Event: Pros & Cons of CAM Therapies

Autism & Asperger Support Group of Bowling Green is hosting: Pros & Cons of CAM Therapies with Presenter Dr. Patricia Williams, Developmental Pediatrician at the Weisskopf Child Evaluation Center. The event will be Saturday February 8th from 10:00-11:30 A.M. at the Alive Center (1818 31-W Bypass). This a rare opportunity to hear a medical professional specializing in the area of ASD address this often controversial topic. Family members, caregivers, and professionals, are all welcome to attend!

CAM Therapies are Complementary and Alternative Medicine Therapies such as special diets, vitamin supplements, etc.

New Location!

Hello Everyone! We would like to keep the community up to date regarding some exciting changes that are taking place within our agency. Community Living is excited to announce that we are now located at 181 West Professional Park Court, Unit 1 (Downstairs), Bowling Green, KY 42104. We are pleased to announce that with this larger space we will be adding a Physical Therapy Clinic in the near future! Keep an eye out for the clinic opening, and come out and visit our new location! For further information and detailed directions, please call 270-843-5300.

Buddy Walk 2013

CLiK is a proud sponsor and will be participating in Down Syndrome of South Central Kentucky’s Buddy Walk this year.  Check out the link below for more information on the Buddy Walk.  It will take place on Saturday September 14th and the Bowling Green Ball Park (Hot Rods Stadium).  Come join us for a great day of fun and help raise awareness!



Upcoming Training Series


Registration is open Monday, August 12th for this  free, first Fall UK Human Development Institute Fall Seminar Series!   There are live, video-conference locations which will host this interactive Seminar in Lexington and around the state.   Please email this announcement and the e-registration flyer to your friends and colleagues, as well as parent list-serves!




“Social-Emotional Development and Self-Regulation for Young Children


September 20th, 1pm – 3pm E.T.; 12 – 2 C.T. 


UK Coldstream Research Campus


Human Development Training Room,


1525 Bull Lea Road, Lexington KY  40511; video-conference sites around the city/state for parents,professionals, and educators.


 CEU’s approved or pending in Social Work, Psychology, Early Childhood, & Speech Language Pathology and Audiology




Presenters: Caroline Gooden, Doctoral Candidate, U.K. Human Development Institute, KEDS Co-PI Julie Kraska, OTR/L and Director, Kraska Associates, Inc.


This seminar includes a foundational introduction to children’s social-emotional development with practical suggestions for assisting the development of self-regulation for young children aged birth to five years.  In the introduction, important terms and contexts are defined including six components of children’s emotional health, including self-regulation.  In section 1, healthy social-emotional development is presented through examination of limbic development for early physiological self-regulation.  In section 2, discussion focuses on the identification of delays in early physiological functioning for young children.  In section 3, descriptions of recommended sensori-motor strategies for improved self-regulation in the areas of sleeping, feeding, muscle tone, activity level, and behavior are introduced.  The content of the seminar is appropriate for families, early childcare professionals, teachers, providers of early intervention services, psychologists, and social workers who work with young children and their families.




If you want to insure a seat at one of our HDI locations or statewide locations, PLEASE REGISTER through the electronic link http://www.hdi.uky.edu/news/events.   As we have a new registration system, you will need to create an account with your email and a password.  All registrants will receive a copy of the Power Point to print off and bring with you several days prior to the Seminar.  




We have CEU approval for Early Childhood Professionals, Social Workers, SLP’s, Vocational Rehab Counselors through their Seminar affiliation and are waiting for expected CEU approvals from the Board of Psych and Licensed Professional Counselors.   Those Social Workers,  Psychologists, and LPC’s  who desire a CEU certificate will be expected to pay a fee of $20 in cash or check, payable to “University of Kentucky.”   This fee helps the Human Development Institute recover the costs of CEU application fees to those Board of Examiners.


Middle Tennessee Autism Conference

The Autism Society of Middle Tennessee is having their Fall Conference on Saturday September 21st from 8AM-3:30PM at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN.  The topics of this conference will include:

  • Perspective taking
  • Social thinking, social interaction, and social communication skills
  • Adapting and responding to situations

This is a great opportunity for Parents and Professionals.  CEU’s will be offered.  For more information on the conference and to register please visit: http://conference.tnautism.org/



At www.Smart911.com you can create an account with important information that first responders may need in the event of an emergency.  For example, if your child likes to sleep in a particular place in the home and there is a house fire, this information would go to the first responders so they would know exactly where to start their search of the home.

Smart911 is a free service that can help save lives.  Visit the below website to create a profile today and help ensure your families safety in the event of an emergency.


Grant for iPads

Here is some information on the Hart Supported Living Grant which helps individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities get iPads to help with communication and development needs.

Applications are due by April 1st each year and those awarded with an iPad will be notified by July 1st of that year.  This may be something to consider for next year.

Here is the application and general information needed.


Expanding Services

Community Living in Kentucky (CLiK) is excited to announce a recent expansion to the Communicare Region of Kentucky!  CLiK is now providing Behavior Support Services through the Michelle P. Waiver in the Communicare Region,  Contact us at 270-843-5300 if you have any questions or would like to request our services.