4/27 A Parent’s View into Kentucky’s Alternate Assessment”

This ASBG meeting will provide an overview of Kentucky’s Alternate Assessment. It will highlight areas from federal requirements, to placement decisions. The session will also focus on areas of concern and get feedback from parents to highlight their biggest concerns and next steps.

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4/16 An Untapped Labor Pool: Recruiting and Retaining Workers with Disabilities

This free workshop will be April 16 at the Embassy Suites, Newtown Pike in Lexington, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Kentucky Career Center

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3/30 Developmental/Behavioral Medicine “It’s Harder Than It Looks!”

Dr. Dan Larrow, MD, FAAP
Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician Board Certified
UK Healthcare/ Department of Pediatrics/Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics/Section of General Pediatrics
Assistant Clinical Professor University of Kentucky

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2/23 Key Assets Foundation “OPT IN” Opportunities to Participate, and Transform

Presented by Marilyn Barnett, Key Assets Foundation Program Director

Marilyn Barnett is the parent of a young man who has autism and the Program Director of Key Services, a vendor of supported employment services for the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. Marilyn co-authored a Vocational Rehabilitation federal grant which created a college course where individuals and their community have the opportunity to Participate and Transform long-held ideas and dismiss myths about who can achieve higher education as well as who can be successfully employed within the community.

Key Assets Foundation partnered with the Mt. Sterling Extension of the Maysville Community and Technical College to offer a career readiness course through which individuals attain an “OPT In” Certificate to recognize their “readiness” to be successfully employed. The “OPT In” concept includes engaging community leaders and employers so they recognize the value of OPT In when they see it listed on an applicant’s resume. This unique approach places individuals in a socially valued role (student) and creates opportunities to decrease distance between the individual with barriers to employment and those who hire employees.

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2/5 874K Rally in Frankfort


Educate Policymakers about the “874,000+ Returns on Investments”
Frankfort Convention Center (Doors open at 10:00 a.m. Program begins at 10:30 a.m. Forum: 11:45 a.m. –1:00 p.m.)
Advocate, Share Stories & Enjoy (Lunch Provided)

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1/26 Medications and Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Paul Glaser, M.D., Ph.D

Paul Glaser MD is a pediatrician who specializes in Behaviour Health and Autism Spectrum Disorder treatment. Dr. Glaser is licensed to practice in Kentucky. He practices medicine at Univ. of Kentucky in 3470 Blazer Pkwy, Lexington and at Univ. of Kentucky in 245 Fountain Ct Fl 3, Lexington. Dr Glaser has been at the forefront of research and service provision to the Autism spectrum affected community for many years and has built a reputation of excellence for the treatment of, and care for his patients. Dr Glaser’s knowledge and research in the use of medication in the treatment of Autism Spectrum disorder in children and adolescents will make this presentation a must attend for parents and caregivers.

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12/1 Potluck meeting

Annual elections will be held at our December meeting and Potluck on Monday December 1. All members in good financial standing are eligible for election to the board. Please indicate your interest in being elected as a board member by emailing Hazel Forsythe at moc.liamgnull@fwlezah

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11/15 ASBG Fall Festival

The University of Kentucky and Eastern Kentucky Student Associations of Family and Consumer Sciences, Dietetics and Human Nutrition and Physical Therapy Class are putting on our Annual Fall Festival. Sponsored by Autism Society of the Bluegrass for persons with Disabilities.

Come for games, food, crafts, a photo booth, dancing, making friends.
Learn to play skittles, Corn Hole, throw a ball, make crafts, decorate gluten-free cookies.
Meet some great families
Show your art work, Enter a Karaoke contest, Win a talent show, and much more!!!
This festival gives persons with disabilities a time to have fun and make friends from across the Bluegrass! The building is accessible and there will be plenty of snacks and volunteers.

November 15, 2014 10am – 2pm
St Michael’s Church, 2025 Bellefonte Drive, Lexington, KY 40503

All ages are Welcome
Just show up ready to have fun!!

Call UKAFCS, 859-257-4146 if you have questions.


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11/1 Giant Corn Maze at Kelley Farms

Due to the forecast low temperatures with chance of snow, we are canceling the ASBG visit to the Kelley’s Giant Corn Maze Saturday.

Join us for Fall fun! Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 2:00 pm at the Giant Corn Maze at Kelley Farms, 6483 Old Richmond Rd, Lexington, KY 40515. It’s going to be an awesome time of corn mazes, hay rides, and farm activities for only $5 per ticket!! A group of Alpha Phi women from UK will be there and we are so looking forward to hanging out with you all! Please RSVP to moc.oohaynull@91strebor_ylimE

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10/27 A Panel Discussion on Bullying and Autism in the Public Schools

After recent discussions about bullying in the local and national press, and among the ASBG Yahoo group members, we decided to open a dialogue to begin to address this important issue as it affects those students on the Autism Spectrum. At this month’s meeting, a panel of parents and professionals will discuss the impact of bullying on students with ASD. Please join us for a discussion on how to develop a plan to meet the needs of our loved ones. Our panel participants will include:

Diann Shuffett – Fayette County Public Schools
Stacey Seal – private psychologist with Dr. Myrabeth Bundy’s office in Lexington
Tracey Boyd – parent

A report from Clemson about Bullying in U.S. Schools

Bullying of Students with Disabilities Addressed in Guidance to America’s Schools

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