ASBG Meeting: August 27, 2018: Autism Friendly Community Initiative

Autism Society of the Bluegrass

Monday, August 27, 2018 /6:30 -8:30 PM

at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church

2025 Bellefonte Drive, Lexington, Kentucky

Please join us as the ASBG Presents:

Autism Friendly Community Initiative

The incidence rate of ASD is now 1:59. Autism starts in childhood and doesn’t end when a person becomes an adult. As we work to improved community understanding of autism is critical to improving outcomes for children, youth and adults with ASD.

An Autism Friendly Community will promote safety, respect and acceptance of differences while providing meaningful, inclusive choices with respect to supports, services, friends, allies, and living circumstances.

3 programs that have made a difference –PACT, Smart 911, and Lexington Public Library Sensory Supports:

1. Police Autism Community Training (PACT) www.pactautism.com

1 in 5 individuals with Autism report being stopped or questioned by the police at least once by their mid-20s. Elopement attempts occurs in approximately 50% of this population. Abbey Love, Kirsten Scheil and Suzanne Williams have all been working hard to train First Responders about Autism.

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2. Smart 911

Debra Nantz- 911/PSAP Manager and Community Education Coordinator

The SMART 911 is a secure website where a family can place pictures and other information about their loved one that can become an added resource for the 911 operator to have in an emergency, or if the caller is unable to provide this information.

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3. Lexington Public Library Sensory Supports -Natalie Davis

Sensory Regulation tools for families that are available while you are at the library!!

More information to come! If you know of a business, agency, program or organization that you believe represents an Autism Friendly Community member, please let us know!

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Autism Society of the Bluegrass Monthly Meetings:

August 27-Autism Friendly Business

September 9th- ASBG WALK-Kroger Stadium!!!!

September24-The journey of one family to get a service animal for their child-Jo Grayson

October 13 -NEXT STEPS My child just received the Medical Diagnosis of Autism- What do I do next?

October 27-Autism and Anxiety- Dr. MyraBeth Bundy and students at EKU

October29-ASBG monthly meeting

November/December3-Annual Holiday Gathering

January 28, 2019-Medications and Autism –Dr.Kristin Dawson 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

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.

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

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PLEASE JOIN ASBG!

ASBG Meeting: July 30, 2018: How to Save with STABLE Kentucky Accounts

Autism Society of the Bluegrass

              

Meeting on Monday, July 30, 2018/6:30 – 8:30 PM

St. Michael’s Episcopal Church

2025 Bellefonte Drive, Lexington, Kentucky

Please join us as the ASBG Presents:

How to save with STABLE Kentucky Accounts- Samara Heavrin-Director

STABLE Kentucky is an initiative that Kentucky State Treasurer Allison Ball put forward in December 2016. STABLE Kentucky is Kentucky’s ABLE plan that allows individuals with disabilities the ability to save and invest up to $15,000 per year without losing government benefits such as Medicaid or SSI.  Kentucky has partnered with the Ohio STABLE Account program to make this possible for Kentuckians at no cost.

Samara Heavrin, a Leitchfield, Kentucky native, is the Director of the STABLE Kentucky Initiative, and Unclaimed Property Division for Kentucky State Treasurer Allison Ball.  Samara graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2014 with a degree in Advertising and minor in Graphic Design. After graduation, Samara interned for U.S. Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) in his Washington, D.C. office.  In January of the following year, Samara joined U. S. Senator Rand Paul’s (KY) staff, also in Washington, D.C., as Staff Assistant.  She was quickly promoted to Executive Assistant and Scheduler to the Senator.  After nearly three years in D.C., Samara returned home to Kentucky to join Treasurer Allison Ball’s staff in Frankfort, serving in her current capacity as Director.

Save the date!! Autism Society of the Bluegrass Monthly Meetings:

August 27-Autism Friendly Business

September 9th ASBG WALK-Kroger Stadium!!!!

September24-The journey of one family to get a service animal for their child-Jo Grayson

October 13 -NEXT STEPS My child just received the Medical Diagnosis of Autism- What do I do next?

October 27-Autism and Anxiety- Dr. Myrabeth Bundy and students at EKU

October29-ASBG monthly meeting

November/December3-Annual Holiday Gathering

January 28, 2019-Medications and Autism –Dr. Kristin Dawson

For a continuous update on what is happening in the world of autism care, visit our website at www.asbg.orgor 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

  PLEASE JOIN ASBG!

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,  P.O.  Box 24212, Lexington, Kentucky 40524-2412.  Or visit www.asbg..org/about to join conveniently online.

June ASBG Meeting

No flyer was made for this meeting, but the video is now available.


ASBG Meeting: April 30, 2018: Navigating the Functional Assessment Process

Autism Society of the Bluegrass

Monday, April 30, 2018 /6:30 -8:30 PM

at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church

2025 Bellefonte Drive, Lexington, Kentucky

Please join us as the ASBG Presents:

Navigating the Functional Assessment Process:

A Tool for ParentsMark Samudre and Megan Jones

This training is designed to help parents become more familiar with how a school identifies a treatment to challenging behaviors based on an understanding of its function. Trainers will provide information to parents on the functional assessment process and the professional requirements school staff have in ensuring appropriate interventions are selected. By becoming more familiar with the functional assessment process, parents will be able to meaningfully participate in future meetings with their child’s IEP team and/or a school’s behavioral support staff.  Megan Jones began her career as a special education teacher in Lexington, Kentucky, at an alternative middle and high school. She spent her last two years leading the special education department at the alternative school and has spoken at many conferences concerning the topic of teaching students with different modalities. She received a master’s in teacher leadership and is currently working on her PhD in learning and behavior disorders. Megan is also working on her board certification to become a behavior analyst. She is passionate about helping at-risk high school students transition successfully into adulthood and in facilitating positive behavior changes with students in alternative settings. Mark Samudre is currently working on his PhD in special education at the University of Kentucky. He is also working on receiving his board certification to become a behavior analyst. Prior to his time as a doctoral student, Mark was an elementary special education teacher in the Washington D.C. Metro area of students with emotional/behavioral disorders. As a teacher, Mark provided support to design and implement individualized behavior management systems for students who were more resistant to typical classroom management procedures. A principal goal of his is to effectively prepare teachers, parents, and caregivers on managing challenging behaviors that impede both social and academic outcomes.  

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.  If you prefer to receive these notices by email please email Sara at moc.liamgnull@snegarpsaras.

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.

St. Michael’s Episcopal Church is on Bellefonte Dr., off Zandale Dr., between Nicholasville Rd. and Lansdowne Dr.  Feel free to call 859-299-9000 for directions.  Free childcare will be provided at all meetings.. Meetings are the last Monday of the month (except May and November) at 6:30pm.

ASBG Meeting: March 26, 2018: Legislative Issues Specific to Autism in Kentucky

Autism Society of the Bluegrass

              

Meeting on Monday, March 26, 2018

6:30 – 8:30 PM

St. Michael’s Episcopal Church

2025 Bellefonte Drive, Lexington, Kentucky

Please join us as the ASBG Presents:

Legislative Issues Specific to Autism in Kentucky

Bart Baldwin – Lobbyist/Consultant

1915C Medicaid Waivers Redesign (Michelle P, SCL, etc.)

Using a Managed Care Organization (MCO) to access therapies

Commercial Insurance – accessing services and HB 218

Bart has over two decades of experience in public policy, lobbying and executive level management in the health care and human services fields. He started Bart Baldwin Consulting in 2013.  He has a long history of advocating on behalf of children with Autism and their families dating back to 2009.  He was the primary lobbyist on the successful passage of HB 159 in the 2010 legislative session.  HB 159 created the Autism Insurance Mandate and set up the licensing board for Applied Behavior Analysts. He currently advocates on behalf ABA Advocates, Hopebridge and Autism Speaks Government Relations.

Save the date!!

March 31/1-3pm Easter egg event at Tate’s Creek Christian Church-call 859-537-2634for more info

 April 30, 2018 – FBA (Functional Behavior Assessment) Mark Samudre and Megan Jones

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

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.  In addition to postage, copying, and other administrative costs:

  • We compensate speakers at our monthly meetings. 
  • We sponsor groups important to our population, such as the Best Buddies at UK and the ongoing Adults with Asperger’s/Autism Meet-up Group. 
  •    We sponsor events with information important for our population, such as    the Arc of Kentucky annual conference
  • We offer regional workshops, covering such topics as difficult behaviors in toddlers and meaningful independent living for adults on the spectrum. 
  • We take some of our workshops on the road to areas outside our   immediate region. 
  • We partner with Lexington Parks and Recreation to bring programming throughout the year to individuals with all sorts of disabilities.
  • We provide scholarships to paid members who attend other seminars and conferences in Kentucky and beyond.
  • We take autism information to disability resource fairs.
  • We work on pertinent legislation in Frankfort.
  • We plan, and plan, and plan.

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,  P.O.  Box 24212, Lexington, Kentucky 40524-2412.  Or visit www.asbg..org/about to join conveniently online.

ASBG Meeting: February 26, 2018: Medicaid 101 and Medicaid Waiver Update

Autism Society of the Bluegrass

               Autism

Meeting on Monday, February 26, 2018

6:30 – 8:30 PM

St.. Michael’s Episcopal Church

2025 Bellefonte Drive, Lexington, Kentucky

 

Please join us as the ASBG Presents:

 

Medicaid 101 and Medicaid Waiver update

 

Lori Gresham RN, Clinical Program Manager Senior for the Department of Medicaid Services

 

Lori Gresham is the Clinical Program Manager Sr. for the redesign of Kentucky’s 1915 (c) waivers.  She has experience in emergency medicine, pediatric care, and medical-surgical care.  Her experience in Medicaid includes extensive knowledge of all of the 1915 (c) waivers from waiver applications to regulations to the inner day-to-day processes.

 

Save the date!!

 

Autism Society of the Bluegrass Monthly Meetings:

 

March 26, 2018 –Legislative Issues Specific to Autism in Kentucky, Bart Baldwin, ABA Advocates

April 30, 2018 – FBA (Functional Behavior Assessment) Mark Samudre and Megan Jones

 

ARC of KY Annual Conference: 2018

March 8 & 9-ARC of Kentucky conference– go to www.arcofky.org  to register for the annual conference (deadline: February 28).

 

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

 

 

It’s that time of year.

 

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.  In addition to postage, copying, and other administrative costs:

·        We compensate speakers at our monthly meetings. 

·        We sponsor groups important to our population, such as the Best Buddies at UK and the ongoing Adults with Asperger’s/Autism Meet-up Group. 

  •    We sponsor events with information important for our population, such as the           Arc of Kentucky annual conference

·         We offer regional workshops, covering such topics as difficult behaviors in toddlers and meaningful independent living for adults on the spectrum. 

·             We take some of our workshops on the road to areas outside our immediate region. 

·             We partner with Lexington Parks and Recreation to bring programming throughout the year to individuals with all sorts of disabilities.

·         We provide scholarships to paid members who attend other seminars and conferences in Kentucky and beyond.

·         We take autism information to disabilities fairs.

·         We work on pertinent legislation in Frankfort.

·         We plan, and plan, and plan.

 

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,  P.O.  Box 24212, Lexington, Kentucky 40524-2412.  Or visit www.asbg.org/about to join conveniently online.

Sensory Friendly Event and Spark ASD Study Opportunity

Check Out This Event!!!

ASBG Meeting: January 29, 2018: Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District: What the Decision Means for FAPE (Free Appropriate Public Education) in Kentucky

Autism Society of the Bluegrass

Meeting on Monday, January 29, 2018

6:30 – 8:30 PM

At St. Michael’s Episcopal Church

2025 Bellefonte Drive, Lexington, Kentucky

 

Please join us as the ASBG Presents:

 

Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District: What the Decision Means for FAPE (Free Appropriate Public Education) in Kentucky

 

Todd G Allen, J.D., B.S.

Deputy General Council

Kentucky Department of Education

 

Todd G. Allen serves as Deputy General Counsel for the Kentucky Department of Education. Todd joined the Kentucky Department of Education’s Office of Legal, Legislative & Communication Services in 2014. Prior to joining KDE, Todd worked for four years as an associate attorney in the Lexington office of Landrum & Shouse, LLP, where he practiced civil litigation, including defense of school districts, officials and staff. Todd earned his J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 2010, and a B.S.. in Accounting from the University of Kentucky in 2007.  He currently serves as the Program Chair for the National Council of State Education Attorneys, and previously served as the Chair of the Kentucky Bar Association’s Education Law Section.  Todd is originally from Meade County and currently resides in Lexington.

Save the date

February 26 Meeting –  Medicaid 101 and  Medicaid Waiver update -Lori Gresham RN, Sr. Clinical Medicaid Program Manager

March 26 Meeting –Legislative Issues Specific to Autism in Kentucky, Bart Baldwin, ABA Advocates

April 30 Meeting –  FBA (Functional Behavior Assessment) Mark Samudre and Megan Jones

Go to www.arcofky.org to register for the annual Arc of Kentucky conference March 8 & 9 (deadline: February 28).

 

 

For a continuous update on what is happening in the world of autism care, visit our website at [http://www.asbg..org]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.

Please remember to send in your annual membership dues of $12.00 to The Treasurer, ASBG, P.O. Box 24212, Lexington, Kentucky 40524-2412.

 

If you prefer to receive these notices by email please email Sara at moc.liamgnull@snegarpsaras.

 

St Michael’s Episcopal Church is on Bellefonte Dr., off Zandale Dr., between Nicholasville Rd. and Lansdowne Dr.  Feel free to call 859-299-9000 for directions.  Free childcare will be provided at all meetings. Meetings are the last Monday of the month (except May and November) at 6:30pm.

 

ASBG Meeting: October 30, 2017: The Power of Peers – A Strategy for Schools

Autism Society of the Bluegrass

Meeting on Monday, October 30th, 2017

6:30 – 8:30 PM

At St. Michael’s Episcopal Church

2025 Bellefonte Drive, Lexington, Kentucky

Please join us as the ASBG Presents

‟ The Power of Peers – A Strategy for Schools”

by

Patti A. Logsdon – Project Coordinator, Kentucky Peer Support Network

 

Research tells us that making friends can be especially hard for students with significant disabilities. Peer Support Arrangements and Peer Networks can help foster relationships IN THE SCHOOL SETTING by bringing students together. Peer Support Arrangements train students (usually a student with a significant disability along with one to three peers) to provide academic and social support to each other during ongoing learning activities. Beyond the classroom, a group of peers (usually three to six) form a Peer Network together with a student with a significant disability, to help foster social connections and friendships between classes, at lunch, in extracurricular activities, or beyond the school day. School staff facilitate these groups to ensure their success. Please invite folks from your child’s school to learn more about these evidence-based strategies!

 

Patti Logsdon is Project Coordinator for the Kentucky Peer Support Network Project, which aims to increase learning and inclusive activities between students with and without significant disabilities. The Kentucky Peer Support Network Project is an initiative of the Human Development Institute at the University of Kentucky, with funding provided by the Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities. As the mom of a young adult son with autism spectrum disorder, Patti is very passionate about meaningful inclusion for people with disabilities.

 

Save the date:

  • January –Todd Allen KDE Exceptional Children’s Division attorney – he will speak on the recent Supreme Court Case (Andrews Case) and how it will impact services/supports in KY
  • Please remember the ASBG does not meet in November and will have it’s December meeting/ potluck holiday dinner on December 4th.

 

 

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

 

Please remember to send in your annual membership dues of $12.00 to The Treasurer, ASBG, P.O. Box 24212, Lexington, Kentucky 40524-2412. Also, if you prefer to receive these notices by email please email Sara at moc.liamgnull@snegarpsaras.

St Michael’s Episcopal Church is on Bellefonte Dr., off Zandale Dr., between Nicholasville Rd. and Lansdowne Dr.  Feel free to call 859-299-9000 for directions.  Free childcare will be provided at all meetings. Meetings are the last Monday of the month (except May and November) at 6:30pm.

ASBG Meeting August 28, 2017: Autism and Employment

Autism Society of the Bluegrass
Meeting on Monday, August 28th, 2017
6:30 – 8:30 PM
At St. Michael’s Episcopal Church
2025 Bellefonte Drive, Lexington, Kentucky
Please join us as the ASBG Presents:
‟ Autism and Employment”
A conversation with The Kentucky Secretary of Labor- Derrick Ramsey”
Derrick Ramsey was born and raised in Hastings, Florida. As a standout football player there, he receive a scholarship to the University of Kentucky where he enjoyed great success. In 1975, Ramsey would become the first African-American starting quarterback in the University of Kentucky’s history. After a successful nine-year NFL career including winning a 1981 Super Bowl ring, he would soon become a small business owner managing real estate and personal investment portfolios.
In 2004, Secretary Ramsey began his first stint in a state government role when he was appointed Deputy Secretary of Commerce in the Governor Ernie Fletcher Administration. Soon after leaving office, Ramsey began serving as the Director of Athletics at Coppin State University in Baltimore in 2008. In December of last year, newly-elected Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin called on Ramsey’s proven track record on leadership by asking him to once again serve the citizens of the Commonwealth, this time as Secretary of the Kentucky Labor Cabinet.
Save the date:
  ** Get Registered Now!!!!    –  The 2017 Bluegrass Autism Walk will be held on Sunday, September 10, 2:00 PM -5:00 PM, at Whittaker Bank Ball Park, 207  Legends Lane, Lexington, KY.  Mark your calendars and sign up for the walk at www.asbg.org
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.facebookcom/Autism-Society-of-the-Bluegrass and YouTube channel-ASBG Kentucky
Please remember to send in your annual membership dues of $12.00 to The Treasurer, ASBG, P.O. Box 24212, Lexington, Kentucky 40524-2412. Also, if you prefer to receive these notices by email please email Sara at moc.liamgnull@snegarpsaras. St Michael’s Episcopal Church is on Bellefonte Dr., off Zandale Dr., between Nicholasville Rd. and Lansdowne Dr.  Feel free to call 859-299-9000 for directions.  Free childcare will be provided at all meetings. Meetings are the last Monday of the month (except May and November) at 6:30pm.

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