Ava Stidham, Content Curator
Ava Stidham is a longtime employee of KY-SPIN. She has more than 25 years of dedicated service in helping families with children with disabilities. Ava is a happily married mother of two children and four grandchildren. Ava is known in the office as the “go to” person. In Ava’s spare time, she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and attending Southeast Christian Church.
My name is Kellie Smith. I have lived in Central Kentucky for the past 18 years, but Leslie County will always be “home”. I have a adult son with a Traumatic Brain Injury and our road has not been easy. As a young single mother in Leslie County, I had a difficult time finding resources and desperately needed assistance in my home town and even in surrounding towns. I really had no idea what services were really needed, much less how to find and access them. I felt completely alone. I left Leslie County in 2001 in pursuit of a better life for him. My goals are to educate parents that are in the same position that I found myself in all those years ago and still often find myself in today, connect them will valuable resources and opportunities to assist their child live their best life and to make sure that they know they are not alone.
Michaela Evans is a mother to an amazing young man on the autism spectrum. Through her journey with autism, she has become passionate about raising awareness and advocating for families of children with disabilities. In raising her child, she has had the pleasure of working one on one with behavior specialists, speech therapists, occupational therapists, and psychologists. These opportunities have provided her with a wealth of experience to pull from when helping families navigate challenging behaviors, developmental delays, sensory processing disorder, and autism.
Rhonda Logsdon has been with KY-SPIN for over 30 years in various capacities. She is a sibling of 3 whom have a disability and began as a teenager presenting for KY-SPIN. She is also a proud mom, of the greatest gift of her life, who foster/adopted her child. She is dedicated to assisting families and persons with disabilities to access needed information to be successful. Rhonda believes all children, no matter the severity of their disability, can achieve great things!
I have been in involved in Special Education and Advocacy work for many years. My husband Ryan and I have 4 children – JB (24), Clayton (21), Taylor (16) and Cole (15). Our son Clayton has Williams syndrome. I have worked in Special Education in different school systems as a Parent Resource Coordinator, Special Education Liaison and Special Education Program Assistant. Some of those duties included assisting families in locating resources in their local area and helping them become better advocates for their children.