4/28 Restraint and Seclusion Regulations in KY

Lucy Heskins of Protection and Advocacy will present on Restraint and Seclusion Regulations in KY.

You may wish to review the following documents before this meeting.

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)


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.

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

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!

4/2 Light It Up Blue

The University of Kentucky’s student chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC) is hosting their 2nd annual “Light It Up Blue!” event. Last year, SCEC made history with this event by lighting up Memorial Hall on UK’s campus, the first building in Kentucky to be lit up blue to show support and awareness for people with Autism.

This year the event will be held on April 2nd at the University’s Taylor Education Building, 597 S. Upper St. Lexington, KY 40506. An info fair will begin at 7:00pm and the ceremony will begin around 8:15pm. Following the ceremony, there will be a reception inside of the building where service providers will provide additional information about their organizations, programs, etc. There will also be a silent auction, LIUB T-shirts, and puzzle piece pins that will be sold. The T-shirts will be sold for $10 and the pins will be sold $1 per pin.

Half of the proceeds will go toward Autism Speaks. We would love to see you all at this event! Please spread the word! :) Additionally, if anyone has any questions, you can contact Emily Thornton, SCEC Vice-President at 502-229-2796 or ude.yku.gnull@422hte.

3/27 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)


3/24 Improving Working Memory

Carol Brown, Executive Director and Educational Specialist of Equipping Minds, has been working with children and families who have struggled academically and psychologically since 1981. While receiving her bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Marshall University and master’s degree in Social Services from Southwestern Seminary, she saw that many of the actual difficulties the children were experiencing were NOT addressed in their coursework. She sought additional training in cognitive development therapy, primitive reflex training, sound therapy, vision therapy, and vestibular therapy and combines these in her multi-disciplinary therapy program. In 2012, Carol was licensed and certified as an FIE Mediator by the Feuerstein Institute for the Enhancement of Learning Potential. In 2014, Carol will be continuing her educational and research endeavors as a Doctor of Education (EdD) student. Please join us as Carol presents this fascinating topic.


Also, Patti Parsons will give a brief presentation on the Peer Support Network Project. Research tells us that making friends can be especially hard for students with significant disabilities. Peer support networks can help foster these relationships by bringing students together. UK’s Human Development Institute, through funding from the Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities, is training school teams to set up Peer Support Network pilot projects in schools throughout the state. Patti Parsons, Project Coordinator for the Kentucky Peer Support Network Project, will briefly share information about the project and the upcoming Regional Training (Monday, May 5 in Lexington) for Central Kentucky schools.


2/24 Low-cost supportive housing

Philip J. Spottswood, Ph.D.


Low-cost supportive housing for adults with special needs

You can help your son or daughter to live in a supportive community that allows him/her to help others and be helped by others. Using the Fairweather small group/lodge model, you can empower your young adult to develop social skills and community living skills in a rental community setting.

4/26 Washington County Autism Annual Fair

Washington County Autism Annual Fair
Saturday April 26, 2014
Location: River of Life Church 1250 HWY 555 Springfield, KY 40069

For Questions: Melody McClain 859-336-4228 or ten.sehguhnull@eevsrm

We are expecting over 300 guests. We will have tons of vendor shopping, silent auction, giveaways, raffles, and a Clogging show. Admission is Free. There will be an Autism Recognition Ceremony and each person affected by ASD’s will be given a special gift.

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