“Side by Side” Young Artists Art Exhibit January 20-April 4, 2014 Bowling Green, KY

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Side by Side
Bowling Green, Kentucky

A collaborative exhibition of artwork created by young artists with disabilities and area artists.
In partnership with
January 20 – April 4, 2014
Join us for a reception honoring the artists 
Saturday, February 7th from 2-4pm
in the Dorothy Grider Garden Gallery
of the Kentucky Museum
1400 Kentucky Street 
(on the campus of Western Kentucky University)
Exhibition Hours:  MondaySaturday 9:00am – 4:00pm
     Sunday 1:00 – 4:00pm
For more information regarding this location call:  270-745-2592
Vision of an inclusive society
Strength in shared resources
           Artistic expression that unites us all
VSA Kentucky is a member of the VSA Affiliate Network, a program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. 
Many thanks to the organizations that make the Side by Side program possible throughout Kentucky.
 The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, provides operating support to VSA Kentucky with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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Upcoming Webinar – January 21, 2015

Positive Supports and Cross Systems Crisis Intervention Planning 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Webinar Description:

This webinar will address positive behavior supports for people with I/DD, and approaches to cross system crisis intervention planning.


Joan Beasely, Ph.D

Dr. Joan Beasley is a Research Associate Professor at the University of New Hampshire, Graduate Department of Social work and serves as the Director of the National Center for START Services at the University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability. She is a licensed mental health counselor and holds a Ph.D. in Social Policy from the Heller School at Brandeis University. Dr. Beasley has worked to promote the development of effective services for people with disabilities and their families for more than 30 years.

Dr. Beasley founded the START project, which she directed from 1989 until 2000. In 2001, START was identified in the US Surgeon General’s report as a national model. Dr. Beasley serves as Director of the National Center for START Services, at the University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability. She serves on the National Board of Directors of NADD, is co-chair of the Behavioral Health SIG of AUCD.


Dan Baker, Ph.D

Dan Baker, PhD is Director of Community Positive Behavior Support, Transition, and Supported Employment Projects, and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities. Dr. Baker’s focus at The Boggs Center is on positive behavior support, models of community and educational support, transition services, and mental health services for persons with disabilities. Dr. Baker earned his PhD in Educational Psychology in 1992 and a Teaching License in 1990 from the University of Minnesota. He has worked with people with a range of disabilities; his applied work includes efforts in schools, residential settings for people with disabilities, recreational programs, and employment supports.

Dr. Baker is very involved with NADD, an association for persons with developmental disabilities and mental health needs, serving on the Board of Directors and co-editing The NADD Bulletin from 2006 – 2011.



  • For more information please see the EVENT WEBSITEor contact Shannon Haworth at AUCD
  • Please Note- There is NO cost for this webinar!
  • This webinar will be archived and can be viewed a few days following the event on AUCD’s WEBINAR LIBRARY


For disability accommodations email Shannon Haworth or call 301-588-8252 a minimum of five days in advance.

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New Positive Behavior Support Specialist!


Clik would like to welcome our newest Positive Behavior Support Specialist to the CLiK team, Peggy Kirby!  Peggy will be serving Warren, Allen, Barren, Monroe, and Metcalfe counties.  Welcome to CLiK Peggy, we are glad to have you!

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Now Hiring!

Clik is now hiring the following positions!  Feel free to check out our Employment page for all employment opportunities: https://clikgroup.com/employment/

Positive Behavior Support Specialist 

Community Living in Kentucky (CLiK) is seeking Positive Behavior Support Specialists (PBSS) to serve children and adults with developmental disabilities whom present a variety of needs (intellectual disability, physical disability, skill deficits, challenging behavior, etc.) in the Warren, Allen, and Daviess County areas. Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) preferred or behavior therapists with experience providing services under BCBA supervision. Minimum requirements include: Masters degree with 1 year experience. Full and part time contractor positions available.  Direct and indirect billable services provided by CLiK include but are not limited to: formal development of Functional Assessment and Positive Behavior Support Plan, formal behavior tracking of target behaviors, development of teaching procedures to address skill deficits, creation of visual teaching materials, caregiver support and training, discrete trial training, precision teaching, and fostering independence by implementing self-monitoring procedures. All interested should contact CLiK Executive Director, Julie Cole at juliecole@clikgroup.com or 270-843-5300.


Congratulations Leslie Birdwhistell!


CLiK would like to say congratulations to one of our Mental Health Therapists/Positive Behavior Support Specialists on passing her Licensed Clinical Social Work Exam, Leslie Birdwhistell!  Congrats on the new credentials, we are very proud!