ASBG Meeting: April 29, 2019: One Family’s Journey with Their Amazing Son Jacob

      Autism Society of the Bluegrass

              

Meeting on Monday, April 29, 2019

6:30 – 8:30 PM

St. Michael’s Episcopal Church

2025 Bellefonte Drive, Lexington, Kentucky

Please join us as the ASBG Presents:

One Family’s Journey with their amazing son Jacob

Dave and Crystal Carty will talk about their journey with Jacob, his diagnosis and being an advocate.

They will talk about the impact of getting him involved in services at an early age.

Jacob is seven now, he was diagnosed when he was two. He is now in first grade.

Jacob loves technology. Dave and Crystal will talk about what they have used that works well for him now as well as things planned to try when he gets older. Dave has created a blog https://www.schooledintech.com/category/autism/

 Autism Society of the Bluegrass Monthly Meetings: 

May – NO Meeting

June“Exploring Finds and Losses: Naming Grief, Discovering Joy”   Chaplains will facilitate an interactive discussion on what losses may be experienced and what unexpected joys may be found on the journey of raising a child with unique needs. Led by Rev. Christine Ross, M.Div., BCC, UK HealthCare, Pediatric Chaplain and Georgia Dunagan, MASF, Resident Chaplain, UK HealthCare

July-Autistics United Kentucky-Discussion on Who Speaks for Autism and How Self-Advocates and Caregivers Can Be Respectful of the Unique Lens Each Group Brings to the Conversation

September 22, 2019-Autism Society of the Bluegrass Walk at Kroger Stadium!

SAVE THE DATE!!

 Reminder! If you know of a business, agency, program or organization that you believe represents an

 Autism-Friendly Community member please let us know! 

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 

ASBG Meeting: March 25, 2019: Making Numbers Talk: Understanding Your Child’s School Evaluation

Please join us

Monday, March 25, 2019

6:30 – 8:30 PM

St. Michael’s Episcopal Church

2025 Bellefonte Drive, Lexington, Kentucky

 as the ASBG Presents:

“Making Numbers Talk: Understanding Your Child’s School Evaluation”

Jordan Findley MS

Jordan Findley is in her third year of doctoral training at the University of Kentucky in the School Psychology program. As a student, she has completed a school-based practicum in central Kentucky under the supervision of a nationally certified school psychologist. She has clinical experience presenting assessment results to parents and research experience analyzing the content of Individualized Education Programs for students with Autism.

 Autism Society of the Bluegrass Monthly Meetings: 

March 25, 2019 – Understanding psychological tests and assessments or what do all those numbers mean on the psychological testing.

April 29, 2019 – Technology and Apps for Autism

SAVE THE DATE!!

September 22, 2019 – Autism Society of the Bluegrass Walk at Kroger Stadium!

 Reminder! If you know of a business, agency, program or organization that you believe represents an

Autism-Friendly Community member please let us know! 

We always provide free, experienced childcare at meetings.

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.

ASBG Meeting: February 25, 2019: Autism and Neurology

Meeting on Monday, February 25, 2019

6:30 – 8:30 PM

                      At St. Michael’s Episcopal Church

2025 Bellefonte Drive, Lexington, Kentucky

Please join us as the ASBG Presents:

Autism and Neurology –Dr. Neil Toupin

Dr. Toupin is with the Department of Neurology at the University of Kentucky Medical Center’s Kentucky Clinic. Dr. Toupin earned his medical degree at the University of Kentucky, College of Medicine, in Lexington. Dr. Toupin also completed a Child Neurology residency and a Pediatrics residency at the University of Kentucky, School of Medicine. Dr. Neil conceived and implemented an institution protocol for evaluating and treating new diagnosed children with infantile spasms.

 Autism Society of the Bluegrass Monthly Meetings: 

February 21/22, 2019 ARC of KY conference/ Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport Louisville 

February 25, 2019-Autism and Neurology-Dr. Neal Toupin –UK Pediatric Neurology

March 25, 2019– Understanding psychological tests and assessments or what do all those numbers mean on the psychological testing.

April 29, 2019-Technology and Apps for Autism

September 22, 2019-Autism Society of the Bluegrass Walk at Kroger Stadium!

SAVE THE DATE!!

 Reminder! If you know of a business, agency, program or organization that you believe represents an

 Autism-Friendly Community member please let us know! 

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 

ASBG Meeting: January 28, 2019: Medications and Autism

Meeting on Monday, January 28, 2019

6:30 – 8:30 PM

                      At St. Michael’s Episcopal Church

2025 Bellefonte Drive, Lexington, Kentucky

Please join us as the ASBG Presents:

Medications and Autism –Dr. Kristin Dawson

Assistant Professor and the Associate Program Director for the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship. Kristin Dawson earned her medical degree at the University of Kentucky, College of Medicine, in Lexington. Dr. Dawson completed a psychiatry residency at the University of Utah, School of Medicine in Salt Lake City before returning to the University of Kentucky to complete training in child and adolescent psychiatry.
She is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology in Psychiatry as well as Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

 Autism Society of the Bluegrass Monthly Meetings: 

February 21/22, 2019 ARC of KY conference/ Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport Louisville 

February 25, 2019-Autism and Neurology-Dr. Neal Toupin –UK Pediatric Neurology

March 25, 2019– Understanding psychological tests and assessments or what do all those numbers mean on the psychological testing

April 29, 2019-Technology and Apps for Autism

 Reminder! If you know of a business, agency, program or organization that you believe represents an

 Autism-Friendly Community member please let us know! 

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 

ASBG Meeting: December 3, 2018: Holiday Potluck

Meeting on Monday, December 3rd, 2018

6:30 – 8:30 PM

                      At St. Michael’s Episcopal Church

2025 Bellefonte Drive, Lexington, Kentucky

                            Please join us as the ASBG Presents:

Holiday Potluck

Save the date !!

 Autism Society of the Bluegrass Monthly Meetings: 

December 16th// 1:00-5:00-Cocoa and pictures with Santa!

January 28, 2019-Medications and Autism –Dr.Kristin Dawson 

February 21/22,2019 ARC of KY conference/ Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport Louisville 

February 25, 2019-Autism and Neurology-Dr. Neal Toupin –UK Pediatric Neurology

March 25, 2019- Understanding psychological tests and assessments or what do all those numbers mean on the psychological testing

April 29, 2019-Technology and Apps for Autism

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 tS.moc.liamgnull@snegarpsaras 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.

Reminder! If you know of a business, agency, program or organization that you believe represents an Autism-Friendly Community member, please let us know! 

PLEASE JOIN ASBG! 

In Remembrance

Walter Ernest Page passed away on November 11th and requested that donations be directed to ASBG. He was a loving friend and father. He will be greatly missed!

Donations may be given through PayPal or mailed to:
ASBG Treasurer
P.O.  Box 24212
Lexington, Kentucky 40524





Autism and Anxiety Workshop 2018

Presented by the Autism Society of the Bluegrass

Join Eastern Kentucky University masters and doctoral students in psychology for a workshop to learn about the causes of anxiety and find strategies to address it in individuals with autism.

Saturday, October 27
9am-1pm
Tates Creek Christian Church
3150 Tates Creek Road, Lexington

Fee: $10
Questions or scholarship requests: 859-299-9000, moc.liamgnull@snegarpsaras

Don’t Miss Out on Next Steps Workshop

ASBG Hang Out: Every Second Wednesday

Please join us for fun, food, and conversation. This is a great opportunity to make friends and discover resources in your community. All are welcome.

ASBG Meeting: September 24, 2018: Service Dogs for Autism 101

Autism Society of the Bluegrass

Monday, September 24, 2018 /6:30 -8:30 PM

at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church

2025 Bellefonte Drive, Lexington, Kentucky

Please join us as the ASBG Presents:

Service Dogs for Autism 101: From Application to Fundraising to Incorporating a Service Dog in School and At Home

Jo Grayson is a parent and an Autism Society of the Bluegrass board member. Jo has an 11-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 a Direct Support Provider at Path Forward of Kentucky and for her son through Participant Directed Services with the Michelle P. Waiver, but previously taught developmental English composition at EKU, substituted all grade levels at Fayette County Public Schools, and substituted elementary levels in Rowan County. Along with her time spent volunteering for ASBG, Jo also volunteers at her son’s school on a regular basis. 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 spent two weeks training with her son’s service dog, Saul in Xenia, OH. Saul came home just before Christmas in 2017 and a few months later, joined Thatcher at school. Now Thatcher and Saul are inseparable and Saul keeps Thatcher safe on a daily basis.

Save the date!!

Autism Society of the Bluegrass Monthly Meetings:

September 9th- ASBG WALK-Kroger Stadium!!!!

September24-The journey of one family to get a service animal for their child-Jo Grayson

October 8-Self Advocates -Meaningful conversation with legislators’ event with Arc of KY, Arc of Central KY and ASBG

October 13 -NEXT STEPS My child just received the Medical Diagnosis of Autism- What do I do next? Location-Tates Creek Christian Church

October 27-Autism and Anxiety- Dr. Myra Beth Bundy and students at EKU –Location-Tates Creek Christian Church

October29-ASBG monthly meeting

November 9-Arc of Kentucky Bluegrass Airport event

November/December3-Annual Holiday Gathering

January 28, 2019-Medications and Autism –Dr.Kristin Dawson 

February 25, 2019-Autism and Neurology-Dr. Neal Toupin –UK Pediatric Neurology

March25, 2019-Understanding psychological tests and assessments or what do all those numbers mean on the psychological testing

April 29, 2019-Technology and Apps for Autism-

Reminder! If you know of a business, agency, program or organization that you believe represents an Autism Friendly Community member, please let us know!

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 JOIN ASBG!

 Anyone can participate in our meetings and listserv at any time, but we need involvement of members!  We all benefit when we have an active stake.  There are costs associated with all we do.  In addition to postage, copying, and other administrative costs:

·        We compensate speakers at our monthly meetings. 

·        We sponsor groups important to our population, such as the Best Buddies at UK and the ongoing Adults with Asperger’s/Autism Meet-up Group. 

·            We sponsor events with information important for our population, such as the           Arc of Kentucky annual conference

·         We offer regional workshops, covering such topics as difficult behaviors in toddlers and meaningful independent living for adults on the spectrum. 

·               We take some of our workshops on the road to areas outside our immediate region. 

·               We partner with Lexington Parks and Recreation to bring programming throughout the year to individuals with all sorts of disabilities.

·         We provide scholarships to paid members who attend other seminars and conferences in Kentucky and beyond.

·         We take autism information to disabilities fairs.

·         We work on pertinent legislation in Frankfort.

·         We plan, and plan, and plan.

ASBG is an all-volunteer non-profit chapter of the Autism Society of America.  You enjoy what ASBG offers from time to time and know it is a valuable organization for our region, so make it official.  Join us!

Send your annual membership dues of $12 to The Treasurer, ASBG, and P.O.  Box 24212, Lexington, Kentucky 40524-2412.  Or visit www.asbg..org/about to join conveniently online.

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