1/29 Therapeutic Parks and Recreation Program

Come share your thoughts about the Therapeutic Parks and Recreation Program this Friday January 29 at the Dunbar Center @ 11am. (This meeting will an opportunity to give feedback to staff about program offerings)

Please RSVP to vog.yknotgnixelnull@enrobrialcb by Wednesday January 27, 2016. If you can’t make the meeting then send Brent Claiborne your ideas and/or suggestions.

Spring 2016 TR program brochure

Spring 2016 Registration Form

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1/25 A Conversation with your Legislator!!

Individuals with Autism and other disabilities, their families, advocates and their providers represent a large segment of the voting population in Kentucky. As now there is a new Governor, the upcoming legislative session promises to be very interesting as there are many new people appointed to leadership positions for agencies that could impact quality of life. Issue around inclusive, appropriate school/educational issues, possible changes to Medicaid program, person centered and consumer directed services, housing and other issues. Come to this session to meet policy makers and share your concerns around services, supports and unmet needs as someone who votes.

Legislators invited:

  • Representative Kelly Flood
  • Representative Susan Westrom
  • Senator Reggie Thomas
  • Senator Tom Buford
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Spring classes at Stage Right Acting

ASBG members have enjoyed the classes offered by Stage Right Acting.

Register for Spring 2016.
Now that winter break is over, get back in the studio to prepare for upcoming auditions, shows and continue perfecting your craft.

Classes begin JANUARY 18!

As always, we are offering a variety of classes for all ages:

Film Acting
Stage Acting
Musical Theatre
Adventures in Acting (Ages 4-7)
Music Theory & Rep
Acting for ASD (and other developmental disabilities)!

For more information on our classes and to register, click the link below!

Stage Right Acting
3323 Partner Place, Lexington, KY, United States
Suites 5/6
Lexington, KY 40503

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New Years Eve Masquerade Ball

The Grand Reserve and Barrel House will host a New Years Eve Masquerade Ball at 903 Manchester Street. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to ASBG. We appreciate their generosity and wish everyone a Happy New Year!

Masquerade Ball

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12/7 December Potluck

Bring a dish if you wish. ASBG will supply all paper-goods, drinks and a main dish. Free childcare will be provided.

Share any ideas for programs and topics that ASBG should offer at meetings or workshops in 2016. Also bring your experiences and coping skills to share as the holidays approach.


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10/26 The Use Of Acting To Build Communication Skills And Explore Creativity For Individuals With ASD

The Use Of Acting To Build Communication Skills And Explore Creativity For Individuals With ASD

Martha Meehan, M.S.  And Miles Meehan, B.A.

Martha Meehan, a native of Lexington, Kentucky, earned her Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from Eastern Kentucky University after graduating from the University of Kentucky.  She has been working for Bundy and Associates since 2008 and Horn and Associates since 2012. Martha is a licensed psychological associate.  She is an adjunct instructor at Eastern Kentucky University since 2008.   She also serves as lead therapist for the EKU Psychology Clinic Parent Consultation groups.  Martha creates unique therapeutic groups for children and adults with special developmental needs as well as acquired brain injuries.

Miles Meehan is a Lexington, KY native and the founder/owner of Stage Right Acting. Miles received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Kentucky and has attended Asbury Theological Seminary completing courses toward his M.A. in Biblical Studies.  Miles has performed professionally in film, television and theater-* for 17 years. Some of his credits include: 3rd National Tour of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Lawn Dogs (Film), Breakfast with Arty (Film), Legally Blonde: The Musical (Emmett) and Spring Awakening (Moritz) with Kentucky Conservatory Theatre. Miles also produced and directed an original play, 15, and has directed several productions at Stage Right acting.

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9/28 Music Therapy

“Music Therapy – The Power of Music For Autistic  Expression.”

Dale Lewis, MT-BC, NMT-Music Therapist, Music Therapy of the Bluegrass, LLC.

Dale Lewis is a Board Certified Music Therapist, with an additional certification in neurologic Music Therapy.  He resides in Lexington, KY, and provides Music Therapy services through his private practice, Music Therapy of the Bluegrass, LLC, as well as part time services to Hospice of the Bluegrass.  Through his private practice, he contracts as a related service to Fayette Co. Public Schools for special needs children.  Additionally, he provides private contracted services for special needs children and adults.

He comes from a wide background of professional music/training which includes teaching music for 3 separate public school systems in Rhode Island, Ohio, and Kentucky. He received his B.S. in Music from Mid-America Christian College, Oklahoma City, OK (1985), and an equivalency degree in Music Therapy from the University of Louisville, (2006).

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9/27 our annual Bluegrass Autism Walk

And it will soon be that exciting time of the year when we get together to participate in our annual Bluegrass Autism Walk. The walk this year will be on Sunday afternoon, September 27 at Whitaker Bank Ballpark. Click here to register.

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9/1 Services for Individuals with Disabilities From Birth to Age 21

The Arc of Central Kentucky presents: Services for Individuals with Disabilities From Birth to Age 21

  • First Steps – Angie Casey
  • Hands (Lexington Health Department)-Moni Shields
  • Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Services -Jeremy Thompson

Read more ›

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8/31 A Conversation about IEPs for students with ASD

A Conversation about IEPs for students with ASD: How to maximize its effectiveness and improve your child’s educational outcomes.”  

Lisa Ruble, PhD.

Dr. Lisa Ruble is a Professor in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky. She is an educational researcher and Licensed Psychologist, who has provided social skills and behavioral interventions, school consultation and training, and parent training in autism spectrum disorders (ASD) for more than 25 years. Dr. Ruble’s work in implementation research involves understanding how evidence- based practices can best be provided in schools and other community settings. In two randomized controlled trials funded by the NIH, Dr. Ruble tested and replicated the effectiveness of a parent-teacher consultation intervention called the Collaborative Model for Promoting Competence and Success (COMPASS; Ruble, Dalrymple, & McGrew, 2012). COMPASS is an effective practice for creating personalized and collaborative treatment plans that are guided by outcomes based monitoring and teacher coaching.  Students whose teachers received COMPASS made significant gains in IEP outcomes. She has also created tools for measuring educational quality and IEP outcomes. A new NIH funded study is underway that focuses on adapting COMPASS for transition age youth and improving transition outcomes.

Dr. Ruble would like for folks to bring their child’s IEP so that this information can be used in our discussion.

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