The Role of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy in Medicine: Addressing the Psychological & Physical Symptoms Stemming from Adverse Life Experiences

” A substantial body of research shows that adverse life experiences contribute to both psychological and bio-medical pathology.  Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an empirically validated treatment for trauma, including such negative life experiences as commonly present in medical practice.  The positive therapeutic outcomes rapidly achieved without homework or detailed description of the disturbing event offer the medical community an efficient treatment approach with a wide range of applications.”

Click the link below to read the full article on EMDR, what it is, and how it is used, by Francine Shapiro, PhD:



Autism Family Night + FREE ASD Screeners for kids 1-5 yrs. old!

ASD Screening Event


We Invite You to Check Out this Free Screening Event from The Autism-Asperger Support Group:


“The Autism & Asperger Support Group of Bowling Green is excited to announce that in cooperation with the ECC at WKU (Big Red School), Lifeskills, First Steps and Graves Gilbert Clinic we are having an Autism Family Night from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8th at Chick-Fil-A on Campbell Lane.  Because many kids are not routinely screened, we wanted to try and help bridge that gap by offering free screeners for children ages 12 months to 5 years old during Autism Awareness Month in April.

We are thrilled to have qualified professionals volunteering to administer the screener as well. It will take parents only a few minutes to answer the questions and get their results. Children who have an abnormal result will be referred to First Steps if under age 3, the public school system, and for further psychological evaluation. We know that early intervention makes a huge difference for children with an autism spectrum disorder, and we are hoping to catch some who might not be detected apart from a formal screener.  Anyone who completes a screener at the event will have their name entered into a drawing for prizes.  There will be some fun autism related activities for kids as well.”


“Unscrambling Myths: The Truth about Work, Wages, and Waivers”

We invite you to schedule a new presentation available for families, guardians, person-centered teams, “circles of support”, and advocates: “Unscrambling Myths: The Truth about Work, Wages, & Waivers”.  Topics of the presentation include: the impact of wages on SSI & Social Security, methods for retaining Medicaid even after SSI ends, managing patient liability, work incentives for SSI & Social Security, and steps we can all take today to help people with disabilities move toward self-sufficiency.  The presentation requires approximately 2 hours including time for questions and answers.

To schedule the presentation, contact: Jeff White, (MBA, CWIC) Quality Assurance Coordinator, Division of Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities.  Email: .  Phone: 502-564-4440


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Office Opening at Noon Tuesday 3/4/14

CLiK, LLC will be opening today at 12:00 P.M. Noon due to severe road conditions.  We hope you stay safe if you are out traveling and feel free to stop by and see us this afternoon!

“National Eating Disorder Awareness Week Event”- WKU ALIVE Center

Did you know that this is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week?  The Western Kentucky University ALIVE Center will be hosting an evening devoted to spreading awareness of eating disorders in our community: including art, music, and information.  This is a free event that we encourage everyone to attend!  For more information call 270-792-9683 or send an email to

“Striving For ‘The Good Life’- What Families Can Do”- Free Event!

In this workshop presented by Hope Leet Dittmeier, MRC, you will “explore realistic visions of the good life for people with disabilities and what family actions are most likely to result in the good life for your family member”.  This workshop will be on Saturday, March 8th, at the Bon Air Library (2816 Del Rio Place, Louisville, KY) from 9:15 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.  This is a free event that we encourage you to attend!

Clik the link below to view the flyer for “Striving for ‘The Good Life’- What Families Can Do”

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Community Education’s 9th Annual Spellabration!

Community Education’s 9th annual Spellabration will take place Friday, Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. at Sloan Convention Center. All money raised at the event, which has been described by past participants as a party with an adult spelling bee in the middle, supports the agency’s after-school programs, specifically funding one-on-one aides for students with special needs and helping cover the costs of the high-quality walkie-talkies used by staff to ensure safe communication at all programs. Want to join in the fun? Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children 10 and younger. Admission includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and the chance to browse the event’s silent auction. Auction items include UK/UofL/WKU tickets, weekend getaways to places such as Gatlinburg, Cincinnati, St. Louis and many, many more! For more information, call Community Education at (270) 842-4281.

“Oddly Puddle is From Inner Space”- Playing at The Theater Bug in TN

We encourage everyone to check out “Oddly Puddle is From Inner Space”- an original play showing at The Theater Bug in East Nashville, TN. The showings begin on Thursday, February 14, and continue through February 16th. There will be a special performance February 22nd with a panel discussion afterwards.

“Oddly Puddle” is a funny, touching, and fair representation of the life of a particular child growing up with Autism. The February 15th presentation will benefit the Special Education Advocacy Center!

This is a fun event for the whole family and we encourage you to attend!

Exciting Changes at CLiK!

Hello Everyone! We would like to update you on some exciting changes that have been taking place at Community Living in Kentucky, LLC! We are now under new management & would like to introduce Julie Cole as our new Executive Director. Julie started with us in January of this year and has 7 years of experience in the intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) field. She has previous experience as a case manager, residential, off-site ADT, and community living supports manager. She also completed training to be an internal investigator in 2009. Julie completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology with minors in Criminology and Child & Family Studies at Western Kentucky University in 2005. Throughout her professional career she has remained a strong community advocate with a vision focused on helping people with disabilities and their families to achieve their dreams. We would also like to introduce Kristin Pruitt as our new Executive Director Assistant. Kristin assumed this position in January of this year with a BS from WKU. Kristin is dedicated to connecting individuals with the resources they need in the community. CLiK would also like to introduce Casey Dail as our Positive Behavior Support Coordinator & Supervisor, Andrea Hartman as our Impact Plus Supervisor, and Heather Dausman as our Mental Health Services Supervisor. We invite you to check out the “About” section of our website to read more on these exciting new additions to our staff at CLiK! Come out and see our new location and the exciting changes happening within our Agency!