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2018 KY AHEAD Conference: May 23-25, 2018 Lake Barkley State Park

The Kentucky Association on Higher Education and Disability is pleased to host the 2018 KY AHEAD Conference: “From Referee to Coach- the Evolving Roles of Disability Service Providers” from Wednesday, May 23 to Friday, May 25, 2018 at Lake Barkley State Resort Park

When booking your room, please be sure to let the park know that you are with KY AHEAD in order to receive the conference room rate of $67.00 per night plus applicable taxes and fees. Book by May 5 in order to receive the conference rate.

2018 Conference Title: “From Referee to Coach- the Evolving Roles of Disability Service Providers”

Tentative Schedule (subject to change)

Wednesday, May 23

Thursday, May 24

Friday, May 25

Key Note Speaker:

KY AHEAD is so excited and pleased that Jodi Sleeper-Triplett has agreed to be our Key Note speaker.

“Jodi Sleeper-Triplett is a Master Certified Coach, Senior Certified ADHD Coach and a Board Certified Coach. She is a trainer, master coach, mentor, keynote speaker and author. Her company, JST Coaching & Training, provides training programs individuals and organizations worldwide. Jodi wants her clients to experience an interactive, heart-centered, high-quality training which leaves them skilled, ready and eager to effect positive change in the lives of youth.

In 2005, Jodi developed the first training course focused on coaching youth with ADHD, which is now offered around the world in English, Spanish and Turkish. She is seen by many of her peers as the foremost authority in the field of youth coaching. The JST Coaching Model is cited by researchers and academics as the de facto model for coaching ADHD youth.

Her coaching model was used in the landmark 2-year Edge ADHD coaching research study proving that skill, will and self-regulation improved in all college students who received coaching services and is the co-author of a 2014 study on the effectiveness of the ADHD Benefits of Coaching Scale (ABCS).

Her first book, Empowering Youth With ADHD: Your Guide to Coaching Adolescents and Young Adults for Coaches, Parents, and Professionals provides coaches, parents and professionals with a powerful new guide to improving the lives of youth with ADHD through coaching.” (Jodi)

“Jodi Sleeper-Triplett MCC, SCAC, BCC Biography.” Aco, ADHD Coaches Organization: Promoting Adhd Coaches & Coaching Worldwide,

Registration and Payment- NOW OPEN! REGISTER TODAY

Registration forms must be received by Monday, May 7th. The registration fee for the entire conference is $210. Daily registration rates are Wednesday $55, Thursday $100, and Friday $55. The registration fee includes refreshment breaks on Wednesday, dinner on Wednesday, refreshment breaks on Thursday, lunch on Thursday, and breakfast on Friday.

Participants and their guests are invited to an optional social activity on Thursday evening. Details and price to come. Payment will be separate from registration. Guests of conference attendees are welcome to purchase tickets to this event as well.

To register, please:

  1. Complete the Registration Form.
  2. Pay your registration fee.
    • Payment by credit card may be submitted on Eventbrite by May 22 at 11:55pm. 
    • Payment by check should be made payable to Kentucky AHEAD and should be brought to the conference or mailed to:
      David Beach
      University of Kentucky Division of Student and Academic Life
      407 Multidisciplinary Science Building
      Lexington, KY 40536-0082
    • Payment by purchase order should be mailed to:
      David Beach
      University of Kentucky Division of Student and Academic Life
      407 Multidisciplinary Science Building
      Lexington, KY 40536-0082

Silent Auction

Let the bidding wars begin! An exciting part of the conference is our silent auction to benefit the KY AHEAD Student Scholarship. We have been fortunate to be able to award two $500 scholarships to Kentucky college students with disabilities, but this is only possible because of your willingness to donate, find donations, and bid high and often! Popular past donations have included:

Bring your donation with you to the conference, where you will be able to complete a Silent Auction Donation Form. Donation receipts for tax purposes can be provided after the conference. If you would like to donate to the auction but are unable to attend the conference, please contact Hayley Rigsby,, to make other arrangements for your donation.

KY AHEAD Call for Presentation Proposals

If you are interested or know of someone who is interested in submitting a proposal for this year’s conference please contact Lindsay Jansen,, at the University of Kentucky. She will return KY AHEAD’s call for Presentation Proposal form.

Our theme will be around the changing roles of Service Providers for college students with disabilities.  The deadline for proposals is Monday, 19 March, 2018. 

If you have thoughts about topics you would like to have presented but are not comfortable doing the presentation, feel free to send those as well.  We have a good framework but there is still room for a few more sessions.