Philip J. Spottswood, Ph.D.
Low-cost supportive housing for adults with special needs
You can help your son or daughter to live in a supportive community that allows him/her to help others and be helped by others. Using the Fairweather small group/lodge model, you can empower your young adult to develop social skills and community living skills in a rental community setting.

Washington County Autism Annual Fair
Saturday April 26, 2014
Location: River of Life Church 1250 HWY 555 Springfield, KY 40069
For Questions: Melody McClain 859-336-4228 or
We are expecting over 300 guests. We will have tons of vendor shopping, silent auction, giveaways, raffles, and a Clogging show. Admission is Free. There will be an Autism Recognition Ceremony and each person affected by ASD’s will be given a special gift.

Fayette County Public Schools Autism Services and Supports Team will join us to share current information about how the district is supporting students with autism. Included in the presentation will be a walk-through of Fayette County Public Schools Autism Support Center, an online resource center designed to give administrators, teachers, and parents easy access to evidence based practices and current information for supporting students with autism.

Bring a dish and visit with your ASBG friends.
Due to holidays, we don’t meet at the end of November or December.

November 2

2013 St Michael’s Church
2025 Bellefonte Dr. Lexington, KY

Kids of all ages welcomed! Come in costumes or we can dress the kids up.
Activities: ∗ Wii ∗ Corn hole ∗ Face painting ∗ Basketball ∗ Photo booth ∗ Prizes ∗ & much more!
Snacks provided: ∗ Fruit tray ∗ Sandwiches ∗ Popcorn ∗ Chips ∗ Water ∗ Sweet treats
Fall Festival For Autism flyer 2013a

Mary Volkerding
Kentucky Health Cooperative

As a Community Relations Representative for the Kentucky Health Cooperative, Mary is responsible for education and outreach efforts for the upcoming opportunities within the new health care law. A lifelong resident of Louisville, she is grateful for her years at Eastern Kentucky University where she learned to appreciate the cultural diversity of the state. Mary has spent her working years in careers spanning from motivational speaking and meeting facilitation to association and nonprofit development. She is now eager to take on the challenge of helping Kentuckians raise their levels of awareness and understanding of the Affordable Care Act and Kentucky’s health insurance marketplace.
The continued health care of our loved ones is one of our primary concerns. Come and air your concerns to Mary and have some of your questions answered, while receiving accurate information on the possibilities and limitations of the Affordable Care Act.

GET SET! Time for the Bluegrass Autism Walk, October 19, 10:00AM to 1:30pm at the Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington. Ky.

Doug Barnett is a member of the Fayette County School District Board.

Beth Blakeley, Director of Education
Epilepsy Foundation of Kentuckiana

Seizures are a significant concern and are relatively common in individuals with ASD. In fact, seizures are the most prevalent neurological disorder associated with ASD. While 1-2% of children in the general population develop epilepsy, the prevalence of epilepsy in ASD is much higher, with estimates varying widely from 5% to 38%.
Beth Blakeley, M.S., joined the Epilepsy Foundation of Kentuckiana on May 21, 2007 as the Director of Education and Community Services. Beth received her Master of Science in Physiology and Biophysics from the University of Louisville, then worked at the Louisville Science Center as the Life Sciences Coordinator for five years writing and presenting science curriculum to students (K – 12) and teachers. Since 2007, she has provided all educational programs at the EFKY, training hundreds of individuals each year in seizure awareness and response through the Managing Students with Seizures: A Training for School Nurses, Seizure Training for School Personnel, Seizures and You: Take Charge of the Facts, First Responders: Epilepsy and Seizure Awareness for Law Enforcement Training, First Responders: EMS Personnel Training, Signature Employment Program, Building Successful Veteran Outreach Partnerships Program and Seizure Training for Senior Adult Day Program Workers, and Seizure Training for Childcare Personnel.

The Bluegrass Region’s ASD Forum has been scheduled for August 20, 2013 from 10:00-4:00, and will meet in the Board Room (building 2) on the campus, 1351 Newtown Pike in Lexington.