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WEBINARS v10.2
+A New Spin On Autism: Answers! with Lynette Louise - Click n' listen every other Mon for new & surprising answers with global autism expert & mom Lynette Louise! Laugh & learn while Lynette & her guests take topics ranging from music, neuroanatomy, stand up comedy, mercury & clowning, then skillfully spin them to find beautiful & useful autism answers. Her next guest is the Traveling Psychologist. Travel therapy?? How fun! Every Mon
Mondays
free - Lynette Louise link email 713-213-7682

+Live webcast dedicated to giving valuable resources and the most current autism news to You!
Skills Live® is now in full effect and broadcasting live daily.
Behavioralist oriented. Tune in with the world, as Skills Live Host Shannon Penrod brings you autism







news that you can use.
Daily 9a - 12p Pacific Each day is different. Skills Live is online .
Plus, you will get up-to-the-minute answers, when you call Skills Live at Center for Autism & Related Disorders 408 475-4557.

+Monthly Parent Workshop for Biomedical & Nutritional Therapies? - Monthly online membership for parents & caregivers: Biomedical research suggests that food & supplements affect a child with sensory issues, & ASD. Learn how to create a biomedical strategy as it relates to the health & nutrition necessary for children to reach maximimum potential. Learn about healing & toxic foods, homeopathic, nutraceutical regime & functional medicine testing & more.
Greenwhich 
1st Mon - Nancy Guberti link email 2035427390 914-725-6801

+A New Spin on Autism: Answers! with Lynette Louise - Join Lynette Louise & her expert guests every other Mon for fun & surprising  autism answers! Lynette invites guest experts (from neuroscience to clowning!) & together they examine the theme with fun &

  

 
curiosity until they reveal actionable autism learning's. Also, be sure to stay tuned for the Great Guest Giveaway every episode where listeners can get free autism items! 713-213-7682
Every other Mon Free! Online available from any computer - Lynette Louise link email

+Introductory Webinar for Parents - This 60-minute webinar is intended to introduce iLs methodology &
equipment to parents. Topics covered include: how iLs works who iLs can benefit a review of supporting research introduction to the equipment, program structure & costs Q&A - link





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Oct. 9:  Nutritional Strategies | Liz Lipski, PhD
Oct. 15: Time Management for Families* | Anissa Ryland REGISTER
Oct. 23: Ask the Physician - live Q&A | Nancy O'Hara, MD 
Oct. 31: Transition Pt 3 - Social Relationships* | Claire Schutte, PsyD REGISTER
Nov. 6: Ask the Nutritionist - Live Q&A| Liz LIpski, PhD 
Nov. 12: Transition Pt 4 - Higher Ed & Jobs* | Claire Schutte, PsyD REGISTER
Nov. 19: Teaching Play Skills to Children with ASD* REGISTER
Dec. 3: Healthy Living for the New Year | Alan Gutierrez, MS, RD REGISTER
Dec. 11: Family-Centered Transition Planning | Alan Kurz, CCIDS
Jan. 15: ABC's of Healing | Maya Shetreat-Klein, MD, PhD

 


 
Teaching Strategies & Models of ABA - This workshop will review specific Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) strategies that have been proven effective for individuals with autism. Specific strategies will include discrete trial teaching, incidental teaching, observational learning, script-fading, video-based instruction, & group instruction. Examples of how these evidence-based strategies can be used in speech, language, & communication programs will be provided. In addition, different models of ABA (e.g., Verbal Behavior, EIBI) will also be discussed
Oct 15 2013 3p-5p - link

Teaching Strategies & Models of ABA - This workshop will review specific Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) strategies that have been proven effective for individuals with autism. Specific strategies will include discrete trial teaching, incidental teaching, observational learning, script-fading, video-based instruction, & group instruction. Examples of how these evidence-based strategies can be used in speech, language, & communication programs will be provided. In addition, different models of ABA (e.g., Verbal Behavior, EIBI) will also be discussed
Oct 15 2013 8-10a - link

Teaching Strategies & Models of ABA - This workshop will review specific Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) strategies that have been proven effective for individuals with autism.
 


Specific strategies will include discrete trial teaching, incidental teaching, observational learning, script-fading, video-based instruction, & group instruction. Examples of how these evidence-based strategies can be used in speech, language, & communication programs will be provided. In addition, different models of ABA (e.g., Verbal Behavior, EIBI) will also be discussed
Oct 16 2013 12p-2p - link

Webinar: Increased Acetaminophen Use Appears to be Major Cause of the Epidemics of Autism, AD(H)D, & Asthma - It appears that the marked increase in the rate of autism, asthma, & attention deficit with hyperactivity throughout much of the world may be largely caused by the marked increase in the use of acetaminophen in genetically and/or metabolically susceptible children, & the use of acetaminophen by pregnant women.
Oct 30 7p CST, Free - Trisha Breckenridge link email 913-341-8949


Understanding Behavior in Individuals with Autism - This workshop will provide participants with knowledge about the factors that may predispose a child with autism to engage in challenging behavior. Specific issues will be discussed as they may relate to problem behavior. Participants will be guided through a sample functional behavioral assessment (FBA) & will be presented with a variety of tools that can be used

 

 
during an FBA. Proactive strategies, functional communication training, reactive strategies, & self-management tools will also be discussed. Specific emphasis will be placed on evidence-based strategies to assist the SLP in managing challenging behaviors during speech sessions.
Dec 3 2013 8:15p- 9:15p - link

Understanding Behavior in Individuals with Autism - This workshop will provide participants with knowledge about the factors that may predispose a child with autism to engage in challenging
behavior. Specific issues will be discussed as they may relate to problem behavior. Participants will be guided through a sample functional behavioral assessment (FBA) & will be presented with a variety of tools that can be used during an FBA. Proactive strategies, functional communication training, reactive strategies, & self-management tools will also be discussed. Specific emphasis will be placed on evidence-based strategies to assist the SLP in managing challenging behaviors during speech sessions.
Dec 3 2013 9:15a-10:15a - link

Behavioral Observation, Data Collection, & Analysis for Speech Language Pathologists - This workshop will provide Speech Language Pathologists with knowledge on how to write behavioral definitions for potential target behaviors, as well as methods of behavioral observation. Data collection as it relates to skill acquisition will also be reviewed, 
 


with an emphasis on speech, language, & communication programs. Participants will review & analyze sample data for skill acquisition & behavioral treatment.
Dec 3 2013 7p-8p - link

Behavioral Observation, Data Collection, & Analysis for Speech Language Pathologists - This workshop will provide Speech Language Pathologists with knowledge on how to write behavioral definitions for potential target behaviors, as well as methods of behavioral observation. Data
collection as it relates to skill acquisition will also be reviewed, with an emphasis on speech, language, & communication programs. Participants will review & analyze sample data for skill acquisition & behavioral treatment.
Dec 3 2013 8a-9a - link

Understanding Behavior in Individuals with Autism - This workshop will provide participants with knowledge about the factors that may predispose a child with autism to engage in challenging behavior. Specific issues will be discussed as they may relate to problem behavior. Participants will be guided through a sample functional behavioral assessment (FBA) & will be presented with a variety of tools that can be used during an FBA. Proactive strategies, functional communication training, reactive strategies, & self-management tools will also be discussed. Specific emphasis will be placed on evidence-based strategies to assist the SLP in managing challenging behaviors 
 


during speech sessions.
Dec 6 2013 1p- 2p - link

Behavioral Observation, Data Collection, & Analysis for Speech Language Pathologists - This workshop will provide Speech Language Pathologists with knowledge on how to write behavioral definitions for potential target behaviors, as well as methods of behavioral observation. Data collection as it relates to skill acquisition will also be reviewed, with an emphasis on speech, language,
& communication programs. Participants will review & analyze sample data for skill acquisition & behavioral treatment.
Dec 6 2013 12p-1p - link





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ALABAMA

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Apr 28-29 2014 Birmingham Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email 

 
 





























ALASKA

Sensory Integration Course- iLs- One Day Training in Anchorage, AK, on October 5th - This one-day course provides professionals with a complete overview of the neurology, practical application & customization, supporting research, & hands-on training to prepare you to utilize iLs in practice. We have seen tremendous developmental growth using iLs Lucy Jane Miller, PhD, OTR/L,author of Sensational Kids, Founder of Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation
Oct 5 2013 Anchorage 8:30-5:30; call or email for discounted

 



registrations - Sharon Cacciato link email 303-962-2519

PECS Level 2 Training: Advanced - This training will show you how to teach PECS with fidelity so your learners dont get stuck on early Phases of PECS. Let us help you create lessons that turn your PECS user into someone who communicates in all situations using longer sentences. A review of the six Phases of PECS & discussions about your current challenges combined with ideas related to materials, teaching strategies & activities to promote communication will refine your PECS implementation skills. With innovative ideas, renewed confidence & enthusiasm you will leave PECS Level 2 ready to move PECS users to more sophisticated levels of communication.
May 6-7 2014 Anchorage Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
May 8-9 2014 Anchorage Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email


 




























ARIZONA

9th Annual Zoowalk for Autism Research - The Zoowalk for Autism Research is an annual walk held to raise funds for Autism/Asperger's Research program at ASU. The walk is a family-oriented gathering that anyone can join,including children, adults, grandparents, students, including corporate teams. 2013 Goal:To raise $150,000 - support several exciting treatment studies for children & adults w/autism. Sponsorship opportunities available.
Oct 5 2013 Phoenix 6:30a, Varies 5999 East Van Buren Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008 - Mylien link email 480-831-2047




 


LAMP: Language Acquisition through Motor Planning - This comprehensive LAMP training program is designed for SLPs, OTs, teachers, family members, & others who want to learn new AAC skills & strategies that can enhance the lives of ASD individuals. The workshop examines the current research & the history of augmenting speech for people with ASD. 
Oct 24-25 2013 Tucson $125 Canyon View Elementary School - Susan Perry link email 866-998-1726

Sensory Integration Course- iLs- One Day Training in Tucson, AZ, on November 23rd - This one-day course provides professionals with a complete overview of the neurology, practical application & customization, supporting research, & hands-on training to prepare you to utilize iLs in practice. We have seen tremendous developmental growth using iLs Lucy Jane Miller, PhD, OTR/L,author of Sensational Kids, Founder of Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation
Nov 23. 2013 Tucson 8:30-5:30; call or email for discounted registrations - Sharon Cacciato link email 303-962-2519

LAMP: Language Acquisition through Motor Planning - This comprehensive LAMP training program is designed for SLPs, OTs, teachers, family members, & others who want to learn new AAC skills & strategies that can enhance the lives of ASD individuals. The workshop examines the current
 



 research & the history of augmenting speech for people with ASD.
Jan 10-11 2014 Gilbert $125 Foundations Developmental House - Susan Perry link email 866-998-1726


PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Mar 10-11 2014 Phoenix Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

Putting LAMP to Work: AAC Strategies for Promoting the Development of Communication - This workshop will cover the role of readiness to learn & share focus in the implementation of augmentative & alternative communication (AAC) for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The importance of using motor patterning to develop motor automaticity & implementation strategies for teaching children with ASD to use AAC will be discussed.
Oct 26 2013 Flagstaff $79 Flagstaff Unified School District - Susan Perry link email 866-998-1726




 
  

 

























ARKANSAS

PECS Level 2 Training: Advanced - This interactive workshop is perfect for parents and/or professionals who have previously attended the PECS Basic Training & want to address specific PECS implementation challenges & expand the use of PECS across a wide range of activities & settings. Pyramid's skilled instructor will lead group discussions & video analyses regarding practical & resourceful solutions, & innovative problem solving strategies for complex PECS implementation situations.
Nov 7 & 8 2013 Little Rock 8a-4p $395/$295 - Dave link email 302-368-2515
 


 



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PECS Level 2 Training: Advanced - This interactive workshop is perfect for parents and/or professionals who have previously attended the PECS Basic Training & want to address specific PECS implementation challenges & expand the use of PECS across a wide range of activities & settings. Pyramid's skilled instructor will lead group discussions & video analyses regarding practical & resourceful solutions, & innovative problem solving strategies for complex PECS implementation situations.
Nov 7 & 8 2013 Little Rock 8a-4p $395/$295 - Dave link email 302-368-2515

PECS Level 2 Training: Advanced - This training will show you how to teach PECS with fidelity so your learners dont get stuck on early Phases of PECS. Let us help you create lessons that turn your PECS user into someone who communicates in all situations using longer sentences. A review of the six Phases of PECS & discussions about your current challenges combined with ideas related to materials, teaching strategies & activities to promote communication will refine your PECS implementation skills.
Nov 10-11 2014 Little Rock Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

 
 





















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Placer County Sp Ed CAC Meeting- The Placer County SELPA Special Education Community Advisory Committee (CAC) meets to help shape the direction of Plaer County Special Ed. Public input is welcome.
Auburn 2nd Wed 4:30-7p Placer
 

 


County Dept. of Ed, Burns Conference Room, 360 Nevada Street- John Matthais email
916-771-4454

Burbank /SFV Parents of Kids with Autism & Spectrum Disorder Meetup Group - Are you looking to connect with other families who have children on the autism spectrum? Do you have or know a child on the spectrum? Do you have questions? Do you have answers? Have you said 'yes' the above questions? This meetup is geared towards the inclusion of the entire family in meetups & playdates for our special needs kids, & everyone in the family. Location serves GFCF Pizza.
Burbank 1st Wed  6p, free (buy your own food) 116 E. Palm Ave. - Deborah link RSVP through the meetup group

A Family Support Group is forming for families of adult children with developmental disabilities including those with autism. Responding to the ever changing needs of these families. Parents, siblings and other family members are encouraged to join.  sponsored by California Vocations, Inc., a residential center for adults with developmental disabilities. The Family Support Group is open to families within the communities throughout
Butte County Mid-March start
530.877.4146, ex. 201 or, email

Beat the Odds Kids Drumming Circle - This very special class is for children with special needs such as Autism, ADHD, PDD-NOS &
 


Asperger's Syndrome. Bring your child to this series of 8 classes & watch as they evolve in front of your eyes! Beat the Odds is an evidence based program. UCLA researchers have shown that Beat the Odds can significantly improve a spectrum of behavior problems in children. RSVP to reserve your spot.  - 10 a.m.
Corona Sats. $10 1771 Honors Lane - Tami Duncan link email 951-258-7398




World Autism Meditation - Every Sunday at 6 p.m. PST join us for the World Autism Meditation. After each meditation I will post the recording on the website. Listen to it throughout the week to enhance the healing energy. Invite friends, family, therapists, teachers, doctors...anyone & everyone to join us in this group experience.
Corona
Suns. 6p 1771 honors lane - Tami Duncan link email 951-258-7398

Parent Networking Group - ASD &
Asperger's Syndrome & Similar Profiles Paren Support Group. Call Stephanie at 415-475-2121 - RSVP & for location & time.
Corte Madera 1st Tue  - Free -
 

Stephanie link email 415-475-2121 Game Night & Childcare - Enjoy an evening out while your children have a great time playing & meeting new friends! Children will play games, watch movies, eat pizza & interact with others while being supervised by ASTs highly qualified behavior interventionists.
Culver City 1st Fri 5:30p-9:30p, $20 per child 6059 Bristol Parkway, Suite 100 - Shawna Delaney link email 866-278-6264


Speech & Occupational Therapy - AST offers occupational, speech & language therapies for individuals with developmental delays as part of our multidisciplinary approach to services. Our therapist work together as a clinical team, providing developmental & behavioral assessments as well as comprehensive interventions, creating a program that integrates the best practices of ABA, OT & speech therapy. On Going
Culver City weekly. Times Vary. 6059 Bristol Parkway, Suite 100 - Shawna Delaney link email 866-278-6264

Social Skills Groups - AST facilitates small, structured, skill-based social skills groups for children & teens. We believe that developing social competence will enhance opportunities for successful learning in all areas. Each group follows an activity-rich curriculum targeting the specific needs of the participants. Each group has no more than six members & a client-to-staff ratio of
 

two-to-one.
Culver City Weekly. Times Vary. 6059 Bristol Parkway, Suite 100 - Shawna Delaney link email 866-278-6264

Kids Like Me After-school Enrichment Classes & Social Skills Groups - The Help Group Kids Like Me programs are created especially for children & adolescents with autism spectrum disorder & other developmental challenges. This Fall/Winter session we are excited to offer social skills groups & enrichment classes for ages 5-18 at Culver City! Classes are still enrolling for Fall term. Contact us today for more information! Ongoing 2012
Culver City Cost & Time vary, please contact us 13164 Burbank Blvd & 4160 Grand View Blvd - Nicole Webb link email 818-778-7136


Achievement Research for children with ASD - In March of 2012 UC Davis received a 1.5 million dollar grant from the Institute for Education Sciences to better understand what helps & hinders learning & academic development in elementary & secondary students with ASD. This is the first study of its kind to look at learning in children with autism. We are currently seeking children ages 8-16 - participate. $40 compensation per visit. Oct 1- June 1, 2013
Davis
Mon- Fri 9-5 M-F, no fee. Compensation $40 202 Cousteau Place, No.250 - Lindsay Lerro link email 530-341-2280
 

Davis Area Asperger’s Support Grp Davis 4th Wed 7-9p Call for location. Robin Dewey 530-753-8649 DeDe Douglass 530-759-8817 email 

Support Group for Families of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder - Meet other families in this support group led by a Parent Advisor who has two children on the Spectrum. Come share experiences& network around common needs.
Fairfield 3rd Tue 6:30p, Free 1615 W. Texas St., Ste. 4 - Chris link email 707-423-2545 Ext 101



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L.U.N.A. in Solano (L.U.N.A. Latinos Unidos con Ni¤os con Autismo) -
 Spanish-speaking support group for parents of children with Autism. El Espectro Del Autismo (en espa¤ol) Venga a conocer, compart¡r necesidades com£nes, experiencias, alegr¡as y logros con otros padres. Formandose, llamar a Ana Acosta para m s informaci¢n a 800-578-2592
Fairfield Ana link email

ASD support group – meets monthly
Fairfield Chris email  or 707-423-2545 x 101

Roller Coaster Club for Teens and their Families - A club for teens with Asperger's Syndrome who Love amusement parks and roller coasters. Typical teens are welcome too. Great way to meet new friends with similar interests. Started by mother of 2 sons with Asperger's Syndrome, to help them make friends. Meet at various places.
Granada Hills
Ongoing 2012 Free except for amusement park costs - Debra Clark link email 818-642-0388

Christian Bible Study/Support Group for Special Needs Families -- We will be studying the Bible with Discussions, DVDs, & offering special needs families emotional/spiritual support. Group 
 

will meet in the home of Debra Clark, a mother of 2 sons on the autism spectrum, in Granada Hills. Lots of Food, Fun & Fellowship! Starts Thurs., Sept. 6, Ongoing
Granada Hills weekly 6:30p, Free  - Debra Clark  link email 818 360-7125
 
PEERS Teen Social Skills Training - Parent-assisted intervention focusing on teens in middle school & high school who are having difficulty making or keeping friends. Evidence- based program lasting 14 weeks. Participants matched by age & ability. Taught by credentialed teacher & licensed therapist; assisted by graduate student social coaches.
Huntington Beach 
Ongoing weekly 18652 Florida Street, Suite 335 - Lisa Biakanja link email 714-658-0797

ReConnect Parent Group - Every 3rd Thur of the month parents/caregivers of children with ASD can get together to share experiences & discuss topics specific to raising a child with ASD & managing a family when ASD is a factor. Facilitated by a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, this group is a therapeutic group.
La Mesa 3rd Thu. 6-8p - Courtney Olinger link email 619-741-4466

Parenting Aspergers Group - Parents that have a child with Aspergers can get together to share experiences & discuss topics specific to raising a child with Aspergers. Facilitated by a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, this group is a therapeutic group.
 

La Mesa 1st Thur 6-8p - Courtney Olinger link email 619-741-4466

Adult Aspergers Group - Come join our Adult Aspergers Group held  from 5-6pm at the Re Spectrum Community office. For more information, please contact Courtney Olinger at 619-741-4466 or colinger@respectrum.org
La Mesa 1st, 3rd & 4th Wed 5-6p Re Spectrum Community -  link

Us Too Gymnastics - Us Too Gymnastics is a nonprofit organization that teaches basic gymnastics to kids with autism & related disorders, in comfortable environment for both parent & child. 949-716-1970
Lake Forest Ongoing 2012 open Mon-Sat $125 per month 25 Spectrum pointe drive No.405 - Dena Lusardi link email

Social Skills Classes - Social Skills Classes for High Functioning &
Asperger's (pre-teen-teen) meet weekly from 4 p.m.- 6 p.m. Open Enrollment. Tutoring, Advocacy,  Educational Therapy & parent support are also offered for all ages. All programs are run by experienced credentialed teachers in a happy & welcoming environment.
Lakewood weekly  6500 Del Amo Blvd. - Kathie Mason or Jane Nilsson link email 562-421-4999

AV Autism Support Group - For family memebers, relatives, caregivers & professionals involved with children with Autism. Come join us for some relaxation & meeting others who 'get' it. Come & get



reources or share resources. Need I mention good coffee or Tevana tea, gluten Free snacks & ideas or a nice break from it all. Family Focus Resource Ctr
Lancaster 
3rd Thur 5:30p always Free 560 Milling st, ( corner of Milling & Cedar) - Kristine Gutierrez email 661-951-1271

GLB / SGV Autism Society of America Support Group Meeting - Greater Long Beach / San Gabriel Valley Chapter Autism Society of America presents the 1st Parent Support Group Meeting of the school year. Join us for our 1st meeting at Prisk Elementary School, LIBRARY (formally @ Miller Children's). ASA membership is not required & the meeting are free. This event is for adults only, childcare is not available at this time.
Long Beach 4th Tue 7p-9p-free Prisk Elementary School - 2375 Fanwood Avenue - LIBRARY - Joey Hayashi link email 562-982-9129

Miracle Theater - Be part of a Dynamic, Creative Community! Classes in dance, drama, music & musical theater for ages 7 & up. We offer fully inclusive classes for all abilities. Great socialization for the entire family Children with autism & other special needs join with typically developing youth & professionals to create joyful meaningful relationships.
Los Angeles Mons & Weds 5:30-7p Call for prices Vista Del Mar Shuken
 

Auditorium, 3200 Motor Avenue - Naomi Salamon link email 310-836-1223 x 322



The Vista Autism Center, Jewish Life Programs: Nes Gadol - Multi- Sensory & Dynamic B'nei Mitzvah classes for children & teens with Autism & other special needs. Led by Rabbi Jackie Redner, offers families the opportunity to experience the joy of Jewish Life & community in an inclusive atmosphere of meaning, celebration, wonder, & acceptance. Ages: 13 & up -3:30p-5p. Suns & Mons begin Sept. 23
Los Angeles $810 in 3 payments or $720 if paid in full by 9/6/13 plus $96 registration fee-new students only Vista Del Mar, 3200 Motor Avenue - Naomi Salamon link email 310 836 1223 322

Open House- Dr. Tomatis' Protocol of Auditory Stimulation & re-education, Ocupational Therapy, Physical Therapy & Speech & Language Therapy. Learn more
about these therapies & get your quesions answered. Support & network with other parents, shareyour experiences, find out what works & the best places to get what is needed
Los Angeles 1st Thu 7p-9p Free
 

Integrated TherapySolutions- Sharmila Herr link email

 Los Angeles Asperger Syndrome Parents' Support Group - Parents, guardians, spouses, etc. supporting & educating each other. We have
free monthly support group meetings. From 7 to 9 p.m. near the Baron school for ASD students. For parents, guardians, etc. of those with Asperger Syndrome, HFA, PDD-NOS, & related. 
Los Angeles
2nd Wed no cost Julia Ann Singer Center, Vista del Mar, 3200 Motor Ave. - Jim & Fran link email 310-543-5064

Introduction to New State of the art Reading Program - Come visit us in Los Angeles for information about our new Sound Therapies, Reading, neurofeedback & Cognitive Training programs.
email 310-838-1552
Los Angeles 3rd Thu 7p-9p 8885 Venice Blvd. Ste. 105 - Claudia link

Expressions - A social skills group for kids who hate social skills groups! We use drama, acting & NT peer volunteers to teach teens 13 20 social skills in a fun, non-clinical setting. All participants learn, without the stigma of being labeled as disabled. Classes are 90 minutes, held in a community theater in West Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Sats 4p-5:30p, $90/session - Edina Kishonthy link email 310-916-9294

Autistic Social Youth Group - Retired computer analyst & credentialled teacher, now organizing on-going Autistic social youth group to teach
 

youths 18 to 22 years of age social skills with practice emphasis on friendships. This group would accommodate youth from the 80 corridor Sacramento to Colfax & west to Lincoln. Principal & parental input as to frequency, day of week, & time desired. Ongoing
Newcastle 2012- no cost 3370 Rattlesnake Rd. - Cynthia Comiskey link email 916-663-9090

ParentsCAN - Special Education 101 - ParentsCAN is offering a Free workshop for parents of students with special education needs. 6pm - 8pm the 2nd Thur each month 1909 Jefferson St ,  Call to Register Free to all Napa County Residents 
Napa  2nd Th 1909 Jefferson St - ParentsCAN link email 707-253-7444

The Shape of Behavior Autism Playgroup - Are you looking for a playgroup for your child with autism? Look no further than The Shape of Behavior Los Angeles Autism Playgroup. It's a great place to work on social skills & play skills such as greeting peers & sharing. The group is open to children of all ages, though when it grows, we will organize playgroups for specific ages, interests & skill levels. Ongoing
North Hollywood free 10623 Riverside Drive - Audrey Borges link email 818-308-7548



Xcite Steps Bowling League- Xcite Sports has designed bowling leagues for kids,teens, & adults who
 

experience disabilities. Each team will be supported by our socialcoaches who will encourage participants, model appropriate sportsmanship behavior, help build friendships between players & keep a fun atmosphere.
Oceanside Every Wed  5:30-7:30p/Call for Pricing Bowling Alley is located in Oceanside but wewill have meet spots in La Jolla & Solana Beach where kids can carpool w/mentors. 858-703-7305 Transportation is available upon request- Pam Machala link email

Game Night & Childcare - Enjoy an evening out while your children have a great time playing & meeting new friends! Children will play games, watch movies, eat pizza & interact with others while being supervised by ASTs highly qualified behavior interventionists. 866-278-6264
Orange County 1st Fri 5:30p- 9:30p, $20 per child 1526 Brookhollow Drive, Suite 70 - Shawna Delaney link email

Speech & Occupational Therapy - AST offers occupational, speech & language therapies for individuals with developmental delays as part of our multidisciplinary approach to services. Our therapist work together as a clinical team, providing developmental & behavioral assessments as well as comprehensive interventions, creating a program that integrates the best practices of ABA, OT & speech therapy.  Times Vary.
Orange County Weekly. 1526 Brookhollow Drive, Suite 70 -
 

Shawna Delaney link email 866-278-6264

Social Skills Groups - AST facilitates small, structured, skill-based social skills groups for children & teens. We believe that developing social competence will enhance opportunities for successful learning in all areas. Each group follows an activity-rich curriculum targeting the specific needs of the participants. Each group has no more than six members & a client-to-staff ratio of two-to-one. 866-278-6264
Orange County Weekly. Times Vary. 1526 Brookhollow Drive, Suite 70 - Shawna Delaney link email

Orange County - Parent Support Network - Behavioral Consultants Network offers a parent support group that offers an avenue to network with other parents and/or professionals. Our group meetings target networking, resource building, as well as include an information component on a variety of subjects. We support effective treatments & services for parents of children with special needs.
Mission Viejo  4th Sat 11:30 Free (donations welcome) Norman P. Murray Community Center, 24932 Veterans Way - Carrine Moore
link  email 949-614-3677

Autism Parent support Group - Get together with parents to share experiences & support each other. Contact: Leila Silva 805-341-3089 Child care available.
Newbury Park Last Mon 6:30-8:30p 2697 Lavery Ct., Suite 17 - Leila
 

Silva email 805-341-3089

Theatre Arts Therapeutic Socialization for Asperger's & High Functioning Autism - 10 week socialization program utilzing theatre arts & music for children & adolescents with Asperger's & High Functioing Autism. Gain social skills & self awareness explore talents & self expression. Wonderfully supportive staff of therapists, actors & musicians. Led by Caroline Paltin PHD, Licensed Psychologist. Reg. now open for January 2012 session. 10 weeks $500.  949-203-1595
Orange Thurs Mar 2012 3:30-5:30p, 10wks, $500 173B North Glassell - Caroline Paltin Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist link email

PCDA DIR/Floortime Parent Support Group - This free support group .

 

provides a forum for parents to discuss ways to use DIR/ Floortime with their child, & receive practical tools from a range of specialist. This group is open to anyone who has or knows of a child with disabilities. The upcoming meeting is March 8th, 6:30-8pm at PCDA. Music Therapists are presenting on the topic: Utilizing Music to Connect w/ Your Child. Please join us!
Pasadena 2nd Tue  6:30-8p, Free Pasadena Child Development Associates/ 620 N. Lake Ave - Felicie Standley link email 626-793-7350 Ext 257

Orientation to Floortime - Come to this Free one-hour parent orientation & learn about Floortime! Offered every 4th Tue of the month
Sorry, no childcare available.
Pasadena 4th Tue 6:30-7:30p, free PCDA Conference Room / 620 N. Lake Avenue - Katherine email 626-793-7350 x219 

AutismHOPE- A Support Group for parents raising children with Autism. Our goal is to provide a safe setting where parents can share their struggles & success of raising child(ren) with Autism. To find the encouragment & Hope we need tobe the best parents for children.
Petaluma 3rd Mon 7-8:30p Adobe Christian Center, 2875 Adobe Rd- Kristin Isaacs email 707-344-4387

Talk About Curing Autism - Families with autism helping families with autism. We present information from doctors, medical, nutritional &
 




behavioral specialists who work with children & families with asd. Our goal is to help you & your child navigate the puzzle that is autism.
Petaluma 3rd Thu 10:30a, always free Open Door Christian Church, 16 5th Street - Nancy J. Cook link email 707-575-5534

Educate.Advocate. presentation meetings - We meet monthly every second Fri of the month from 7 30 PM to 9 30 PM & have speakers from around the area focusing on advocacy & educating ourselves as parents & caregivers of children with
special needs.
Rancho Cucamonga 2nd Fri 7:30p Free 9090 19th Street - Kristie Burchit link email 909-961-4115

Educate.Advocate. Jumping Jacks - $5 for kids make sure you say Educate.Advocate. at the door. Bring your kids invite the neighbors,



Biomedical Treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorders
Scientific References and Abstracts
www.autismbiomed.com

 

friends, family to come out & bounce. Adults bounce for free & the evening is open to the public. Great family & friend fun! Stay as little or as late as you like!
Rancho Cucamonga 4th Wed  6-9p $5 a child, adults free 11138 Elm Avenue - Kristie Renee' Sepulveda-Burchit link email 909-961-4115



TACA Inland Empire Meeting - Monthy free educational meeting for families affected by autism. A loaner library is available at each meeting. Topics vary by month.
Rancho Cucamonga 3rd Sat 1:30-4:30 10777 Civic Center Dr. - Heather Porter link email 949-640-4401

SNAFU- Special Needs Advocates For Understanding
Ripon Every Thu Shirley at 209-321-6510 link email

Alta California Regional Center's Family Advisory Committee (FAC) Family members are urged to attend to bring up issues and concerns and ask for a response from ACRC Board of Directors.
Sacramento 1st wed 6:30p. Brenda Smith Conference room. Agendas are posted approximately one week prior. link

Aspergers- Sac Sacramento Asperger Information and Support
 

Parents & Caregivers Support meet in the auditorium
Sacramento 2nd Tue from7-9pm at the MIND Institute. $5@  link



Families for Early Autism Treatment Board Meetings    
Sacramento 1st mon 7-10:30pm
Confirm meeting date, location at email

Autism Research Study - The Early Autism Risk Longitudinal Investigation (EARLI) Study is a national research project studying risk factors for having another child with autism in families already affected by the disorder. Mom must be pregnant & less than 28 weeks to qualify. The new child will receive free developmental assessments. If pregnant contact us at email or call toll free. 1-866-550-5027
Sacramento Free 2825 50th Street - Evani Gatbonton link email

AST's Game Night & Child Care - Enjoy an evening out while your children play & meet new friends! Children will have a great time playing games, watching movies, eating pizza & interacting with others while being supervised by ASTs highly qualified behavior interventionists (5:1 child to staff ratio). Drop off & pick up children anytime between 5:30pm-9:30pm. 
San Diego 1st Fri 5:30p-9:30p; $29
 

per child 9445 Farnham Street, Suite 104 - Shawna Delaney link email 866-278-6264

PEERS: Program for the Education & Enrichment of Relational Skills - The PEERS Group Therapy / Social Skills Training Program is a 14-week evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated teens & parents in middle & high school who are interested in learning ways to help them make & keep friends. Our kiddos are matched by age & ability level.  760-230-5251 
San Diego Weds 7-8:30p, $60/ Session Thoughout San Diego - Matthew Lehman,
BCBA link email

AIM Free ABA Workshop Series - AIM is offering Free monthly educational workshops - San Diego. The workshops will be presented by highly qualified Behavioral Interventionists on a variety of topics unique to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders & related Developmental Disabilities as well as Make It & Take It sessions for attendees to make their own visual materials to use atat thias email 916-771-4454 home or school. 858-657-9117
San Diego  2nd Tue  6-7:30 Free 6450 Lusk Blvd. Suite E100 - Holly Veneracion link email

TACA Meeting.
San Diego 4th Tue 6:30-9p Rancho
Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church, 17010 Pomerado Road, 92128, Skylight East and West rooms.  link email
 

Xcite Steps Programs - Weekend Social Clubs. XciteSteps offers a variety of small group social adventure clubs for kids, teens & adults. Every Sat or Sunday we embark on a new adventure to local
  community activities or events. Our social coaches support the kids in building friendships & having positive social experiences.
San Diego Every Weekend  Community Based - Pam Machala link email 858-703-7305

Game Night & Childcare - Enjoy an evening out while your children have a great time playing & meeting new friends! Children will play games, watch movies, eat pizza & interact with others while being supervised by ASTs highly qualified behavior interventionists.
San Diego 2nd Fri 5:30p-9:30p, $20 per child 9445 Farnham Street, Suite 104 - Shawna Delaney link email 866-278-6264

All About Friends Social Skills Group - AIM offers social skills groups for children 2 -12 years old. AIMs All About Friends social skills groups are fun & interactive. We actively encourages the children to interact& we teach them specific socialskills through fun activities that would help them transfer these skills into the natural environment. The parents are encouraged to observe & collaborate with the group facilitators. email 858-657-9117
San Diego Throughout the week  $45 per group 6540 Lusk Blvd., Suite C256 - Dr. Brandy Macy link
 

Lil' Explorers Nature Walks - A semi structured program for families to have access to guided nature walks with curriculum targeting socialization, safety, & fun. Lil' Explorers is designed to be a family outlet & a way for families to engage in outdoor activities with other families. One walk every month from January through December!Within approximately a 45 minute drive of downtown San Diego, rotating locations.
San Diego 3rd Sun 9-11a - Morgan Shea link email 619-741-4466

Berard Auditory Integration Training session - AIT enhances hearing perception, trains the ear to listen accurately. Dynamic music with a wide range of frequencies is processed in an electronic system. Volume & tone are constantly & randomly modulated. Specific filters may be used to reduce intensity of certain frequencies. The auditory stimulus activates listening abilities & opens up the whole sound spectrum in a coordinated, efficient
way.
San Diego ongoing  daily for 10 days-2 times per day $1600 varitey of locations - Terrie Silverman link email 262-569-7828

Speech & Occupational Therapy - AST offers occupational, speech & language therapies for individuals with developmental delays as part of our multidisciplinary approach to services. Our therapist work together as a clinical team, providing developmental &
 

behavioral assessments as well as comprehensive interventions, creating a program that integrates the best practices of ABA, OT & speech therapy. On Going
San Diego Weekly. Times Vary. 9445 Farnham Street, Suite 104 - Shawna Delaney link email 866-278-6264

Social Skills Groups - AST facilitates small, structured, skill-based social skills groups for children & teens. We believe that developing social competence will enhance opportunities for successful learning in all areas. Each group follows an




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activity-rich curriculum targeting the specific needs of the participants. Each group has no more than six members & a client-to-staff ratio of two-to-one.
San Diego Weekly. Times Vary. 9445 Farnham Street, Suite 104 - Shawna Delaney link email 866-278-6264

Parent Discussion Group - Sign up to discuss & collaborate on the needs of parents with children recently diagnosed with autism. Answer questions such as: What support is needed? What is available through the school system? What is available through other organizations? How do you locate resources? Meet parents with similar needs. RSVP to email address. Enrollment will be confirmed.
San Jose 3rd Thu 7p, $20 per person - link email

Fathers & Autism Group - Support group for fathers of children on the Autism Spectrum. Share experiences & network around common needs. Free
San Rafael 3rd Tue - 7:30p,
415-785-4319 30 N. San Pedro Rd., Conf. Rm - Doug link email

Autism Support Group- Group for parents, caregivers of children with Autism spectrum disorder.
San Rafael 4th Wed 7:30 p-9p; Free Conference Room, 30 N. San
Pedro Rd.- Celeste. 415-293-3430 link email
 

AST's Real Life Program - Prepares teens & adults for employment & independent living.
Santa Ana on-going 2012 Depends on client's needs 1526 Brookhollow Drive, Suite 86 - Shawna Delaney link email 714-641-1120 

AIM Free ABA Workshop Series - AIM is offering Free monthly educational workshops - Orange County. The workshops will be presented by highly qualified Behavioral Interventionists on a variety of topics unique to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders & related Developmental Disabilities as well as Make It & Take It sessions for attendees to make their own visual materials to use at home or school. All parents, c
Santa Ana  Every 2nd Tue 6-7:30 Free 1221 E. Dyer Rd, Suite 230 - Holly Veneracion link email 858-657-9117

All About Friends Social Skills Group - AIM offers social skills groups for children 2 -12 years old . AIMs All About Friends social skills groups are fun & interactive. We actively encourages the children to interact & we teach them specific social skills through fun activities that would help them transfer these skills into the natural environment. The parents are encouraged to observe & collaborate with the group facilitators.
Santa Ana Throughout the week  $45 per group 1221 E. Dyer Rd, Suite 230 - Jennie Myhra, BCBA link email 858-657-9117
 





Talk About Curing Autism Monthly Meeting - Families with autism helping families with autism cope with the day to day challenges of having a child with asd. We host speakers whose expertise is in all areas from social skills, speech & language to diet & biomedical interventions. All meetings are free of charge & all affected from parents to grandparents are welcome. TACA's Journey Guide is free to all families who attend.
Santa Rosa 1st Sat adm free 1425 Corporate Center Parkway Nancy Cook link email 707-575-5534

Collaborative Autism Training Support Group - Support Group for parents of children with autism & similar issues. Share experienes, needs & ideas with fellow parents in a safe nurturing environment. Free childcare & refreshments are available. 
Santa Rosa
1st Thurs  9a-11a, donations appreciated California Parenting Institute, 3650 Standish Avenue - Janice March email 707-694-3012
 
TACA meeting - Talk About Curing Autism parent support group. Families with autism helping families with autism. Speakers,
 

DAN! doctors, therapists, etc speak & help inform us on how to best help. 707-575-5534
Santa Rosa 2nd Tue 6p Free admission 1475 Corporate Center Circle - nancy cook link email

Social Skills Group- This group is offered as a series of sessions on an ongoing basis. The curriculum is based on the play & interactive level of participants. Each session lasts 50 minutes. A group of 4 children is selected according to their age & developmental level. Among other approaches, ideas from DIR/ Floortime approach, & social skills training. 707-824-9106 link email
Sebastopol Every Tues
4p, $180 for six sessions- Stephanie McGlynn

Advance LA Basketball Club -  is a recreational club for young adults, 17 & over, who may have social or communicative difficulties, learning disabilities, ADHD, Asperger's Syndrome, or executive functioning challenges. The Basketball Club provides a great opportunity to learn & play basketball, develop healthy living habits, & make new friends! Where: The Help Group Sherman Oaks Campus, 13130 Burbank Blvd  91401 Cost: Free for Kick-Off Event; $15/person or $50 for a package of 4 future events
Sherman Oaks
2nd & 4th Tue 6p - Rachel Round link email 818-779-5247

Parent Support Groups for Preschool-Aged Children. The Help Group offers monthly Parent Support Groups for parents of
 

children with ASD between the ages of 1 and 5. Groups are co-lead by a parent and therapist.
Sherman Oaks 1st Wed 7p-8:30p; free. The Help Group 13130 Burbank Blvd 91401 Dr Gargi Dasgupta 818 779-5201 link email

Parent Support Groups. The Help Group offers monthly Parent Support Groups for parents of children with ASD between the ages of 5 and 12. Groups are co-lead by a parent and therapist.
Sherman Oaks 3rd Wed 7p-8:30p; free The Help Group 13130 Burbank Blvd 91401 Dr Gargi Dasgupta 818-779-5201 link email

Parent Support Groups for Preschool-Aged Children. The HelpGroup offers monthly Parent Support Groups for parents of children with ASD between the ages of 1 and 5. Groups are co-lead by a parent and therapist.
Sherman Oaks 4th Wed 7p-8:30p; free. TheHelp Group 13130 Burbank Blvd 91401 Dr Gargi Dasgupta 818 779-5201 link email

Kids Like Me After-school Enrichment Classes & Social Skills Groups - The Help Group Kids Like Me programs are created especially for children & adolescents with autism spectrum disorder & other developmental challenges. Kids Like Me after-school programs offer a variety of activities to ignite excitement, learning, & friendship building! Classes, like tennis, basketball, art, & more, are open to ages 5-18 at both our Culver

 

City & Sherman Oaks locations. Beginning January 28 2013 - June 2013  818-778-7136
Sherman Oaks Cost & Time vary, please contact us 13164 Burbank Blvd & 4160 Grand View Blvd - Nicole Webb link email

Sonoma Valley Parent Support Group - We meet the first Wed of each month at the Sonoma Valley Library. Offering support, sharing & resources for parents of children with ASD, ADHD, LD, Sensory Integration or just plain Square Pegs. 707-280-0536
Sonoma 1st Wed. 10a-11:30a, Free Sonoma Valley Regional Library Conference Room / 755 West Napa Street - Dmitra Smith email

AAC device discussion & programming kick off - Nicky's World will have an ongoing discussion & computer programming evening (regardless of the device-type) once every other month with Maggie Mahoney from Dyna Vox, Sharon Hensel-Cohen, MSCCC & Jacquie Bisquera from AACcolades, Inc to support parents understanding & use of thier childs' device.  818-968-2337
Tarzana 3rd Wed 7:30p free Nicky's World - Sharon link email

Salon Services for Specials Needs - Salon Rouge is offering discounted prices for people with disabilities. Tues by appointment only.
Thousand Oaks Tues. 9a-6p 1341 East Thousand Oaks Blvd. Ste 106 - Jessica Eisenberg link email 805-428-5487
 


Free Playgroup for Kids with Autism - Are you looking for something FUN for your child to do that allows them to interact with their peers in a safe, community environment? Well come & join us! Parents must stay to supervise but Wellspring will provide fun,  developmentally appropriate activities & a yummy snack. Wellspring is a behavioral services & parent education provider.
Thousand Oaks 2nd Sat.  11a-1p 1600 Marview Dr, - Pandora Carey link email 877-262-9133

Hairstylists for special needs clients - We offer hair services for children or adults with special needs. This is an ongoing event. Please contact Trish @ Salon Rouge to make an appointment. 805-497-3021 ongoing
Thousand Oaks 9a-6p $25-$45 1341 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. - Trish Murdock email


TACA Coffee Talk Visalia - Come & receive some extra support or to chat all topics related to autism & meet other TACA families. Hosted by Lynne Arnold & Melanie Vanciel.
Visalia 2nd Tue  9:30-11a Panera Bread, 4103 S. Mooney Blvd. - Lynne & Melanie link 949-640-4401  

Asperger's/Autism Support Group - All Parents of children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders & Nonverbal Learning Disorders are invited to attend our monthly support/network at the downtown Walnut Creek
 

Barnes & Noble bookstore (upstairs in the Starbucks area) located at 1149 S. Main Street from 7 to 9 pm. We meet the second Mon of each month. Please review link  to confirm meeting date
Walnut Creek 2nd Mon -  7- 9p 1149 S. Main St. - Karra Barber link email

Play Groups & Social Skills Training Classes - Weekly  Facilitated Play groups with emphasis on joint attention, symbolic play/pretend play & social interaction skills. Weekly Social Skills Training Classes for school aged children, Elementary, Middle, & High School classes offer students developmentally appropriate training & peer support. Visit our website: link or call us at 925-457-7771
Walnut Creek On Going  43 Quail Court

Social Skills groups - AST facilitates small, structured, skill-based social skills groups for children & teens. We believe that developing social competence will enhance opportunities for successful learning in all areas. Each group follows an activity-rich curriculum targeting the specific needs of the participants. Each group has no more than six members & a client-to-staff ratio of two-to-one.
West Covina Weekly. On Going Times Vary. 1203 West Puente Avenue, 91790 - Shawna Delaney link email 866-278-6264


 




























CALIFORNIA - One time
ONE TIME EVENTS


Introduction to ABA & Teaching Verbal Behavior in the Classroom - Free WORKSHOP - San Diego Area This two-day workshop will illustrate through extensive use of video how applying the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis to teaching Verbal Behavior (VB) can be effective in classroom settings for students with autism & other developmental disabilities. Research has demonstrated that the application
 

of these principles (motivation, stimulus control, reinforcement, extinction, etc.) to teaching language & other important skills can lead to the development of functional communication skills, reduction in problem behavior, & an increase in social interactions.
Oct 4-5 2013 Oceanside (San Diego) Free-8:30a-4:30p QLN Conference Center - 1938 Avenida del Oro - Donna email 732-840-1934

Come Out & Play! - Kick your weekend off right with fun & games at The Shape of Behavior! The Autism Playgroup welcomes kids & their parents to play with other children & meet people while enjoying fun sensory activities such as shave cream, dry rice & beans, playdoh & lots of great games like Connect Four & more! Come see how much fun Sat can be at The Shape! It's free & all ages are welcome to come have fun!
Oct 5 2013 North Hollywood Free The Shape of Behavior, 10623 Riverside Drive - Audrey Borges link email 818-308-7548

Autism & Law Enforcement - Ensuring Safety During Encounters with Police - Foothill Autism Alliance (FAA) Family Resource Meeting Kate Movius, parent & educator, & Daniel Chavez, community integration specialist, will discuss the interaction of law enforcement & people on the autism spectrum. Kate has recently completed training sessions for the Glendale police department. Critical safety issues will be discussed, & ways to diffuse conflicts before they

 

escalate.
Oct 9 Pasadena 91101 7-9:30p-Free! PCDA Pasadena Child Development Assoc. 620 North Lake Avenue, 2nd floor - Twyla Ramos link email 818-66-AUTISM




8th Annual Denim & Diamonds for Autism - This star-studded, red carpet fundraiser provides direct

Its Time to Role the Dice at TACAs 7th Annual Ante Up For Autism Event - Feeling lucky? Here is your chance to gamble the night away with celebrities, poker stars & autism supporters all for a great

cause. The 7th Annual Ante Up For Autism is back & better than ever. This premier Gala & Casino Night will benefit Talk About Curing Autism (TACA)-a national non-profit organization with a mission to educate, empower & provide support to families affected by autism.
Oct 12 2013 Dana Point 5:30p, $250+ One Monarch Beach Resort - Violette Prentice link email  949-640-4401

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is

 
 
designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Oct 15-16 2014 Sacramento Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

Teaching Critical Communication Skills - This training discusses how to teach critical communication skills that lead to greater independence in the home, work, school & community settings for all students regardless of communicative modality.
Oct 17 2014 Sacramento $195 - Dave Battista link email

Third Annual DIR?/Floortime Conference: A Floortime State of Mind - This conference will examine the success of the DIR/Floortime (Developmental, Individual-difference, Relationship-based) approach for children with special needs. A variety of renowned speakers will describe their experiences utilizing DIR?/Floortime with children of all ages & their families, in diverse settings, including the home, clinic & school, as well as results of clinical research.
Oct 18-Oct 19 Burbank October 18; 8:30-5p, October 19; 9-12:30p. Cost: $145 fo Burbank Marriott Hotel; 2500 North Hollywood Way - Julia Scheibmeir link email 626-793-7350 x284


Third Annual DIR/Floortime Conference - This conference will examine the success of the

 

DIR/Floortime (Developmental, Individual-difference, Relationship-based) approach for children with special needs. A variety of renowned speakers will describe their experiences utilizing DIR®/Floortime with children of all ages & their families, in diverse settings, including the home, clinic & school, as well as results of clinical research.
Oct 18 & 19 2013 Burbank 8:30a-5p, $145 2500 North Hollywood Way - Julia Scheibmeir link email 626-793-7350 x284

Autism is Treatable! - The Autism Society Ventura County is hosting Dr. Dan Rossignol for a one-day seminar on biomedical research & treatments for ASD. Dr. Rossignol is a world-renowned researcher & medical practitioner who has two children with Autism. Come learn about the very latest in biomedical treatments available to fight autism. Seating is limited. Lunch is included! Childcare will not be provided.
Oct 19 2013 Ventura County 9a-5p, Free To Be Announced - link email 805-496-1632

Fall Conference Featuring: Paula KluthTeaching Students in an Inclusive Classroom - Conference Topics: Youre Going To Love This Kid: Educating Students with Autism in Inclusive Schools The Problem with Behavior Problems: Supporting Students with Autism & Other Disabilities Just Give Him the Whale: Using Passions, Areas of
Expertise, & Strengths to Support Students with Autism Two of Paula's books are included with registration!
 
 
Oct 24 -25 2013 San Diego 8a to 3 p.m; $250 early bird ($280 after Sept. 2nd) Machester Grand Hyatt: One Market Place - Robin Ancona or Kay Freeman link email 858-715-0678

Sensory Friendly Fall Festival - Come enjoy fun fall festivities in a safe & sensory friendly environment at The Shape of Behavior. We will have kid friendly festive music playing softly & tasteful decorations. Kids of all ages are welcome to play games, do crafts & paint pumpkins. Refreshments will be served. There will be candy as well as gluten free cookies & fruit for our gluten sensitive guests. Free & open to the community!
Oct 25 2013 North Hollywood Free The Shape of Behavior, 10623 Riverside Drive - Audrey Borges link email 88-308-7548


The Help Group Summit 2013 -
Oct 25 & Oct 26 Los Angeles Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd - Julie Hirschberg link email 818-779-5212


The Help Group 2013 Summit: Advances & Best Practices in Autism-Learning Disabilities-ADHD - The 2013 Summit will feature 30 experts presenting cutting-edge information to researchers, clinicians, educators, students & parents. Continuing education credits are available. Check the website (www.thehelpgroup.org) for speaker details & registration. Early Bird Registration Rates will be available.
Oct 25-26 Los Angeles Check

website Skirball Cultural Center -
 

Julie Hirschberg link email 818-779-5212

Putting LAMP to Work: AAC Strategies for Promoting the Development of Communication - This workshop will cover the role of readiness to learn & share focus in the implementation of augmentative & alternative communication (AAC) for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The importance of using motor patterning to develop motor automaticity & implementation strategies for teaching children with ASD to use AAC will be discussed.
Oct 28 2013 Clovis $79 ITT Technology School - Susan Perry link email 866-998-1726




PECS Level 2 Training: Advanced - This training will show you how to teach PECS with fidelity so your learners dont get stuck on early Phases of PECS. Let us help you create lessons that turn your PECS user into someone who communicates in all situations using longer sentences. A review of the six Phases of PECS & discussions about your current challenges combined with ideas related to materials, teaching strategies & activities to promote communication will refine your PECS implementation skills.
Oct 30-31 2014 San Francisco Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

 

The Adaptive Cycling Fair at Recumbent Cycle-Con 2013 - The Adaptive Cycling Fair at Recumbent Cycle-Con is the place to try the latest in recumbents, trikes, handcycles, tandems & adaptive bikes such as The Buddy Bike. Meet the manufacturers & attend informative presentations such as the 2nd Adaptive Cycling Roundtable. Medical professionals, therapists, parents & caregivers will benefit from this event. Bring the kids! They'll love it too!
Nov 2-Nov 3 Pomona $10 per day The Pomona Fairplex - 1101 W. McKinley Avenue - Shelley Patterson link email 855-727-6050

Sensory Integration Course- iLs- One Day Training in San Jose, CA, on November 2nd - This one-day course provides professionals with a complete overview of the neurology, practical application & customization, supporting research, & hands-on training to prepare you to utilize iLs in practice. We have seen tremendous developmental growth using iLs Lucy Jane Miller, PhD, OTR/L,author of Sensational Kids, Founder of Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation
Nov 2 San Jose 8:30-5:30; call or email for discounted registrations - Sharon Cacciato link email 303-962-2519

Transition to Adulthood: Young People with Special Needs - Welcome young people ages 16-20 & their families! When a young person with a developmental disability finishes high school & faces the new challenges associated with adulthood, it can be a daunting

 

change for all. This workshop will help the teen & their family to navigate this process.
Nov 2 2013 Pasadena 1p-4p, $50/family Conference Room at Pasadena Child Development Associates/ 620 N. Lake Avenue - Betty link email 626-793-7350 Ext 219

Teaching Perspective Taking to Individuals with Autism - Autism Research Group (ARG) presents, Teaching Perspective Taking to Individuals with Autism, a one-day conference for professionals. Attendees will be introduced to relational frame theory, research, & practical strategies. The conference includes CEUs & lunch. To register & for more information, visit workshop.autismresearchgroup.org.
Nov 6 2013 Westlake Village 9a 3:30p, $65 Westlake Village Inn: 31943 Agoura Rd - Daphne Plump link email 818-345-2345 Ext 270


PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS. The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is used to rapidly teach
communication skills to those with limited functional speech. PECS promotes communication within a social context, without lengthy prerequisite training.
Nov 7 & 8 2013 Los Angeles 8a-4p $395/$295 - Dave link email 302-368-2515
 

Sensory Integration Course- iLs- One Day Training in Anaheim, CA, on November 9th - This one-day course provides professionals with a complete overview of the neurology, practical application & customization, supporting research, & hands-on training to prepare you to utilize iLs in practice. We have seen tremendous developmental growth using iLs Lucy Jane Miller, PhD, OTR/L,author of Sensational Kids, Founder of Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation
Nov 9 Anaheim 8:30-5:30; call or email for discounted registrations - Sharon Cacciato link email 303-962-2519


DIR®/Floortime - Welcome parents & professionals! This is an introduction to the DIR®/Floortime model course. For professionals, this course offers CEUs for ASHA, AOTA, APA, California Board of Behavioral Sciences, Commission on Dietetic Registration, & California Board of Registered Nursing. Please contact Betty at 626-793-7350 x219 - register.
Nov 9 Sacramento 9a-3p KVIE Ose Community Room/ 2030 W. El Camino Avenue - Betty link email 626-793-7350 x219

8-Hour Supervisor Training: Components of Effective, Evidence-Based Behavior Analytic Supervision - 9.5 BCBA CE Credit Hours offered. This training will describe the knowledge/skills needed to ensure effective supervision of individuals in pursuit of a BACB certification. Through this training, participants will have the opportunity to learn & demonstrate

 

understanding of: the purpose of supervision; important features of supervision, including a review of the BACB standards...
Nov 11 2013 Marina del Rey 9a-6p, $175 Hilton Garden Inn/4200 Admiralty Way - link email

Autism: Feeding & Nutrition Challenges - This course will be presented from an interdisciplinary team approach. It will explore the complex challenges that children on the autism spectrum face during mealtime, whether it is at home, school or in a community environment. This course offers CEUs for ASHA, AOTA, APA, CDR, California Board of Behavioral Sciences, & California Board of Registered Nursing.
Nov 15 2013 Pasadena 8:30a-4p, $170 by Oct. 15 $185 after Oct. 15 Huntington Hospital/ 100 W. California Boulevard - Betty link email 626-793-7350 x219


10th Anniversary San Diego Walk Now for Autism Speaks - Powered by volunteers & families with loved ones on the autism spectrum, this fundraising effort generates vital funds for autism research & raises awareness about the increasing prevalence of autism, the fastest-growing serious developmental disorder, & the need for increased research funding to combat this complex disorder.
Nov 16 San Diego 9a 2640 Historic Decatur Rd - Jess Block link email 909-706-8525

Special Needs Resource Fair at CSUN - The CSUN Family Focus Resource Center is pleased to


 


present a Special Needs Resource Fair - Over 50 resource exhibitors - Apps workshop by TASK - 'Ask the Experts' panel discussions in English & Spanish - Music & entertainment demonstrations - Food trucks Free admission! CSUN University Student Union Enter CSUN campus at Zelzah/Prairie. Parking in G3 structure available for $6 per car.
Nov 23 2013 Northridge 10a-2p CSUN University Student Union - link email 818-677-5575


PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Nov 17-18 2014 Los Angeles Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS. The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is used to rapidly teach communication skills to those with limited functional speech. PECS promotes communication within a social context, without lengthy prerequisite training.
Dec 5 & 6 2013 Fresno 8a-4p $395/$295 - Dave link email 302-368-2515


 


Social Thinking South San Francisco Conference - - From the creator of Social Thinking, Michelle Garcia Winner. Explore how social learning concepts are embedded in the Common Core & state standards. New information on using Rubrics for goals! ST Informal Dynamic Assessment tools are presented to better pinpoint the level of social functioning. Well introduce Social Behavior Mapping strategies widely adopted by schools nationwide.
Dec 5-6 2013 South San Francisco 255 South Airport Blvd. - Gigi Lewis link email 4085578595


PECS Level 2 Training: Advanced - This training will show you how to




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teach PECS with fidelity so your learners dont get stuck on early Phases of PECS. Let us help you create lessons that turn your PECS user into someone who communicates in all situations using longer sentences. A review of the six Phases of PECS & discussions about your current challenges combined with ideas related to materials, teaching strategies & activities to promote communication will refine your PECS implementation skills.
Jan 27-28 2014 Sacramento Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Jan 30-31 2014 San Jose Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista email

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Feb 24-25 2014 San Diego Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

Social Thinking Denver Conference - Explore how different levels of the social mind impact the development

 


of social, academic, & relationship building concepts & related skills to better understand treatment needs. Strategies will be provided to help guide the development of treatment planning. Video footage will be used to explore creative ways to teach specific Social Thinking concepts.
Mar 5-6 2014 Denver Inverness Hotel/Conference Center - Gigi Lewis link email 4085578594

The Language of Emotions - B.F. Skinner provided an important guide to the analysis of language in his book, Verbal Behavior. In this book, he stresses the critical value of focusing on the function of various aspects of communication. His analysis includes a very interesting section on what he termed private events. That is, how do we learn to talk about things that happen inside of us? In this workshop, we will review traditional approaches to teaching children with autism to communicate about their emotions as well as respond to such language from other people.
Mar 14 2014 Sacramento $150 - Dave Battista link email

Transitioning from PECS to SGDs -
Mar 15 2014 Sacramento $150 - Dave Battista link email

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Mar 24-25 2014 Sacramento

 


Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Apr 3-4 2014 Eureka Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Apr 7-8 2014 Anaheim Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

PECS Level 2 Training: Advanced - This training will show you how to teach PECS with fidelity so your learners dont get stuck on early Phases of PECS. Let us help you create lessons that turn your PECS user into someone who communicates in all situations using longer sentences. A review of the six Phases of PECS & discussions about your current challenges combined with ideas related to materials, teaching strategies & activities to promote communication will refine your PECS implementation skills.
Apr 28-29 2014 San Diego Professional: $395 Parent: $295 -

 


Dave Battista link email

Putting LAMP to Work: AAC Strategies for Promoting the Development of Communication - This workshop will cover the role of readiness to learn & share focus in the implementation of augmentative & alternative communication (AAC) for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The importance of using motor patterning to develop motor automaticity & implementation strategies for teaching children with ASD to use AAC will be discussed.
May 23 2014 Bakersfield $79 Kern County Superintendent of Schools Office - Susan Perry link email 866-998-1726

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Jun 9-10 2014 San Francisco Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

PECS Level 2 Training: Advanced - This training will show you how to teach PECS with fidelity so your learners dont get stuck on early Phases of PECS. Let us help you create lessons that turn your PECS user into someone who communicates in all situations using longer sentences. A review of the six Phases of PECS & discussions about your current challenges combined with ideas related to

 


materials, teaching strategies & activities to promote communication will refine your PECS implementation skills.
Jun 26-27 2014 Los Angeles Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Jul 24-25 2014 Irvine Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Aug 11-12 2014 San Diego Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email


PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Dec 8-9 2014 Fresno Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email


 































COLORADO

+Family Pizza Night - Join the Autism Society of Colorado & other organizations involved with Autism for a monthly Pizza Party in a semi-private area of the restaurant for an Autism Family Friendly dining experience. Beau Jo's offers a Gluten Free menu, dairy-free cheese & a Healthy Menu Guide for people on specific diets.
Denver 1st Wed
5:30-7:30p.m South Colorado Blvd at Yale - Tom link email 720-214-0794 ext 13
 

+Understanding your child's brain - Join Brain Balance of Highlands Ranch for this informative lecture for parents of children ages 4-17 that are struggling with academic, behavioral, emotional or sensory issues. At this presentation you will learn why your child may be excellent at some tasks & poor at others & how a drug Free whole brain-based approach can help!
Highlands Ranch
2nd Tue 6:30p Free 1970 E County Line Rd - Brain Balance link email 303-800-1625

+ABCs of Autism- Family & Provider Education Series- topics change monthly; each session includes the opportunity to access a free legalclinic to help you with your health insurance problems
Lakewood
2nd Wed  free Autism Society of Colorado- Bridget Cessar link email 720-214-0794x10

+Social Skills Groups - Consultants for Children is now offering social skills groups in Lakewood & Parker Colorado. There are multiple groups that take place on Sats for ages 4-6 9-11 & teens. Please call 720-271-1289 or email socialgroups.cfci@gmail.com for more information.
Lakewood Saturdays  2 hours-$30 265 S Harlan - link email 720-272-1289

+Sibling Clubhouse - a safe place to hang out with other kids who just get it. - Sibs can take over the store! Join us for this after-hours, sibling-only hang-out. Play games, eat snacks & get to know each other! Sibling Clubhouse meets the first Sat of each month & we are



 
always adding new members!
Denver
1st Sat 4p-6p Free Autism Community Store. 7800 E. Iliff Ave., Suite J - Shannon Sullivan link email 303-309-3647

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  Functioning Skills to the Student/Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder - Day 1- Susan Stokes:Extreme Make-Over School Edition! Practical Strategies for Educational Instruction & Behavior Management for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder: How to Effectively Teach Students with ASD Day 2- Rebecca Moyes:Practical Strategies to Address Executive Functioning Skills in the Student with Autism.
Oct 3, 4 2013 Aurora/ Denver 8-3:30 $125 & up 13696 E. Iliff Place - Lisabeth Watson link email 920-224-4794

Social Thinking Denver Conference - Explore how different levels of the social mind impact the development of social, academic, & relationship building concepts & related skills to better understand treatment needs. Strategies will be provided to help guide the development of treatment planning. Video footage will be used to explore creative ways to teach specific Social Thinking concepts.
Mar 5-6 2014 Denver Inverness Hotel/Conference Center - Gigi Lewis link email

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Sep 22-23 2014 Denver Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

 


 



























CONNECTICUT

 
Evening of Laughter with Jane Condon - Friends of Autistic People (FAP) hosting a cocktail party with renowned Greenwich comedian Jane condon in private home. Heavy hors d'oeuvres, wine, champagne, & vodka. Autism Speaks Senior VP Rosen to attend. Silent & live auctions. Funds raised for a sustainable Farm Academy Living & Learning Center for adults with autism.
Oct 4 Greenwich 6:30p-10p Private residence - Alice Bardos link email 203-247-8790

 

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS. The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is used to rapidly teach communication skills to those with limited functional speech. PECS promotes communication within a social context, without lengthy prerequisite training.
Oct 17 & 18 2013 Hartford 8a-4p $395/$295 - Dave link email 302-368-2515

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS. The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is used to rapidly teach communication skills to those with limited functional speech. PECS promotes communication within a social context, without lengthy prerequisite training.
Dec 12 & 13 2013 North Haven 8a-4p $395/$295 - Dave link email 302-368-2515

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
 


Dec 4-5 2014 North Haven Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

PECS Level 2 Training: Advanced - This training will show you how to teach PECS with fidelity so your learners dont get stuck on early Phases of PECS. Let us help you create lessons that turn your PECS user into someone who communicates in all situations using longer sentences. A review of the six Phases of PECS & discussions about your current challenges combined with ideas related to materials, teaching strategies & activities to promote communication will refine your PECS implementation skills.
Apr 7-8 2014 North Haven Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Sep 11-12 2014 Hartford Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email


 

 


 






 


























WASHINGTON DC


+DC Autism Buddies Program - DC Autism Buddies is a non-profit volunteer-led Big-Little Buddy program created by DC Autism Parents (DCAP) to provide one-to-one recreational opportunities for children with autism in the DC Metropolitan Area. The program is open to children living with autism, ages five to thirteen. Please email for info.
Columbia 1st & 3rd Sat from Oct to Jun1-3p, Free ($20 donation
 

suggested) Location disclosed to participants only - Yetta Myrick link email 202-271-9262

+DC Autism Society Monthly Support Meeting - Monthly Support meeting  202-561-8634
Columbia 4th Sat  11a Free 728 23rd St. NW - Sondra K. Cunningham link email 

8-Hour Supervisor Training: Components of Effective, Evidence-Based Behavior Analytic Supervision - 9.5 BCBA CE Credit Hours offered. This training will describe the knowledge/skills needed to ensure effective supervision of individuals in pursuit of a BACB certification. Through this training, participants will have the opportunity to learn & demonstrate understanding of: the purpose of supervision; important features of supervision, including a review of the BACB standards...
Oct 18 Washington, D.C. 20005 8:30a-6:15p, $175 The Chicago School, Washington DC Campus, 1015 15th Street NW - link email


PECS Level 2 Training: Advanced - This interactive workshop is perfect for parents and/or professionals who have previously attended the PECS Basic Training & want to address specific PECS implementation challenges & expand the use of PECS across a wide range of activities & settings. Pyramid's skilled instructor will lead group discussions & video analyses regarding practical & resourceful solutions, & innovative problem solving strategies for complex PECS implementation situations. 
 


Nov 18 & 19 2013 8a-4p $395/$295 - Dave link email 302-368-2515

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Mar 31-Apr 1 2014 Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email












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DELAWARE

+Bowling Night- Join us every Wed night for ASD New Castle County Bowling Night. Meet up with other families in the autism community &make some new friends while having tons of fun! No age limit.
Wilmington 
Every Wed.  5:30 p AMF Price Lanes, Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington- Mark Frampton link email 302-998-1466



Blues Benefit for Practice Without Pressure - Enjoy six blues bands in six hours Sat, Oct. 26 from 6 p.m. -Midnight at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, 200 S Madison St, Wilmington, DE. Featuring The Blue Lords with food from Texas Rdhouse. $75 per person, $550 for table of eight. Also, enter contest to win cruise for two on Rock Legends Cruise III. Call Jackie Armstrong at 302-832-2800 or see website for details/tickets.
Oct 26 2013 Wilmington 6p-Midnight; $75 per person; $550 for eight 200 South Madison Street - Jackie Armstrong link email 302-832-2800

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Aug 4-5 2014 Wilmington Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

 

 

 


 























FLORIDA


+Autism Monthly support group for those affected by autism. Various topics & speakers ranging from diet, therapy, & advocacy, etc.
Pasco County 1st Tue 5740 Moog Rd. Monica Bice 727-945-0947 link email

+P.E.A.C.E Parental Encouragement for Autistic Children Everywhere Our mission is to educate, empower & provide a positive support environment to Families with



children on the Autism Spectrum. 863-686-1221 ext. 228
Lakeland 1st Tue 6p-8p, 1021 Lakeland Hills Blvd. 33805, Nicole Torres link email

+Autism Caregivers Connect - A North & Central Brevard social, support & resource group for families, friends & caregivers of people on the autism spectrum. Meets the second Fri of each month in Merritt Island (restaurant locations vary). 7pm-9pm. Please make prior arrangements for childcare. email 321-607-2128 
Merritt Island 2nd Friday 7-9p Merritt Island Causeway-Various Locations - Kimberly Molina link

+BFOCASD support group for Families, educators & therapists of children & adults with autism spectrum disorders 7-9p the
West Volusia 1st Wed at First Baptist Church of Melbourne, 3301 Dairy Road. link 727-1028

+Aware 4 Autism- Support group for all people affected by autism & the autism spectrum. Speakers monthly. 813-782-9431
Zephyrhills 1st Sat 2-4p. First Congregational Church, 7900 Fort King Rd.- Johanna O'Toole email  

+Mane HIT Autism Support Group - Our group gives an opportunity to network. Our members are knowledgeable in the school system, your rights, IEP's, Legislative Process & homeschooling. Our parents have children of all ages who have been



through different regiments & are willing to share their experiences & tips. I will be available to answer questions regarding Hemispheric Integration Therapy & Biomedic Interventions.-Dr. Mane, DC
Tampa 2nd Thu 6p. Green Iguana Bar & Grill 2520 N. Dale Mabry Hwy - Marilyn Santiago link email 813-935-4744

+Autism Caregivers Connect Monthly Meeting - Autism Caregivers Connect meets at 7pm (if you plan on eating dinner, please come around 6pm)  at Kay's BBQ (banquet room) at 1552 King Street (Hwy. 520-in Cocoa. The purpose of our meetings is to learn how we as caregivers can be more equipped to deal with the challenges our children may face. Guest speakers from a variety of backgrounds come to speak in an informal capacity to share their knowledge & answer questions. 2nd Fri of each month 321-433-1437.
Cocoa 2nd Fri 6 Pm free 1552 King Street - Kimberly Molina link email

+South Florida GFCF/SCD Support Group- This dietary support group is to assist parents that are seeking to pursue dietary intervention for the treatment of ASD. Mo. meetings include recipies, food saples, & help with shopping & food selection. 954-349-0609
Plantation 3rd Tue7p-9p Free. Whole Foods 7720 Peters Rd Plantation, 33324 Susan Wallitsch

+Evening Meetings - Monthly evening meetings feature

 





workshops, guest speakers, & opportunities to share & connect. Social activities for kids (all ages) available with reservations. For more information visit our website at link
Pensacola  3rd Tue 6-8p, Free ARC Gateway - Susan Byram  email 850-434-7171


+Autism Support Group 'Playdates'  This time has been reserved for our support group members who have children on the spectrum only.
Tampa 3rd Tue 6p to 8p, $6 per child Come Join Us at Gator Fred's Party Center! West Village Commons 5360 Ehrlich Rd. 33625. - Kim Larochelle, Marilyn Santiago link email 813-935-4744


+Autism Society of Broward Meeting - Support groups meet monthly* where parents & guest speakers, specializing in the area of autism, share information & resources.Our meetings are open to all that are interested in autism.
Sunrise 3rd Wed  7:30p ARC Broward 10250 NW 53rd Street - link email 954-577-4141
 

+Parents Helping Parents of Fl. Inc. - PHPF Helping Hands support group for parents/families of children with autism & related disabilities. 352-624-1360
Ocala Last Wed  6-8p, Free Ocala Public Library, Silver Springs Blvd. - Sylvia Miller link email


+Free Autism Screenings! - Free Autism Screenings are held the first Thur of each month for ages 3 - 22yr in English & Spanish. All screenings are conducted by doctoral level staff with expertise & experience in the assessment of autism spectrum disorders. The screening is free, but space is limited & you must registered in advance. Call Help...when life hurts. . each month
Tampa 1st Thu  Free/no cost 3262 Cove Bend Dr. - Dr. Kimberly Kinsler link 813-443-5311


+Asperger Awareness & Support Group (SOAK) - One of our goals is to UNITE families, their friends, & professionals & become a TEAM in the community promoting awareness & support to each other. We explore Autism mainly Aspergers- through group meetings, guest speakers & fun filled activites. SOAK families have been meeting monthly to share information, resources, support one another emotionally.  of each month
Melbourne 3rd Thur 6p- 8:30p Free 1800 Penn Plaza Suite 12 - Silvia Hierro link email 321-537-4991
 

+Cobb County Autism Support Grp.
Cobb County 3rd Thu 7-9p and every other month from 9-11a. Stephanie Smith. 678-560-4522


+Southwest Florida Autism Coalition- Monthly support group for parents & professionals facing autism. Topics include Financial Planning, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Communication, & more.
Bradenton 3rd Thu 7-8:30p At the Pinnacle Academy, 6215 Lorraine Rd- Dr. Kirstina Ordetx 941-755-1400 link email
 

+An Autism Support Group: Autism Spoken Here!- We get together to support individuals & families affected by Autism, exchange info & advocate for such. Very informal / familial setting. Must RSVP for eachchild attending. We understand  you, for we speak the language of Autism. Welcome home! 386-848-4262
DeLand 3rd Fri 7:30p, Free Of Charge DeLand Wesleyan Church- Nilda Melendez link email


+SAGA: St. Petersburg Autism Group for Adults - This autism support group is forming to provide a venue for meetups for adults (18+) with autism or autism-related conditions. We plan to meet to dine out at verious local restaurants on the third Fri of each month & hold other special events.  each month
St. Petersburg, 3rd Fri P.O. Box 49234 - Cynthia Funkhouser link email 727-345-5528
 

+Concerned Parents of Autistic Children We are a support group for the parents & caregivers of autistic children, from
Hillsborough County. The Riverview Academy for Autism  link email

+'the Gathering' - an informal social get-together - FLAWsome! - the Tallahassee Autism Support Coalition, Inc. In formal social get-together for higher-functioning older adolescents & adults on the autism spectrum & parents. Sometimes doubles as board meeting; occasionally extends into social activity at another location.
Tallahassee Every Sat 1-3p. Free. 2425 Apalachee Parkway - Jarl K. Jackson link email 850-412-0141

+Lego Play Group To Teach Social Skills - Child's View is offering a Lego Play Group for children on the spectrum in Pompano Beach, Florida. The focus is on teaching social skills through the natural medium of play. Groups will take place one night a week for children ages 5-11. Summer Group
Pompano Beach Weekly $25 a session, 5th session free 600 SW 3rd Street Suite 3400 - Donna Bivona link email 954-830-8588

MAPS, Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs CME Conference - The Fall 2013 MAPS CME Clinician's Conference. Our next MAPS CME Training will be held the weekend of October 3-5 2013 at the TampaMarriott Waterside Hotel & Marina. For conference information, see: www.medmaps.org/conference This conference is for medical professionals.
 

Oct 3-5 2013 Tampa 8a-5p, $999 - Med pros. only Shannon Bohan link email 855-447-4200 x 210

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS. The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is used to rapidly teach communication skills to those with limited functional speech. PECS promotes communication within a social context, without lengthy prerequisite training.
Oct 7 & 8 2013 Tampa 8a-4p $395/$295 - Dave link email 302-368-2515

Casino Royale - An evening of casino-style entertainment to
include blackjack, poker, craps, & roulette are sure to keep guests trying their hand at lady luck. The evening is sure to have something for everyone. Gaming attractions will be complemented with by the bite hors doeuvres, delicious desserts, open bar with signature cocktails & a DJ to keep everyone moving.  Charity.
Nov 9 2013 Fort Lauderdale
- 33316 Ferretti Yacht Group Marina, 1445 SE 16th St - Pam Calzadilla link email 561-620-9377

Walk Now for Autism Speaks Broward - Join Autism Speaks as we walk to change the future for all who struggle with autism! Walk Now for Autism Speaks is a fun-filled, family friendly event & is our single most

 
 
powerful force to fund vital research that will lead us to the answers we need. One in 88 children are diagnosed, & they can't wait! We need more volunteers to join our fight. take the first step & register today!
Nov 9 2013 Ft. Lauderdale 8a | $20 suggested donation Nova Southeastern University's Alvin Sherman Library - Angelica Fernandez link email 786-235-1165

World Arts Film Festival Call For Entries Is Open! - Now accepting short films in all genres via Withoutabox at www.withoutabox.com/login/10758 Submit your films today! Special November Workshops! Next Deadline is December 30th Visit our website to learn more! An Extraordinary Event !




Nov 30 2013 Ponte Vedra Beach Call For Entries is Open, $55. PO Box 933 - Karen Sadler link email

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange

 

 
Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Jan 30-31 2014 Jacksonville Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista email

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Jul 24-25 2014 Ft. Lauderdale Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email







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GEORGIA  



+Parent Support Group- Ekomo Mai Come Talk Story, Share & Get ToKnow Others That Share
 


TheSame Journey As You- 808-337-2255
Lihue & Waimea 1st & 2nd Tue

Atlanta Social Thinking Conference - Learn the Latest Strategies from the Creator of Social Thinking, Michelle Garcia Winner! Explore the impact perspective taking has on learning as well as social communication. Gain understanding of the four core levels in the Social Thinking-Social Communication Profile & learn about teaching Social Thinking through stories & play in preschool & early elementary school.
Nov 5-7 2013 Atlanta 1900 Sullivan Rd - Gigi Lewis link email 4085578595

LAMP: Language Acquisition through Motor Planning - This comprehensive LAMP training program is designed for SLPs, OTs, teachers, family members, & others who want to learn new AAC skills & strategies that can enhance the lives of ASD individuals.
Mar 20-21 2014 Athens $125 Clarke County Board of Education - Susan Perry link email 866-998-1726

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Aug 25-26 2014 Atlanta Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email


 





































HAWAII

+Kauai Community Childrens Council General Business Meeting - Provide a focus of strong family participation in planning & decision making. Collaboratively create a shared vision for an integrated system of care. Implement ongoing community needs assessments &
 

strategic planning process. Paarticipate in quality assurance & improve in the development of the system of care.
Lihue 3rd Tue 5:30p-7p Lihue Public Library 4343 Hardy Street - Brende Ancheta link email 800-437-8641

DIR Floor Time: A Developmental/ Relational Approach Towards the Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children & Adolescents - Dr. Esther Hess will be presenting a workshop on DIR Floor Time: A Developmental/Relational Approach Towards the Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children & Adolescents' at the Pacific Rim International Conference on Diversity & Disability in Honolulu, Hawaii April 30 2013. For more information & to register for the conference, please contact Charmaine at cccrocke@hawaii.edu.
Apr 30 2013 Honolulu - Charmaine link email

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Aug 18-19 2014 Honolulu Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

PECS Level 2 Training: Advanced - This training will show you how to teach PECS with fidelity so your learners dont get stuck on early Phases of PECS. Let us help you create lessons that turn your PECS user into someone who






communicates in all situations using longer sentences. A review of the six Phases of PECS & discussions about your current challenges combined with ideas related to materials, teaching strategies & activities to promote communication will refine your PECS implementation skills.
Dec 15-16 2014 Honolulu Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email










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IDAHO

'Seeing Beyond 2013' Idaho Partnerships Conference on Human Services - The Idaho Partnerships Conference on Human Services is the largest regional conference focusing on providing quality training to human service professionals, parents, self advocates & community members





who serve & support people with disabilities & their families.
Oct 17-18 2013 Boise $150-2 days/$130-1 day Parents: $100-2 days/$90-1 day Riverside Hotel, 2900 Chinden Blvd - Richelle Tierney link email 208-376-4999

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS. The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is used to rapidly teach communication skills to those with limited functional speech.
Oct 21s & 22 2013 Boise 8a-4p $395/$295 - Dave link email 302-368-2515


PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Oct 23-24 2014 Boise Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email


 

 

 




































ILLINOIS

+ASACIC ASD Support Group Meetings - Join Dr. Karen Kirkendall, developmental psychologist & Catherine Wells, LCPC, as they lead discussions on everyday issues relevant to the ASD community. This is a welcoming forum to seek information, share stories, & build camaraderie with others who understand what you're
 



going through. Parents of children with ASDs & teens/young adults with ASDs are welcome.
Springfield 1st Thu Free! Univ. of IL Springfield, VPA Bldg. Rm. 152 - Jaclyn Peterson link email 217-241-2023


+TACA - Talk About Curing Autism, Naperville - New Location! - We are moving our meetings to a new location! We will now hold our monthly meetings at: The Neuroconnection, 1847 West Jefferson Avenue, 60540
Naperville 2nd Thur 7-9p 1847 West Jefferson Avenue - Jacey Smith Capurso link email 630-815-9997


+Social Skills Playgroups - Bring your child & their siblings to a fun social skills group routed in ABA philosophy. The groups focus on working as a group to attain on goal. Through this group work children will practice communication skills, relaying needs & desires politely, working with peers, & sharing. A bonus of the group is development of imaginative play, gross & fine motor skills, & language development! email
Shorewood Fridays 857 Center Ct - Sasha Regalado  815-730-1818

+Reel Movies for Real Needs - Marcus Theatres Reel Movies for Real Needs is designed to serve families with special needs who seldom attend movies. The program creates a welcoming
environment- lower sound, lights up-where families are able to sharethe experience of seeing films




at a theatre. Reel Movies Real Needs is a select first run movie, one Sat each month at a convenient 10:30AM showtime. Matinee pricing applies.
Addison  1 Sat per mo. 10:30a, Matinee Pricing 1555 West Lake Street - Clint Wisialowski link email 414-905-1124


+CARE meetings @ Gethsemane Church in Evansville- Various topics, special speakers will be announced,  offering support for parents/families of children with autism & special events throughout the year.
Evansville 2nd Sun. 4p-6p/Free Community Autism Resources of Evansville (outreach of Gethsemane Church) 1001 North Main Street, (mtgs in the 180 building)- Lori Culbertson email

+Autism Parent/caregiver support group - We would love to have you join us for our support group that is held the 3rd Wed of every month. Children are welcome & if it is nice, we will have it outside in my big yard that is fenced in. It is a very good time & we do this potluck style. I serve the main course & then people can bring a dish to
pass if they choose to. We hope to see you there. Stacie & Tucker
Aurora  - 2nd Wed -  6p to 8p 1228 Fifth St - Stacie email
630-375-0429


+GRASP Chicago Support Group- GRASP Chicago is a support group for adults with Asperger Syndrome, Autism, PDD, & nonverbal







Learning Disabilities. Will discuss topics relating to the challenges we face in work, relationships & family life.
Evanston 3rd Sun  
2-4p Free Evanston Hospital Rm. 1711 2650 Ridge Ave-
Steven Lawson link email

Practical Behavior Supports Workshop - Marrea Winnega, PhD, BCBA will present effective strategies to change a students behavior that are humane & practical in an educational setting. Time will be provided to brainstorm your students behaviors with presenters. Cost includes lunch. CPDUs, attendance certificates, & special offers available. Parents, teachers, administrators, assistants, & other professionals are welcome.
Oct 18 2013 Elmhurst 8:30a-3p, $75/$125 ($50/$100 Early Bird) Elmhurst College, Alexander Rm/Frick Ctr, 150 S Prospect Ave - Laura McKee link email 847-564-0822


Strategies that Work! Teaching Social & Problem Solving Skills to the Student/Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder - Day 1- Nicole Beurkens PhD: How to Teach


 


Independent Thinking & Problem Solving Skills to Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders Day 2- Jed Baker: All Kids Can Succeed: Effective Interventions for Behavioral & Social Challenges Graduate Credits available from Marian University
Oct 22 10/23 2013 Elmhurst/- 8-3:30 $125 & up Chicago 933 S. Riverside Dr - Lisabeth Watson link email 920-224-4794

The DIR® Approach to Pediatric Feeding - Eating is a highly complex process, with great emotional significance for the child, parent(s) & caregivers. This course will illustrate how DIR® (Developmental, Individual differences & Relationships) principles are used within feeding intervention for infants & children (6 months-12 yrs.), with a wide range of feeding challenges.
Oct 24-25 Chicago 8:30a-4p Shriners Hospitals for Children - Betty link email 626-793-7350 Ext 219

Autism: Feeding & Nutrition Challenges - This course will be presented from an interdisciplinary team approach. It will explore the complex challenges that children on the autism spectrum face during mealtime, whether it is at home, school or in a community environment. CEUs are offered for ASHA, AOTA, APA, & CDR.
Oct 26 Chicago 8:30a-4p, $170 before 10/1 $185 after Shriners Hospitals for Children/ 2211 N. Oak Park Avenue - Betty link email 626-793-7350 Ext 219

 

ABA for Middle & High School - Marrea Winnega, PhD, BCBA will present how the principles of behavior analysis apply to students in middle & high school settings as well as the research supporting these interventions. Focus will be placed on task analysis & independent skills. CPDUs, attendance certificates, & special offers available. Parents, teachers, nurses & others are welcome.
Nov 8 2013 Naperville 12:30p-3:30p, $60 ($100 with morning registration) NIU-Naperville, 1120 East Diehl Rd. - Laura McKee link email 847-564-0822

Functional Behavior Assessment & Behavior Intervention Plans - Marrea Winnega, PhD, BCBA will present research-based ways to assess the function of behavior & efficient ways to collect data. Intervention plans will also be discussed. CPDUs, attendance certificates, & special offers available. Information will be particularly helpful to parents & others involved with IEPs.
Nov 8 2013 Naperville 8:30a-11:30a, $60 ($100 with afternoon registration) NIU-Naperville, 1120 East Diehl Rd. - Laura McKee link email 847-564-0822

 



PECS Level 2 Training: Advanced - This interactive workshop is perfect
 

for parents and/or professionals who have previously attended the PECS Basic Training & want to address specific PECS implementation challenges & expand the use of PECS across a wide range of activities & settings. Pyramid's skilled instructor will lead group discussions & video analyses regarding practical & resourceful solutions, & innovative problem solving strategies for complex PECS implementation situations.
Nov 18 & 19 2013 Chicago 8a-4p $395/$295 - Dave link email 302-368-2515

LAMP: Language Acquisition through Motor Planning - This comprehensive LAMP training program is designed for SLPs, OTs, teachers, family members, & others who want to learn new AAC skills & strategies that can enhance the lives of ASD individuals. The workshop examines the current research & the history of augmenting speech for people with ASD. 
Dec 5-Dec 6 2013 Wheeling $125 Hawthorne School - Susan Perry link email 866-998-1726

LAMP: Language Acquisition through Motor Planning - This comprehensive LAMP training program is designed for SLPs, OTs, teachers, family members, & others who want to learn new AAC skills & strategies that can enhance the lives of ASD individuals. The workshop examines the current research & the history of augmenting speech for people with ASD.
Jan 31-Feb 1 DeKalb $160 Northern


 

Illinois University - Susan Perry link email 866-998-1726

Overview of Verbal Behavior - Marrea Winnega, PhD, BCBA will present the basics of Verbal Behavior & how it relates to ABA. The Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment & Placement Program (VB-MAPP) will be introduced & participants will leave with the knowledge of how to begin implementing a Verbal Behavior program. Cost includes lunch both days. CPDUs, attendance certificates, & special offers
available.
Jan 9 & 10 2014 Elmhurst 8:30a-3p each day, $250/$150 ($200/$100 Early Bird) Elmhurst College, Alexander Rm/Frick Ctr,, 190 S Prospect Ave - Laura McKee link email 847-564-0822

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Feb 24-25 2014 Chicago Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

Teaching Critical Communication Skills - This training discusses how to teach critical communication skills that lead to greater independence in the home, work, school & community settings for all students regardless of communicative modality.
Feb 26 2014 Chicago $195 - Dave Battista link email

 


The Language of Emotions - B.F. Skinner provided an important guide to the analysis of language in his book, Verbal Behavior. In this book, he stresses the critical value of focusing on the function of various aspects of communication. His analysis includes a very interesting section on what he termed private events. That is, how do we learn to talk about things that happen inside of us?
Mar 12 2014 Chicago $150 - Dave Battista link email
 

Transitioning from PECS to SGDs -
Mar 13 2014 Chicago $150 - Dave Battista link email

Practical Behavior Supports Workshop - Marrea Winnega, PhD, BCBA will present effective strategies to change a students behavior that are humane & practical in an educational setting. Time will be provided to brainstorm your students behaviors with presenters. Cost includes lunch. CPDUs, attendance certificates, & special offers available.
Apr 25 2014 Naperville 8:30a-3p, $75/$125 ($50/$100 Early Bird) NIU-Naperville, 1120 East Diehl Rd. - Laura McKee link email 847-564-0822

Research Study: Relationship Between Proneness to Emotion & Social Responsiveness in Adults with ASD - The purpose of this study is to examine emotion recognition in ASD & neurotypical adults. Participants will be asked to complete an anonymous web-based set of questionnaires. Participants may provide contact information
 
 


under separate cover in order to be entered into a $75 VISA gift card drawing. Eligibility: Must be 18 or older; Adults with ASD & adults without ASD are eligible.
Jun 10-Dec 1 2014 Chicago Free Online - Sandra Vanegas link email 773-508-3013


PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Jul 17-18 2014 Chicago Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

PECS Level 2 Training: Advanced - This training will show you how to teach PECS with fidelity so your learners dont get stuck on early Phases of PECS. Let us help you create lessons that turn your PECS user into someone who communicates in all situations using longer sentences.
Dec 1-2 2014 Chicago Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email




 




 






























INDIANA

+Monthly Support Group Meetings- General information on local re- sources, support & encouragement. Special speakers on various topics throughout the year. Networkingw/other parents.
Evansville
1st Sun & 2nd Thu  6p Free Gethsemane Church, 1001 North Main Street, (mtgs in the 180 building)- Lori Culbertson 812-437-3619 email

+Asperger-Autism Parent Group of Goshen - Monthly educational meetings feature a speaker. First



Mons (except 2nd Mon in April & Sept.; no July meeting). Open to all. Registration not required.
Goshen 1st Mon Free 602 S 8th Street - Christine Guth link email 574-534-2718

+Elkhart County Autism Society of Indiana- Our topics cover children with neurological disorders, which include behavior issues, food allergies, Auditory processing, Sensory Processing, & lots more.
We welcome parents & educators.
Monthly scheduled speakers.
Elkhart 1st Thu 6:30 p-8:15 p 2104 Station Court Elkhart- Across from McDonald's near Concord Mall on US 33- Rhonda Radestorf 574-295-7301 email




+TACA Indiana Family Support Group meeting - TACA offers family support & resources for those families living with autism. Join our monthly Coffee Talks to connect & share!
Indianapolis
2nd Mon 7p-9p, Free Perkins Atrium, 5320 E. 82nd Street - Karla Elliott link email 317-414-4277

+Asperger-Autism Parent Group of Goshen - Parent Conversation Night. Informal unstructured time to chat with other parents of people on the spectrum. At the Starbucks at Martins Supermarket in Goshen 1527 Bashor Rd, near Bashor &
 


 
Elkhart Rd)
Goshen 3rd Thu Free Starbucks in Martin's Supermarket, 1527 Bashor Rd - Christine Guth link email 574-534-2718

Putting LAMP to Work: AAC Strategies for Promoting the Development of Communication - This workshop will cover the role of readiness to learn & share focus in the implementation of augmentative & alternative communication (AAC) for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The importance of using motor patterning to develop motor automaticity & implementation strategies for teaching children with ASD to use AAC will be discussed.
Oct 22 2013 Indianapolis $79 Porter Services Center - Susan Perry link email 866-998-1726

Putting LAMP to Work: AAC Strategies for Promoting the Development of Communication - This workshop will cover the role of readiness to learn & share focus in the implementation of augmentative & alternative communication (AAC) for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The importance of using motor patterning to develop motor automaticity & implementation strategies for teaching children with ASD to use AAC will be discussed.
Nov 22 2013 Greenfield $79 Hancock Madison Shelby Educational Services - Susan Perry link email 866-998-1726

Putting LAMP to Work: AAC Strategies for Promoting the Development of Communication -

 


This workshop will cover the role of readiness to learn & share focus in the implementation of augmentative & alternative communication (AAC) for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The importance of using motor patterning to develop motor automaticity & implementation strategies for teaching children with ASD to use AAC will be discussed.
Dec 6 2013 Anderson $79 Tanglewood - Susan Perry link email 866-998-1726

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the





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  theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS. The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is used to rapidly teach communication skills to those with limited functional speech. PECS promotes communication within a social context, without lengthy prerequisite training.
Dec 12 & 13 2013 Evansville 8a-4p $395/$295 - Dave link email 302-368-2515

LAMP: Language Acquisition through Motor Planning - This comprehensive LAMP training program is designed for SLPs, OTs, teachers, family members, & others who want to learn new AAC skills & strategies that can enhance the lives of ASD individuals. The workshop examines the current research & the history of augmenting speech for people with ASD. Participants will study communication assessment & augmentative implementation procedures.
Feb 13-Feb 14 2014 Notre Dame $125 Saint Mary's College - Susan Perry link email 866-998-1726

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Apr 10-11 2014 Indianapolis Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

 
































IOWA

+GRASP Southeast Iowa Network
Coralville 2nd Sat. 3-5 p Grant Wood Area Education Agency (AEA) 200 Holiday Rd 52241 link

+Reel Movies for Real Needs - Marcus Theatres Reel Movies for Real Needs is designed to serve families with special needs who seldom attend movies. The program creates a welcoming environment- lower sound, lights
 

up- where families are able to share the experience of seeing films at a theatre. Reel Movies Real Needs is a select first run movie, one Sat each month at a convenient 10:30AM showtime. Matinee pricing applies.
Iowa City One Sat per mo. check link. 10:30a, Matinee Pricing 1602 Sycamore Street - Clint Wisialowski link email 414-905-1124

LAMP Language Acquisition through Motor Planning - This comprehensive LAMP training program is designed for SLPs, OTs, teachers, family members, & others who want to learn new AAC skills & strategies that can enhance the lives of ASD individuals. The workshop examines the current research & the history of augmenting speech for people with ASD.
866-998-1726
Oct 1-Oct 2 2013 Johnston $125 ChildServe - Susan Perry link email

Strategies that Work! Teaching Social, Behavioral & Executive Functioning Skills to the Student/Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder - Day 1- Jed Baker: All Kids Can Succeed: Effective Interventions for Behavioral & Social Challenges Day 2 - Rebecca Moyes: Practical Strategies to Address Executive Functioning Skills in the Student with Autism. Graduate Credits available from Marian University (1-3 credits available for this 2 day event) Check out more details online & register at www.aepconnections.com
Nov 14, 15 2013 Des Moines 8-3:30 $125 & up Northwest 4800 Merle Hay Rd. - Lisabeth Watson link email 920-224-4794


 






PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
May 15-16 2014 Des Moines Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email






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+Autism/Asperger's support group - We have discussion time, guest speakers, & presentations.
Topeka 1st Wed  5:30p-7p Free
 

3500 SW 10th Ave - Gerald Mowery or Jim Leiker link email 785-272-4060 ext 7340
 

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange
Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Apr 3-4 2014 Wichita Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email







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KENTUCKY

+Cognitive Skill Seminar - LearningRx helps struggling students overcome frustrating  learning & reading problems & can unlock hidden potential in advanced students looking for a competitive edge. LearningRx actually changes lives because we focus on cognitive skills testing & individualized, one-on-one learning skills training. Students experience change almost immediately & motivation soars Lexington every other Mon. call 6p,
 



Free 185 Pasadena Drive, Suite 115 - link email 859-373-0002

+Are you interested in learning a more natural way to detox and heal your child's body? Is your childplagued by yeast overgrowth, bowelissues or a sleep disorder? Do
you wonder which therapies and treatments would be most beneficial for your child? Crystal Johnson, parent of an 18 year old son with autism, will share a unique treatment approach which has been successful for her son. Autism Society of the Bluegrass
Lexington last Mon. 6:30p St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 2025
Bellefonte Dr Free, childcare is provided. link

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training isdesigned to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS. The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is used to rapidly teach communication skills to those with limited functional speech. PECS promotes communication within a social context, without lengthy prerequisite training. 302-368-2515
Dec 16 & 17 2013 Owensboro 8a-4p $395/$295 - Dave link email

ABAI 8th Annual Autism Conference - Fri, February 28-Sunday, March 2 2014 Galt House Hotel, Louisville, KY An annual gathering with invited speakers addressing relevant data in autism treatment & research. View products & services on the

 



show floor. 269 492 9310
Feb 28-Mar 2 2014 Louisville Galt House Hotel - ABAI link email

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
May 8-9 2014 Louisville Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

PECS Level 2 Training: Advanced - This training will show you how to teach PECS with fidelity so your learners dont get stuck on early Phases of PECS. Let us help you create lessons that turn your PECS user into someone who communicates in all situations using longer sentences. A review of the six Phases of PECS & discussions about your current challenges combined with ideas related to materials, teaching strategies.
Sep 8-9 2014 Louisville Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Dec 1-2 2014 Owensboro Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email








































LOUISIANA

+Vermilion Parish Satellite Group of the Autism Society of Acadiana (ASAC)- Monthy support meeting, topics vary
Abbeville 1st Mon.
6:30p, no cost Courtyard Cafe 109 S State St- 337-369-2885
acadianaautism.com email
 

+Tangipahoa Autism Network Group - Meets 7-9pm at the Hammond Health Unit. Call Northshore Families Helping Families.
Hammond 2nd Mon  Free Club Deluxe Rd - email 985-875-0511

+Lafayette Parish Satellite Group of the Autism Society of Acadiana (ASAC)- Monthy support meeting, topics vary 337-369-2885 link email
Lafayette 1st Tue 6:30p, no cost 4100 Johnston Street-

+Autism Support Group / Childrens Hospital Parenting Center - Monthly Autism Support meetings in the Parenting Center. Directions from St. Charles Ave.: Go south on Henry Clay Ave. (as if you were going to the main hospital). Turn right on Perrier. Turn left on Calhoun (one-way going towards the river/Tchoupitoulas St.). A parking lot is on the right & the Parenting Center is located in the yellow building. 
New Orleans 1st Tue 6:30p-8p 938 Calhoun Street - C.W. Brickman link email 504-896-9484

+Ascension Parish Autism Support Group - Where parents can exchange ideas & receive support & local resources. Lunch provided & children are always welcome.
Prairieville 1st or 2nd Wed 11-1p Free 40300 Hwy. 42 - Sandra Trammell email 225-622-0323

+Autism Society Southwest Louisiana Chapter - Monthly support meeting 337-855-2068
Lake Charles 1st Thu 6p-Free Office of Direct Care - 3006 Common St. - Audra Grindol link email



+Aspergers/PDD-NOS Satellite Group of the Autism Society of
Acadiana (ASAC)- Monthy support meeting, topics vary. 337-369-2885
Lafayette 1st Sat. 4p, no cost McDonalds corner of Kaliste Saloom & Ambassador Caffery- link email

+Iberia Parish Satellite Group of the Autism Society of Acadiana (ASAC)- Monthy support meeting, topics vary
New Iberia 2nd Tue
6:30p, no cost Coffee Break Cafe on Main St-337-369-2885 link email

+Autism Spiritual Support Grp - St. Edmonds now has a spiritual support group for those who deal with autism on a daily basis. The mission of the group is: To provide family members of those affectedby autism a positive, spiritual setting in which to pray & share how our faith n the teachings of Jesus Christ help us live & cope with the disorder. All faiths are welcome, but topics are based on Catholic teachings.
Lafayette 2nd Thur 7-9p, free Meeting Room of the St. Edmonds Family Center - Michelle Mayer email 337- 991-9036

+Autism Society Greater Baton Rouge Chapter - Mission: Advocating & promoting appropriate services in all areas of need in order to improve the quality of lifefor individuals with ASD VISION:
Persons affected by ASD will enjoy better quality of life with the support offered by Autism Society Greater Baton Rouge Chapter through advocacy, enrichment, educational & outreach programs.
 

Baton Rouge 2nd Sat No cost . 2-4p Jones Creek Library . Jones Creek Rd - Beryl Hebert link email 225-273-3984

+Autism Society – Extensive lendinglibrary. Quarterly newsletter. Monthly Support Meet.
Monroe 2nd Sun 2p Families Helping Families building, 5200 Northeast Rd, 318 361-0487 childcare provided. link email

+Bayou Chapter of ASA Support Group Meeting- Speakers on various topics. 985-631-9823 link email
Morgan City 3rd Thu 6p-8p 4014 Chennault St.- Dawn Spinella

+Just Dads Satellite Group of the
Autism Society of Acadiana (ASAC)- Monthy support meeting, topics vary. 337-369-2885
Lafayette 3rd Thu 6:30p, no cost Location varies, call or check website acadianaautism.com email

1st Annual Big Easy Showdown 2013-- Profit Kustoms is pleased to announce the 1st Annual Big Easy Showdown with proceeds benefiting the Autism Society of Greater New Orleans. Register your vehicle & compete for awards in the following categories. - Top 25 - Best of Show - Car - Best of Show - Truck - Best of Show - Bike - Best of Show - Paint - Kids Choice - Club Participation Bring your family & friends!
Nov 17 New Orleans 4117 Jefferson Hwy. - Amy Gibbins link email


PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is

 

designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS. The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is used to rapidly teach communication skills to those with limited functional speech. PECS promotes communication within a social context, without lengthy prerequisite training. 
Nov 18 & 19 2013 New Orleans 8a-4p $395/$295 - Dave link email 302-368-2515

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Feb 10-11 2014 Shreveport Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

11th annual Ride for Autism - Overnight motorcycle poker run, Lafayette, LA to Galveston, TX, to increase public awareness about autism & raise money to help those dealing with autism. All proceeds benefit Project Independence. Registration $45 per hand, includes T-shirt, complimentary meal, ride token, etc. Arrival party in Galveston. Prizes for best 3 hands, $750 $500 $250. Door prizes, 50/50 split, auction.
Mar 21-22 2014 Scott 8a, $45 per hand 724 I-10 So. Service Rd - Carol Mesa link email 985-237-0429

 


PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Nov 13-14 2014 Baton Rouge Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email










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MAINE

+Ellsworth Biomedical Support Group- This support group is for individuals using Defeat Autism Now! biomedical approach to treat their children suffering from autism. Main Street in Ellsworth (the entrance is in the back alley behind the store)
Ellsworth 1st Sat 10-12 Free DTA Center for Learning & Growing MainSt. Ellsworth email
 

+Parents Autism Support Group - A support group for parents of children on the autism spectrum. Childcare Available. Come join us!
Augusta  3rd Mon 6p-8p, No Cost Maine General Hospital/6 E. Chestnut St - Heidi Bowden link email 207-626-3042

+Autism Recovery in Maine- This is a discussion group for parents who are using the Defeat Autism Now! biomedical approach to treat their autistic children & reside in the
state of Maine. Topic of discussion will include: detoxification, dietary interventions, yeast treatment, gut dysbiosis, metabolic & auto- immune dysfunction. To provide encouragement & to empower parents as they journey toward recovery with their children.
Portland 3rd Sat
10a-12p 222 Auburn St.- Laura Plourde email 207-828-4299

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Mar 20-21 2014 Portland Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

PECS Level 2 Training: Advanced - This training will show you how to teach PECS with fidelity so your learners dont get stuck on early Phases of PECS.
Dec 8-9 2014 Portland Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

 

































MARYLAND

+A Friend Like Me - Autism Specialty Gift Packages for your events! We provide educational & comforting gift packages for children ages 2 & up diagnosed with Autism.afriendlikeme. vpweb.com Packages at discounted! Available for networking/ fund raising possibilities within your community.
Thru Dec Edgewood $40. & up 439
Barnsby Ct. - Purusha Jackson-Cox link email 410-705-8522
 
 
CARD 13th Annual Autism Conference - This annual conference in the premier educational autism event in the area for educators, clinicians, families, researchers, & healthcare professionals. The two-day conference addresses transition, early identification & intervention, behavior, communication, social skills, research, & more.
Oct 24 & 25 2013 Timonium Crowne Plaza Hotel 2004 Greenspring Drive - Joy Johnson link email 443-923-7632

CARD 13th Annual Autism Conference - This annual conference in the premier educational autism event in the area for educators, clinicians, families, researchers, & healthcare professionals. The two-day conference addresses transition, early identification & intervention, behavior, communication, social skills, research, & more.
Oct 24 & 25 2013 Timonium Crowne Plaza Hotel 2004 Greenspring Drive - Joy Johnson link email 443-923-7632

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS. The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is used to rapidly teach communication skills to those with limited functional speech. PECS promotes communication within a social context, without lengthy
 



prerequisite training. 
Dec 2 & 3 2013 Baltimore 8a-4p $395/$295 - Dave link email 302-368-2515


PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Nov 13-14 2014 Baltimore Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

PECS Level 2 Training: Advanced - This training will show you how to teach PECS with fidelity so your learners dont get stuck on early Phases of PECS. Let us help you create lessons that turn your PECS user into someone who communicates in all situations using longer sentences. A review of the six Phases of PECS & discussions about your current challenges combined with ideas related to materials, teaching strategies & activities to promote communication will refine your PECS implementation skills.
Mar 20-21 2014 Towson Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email





 



 
























MASSACHUSETTS
 


+Yogabilities - Yogabilities Adapted Yoga classes - Classes for kidsteens, adults. These 1 hr classes employ the use of props such as Yoga flash cards, bean bags, & animal figures as
 

appropriate along with soothing music to introduce Yoga in a fun & accessible way to individuals with developmental disabilities. Classes are designed to encourage generalization of stretch & relaxation into daily life.
Norwood ongoing varied Spectrum Yoga - Melinda Coppola link email 781-349-8139

+build-A-bond Social Skills Groups - Helping children & teens (ages 10-18- navigate the social world, to understand & apply social pragmatic language in daily life, & to develop & maintain safe friendships in a trusting environment with experienced professionals. Our philosophy is to directly & explicitly co-teach the pragmatic language skills necessary to be successful within a range of social situations & interactions. 781-738-5661
Plymouth 6 week sessions  2 hour weekly sessions/$50 31R Main St. - build-A-bond link email
 
+Asperger's Employment Intensive - Designed specifically for individuals with AS, this 10-week program combines detailed group instruction with personalized coaching on every aspect of the job search process. Weekly assignments provide hands on experience with career research, resume writing, networking, interviewing. Group size limited to 8; books, worksheets & articles included. 
Newton March - May - Barbara Bissonnette, Forward Motion Coaching link email 978-298-5186
 


 
Asperger Syndrome Connections 2013 - Asperger's Association of New England's annual conference for those interested in individuals with AS/ASD & related social communication differences
Oct 4-5 2013 Boston 8:30-4:30p, $85-$220 per person Boston University, 775 Commonwealth Avenue - Lisa Graffeo link email 617-393-3824

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & 
the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS. The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is used to rapidly teach communication skills to those with limited functional speech. PECS promotes communication within a social context, without lengthy prerequisite training.
Oct 10 & 11 2013 Boston 8a-4p $395/$295 - Dave link email 302-368-2515

Social Thinking Boston Conference Oct 17 - 18 2013 - Learn the latest strategies fro the creator of Social Thinking, Michelle Garcia Winner & her team. Take a deeper look at how to understand & design strategy-based Social Thinking lessons for our more concrete & literal learners vs. those with more nuance based issues.
Oct 17-18 2013 Norwood 1125 Boston-Providence Turnpike Rte 1 - Gigi Lewis link email 4085578595
 

Social Thinking Boston Conference Oct 28 - 29 2013 - Learn the latest strategies fro the creator of Social Thinking, Michelle Garcia Winner & her team. Take a deeper look at how to understand & design strategy-based Social Thinking lessons for our more concrete & literal learners vs. those with more nuance based issues.
Oct 28-29 2013 Norwood 1125 Boston-Providence Turnpike Rte 1 - Gigi Lewis link email 4085578595

Finding Employment that Works for Asperger's Syndrome - This in-depth seminar designed for career counselors, coaches, vocational rehabilitation specialists, clinicians, & other professionals who want to be better equipped to guide students & clients with Aspergers Syndrome to manageable jobs or careers. Participants will learn how to assess the impact of AS; translate strengths to jobs; & establish rapport with individuals. Includes workbook.
Nov 8 Weston 8:30 to 4:30; $225 per person Regis College, 235 Wellesley Street - Barbara Bissonnette, Forward Motion Coaching link email 978-298-5186

Auditory Integration Therapy - Dr. Berard developed a scientific method of retraining the ear's acoustical reflex muscle known as stapedius muscle so that the participant is able to listen & process information. AIT is a 10 day, non-invasive educational & therapeutic technique that helps kids to hear all frequencies more evenly, decrease sound sensitivity, auditory issues & improve 
 


language & communication. See us on FaceBook
Nov 15-24 2013 Dubai USD$1500 TBD - Sharda Ramlackhan link email 5083973277

Effective Interventions for Autism Spectrum Meltdowns by Deborah Lipsky, M.Ed - Deb Lipsky has HFA. She has encountered many similar problems that children with autism face as they grow up & has a true understanding of their difficulties; she is able to offer ideas for effective strategies & interventions. Her specialty is meltdowns; in this program we will understand & explore their causes, interventions, & the differences between a meltdown & a behavioral tantrum.
Dec 3 Burlington 8a-3:30p, $199 pre-registration Hilton Garden Inn Boston-Burlington / 5 Wheeler Rd - Lori Manning link email 800-839-4584


The Language of Emotions - B.F. Skinner provided an important guide to the analysis of language in his book, Verbal Behavior. In this book, he stresses the critical value of focusing on the function of various aspects of communication. His analysis includes a very interesting section on what he termed private events. That is, how do we learn to talk about things that happen inside of us? In this workshop, we will review traditional approaches to teaching children with
autism to communicate about their emotions as well as respond to such language from other people.
Mar 10 2014 Boston $150 - Dave Battista link email
 

Transitioning from PECS to SGDs -
Mar 11 2014 Boston $150 - Dave Battista link email

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Apr 7-8 2014 Boston Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

Teaching Critical Communication Skills - This training discusses how to teach critical communication skills that lead to greater independence in the home, work, school & community settings for all students regardless of communicative modality.
Apr 9 2014 Boston $195 - Dave Battista link email

PECS Level 2 Training: Advanced - This training will show you how to teach PECS with fidelity so your learners dont get stuck on early Phases of PECS. Let us help you create lessons that turn your PECS user into someone who communicates in all situations using longer sentences. A review of the six Phases of PECS & discussions about your current challenges combined with ideas related to materials, teaching strategies &
activities to promote communication will refine your PECS implementation skills.
Sep 18-19 2014 Boston Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email
 


PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Oct 6-7 2014 Boston Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email













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MICHIGAN



+ASGGC Support Group Meeting
Caregivers, parents and grandparents meet to discuss caring for someone with Autism. Some  meetings are structured with guest speakers from various community groups.  Topics range from Bullying
 

in schools, IEP's, Sensory Diets...and more, while other meetings are open forum. 
Burton 3rd Tues Free 4476 S. Dort Hwy Amy Daleo link email 810-742-5404


+Family Open Gym Night - This is a great chance for families to interact & play in a welcoming & accepting environment. The Fletcher Building gym will be open for families with a child on the autism spectrum & siblings are also welcome! Free event and no need to register!
Nov 1 Ypsilanti
Every Tue 6-7:30p-Free 1055 Cornell Rd - Fletcher Building - Lisa Wells email 734-487-2890


+Kids with Autism Social. This is a kids social, ages 10 and under with Classic Autism.  Activities include games, movies, air hockey.  Parents need to participate to help the social run smoothly.
Burton 2nd Fri 6:00-8:30 pm, $10 plus a dish to pass
4476 S. Dort Hwy Tanya Prim
link email 810-742-5404


+Aspergers Teen Social. Asperger Teens 11 and up and their siblings meet to socialize and work on these skills. Activities include video gaming, board games, etc.
Burton 3rd Fri 6:30-9:30 pm, $10 plus a dish to pass 4476 S. Dort
Hwy Audra Novak link email 810-742-5404
 





PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS. The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is used to rapidly teach communication skills to those with limited functional speech. PECS promotes communication within a social context, without lengthy prerequisite training.
Nov 21 & 22 2013 Kalamazoo 8a-4p $395/$295 - Dave link email 302-368-2515

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Nov 13-14 2014 Kalamazoo Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
link email
Jun 2-3 2014 Detroit Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista


































MINNESOTA

+Reel Movies for Real Needs - Marcus Theatres Reel Movies for Real Needs is designed to serve families with special needs who seldom attend movies. The program creates a welcoming environment- lower sound, lights up- where families are able to share the experience of seeing films at a theatre. Reel Movies Real Needs is a select first run movie, one Sat
 
 
each month at a convenient 10:30AM showtime. Matinee pricing applies
Oakdale, Duluth  One Sat ea mo. 10:30a, Matinee Pricing 5677 Hadley Ave N - Clint Wisialowski link email 414-905-1124

Supporting Your Child's Social Self-Esteen - Learn how to support the development of your childs confidence & self-esteem as they navigate the social experiences of school. Take home the tools you need to help your child with teasing, bullying, having optimistic thoughts & being a flexible friend & problem solver. This will be an amazing class! Presented by Jill Kuzma, CCP-SLP
Oct 8 Golden Valley 7-9p, $20 Golden Valley Lutheran Church, 5501 Glenwood Ave. - Shannon Andreson link email 612-293-8253


Social Thinking Minneapolis Conference - Learn the latest strategies fro the creator of Social Thinking, Michelle Garcia Winner & her team. Take a deeper look at how to understand & design strategy-based Social Thinking lessons for our more concrete & literal learners vs. those with more nuance based issues. Also learn about teaching Social Thinking through stories & play in preschool & early elementary school!
Oct 9-11 2013 Minneapolis 1301 Second Ave S - Gigi Lewis link email 4085578595

PECS Level 2 Training: Advanced - This interactive workshop is perfect for parents and/or professionals




who have previously attended the PECS Basic Training & want to address specific PECS implementation challenges & expand the use of PECS across a wide range of activities & settings. Pyramid's skilled instructor will lead group discussions & video analyses regarding practical & resourceful solutions, & innovative problem solving strategies for complex PECS implementation situations.
Oct 10 & 11 2013 Bloomington 8a-4p $395/$295 - Dave link email 302-368-2515

Minnesota Walk Now for Autism Speaks - Minnesota Walk Now for Autism Speaks is a fun-filled, family friendly event & is our single most powerful force to fund vital research that will lead us to the answers we need. Experience the power of thousands united by a single cause by joining Walk Now for Autism Speaks. Autism is the
fastest-growing serious developmental disorder in the U.S. we need more volunteers to join our fight.
Oct 12 2013 Bloomington Mall of America - Sadie Miller link email 612-418-6788


Toys for Autism - Never regret another gift with these tools under your belt! Bring grandparents, special friends & partners as we explore the world of autism-friendly toys, just in time for holiday gift buying. You will learn: What to look for when deciding on a toy What benefits a toy brings to your child Ways to bring ttherapy into your home in a playful way Which toys will fully engage your child
 

Nov 14 Minneapolis 6:30-9p, $10 or 2 for $15 Creative Kidstuff Warehouse, 3939 E 46th St. - Shannon Andreson link email 612-293-8253

The Power of Play - Learn how to play? One of the biggest struggles parents on the spectrum face is how to play with their child. But we all know that play is how a child learns. Its also how we connect with each other. Explore how simple play can draw out unique gifts in children with autism & set them up for success. This holistic approach naturally excites childrens brains for optimal growth & learning.
Jan 13 2014 Golden Valley 7p, $20 Golden Valley Lutheran Church, Fellowship Hall, 5501 Glenwood Ave. - Shannon Andreson link email 612-293-8253

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Mar 13-14 2014 Bloomington Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

PECS Level 2 Training: Advanced - This training will show you how to teach PECS with fidelity so your learners dont get stuck on early Phases of PECS. Let us help you create lessons that turn your PECS user into someone who communicates in all situations using longer sentences. A review of the

 


six Phases of PECS & discussions about your current challenges combined with ideas related to materials, teaching strategies & activities to promote communication will refine your PECS implementation skills.
Sep 18-19 2014 St. Paul Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email











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MISSISSIPPI

+Gulf Coast Autism SupportNetworkMonthly Autism support group meeting.
Ocean Springs 2nd Mon 6:30-8:30p Ocean Springs Hospital Library Patty Gautier 228-218-9805

+Central MS Autism Support Network- Support Group Meeting
Jackson 2nd Tue
11:30a-1p
 

Coalition for Citizens w/Disab. Comm. Room- Pa Dollar email 601-594-9314

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Oct 15 & 16 2013 Jackson 8a-4p $395/$295 - Dave link email 302-368-251
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LAMP: Language Acquisition through Motor Planning - This comprehensive LAMP training program is designed for SLPs, OTs, teachers, family members, & others who want to learn new AAC skills & strategies that can enhance the lives of ASD individuals. The workshop examines the current research & the history of augmenting speech for people with ASD.
Nov 12-13 2013 Belden $125 Itawamba Community College - Susan Perry link email 866-998-1726

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Sep 29-30 2014 Jackson Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email 

 




































MISSOURI

+Free Information Session for Sensory Learning Program - Missouri Free Information Session: 'Learning & Behavior...MakingSense of It.' Improves Perception, Understanding, & the Ability to Learn.
Blue Springs 4th Wed 7-8:30p Free 1900 NW South Outer Rd. - Patti Cruce link email 816-988-7728
 

+Northwest Missouri Autism Family Support Group - The Autism Alliance of NW Missouri sponsors a
monthly support group meeting for all people interested in autism spectrum disorders, including parents of children/adults, people with Autism/Aspergers, & the general public. We are dedicated to increasing public awareness, providing support to family
members & individuals with ASD, sharing knowledge, problem-solving & developing great friendships.
St. Joseph 4th Thu -  6-8p Free Christ Episcopal Church, 207 N. Seventh St. - Lisa Gray
link email 816-390-8019








+Autism Support Group Meetings - The Southwest Missouri Autism Network (SWAN) is a support group for parents of children & loved ones with autism. Meeting times are  from 1 - 3 p. at 922 W. Republic Rd. Childcare is available.  link 
Springfield
2nd Sat Free 922 W. Republic Rd - Dawn Rethman link email 417-874-1912
 



Autism Support Group Meetings - The Southwest Missouri Autism Network (SWAN) is a support group 
for parents of children & loved ones with autism. Meeting times are the second Sat of each month from 1 - 3 p.m. at 922 W. Republic Rd in Springfield. Childcare is available. FB link,
Oct 12 2013 Springfield Free 922 W. Republic Rd - Dawn Rethman link email 417-874-1912

Future Horizon's Kansas City Autism/Asperger's Syndrome Conference - The Way I See It with Dr. Temple Grandin. International Autism Leader in Social, Behavioral & Life skills with Maria Wheeler. Sensory Processing Disorders in Children with Carol Kranowitz.
Oct 18 Kansas City 7a-430p; $70-160 Hilton Kansas City Airport, 8801 NW 112 St - Leah Rice link email 1-800-489-0727


Autism Support Group Meetings - The Southwest Missouri Autism Network (SWAN) is a support group for parents of children & loved ones with autism. Meeting times are the second Sat of each month from 1 - 3 p.m. at 922 W. Republic Rd in Springfield. Childcare is available.
FB link,
Nov 9 2013 Springfield Free 922 W. Republic Rd - Dawn Rethman link email 417-874-1912

Autism Support Group Meetings - The Southwest Missouri Autism
Network (SWAN) is a support group for parents of children & loved ones with autism. Meeting times are the second Sat of each month from 1 -3 p.m. at 922 W. Republic Rd in 
 

 Springfield. Childcare is available. FB link,
Dec 14 2013 Springfield Free 922 W. Republic Rd - Dawn Rethman link email 417-874-1912

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six
phases of PECS. The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is used to rapidly teach communication skills to those with limited functional speech. PECS promotes communication within a social context, without lengthy prerequisite training.
Dec 2 & 3 2013 St. Louis 8a-4p $395/$295 - Dave link email 302-368-2515



PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS. The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is used to rapidly teach communication skills to those with limited functional speech. PECS promotes communication within a social context, without lengthy prerequisite training.
Dec 3 & 4 2013 St. Louis 8a-4p

 


$395/$295 - Dave link email 302-368-2515

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Feb 13-14 2014 Kansas City Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

PECS Level 2 Training: Advanced - This training will show you how to teach PECS with fidelity so your learners dont get stuck on early Phases of PECS. Let us help you create lessons that turn your PECS user into someone who communicates in all situations using longer sentences. A review of the six Phases of PECS & discussions about your current challenges combined with ideas related to materials, teaching strategies & activities to promote communication will refine your PECS implementation skills.
Jun 12-13 2014 Kansas City Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Jul 14-15 2014 Springfield Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

 

PECS Level 2 Training: Advanced - This training will show you how to teach PECS with fidelity so your learners dont get stuck on early Phases of PECS. Let us help you create lessons that turn your PECS user into someone who communicates in all situations using longer sentences. A review of the six Phases of PECS & discussions about your current challenges combined with ideas related to materials, teaching strategies & activities to promote communication will refine your PECS implementation skills.
Jul 24-25 2014 St. Louis Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Dec 4-5 2014 St. Louis Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email








 


































MONTANA

Sensory Integration Course- iLs- One Day Training in Billings, MT, on October 19th - This one-day course provides professionals with a complete overview of the neurology, practical application & customization, supporting research, & hands-on training to prepare you to utilize iLs in practice. We have seen tremendous developmental
 

growth using iLs Lucy Jane Miller, PhD, OTR/L,author of Sensational Kids, Founder of Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation
Oct 19 2013 Billings 8:30-5:30; call or email for discounted registrations - Sharon Cacciato link email 303-962-2519



PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Sep 15-16 2014 Billings Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email















 
 



































NEBRASKA

+Reel Movies for Real Needs - Marcus Theatres Reel Movies for Real Needs is designed to serve families with special needs who seldom attend movies. The program creates a welcoming environment- lower sound, lights up- where families are able to share the experience of seeing films at a theatre. Reel Movies Real Needs is




a select first run  movie, one Sat each month at a convenient 10:30AM showtime. Matinee pricing applies.
Omaha, Lincoln One Sat ea mo. 10:30a, Matinee Pricing 304 N 174th Street - Clint Wisialowski link email 414-905-1124

PECS Level 2 Training: Advanced - This training will show you how to teach PECS with fidelity so your learners dont get stuck on early Phases of PECS. Let us help you create lessons that turn your PECS user into someone who communicates in all situations using longer sentences. A review of the six Phases of PECS & discussions about your current challenges combined with ideas related to materials, teaching strategies & activities to promote communication will refine your PECS implementation skills.
Jun 2-3 2014 Omaha Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Oct 27-28 2014 Omaha Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email 

 


















 






NEVADA





+Asperger's Syndrome/High Functioning Autism Support Group - Created in 2002 - provide support & information to families & educators of children affected by Asperger's
Syndrome & High Functioning Autism. Occasional workshops &

 

 
speakers provided by local autism-related organizations & providers. Meets during the following months: Feb., Mar., Apr., May, Sept., Oct., Nov.
Las Vegas 2nd Thu 7-9p, Free Wengert Conference Room at NV Energy Bldg., 6226 W. Sahara Avenue - Barbie Lauver link email 702-436-7996

+Talk About Curing Autism Monthly Educational meetings - TACA is a national organization dedicated toeducating, empowering, & supporting families affected by autism. Our monthly educational meetings offer information & tools on traditional therapies,diet,DAN protocol,navigating insurance,and so much more. We hope to see you at one of our meetings! Visit our site for directions & up to date info on meeting topics & directions.
Las Vegas, Last Sat.  2p-4p Free Nevada Energy Building on West Sahara - Nicole Kalkowski link email

Sensory Integration Course- iLs- One Day Training in Reno, NV, on December 14th - This one-day course provides professionals with a complete overview of the neurology, practical application & customization, supporting research, & hands-on training to prepare you to utilize iLs in practice. We have seen tremendous developmental growth using iLs Lucy Jane Miller, PhD, OTR/L,author of Sensational Kids, Founder of Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation
Dec 14, 2013 Reno 8:30-5:30; call or email for discounted registrations - Sharon Cacciato link email 303-962-2519

 



6th Annual Ante4autism poker tournament - The 6th Annual Ante4Autism to raise awareness & money to fund research into the cause of Autism will be 1/26/14. The event will be at the Golden Nugget in the Grand event center on Sunday, January 26th, 2014 at 7 PM. The buy-in for the Texas Holdem poker event is only $125 with $40 re-buys available! All players will receive an Autism Speaks pin for playing! Ante4autism.com for details!
Jan 26 Las Vegas 7p, $125 buy in Golden Nugget Casino - Doug Krinsky link email 614-554-0802
























 































NEW HAMPSHIRE

+Exploring Our Way Autism Partnership Program - Exploring Our Way, the Childrens Museum of NHs Autism Partnership Program, has resumed monthly programming for the 2011-2012 school year, thanks to underwriting from Janes Trust.
Through June 2012
Exploring Our Way is held on the second Sunday of each month from 10 am noon at the Childrens Museum of NH (except for the April 2012-. At each
 

Exploring Our Way session, families with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders are invited to visit the museum at no cost. link email 603-742-2002
Dover 2nd Sun 10a-noon, free admission for all family members Children's Museum of NH, 6 Washington St - Paula Rais

Introductory Training for Facilitated Communication - This workshop will provide participants with a general overview of Facilitated Communication (FC), a method of augmentative & alternative communication used by people with limited speaking abilities who have difficulty with motor planning challenges. Examples & demonstrations of the use of the method with both school-age individuals & adults will be given.
Oct 10 2013 Concord 9a-3:30p, Registration Fee: $125 *Includes continental breakfast, lunch, & materials. Institute on Disability Professional Development Center 56 Old Suncook Rd Concord, New Hampshire - Cat Jones link email 603-228-2084

Effective Interventions for Autism Spectrum Meltdowns by Deborah Lipsky, M.Ed - Deb Lipsky has HFA. She has encountered many similar problems that children with autism face as they grow up & has a true understanding of their difficulties; she is able to offer ideas for effective strategies & interventions. Her specialty is meltdowns; in this program we will understand & explore their causes, interventions, & the differences between a meltdown & a behavioral tantrum.
 



Dec 4 Manchester 8a-3:30p, $199 pre-registration Best Western Plus Executive Court Inn & Conference Center 13500 South Willow Street - Lori Manning link email 800-839-4584



PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Jul 28-29 2014 Manchester Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

















 






























NEW JERSEY



+NNJ Walk Now for Autism Speaks Community Leadership Committee - Autism Speaks is looking for

 


volunteers in the NNJ Community who are passionate about autism & want to raise awareness & funds for autism research, advocacy & family services. We need your help to make the 2012 NNJ Walk Now for Autism Speaks the best ever & to make the lives of all those affected by autism a little better - one step at a time . . .
Paramus 2nd Mon 7p-8:30p Bergen Community College, 400 Paramus Rd, Main Bldg. Room A-113 - Eileen Hopkins, Walk Event Mgr. link email 347-853-3900

+The Tomatis Method As seen on CNN: A program of sound stimulation that makes positive
change with learning & developent. Enhances skills associated with auditory processing,oral motor weaknesses, social/emotional issues, vestibular imbalances, hypersensitivities, receptive/expressive language. 973-347-7662 call ahead.
Budd Lake 1st Tues Call for scheduling & pricing The Davis Center Dorinne Davis email Link

+Free Movie Night - This is another Free recreational opportunity offered to you by POAC. Registration is required so please click here to download a form. Chairs will be available, but if youprefer, you can bring your own seats or a blanket to spread out on the floor. Refreshments will be available for purchase.
Brick - Monthly -  7-9 Free B-Mac -Gary Weitzen link email 732-785-1099
 






+Free Bowling - POAC, is offering another free recreation event for families of children & adults with autism. Join us for monthly bowling events where siblings can come to meet each other & get mutual support while having fun. All bowling events take place at The Lanes at Sea Girt , 2106 State Highway 35 in Sea Girt. Registration is necessary. Please click here for
more details & a registration form. Sea Girt - Monthly  Free 2106 State Highway 35 - Gary Weitzen link email 732-785-1099

+Parent Support Group - Please join POAC every third Tue of each month for a Support Group for those caring for children & adults with autism. The address is 1999 Route 88 Brick , NJ 08724 & the group meets from 7 to 9 pm. We will be discussing all kinds of issues that affect those with autism, their siblings, families & the community in general. Refreshments will be served. link email 732-785-1099
Brick - 3rd Tues -  7-9 Free 199Route 88 East - Gary Weitzen

+ASCF Boost Tutoring Program - This program runs on Sat mornings - a volunteer tutor meets one on one with your special needs child for 1 hour.  Volunteer tutors are also needed - those interested please call/e-mail your interest in helping.
 

New Foundland Sat mornings  10a-11a Free United Methodist Church - 65 LaRue Rd - Association for Special Children & Families link email 973-728-8744

+The Wanna Play Program - The Wanna Play Program is one of the longest running research based social skills programs in the tri-state area. Our program has been helping children develop & strengthen their appropriate behaviors & social interaction for a decade. We offer year round
programs on appropriate interaction to social awareness & everything in between. Call to find out what we can offer your child.
Mt. Laurel 2010 Call for Rates & Times 1155 Route 73 Suit 12 - Ruth Ross link email 856-204-1959





+MyGOAL Helps You Get a Social Life! - Know a young adult with Asperger's syndrome? MyGOAL is undertaking a pilot program to assist 16-21 year-old youths with Asperger's syndrome with building social connections. If you or someone you know might be interested in the Get a Social Life! program, please contact Janet
Middlesex County Sundays 2p-4p  - Janet link email 877-886-9462
 

+Understanding Autism: What Public School Administrators Need to Know - Learn how to most effectively support your staff to serve the complex & unique needs of students with autism, Aspergers Disorder, & PDDNOS in various educational placements. Maximize your resources by learning how to determine which interventions have empirical evidence supporting their use. Superintendents, principals, & directors/supervisors of special services are invited to participate.
between Jun & Oct 10 locations 8:30-12:30 Free  Gale
Rainier link email 609-588-8200 x13

+Social Group for Kids with Asperger & PDD - The purpose of this new group is to have our children with Asperger & PDD under 18 years old socialize in a relaxing fun way without fear of rejection. We know our kids need opportunities to have fun & enjoy & practice their social skills. This group intends to provide ample opportunities for socialization. We will try to schedule activities on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Activities might include, but are not limited to: art & crafts, movies, sensory- friendly parties, cooking lessons, pool party, field trips, toys & games demonstrations, park outings, occupational therapy-like games, & more.  link
East Brunswick weekly - Dennisse

+Social Group For Kids With Asperger & PDD - Our group provides kids of all ages, including 
 

teenagers, with Asperger, HFA & PDD & their siblings opportunities for socialization. We have a wide variety of weekly activities. Membership is free. Perks are available to members.
Central New Jersey weekly Free Check website for details - Frances link email

+The Davis Center Open House - The Davis Center offers The Davis Model of Sound Intervention. Every 3 months an Open House is on the 2nd Wed of the month at 7-9 PM. (check website for dates) Individuals interested in finding out the appropriate sound-based therapies to use to help those on ASD are encouraged to attend. All start with a diagnostic evaluation. Therapies can be done at home. AIT, Tomatis, BioAcoustics, more. 2nd Wed evening every 3 months
Succasunna 2nd Weds free 19 State Rt 10 E, Ste 25 - Nancy Puckett-Dunn link email 8622514637
 

+Diagnostic Evaluations for Sound-based therapies - Weekly evals of Diag Eval Ther Protocol. Determine if Davis Model of Sound Intervention can make change w/learning, dev, & wellness for ASD issues. Therapies include AIT, Tomatis, EnListen, TLP, BioAcoustics, REI, & Fast ForWord.
Succasunna weekly evals. 2 Hrs, $440-$665 19 State Rt 10 E, Ste 25 - Dorinne Davis link email 862-251-4637
 

+Movie/Theater Club - This club meets monthly to spend time with friends & see a good flick.  Movies may be in house or at a local movie theater. Ages 18 & up with developmental disabilities. Please call to register.
Toms River 
3rd Thur 6p to 8:30 $25 per month, plus ticket & snacks 21 Plus-ATC 310 Main St - Stephanie Linnert link email 732-240-3118 Ext 29

+Creative Hands Social - Creative Hands. You & your friends will create through food & craft projects. We will also take trips & have guests visit us on new ideas & techniques in baking & crafting. The sky is the limit in creating masterpieces & delicious snacks. Ages 16 & up with developmental disabilities. 
Toms River
1st Wed  6p to 8:30 $20 per month 21 Plus-ATC 310 Main St - Stephanie Linnert link email 732-240-3118 Ext 29

+Tue Social Ages 16-21. Socialization & spending times with friends. We watch movies, play games, listen to music, dance, & just have a good time. We discuss different places to go & take our group on the Rd. We enjoy going bowling, playing pool, movies, etc. All individuals ages 16 to 21 with Autism, developmental disabilities. Call to register.
Toms River
2nd & 4th Tue  6p to 8:30 $20 per Tue or $35 per month (prepaid) 21 Plus-ATC 310 Main St - Stephanie Linnert link email 732-240-3118 Ext 29
 


Introduction to ABA & Teaching Verbal Behavior in the Classroom - Free Workshop - San Diego Area This two-day workshop will illustrate through extensive use of video how applying the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis to teaching Verbal Behavior (VB) can be effective in classroom settings for students with autism & other developmental disabilities. Research has demonstrated that the application of these principles (motivation, stimulus control, reinforcement, extinction, etc.).
Oct 15-16 2013 Jersey City Free-8:30a-4:30p Hudson County Community College - Culinary Conf Center - Donna email 732-840-1934



Autism New Jersey's 31st Annual Conference - More than 65 workshops on topics such as research, treatment & education. 50+ exhibitors representing programs, products & services.






Oct 17-Oct 18 2013 Atlantic City 8a each day-fees start at $125 Atlantic City Convention Center-One Convention Blvd. - Gale Rainier link email 609-588-8200 Ext50

 





2013 ICDL Annual International Conference: A World Where All Belong - Join us for our 2013 ICDL Annual International Conference, A World Where All Belong: Developmental Perspectives on Autism, Inclusion & Education featuring keynote speakers Dr. Stuart Shanker, author of Calm, Alert & Learning: Classroom Strategies for Self Regulation, & Dr. Paula Kluth, author of You're Going to Love this Kid: Teaching Students with Autism in Inclusive Classrooms.
Oct 29- Oct 30 Montclair  Montclair State University - link email 301-656-2667

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Jun 5-6 2014 New Brunswick Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

PECS Level 2 Training: Advanced - This training will show you how to teach PECS with fidelity so your learners dont get stuck on early Phases of PECS. Let us help you 
 

create lessons that turn your PECS user into someone who communicates in all situations using longer sentences. A review of the six Phases of PECS & discussions about your current challenges combined with ideas related to materials, teaching strategies & activities to promote communication will refine your PECS implementation skills.
Aug 14-15 2014 New Brunswick Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email








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  PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the
 


 



PECS Level 2 Training: Advanced - This training will show you how to teach PECS with fidelity so your learners dont get stuck on early Phases of PECS. Let us help you create lessons that turn your PECS user into someone who communicates in all situations using longer sentences. A review of the six Phases of PECS & discussions about your current challenges combined with ideas related to materials, teaching strategies & activities to promote communication will refine your PECS implementation skills.
Jan 30-31 2014 Albuquerque Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Oct 16-17 2014 Albuquerque Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email



 

























NEW YORK - Recurring





 

RECURRING EVENTS BY LOCATION

 

Bronx Parents Helping Parents Group Info/Networking Group - Meet other parents of & professionals working with children with special needs. Gather for support, networking, resources & information. Please check our calendar for the topics of the month & who our speakers will be. Refreshments served, time for Q&A
& networking. Resource table.
Bronx 1st Wed  -  10 a & 6:30p, Free Fordham University Rose Hill Campus 441 E Fordham Rd - Walsh Family Lib - Mildred Suarez-Milligan 800-405-8818 link email


JCC of the Greater Five Towns, Cedarhurst New York - The JCC has many programs for people with autism ages 3- adulthood. Please visit our website at link for specific information. Please note our Camp Friendship for Children with Special Needs. 516-569-6733 Ext 211
Cedarhurst ongoing 207 Grove Avenue - Gayle Fremed  email


Monthly Parent Workshop for Biomedical & Nutritional Therapies­ This informative workshop for parents & caregivers will supply all the information needed to embark on beginning new & healthier regimes for your child & family. It will cover how food can heal or be perceived as toxic, the role of vitamin supplementation, herbs,
natural chelation protocols & more.
Eastchester 1st Tue 10a $50 Holistic Learning Center 571A White Plains Rd, Nancy Guberti 914- 725-6801 link email

 


Educational Advocacy - The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter, NYSARC has a Special Education Teacher available to assist families in advocating for their children with Autism. Noelle Arcuri helps parents understand their child's rights & gives them necessary tools to navigate the complexities of their child's educational system. She works directly with school districts to plan & implement appropriate educational programs.
Oneida/Lewis Counties Ongoing.  - Noelle Arcuri link email 315-272-1604 


Staff Assistant Experience - Ramapo for Children's unique residential opportunity for young adults ages 18 to 30 with special needs preparing for independence. Each participant will work alongside peer mentors & coaches to learn social, independent living, & job-related skills. Rolling admissions from March to November. Aug 1-Nov 31 Rhinebeck call for details Ramapo for Children  212-754-7003
Rhineback Aug 1-Nov 31 Route 52 Salisbury Turnpike P.O. Box 266 -
Susan Rifkin link email


Individual Counseling for Parent's of Children on the Autism Spectrum - New program offering 1 to 6 sessions of individual or couples counseling for parent's of children on the Autism Spectrum. Funded through the OPWDD. Free of charge.
Tarrytown May 1 through Dec 23  Free 2 Central Avenue - Lenore
 
 
Powers link email 914 309-0933

 Splish Splash Aquatic Develop. Play Group- The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter, NYSARC- The SplishSplash Aquatic Developental Play Group is designed for children with special needs, through the Oneida County Early Intervention Program. The program offers sensory experiences for children with low muscle tone, decreased strength, endurance & coordination.  315-272-1606
Utica Every Fri 9-10a no cost Faxton Hospital, Sunset Ave- Jennifer Rehm link email


Lecture Series - The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter, NYSARC presents informative, interactive discussions that provide families, teachers & other professionals with current information about treatment, services, educational considerations & opportunities available for people with a variety of intellectual & developmental disabilities. Lectures are delivered by local professionals with a wide range of expertise.
Utica Monthly $5 for members. $10 for non-members. The Arc's Training Center at 245 Genesee Street - Noelle Arcuri link email 315-272-1604


Children's Respite Programs - The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter, NYSARC offers ongoing respite programs tailored to meet the social needs of children with Autism & their siblings. The Arc designed our Afterschool Connections, Kids' Camp, Sat Friends, Sat Night Friends, Teen
 

Autism group for parents starting in July - Autism group for parents starting in July in Lower Westchester. Thurs at 8 PM. Pre-registration required.
Westchester, Lower   - every Thurs 8-9p Lower Westchester - link

Parent Support Group & Family Day Events - White Plains - Support Group for parents of children on the Autism Spectrum held at Parent's Place in White Plains. Meets monthly on a Tue evenings from 7:30PM to 9PM. Please contact Lenore Powers-914 309-0933 or Pam Ankowitz-948-5187.
White Plains Tue monthly Free 3 Carhart Avenue - Lenore Powers link email 914 914-948-5187

Parent Support Group & Family Day Events - White Plains - Autism Family Day is a monthly event heldon Sundays from 2p-4p. Entire family can come & enjoy arts & crafts, games singing & refreshments (gluten/cassien free). Please contact Lenore Powers- 914 309-0933 or Pam Ankowitz-948-5187.
White Plains Sun mo. Free 3 Carhart Avenue - Lenore Powers link email 914-948-5187







 






























 
NEW YORK - One Time


ONE TIME EVENTS


Social Thinking New York Conference - Learn the latest strategies fro thecreator of Social Thinking, Michelle Garcia Winner. Explore the impact perspective taking has on learning as well as social communication. Gain understanding of the four core levels in the Social Thinking-Social
 

Communication Profile & learn about teaching Social Thinking through stories & play in preschool & early elementary school!
Oct 2-4 2013 Hastings-On-Hudson 140 Saw Mill River Rd - Gigi Lewis link email 4085578595

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS. The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is used to rapidly teach communication skills to those with limited functional speech. PECS promotes communication within a social context, without lengthy prerequisite training.
Oct 7 & 8 2013 Syracuse 8a-4p $395/$295 - Dave link email 302-368-2515

Special Care Planning for the Special Needs Family - Presented by: Willam Van Evera, Mass Mutual Financial Group & Edward V. Wilcenski, Esq. , Wilcenski & Pleat PLLC
Oct 8 Ballston Spa 6-8p, no cost Saratoga Bridges, 16 Bridges Blvd - Saratoga Bridges link email




PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange
 


Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Oct 9-10 2014 Syracuse Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

3rd Annual New York DIR® Conference Overcoming Barriers to Progress: Vital Pathways to Advance Development - This is the conference to help you understand the barriers to progress & how to move forward through case discussions, examining underlying processes, hands on workshops, & the opportunity to learn how to interact & play with your child using the techniques of Floortime to promote progress.
Oct 13- 14 2013 New York 8a-5:15p Hotel Pennsylvania / 401 7th Avenue - link email 973-531-4376

Wrightslaw Conference with Pete Wright, Esq. - .A hands-on special education workshop designed to meet the needs of professionals & parents working on behalf of children & teens with disabilities. This program is specific to Federal & New York Special Ed Laws related to autism & dyslexia & is targeted to those who work or reside in New York.
Oct 18 Central Islip 8a-3p, $225pp, Discount group rates available Touro Law Center, 222 Eastview Drive - Marissa Bennett link email 516-937-1397 x617


The Third Annual Genius of Autism - Hosted by The McCarton 

 


Foundation, The Genius of Autism celebrates the extraordinary talents of young artists with autism. Our honorees, ages 6 to 36 are always incredibly diverse. From singers & musicians to painters & animators, their talents are completely unique. The Genius of Autism is an empowering event, unlike any other in the world. Where others may see limitations, we see potential!
Oct 21 2013 New York 7p, VIP Pre-Sale $400 General Admission $50 Youth $25 145 W 44th Street - Meredith Dillard link email 646-783-6104


AHA's Twenty-Third Annual Fall Conference - Issues in Education for K-12 Students on the Autism Spectrum. Two-day conference addresses educational, social, & behavioral issues pertaining to students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, & provides effective strategies. Presenters: Kari Dunn Buron, Juliet Williams, Mitch Nagler, & Susan Deedy. Our Teen Panel, important voices from the spectrum, offers insights from their personal experience.
Oct 21-22 2013 Holbrook 8:15a-3p Eastern Suffolk BOCES - Pat Schissel link email 888-918-9198

Supplemental Needs Trusts for Individuals with Disabilities & Their Families - Presented by Edward V. Wilcenski, Wilcenski & Pleat PLLC
Oct 22 Saratoga Springs no cost Hilton @ Saratoga City Center - David Seay 1-212-356-1224

The Capital Region's 19th Annual Senior Citizen's Law Day - 

 


Presentation on 'Wills' by Tara Anne Pleat, Esq., Wilcenski & Pleat PLLC Event runs from 9 am to 4 pm.
Oct 26 Albany 1:30p-2:30p, no cost Albany Law School Campus, 80 New Scotland Ave. - Albany Law School 518-445-2311

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Mar 13-14 2014 New York Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
May 12-13 2014 Buffalo Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

PECS Level 2 Training: Advanced - This training will show you how to teach PECS with fidelity so your learners dont get stuck on early Phases of PECS. Let us help you create lessons that turn your PECS user into someone who communicates in all situations using longer sentences. A review of the six Phases of PECS & discussions about your current challenges combined with ideas related to materials, teaching 

 


strategies & activities to promote communication will refine your PECS implementation skills.
Jun 23-24 2014 New York Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Jul 10-11 2014 Plainview Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Nov 6-7 2014 New York Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

 









 




























NORTH CAROLINA



 
 



 






Structured TEACCHing Autism/Asperger's Syndrome - Learn to individualize the basics of TEACCH methods for use with individuals with High Functioning Autism/Aspergers Syndrome (HFA/AS) in the classroom & community. The training will cover various aspects specific to supporting students with HFA/AS. Bring a completed student information form for one of your students or clients & take advantage of the training to problem solve for your specific needs
Oct 7-Oct 8 Matthews/Stallings 7:30a-4p, $225 for In State Professionals, 13470 East Independence Blvd., - Vivian McIntyre link email 704-563-4103

Sexual Health Education & Autism Spectrum - Teaching individuals with autism about sexuality is challenging for a number of reasons. Autism impacts an individuals ability to learn & use social judgment & results in a more concrete interpretation of social rules & relationships. Parents &

 



professionals working with individuals with autism are bound by a variety of cultural patterns & taboos that dictate what can be said & taught about sexuality.
Oct 11 Matthews/Stallings 7a-4p, $125 for NC Professionals, $250
$125 for NC Parents 13470 East Independence Blvd. - Vivian McIntyre link email 704-563-4103

2013 Regional 'Possibilities & Potential' Autism/Asperger Conference & Expo - 2 full days of fabulous presentation by dynamic expert presenters. Keynotes by John Elder Robison & Jennifer O'Toole. 36 breakout presentations to choose from. On-site bookstore & exhibit hall.
Oct 28-29 2013 Greensboro 8a-4:pm, $159 early bird, $175 pre-registration Koury Convention Center - Cindy link email 770-776-7472


Structured TEACCHing for Preschoolers - Training will include lecture presentations with DVDs, & examples of structured materials. Participants will have opportunities to make structured materials for case study vignettes in small groups then present to the large group. The topics include an overview of the characteristics of autism, informal assessment, structured teaching, & behavior management.
Nov 7-Nov 8 Matthews/Stallings 7a-3:30p, $225 for In State Professionals,
$125 for NC Parents Quality Inn & Suites, 13470 East Independence Blvd. - Vivian McIntyre link email 704-563-4103

 

Structured TEACHing for Preschoolers - Training will include lecture presentations with DVDs, & examples of structured materials. Participants will have opportunities to make structured materials for case study vignettes in small groups then present to the large group. The topics include an overview of the characteristics of autism, informal assessment, structured teaching, & behavior management.
Nov 7-Nov 8 Matthews/Stallings 8a-3:30p, $225 InState, $425. OS,
$125 for NC Parents Quality Inn & Sutes, 13470 East Independence Blvd. - Vivian McIntyre
link email 704-563-4103

LAMP: Language Acquisition through Motor Planning - This comprehensive LAMP training program is designed for SLPs, OTs, teachers, family members, & others

who want to learn new AAC skills & strategies that can enhance the lives of ASD individuals. The workshop examines the current research & the history of augmenting speech for people with ASD.  866-998-1726
Dec 17-Dec 18 2013 Morganton $125 FootHills Higher Education Center - Susan Perry link email

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Jan 13-14 2014 Raleigh-Durham Professional: $395 Parent: $295 -

 


Dave Battista email

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
May 15-16 2014 Charlotte Professional: $395 Parent: $295 -
Dave Battista link email

PECS Level 2 Training: Advanced - This training will show you how to teach PECS with fidelity so your learners dont get stuck on early Phases of PECS. Let us help you create lessons that turn your PECS user into someone who communicates in all situations using longer sentences. A review of the six Phases of PECS & discussions about your current challenges combined with ideas related to materials, teaching strategies & activities to promote communication will refine your PECS implementation skills.
Oct 9-10 2014 Charlotte Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email








 



































NORTH DAKOTA

+Reel Movies for Real Needs - Marcus Theatres Reel Movies for Real Needs is designed to serve families with special needs who seldom attend movies. The program creates a welcoming
environment- lower sound, lights up- where families are able to share the experience of seeing films at a
 

theatre. Reel Movies Real Needs is a select first run, movie, one Sat each month at a convenient 10:30AM showtime. Matinee pricing applies.
Fargo One Sat ea mo. 10:30a Matinee Pricing 3931 9th Ave SW - Clint Wisialowski link email 414-905-1124

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS. The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is used to rapidly teach communication skills to those with limited functional speech. PECS promotes communication within a social context, without lengthy prerequisite training.
Apr 18 & 19 2013 Bismarck 8a-4p $395/$295 - Dave link email 302-368-2515













 


 


 

























OHIO


+ASPIES Adult Support Group Meeting - 18 years old & older withAsperger Syndrome, HFA or PDD-NOS. Various topics covered monthly including self-awareness & social skills trainin


 


Akron 1st Thu  7-9p No Cost Considine Professional Bldg - Flr 2 Rooms 5+6 (across from Akron Children's Main entrance) - Joy Spencer link email 330-745-5115


+ASPIES Greater Akron Parent Support Group Meeting - Various
speakers/topics monthly. Quarterly (Mar-Jun-Sept-Dec) Meet & Greets - bring your kid to group night.
Akron 3rd tue 6:30-8:30p No cost Considine Professional Bldg - Rms May 6 - Flr 2 (across from Akron Children's Main entrance - JoySpencer link email 330-745-5115

+Autism Support Group - Support & Frequent Speakers. Education & referrals 330-339-3700
New Philadelphia last thu
7p free First United Church of Christ 201 Fair Ave. - Tracia Wellman email


+ASPIES Parent Support Group Meeting - Various speakers/topics monthly. Quarterly (Mar-Jun-Sept-Dec) Meet & Greets - bring your kid to group night. Best to get on our email list in the event of room change.
Akron  3rd Tues  6:30-8:30p Free Considine Prof Bldg - Flr 2 Rms 5+ 6 (across from Akron Children's main entrance) - Joy Spencer email

+Reel Movies for Real Needs - Marcus Theatres Reel Movies for Real Needs is designed to serve families with special needs who seldom attend movies. The program creates a welcoming environment- lower sound, lights
 



up- where families are able to share the experience of seeing films at a theatre. Reel Movies Real Needs is a select first run movie, one Sat each month at a convenient 10:30AM showtime. Matinee pricing applies.
Columbus 1 Sat per mo 10:30a, Matinee Pricing 200 Hutchinson Avenue - Clint Wisialowski link email 414-905-1124




+Heart-2-Heart Friendship Club - HEART Friendship Club is a social skills training group for girls ages 10 to 15 years. Open group held at Cornerstone Psych. Services Register at our new website link or e-mail us email Dawn Cortez McKee 
Medina 1st & 2nd Sat 3-4:30p 221 West Liberty St - HEART,

+Sibshops in Medina Ohio - Sibshop group registations are now being accepted by HEART. Throughout their lives, brothers & sisters will share many of the same concerns that parents of children with special needs experience, as well as issues that are uniquely theirs.
Medina Apr-May Sat afternoons, $40 per child Medina - Dawn Corte
 
 
McKee email 330-952-1419

+HEART Friendship Club - HEART Friendship Club is a social skills training group Girls ages 10 to 15 years led by a licensed therapist from Cornerstone Wellness Center. Groups meets 7-8:30pm  Register at 330-722-9326 Open group.
Medina
Weds $10 per group session 120 Washington Street Ste. 3D - Dawn Cortez McKee email 330-722-9326

+Parent Support Group - New Parent Support Group! Meets to provide support to parents with children who have autism or other developmental delays. Speaker present at each meeting to provide educational/supportive information that parents will be able to directly utilize. Formal group meeting first hour followed by 30 minutes of socialization time.
Beavercreek 
2nd Thur 6-7:30 608 Phillips Drive - Elizabeth Prazak email 325-650-7055

Future Horizon's Cincinnati Autism/Asperger's Syndrome Conference - Sensory Processing Disorders in Children with Carol Kranowitz. Author of The Out-of-Sync Child which has sold over 500,000 copies. Building Bridges Through Sensory Integration with Paula Aquilla. Paula is the coauthor of Building Bridges Through Sensory Integration & the author of Sensory Strategies to Improve Communication.
Oct 4 Loveland 7a-430p; $70-160 Oasis Conference Center, 902 Loveland-Miamiville Rd - Leah Rice link email 1-800-489-0727

 

Putting LAMP to Work - This workshop will cover the role of readiness to learn & share focus in the implementation of augmentative & alternative communication (AAC) for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The importance of using motor patterning to develop motor automaticity & implementation strategies for teaching children with ASD to use AAC will be discussed.
Nov 9 2013 Akron $79 Total Education Solutions - Susan Perry link email 866-998-1726






OCALICON 2013 - OCALICON 2013 is a 3.5 day gathering of national leaders, educators, higher education faculty, self-advocates, scholars, parents, policy-makers, & service providers who will examine common concerns & share proven solutions that address issues faced by individuals with autism & low-incidence disabilities across their lifespan.
Nov 20-22 Columbus $125-$275 Greater Columbus Convention Center 400 N. High St. - Simon Buehrer link email 614-410-0995

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to
 
 
 
appropriately implement the six phases of PECS. The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is used to rapidly teach communication skills to those with limited functional speech. PECS promotes communication within a social context, without lengthy prerequisite training.
Dec 5 & 6 2013 Cleveland 8a-4p $395/$295 - Dave link email 302-368-2515


Positive Behavior Supports - Successful strategies for addressing the behavior of students with special needs Pre-K-Grade 12. This interactive & lively training is designed to provide a thorough understanding of the causes behind challenging behaviors & a variety of positive proactive & proven strategies to address them. Participants will receive useful materials designed to encourage & support positive behaviors.
Dec 10 Highland Hills 8:30a-4p, $150 Achievement Centers for Children/4255 Northfield Rd - Helen link email 216-292-9700

LAMP: Language Acquisition through Motor Planning - This comprehensive LAMP training program is designed for SLPs, OTs, teachers, family members, & others who want to learn new AAC skills & strategies that can enhance the lives of ASD individuals. The workshop examines the current research & the history of augmenting speech for people with ASD.
Jan 16-17 2014 Zionsville $125 Educational Services Center - Susan Perry link email 866-998-1726

 

Putting LAMP to Work: AAC Strategies for Promoting the Development of Communication - This workshop will cover the role of readiness to learn & share focus in the implementation of augmentative & alternative communication (AAC) for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The importance of using motor patterning to develop motor automaticity & implementation strategies for teaching children with ASD to use AAC will be discussed.
Jan 23 2014 Independence $79

Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County - Susan Perry link email 866-998-1726

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Mar 10-11 2014 Columbus Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

PECS Level 2 Training: Advanced - This training will show you how to teach PECS with fidelity so your learners dont get stuck on early Phases of PECS. Let us help you create lessons that turn your PECS user into someone who communicates in all situations using longer sentences. A review of the six Phases of PECS & discussions about your current challenges combined with ideas related to materials, teaching strategies & activities to promote communication will refine your PECS implementation

 

skills.
Jun 16-17 2014 Columbus Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email 


PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Sep 29-30 2014 Cincinnati Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Nov 3-4 2014 Cleveland Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email











 
































OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma Statewide Autism Conference - Oklahomas fifth annual conference on Autism Spectrum Disorders for families, health professionals, educators, & advocates. November 13-14 2013 Sheraton Midwest City Hotel at the Reed Conference Center in Midwest City, Oklahoma. This years featured speakers include Temple Grandin, Brenda Smith Myles, & Ann Turnbull.

 

Registration opens July 1 2013.
Nov 13-14 2013 Midwest City Sheraton Midwest City Hotel at the Reed Conference Center - link email 1-877-228.8476

PECS Level 2 Training: Advanced - This training will show you how to teach PECS with fidelity so your

learners dont get stuck on early Phases of PECS. Let us help you create lessons that turn your PECS user into someone who communicates in all situations using longer sentences. A review of the six Phases of PECS & discussions about your current challenges combined with ideas related to materials, teaching strategies & activities to promote communication will refine your PECS implementation skills.
Mar 4-5 2014 Oklahoma City Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Mar 6-7 2014 Oklahoma City Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email






 

































OREGON

Sensory Integration Course- iLs- One Day Training in Bend, OR ,on October 5th - This one-day course provides professionals with a complete overview of the neurology, practical application & customization, supporting research, & hands-on training to prepare you to utilize iLs in practice. We have seen tremendous developmental growth using iLs Lucy Jane Miller, PhD, OTR/L,author of Sensational Kids, Founder of Sensory
 

Processing Disorder Foundation
Oct 5 2013 Bend 8:30-5:30; call or email for discounted registrations - Sharon Cacciato link email 303-962-2519


Sensory Integration Therapy- iLs- One Day Training in Portland on June 8th, 2013 - This one-day course provides professionals with a complete overview of the neurology, practical application & customization, supporting research, & hands-on training to prepare you to utilize iLs in practice. 1.4 AOTA CEU's We have seen tremendous developmental growth using iLs Lucy Jane Miller, PhD, OTR/L,author of Sensational
Kids, Founder of Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation
Jun 8 Portland 8:30a-5:30p, Please call for discounted rates - Sharon Cacciato link email 303-962-2519

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS. The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is used to rapidly teach communication skills to those with limited functional speech. PECS promotes communication within a social context, without lengthy prerequisite training.
Nov 4 & 5 2013 Portland 8a-4p $395/$295 - Dave link email 302-368-2515
 



PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Mar 6-7 2014 Eugene Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Aug 7-8 2014 Portland Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email


















 































PENNSYLVANIA



+TACA Meeting - TACA provides information, resources, & support tofamilies affected by autism. For


 


families new to autism, TACA aims quickly introduce effective



treatments. TACA helps to strengthen the autism community by connecting families & the professionals who can help them, allowing them to share stories &  information to help people with autism be the best they can be.
NewtownSquare 1st Fri 7p, Saint Albans Episcopal Church
3625 Chapel Rd Newtown Square 19073  - Meghan Walsh link email 610-639-0148

+ABOARD is proud to announce our new Discussion Group for Adults w/ HFA/Aspergers - Talk with other adults who know what it is like to be unique, creative, & innovative, but also sometimes lonely, wary, & overwhelmed. Facilitated by Rebecca Klaw (backed up by April Artz). Since everything is discussed, the group is private & only intended for adults with HFA/AS only (no family members or caregivers allowed to join group, although many come stay at the library). E-mail Klaw.
Pittsburgh 2nd & 4th Sun  3:30p-4:45p, Free Squirrel Hill Library - Rebecca Klaw link email 412-449-0165

+Monthy Support Meeting 'Summer Opportunities' - Please join us for this informal meeting to discuss



 
recreational & camp opportunities that are available in our community this summer. We will also assist you in filling out the Bureau of Autism Services Mini-grant application. All are welcome at our monthly meetings! Bring friends, family, providers, & anyone interested in autism. Child Care provided at no cost by special ed teachers.
York 3rd Wed  6:30-8:30p Free York Learning Center, 300 E. 7th Avenue - Karen Priestner link email 717-801-1272

+New website: AutismBurgh.org - In addition to the current site at aboard.org, the Advisory Board on Autism & Related Disorders (ABOARD) has a new website! Go to link & check it out! It is an online site that targets those diagnosed with Autism, located in Western Pennsylvania. Learn more about available services that you deserve, how to navigate the IEP process, & find other parents of children with autism.
Pennsylvania 2010 Free - Rebecca Klaw link email 412-781-4116

+Autism York Asperger Chat - If you have a child or family member with a diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome, High-Functioning Autism, or PDD-NOS, or just have an interest in learning more, then this group is for you! We are offering this informal group to give parents & interested parties the opportunity to learn from & support each other.  717-801-1272
York 1st Thu  7-8:30p, Free 1805 Loucks Rd, Suite 800 - link email



+Grandparent Autism Support Group Meetings - Open to all grandparents & caregivers of a child with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Meet & share your experiences with others & learn helpful information from professionals at the Barber National Institute.
Erie 2nd Thur.  6-7:30p, Free Barber National Institute, 100 Barber Place - Joyce Krahe McDonnell link 814-878-5961

+SWPA HFA/AS ABOARD Adult Social Meetup - The goal: to make connections & develop camaraderie for diagnosed Autistic & Aspergers adults, 18+. Monthly gatherings & events, discussion groups facilitated by Rebecca Klaw, MS, MED. Expand social horizons. Requirements: Specifically for those on the Autism Spectrum with a formal diagnosis in order to protect confidentiality Professionals & spectators are not permitted to participate.
Pittsburgh weekly  Free Varies - Diana Dugina Riebling link email 412-363-8388

+Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services now operating in Allegheny County - The Barber National Institute is now offering behavioral health rehabilitation services in
Allegheny County. The program
provides intensive support to children with autism spectrum disorders & other challenging behaviors. Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS) is a short-term, intensive program for children up to age 21. It is designed to support the child with
 

appropriate  behavioral care & services in any environment, whether at home, school, or in the community.
Pittsburgh  201035 Wilson St Suite 103 - email 412-772-6947

+New website: AutismBurgh.org - In addition to the current site at aboard.org, the Advisory Board on Autism & Related Disorders (ABOARD) has a new website! It is an online site that targets those diagnosed with Autism, located in Western Pennsylvania. Learn more about available services that you deserve, how to navigate the IEP process, & find other parents of children with autism.
Statewide Free - Rebecca Klaw link email 412-781-4116

+Adult Open Exercise - Mons & Weds, 2012
Now-Dec 21 Erie 6p; $4 Barber National Institute - Mary Adams link email 814-878-4071

+Deep Water Exercise Classes - Pool is kept between 88-92 degrees & features a hydraulic movable floor that rises to the level of the deck & lowers to 4.5 feet, so no patron will have difficulty entering & exiting the pool. Instructors use a variety of equipment & floatation devices to be used for teaching in all skill levels. Class geared toward stretching, muscle toning & low impact exercises. Mon., Tues., & Thurs.
814-878-4071
Now-Dec 21 Erie noon-1p; $4 per class Barber National Institute - Mary Adams link email
 

+Lecture for Parents of Children with Learning or Behavior Problems - Come & hear about the program! Participants will learn more about brain development & how it impacts your childs performance in school academically, socially, & emotionally. You will take home strategies & ideas on how to improve overall brain function. All participants must RSVP to email  & will receive the book, Disconnected Kids. Parents will leave encouraged & filled with hope!
Pittsburgh  Tues  7p-9p Free Brain Balance Achievement Center Of Pittsburgh - Dr Viola Agostino Valletta link  412-665-0330

+Kindergarten Enrichment Program at SEC - This program is designed for kindergarten aged children to take their academic & social growth outside of the kindergarten classroom. Using a variety of teaching methods & classroom instruction we will challenge children to take academic & social risks while also supporting their emotional well being. We strive to meet all children's developmental needs & learning styles.
Newtown Square
Mon - Fri 9:30-11:30 or 12:30-2:30 5061 West Chester Pike - Michelle Martin link email 610-853-2898






 
 
communication skills to those with limited functional speech. PECS promotes communication within a social context, without lengthy prerequisite training.
Oct 3 & 4 2013 Philadelphia 8a-4p $395/$295 - Dave link email 302-368-2515

Grandparent Autism Support Group - Learn effective ways to interact & guide grandchildren; share joys & challenges as a grandparent of a grandchild with autism; presentation by Ryan Cramer from Western Region ASERT on how the PA budget addresses ASERT, providing an understanding of how grandchilds needs are determined, addressed &
served.
Oct 10 Erie 6,-7p, Free Barber National Institute - Joyce McDonnell link email 814-878-5961


Philadelphia Social Thinking Travelings Providers Conference - The Providers Conference is a time for practitioners of Social Thinking, nationally & internationally, to come together to learn, share ideas & network. As the Social Thinking movement grows the hope is for attendees to gain knowledge & not have to recreate the wheel as they develop practical programs & services allowing them to expand upon what others have shared.
Oct 23-25 2013 Horsham 500 Blair Mill Dr - Gigi Lewis link email 4085578595


Brainstorming: Autism Spectrum Disorders & Co-Occurring Conditions - Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe - Presenters: Judith Miller, PhD; Scott
 


Faber, MD; Miya Asato, MD; Jessica Kettel, MD; Carol Utay, EdD CEU's provided! Visit our website for additional information.
Nov 8 2013 Canonsburg 8:30a-4p 1000 Corporate Drive - Jennifer Fulton link email 412-781-4116


PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS. The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is used to rapidly teach communication skills to those with limited functional speech. PECS promotes communication within a social context, without lengthy prerequisite training.
Dec 19 & 20 2013 Pittsburgh 8a-4p $395/$295 - Dave link email 302-368-2515

Putting LAMP to Work: AAC Strategies for Promoting the Development of Communication - This workshop will cover the role of readiness to learn & share focus in the implementation of augmentative & alternative communication (AAC) for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The importance of using motor patterning to develop motor automaticity & implementation strategies for teaching children with ASD to use AAC will be discussed.
Feb 27 2014 New Oxford $79 Lincoln Intermediate Unit No.12 - Susan Perry link email 866-998-1726


 

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
May 1-2 2014 Philadelphia Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

PECS Level 2 Training: Advanced - This training will show you how to teach PECS with fidelity so your learners dont get stuck on early Phases of PECS. Let us help you create lessons that turn your PECS user into someone who communicates in all situations using longer sentences. A review of the six Phases of PECS & discussions about your current challenges combined with ideas related to materials, teaching strategies & activities to promote communication will refine your PECS implementation skills.
Sep 22-23 2014 Philadelphia Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Oct 27-28 2014 Philadelphia Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is

 


designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Dec 11-12 2014 Pittsburgh Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email






















 
RHODE ISLAND
Autism Project Tag Sale - The Autism Project is hosting a Tag Sale to raise funds to support programs for children with autism spectrum disorders. Take this opportunity to clean out your house! Also, please stop by & shop!! All proceeds from the sale to benefit the Autism Project.
Nov 10 Johnston 9a-2p 1516 Atwood Avenue - Julie Montalbano link email 401-785-2666 x1004









































 
SOUTH CAROLINA

+Autism support group,
Columbia 3rd Mon 5:30p suite 103-B, Faily Connection, 2712 Middleburg Drive. Call for child care, 803 252-0914

 



Putting LAMP to Work: AAC Strategies for Promoting the Development of Communication - This workshop will cover the role of readiness to learn & share focus in the implementation of augmentative & alternative communication (AAC) for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The importance of using motor patterning to develop motor automaticity & implementation strategies for teaching children with ASD to use AAC will be discussed.
Nov 7 2013 Columbia $79 South Carolina Assistive Technology Program - Susan Perry link email 866-998-1726


PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Feb 6-7 2014 Columbia Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email











 



























TENNESSEE

 

+Autism support group meets
Murfreesboro 2nd mon. 6:30p except December at First Baptist Church on East Main Street, in the education building on the corner of Vine & Spring Sts. 615 893-2514
 



+TACA Coffee Talk Coffee & Franklin Counties - Come & receive some extra support or to chat all topics related to autism & meet other TACA families. Coffee Talk is a smaller, more personal version of our TACA meetings where we discuss the issues that are important to you!
Tullahoma 2nd Wed 8:30a The Celtic Cup 106 North Anderson St. , - Sue Wilson link email





+TACA Coffee Talk Williamson & Maury Counties - Come & receive some extra support or to chat all topics related to autism & meet other TACA families. Coffee Talk is a smaller, more personal version of our TACA meetings where we discuss the issues that are important to you! Attendees will be given a complementary Autism Journey Guide.
Spring Hill Last Wed 10-11; Free Super Target (we meet at the Starbucks inside Target) - Diane Gallant link email 714-309-7629 (mobile)


+Asperger's/High Functioning Autism Support Group - 1 Hr. weeklylessons on ASD-related issues,followed by 2 hours of social  activities, games, snacks, & lots of fun! Hope you can join us! Please RSVP. 901-758-8288
Cordova Every Fri  7p-10p No Cost


 


Autism Solution Center, Inc., 9282 Cordova Park Rd - Matthew Roberts link email


+IDEA - Educational Rights & Advocacy Workshop - 2 hour workshop covering your rights within the early intervention setting and/or public school system.
Cordova 1st Sat 11a No Cost - $25 Suggested Donation Autism Solution Center, Inc., 9282 Cordova Park Rd - Laura Corby or Melinda Everitt  Must RSVP. 901-758-8288 link email


+Biomedical & Dietary Intervention Workshop - 2 hour workshop covering critical issues involved in ASD's. Must RSVP.
Cordova 1st Sat 9a  No Cost - $25 Suggested Donation Autism Solution Center, Inc. 9282 Cordova Park Rd - Laura Corby or Melinda Everitt 901-758-8288 link email


+Greater Chattanooga Aspies' Support Group - GCA is the only support/social group for adults (18+) in the greater Chattanooga area. Support group meetings are monthly, on a variety of topics of interest to adults with who live with Asperger's/High Functioning Autism.
Chattanooga 3rd Thur 6-8p, support group meetings are free to attend - Scott Kramer link email


+Beginning Functional Communication Workshop - 2 hour workshop teaching functional communication. Must RSVP.
 

Cordova 3rd Sat  9a No Cost - $25 Suggested Donation Autism Solution Center, Inc., 9282 Cordova Park Rd - Laura Corby or Melinda Everitt 901-758-8288
link email

+Behavior Modification & Functions of Behavior Workshop - 2 hourworkshop teaching behavior modification. Must RSVP.
Cordova 3rd Sat 11a No Cost - $25 Suggested Donation Autism Solution Center, Inc., 9282 Cordova Park Rd - Laura Corby or Melinda Everitt 901-758-8288 link email

+KinderMusik Classes - Weekly KinderMusik classes for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and/or siblings. All ages accepted (typically ages 2-9). ASC covers all costs for instructor & curriculum. Parents only pay $1May mo for thebook & instrument given to child. (This usually runs $50/mo).
Cordova Every Fri 10:45a $15 @ month Autism Solution Center Inc.,
9282 Cordova Park Rd - Laura Corby or Melinda Everitt link email 901-758-8288

+TACA Coffee Talk Coffee & Franklin Counties - Come & receive some extra support or to chat all topics related to autism & meet other TACA families. Coffee Talk is a smaller, more personal version of our TACA meetings where we discuss the issues that are important to you! 
Tullahoma
2nd Wed 8:30a The Celtic Cup, 106 North Anderson St., - Susan Wilson link email
 

LAMP: Language Acquisition through Motor Planning - This comprehensive LAMP training program is designed for SLPs, OTs, teachers, family members, & others who want to learn new AAC skills & strategies that can enhance the lives of ASD individuals. The workshop examines the current research & the history of augmenting speech for people with ASD. 
Oct 8-9 2013 Jackson $125 West Tennessee Hearing & Speech Center - Susan Perry link email 866-998-1726

PECS Level 2 Training: Advanced - This interactive workshop is perfect for parents and/or professionals who have previously attended the PECS Basic Training & want to address specific PECS implementation challenges & expand the use of
PECS across a wide range of activities & settings. Pyramid's skilled instructor will lead group discussions & video analyses regarding practical & resourceful solutions, & innovative problem solving strategies for complex PECS implementation situations.
Dec 8 & 9 2013 Nashville 8a-4p $395/$295 - Dave link email 302-368-2515

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Feb 10-11 2014 Knoxville Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - 
 

Dave Battista link email

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Jun 26-27 2014 Memphis Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Oct 6-7 2014 Nashville Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

PECS Level 2 Training: Advanced - This training will show you how to teach PECS with fidelity so your learners dont get stuck on early Phases of PECS. Let us help you create lessons that turn your PECS user into someone who communicates in all situations using longer sentences. A review of the six Phases of PECS & discussions about your current challenges combined with ideas related to materials, teaching strategies & activities to promote communication will refine your PECS implementation skills.
Dec 8-9 2014 Nashville Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

 




























TEXAS - Recurring



+Autism Society of Collin County - General Meeting Dr. Devin Houston The Role of Enzymes and Diet in Children with Autism.  Call ahead.
Plano 1st Tue 7p at  St.  Andrew United Methodist Church Hotline 214-925-2722
 



 


+National Autism Association of Central Texas - The mission of the NAA Central Texas chapter is to educate & empower families affected by autism & other neurological disorders, while advocating on behalf of those who cannot fight for their own rights. We will educate society that autism does not need to be a lifelong incurable disorder but one that is biomedically definable & both medically & behaviorally treatable. Monthly workshops!
Every Thurs Localtion varies. Free, occasional supply cost - Angela Day link email 512-656-6364

+FEAT-NT - Asperger Support Group Meeting - Do you have a loved one or a family member with Aspergers? FEAT now offers free monthly support group meetings for parents & caregivers. Childcare is provided, must RSVP at email, due to limited availability.
Richland Hills 1st Wed   Free 7286 Glenview Drive - Melinda Needs link  682-626-5000

+ Monthly Parent Networking and Support Group Meeting
for Parents of Younger Children (elementary and younger)
Plano 2nd Tue Next meeting: March 12 – 8:45 am – 10:00 am at Corner Bakery 941 N. Central  




Expwy, (by Collin Creek Mall) Ms. Nanci Roessner and Ms. Nagla Moussa email

+Monthly Parent Networking and Support Group Meeting
for Parents of Children of All Ages
Plano 3rd Tues Next meeting: March 19th 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Corner Bakery 941 N. Central Expwy, Plano, TX (by Collin Creek Mall)  Ms. Dori Schaefer and Ms. Nagla Moussa email

+FAST (Families for Autism Support of Texoma) - We meet to discuss different topics each month, hear presentations from different speakers, & attend fun family activities.
Wichita Falls 1st Thu 6-8p free to attend, onsite childcare is $3 per child Ancor Baptist Church (on Armory Rd, near the North Texas Rehab Center - Mistie Huff email 940-592-5305

+Austin Autism Treatment Forum - Meetings are free & open to the public. No RSVP necessary. No children. Register with website for emails about autism treatment & local autism events. See website for speakers & topics.
Austin 1st Thu 12-1:30p Old Quarry Library, 7051 Village Center Drive 78731 off Far West Blvd. - Dianne Doggett link email 512-300-3820

+Monthly Play for Autism/ Asberger's Kids - 817-565-8765
Weatherford 2nd mon free 2 miles No. on N Main from W'ford Courthouse - Cynthia email

 


+ASA, Texas Gulf Coast Chapter.
Clear Lake 2nd Tue except Dec. 7-9p  United Way Bldg.1300-A Bay Area Blvd. (at corner of Bay Area and Saturn) Star Lazarow  link  email



+FEAT-NT Adult Asperger's Support Group Meeting - Are you an adult with Aspergers & feel like you're alone? Do you want to communicate with others who know  how you feel? FEAT now offers free monthly support group meetings for individuals 18 years of age & older.
Richland Hills 2nd Wed  7p-8:30p, Free 7286 Glenview Drive - Melinda Needs link email 682-626-5000

+Asperger's Syndrome Support and Education Group, Trainings and support for Families with children or faily members diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome.  Free dinner Asperger's related topic at each meeting. Call to get on mailing list. San Antonio 3rd Tue. 6-8p Any Baby Can, 217 Howard, 78212 Hugo Hernandez 
210-227-0170
anybabycansa.org  email

+FEAT-NT - Autism Support Group Meeting - Do you have a loved one
 

or a family member with Autism? FEAT now offers free monthly support group meetings for parents & caregivers. Childcare is provided, must RSVP at email, due to limited availability.
Richland Hills 3rd Wed 7p-8:30p, Free 7286 Glenview Drive - Melinda Needs link  682-626-5000

+The Autism Society of Collin CountyMon - PDD/IDA. Gina
Houston 4th Tue -7p
713-660-0944 www.hounet.com

+Autism Society's Williamson County Support Group - Meet other parents of children with autism in an informal setting.
Round Rock  1st & 3rd Fri. 11a -1p Free Jungle Java, 1400 E. Old Settlers Blvd. Suite 200 - Deborah Risher link email
512-479-4199

+Texas Adults w/Autism & Intellectual DisAbilities - Parent support group for parents of young adults/adults with autism & intellectual disabilities requiring support, guidance, assistance, training, & personal advocacy, to promote long-term services, health & happiness for their special adult. No childcare @this time. Subject to change,please contact me.
San Antonio 3rd Sat  free Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church / 6914 Wurzbach Rd. San Antonio, TX - Irma Canfield link email 210-262-6740

+Keep Idea's Developing Socially - Ativities & food for children & their
 

families of Autism & developmental disabilities.Located in Huntington Tx contact Shawna Benge for more inforamtion at 936-585-5417 or e-mail at npo_for_kids@yahoo.com Third weekend of each month.
Huntington 3rd Weekend all day no cost to families with developmental disabilties Huntington Civic center - Shawna Benge link email 936-585-5417






+Solving the Behavior Puzzle: Making Connections / Navigating the Social Maze: Supports & Interventions / Futures Planning for Students / Communication: The Power of Communication for Individuals with ASD - Texas Statewide Leadership for Autism Training's free online course. Register for workshop fa1019644. Learn: the components of applied behavioral analysis, evidence- based strategies that teach & develop positive behavioral skills, planning for the prevention & intervention of specific behavioral needs. link email 512-919-5165
Austin Ongoing  online, Free 5701 Springdale Rd - Robin Reimund

+Classroom Organization: The Power of Structure / Autism 101: Top 10 Pieces to the Puzzle / Autism for the General Education Teacher / Asperger Syndrome 101 for Individuals with ASD - Texas Statewide Leadership for Autism
 

+Training's free online course. Register for workshop fa1019640. See how organizational structure can clarify expectations & reduce anxiety in many individuals with autism. Study how to organize physical space, dimensions of time & learning activities to positively impact student success.
Austin Ongoing online, Free 5701 Springdale Rd - Robin Reimund link email 512-919-5165







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TEXAS - One Time

Teaching & Managing a Public School Classroom Using ABA - This workshop will demonstrate how to use ABA in a school environment. Topics include: setting up & arranging your classroom for maximizing learning & minimizing problem behavior as well as distributing staff responsibilities, data collection,
Oct 5 Houston 9a to 4p, $50 with discounts for couples, students & groups MHMRA Conference Cente
 

7033 Southwest Freeway (behind the main building at 7011-- Ellen Goudeau link email 281-361-3328
 

Introduction to ABA & Teaching Verbal Behavior in the Classroom - Free workshop - San Diego Area This two-day workshop will illustrate through extensive use of video how applying the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis to teaching Verbal Behavior (VB) can be effective in classroom settings for students with autism & other developmental disabilities. Research has demonstrated that the application of these principles (motivation, stimulus control, reinforcement, extinction, etc.).
Oct 7-8 2013 Austin Free-8:30a-4:30p Norris Conference Center 2525 W. Anderson Lane, Suite 365 - Donna email 732-840-1934

Caregiver Workshop: Promoting Social Skills - October 10 9 am-12 pm Promoting Social Skills in the Home & Community Is your child struggling to make friends and/or learn appropriate social skills? This workshop will provide caregivers various strategies to support their children who have difficulties with social skills, including children with autism spectrum disorders, learn appropriate social skills.
Oct 10 San Antonio 9a-12p, $15 (depending on income) 4242 Woodcock Dr No.101 - link email 210-435-1000

Caregiver Workshop: Introduction to Autism - October 18 9 am-12 pm Introduction to Autism Would you like to learn more about autism spectrum disorders? This

 

workshop will provide caregivers with basic answers about autism spectrum disorders (ASD), including defining ASD & describing its characteristics & diagnosis criteria. A general overview on treatments for ASD, with a focus on evidence-based
practices, will also be presented.
Oct 18 San Antonio 9a-12p, $15 (depending on income) 4242 Woodcock Dr No.101 - link email 210-435-1000

Caregiver Workshop: Reduciendo el Comportamiento Problematico - Octubre 25 1-4 pm Reduciendo el Comportamiento Problematico ¨Es a veces dif¡cil de manejar el comportamiento de su hijo? Este taller ofrecer informaci¢n acerca de c¢mo prevenir, reemplazar, y responder al comportamiento problem tico. Estas estrategias ayudaran a reducir el comportamiento problem tico.
Oct 25 San Antonio 1-4p, $15 on a sliding fee scale 4242 Woodcock Dr No.101 - link email 210-435-1000

Caregiver Workshop: Decreasing Challenging Behaviors - October 25 9 am-12 pm Decreasing Challenging Behaviors Is your childs behavior sometimes difficult to handle? This workshop will provide caregivers information on how to prevent, replace, & respond to challenging behaviors. These strategies will help reduce the likelihood that your child will engage in the challenging behavior in the future.
Oct 25 San Antonio 9a-12p, $15 (depending on income) 4242 Woodcock Dr No.101 - link email 210-435-1000

 

Fall Special Education Conference - This conference will be open to high school students & young adults with disabilities & family members of children from age birth to adult, with any type of learning or developmental disability. 3 CEU hours (0 Ethics hours) available for Social Workers. The conference includes 3 breakout sessions (9:15 am, 10:45 am, 12:15 pm). The resource fair is open from 8:30 am - 1:45 pm. Register online.
Oct 25 2013 Houston 8:30a-2p, $25/$40 50 Waugh Dr - Joan Hoffner link email 713-466-6304

Caregiver Workshop: Toilet Training - November 1 9 am-12 pm Toilet Training Are you interested in toilet training your child? Toilet training a
child on the autism spectrum can be challenging for caregivers. In this workshop, participants will learn about toileting readiness signs, data collection, reinforcement techniques, & strategies to help troubleshoot specific toileting issues & sensory challenges.
Nov 1 San Antonio 9a-12p, $15 (depending on income) 4242 Woodcock Dr No.101 - link email 210-435-1000




The 123's of Reinforcement - Topics to be covered in this workshop include an overview of the types of reinforcement, key
 

elements of effective reinforcement, how to apply differential reinforcement, & token schedules. This workshop will help parents & trainers learn how to use reinforcement in a variety of settings. Lecture, video, & handouts may be used. Box lunch provided but no child care. TEA CPE credits available.
Nov 2 Houston 9a to 4p, $50 with discounts for couples, students & groups MHMRA Conference Center 7033 Southwest Fwy (behind the
main building at 7011-- Ellen Goudeau link email 281-361-3328

Caregiver Workshop: Methods to Teach Functional Communication - November 8 9 am-12 pm Methods
to Teach Functional Communication Is your child unable to express his/her wants & needs? This workshop will provide caregivers information about the importance of teaching children a way to communicate. Various methods to teach functional communication will be discussed.
Nov 8 San Antonio 9a-12p, $15 (depending on income) 4242 Woodcock Dr No.101 - link email 210-435-1000
 

Caregiver Workshop: Strategies to Help Children Handle Sensory Input - November 15 9 am-12 pm Strategies to Help Children Handle Sensory Input Is your child experiencing sensory difficulties? This workshop will inform caregivers about various strategies that can be utilized to help children who have sensory challenges, including children with autism spectrum disorders, cope with sensory input in home, school, & community
 
 
settings.
Nov 15 San Antonio 9a-12p, $15 (depending on income) 4242 Woodcock Dr No.101 - link email 210-435-1000

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is used to rapidly teach communication skills to those with limited functional speech. PECS promotes communication within a social context, without lengthy
prerequisite training.
Nov 18 & 19 2013 Houston 8a-4p $395/$295 - Dave link email 302-368-2515

Caregiver Workshop: Introducci¢n al Autismo in Espa¤ol - Noviembre de 22 1-4 pm Introducci¢n al Autismo ¨Le gustar¡a aprender m s acerca de los trastornos del espectro autista? Este taller ofrecer a los padres y cuidadores con respuestas b sicas acerca de los trastornos del espectro autista (TEA), incluyendo la definici¢n de los TEA y la descripci¢n de sus caracter¡sticas y criterios de diagnostico. Informaci¢n general sobre los tratamientos par
Nov 22 San Antonio 1-4p, $15 on a sliding fee scale 4242 Woodcock Dr No.101 - link email 210-435-1000

Caregiver Workshop: Introduction to Autism - November 22 9 am-12 pm Introduction to Autism Would you like to learn more about autism spectrum disorders? This workshop will provide caregivers with basic answers about autism spectrum disorders (ASD), including defining ASD & describing its characteristics & diagnosis criteria. A general overview on treatments

 

for ASD, with a focus on evidence-based practices, will also be presented.
Nov 22 San Antonio 9a-12p, $15 (depending on income) 4242 Woodcock Dr No.101 - link email 210-435-1000

Caregiver Workshop: Introducci¢n a ABA in Espa¤ol - Diciembre de 5 1-4 pm Introducci¢n a ABA ¨Qu‚ es ABA? An lisis de Comportamiento Aplicado (ABA) se puede utilizar para disminuir problemas de
comportamiento y aumentar la conducta apropiada en cualquier ni¤o, incluyendo los ni¤os con trastornos del espectro autista (TEA). De hecho, ABA se considera uno de los mejores tratamientos para los ni¤os con TEA. Venga y aprender los principios funda
Dec 5 San Antonio 1-4p, $15 on a sliding fee scale 4242 Woodcock Dr No.101 - link email 210-435-1000

Caregiver Workshop: Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis - December 5 9 am-12 pm Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis What is ABA? Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) can be utilized to decrease problem behavior & increase appropriate behavior in any child, including children with autism spectrum disorders. In fact, ABA is considered a best practice treatment for children with autism spectrum disorders. Caregivers will learn about basics of ABA
210-435-1000
Dec 5 San Antonio 9a-12p, $15 (depending on income) 4242 Woodcock Dr No.101 - link email
 

 
 
Caregiver Workshop: Introduction to Autism - December 13 9 am-12 pm Introduction to Autism Would you like to learn more about autism spectrum disorders? This workshop will provide caregivers with basic answers about autism spectrum disorders (ASD), including defining ASD & describing its characteristics & diagnosis criteria. A general overview on treatments for ASD, with a focus on evidence-based practices, will also be presented.
Dec 13 San Antonio 9a-12p, $15 (depending on income) 4242 Woodcock Dr No.101 - link email 210-435-1000

Putting LAMP to Work: AAC Strategies for Promoting the Development of Communication - This workshop will cover the role of readiness to learn & share focus in the implementation of augmentative & alternative communication (AAC) for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The importance of using motor patterning to develop motor automaticity & implementation strategies for teaching children with ASD to use AAC will be discussed.
Jan 28 2014 Region 3 Education Service Center - Susan Perry link email  866-998-1726

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Jan 13-14 2014 Arlington Professional: $395 Parent: $295 -


 

 
Dave Battista email

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Jan 16-17 2014 Amarillo Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista email

LAMP: Language Acquisition through Motor Planning - This comprehensive LAMP training program is designed for SLPs, OTs, teachers, family members, & others who want to learn new AAC skills & strategies that can enhance the lives of ASD individuals. The workshop examines the current research & the history of augmenting speech for people with ASD. Participants will study communication assessment & augmentative implementation procedures, with an emphasis on the use of multi-modal communication systems.
Jan 23-Jan 24 2014 Laredo Holiday Inn Civic Center - Susan Perry link email 866-998-1726

Social Thinking Austin Conference - Explore how different levels of the social mind impact the development of social, academic, & relationship building concepts & related skills to better understand treatment needs. Strategies will be provided to help guide the development of treatment planning. Video footage will be used to explore creative ways to teach specific Social Thinking

 

 
concepts.
Jan 28-29 2014 Austin Norris Conference Center - Gigi Lewis link email 4085578594

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Feb 18-19 2014 Mcallen/Mission Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Mar 31-Apr 1 2014 El Paso Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
May 5-6 2014 Austin Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to
 


appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Jun 19-20 2014 Houston Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Jul 7-8 2014 Ft. Worth Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email


PECS Level 2 Training: Advanced - This training will show you how to teach PECS with fidelity so your learners dont get stuck on early Phases of PECS. Let us help you create lessons that turn your PECS user into someone who communicates in all situations using longer sentences. A review of the six Phases of PECS & discussions about your current challenges combined with ideas related to materials, teaching strategies & activities to promote communication will refine your PECS implementation skills.
Oct 23-24 2014 Arlington Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

PECS Level 2 Training: Advanced - This training will show you how to teach PECS with fidelity so your learners dont get stuck on early Phases of PECS. Let us help you create lessons that turn your PECS user into someone who communicates in all situations using longer sentences. A review of

 


the six Phases of PECS & discussions about your current challenges combined with ideas related to materials, teaching strategies & activities to promote communication will refine your PECS implementation skills.
Nov 17-18 2014 Austin Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Nov 17-18 2014 Austin Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Dec 15-16 2014 San Antonio Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email








 
































UTAH

+Special Needs Sensory Storytime - A unique storytime for children with special needs. These storytimes will be geared to autistic children but any child of any age is welcome. The attendance of a participating adult is required. Attendance is limited & the programs are free. Please contact Carrie Rogers-Whitehead for more information or to sign up. Sats 10:30 am & Weds 4 pm once a month 801-944-7611
Kearns monthly Kearns Library -
 

Carrie Rogers-Whitehead link email

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is used to rapidly teach communication skills to those with limited functional speech. PECS promotes communication within a social context, without lengthy prerequisite training.  
Oct 24 & 25 2013 Salt Lake City 8a-4p $395/$295 - Dave link email 302-368-2515

PECS Level 2 Training: Advanced - This training will show you how to teach PECS with fidelity so your learners dont get stuck on early Phases of PECS. Let us help you create lessons that turn your PECS user into someone who communicates in all situations using longer sentences. A review of the six Phases of PECS & discussions about your current challenges combined with ideas related to materials, teaching strategies & activities to promote communication will refine your PECS implementation skills.
Jan 23-24 2014 Salt Lake City Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email




Biomedical Treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorders
Scientific References and Abstracts
www.autismbiomed.com



 

 
 


































VERMONT

+Autism Support Daily Monthly Meetings - Support Group Meetings - Parents please join us at our monthly group meetings. Meet other parents, discuss issues, seek help. We often invite Guest Speakers to discuss topics such as biomedical, sensory integration,
 

special diets, PECS, social stories & other topics parents find of interest. Join us on Sat October 10 2009 for our annual Vermont Walk for Autism! 802-985-8773
Williston 1st Mon -  7-9p (Free) 600 Blair Park Rd - Laurie link email
From Eyesight to Insight:
 




PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
May 22-23 2014 Burlington Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email














 

 
 
































VIRGINIA

+NRV Autism Treatment Support Group- We learn & administer biomedical & dietary intervention totreat autism of our children. Webelieve in the principles of DAN! protocol & advocate that autism is treatable. Call 1st 540-552-6309 Blacksburg, 1st Tue 7-9p free Blacksburg Public Library-Mariko Reynold
 




+TACA VA Monthly Parent Support Meeting - TACA holds monthly meetings in many locations throughout the United States that feature educational speakers on important topics & allow family
members to connect with one another & stay on top of the latest information in the autism world. Each TACA group maintains a resource library of the latest autism books & DVDs/CDs that can be checked out by members at no charge.
Virginia Beach 1st Tue  7-9p  Jennifer Hewitt link email

+Blacksburg Autism Parent Support Group - We are a parent lead group for parents/caregivers of school age children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The support group offers a caring, nonjudgmental environment to explore a variety of relevant topics, including health care/developmental issues, therapies, education & parent resources. Free, on-site childcare is provided during the meeting only with reservations. If you are interested in childcare, please contact Jennifer Shanks, via e-mail. Sept-June
Blacksburg 2nd Tue Free Virginia Tech Autism Clinic on 3110 Prices Fork Rd Blacksburg, VA - Jennifer Shanks email 540-231-6914
 


+Information Session for The Auburn School - The Auburn School offers a dynamic educational program for intellectually curious students with challenges typically associated with Asperger's Syndrome, such communication, socialization, pragmatic language, & organization. We are located near the Dulles Toll Rd. We hold information sessions for interested parents & professionals. Register online!
Herndon every Thu. 10a-free 13525 Dulles Technology Drive Suite 101 - register with Annie Broderick link email 703-793-9353

+Living in Holland Support Group - A non-denominational Christian prayer & support group for parents raising children with special needs. Meets monthly at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Norfolk. All are welcome & childcare is provided with RSVP 1 week prior to meeting. email 757-282-8000
Norfolk 2nd Thu  7-8:30p- free Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Newport Avenue - Karen Jackson

+Richmond Asperger's Syndrome Meetup Group - Meet with other local adults, parents & children that are dealing with Asperger's Syndrome, HF Autism & PDD-NOS for support, discussion, education, parent advocacy & adult self-advocacy. Adults with AS,  children ages 10 & up & parents with children of all ages attend meetings & other planned activities. We also have a listserv for information sharing & support.
 

Richmond  2nd Thu. 
7-9p River City Diner, 803 E Parham Rd - Christine link

+Living in Holland Support Group - A non-denominational Christian prayer & support group for parents raising children with special needs. Meets monthly at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Norfolk. All are welcome & childcare is provided with RSVP one week prior to meeting.
Norfolk  2nd Thu  7-8:30p- free Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Newport Avenue - Karen Jackson email 757-282-8000

+TACA VA Coffee Talk - Come & receive some extra support or to chat all topics related to autism & meet other TACA families.
Virginia Beach 3rd Tue 11-1  Jennifer Hewitt link email

+Berard Auditory Integration Training session - AIT enhances hearing perception, trains the ear to listen accurately. Dynamic music with a wide range of frequencies is processed in an electronic system. Volume & tone are constantly & randomly modulated. Specific filters may be used to reduce intensity of certain frequencies. The auditory stimulus activates listening abilities & opens up the whole sound spectrum in a coordinated, efficient way.

Richmond ongoing Daily-10 days-2/day $1200 to $1500 depending on location varitey of locations - Terrie Silverman
 
 
link email 262-569-7828

+Adaptive Ballet Class - A unique ballet class offered for children & adolescents with special needs. Students will explore ballet at a slower pace while still following the structure of a typical ballet class. This class will be conducted in a positive atmosphere where students will not focus on their physical or mental limitations, but instead will discover their infinite possibilities. Sep-June  2013
Woodbridge Sats 1:45-2:30 12373 Dillingham Sq. - Miss Chelsea link email 7034988910

Insight 2013 Topics in Autism - Speaker: Peter Gerhardt, Ed.D. sponsored by Autism Society,Central VA, VCU TTAC, & VCU ACE Fri - Beyond Behavior: Transition Planning for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders Fri evening - Life after High School: Transition to Adulthood for Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders Sat - Sexuality & Sexuality Instruction for Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Oct 18/19 Richmond see website PO Box 29364 - Kira Austin
link  email 804-827-1403

Walk for Autism-Virginia - Sponsored by the Autism Society of Northern Virginia this 5K Walk /
Run & resource fair will help raise funds for the Intervention Assistance Fund managed by ASNV. Family friendly with food, children's train, moonbounces, pumpkin decorating, & Legos with Sir Brix-a-Lot. The event is held at the Prince William County Fairgrounds
 


in Manassas, VA & takes place rain or shine!
Oct 26 Manassas 8a-1p, Registration fee 10624 Dumfries Rd - Barbara Wagner link email 703-859-0030


PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is used to rapidly teach communication skills to those with limited functional speech. PECS promotes communication within a social context, without lengthy prerequisite training.
Nov 4 & 5 2013 Richmond 8a-4p $395/$295 - Dave link email 302-368-2515


Learn Connect Hope Thrive - Bringing together the pieces of your childs puzzle All proceeds benefit: SPEAKERS INCLUDE: DrRobert Melillo,Dr. Rober Melillo, President International Association Of Functional Neurology & Rehabilitation, Executive Director F Carrick Research DrJean-Ronel Corbier MD DrElizabeth Mumper MD FAAP DrJeffrey Becker OD Lori Oaks Panel Discussion Moderator: Dr. Brice Jackson
Nov 9 Roanoke 8a 6p $40 Early Registration 4468 Starkey Rd - Dr. Megan Jackson/Charity link email 434-823-2199


Life In The Community - Learn, Live, Work & Play!- Keynote
address The Importance of Belonging will be delivered by internationally acclaimed expert, David Pitonyak, PhD . David will present on Positive Behavior Supports in later sessions. Additional session topics will include


 


Social Security, Guardianship, & Employment. A Resource Fair is open all day.
Nov 16 Richmond 8:30-4 free River Rd UMC, 8800 River Rd - Bradford Hulcher link email

Berard Auditory Integration Training (AIT) Herndon, Va - Berard AIT retrains the ear so that individuals can listen & process sounds without distortions & delays. The treatment is not invasive. It uses modulated, broadband music to retrain the auditory processing system. Results from Berard AIT practitioners around the world document that when the Berard protocol is used, in conjunction with Berard equipment, positive results are achieved.
Jan 18-27 2014 Herndon Twenty sessions in10 days, $1600 early registration discount Autism Outreach, Inc. 455 Springpark Place, Suite 200A - Terrie Silverman link email 262 569 7828








 

 
Berard Auditory Integration Training (AIT) Richmond, Va - Berard AIT retrains the ear so individuals can listen & process sounds without distortions & delays. AIT is not invasive. It uses modulated, broadband music to retrain the auditory processing system. Results from Berard AIT practitioners around the world document when the Berard protocol is used, in conjunction with Berard equipment, positive results are achieved. 1:1 supervision at all times
Feb 14-23 2014 Richmond Twenty sessions in10 days, $1500 early registration discount To be determined- in the Richmond, VA area - Terrie Silverman link email 262 569 7828

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Feb 24-25 2014 Norfolk Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Aug 21-22 2014 Richmond Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

 

 




































WASHINGTON

+Recreational Basketball for K-12 with Autism Spectrum Disorder - Sessions are one hour in length. Program overseen by Dr. Shira Ackerman, Director of Domino Project. Individualized goals & objectives will be designed for each
 

athlete.
Spokane ongoing Jan-June 2012 $125 for ten sessions The Warehouse, 800 North Hamilton - Jill or Diane link email 509-328-1582

Introduction to ABA & Teaching Verbal Behavior in the Classroom - Free workshop This two-day workshop will illustrate through extensive use of video how applying the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis to teaching Verbal Behavior (VB) can be effective in classroom settings for students with autism & other developmental disabilities. Research has demonstrated that the application of these principles (motivation, stimulus control, reinforcement, extinction, etc.).
Oct 1-2 2013 Renton Free-8:30a-4:30p Renton Tech College - 3000 NE 4th Street - Donna link email 732-840-1934

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is used to rapidly teach communication skills to those with limited functional speech. PECS promotes communication within a social context, without lengthy prerequisite training. 
Nov 7 & 8 2013 Seattle 8a-4p $395/$295 - Dave link email 302-368-2515

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.

 



Nov 10-11 2014 Seattle
Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

PECS Level 2 Training: Advanced - This training will show you how to teach PECS with fidelity so your learners dont get stuck on early Phases of PECS. Let us help you create lessons that turn your PECS user into someone who communicates in all situations using longer sentences. A review of the six Phases of PECS & discussions about your current challenges combined with ideas related to materials, teaching strategies & activities to promote communication will refine your PECS implementation skills.
May 19-20 2014 Seattle Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Aug 4-5 2014 Spokane Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email







 





































WEST VIRGINIA

+Eastern Panhandle of WV Autism Support Group- We will be
discussing special ed law & ways to assure your child is getting FAPE. Special guest
Martinsburg last thu 6-8p Free Martinsburg Church of Christ- Stacey Thomas link email
 





























WISCONSIN




 







+TACA Madison meeting - Join parents each month for autism support on a wide variety of topics. Please check the TACA website for scheduled speakers.
Madison 2nd Tue  6:30p-8:30p 6200 Nesbitt Rd - Annette Van Dyke link email 608-278-4268

+ARCH Seminars - Each month ARCH presents free seminars ranging on a variety of topics. Topics for the new year include: January: What is biomedical? February: GFCF; understanding the diet & tips to make it successful. March: Reading Labels, we are what we eat. April: Supplements: why our kids need them & tips to get them in. Please email ARCH if you would like to be emailed information.  414-855-0240
Franklin 3rd Tue Free 9612 S. Franklin Drive - Tiffany link email

+Talent Show! - Children ages 5-10 on the spectrum will recognize & develop a special talent. Activities include hobby development, self-esteem building, supporting friends. Talent Show held at WEAP on Dec. 18th for parents & siblings. Other ages considered.  Nov 20 - Dec. 18
Brookfield
Tues 4:30-6p, $30/class ($150 total) WEAP 150 N.
 



Sunnyslope Rd., suite 100 - Carissa Alt link email 262-432-5660

+Let's Play! - Peer Play group for children on the spectrum ages 5-8. Practice joining, initiating & maintaining play with peers. Team building games, board games, role-playing, stories, & worksheets. Basic handwriting & conversation skills required. Other ages considered.  Sep 11-Oct 9th
Brookfield
Tues 4:30-6p, $30/class ($150 total) WEAP 150 N. Sunnyslope Rd., suite 100 - Carissa Alt link email 262-432-5660

+Worry Busters - This class helps Children 8-11 on the spectrum cope with anxiety. Learn to identify what worry looks & feels like. Discussions on what you can do to cope with worry. Discussions, cooperative games, role-playing, art projects, & worksheets. Basic handwriting & conversation skills required. Other ages considered. Oct 16 - Nov 13
Brookfield Tues 4:30-6p, $30/class ($150 total) WEAP 150 N. Sunnyslope Rd., suite 100 - Carissa Alt link email 262-432-5660

+Wed Fun Day (Washington/ Ozaukee County) - A series of outings & fun activities to develop friendships & social skills for children ages 10-14 on the spectrum. Mini Golf, picnic, hiking, apple picking, bowling, go carts, scavenger hunt, sledding & more!
 

9/12 2012 - 12/19 (no class 10/31-)
Cedarburg, Hartford, West Bend, Menomonee- Falls
Weds  4:30p-6p Various drop off locations - Carissa Alt A series of outings & fun activities to develop friendships & social skills for children ages 7-10 on the spectrum. Mini Golf, picnic, pizza party, scavenger hunt, arts & crafts, water park, halloween party, movie night & more! email 262-432-5660

+La Crosse Area Parent Group- Join this vibrant group of parents to discuss topics of interest, create change & find comeraderie.
Childcare provided.
La Crosse 3rd Wed 6:30-8:30p, free 1825 Victory Street- Steven or
Rena Cash link email 608-782-6480

+Bridge the Gap Support Group - 3rd Wed of every month at Bonduel Elementary School in Bonduel, WI from 6:15pm-7:15pm. Visit our website for topics. Support Group is open to anyone & we offer a variety of presenters, topics & direct support.
Bonduel 3rd Wed.  6:15p-7:15p-No cost 400 W. Mill Street (Bonduel Elementary School in the Library) - Nicole Crawford link email 715-524-5327

+Friendship Club - Children ages 12-16 on the spectrum. Meet new friends & develop social skills. 1st meeting is pizza party at clinic. Each meeting develops a new social skill. Children will also play Games
 

 (including Wii). Three community outings on 9/27 10/18 11/15. Other ages considered. Thurs 9/13 - 12/6
Brookfield Thurs 4:30-6p, $30/class ($150 total) WEAP 150 N. Sunnyslope Rd., suite 100 - Stephanie Bichanich link email 262-432-5660


+Reel Movies for Real Needs - Marcus Theatres Reel Movies for Real Needs is designed to serve families with special needs who seldom attend movies. The program creates a welcoming environment- lower sound, lights up- where families are able to share the experience of seeing films at a theatre. Reel Movies Real Needs is a select first run movie, one Sat each month at a convenient 10:30AM showtime. Matinee pricing applies.
Sheboygan, Ashwaubenon Sat  10:30a, Matinee Pricing 3226 Kohler Memorial Drive - Clint  Wisialowski link email 414-905-1124

+Reel Movies for Real Needs - Marcus Theatres Reel Movies for Real Needs is designed to serve families with special needs who seldom attend movies. The program creates a welcoming environment- lower sound, lights up- where families are able to share the experience of seeing films at a theatre. Reel Movies Real Needs is a select first run movie, one Sat each month at a convenient 10:30AM showtime. Matinee pricing applies.
 

Madison, Oak Creek Sat 10:30a, Matinee Pricing 7825 Big Sky Drive - Clint Wisialowski link email 414-905-1124

+Autism Social Skills Group - Ages 10-12. Skills are introduced in a structured, small group setting then generalized to new social settings. Group discussion with visual  supports, role-plays, positive practice & video-modeling. We address conversation skills, cooperative play, building
friendships, self-regulation, empathy & conflict management. Grouped by age & ability.
Madison Sep. 14-Dec 14 Tues  3:30p-5p $30/class Wisconsin Early Autism Project 6402 Odana Rd. -  Neil Graupner link email 608-288-9040

+Autism Group - Ages 13-16. Skills are introduced in a structured, small group setting then generalized to new social settings. Group discussion with visual supports, role-plays, positive practice & video-modeling. We address conversation skills, cooperative play, building friendships, self-regulation, empathy & conflict management. Grouped by age & ability.
Madison Sep. 15-Dec 15 Weds  4p-5:30p $30 class Wisconsin Early Autism Project 6402 Odana Rd. - Neil Graupner link email 608-288-9040

+Friendship Club Ages 11-15 - WEAP is excited to offer a group for children ages 11-15* who have a 
 

diagnosis of Aspergers Disorder or HFA. This group is a wonderful opportunity for kids to make new friends in a setting that is safe & welcoming! A new social skills topic will be introduced each week. The group will also play games, including Wii. Includes 3 outtings. 15+ may be ok, call Strephanie Bichanich. To - Dec. 15
Brookfield Thurs, 4:30-6p,
$30/class 150 N. Sunnyslope Rd, Suite 100 - Stephanie Bichanic link email 262-432-5660
 

+Berard Auditory Integration Training session - AIT enhances hearing perception, trains the ear to listen accurately. Dynamic music with a wide range of frequencies is processed in an electronic system. Volume & tone are constantly & randomly modulated. Specific filters may be used to reduce intensity of certain frequencies. The auditory stimulus activates listening abilities & opens up the whole sound spectrum in a coordinated, efficient way. email 262-569-7828
Milwaukee ongoing Daily-10 days-2/day $1000 to $1500 depending on location varitey of locations - Terrie Silverman link


+Parent Series - Our Parent Series takes place at Nicolet High School one Sat a month, covering topics that are relevant to parents, teachers & caregivers of individuals on the autism spectrum. Topics include: Socialization, Behavior, Massage, Sensory Issues, Autism Apps & Video Modeling (with Susan Stokes), Social Stories/Narratives, Wandering. Sessions are free. Sign
 
 
 
up through www.assew.org
Glendale Sep 2013- May 2014  9:30-11:30a, Free Nicolet High School - Julie Quigley link email 414-988-1260

+ASSEW Parent Series - Workshops are held one Sat a month at Nicolet High School in Glendale. The target audience is parents of children recently diagnosed through elementary school & are open to the community. Anyone who has an interest in learning more about autism is welcome to attend. The workshops are free, but your online registration helps us have enough chairs, refreshments, & handouts ready. September - May
Sep 1 Glendale 9:30-11:30a , Free 6701 North Jean Nicolet Rd - Julie Quigley link email 414-988-1263

+Berard Auditory Integration Training (AIT) Milwaukee, WI - Berard AIT retrains the ear so individuals can listen & process sounds without distortions & delays. AIT is not invasive. It uses modulated, broadband music to retrain the auditory processing system. Results from Berard AIT practitioners around the world document when the Berard protocol is used, in conjunction with Berard equipment, positive results are achieved. 1:1 supervision at all times. In May, 2014
Milwaukee 20 sessions in10 days, 2 per day, $1500 Shorewood/Whitefish Bay area - Terrie Silverman link email 262 569 7828

+Berard Auditory Integration Training (AIT) Milwaukee/ Oconomowoc, WI -
 
 
Berard AIT retrains the ear so individuals can listen & process sounds without distortions & delays. AIT is not invasive. It uses modulated, broadband music to retrain the auditory processing system. Results from Berard AIT practitioners around the world document when the Berard protocol is used, in conjunction with Berard equipment, positive results are achieved. 1:1 supervision at all times October, November, December 2013
Oconomowoc/Milwaukee areas 20 sessions in10 days, 2 per day, cost based on location In Oconomowoc or at your home within a 35 mile radius - Terrie Silverman link email 262 569 7828

Bridges to Adulthood: Developing Lives of Dignity & Quality in the Community Variety of breakout sessions including: iPads & other assistive technology; sensory differences;a special strand for law enforcement which will cover wandering & much more!
Oct 11-12 Pewaukee $100-$200 Country Springs Hotel - Susan Hoepfner link email 414-988-1260

All Kids Can Succeed: Effective Interventions for Behavioral & Social Challenges - This workshop describes how to handle meltdowns & design effective behavior plans to prevent these moments & reduce frustration & anxiety. The second part of the presentation details strategies to motivate students to learn, ways to teach social skills, how to generalize skills into the natural setting & increase acceptance & tolerance from peers.

 

Oct 16 Kimberly
8a-3:30p, $120-$150 Liberty Hall Banquet & Conference Center, 800 Eisenhower Drive - Kelly link email 920-558-4602


PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is used to rapidly teach communication skills to those with limited functional speech. PECS promotes communication within a social context, without lengthy
prerequisite training.
Nov 7 & 8 2013 Eau Claire 8a-4p $395/$295 - Dave link email 302-368-2515

Holiday Party with the Milwaukee Symphony - Join us for a concert for children with developmental
disabilities & their families featuring favorite holiday music. Followed by refreshments, gifts & a visit with Santa. Free & open to the Community, Alexian Village Pavilion building. Please register by phone or through our website so we know how many children to expect (each child gets a gift).
Dec 15 2013 Milwaukee 11a Free 9525 N 76th St - Julie Quigley link email 414-427-9345


PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.

Sep 15-16 2014 Eau Claire Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

 








PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Nov 6-7 2014 Milwaukee Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

























































WYOMING

 
PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is used to rapidly teach communication skills to those with limited functional speech. PECS promotes communication within a social context, without lengthy prerequisite training. 
Oct 24 & 25 2013 Jackson Hole 8a-4p $395/$295 - Dave link email 302-368-2515
 

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Sep 8-9 2014 Casper Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email

PECS Level 1 Training: Basic - This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) & the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.
Sep 18-19 2014 Charleston Professional: $395 Parent: $295 - Dave Battista link email


















 



















ALBERTA - Canada




Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) Basic Training Oct. 17 & 18 2013 - This intensive 2-day training is designed to teach the theory of PECS & how to implement the 6 phases appropriately. Participants learn
 


through presenter demonstration, video examples & role-play opportunities & will leave with anunderstanding of how to implement PECS with individuals with autism, related developmental disabilities or limited communication skills. More info at pecs.com
Oct 17 & 18 2013 Fort McMurray 8:30-4:30/ $450 ($400 students) - Shelley Parkes link email 905 637 7327

Autism Awareness Centre Presents: - Judy Endow - Outsmarting Explosive Behaviour & Practical Solutions to Stabilize Students With Classic Autism & Leah Kuypers - The Zones of Regulation
Nov 15 & 16 2013 Calgary 8:45a-4:30p See Website for Pricing Delta Calgary South Hotel - 135 Southland Drive SE - Maureen Bennie link email 1-866-724-2224 or 403-640-2710 Fax: 403-451-9011

Sensory Integration Course- iLs- One Day Training in Edmonton, AB, on November 16th - This one-day course provides professionals with a complete overview of the neurology, practical application & customization, supporting research, & hands-on training to prepare you to utilize iLs in practice. We have seen tremendous developmental growth using iLs Lucy Jane Miller, PhD, OTR/L,author of Sensational Kids, Founder of Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation
Nov 16 2013 Edmonton 8:30-5:30; call or email for discounted registrations - Sharon Cacciato link email 303-962-2519

 

 



























BRIT COLUMBIA - Canada
Transforming Parent-Child Interaction with Positive Behavior Support - Presented by Joe Lucyshyn, Ph.D. Participants will develop a basic understanding to how to analyze problematic behaviors for children with special needs within the family environment & how to develop a plan to address these behaviors. Emphasis is on developing a collaborative parent-professional partnership to improve family routines.
Oct 4-5 2013 Kamloops $150 early bird for parents Coast Hotel Kamloops - ACT- Autism

 
 
Community Training link email 6042055467

Introduction to Positive Behavior Support for Children with ASD & other Developmental Disabilities - Presented by Dianna Yip, M.Ed., BCBA Please note: this presentation is in Cantonese Parents & main caregivers will be
empowered to use practical strategies of PBS to prevent & change problematic behaviors in children with ASD & other developmental disabilities.
Oct 4 2013 Vancouver $100 early bird for parents SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St - ACT- Autism Community Training link email 6045692442

Teaching Individuals with ASD about Sexuality : An Introduction for School Teams & Parents - Presented by Joy Becker, RN, BSN Designed to give parents, caregivers, & professionals a foundation for teaching individuals with ASD and/or other special needs about sexuality & the information children need at various states of their development.
Oct 19 2013 Terrace $100 early bird for parents Best Western Plus - ACT- Autism Community Training link email 6042055467

Changing the Course of Autism 2013. Whether you are a parent, educator, medical professional,
researcher or individual dedicated to improving the life of individuals with autism, you will not want to miss this 2-day conference/ webcast. James Adams, Ph.D.,
 
 



 


Doreen Granpeesheh, Ph.D., Jim  Tanaka, Ph.D., Dave Humphrey, Esq, Lois Jean Brady SLP and more.
Oct 24 & 25 Sidney Mary Winspear Centre 2243 Beacon Ave. V8L 1W9
2 Day Pass $130 link email Laurie Mawlam 519.695.585

Functional Analysis & Treatment of Severe Behavior Disorders : Methods for Clinicians & Educators - Presented by Brian Iwata, Ph.D. Dr. Iwata will provide a comprehensive review of currently used techniques & will illustrate the assessment-treatment continuum with extensive use of handouts & case examples. The emphasis will be on translating research findings into practical applications.
Oct 25-26 2013 Vancouver $250 early bird rate for professionals SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St - ACT- Autism Community

Training link email 6045692442

The Science of Making Friends : Helping Socially Challenged Teens & Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders - Presented by: Elizabeth Laugeson, Ph.D. The UCLA Program for the Education &

 



Enrichment of Relationship Skills (PEERS) is a social skills training intervention for adolescents & young adults. It has an evidence-base for use with teens & young adults with ASD, but is also appropriate for those with ADHD, anxiety, depression, & other socio-emotional problems. This event will focus on parent roles.
Nov 1-2 2013 Vancouver $200 early bird for parents SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St - ACT- Autism Community Training link email 6045692442

Technology for Your Toolbox : Boardmaker & iPad - Presented by Brenda Fossett, Ph.D. This presentation provides an overview of technology & software applications that can facilitate communication & learning for children with autism & other developmental disabilities.
Nov 2 2013 Chilliwack $100 early bird for parents Coast Hotel Chilliwack - ACT- Autism Community Training link email

Sibshop Training : Building Community Support for Siblings of Children with Special Needs - Presented by Don Meyer, Director of the Sibling Support Project This is an opportunity to discuss the
feelings often experienced by brothers & sisters: peer issues, resentment, loss, & concerns about the future, & how to increase the unique strengths often demonstrated by siblings. Day 2 will focus on developing Sibshops across B.C. & has limited registration.
Nov 15-16 2013 Vancouver $100

 

 
per day early bird for parents SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St - ACT- Autism Community Training link email 6045692442

Autism Awareness Centre Presents: - Leah Kuypers, OT - The Zones of Regulation & Judy Endow - Outsmarting Explosive Behavior & Practical Solutions to Stabilize Students With Classic Autism
Feb 28-Mar 1 2014 Vancouver 8:45a-4:30p See website for pricing. Marriott Vancouver Airport Hotel, 7571 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC - Maureen Bennie link email 1-866-724-2224 or 403-640-2710




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NEW FOUNDLAND - Canada

Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) Advanced Training June 3 & 4 2013 - Your next step in PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System)! Fine tune your skills & expand your repertoire of advanced PECS activities. This 2-day workshop will teach you how to analyze common difficulties with PECS, generate solutions & incorporate communicative opportunities into all activities &

 
 


training strategies. This workshop is for those who have previously attended PECS Basic.
Jun 3 & 4 2013 St. John's 8:30-4:30/ $350 ($300 students) - Shelley Parkes link email 905 637 7327

Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) Basic Training June 5 & 6 2013 - This intensive 2-day training is designed to teach the theory of PECS & how to implement the 6 phases appropriately. Participants learn through presenter demonstration, video examples & role-play opportunities & will leave with an understanding of how to implement PECS with individuals with autism, related developmental disabilities or limited communication skills. More info at pecs.com
Jun 5 & 6 2013 St. John's 8:30-4:30/ $450 ($400 students) - Shelley Parkes link email 905 637 7327





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NW TERRITORIES - Canada

Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) Basic Training Oct. 14 & 15 2013 - This intensive 2-day training is designed to teach the theory of PECS & how to implement the 6 phases appropriately. Participants learn through presenter demonstration, video examples & role-play opportunities & will leave with an understanding of how to implement PECS with individuals with autism, related developmental disabilities or limited communication skills. More info at pecs.com
Oct 14 & 15 2013 Yellowknife 8:30-4:30/ $450 ($400 students) - Shelley Parkes link email 905 637 7327

 



























ONTARIO - Canada




Future Horizon's Toronto Autism/Asperger's Syndrome Conference - Raising Temple with Eustacia Cutler. Unwritten Rules of

 
 


Social Relationships with Sean Barron. Behavioral Intervention for Young Learners with Dr. Jim Ball. Dr. Ball is a a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who has been in the autism field for over twenty years.
Oct 4 Toronto 7a-4:30p; $70-160 Columbus Event Centre, 40 Playfair Avenue - Leah Rice link email 1-800-489-0727

Autism Awareness Centre Presents: - Judy Endow: Outsmarting Explosive Behavior & Practical

Solutions for Stabilizing Students & Dr. Andrew McDonnell: If You Can Keep Your Head While All About You are Losing Theirs (Kipling): Applying Low Arousal Approaches to Everyday Settings
Oct 24 & 25 2013 Ottawa 8:45a- 4:45p See website for pricing. National Gallery of Canada, 380 Sussex Drive - Maureen Bennie link email Toll Free: 1-866-724-2224 or 403-640-2710 Fax: 403-451-9011

Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) Basic Training Nov. 21 & 22 2013 - This intensive 2-day training is designed to teach the theory of PECS & how to implement the 6 phases appropriately. Participants learn through presenter demonstration, video examples & role-play opportunities & will leave with an understanding of how to implement PECS with individuals with autism, related developmental disabilities or limited communication skills. More info at pecs.com
Nov 21 & 22 2013 Sudbury 8:30-4:30/ $450 ($400 students) - Shelley Parkes link email 905 637 7327


 

 



Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) Basic Training Dec. 3 & 4 2013 - This intensive 2-day training is designed to teach the theory of PECS & how to implement the 6 phases appropriately. Participants learn through presenter demonstration, video examples & role-play opportunities & will leave with an understanding of how to implement PECS with individuals with autism, related developmental disabilities or limited

communication skills. More info at pecs.com
Dec 3 & 4 2013 Hamilton 8:30-4:30/ $450 ($400 students) - Shelley Parkes link email 905 637 7327


17th Annual Zareinu Moveathon - Join us on Sunday, June 8 2014 Downsview Park transforms into the place to be. Start off the day with a 5 km or 10 km Run, our NEW 5 km or 10 km Kangoo Run, take part in a 20 km Bike Ride, stroll 2 km around the grounds or just stop by to be part of the Festival action including: our largest food court, a midway including lots of rides & games & lots of other great entertainment!
Jun 8 2014 Toronto 11a-6p, free admission Downsview Park, 35 Carl Hall Rd - Renat link email 416-661-1800 Ext 228

 
























PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND - Canada


 Exchange Communication System (PECS) Basic Training Oct. 3 & 4 2013 - This intensive 2-day training is designed to teach 
theory of PECS & how to implement the 6 phases appropriately. Participants learn through presenter demonstration, video examples & role-play opportunities & will leave with an understanding of how to implement PECS with individuals with autism, related developmental disabilities or limited communication skills. More info at pecs.com
Oct 3 & 4 2013 Charlottetown 8:30-4:30/ $450 ($400 students) - Shelley Parkes
link email 905 637 7327
 
























SASKATCHEWAN - Canada

Autism Awareness Centre Presents: - Brenda Smith Myles - Simple Strategies That Work: Creating Life Success for Individuals with ASD & Leah Kuypers - The Zones of Regulation
Oct 18 & 19 2013 Saskatoon 8:45a-4:30p See Website for Pricing TCU Place - 35 - 22 Street East, - Maureen Bennie link email 1-866-724-2224 or 403-640-2710 Fax: 403-451-9011

Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) Basic Training Nov. 11 & 12 2013 - This intensive 2-day training is designed to teach the theory of PECS & how to implement the 6 phases

appropriately. Participants learn
 



through presenter demonstration, video examples & role-play opportunities & will leave with an understanding of how to implement PECS with individuals with autism, related developmental disabilities or limited communication skills. More info at pecs.com
Nov 11 & 12 2013 Saskatoon 8:30-4:30/ $450 ($400 students) - Shelley Parkes link email 905 637 7327





Poland

World Autism Summit - We will be discussing the most common underlying issues that contribute to Autism, Aspergers, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, AD(H)D, neuro-developmental learning & behavioral issues. Our speakers come from different countries & are specialized in the biomedical treatment of children in the Autism Spectrum.
Oct 19-Oct 20 Warsaw 9a to 5:30p / US$ 65 Early Bird-Ends Sep. 30th Uniwersytet Warszawski Wydzial Biologii - Ul. Miecznikowa 1 (Ochota) - Wil Castillo link email 1-913-341-8949





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