The purpose.

The purpose of the Highlands Foundation is to support the nonprofit entities of Highlands Health System and other nonprofit community groups that promote community wellness and fund opportunities that improve the accessibility of healthcare for the people of the Big Sandy Area.

Highlands Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Highlands Health System, works to support many organizations throughout Eastern Kentucky. One of those organizations is the Highlands Center for Autism, the only center-based program in Kentucky exclusively using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in a clinical setting. ABA is a science that uses behavioral techniques to teach children basic and complex skills. It works by reinforcing appropriate behavior while decreasing or eliminating challenging behavior. 

A pioneer in autism treatment for the state of KY, the Highlands Center for Autism, has led the charge in serving children diagnosed with autism and their families. Currently, the program serves children ages 2 to 15, and each child's program is specifically designed around Applied Behavior Analysis to meet their individual goals and needs. 

Highlands Golf Classic

The 2015 Highlands Golf Classic will be held on September 2, 3 and 4th at StoneCrest Golf Course in Prestonsburg. The charity golf event, in its 18th year, has evolved to become one of the premier golfing events in the state, attracting local participants as well as those from other states as far away as Texas and California. The Golf Classic is a three day event limited to 40 teams each day. At the tournament, golfers can play choose to play one, two, or all three days for maximum fun and relaxation. The tournament is played as a four member team scramble offering fun for all, from the less experienced to the avid golfer. 

To join us please click here to print the entry form. 

You can also pay your entry fee online by clicking here.


 Click here to watch an inspirational video on Highlands Center for Autism.





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