Due to the recent closures of schools, churches, and cancellations of community gatherings, the board of Autism Society of the Bluegrass has voted to cancel the monthly meeting for March. We understand that our group looks forward to our informational meetings, however, we must also take into consideration our vulnerable population and follow suit in doing our part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. We take the health of our members and their families very serious and we want everyone to be safe as we face this new strand of corona-virus. We will monitor this situation very closely as we look forward to April and will update our meeting announcements as soon as possible. We hope that everyone takes these precautions seriously and stays safe and healthy through this outbreak.

Sincerely,

The Board of Autism Society of the Bluegrass

6:30 – 8:30 PM

St. Michael’s Episcopal Church

2025 Bellefonte Drive, Lexington, Kentucky

Please join us as the ASBG Presents:

Mass Mutual’s SpecialCarewith Mr. Gordon Holmes, Financial Advisor & Special Care Planner

SpecialCare is a program developed by MassMutual Life Insurance Company that provides access to information and resources to families with dependents, of any age, who have a disability. Our mission is to help educate families and caregivers of people with special needs about the importance and steps in creating a life care plan to help provide a secure financial future.

Gordon Homes is a Financial Advisor with WestPoint Financial Group. He provides objective and customized insurance and investment strategies to help meet the financial needs of his clients. He aims to help clients achieve lifelong financial freedom by building long-term working relationships based on mutual respect, ongoing education and comprehensive planning. Prior to joining WestPoint Financial Group, Gordon spent 35 years with MetLife as a Financial Planner, emphasizing his work as a Special Care Planner. A frequent speaker at parent support group meetings and state conferences, he is nationally recognized in the area of Special Needs planning issues, contributing to articles in The Washington Post, The New York Times, and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. He is also active in local communities as a member of over 20 support networks in Indiana and Kentucky.

Autism Society of the Bluegrass Upcoming Events:

February 19-20—Arc of Central Kentucky Conference at Crown Plaza in Louisville https://arcofky.org/category/event/annual-conference/

March—Restraint and Seclusion Workshop with Attorney Rebecca DiLoreto (Time and Location TBA)

March 30—Becky McCabe with the Office of Vocal Rehabilitation

April 27—Jo Grayson: Genetics and Autism: What’s New?

May 25—No Meeting due to Memorial Day

For a continuous update on what is happening in the world of autism care, visit our website at www.asbg.org or join our information and discussion group at http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/ASBG/. Facebook: https://www.facebook-com/Autism-Society-of-the-Bluegrass and YouTube channel-ASBG Kentucky

Our meetings are on the last Monday in January, February, March, April, June, July, August, September, & October with a holiday gathering on the first Monday in December. Free childcare provided. ***If you are currently receiving a mailed copy of this flyer and no longer wish to receive it or you are not receiving the mailed copy, but would like to, please call or text (859) 475-2864***

PLEASE JOIN ASBG!

Anyone can participate in our meetings and listserv at any time, but we need involvement of members!  We all benefit when we have an active stake.  There are costs associated with all we do, such as postage, copying, speakers, grants, and scholarships among other costs.

ASBG is an all-volunteer non-profit chapter of the Autism Society of America.  You enjoy what ASBG offers from time to time and know it is a valuable organization for our region, so make it official.  Join us!

Send your annual membership dues of $12 to The Treasurer, ASBG, and P.O.  Box 24212, Lexington, Kentucky 40524-2412.  Or visit www.asbg..org/about to join conveniently online.

*If you cannot read the text on this flyer, please go directly to the Workshop 2019 page here and scroll down to the bottom: https://asbg.org/workshop-2019/

Autism Society of the Bluegrass
Meeting on Monday, October 28, 2019
6:30 – 8:30 PM
St. Michael’s Episcopal Church
2025 Bellefonte Drive, Lexington, Kentucky

Please join us as the ASBG Presents: Seeing a Brighter Future: Preparing for Meaningful Employment with Dr. Harold L. Kleinert and our own Patti Logsdon

Seeing a Brighter Future, developed by Kentucky Works, is a 2-hour training curriculum to inspire parents of children with significant intellectual disabilities that employment is possible and can be a meaningful part of their son or daughter’s life. Participants will each receive the Brighter Futures Worksheet to guide them through each of the structured activities. This curriculum is designed to enable families to create action steps for youth of any age to prepare for the world of work. Dr. Harold L. Kleinert is Director Emeritus of the Human Development Institute – University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service (UCEDD) at the University of Kentucky, and Professor Emeritus, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Health Sciences. In his 50 years in the field of developmental disabilities, he has taught students with moderate and severe intellectual disabilities in settings ranging from state institutions to regular classrooms with typical peers. He has directed a broad range of federally funded demonstration and research projects, especially in the area of education of children and youth with significant disabilities, including research focused on alternate assessment, peer tutoring and peer supports, inclusive service-learning opportunities, and transition.

Patti Logsdon of the University of Kentucky’s Human Development Institute, and has worked on the Kentucky Peer Support Network Project, TAALC (Teaching Age-Appropriate Academic Learning via Communication), and Project E3: Educate, Empower, Employ, focusing, respectively, on peer support and relationships, communication, and integrated employment for people with disabilities in Kentucky. As the mom of a son with autism, Patti is very passionate about meaningful inclusion for people with disabilities. Patti has also worked as Parent Coordinator in Fayette County Public School’s Special Education Parent Resource Center, Inclusion Coordinator for the Arc of Kentucky, and Community Living Support Worker for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Patti is a past board member of the Autism Society of the Bluegrass.

Please join us as the ASBG Presents:
LaDonna Tyler-Gilmore
LaDonna Tyler-Gilmore is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a mental health therapist with
Mountain Comprehensive Care as well as the mother to twin 9-year-old’s, Noah and Maggie,
who are on the autism spectrum, which gives her the unique opportunity to have insight and the
therapeutic knowledge to see and relate to individuals and family members impacted by Autism.
Tyler-Gilmore’s interests include helping people who have been diagnosed with Autism, as well
as their family members using a variety of alternative treatment methods other than Applied
Behavioral Analysis (ABA therapy), or in addition to ABA, if it is a service being provided by
an agency outside of Mountain Comprehensive Care. Tyler-Gilmore will discuss some of the
different methods that she uses to help treat people with Autism, as well as have an open
discussion of what some of the most common obstacles are to accessing services, as well as what
services people would like to see become available. Being a licensed clinical social worker
allows a person to have some knowledge what criteria are required to be diagnosed with autism.
Autism Society of the Bluegrass Upcoming Events:
ARC of KY Walk -October 5 9AM-12PM
October 28-Topic TBA
December 4-Annual Holiday Gathering
For a continuous update on what is happening in the world of autism care, visit our website at www.asbg.org or
join our information and discussion group at http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/ASBG/. Facebook:
https://www.facebook-com/Autism-Society-of-the-Bluegrass and YouTube channel-ASBG Kentucky
Our meetings are on the last Monday in January, February, March, April, June, July, August, September, & October
with a holiday gathering on the first Monday in December.
PLEASE JOIN ASBG!
Anyone can participate in our meetings and listserv at any time, but we need involvement of members! We all
benefit when we have an active stake. There are costs associated with all we do, such as postage, copying,
speakers, grants, and scholarships among other costs.
ASBG is an all-volunteer non-profit chapter of the Autism Society of America. You enjoy what ASBG
offers from time to time and know it is a valuable organization for our region, so make it official. Join us!
Send your annual membership dues of $12 to The Treasurer, ASBG, and P.O. Box 24212, Lexington,
Kentucky 40524-2412. Or visit www.asbg..org/about to join conveniently online.

Meeting on Monday, August 26, 2019
6:30 – 8:30 PM
St. Michael’s Episcopal Church
2025 Bellefonte Drive, Lexington, Kentucky
Please join us as the ASBG Presents:
Understanding Prior Written Notice
Prior written notice is a legal right guaranteed to caregivers/parents of children/youth with
IEPs. Prior written notice requires the school to send written explanations of any proposed
changes in the child’s educational plan. Prior written notice also requires the school to send
a written notice if the school denies a parent request.
Rebecca DiLoreto is the supervising attorney for the Institute for Compassion in Justice Externship and teaches
Family Law, Children, and the Law. She is the Executive Director of the Institute for Compassion in Justice. Prior,
Professor DiLoreto had a twenty-four year career with the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy (DPA) in
indigent defense. She served as Post Trial Division Director for DPA for ten years and was the first director of the
Lexington Public Defender’s Office. She also served as the Litigation Director for the Children’s Law Center, Inc.
She has represented young people in juvenile, family and circuit court across the Commonwealth.
Autism Society of the Bluegrass Upcoming Events:
September 22nd 2-5pm ASBG WALK-UK Kroger Stadium! (See Flyer)
September 30-Topic TBA
ARC of KY Walk -Date and Time TBA
October28-Topic TBA
December 4-Annual Holiday Gathering
For a continuous update on what is happening in the world of autism care, visit our website at www.asbg.org or
join our information and discussion group at http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/ASBG/. Facebook:
https://www.facebook-com/Autism-Society-of-the-Bluegrass and YouTube channel-ASBG Kentucky
Our meetings are on the last Monday in January, February, March, April, June, July, August, September, & October
with a holiday gathering on the first Monday in December.
PLEASE JOIN ASBG!
Anyone can participate in our meetings and listserv at any time, but we need involvement of members! We all
benefit when we have an active stake. There are costs associated with all we do, such as postage, copying,
speakers, grants, and scholarships among other costs.
ASBG is an all-volunteer non-profit chapter of the Autism Society of America. You enjoy what ASBG
offers from time to time and know it is a valuable organization for our region, so make it official. Join us!
Send your annual membership dues of $12 to The Treasurer, ASBG, and P.O. Box 24212, Lexington,
Kentucky 40524-2412. Or visit www.asbg..org/about to join conveniently online.



Presenting Sponsor
Fayette Electrical Service
Sunday September 22, 2019~ Kroger Field ~UK Campus
1540 University Drive – Lexington, KY
2pm to 5pm
2pm-Agency Fair- Registration- Games- Silent Auction
Open
3:15pm- 2K Walk
Join us for the Bluegrass Autism Walk! We look forward to a day of fun while raising money
for a great cause.
Entertainment
Activities for Kids and Families
Vendor/Agency Fair
Silent Auction
Food, and more!
Proceeds will be used for education, advocacy and support for Central Kentuckians on the
Autism Spectrum and their families, caregivers and the professionals who work with them.
We are a 501(c)3 organization. Tax ID number is 61-1284444
Find out more and register:
http://bluegrassautismwalk.org/
Attention businesses and agencies: For information on becoming a sponsor, donor, and/or
vendor/exhibitor, contact Alicia Collins at greatexpectationsky@gmail.com or (859) 539-7137.


Autism Society of the Bluegrass

Meeting on Monday, June 24, 2019
6:30 – 8:30 PM
St. Michael’s Episcopal Church
2025 Bellefonte Drive, Lexington, Kentucky
Please join us as the ASBG Presents:
“Naming Grief, Discovering Joy: Exploring Finds and Losses”
Chaplains will facilitate an interactive discussion on what losses may be experienced and what unexpected joys may be found on the journey in sharing a life with loved one on the Autism continuum
Led by Rev. Christine Ross, M.Div., BCC, UK HealthCare, Pediatric Chaplain and
Georgia Dunagan, MASF, Resident Chaplain, UK HealthCare
Autism Society of the Bluegrass Monthly Meetings:
July29-Autistics United Kentucky
August 26-Understanding Prior Written Notice
September 22nd 2-5pm ASBG WALK-UK Kroger Stadium!
September 30-
October28-
November/December 2-Annual Holiday Gathering
For a continuous update on what is happening in the world of autism care, visit our website at www.asbg.org or join our information and discussion group at http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/ASBG/. Facebook: https://www.facebook-com/Autism-Society-of-the-Bluegrass and YouTube channel-ASBG Kentucky
PLEASE JOIN ASBG!
Anyone can participate in our meetings and listserv at any time, but we need involvement of members! We all benefit when we have an active stake. There are costs associated with all we do. In addition to postage, copying, and other administrative costs:
ASBG is an all-volunteer non-profit chapter of the Autism Society of America. You enjoy what ASBG offers from time to time and know it is a valuable organization for our region, so make it official. Join us!
Send your annual membership dues of $12 to The Treasurer, ASBG, P.O. Box 24212, Lexington, Kentucky 40524-2412. Or visit www.asbg..org/about to join conveniently online.

      Autism Society of the Bluegrass

              

Meeting on Monday, April 29, 2019

6:30 – 8:30 PM

St. Michael’s Episcopal Church

2025 Bellefonte Drive, Lexington, Kentucky

Please join us as the ASBG Presents:

One Family’s Journey with their amazing son Jacob

Dave and Crystal Carty will talk about their journey with Jacob, his diagnosis and being an advocate.

They will talk about the impact of getting him involved in services at an early age.

Jacob is seven now, he was diagnosed when he was two. He is now in first grade.

Jacob loves technology. Dave and Crystal will talk about what they have used that works well for him now as well as things planned to try when he gets older. Dave has created a blog https://www.schooledintech.com/category/autism/

 Autism Society of the Bluegrass Monthly Meetings: 

May – NO Meeting

June“Exploring Finds and Losses: Naming Grief, Discovering Joy”   Chaplains will facilitate an interactive discussion on what losses may be experienced and what unexpected joys may be found on the journey of raising a child with unique needs. Led by Rev. Christine Ross, M.Div., BCC, UK HealthCare, Pediatric Chaplain and Georgia Dunagan, MASF, Resident Chaplain, UK HealthCare

July-Autistics United Kentucky-Discussion on Who Speaks for Autism and How Self-Advocates and Caregivers Can Be Respectful of the Unique Lens Each Group Brings to the Conversation

September 22, 2019-Autism Society of the Bluegrass Walk at Kroger Stadium!

SAVE THE DATE!!

 Reminder! If you know of a business, agency, program or organization that you believe represents an

 Autism-Friendly Community member please let us know! 

For a continuous update on what is happening in the world of autism care visit our website at www.asbg.org or join our information and discussion group at http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/ASBG/. Facebook: https://www.facebook-com/Autism-Society-of-the-Bluegrass and YouTube channel-ASBG Kentucky 

Please join us

Monday, March 25, 2019

6:30 – 8:30 PM

St. Michael’s Episcopal Church

2025 Bellefonte Drive, Lexington, Kentucky

 as the ASBG Presents:

“Making Numbers Talk: Understanding Your Child’s School Evaluation”

Jordan Findley MS

Jordan Findley is in her third year of doctoral training at the University of Kentucky in the School Psychology program. As a student, she has completed a school-based practicum in central Kentucky under the supervision of a nationally certified school psychologist. She has clinical experience presenting assessment results to parents and research experience analyzing the content of Individualized Education Programs for students with Autism.

 Autism Society of the Bluegrass Monthly Meetings: 

March 25, 2019 – Understanding psychological tests and assessments or what do all those numbers mean on the psychological testing.

April 29, 2019 – Technology and Apps for Autism

SAVE THE DATE!!

September 22, 2019 – Autism Society of the Bluegrass Walk at Kroger Stadium!

 Reminder! If you know of a business, agency, program or organization that you believe represents an

Autism-Friendly Community member please let us know! 

We always provide free, experienced childcare at meetings.

For a continuous update on what is happening in the world of autism care, visit our website at www.asbg.org or join our information and discussion group at http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/ASBG/. Facebook: https://www.facebook-com/Autism-Society-of-the-Bluegrass and YouTube channel:  ASBG Kentucky.

Meeting on Monday, February 25, 2019

6:30 – 8:30 PM

                      At St. Michael’s Episcopal Church

2025 Bellefonte Drive, Lexington, Kentucky

Please join us as the ASBG Presents:

Autism and Neurology –Dr. Neil Toupin

Dr. Toupin is with the Department of Neurology at the University of Kentucky Medical Center’s Kentucky Clinic. Dr. Toupin earned his medical degree at the University of Kentucky, College of Medicine, in Lexington. Dr. Toupin also completed a Child Neurology residency and a Pediatrics residency at the University of Kentucky, School of Medicine. Dr. Neil conceived and implemented an institution protocol for evaluating and treating new diagnosed children with infantile spasms.

 Autism Society of the Bluegrass Monthly Meetings: 

February 21/22, 2019 ARC of KY conference/ Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport Louisville 

February 25, 2019-Autism and Neurology-Dr. Neal Toupin –UK Pediatric Neurology

March 25, 2019– Understanding psychological tests and assessments or what do all those numbers mean on the psychological testing.

April 29, 2019-Technology and Apps for Autism

September 22, 2019-Autism Society of the Bluegrass Walk at Kroger Stadium!

SAVE THE DATE!!

 Reminder! If you know of a business, agency, program or organization that you believe represents an

 Autism-Friendly Community member please let us know! 

For a continuous update on what is happening in the world of autism care visit our website at www.asbg.org or join our information and discussion group at http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/ASBG/. Facebook: https://www.facebook-com/Autism-Society-of-the-Bluegrass and YouTube channel-ASBG Kentucky 

Meeting on Monday, January 28, 2019

6:30 – 8:30 PM

                      At St. Michael’s Episcopal Church

2025 Bellefonte Drive, Lexington, Kentucky

Please join us as the ASBG Presents:

Medications and Autism –Dr. Kristin Dawson

Assistant Professor and the Associate Program Director for the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship. Kristin Dawson earned her medical degree at the University of Kentucky, College of Medicine, in Lexington. Dr. Dawson completed a psychiatry residency at the University of Utah, School of Medicine in Salt Lake City before returning to the University of Kentucky to complete training in child and adolescent psychiatry.
She is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology in Psychiatry as well as Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

 Autism Society of the Bluegrass Monthly Meetings: 

February 21/22, 2019 ARC of KY conference/ Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport Louisville 

February 25, 2019-Autism and Neurology-Dr. Neal Toupin –UK Pediatric Neurology

March 25, 2019– Understanding psychological tests and assessments or what do all those numbers mean on the psychological testing

April 29, 2019-Technology and Apps for Autism

 Reminder! If you know of a business, agency, program or organization that you believe represents an

 Autism-Friendly Community member please let us know! 

For a continuous update on what is happening in the world of autism care visit our website at www.asbg.org or join our information and discussion group at http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/ASBG/. Facebook: https://www.facebook-com/Autism-Society-of-the-Bluegrass and YouTube channel-ASBG Kentucky 

Meeting on Monday, December 3rd, 2018

6:30 – 8:30 PM

                      At St. Michael’s Episcopal Church

2025 Bellefonte Drive, Lexington, Kentucky

                            Please join us as the ASBG Presents:

Holiday Potluck

Save the date !!

 Autism Society of the Bluegrass Monthly Meetings: 

December 16th// 1:00-5:00-Cocoa and pictures with Santa!

January 28, 2019-Medications and Autism –Dr.Kristin Dawson 

February 21/22,2019 ARC of KY conference/ Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport Louisville 

February 25, 2019-Autism and Neurology-Dr. Neal Toupin –UK Pediatric Neurology

March 25, 2019- Understanding psychological tests and assessments or what do all those numbers mean on the psychological testing

April 29, 2019-Technology and Apps for Autism

For a continuous update on what is happening in the world of autism care visit our website at www.asbg.org or join our information and discussion group at http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/ASBG/. Facebook: https://www.facebook-com/Autism-Society-of-the-Bluegrass and YouTube channel-ASBG Kentucky 

Please remember to send in your annual membership dues of $12.00 to The Treasurer, ASBG, P.O. Box 24212, Lexington, Kentucky 40524-2412. Also, if you prefer to receive these notices by email please email Sara at saraspragens@gmail.com.St Michael’s Episcopal Church is on Bellefonte Dr., off Zandale Dr., between Nicholasville Rd. and Lansdowne Dr.  Feel free to call 859-299-9000 for directions.  Free childcare will be provided at all meetings. Meetings are the last Monday of the month (except May and November) at 6:30pm.

Reminder! If you know of a business, agency, program or organization that you believe represents an Autism-Friendly Community member, please let us know! 

PLEASE JOIN ASBG!