Virtual ASBG Meeting, Monday, April 27, 2020

Meeting on Monday, April 27, 2020

6:30 – 8:30 PM via Zoom & Facebook Live

Please join us as the ASBG Presents:

COVID 19 Update and Guidance for Families with Dr. Justin Lane

AND

Genetics and Autism: What’s New?
with Delwin Jacoby, APRN, Genetics Clinic, Jo Grayson, Marie Allison, and Deborah Ramirez

Dr. Justin Lane is a UK Faculty member and will talk about resources and supports for families during the COVID 19 pandemic.

Delwin Jacoby is an APRN that sees patients for genetic testing. She will join our meeting toward the end of the meeting to answer questions about genetic testing.

Jo Grayson is the parent of a twelve-year-old son with Christianson Syndrome, a genetic mutation of the SLC9A6 gene in the long arm of the X chromosome. Her child, Thatcher, has also been diagnosed with Celiac, another genetic condition, Epilepsy, and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Marie Allison is the parent of an adult son with PIGA, a genetic mutation on the short arm of the X chromosome. Her son, Chris, has also been diagnosed with Epilepsy and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Deborah Ramirez is the mother of five children from the ages of 17 through 28. Two of her children are neurotypical and three of them have Christianson Syndrome. Ramirez’s sons are Jacob, 27, Gabriel 24, and Elijah 17.

***This Meeting Will Air on Facebook Live at our regular time, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Here: https://www.facebook.com/Autism-Society-of-the-Bluegrass-122689954438582. This meeting will also be recorded for our YouTube Channel and uploaded at a later date. You can join us on Zoom at: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/76201327426?pwd=TWhVaDA2SDJ4ZERjME9oMkVHS0srQT09.

Or simply enter the Meeting ID: 762-0132-7426 and when prompted to enter the password, enter: 037670. No faces will be edited out of the video. If you don’t want your face shown, please do not use the camera feature in Zoom or only submit questions on the Facebook Live. For technical assistance please contact Jo Grayson at (859) 475-2864 before 6:15 p.m.

Autism Society of the Bluegrass Upcoming Events:

May 25—No Meeting due to Memorial Day

June 29—TBA

July 27—TBA

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

Our meetings are on the last Monday in January, February, March, April, June, July, August, September, & October with a holiday gathering on the first Monday in December. Free childcare provided. ***If you are currently receiving a mailed copy of this flyer and no longer wish to receive it or you are not receiving the mailed copy, but would like to, please call or text (859) 475-2864***

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, such as postage, copying, speakers, grants, and scholarships among other costs.

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.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Monday, March 30, 2020 Meeting Cancelled

Due to the recent closures of schools, churches, and cancellations of community gatherings, the board of Autism Society of the Bluegrass has voted to cancel the monthly meeting for March. We understand that our group looks forward to our informational meetings, however, we must also take into consideration our vulnerable population and follow suit in doing our part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. We take the health of our members and their families very serious and we want everyone to be safe as we face this new strand of corona-virus. We will monitor this situation very closely as we look forward to April and will update our meeting announcements as soon as possible. We hope that everyone takes these precautions seriously and stays safe and healthy through this outbreak.

Sincerely,

The Board of Autism Society of the Bluegrass

Monday, February 24, 2020

6:30 – 8:30 PM

St. Michael’s Episcopal Church

2025 Bellefonte Drive, Lexington, Kentucky

Please join us as the ASBG Presents:

Mass Mutual’s SpecialCarewith Mr. Gordon Holmes, Financial Advisor & Special Care Planner

SpecialCare is a program developed by MassMutual Life Insurance Company that provides access to information and resources to families with dependents, of any age, who have a disability. Our mission is to help educate families and caregivers of people with special needs about the importance and steps in creating a life care plan to help provide a secure financial future.

Gordon Homes is a Financial Advisor with WestPoint Financial Group. He provides objective and customized insurance and investment strategies to help meet the financial needs of his clients. He aims to help clients achieve lifelong financial freedom by building long-term working relationships based on mutual respect, ongoing education and comprehensive planning. Prior to joining WestPoint Financial Group, Gordon spent 35 years with MetLife as a Financial Planner, emphasizing his work as a Special Care Planner. A frequent speaker at parent support group meetings and state conferences, he is nationally recognized in the area of Special Needs planning issues, contributing to articles in The Washington Post, The New York Times, and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. He is also active in local communities as a member of over 20 support networks in Indiana and Kentucky.

Autism Society of the Bluegrass Upcoming Events:

February 19-20—Arc of Central Kentucky Conference at Crown Plaza in Louisville https://arcofky.org/category/event/annual-conference/

March—Restraint and Seclusion Workshop with Attorney Rebecca DiLoreto (Time and Location TBA)

March 30—Becky McCabe with the Office of Vocal Rehabilitation

April 27—Jo Grayson: Genetics and Autism: What’s New?

May 25—No Meeting due to Memorial Day

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

Our meetings are on the last Monday in January, February, March, April, June, July, August, September, & October with a holiday gathering on the first Monday in December. Free childcare provided. ***If you are currently receiving a mailed copy of this flyer and no longer wish to receive it or you are not receiving the mailed copy, but would like to, please call or text (859) 475-2864***

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, such as postage, copying, speakers, grants, and scholarships among other costs.

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.

ASBG Meeting Monday, October 28, 2019

Autism Society of the Bluegrass
Meeting on Monday, October 28, 2019
6:30 – 8:30 PM
St. Michael’s Episcopal Church
2025 Bellefonte Drive, Lexington, Kentucky

Please join us as the ASBG Presents: Seeing a Brighter Future: Preparing for Meaningful Employment with Dr. Harold L. Kleinert and our own Patti Logsdon

Seeing a Brighter Future, developed by Kentucky Works, is a 2-hour training curriculum to inspire parents of children with significant intellectual disabilities that employment is possible and can be a meaningful part of their son or daughter’s life. Participants will each receive the Brighter Futures Worksheet to guide them through each of the structured activities. This curriculum is designed to enable families to create action steps for youth of any age to prepare for the world of work. Dr. Harold L. Kleinert is Director Emeritus of the Human Development Institute – University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service (UCEDD) at the University of Kentucky, and Professor Emeritus, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Health Sciences. In his 50 years in the field of developmental disabilities, he has taught students with moderate and severe intellectual disabilities in settings ranging from state institutions to regular classrooms with typical peers. He has directed a broad range of federally funded demonstration and research projects, especially in the area of education of children and youth with significant disabilities, including research focused on alternate assessment, peer tutoring and peer supports, inclusive service-learning opportunities, and transition.

Patti Logsdon of the University of Kentucky’s Human Development Institute, and has worked on the Kentucky Peer Support Network Project, TAALC (Teaching Age-Appropriate Academic Learning via Communication), and Project E3: Educate, Empower, Employ, focusing, respectively, on peer support and relationships, communication, and integrated employment for people with disabilities in Kentucky. As the mom of a son with autism, Patti is very passionate about meaningful inclusion for people with disabilities. Patti has also worked as Parent Coordinator in Fayette County Public School’s Special Education Parent Resource Center, Inclusion Coordinator for the Arc of Kentucky, and Community Living Support Worker for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Patti is a past board member of the Autism Society of the Bluegrass.

ASBG Meeting September 30, 2019

Please join us as the ASBG Presents:
LaDonna Tyler-Gilmore
LaDonna Tyler-Gilmore is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a mental health therapist with
Mountain Comprehensive Care as well as the mother to twin 9-year-old’s, Noah and Maggie,
who are on the autism spectrum, which gives her the unique opportunity to have insight and the
therapeutic knowledge to see and relate to individuals and family members impacted by Autism.
Tyler-Gilmore’s interests include helping people who have been diagnosed with Autism, as well
as their family members using a variety of alternative treatment methods other than Applied
Behavioral Analysis (ABA therapy), or in addition to ABA, if it is a service being provided by
an agency outside of Mountain Comprehensive Care. Tyler-Gilmore will discuss some of the
different methods that she uses to help treat people with Autism, as well as have an open
discussion of what some of the most common obstacles are to accessing services, as well as what
services people would like to see become available. Being a licensed clinical social worker
allows a person to have some knowledge what criteria are required to be diagnosed with autism.
Autism Society of the Bluegrass Upcoming Events:
ARC of KY Walk -October 5 9AM-12PM
October 28-Topic TBA
December 4-Annual Holiday Gathering
For a continuous update on what is happening in the world of autism care, visit our website at http://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
Our meetings are on the last Monday in January, February, March, April, June, July, August, September, & October
with a holiday gathering on the first Monday in December.
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, such as postage, copying,
speakers, grants, and scholarships among other costs.
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 http://www.asbg..org/about to join conveniently online.