October

Mapping Dreams—Transition to Adulthood

Date: Tue, October 16 2018
Time: 6:00 pm—8:00 pm (EST)
Location: Holly Hills Retreat, 100 Chapel Drive, Somerset, KY 42501

This session is designed for families who are ready to learn what they can do to plan a successful transition from high school to postsecondary education or training, employment and independent living. Topics include: changes in rights and responsibilities, disability disclosure and supporting self-advocacy. Curriculum developed by PACER’s National Parent Center on Transition and Employment through Mitsubishi Electric Foundation grant.

RSVP:
Stella Beard
KY-SPIN
Education and Outreach Coordinator
Stella@kyspin.com
270-566-8007 or 270-384-5613

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IEP: A Closer Look

Date: Thu, October 18 2018
Time: 3pm
Location: Perry County Public Library 289 Black Gold Blvd Hazard, KY 41701

This session will explain in depth what the Individualized
Education Program (IEP) is and all of the important parts that make up the IEP.

For more information and to RSVP contact:
Kellie Smith,
KY-SPIN Educational Specialist
Eastern KY Region
kellie@kyspin.com
or 859-756-3401

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Mapping Dreams—Transition to Adulthood

Date: Thu, October 18 2018
Time: 6pm—8pm
Location: Path Forward of Kentucky, Inc./ 707 Executive Park/ Louisville, KY 40207

This session is designed for families and professionals who are ready to learn what they can do to plan a successful transition from high school to postsecondary education or training, employment and independent living. Topics include: changes in rights and responsibilities, disability disclosure and supporting self-advocacy. Curriculum developed by PACER’s National Parent Center on Transition and Employment through Mitsubishi Electric Foundation Grant.

RSVP: Stella Beard Education and Outreach Coordinator KY-SPIN stella@kyspin.com
270-566-8007(Cell) or 270-384-5613 (Office)

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KY-SPIN Family Fall Festival

Date: Sun, October 21 2018
Time: 3-5pm
Location: Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Airport’s Ballroom; 2735 Crittenden Drive; Louisville, KY 40209

FREE event for children with disabilities, their siblings and parents/caregivers.

FREE games, trick-or-treating and refreshments.

Wear your costumes (no scary, gory or revealing costumes).

Please RSVP to 800-525-7746 or ava@kyspin.com

Sponsored By Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Airport

 

 

 

To make a donation or volunteer for the event please contact
KY-SPIN at the phone number or email address above.

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Stress Management

Date: Mon, October 22 2018
Time: 6pm-8pm
Location: St. Elizabeth Hospital/ 4900 Houston Road/ Florence, Ky 41042 Meeting will be held in the Lower Level Conference room near the cafeteria.

Is stress the head of your household? Are you ready for the stressor
ambulance? Let us give you some tips, strategies and ways to help relieve
the stress that comes from life.

RSVP: Barb Sweeney, First Steps
at 859-655-1198 or
Barbara.Sweeney@stelizabeth.com

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Medicaid Waivers and Transition Resources

Date: Tue, October 23 2018
Time: 6:00 pm—8:00 pm (EST)
Location: Kentucky School for the Blind (Library), 1867 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY

In partnership with Kentucky School for the Blind (KSB)

This session will provide an update on Medicaid Waivers and resources
available to families in Kentucky. We will also discuss the various stages of
transition and how families can prepare for a successful transition from
elementary to middle to high school and beyond. It is never to early to begin
planning for the future.

To provide information on Medicaid Waivers, we will
have a few special guests.
Elizabeth Kries—Waiver Manager, Division of Developmental
and Intellectual Disabilities.
Jill Hunter—Deputy Commissioner, Department of Medicaid
Services
Pam Smith—Division Director, Department of Medicaid
Services

RSVP: Stella Beard, KY-SPIN Education and Outreach Coordinator
Stella@kyspin.com 270-566-8007 or 270-384-5613

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Mapping Dreams—Transition to Adulthood

Date: Wed, October 24 2018
Time: 6pm-8pm
Location: Path Forward of Kentucky, Inc./ 1030 Burlington Lane, # 3/ Frankfort, KY 40601

This session is designed for families and professionals who are ready to learn what they can do to plan a successful transition from high school to postsecondary education or training, employment and independent living. Topics include: changes in rights and responsibilities, disability disclosure and supporting self-advocacy. Curriculum developed by PACER’s National Parent Center on Transition and Employment through Mitsubishi Electric Foundation Grant.

RSVP: Stella Beard Education and Outreach Coordinator KY-SPIN stella@kyspin.com
270-566-8007(Cell) or 270-384-5613 (Office)

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KY-SPIN’s LunchShop Webinar Series: Collaborative Communication- Building Partnerships

Date: Thu, October 25 2018
Time: 12pm-1pm EST
Location: Webinar

A tour through how our communication can effectively build a partnership while advocating for your child. Skills, barriers, and values of collaborative communication will be explored with the child always as the main focus.

To Register:
(https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4885520881896073217)

Once you have registered you will receive an email with the link to join the webinar on the day and time listed above.

For more information contact:
Stella Beard,
KY-SPIN Education and Outreach Coordinator
stella@kyspin.com or
270-566-8007(Cell) 270-384-5613 (Office)

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Special Education Process (age 3-21)

Date: Fri, October 26 2018
Time: 2pm
Location: Menifee County Public Library 1585 Main St, Frenchburg, KY 40322

This session will explain in depth what the Special Education Process is, what your rights and responsibilities are, as well as how to effectively advocate for your child’s needs. A step through the whole Special Education Process from initial evaluation to the writing of IEP.

For more information and to RSVP contact:
Kellie Smith,
KY-SPIN Educational Specialist
Eastern KY Region
kellie@kyspin.com
or 859-756-3401

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November

KY-SPIN’s LunchShop Webinar Series: Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy

Date: Thu, November 15 2018
Time: 12pm-1pm EST
Location: Webinar

This session will discuss what advocacy means, how to improve your advocacy skills, and how you can make a difference. We will discuss the importance of collaboration to effectively advocate for your child. This curriculum was created by the National Family Advocacy Support and Training (FAST) Project, a project of PACER Center.

To Register:
(https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6463037493266425857)

Once you have registered you will receive an email with the link to join the webinar on the day and time listed above.

For more information contact:
Stella Beard,
KY-SPIN Education and Outreach Coordinator
stella@kyspin.com or
270-566-8007(Cell) 270-384-5613 (Office)

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Stress Management

Date: Sat, November 17 2018
Time: 9am-12pm (CST)
Location: Hillvue Heights Church, 3219 Nashville Rd, Bowling Green, KY 42101

Is stress the head of your household? Are you ready for the stressor
ambulance? Let us give you some tips, strategies and ways to help relieve
the stress that comes from life.

The meeting room number at Hillvue Heights Church is 3012 and 3013, located in the Children’s building. Enter under the awning on the right of the church, take the elevator to the 3rd floor.

RSVP:
Stella Beard,
KY-SPIN Education and Outreach Coordinator
stella@kyspin.com or
270-566-8007(Cell) 270-384-5613 (Office)

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December

KY-SPIN’s LunchShop Webinar Series: Skills for Effective Self–Advocacy

Date: Thu, December 13 2018
Time: 12pm-1pm EST
Location: Webinar

This session will discuss what self-advocacy means, how to improve your advocacy skills, and how you can make a difference. We will discuss the importance of collaboration to effectively advocate for yourself. This curriculum was created by the National Family Advocacy Support and Training (FAST) Project, a project of PACER Center.

To Register:
(https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1023283979193556737)

Once you have registered you will receive an email with the link to join the webinar on the day and time listed above.

For more information contact:
Stella Beard,
KY-SPIN Education and Outreach Coordinator
stella@kyspin.com or
270-566-8007(Cell) 270-384-5613 (Office)

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