The next meeting of the Bowling Green Aspergers and Autism Resource Group will take place at 2 pm on Sunday, November 11th in the Barnes and Noble community room. This is a parent and professional group with a focus on learning together and supporting children and parents. For more information contact Karen Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beth Richardson, Director of Training and Leadership with The Council, will be speaking on the topic of “Promoting the Dignity of Risk and Supporting Personal Choice” from 9 am – 12 noon on Friday, November 16th at Life Skills (2nd Floor), 380 Suwanee Trail St., Bowling Green. Everyone is welcome to attend this free event.
Before you vote next week you may be interested to review the Democrat and Republican platforms for disability-related issues. You can do so at www.dri-ky.org/drupal/node/116 . Check it out and thanks to the ARC!
United Cerebral Palsy (www.ucp.org) recently released “The Case for inclusion 2012,” its national review of services to people with intellectual disabilities. Kentucky was ranked 30th, largely based on the increases in adults receiving community-based since 2005 (2,543 in 2005 to 5,284 in 2011), when we were ranked 40th. There is always room for improvement, but we are encouraged by the progress.
Make sure to put the 7th Annual Outrunning Autism 5K (www.feat5k.org) at Westport Village in Louisville on you schedule. It will take place on Saturday, September 22, 2012 and is sponsored by Families for Effective Autism Treatment (FEAT), a great local organization. You can run, walk or simply enjoy the many family friendly activities!
Please join us at the Down Syndrome of South Central Kentucky’s Buddy Walk (www.dssky.org) on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at the Hot Rods Stadium. Registration begins at 9:00 am, with the walk starting at 11:00 am, with RockerZ playing throughout the event. CLiK will have a booth so please stop by and say hello. See you there!
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