Group hosts autism workshop in Corbin

Corbin, Ky. An autism awareness group brought resources to an area Friday night that it says southeastern Kentucky lacks.

"Those things in this part of Kentucky are hard to come by, and sometimes you have to go out of state to get them," said Whitney Durham, referring to some therapies for children with autism.

Durham is also a founder of Autism Spectrum Solutions of Kentucky, which organized the workshop.

For some of the parents who came, the workshop was about more than better treating their children. It was also about finding a community.

"I really want to meet people living in southeastern Kentucky," said Andrea Mackey, who has a son with autism. "I feel like, sometimes you're on an island. You have a child with autism and you don't really have a network. It's hard to meet people."

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