Workshop 2016

“Supports for the Newly Diagnosed in Early Childhood and Elementary Years”
The Early Years
The diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders is stressful and overwhelming. Families and professionals need all the supports available as they begin to cope with the condition. Supports help with behavior management, visual learning, seeking medical services, sensory integration therapies and financial strategies through waiver programs to secure services. This workshop can be a great way to help you on this journey.

Date: April 16, 2016
Location: Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital, 2050 Versailles Road, Lexington, KY 40504
ASBG thanks all our presenters for sharing their time and wisdom. Presentations are posted below. We are processing videos and look forward to posting them as well.
ASBG also thanks Cardinal Hill for hosting this event.
Our Presenters
Daniel Larrow, MD
Keynote Speaker
Executive function, Medications, and Meltdowns
Executive Functions and Orchids
Amanda Moore Chastain, MA, CCC-SLP, COM
Speech Therapy
Speech Therapy – Supports for the Newly Diagnosed
Nicole Sheffield, MS, OTR/L
Chelsea Kraska, MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapy’s Role in Children with ASD
Carla Barrowman Clevenger
Tonya Wells (DAIL)
Leslie Hoffman (Medicaid)
Mel Tyner-Wilson (ASBG, UK Pediatrics)

Q & A Talking About Supports and Waivers
Dale Lewis, MT-BC, NMT-Music Therapist
Music Therapy
The Power of Music for the Heart and Soul
Abigail Love, Bachelor’s Degree in Deaf Education, Elementary Education, and Special Education
Hands-on Visual Supports
Visual Supports
Visual Supports Parent Handout
Amanda Ralston, M.Ed., BCaBA, LABA
Applied Behavior Management
VBC Introduction to Behavior Services in KY
Meredith Evans, Ms. RDN. LDN. Nutrition CCSHCN
Supports for children with Special Needs
Feeding the Autistic Child