Autism Spectrum

Society
5:23 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Kentucky Autism Training Center Neurologist Comes to Lourdes Hospital

Dr. Gregory Barnes

Pediatric neurologist Dr. Gregory Barnes from the Commission for Children with Special Healthcare Needs in Louisville is opening the Office of Autism in Kentucky, a statewide and regional office providing support for families and caregivers by coordinating resources, and giving referrals -  local points of contact - of specific physicians such as pediatric developmental doctors. Crissy Ramey of Families on the Spectrum comes back to Sounds Good to tell us about the meeting at Lourdes tomorrow night (Tuesday, July 22), welcoming Dr. Barnes to Paducah.

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Education
4:19 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Safety on the Spectrum: Awareness for Kids with Autism

For families with children who are living in the autism spectrum, routine safety awareness is even more important. Crissy Ramey of Families on the Spectrum speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about keeping potentially vulnerable kids safe. Hear the conversation:

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Education
4:47 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Do Autistic Kids Fare Better In Integrated Or Specialized Schools?

Originally published on Tue June 3, 2014 3:03 pm

The federal law that governs special education lays out the goals pretty clearly: Students are entitled to an appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment.

But some parents of children with autism feel their local public schools aren't meeting their kids' needs. And with autism diagnoses rising, new schools are emerging specifically for autistic children.

Some parents see these specialized schools as a godsend. For others, they raise a new set of questions.

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Education
12:17 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Paducah Autism Support Group Helps Parents Understand IEPs

Paducah's Crissy Ramey of Families On The Spectrum joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk more about parents of autistic kids dealing with IEPs, or Individualized Education Programs. Families on the Spectrum is a new local non-profit group, whose goal is to provide fun family outings, meetings, parents' nights out, and to offer community support for autism families in western Kentucky.

Hear the conversation:

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Society
2:01 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Local Nonprofit Offers Community Support for Autism Families

Families on the Spectrum is a support group for families of autistic children with outreach based on love, awareness and acceptance. Krissy Ramey is one of its board members, the parent of an autistic child, and an aggregator of information about real life with autism. Kate Lochte speaks with Ramey about the group and how you can get involved.

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Society
2:42 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Kentucky Reshapes Services for Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Legislation passed last Friday in the Kentucky House of Representatives codifies a new Advisory Council on Autism Spectrum Disorders. We learn more about this Council and how it reshapes services to ASD individuals with the Medical Director of the Kentucky Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities, Dr. Allen Brenzel, a Lexington Pediatrician and Child Psychiatrist. Kate Lochte opens the discussion by asking how this council differs from its predecessor, created during the administration of Governor Ernie Fletcher in 2005.

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