5/1 Autism support group in Georgetown

A new autism support group in Georgetown will meet on Friday, 5/1 at 6:30pm in the Georgetown Community Hospital cafeteria. Please contact Tiffany Banks (moc.liamgnull@sknabnnaojynaffit) if you would like more information.

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4/28 ASBG benefit at Puccini’s Smiling Teeth

Autism Society of the Bluegrass Benefit and “Sensory Friendly” Night
Tuesday, April 28th, 11:00am – 9:30pm

Please join us for a sensory friendly evening. Proceeds to benefit Autism Society of the Bluegrass

Puccini’s Smiling Teeth’s Newest Lexington Location
Brighton Place off Liberty Road
3090 Helmsdale Place
ASBG Puccini’s Benefit Flyer

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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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4/18 Autism Safety Event at Fire Station 20

The Lexington Fire Department will host an Autism Event on April 18, from 1-4pm at Fire Station 20 (3001 Arrowhead Drive). During this time LFD will have persons to demonstrate fire extinguisher use. Help plan escape route from homes and representatives to demonstrate to families different forms of location devices. While children are playing games with firefighters who are in gear LFD will be helping caregivers to enroll in smart 9-1-1 and fill out paperwork to keep with them saving valuable minutes in an emergency as well as inform of us of how best to approach their loved one.

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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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4/12 Silverback show at Natasha’s

Benefit show for the Autism Society of the Bluegrass

Featuring Lexington’s premier philanthropic Rock and Roll Enterprise:
Classic Rock from the 1960s

Time: 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Date: Sunday, April 12
Place: Natasha’s Bistro & Bar
112 Esplanade, Downtown Lexington

$10/Person donation goes 100 percent to Autism Society of the Bluegrass. Donations will be appreciated at the door or online using PayPal. Kids younger than sixteen are welcome without a donation.

The Autism Society of the Bluegrass is a resource and support group for families and professionals in the Central Kentucky area who are involved with autism.
We are a chapter of the Autism Society of America and a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.


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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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