Our friend in Frankfort, Representative Scott Brinkman, filed HB 296 (pdf) in the 2005 legislative session. This legislation creates the Kentucky Commission on Autism Spectrum Disorders.
On March 18, 2005, Governor Ernie Fletcher signed House Bill 296
into law establishing the Kentucky Commission on Autism Spectrum
Disorders. Sponsored by state Rep. Scott Brinkman (Louisville), the
legislation charges the agency with development of a comprehensive
statewide plan for an integrated system of training, treatment and
services for individuals of all ages with an ADS.
The 22-member commission first met Aug. 22, 2005 and named
subcommittees to address the following issues: identification and
intervention; services/transition; best practices and training; and