Meeting on Monday, February 27th, 2017 “Gastrointestinal Issues and Concerns for the Child with Autism”

Meeting on Monday, February 27th, 2017

6:30 – 8:30 PM

At St. Michael’s Episcopal Church

2025 Bellefonte Drive, Lexington, Kentucky

Please join us as the ASBG Presents:

“Gastrointestinal Issues and Concerns for the Child with Autism”

George J. Fuchs, III, MD

Professor of Pediatrics and Chief, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition University of Kentucky College of Medicine and Kentucky Children’s Hospital. Dr. Fuchs performed his undergraduate and medical studies at the University of Missouri, Pediatric residency and postgraduate fellowships in Geographic Medicine and Pediatric Gastroenterology-Nutrition at Tuft’s New England Medical Center and Pediatric Infectious Disease and Pediatric Gastroenterology-Nutrition at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Dr. Fuchs is past Chair, GI Committee of the Autism Treatment Network and has been involved in health and nutrition policy working with the World Health Organization and World Bank on malnutrition, diarrheal disease, and low birth weight, a member of the International Expert Consensus Group on the compositional requirements of infant formula to support the development of a Codex Aliment Arius standard, and the NIH on food allergy, among others. He is past Chair, Nutrition Committee and on the Executive Counsel of the North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) and is currently on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition.

For all parents, dealing with this month’s meeting topic can create some anxiety. For parents of children identified on the spectrum this problem can be magnified by communication issues. Join us as we learn what our loved ones experience and discuss some recommended strategies for addressing these important life problems.

Save the date:

ASBG March 27th Meeting – Marylee Underwood, Developmental Disabilities Council

Autism workshop – “Mental, Behavioral, and Financial Health for Teens and Adults with Autism “on Saturday, April 22, Tates Creek Christian Church, 3150 Tates Creek Road. Presenters include, Dr Caitlin Allen discussing Mental health and anxiety in young adults, behavioral consultant Amanda Ralston, attorney Karen Perch on Special Needs Trusts and ABLE Accounts, Eric Zimmerman, an adult with autism, and more. Further details will follow. – Please visit the 874K Coalition website http://www.wherevent.com/detail/Advocacy-Action-Network-874K-Disabilities-Coalition-Advocacy-Event to view the upcoming day at the Capital Event.

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 moc.liamgnull@snegarpsaras.

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.