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.

The Woodhill theatre will have a special showing of the movie, Despicable Me 2, for the special needs audience on August 3rd at 10am at the Woodhill Theater, 425 Codell Drive, Lexington, KY 40509. Ph: (859) 269 2207

Shelley C. Sellwood-Davis
Assistant Director, Stewart Home School

Since 1893, Stewart Home School has been a community dedicated to the education and enrichment of students with special needs. The philosophy has always centered on providing enriched opportunities for the pursuit of happiness—a lifestyle of choices. Over the years, these special individuals and their families have joined with five generations of the Stewart family to provide a nurturing environment and an extension of home. Our mission is to provide in a beautiful way for the educational, vocational, emotional, recreational and spiritual needs of individuals with unique learning and social expression differences.

Stewart Home offers continuing education, vocational training, independent living skills assistance and an incredible variety of social and recreation activities. Students and their families set goals and design programs from among the many choices of classes, work opportunities and social experiences. Residence Halls, Classrooms, Gymnasium, Pavilion, Fitness Center, Library, Ballfield, Riding Ring and Stables, Fishing Ponds and Grounds combine to create a setting for a special needs education as lovely and complete as any college campus.

“Music Therapy, the Power of Music for the Mind and Body for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum”

Presented by Dale Lewis, MT-BC, NMT-Music Therapist, Music Therapy of the Bluegrass, LLC.

Dale Lewis is a Board Certified Music Therapist, with an additional certification in neurologic Music Therapy. He resides in Lexington, KY, and provides Music Therapy services through his private practice, Music Therapy of the Bluegrass, LLC, as well as part time services to Hospice of the Bluegrass. He also, contracts as a related service to Fayette Co. Public Schools for special needs children. Dale comes from a wide background of professional music/training which includes teaching music for (3) separate public school systems in Rhode Island, Ohio, and Kentucky. Dale has a B.S. in Music from Mid-America Christian College in Oklahoma and an equivalency degree in Music Therapy from the University of Louisville.