448
Boyd County
Pikeville Area Support Group forming
Group will meet 1st Tuesday of the month from 7 to 8 at the Pikeville
Medical Center and the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 7-8 at the
Highlands Regional Medical Center.
For more information contact Scarlett King at
Pike County
Portland Concerned Parents
Pam Gaugaty
Byck Elementary
Louisville KY 40212
(502) 485-8221
Jefferson County
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
Taylor County
Purchase Area Chapter of the Autism Society
Tonje Walter
PO BOX 8462
Paducah KY 42002
(502) 554-6643
McCracken County
P.U.S.H (Parents United for Support and Help)
of Boyd county
Contact person is Barb Worden
(Family Liaison) (606)324-3005 ext.4515
Boyd County

P.U.S.H. (Parents United for Support and Help)
Of Elliott County
Meets on the First Tues of each month 3-5PM
at the Sandy Hook Pathways office.
Contact person Barb Worden (606) 324-3005  EXT.4515
Elliott County
Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)
Parent Connections for parents of kids with SPD.  
Because SPD goes hand-in-hand with autism,
many of the kids in our group are autistic; however,
the kids in our group have all types of disabilities.  
We meet the 4th Thursday of every month from 7:00 - 9:00
pm at the Fern Creek Fire Station #2,
9409 Old Bardstown Road in  Louisville.   
Contact Stacie Martin at <>
Jefferson County
Spina Bifida Association of KY
Patty Dissell
982 Eastern Parkway
BOX 18
Louisville KY 40217
(502) 637-7363
Jefferson County
Support Network for Families
of Deaf & Hard of Hearing Children
Louisville:       Sarah 502-599-5513
                        Jefferson County
Danville area: Dana 859-854-3030
                         Boyle County
Owensboro:    Heidi 270-925-2560
                         Daviess County
Somerset:       Cindy 606-875-3295
                         Pulaski County
Tourette Syndrome Association
Kentucky Chapter (Lexington)  
President 859-271-0124
Fayette County
Sharon Bensinger
1906 Goldsmith Lane
Louisville KY 40218
(502) 636-3207
Jefferson County