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.

Our first-ever sensory-friendly screening, The Croods, went so well, we knew we wanted to make it a regular event, and have begun that process! Mark Saturday, June 1, 10a.m., on your calendars for Epic 2-D! Thanks in great part to the efforts of Zach Goble at UK and the autism-friendly atmosphere at Woodhill Cinemas, we have forged new relationships that are continuing. Join us again in June!

Paul Glaser M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor Departments of Psychiatry, Pediatrics will present, “What is the proper role of medications in helping people with Autism Spectrum Disorders?”

11am – 3pm at the River of Life Church
1255 Hwy 555, Springfield, KY 40069
Free Games for Kids, Door Prizes & Raffles, Silent Auction, Autism Informational Booths, Concessions, Vendors, Autism Walk, and more. Free Admission.

April 14th to April 28th at St Michael’s Episcopal Church
2025 Bellefonte Dr.
Opening reception April 14th 2pm to 4pm
The public is invited
Open daily 10am to 2pm
Information on submissions:
Original art, artwork by those with Autism or on the spectrum.
Accepting visual art in 2D or 3D, photography, fiber art, music & poetry.
We prefer 2D art be ready to hang but we can work with the artist on presentation. Music should be submitted to CD or performed live at the reception with prior approval.

Donna Pottinger will present information on the Supports Intensity Scale (SIS) and explain how it is being used to determine support for individuals receiving support through the various waivers that are available in KY (Michelle P and Supports for Community Living waiver). Donna Pottinger is one of 16 assessors who have been trained & certified by AAIDD to administer the assessment. In addition, she is one of 3 assessors who provide training on the SIS.
As recommended by the American Association on Intellectual & Development Disabilities (AAIDD) the SIS is “a standardized assessment designed to measure the pattern & intensity of supports an adult with intellectual disabilities requires to be successful in community settings.” AAIDD developed the assessment over a 5 year period from 1998 -2003 in response to changes in how society views individuals with intellectual disabilities.
Come early and meet Ms. Annie Beebe, OTR/L, who has recently opened her pediatric therapy service, Hop, Skip, & a Jump, in Georgetown. Ms Beebe will make a short presentation on the services she will be offering.

[important]Cancelled due to illness. This event may be rescheduled.[/important]
Bluegrass Adoption Support Network is proud to welcome Kathleen Morris to Lexington for a 1-day seminar on dealing with Sensory Issues.
Kathleen Morris was at BASN last year and spoke on spectrum disorders and sensory processing. She is back again this year with another one day conference. Our adoption group is sponsoring this program but we wanted to include those with Autism and related disorders as many of the issues are similar for these children.

This meeting will feature representatives from UK’s new CASPER (Center for Autism Spectrum Evaluation, Service, and Research) group, followed by a report from Vicky Roark and Marie Allison on the highlights of the Autism Society of America 2012 national meeting.