Norton Children’s Autism Center

The Norton Children’s Autism Center, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, provides multidisciplinary, family-centered care for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Our treatments and services focus on helping children and families meet their goals, such as increasing communication skills, independence, life skills and much more. We do this through our collaborative partnerships with the area’s leading autism resources:

  • Kentucky Autism Training Center
  • Norton Children’s Behavioral & Mental Health, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine
  • Norton Children’s Genetics Center, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine
  • Norton Children’s Development Center, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine

Why Choose Norton Children’s Autism Center

  • Kentucky’s only autism center offering a full range of health, educational and behavioral services in one location
  • Specialty care for conditions related to autism, such as epilepsy, gastrointestinal disorders, and genetic and neurogenetic conditions, available in one location to help families manage their child’s health care with ease
  • Outreach diagnostic and medical clinic locations available in Bowling Green, Owensboro, Paducah and Somerset, Kentucky, through a partnership with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Office for Children With Special Health Care Needs

“Norton Children’s Autism Center is committed to supporting children diagnosed with ASD and their families. Our multidisciplinary team is available to provide family-centered care that’s unique to each child and meets them where they are on their autism journey.”

Gregory Barnes, M.D.
Director, Norton Children’s Autism Center
Autism Center

Norton Children’s Autism Center

(502) 588-0736

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