Exhibitors 2019

ADVOCATES ($1,000 Contribution)

PARTNERS ($500 Contribution)

SUPPORTERS ($250 Contribution)

FRIENDS ($175 Contribution)

New Vista (Formerly Bluegrass.org)


Breakout Sessions

Breakout sessions from the 2019 Expo
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(Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care)

Jody Rogers

VP Nursing at The Kidz Club

Johnathan Pritchard

Director of Nursing Operations at The Kidz Club

This session explains how a Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care (PPEC) facility provides daily care for medically complex children, ages birth to 21 years. Hear from parents and clients how PPECs have empowered their life.


Stella Beard

Assistant Director of KY-SPIN and Special Needs Advocate

This session will explain in depth what the Special Education Process is, what your rights and responsibilities are, as well as how to effectively advocate for your child’s needs. A step-by-step through the whole Special Education Process from initial evaluation to the writing of the IEP, for ages 3 - 21 years.

Pam Smith

Director of Medicaid Community Alternatives Division

Join in this session to gain an understanding of waivers, person centered planning and services.

Karen Perch, PH.D, J.D.

Executive Director of Life Plan of KY 

This session advises on setting up Special Needs Trusts, Stable Accounts and Guardianship.  Learn the tools of protecting your child's future.

Amanda Shepherd

Instructor at Kore Academy

Susan Scott, Founder of My Autism Tribe

This 1-1/2 hour session dives into, "What I wish I had been told when my child was diagnosed with Autism".  Listen to a parent panel discuss their experiences with having an autistic child. Learn about the benefits of ABA Therapy.

Kellie Smith

Educational Specialist with KY-SPIN

This session is designed for families who need to plan a successful transition from high school to training, employment and independent living. Topics include: changes in rights and responsibilities, disability disclosure, and supporting self-advocacy. Curriculum developed by PACER’s National Parent Center on Transition and Employment through Mitsubishi Electric Foundation grant.


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