autism

Kentucky considers Medicaid waiver for children with intellectual, related disabilities

BY: - August 7, 2023

During a crisis, parents of children with severe emotional disabilities must currently go to the hospital for help.  They want the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services to offer a crisis hotline and crisis intervention services, among other services.  This insight came from seven in-person and two virtual focus groups the cabinet and consulting […]

Kentucky official upholds child-neglect ruling in near-fatal injury by Louisville teacher’s aide

BY: - March 30, 2023

Almost nine years after a 16-year-old boy with autism suffered two fractured legs — a near fatal injury — at the hands of a teacher’s aide with Jefferson County Public Schools, the state’s top human services official has upheld a finding of child neglect in the case. In a March 16 written order, Eric Friedlander, […]