ASBG Meeting June 26, 2017: “Becoming a Dog Person: One Family’s Journey to Getting an Autism Assistance Service Dog”

Meeting on Monday, April 26th, 2017

6:30 – 8:30 PM

At St. Michael’s Episcopal Church

2025 Bellefonte Drive, Lexington, Kentucky

 Please join us as the ASBG Presents:  

Becoming a Dog Person: One Family’s Journey to Getting am Autism Assistance Service Dog.”

By: Jo Grayson

Jo Grayson is a parent and an Autism Society of the Bluegrass board member. Jo has a 9 year old son named Thatcher, with a level 3 Autism Diagnosis” requiring substantial support.” Thatcher also has a diagnosis of Celiac and Epilepsy.

Jo is currently an administrative assistant at Guarantee Pest Control, but previously taught developmental English composition at EKU, substituted all grade levels at Fayette County Public Schools, and substituted elementary levels in Rowan County. Jo has spent a significant amount of time learning about Autism and effective treatments, such as therapies, ways to communicate such as PECS, augmentative communication devices, and American Sign Language. Through ASBG she found 4 Paws for Ability, which is a leading non-profit organization that trains service dogs to help those with Autism and other disorders. Her family raised $15,000 and is now working to raise enough money to cover expenses for the two week training trip to Xenia, OH in November 2017

Save the date:

Please Remember, April is Autism Awareness Month            

**  The 2017 Bluegrass Autism Walk will be Sunday, September 10, 2-5pm.  Mark your calendars and sign up for the walk at www.asbg.org

**  The ASBG July meeting will feature is Dr. R. Stephen Amato, Medical Geneticist, University of Kentucky.

 

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.

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