Meeting on Monday March 27th, 2017 “A Visit with Katie Bentley”

Public Policy Coordinator for the Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities

Katie is the mother of two children with developmental disabilities.  Katie’s work in policy began many years ago when she traveled to Washington DC to advocate for children receiving SSI.  Her work improved children’s services and opened the door for children’s advocacy nationally for the first time in nearly twenty years.  Shortly after, Katie published her story as a mother of a child with disability in The Shriver Report, by Maria Shiver.  In Kentucky, Katie and her son worked with advocacy leaders to influence the passage of the Restraint and Seclusion Regulation in KY schools.  Katie’s current work at the council includes educating legislators about how laws will impact persons with disabilities and their families and building stronger relationships with legislators and communities.

Save the date:

Please Remember, April is Autism Awareness Month

**    April 11th – May 11th, – “Social Group for Adolescents and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder” at St. Michael’s   Episcopal Church, 2025 Bellefonte Drive, Lexington. 6:30PM – 8:00 PM

**    April 22nd,   Autism workshop “After School Special; Independence for Adolescence and Adults with Autism” 9:00AM – 3:00 PM at Tates Creek Christian Church, 3150 Tates Creek Road, Lexington, KY.

**    April 8th,   A discussion on “The future of Medicaid and the impact on the future of services and support for Kentuckians and their families.”  At The Kentucky Protection & Advocacy Office (P&A 5 Mill Creek Park, Frankfort, KY, 9:30AM

**     April 22nd Femme Fatales WMC, ACHA Chapter, Ride for Autism, The ride starts at 10:00 AM at Lexington Indian and ends at Proud Mary Honky Tonk. – Contact moc.kooltuonull@cmwffahcam

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.