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Frequently Asked Questions

Bluegrass Center for Autism’s (BCA) model is an integrated approach which blends Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Speech-Language Therapy, motor skills training, peer interaction instruction, independent living skills and other individualized programming. We offer a 1:1 child-instructor ratio in most of our teams, resulting in the most intensely individualized programming available.

We understand that children with Autism Spectrum Disorder are successful when exposed to multiple opportunities to acquire, master, maintain, and generalize skills within a variety of settings. Our highly structured days deliver a concentrated experience to meet each child’s specific needs and promote his or her learning potential. We use evidence-based treatment to create a therapeutic setting to maximize a child’s ability to communicate, learn, adapt, and be successful.

BCA utilizes Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) based techniques individualized to each learner while focusing on the development of communication, functional programming, social skills and life skills. ABA involves the use of objective data to make decisions and determine how well goals are being achieved. The data we collect guides us when a change in programming needs to be made or when a learner is ready to move to a more advanced skill.

Hours of Operation

Currently carpool services are suspended during COVID

•    Drop off begins promptly at 8:50am, Monday through Friday
•    Pickup is dismissal is promptly at 3:30pm, Monday through Thursday
•    Pick up is dismissal is promptly at 1:30pm, Fridays only

•    Drop off  begins promptly at 8:50am, Monday through Friday
•    Pick up ends at 9:10, if you arrive after this you will need to walk your                          child into the building.
•    Pick up dismissal is promptly at 3:30pm, Monday through Thursday
•    Pick up dismissal is promptly at 1:30pm, Fridays only

•    Failure to pick your child up by 3:45pm results in an immediate fine of                       $100.00
•    Repeated Offenders may suffer from a discontinuation of services

For the BCA East Campus: 

BCA Mid-City Campus

For Both Campuses


What are the cost for services?

BCA accepts most major commercial insurance plans.  

What is the ratio of staff to children?

We provide a 1:1 learner-instructor ratio for most of our instruction time. When curriculum calls for group instruction, our learner-instructor ratio remains small, on average of 3:1.

Do I need to pack a lunch for my child each day?

Yes, with the numerous restrictive diets our learners have, we cannot provide lunch on a daily basis, therefore a packed lunch is required daily.

Is BCA a year-round program?

Yes, BCA operates on a year-round calendar. However, there are scheduled breaks throughout the year.

What are BCA’s hour of operations?

Both campuses operate Monday – Friday from 9:00am – 3:30pm (each Friday is shortened to 9:00am – 1:30pm for BCA staff development). We do offer Before and Aftercare for families that need additional time.

Are there Community/In-Home Services?

BCA does provide consultative services through our community program.

Are visitors allowed?

To provide for the safety and security of clients and team members and our facilities, only authorized visitors are allowed in non-public areas of our facilities.  Visitors and clients alike are accompanied by a team member at all times when accessing non-public areas of our facilities.

Further Questions? 

For Kosair Charities East Campus: 
Beth Kinney, MA, BCBA, LBA
Clinical Director
Kosair Charities East Campus

For the Community/Vocational Program:
Christy Justice, MS, BCBA, LBA 
Clinical Director 

For Mid City Mall Campus:
Allison Griffitts, MS, BCBA, LBA

Clinical Director

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