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Key Assets Kentucky developed the Children in Community Care Program (CCC program) for children and young people who are involved with the Child Welfare system due to their traumatic lives and are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and a developmental or intellectual disability (DDID). This program is focused on developing opportunities for young people who have been institutionalized and are being transitioned to family based or community based care. Key Assets has worked closely with the Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) and the Managed Care provider/insurance payer (MCO) to identify young people who have an ASD/DDID label and have a history of behavioral health issues and/or, long term psychiatric care. Key Assets works to recruit and train therapeutic child support workers who work with a team to build a safe, stable home setting for these children and wrap clinical and support services around that home.
Key Assets began to work with â€œhard to placeâ€ young people approximately three years ago, with the goal of serving children and young people in the community and in families who had previously been institutionalized.Â It is our shared goal with the Department for Community Based Services that each child placed with us be ultimately stepped down to the most home-like environment, whether that is with their biological family, foster family or adoptive family.