A College Graduate!

by pathforward August 12, 2019
08:00 AM
  Denise Knight and Teresa Lonkard   Paulette has always been passionate about learning and about achieving her goals. When she learned about the College Connections program through Down Syndrome of Louisville with a partnership with JCTC, she knew she wanted to be a part of it. On May 23, 2019, after almost 3 years of hard work and determination, Paulette celebrated graduating college at Jefferson Community and Technical College. Paulette enjoyed taking part in classes including Life Skills, which she attended with several of her peers. She then chose a variety of integrated courses including African American Music History, Drawing, and History of Rock and Roll. She reported that she loved her music classes and learned a lot. After giving a speech during her ceremony about what graduating meant to her, she celebrated her accomplishment with her family home provider and her siblings. She said it was a “great day” and she was sure to let all of her friends know about her graduation. Paulette shared that her mother had always told her that she could graduate college and she wanted to complete the program for her mother.  Paulette is excited to have her certificate of completion and to be a college graduate. She is ready to go out and change the world. Congratulations Paulette!    

The Bluegrass Does It Again!

by pathforward August 9, 2019
11:17 AM
  The Bluegrass Does It Again! The Bluegrass Region of PFK held their annual Fun & Fit Field Day in June at Lawrenceburg’s Splash Park and BOY was it fun! Each year DSPs, consumers and their families are invited to participate in a day of healthy food and fun physical exercise.   This year, over 35 participated in the Splash Park antics along with Frisbee fun, beach ball volleyball, hula hooping, jump roping, water balloon fights and best of all making giant bubbles! Healthy salads, fresh fruits, chicken, grilled garden veggies and turkey dogs beat out avocado chocolate pudding, brownies and watermelon slushies, only by a nose!   Even Wiggles, the Humane Society’s mascot showed up to give hugs and get pictures taken. Path Forward of KY is proud to offer this free and fun event that not only promotes opportunities for learning about healthy choices in an inclusive environment, but grows socialization skills for our wonderful consumers while on their road to success! At PFK, we’ll make the journey with you!      

The Bluegrass Does It Again!

by pathforward August 9, 2019
11:17 AM
  The Bluegrass Does It Again! The Bluegrass Region of PFK held their annual Fun & Fit Field Day in June at Lawrenceburg’s Splash Park and BOY was it fun! Each year DSPs, consumers and their families are invited to participate in a day of healthy food and fun physical exercise.   This year, over 35 participated in the Splash Park antics along with Frisbee fun, beach ball volleyball, hula hooping, jump roping, water balloon fights and best of all making giant bubbles! Healthy salads, fresh fruits, chicken, grilled garden veggies and turkey dogs beat out avocado chocolate pudding, brownies and watermelon slushies, only by a nose!   Even Wiggles, the Humane Society’s mascot showed up to give hugs and get pictures taken. Path Forward of KY is proud to offer this free and fun event that not only promotes opportunities for learning about healthy choices in an inclusive environment, but grows socialization skills for our wonderful consumers while on their road to success! At PFK, we’ll make the journey with you!      

Participant Spotlight: Eric and Chelsea's Art

by pathforward March 11, 2019
09:00 AM
Chelsea, Eric and I first met in an art studio years ago. They both were very active and enthusiastic about trying different types of art. Since that time it’s been my honor to work with them outside of that studio and we’ve continued to use art as a means to relax, study and give away as gifts. We’ve painted wine glasses, done wood burning, and used a variety of mediums to create different pieces.        Eric: I like to do art to make myself and others happy. I painted a portrait of my friend’s father after he passed away and she loved it. Working on art is fun to do. I have no favorite type of art. It’s like food, I like to try different things. When I paint I like to do characters from movies or design my own. One day I’d like to design characters for a video game.          Chelsea: Art relaxes me. I also like to make crafts for myself and others. I really like to make yarn hair bands and other items for my reborn doll. Sketching Anime is one of my favorite activities. After a car accident, I was afraid I couldn’t do art again, but it has helped strengthen my hand and arm and I’m getting better than I was before I broke my arm. by: Deb Owens, DSP Community Activity @ painting with a Twist by Chelsea  Acrylic painting by Eric Wine glass painted by Eric    Wood burning and watercolor by Chelsea