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.