9/14 Bluegrass Autism Walk

Our Bluegrass Autism Walk will be held on a Sunday this year – September 14 from 2pm to 5pm at the Whitaker Bank Ballpark. Click here for more information. We hope you will save the date on your calendar to attend this year’s Walk in support of Autism awareness and advocacy!

We are always looking for volunteers to help in a variety of capacities. Please email moc.liamg@yksnoitatcepxetaerg if you might be interested!

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Vahl wins gold at the National Games

See Vahl on his way to gold medals at the National Games representing Kentucky  in the backstroke and relay, and silver in the freestyle. He had many aunties and uncles supporting him. We may have been the largest family group there with relatives from NY and NJ, Suriname, Texas, Virginia, New Orleans, Guyana coming for the event. We turned it into a great family reunion. Vibh compiled this photo album10411234_10102071618616610_2667171669730130899_n10452459_10102071619749340_8313149225833709958_n10401410_10102071619035770_8745771470495744346_n.10429827_10102049175857080_91852428020247504_n

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7/23 Autism Society National Conference

The 45th Annual Autism Society National Conference & Exposition

July 23-26, 2014 in Indianapolis

DON’T DELAY, REGISTER TODAY!

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND THE AUTISM SOCIETY’S 45th NATIONAL CONFERENCE & EXPOSITION?
The Autism Society’s Conference brings the unique opportunity to interact with others who possess an amazing ability to bring about change and improve the lives of all individuals living with ASD. We have created an extraordinary program with cutting edge topics, leading speakers and varied formats to make this convention as interactive and engaging as possible. The program includes over 80 break-out sessions spanning early childhood to adulthood, on hot topics such bullying prevention, technology, social skills, criminal justice, employment, and transition. This conference strives to provide you with practical strategies you can implement right away. There are many networking opportunities, this year we are offering SHARING SESSIONS where you can connect with others around common interests and goals. There is nothing more powerful than when this community comes together to support each other, celebrate, and share ideas, stories and hope. You’re sure to find something at this National Conference that meets your needs.

JOIN OUR OPENING KEYNOTE SPEAKER, TEMPLE GRANDIN: July 24th
Dr. Grandin is inarguably the most renowned individual with autism in the world today. In addition to being a prominent author and speaker, Grandin has received numerous honors and awards, including being listed as a “hero” in Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

GREAT OPPORTUNITIES IN INDIANAPOLIS AWAIT: REGISTER NOW!
Come journey with us to the Midwest and explore a friendly, inviting and vibrant city that has it all. The $275 million expansion has made the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium one of the largest convention centers in America. This contemporary convention center is is easily accessed by all of our conference hotels, a four-story shopping mall, 200+ restaurants and clubs, well-known sports venues, and a 10-block state park featuring museums, beautiful green space and a canal walk. Register Today!

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6/28 Applied Behavior Analysis

Amanda Ralston, M.Ed., BCaBA, LABA will provide a brief introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis.   Participants will learn about basic principles, supporting literature, frequent uses, and resources related to learning more.

Melanie Baggerman will also be presenting. Melanie has a B.S. in special education (moderate to severe disabilities). She is currently working on a masters in special education (moderate to severe disabilities) and an autism certificate. Melanie has taught in the Fayette Co. school system for the past four years as a FMD teacher. For the 2014-2015 school year she will be starting a Christian homeschool tutoring program (Leap for Learning Academy) for elementary aged students with moderate to severe disabilities.  Her position is to partner with the parent in the education of their child in the role of a tutor.

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5/26 no May meeting

Have a nice Memorial Day!

Please post any urgent concerts to our contact page or discussion group.

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4/28 Restraint and Seclusion Regulations in KY

Malicia Hitch of Protection and Advocacy will present on Restraint and Seclusion Regulations in KY.

The following documents were recommended for additional information.

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4/24 Free Autism Screening

American Health & Wellness Institute of Lexington will be offering free Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers-Revised with Follow-Up Interview (M-CHAT-R/F)

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4/17 Eat, Sleep, Potty Workshop

Eat, Sleep, Potty: Three Areas of Intervention for Great Impact to Quality of Life will be presented by Amanda Ralston of Verbal Behavior Consulting, Inc., Thursday, April 17, 2014. 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Corbin Chamber of Commerce, 101 N. Depot Street, Corbin, KY. To register, go to www.sounddown.org, and click on the “Registration” tab. If you have questions, email Jennifer at ude.ukenull@yarg.refinnej or Jessalynn at moc.liamgnull@namwobnnylassej. Spaces are limited.

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4/17 Bath County Autism Awareness Walk

The Bath County Autism Awareness Committee would like to invite you to our First Annual Walk for Autism

Thursday, April 17th at 6:00pm
The walk will begin at the Bath County Middle School parking lot and will go to the Bath County Courthouse and end back at the middle school.
There will be a balloon release at the conclusion of the walk.

After the Walk (in the middle school gym)
Snacks: popcorn and sno-cones
For Parents: Numerous Informational booths including occupational therapist, speech therapist, physical therapist, community resources and parent/family resources
For Children: Activity Centers

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4/12 Sensory Friendly Movie

Our next sensory-friendly screening will be Muppets Most Wanted at Cinemark Woodhill Movies 10! Join us Saturday, April 12, at 10a.m. for a sound-down, lights-up movie experience!

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