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AUGUST 2004   WESTERN U.S.

August 2, 2004          v.a                 Vol. 8 No. 126w

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FREE CALENDAR
LISTINGS HERE
www.sarnet.org/frm/cal-frm.htm  

ON THE NET /
EVERYWHERE
Internet Parent Support Chat - Topics in our discussions may include: Parenting, tips and ideas' for routines, Potty training, preschool issues, and IEP. "Seeking" information for Early Intervention, Speech and Occupational Therapies, Applied Behavioral Analysis, and Auditory Intervention Therapy (AIT) which includes: Listening Therapy, Also a dietary intervention chat that includes the Gluten Free, Casein Free, Feingold and exploring the
SCD dietary intervention.
 
Every Week No Cost  Marian Helmick  216-663-1453
hometown.aol.com/parentschat/
homepage.html
DMHelmick1@wmconnect.com

On line ABA course for care givers has added an online aba course for caregivers and professionals who want to learn some of the basics of aba. http://www.aba4autism.com
webmaster@aba4autism.com
Sexuality Education Overview - In this free online multimedia presentation, Dr. Peter Gerhardt introduces the challenges, approaches, and resources regarding Sexuality for families with a (soon-to-be) teenager or adult child with autism. Made possible by
a Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation grant to Princeton Autism Technology to make helpful distance learning resources available for underserved families.
Jun thru Dec Online Anytime - Free
Mark at TalkAutism  888-355-7161 www.dougflutiejrfoundation.org  Autism Resources / VirtualSpeaker
mark@talkautism.com

CALIFORNIA

ONGOING EVENTS
Davis Area Asperger’s Support Grp
Davis 4th Wed 7-9pm — Call for  
location. Robin Dewey 530-753-8649 rdd1122@aoLcorn
DeDe Douglass 530-759-8817

Elk Grove Parents Autism Resource Group
Elk Grove 1st Sun 1-3pm -The Blue Moon Café. 9105 Bruceville Road,
Connie Ajay 916-683-5652 or belts@aoI.com

FEAT Board of Directors Meeting
Sacramento First Mon 7:30 pm -- Arden-Dimick Library.591 Watt Avenue, (corner of Northrup Ave.) Library Meeting Room

Sacramento Area Asperger’s Support Group
Sacramento 2nd Tue 7-9pm Lawrence I Ellison Ambulatory Care Center 4860 Y Street,  Room 30158
Sue Owens 530- 666-0246 or Lynne Weissman 916- 682-1740

Alta california Regional Center, Family Advisory Committee
Discusses issues affecting obtaining services from Alta: open to all family members and other concerned individuals
Sacramento 2nd Wed 6:30 - 8:30 pm — Alta California Regional Center 2135 Butano Drive, Brenda Smith Conference Room

FEAT Family Resource Meeting
Sacramento 3rd Wed 7- 9pm — IJC Davis MIND. Institute
2525 50th Street,
Karlin Merwin 916-744-1040 Inland Empire Autism Society of America,
   
Riverside Area Support  Group Meeting. Our mission is to promore lifelong access and oppertunities for persons within the autism spectrum and their families, through education, advocacy, the promotion of research and increased public awareness, to be fully included, participating members of their communities.
Riverside last Thu
6:30- 9:00pm, free RCOE Conference Center, 3939 Thirteenth  
 Street Christine Little 909-781-8464
christinelittle@sbcglobal.net

Roseville ASK (Autism Spectrum Kids), Roseville School District
Discusses issues of interest to parents and teachers
Roseville 2nd Thu 6:30 - 5:30 pm  Stanger Elementary School
699 Shasta Street
Tasha Wilson 916- 754-3859 - twi/son@surewestfletorDiane Faus 916-782-2231 dfaus@surewest.net

Talk About Curing Autism of Visalia“ Working with the Regional Center: Your Rights Under the Lanterman Act” by Kay Spencer, Advocate, & Enid Perez, Attorney, Office of Client Rights Advocacy
Visalia  3rd Wed  6:30-8:30pm free Visalia United Methodist Church, 5W. Caldwell (at Akers) Lynne Arnold tacanow.com lsarnold@earthlink.net 559-592-4626

ONE TIME EVENTS

Special Education Coalition of Marin (SpEdCOM) Ready,Set,Go: Are you prepped for another school year?
Aug 5 Tiburon 6:30pm-8:30pm 662 Hilary DrValerie Montague spedcom@comcast.net 415-789-5691

Special Needs Trust Seminar
Estate-planning attorney Stephen
Dale explains special-needs trusts, which allow persons with disabilities to benefit from inheritance, or litigation settlement, without losing crucial public benefits.
Aug 7 Walnut Creek10am-12pm; no charge. 1670 Riviera Avenue, Suite 101 Ms. Bahar Tabatabai
www.achievingindependence.com
bahar@dalelawfirm.com
925-280-0172 Ext 10

Summer Workshop in Social Skills for AS/HFA preteens This summer workshop is designed for preteens (roughly ages 10-13- with a diagnosis of Aspergers or High Functioning Autism. After an initial meeting with the parent(s) & the
child, six 90-minute group sessions will follow. The social skills training is strongly based on principles & ideas of Tony Attwood & Jeanette McAfee.
Aug 9 - Aug 20 Santa Rosa M,T,F 10:30-noon $200 (for 6 groups session & initial parent child meeting) 1101 College Avenue Stephanie McGlynn, MFTI www.sonoma-county-
counseling.com info@sonoma-county-
counseling.com 707-566-0296

M.I.N.D. Summer Institute on Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Speakers: Grace Baranek (Keynote), Robert Hendren, Diane Twachtman-Cullen, Deborah Hayden, Laura Schreibman, Marci Hanson, Pat Mirenda, Judy Reaven, Beth Goodlin-Jones/Marjorie Solomon, Jennifer Lotery, Meryl
Lipton, Sally Rogers, Alex Campbell, Beth Samuelson, Frank Wood, Mary Jane T. Pearson (Keynote), Randi Hagerman, Sally Ozonoff, Diane Parham, Mark Wolery, Peter Gerhardt, Blythe Corbett, Marcia Braden, Catherine Christo, Glen Gelfenbein, Cynthia Winn, Kaary Ogard
Aug 12 - 13 Sacramento
California State University
http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/
mindinstitute/html/events/
summer_institute.html

TACA Costa Mesa - Education & Support Meeting Presenting Parent Roundtable A discussion by parents who have children who have or about to lose the Autism Spectrum
Disorder diagnosis. By popular demand, this discussion will
provide a brief overview of before the childs diagnosis, at diagnosis, interventions used & lessons learned.
Aug 14 Costa Mesa 1pm - 4pm - Free Vineyard Newport Church/Christian Fellowship 102 East Baker Lisa Ackerman www.tacanow.com tacanow@cox.net

Teaching Children with Language Delays. Including behavioral teaching strategies, teaching each verbal operant with video review/ analysis, sample procedure/data sheets, and role plays, and natural environment training. Behavior
Analysts, Inc. staff including ABLLS presentation by Dr. Jim Partington
Aug 17 - 20 Concord 9 - 4, $450; 10% discount for groups of 3 or more participants Centre of Concord, Laurie Winkler  925-210-9370 x 100 or winkler@behavioranalysts.com

Special Meets Trust Seminar
Estate-planning attorney Stephen Dale explains special-needs trusts, which allow persons with disabilities to benefit from inheritance, or litigation settlement, without losing crucial public benefits.
Aug 21 San Francisco 10am-12pm;
no charge. Conference room, 1500 Howard Street  Ms. Bahar Tabatabai
www.achievingindependence.com
bahar@dalelawfirm.com
925-280-0172 Ext 10

Workshop: Planning Your Child's Future: The IEP Please join us for a complimentary seminar offered exclusively for members of the Down Syndrome Association. The workshop, hosted by Woodsmall & Petrovich, LLP will offer strategies & suggestions for a successful IEP. Due to limited seating, we are offering two workshop dates. The first in Aug & the second in Oct in Culver City.
Aug 21 Pasadena 10am-2pm Free Lake Avenue Congregational 393 North Lake Avenue, Pasadena Eva  ewoodsmall@yahoo.com 310.248.4922

Special Needs Trust Seminar
Estate-planning attorney Stephen  Dale explains special-needs trusts,
which allow persons with disabilities to benefit from inheritance, or litigation settlement, without losing crucial public benefits.
Aug 25 San Francisco 7pm-9pm.; no charge San Francisco
Conference room, 1500 Howard Street Ms. Bahar Tabatabai
www.achievingindependence.com
bahar@dalelawfirm.com
925-280-0172 Ext 10

Special Education Coalition of Marin (SpEdCOM) Got Behaviors? Hilary Baldi of BIA & Andrew Bailey of Anova will hold a Q&A for parents of children with exceptional needs.
Sept 2 Tiburon 6:30pm-8:30pm 662 Hilary DrValerie Montague
spedcom@comcast.net 415-789-5691

Special Needs Trust Seminar
Estate-planning attorney Stephen Dale explains special-needs trusts, which allow persons with disabilities to benefit from inheritance, or litigation settlement, without losing crucial public benefits
Sep 11 Walnut Creek 10am-12pm; no charge  1670 Riviera Avenue, Suite 101 Ms. Bahar Tabatabai
www.achievingindependence.com
bahar@dalelawfirm.com
925-280-0172 Ext 10

Limited Conservatorship Seminar
Estate-planning attorney Stephen
Dale explains limited conservatorship, a legal proceeding appropriate only when necessary to protect the well being of an individual with a developmental disability, and designed to help develop that individual's maximum self-reliance and independence. Steve will also explain alternatives to limited conservatorship.
Sep 11 Walnut Creek 1pm-3pm; no charge  1670 Riviera Avenue, Suite 101 Ms. Bahar Tabatabai
www.achievingindependence.com
bahar@dalelawfirm.com
925-280-0172 Ext 10

TACA Costa Mesa - Education & Support Meeting Presenting IEP's For Beginners Only - Want to know what an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) is? How the process works & some sage advice for beginners by Parents Who Know? Please attend.
Sept 11 Costa Mesa 1pm - 4pm - Free Vineyard Newport Church/Christian Fellowship 102 East Baker Lisa Ackerman www.tacanow.com tacanow@cox.net
"Dramautism" acting classes for children with high-functioning  autism or Asperger's Syndrome. 12-week session begins in Sept..  Theatre games, costumes, karaoke, set design, puppets, social skills, music, character development, improv, plus a show.  Taught by Debra Clark, mother of 2 autistic sons and children's theatre   
producer, and Patricia Keating, a LAUSD special ed teacher with a master's in theatre.
Sep 12-Nov 28 Studio City Sundays, 4pm to 5pm, $35 per class. CBS Television Studios 818-360-7125
Debra Clark dclark0704@yahoo.com

Creative Differences Art Show
Calling All Artists! Looking for people of all ages who are on the autism spectrum. Putting on a unique exhibit and looking for artist to submit 1 to 3 pieces of art work . Your art is created on Paper or Canvas only using paint (oils, tempra, watercolor) crayons, pencils of all kind, charcoal or pastels. Framed or unframed ok. All art work must be received before Jul 31
Sep through Oct Napa no cost
Susan Segal Wood
seglfoto@napanet.net
707-480-3280

Future Horizons Autism/Asperger’s with Temple Grandin
Sep 16 - 17 Concord
www.futurehorizons-autism.com/
conferences.asp

Soma and Tito Mukhopadhyay and the Rapid Prompting Method (RPM)
Save the Dates! Sept 18 and Oct  14-16 Full-day conference featuring Soma and Tito Mukhopadhyay and the Rapid Prompting Method (RPM) will take place on Sept 18 in San  Digo (open to all). Individual RPM workshop sessions with Soma will still take place Oct 14 - 16 with the
possibility for a limited number of participants and observers.
These events are sponsored by The San Diego Chapter of the ASA, and HALO. More information and details will be posted by the end of Jun.
Sep 18 San Diego Chantal Sicile-Kira csicilek@pacbell.net

Berard Professional AIT Training Seminar. Training for qualified professionals interested in becoming Berard AIT Practitioners. Seminar conducted by Berard Instructor Sally Brockett
Sep 19-22 Thousand Oaks9am-4pm
Sally Brockett
www.IdeaTrainingCenter.com
ideasb@cshore.com 203-234-7401

Special Meets Trust Seminar
Estate-planning attorney Stephen  Dale explains special-needs trusts, which allow persons with disabilities to benefit from inheritance, or litigation settlement, without losing crucial public benefits.
Sep 25 San Francisco
10am-12pm; no charge Conference room, 1500 Howard Street
Ms. Bahar Tabatabai
www.achievingindependence.com
bahar@dalelawfirm.com
925-280-0172 Ext 10

TACA Family Picnic & Fundraiser TACA helpers are having their first annual picnic! Please consider joining us! Here are the details: Free. Activities: Gluten free / casein
free BBQ with chicken & beef burgers with buns. Other snacks,
drinks, sides will also be provided. Bubbles. Two train bouncers Face painting Traditional games Play with your TACA friends! Additional Activities (for an additional fee): Train rides for an additional $2 per person Zoo $1 per person, Pony Rides $3 per
Sept 25 Orange 10am-2pm - $5 per person for all over the age of 3 Irvine Regional Park 1 Irvine Park Rd Orange, CA 92869 Lisa Ackerman www.tacanow.com tacanow@cox.net

The Morgan Center Autism Conference The Morgan Center with the support of Santa Clara University Special Education and the MIND Institute will be hosting a one-day conference to update the community on most recent research the  long term challenges when a child
diagnosed with autism becomes and adult. Dr. Temple Grandin one of the most noted high functioning individuals with autism will speak.
Sep 25  Santa Clara 830am-5pm pre reg $95,$85 by Sep 10. Santa
Clara University  Adele Forbes
www.morgancenter.org
adeleforbes@morgancenter.org
408-241-8161

Limited Conservatorship Seminar
Estate-planning attorney Stephen Dale explains limited conservatorship, a legal proceeding appropriate only when necessary to
protect the well being of an individ- ual with a developmental disability, and designed to help develop that individual's maximum self-reliance
and independence. Steve will also explain alternatives to limited conservatorship.
Sep 25 San Francisco 1pm-3pm; no charge  Conference Room, 1500 Howard Street  Ms. Bahar Tabatabai
www.achievingindependence.com
bahar@dalelawfirm.com
925-280-0172 Ext 10   

The DAN! Autism Is Treatable Conf.
Internationally recognized expert speakers offering physician and nurse training, Parent panels.
Oct 1, 2 3,  Los Angeles  Westin
Hotel. www.danconference.com
www.morgancenter.org
adeleforbes@morgancenter.org
408-241-8161
 
"Creative Abilities" Art Show I am looking for children or adults in Calif. with autism spectrum disorder
who are interested in submitting thier WORKS OF ART for an ART SHOW. All proceedes of art sold at the show will go to the artist. For California residents only.
Sept/Oct Napa Salon-Gallery Autism/Asperger's 2004 CEUs for
ASHA & APA Tony Attwood, PhD Offers the 2nd in his Asperger's Workshop series going in depth on"Behavior & Anger Management, Challenges of Adolescence, Pre-Teen & Teens, and New Perspectives on Turning Special Interests into Positives" 8am -4:30pm
Oct 10 Sacramento Prof.$135
(group rate Prof $115- Student/ Family Member $110 (Fam. group rate $95) Person w/ ASD $75 Please see web site for up-dates.  Future Horizons 800-489-0727
www.FutureHorizons-autism.com
info@FutureHorizons-autism.com

2004 Fall Conference. Learning Disabilities: Finding Solutions
Oct 14-16 Orange County Ontario Airport Marriott Hotel Louise
Fundenberg, 949-673-5981  www.ldaca.org

Soma and Tito Mukhopadhyay and the Rapid Prompting Method (RPM)
Save the Dates! Sept 18 and Oct 14-16 Full-day conference featuring Soma and Tito Mukhopadhyay and the Rapid Prompting Method (RPM)
will take place on Sept 18 in San Digo (open to all). Individual RPM workshop sessions with Soma will still take place Oct 14 - 16 with the possibility for a limited number of participants and observers.
These events are sponsored by The San Diego Chapter of the ASA, and HALO. More information and details will be posted by the end of Jun.
Oct 14 - 16 San Diego Chantal Sicile-Kira csicilek@pacbell.net

Day 2: The Nuts & Bolts of Running Social Thinking Programs Michelle Winner, SLP, internationally recognized speaker, author of 2 books, a video & a DVD. This workshop was designed to provide more practical understanding of educational approaches that can be used with this population.
Oct 21 San Jose 9am-4pm $110
Prof/$95 Family 1290 Ridder Park Dr./ Santa Clara County Office of Ed. Benjamin Mika www.socialthinking.com bmika@pacbell.net 408-557-8579

Understanding Social Cognitive Deficits Across the School & Home Day Michelle Winner, SLP,  begin the assessment process.
Oct 20 San Jose 9am-4pm $110
Prof/$95 Family 1290 Ridder Park Dr./Santa Clara County Office of Ed. Benjamin Mika
www.socialthinking.com bmika@pacbell.net 408-557-8579

Autism/Asperger's 2004 CEUs for ASHA & APA Tony Attwood, PhD 2nd in series on Asperger's"Behavior & Anger Management, Challenges of Adolescence, Pre-Teen & Teens, New perspectives on How to Make Special Interests a Positive." Jeanie McAfee, MD and Gang "Navigating the Social World" with demonstration skits.
Oct 26-27 Monterey 8am -4:30pm Please see web site for  pricing
to be determined Please see web site for up-dates. Future Horizons
info@FutureHorizons-autism.com
800-489-0727

TACA Costa Mesa - New Parents Seminar - Goals of the Seminar:  
After receiving the diagnosis of autism for a beloved child (or children), parents typically struggle as they search through various resources to locate information needed to help their child the fastest. The goal of the one-day New Parent Orientation is to provide parents & caretakers the jump start
they need at the beginning of their journey from parents who have been there, done that.
Oct 30 Costa Mesa 9:30am- 4pm - $28 per person Vineyard Newport Church/Christian Fellowship 102 East Baker Lisa Ackerman www.tacanow.com tacanow@cox.net

H. H. Fudenberg, M.D. DDG, IOM speaking at the Annual meeting of AMER. ASSN. ADVANCEMENT of Med. Our oral chelation formula costs $50/month.  Toxic metals, as measured in red cells, are back to normal within 6 months.
Nov 19-21 San Diego  
nitrf@hotmail.com

Special Needs Trust Seminar Estate-planning attorney Stephen Dale explains special-needs trusts, which allow persons with disabilities to benefit from inheritance, or litigation settlement, without losing crucial public benefits.
Dec 4 & Jan 8  Walnut Creek 10am-12pm; no charge 1670 Riviera Avenue, Suite 101 Ms. Bahar Tabatabai www.achievingindependence.com bahar@dalelawfirm.com 925-280-0172 Ext 10

Special Needs Trust Seminar  Estate-planning attorney Stephen Dale explains special-needs trusts, which allow persons with disabilities to benefit from inheritance, or litigation settlement, without losing crucial public benefits.
Dec 11 San Francisco 10am-12pm; no charge Conference room, 1500 Howard Street Ms. Bahar Tabatabai  
www.achievingindependence.com bahar@dalelawfirm.com 925-280-0172 Ext 10

Special Needs Trust Seminar  Estate-planning attorney Stephen Dale explains special-needs trusts, which allow persons with disabilities to benefit from inheritance, or litigation settlement, without losing crucial public benefits.
Jan 22 San Francisco 10am-12pm, no charge 1500 Howard Street, conference room Ms. Bahar Tabatabai  925-280-0172 ext 10 www.achievingindependence.com  bahar@dalelawfirm.com

Day 3: Thinking About You Thinking About Me Michelle Winner, SLP, internationally recognized speaker, author of 2 books, a video & DVD. This workshop day is an exploration of what it means to be able to "take perspective" & how a deficit in this area impacts students heavily in every environment in which they participate.
Feb 23 San Jose 9am-4pm $110 Prof/$95 Family 1290 Ridder Park Dr/ Santa Clara County Office of Edu. Benjamin Mika www.socialthinking.com bmika@pacbell.net 408-557-8579

Day 4: Organizing Organization Michelle Winner, SLP, internationally recognized speaker, author of 2 books, a video, & a DVD. This workshop will work with the audience to go through a number of tasks to explore the underlying organizational processes
that students are expected to discover to succeed across their home & school day.
Feb 24 San Jose 9am-4pm $110 Prof/$95 Family 1290 Ridder Park  Dr./ Santa Clara County Office of Edu. Benjamin Mika www.socialthinking.com bmika@pacbell.net 408-557-8579

"A Night of Caring" FEAT fundraiser
dinner auction
Apr 23 Sacramento .  Volunteers needed.  744-1040


COLORADO

ONGOING MONTHLY MEETINGS

Colorado ASA
Adams County Support Group
Adams County 3rd weds 6:30pm
Stephanie Or Jeff AT
303 568-3739

ONE TIME EVENTS

Seeking Answers - By the Autism Society of Colorado Most comprehensive local resource fair under one roof.Treatment options & services available from providers.
Aug 28 Denver  9am-1pm
Turnhalle room in the Tivoli student
union Laura Marrs 303 986-8634
themarrs5@juno.com

Autism Society of Boulder County's Annual Pathways to the Future Conference 720 272 8231
Sep 18 Boulder  asbc@mho.com
 
 
HAWAII
Autism/Asperger's 2004 with Dr. Tony Attwood!  Dr. Tony Attwood - world's expert on Asperger's Syndrome from Australia.
Dec 6-7 Honolulu
www.FutureHorizons-autism.com
info@FutureHorizons-autism.com
800-489-0727 or 817-277-0727


IDAHO
Dr. Barry Prizant presents: Autism Spectrum Disorders Using the Model for Enhancing Communicative and Sociomotional Competence for Early Intervention to the Early School Years.  Professionals and parents will learn to:  Enhance spontaneous language and communication, and relationships in everyday social activities.  Prevent problem behaviors and promote learning by supporting emotional regulation throughout the day.
Nov 8-9 Boise 7:30am - 4:30pm The Doubletree Hotel Boise-Riverside, 2900 Chinden Boulevard, Boise, ID 83714. 208.343.1871
Janet Balletto www.barryprizant.com
janetballetto@cox.net 401.732.6335


NEVADA
Autism/Asperger's 2004 CEUs for ASHA & APA Tony Attwood, PhD 3rd in his Workshop series on
Asperger's. Barbara Doyle  & Emily Iland "Autism  Spectrum Disorders A to Z" Mary Wrobel "Self Care, Puberty & Personal Safety" Sean Barron "Autism from the Inside Out" 8am -4:30pm each day.
Jul 29-30 Las Vegas Please see web site for pricing & up-dates. Future Horizons 800-489-0727
www.FutureHorizons-autism.com
info@FutureHorizons-autism.com

FEAT of the Carson Valley Fundraiser. An Evening of Jazz at Buffalo Creek: A charity BBQ & Silent Auction to benefit children with Autism . 775 782-4138
Aug. 14th Genoa 5pm $25
Buffalo Creek Ranch Wendi Fauria
WFauria@metalast.com
 

OREGON
Verbal Behavior Workshop Presented by Steve Ward, BCBA and Teresa Grimes, BCBA Maximizing Communication for Children with Autism - Basic Behavioral Principles and more. Limited to the first 30 parents and professionals that register because of the unique format allows for hands on training.
July 23 & 24 Tualatin $250
Meridian Park Hospital Education Building www.feator.org/

Asperger's 2004 with Dr. Tony Attwood! Dr. Tony Attwood - world's expert on Asperger's Syndrome from Australia along with Dr Jeannie McAfee on Navigating the   
 Social World.
Oct 9-10 Portland www.FutureHorizons-autism.com
info@FutureHorizons-autism.com
800-489-0727 or 817-277-0727


TEXAS
 
ONGOING MONTHLY MEETINGS
BY CITY / AREA

Bay Area Com. Resource Meetings
Bay Area 3rd Thu 8:30am
Bay Area United Way Service Center 281-282-6038

Easter Seals of Greater Dallas-Massage Class for Special Needs Children
Carrollton 3rd Wed 10-11:30am Trinity Center Lisa 972-394-8900 jgray@easterseals.com

ASA, Texas Gulf Coast Chapter.  
Clear Lake 2nd Tue except Dec. 7-9 p.m.  United Way Bldg. 1300-A Bay Area Blvd. (at corner of Bay Area and Saturn) Kim Lindquist
www.asa-tgcc.org
kimbo77571@yahoo.com

The Autism Society of Collin County
Collin County 1st Tue, 3rd Mon -  Support/Networking - 7-9pm  
 214-925-2722

Denton County's Parents of Children  with Special Needs Amy Patrick - Director of Education for Partners Resource Network, Inc. Goal is to reach parents and work in conjunction with other support groups to help parents understand the Special Education State & Fed. Laws, participate fully in their child's educational decisions.
Dallas  Lake Dallas  2nd Thu 7p-9p & Last Saturday 9a-11a Lake Dallas Primary School Amy 940-726-6355  amysuepatrick@netscape.net Tami
940-321-9187  mopitup@coserv.net

Dallas Asperger Network for all PDD's - DANISH
Dallas Richardson 4th Thu.
merinance4@aol.com

The Autism Society of Greater Tarrant County
Fort Worth 3rd Tue www.asgtc.org/
Child Study Center  6:30pm

Houston Parent Information Network
Houston 1st Thu at the Children's Museum 12 noon
713-926-2580 or 713-661-5511

FEAT-Houston, Inc.
Houston  2nd Thu of odd numbered mos. 7-9pm 281-348-7067 www.feathouston.org

Parents Educating Parents
Houston 1st Tue 9:30am
3rd Tue 11:30-1:30pm
 281-362-1918 or 281-363-3619

Greater Houston Chapter of ASA
Houston 2nd Saturday 9:30am 713-513-7575

PDD/IDA
Houston 4th Tue except in Dec - 7pm Gina 713-660-0944  www.hounet.com/autism
 
Collin County Autism Society
Plano 1st Tue 214-925-2722

Teen Social Skills Pre-teens & teens learn together according to developmental, mental, emotional, & intellectual levels with professional/trained moderators. Books used "Navigating the Social World" by Dr. McAffee &
"Connections" by Steven Gutstein. Social outings are planned to practice skills in various settings. Parents are very involved.  
Richardson every other Wed 6:45pm- 8pm Region 10 Center, (new) 400 Spring Valley Rd & Abrams St. Darla Golden in process wylie.bob@verizon.net 972-429-4606

ONE TIME EVENTS

Advanced Autism Seminar Speech and Language Early Childhood Intervention  from  birth - 3 Kathleen Fad 512 424-6813
Aug 4 -5 Abilene Joy Kataoka

Autism Workshop by Jesse Franco, director of Horizon Program at the Capitol School in Austin $50.
Aug 7 Gregory (San Patricio County) 9am - 4pm  Gateway Community Church, 202 E. Highway 35 Information: 361-643-0831.
361-643-0831

Texas Advocates Conference
Aug 6-8 San Antonio Airport Hilton Hotel Rona Statman,
rstatman@thearcoftexas.org
512-454-6694  800-252-9729

Brain Injury Association of TX: 22nd Annual State Conference, Various Presenters
Aug 14-15 Houston Margaret Struchen 713 383-5645

A Blended, Developmental Approach to Treating Autism/PDD
Early Childhood Intervention
Aug 25-26 Fort Worth
Joy Kataoka 512-424-6813

Parents as Case Managers
"Behavior Building" - Wm. F. Landers, PhD
Aug 27-28 Houston  9a-4p both days $75 Life Resource Center
12539 Cutten Road 77066
281-444-1781 Life Resource Center

Texas Advocates Conference
TxABA Autism SIG Workshop
Sep 4  Houston
www.feathouston.org

13th Annual Texas State Conference on Autism
Sep 9-11 Corpus Christi Omni Corpus Christi Hotel
361-225-4500

Siblings of PDD Texas Camp-Out
Siblings (age 12-14)of individuals with PDD/Autism are invited to join
Big Sky Farm in a fun Camp-Out experience designed to let siblingsmeet new friends who understand their personal connection to Autism and all the emotional trials attached to loving a person in the autism spectrum. Aseparate camp for attending parents will be provided to afford the sibs anonymity. Must have 8 reserved to hold camp-out.
Sep 18 - 19 Austin  $50 sibling $10 parent. Big Sky Farm, Rosanky
Katherine Ann Roe Sainz
www.bigskyfarm.4t.com 512-
791-0354 ksain001@waldenu.edu

Growing Language for Kids Part 1 in a 3 part series. FEAT-NT Presents... The RETURN of Kelle Wood, M.Ed.,
 
BCBA on how to capture and contrive the motivation to ask informational questions and then how to answer WH? questions. This is THE beginning bridge to conversation. Kelle will be using the ABLLS as a curriculum guide along with Skinner's Verbal Behavior (1957). Presentation to include: lecture, handouts, and video clips.
Sep 25 Colleyville Healthy Approach Market 5100 Highway 121 817-399-9100
www.featnt.org/info/events/

Taking Joy to the World:
a disability conference helping
Churches help families. Sixty families touched by disability are now enjoying church participation here. $85 by June 1, $110 by July 15, $150 after July 15
Child care will not be provided
Sep 26-27 Tomball Graceview Baptist Church  281-351-4979 www.thejoyministry.org

Getting to the Heart of Autism Dr. Steve Gutstein illustrates the Relationship Development Intervention Program (RDI) via audience participation & intervention session videos. As he guides you through a new way of thinking, you will discover a path for how people on the autism spectrum can develop friendships, empathy, & the love of sharing their world with others.
Oct 15-16 Dallas 9am-4pm, $250 TBA Jared Houser www.rdiconnect.com  houser@rdiconnect.com 713-838-1362, Ext 115

 
Asperger's 2004 with Dr. Tony Attwood! Dr. Tony Attwood - world's expert on Asperger's Syndrome from Australia.
Oct 21-22 Austin
www.FutureHorizons-autism.com
info@FutureHorizons-autism.com
800-489-0727 or 817-277-0727

Autism and Oral Sensory Motor Deficits: Effective Interactive Language Techniques
Oct 22 - 23 Grapevine
www.eritherapyseminars.com

Autism & Asperger's 2004 with Dr. Temple Grandin and Dr. Lisa Lewis, author of Special Diets for Special Kids.
Oct 22  Houston
www.FutureHorizons-autism.com
info@FutureHorizons-autism.com
800-489-0727 or 817-277-0727

CASD International Autism Conference Environmental Awareness, Center for Excellence in Treating Autism, Garry Gordon,
M.D., D.O. RNA Research, Co-Founder of ACAM, David Steenblock, D.O., -Stem Cells Research in Autism, William Shaw, Ph.D., Director, Great Plains Laboratory, Inc., Kendal Stewart, M.D., Neuro-Sensory Treatment Specialist, Mary Ann Block, D.O., Biomedical Treatment, Charles Shidlofsky, O.D., Vision Therapy.
Nov 12-15 Austin 8am-6pm, $40-$280, CEU & CME Hilton Austin Airport, Group rate is $89 Kazuko Curtin www.casdweb.org kazuko@casdweb.org 512-565-4828

Getting to the Heart of Autism Dr. Steve Gutstein illustrates the Relationship Development Intervention Program (RDI) via audience participation & intervention session videos. As he guides you through a new way of thinking, you will discover a path for how people on the autism spectrum can develop friendships, empathy, & the love of sharing their world with others.
Dec 18-19 San Antonio 9am-4pm, Early Bird $225 by 11/4, Reg. $250, Late $275 after 11/25 TBA Jared Houser www.rdiconnect.com  houser@rdiconnect.com 713-838-1362, Ext 115

4-day Intensive Parent Seminar Join Dr's. Gutstein & Sheely for an exhilarating journey to unlock your child's potential. This dynamic husband-and-wife team guide you in a gentle, fun & systematic manner, as you learn to put together the Autism, Asperger's, &
PDD puzzle pieces & make a last- ing difference in your child's future.
Jan 31-Feb 3 Dallas 9am-4pm, $1950 TBA Tiffani Taylor www.rdiconnect.com  parents@rdiconnect.com 713-838-1362, Ext 108

WASHINGTON
Autism & Oral Sensory Motor Deficits
Aug 12 - 13  Seattle
www.eritherapyseminars.com

Autism Day 2004 - A Free day of fun and relaxation for families touched by autism. Ski-For All bikes, hayrides to the private river beach, catered home-cooked lunch on the porch by Sherm's BBQ (per plate donation)and more! Activiteis are spread out to curb the commotion for our sensitive guests. Handicapped parking available. Brought to you by Lifelight Books at www.lifelightbooks.com
Aug 14 Carnation zzz11am- 3pm Free event  Jubilee Farm Lynne Banki
Lymba@comcast.net 425 313 5752

Sensory Integration for Developmental Learning Disorders Autism and Dyspraxia
Oct 7 - 10 Seattle
www.eritherapyseminars.com

Asperger's Syndrome 2004 - Seattle Dr. Tony Attwood from Australia
Nov 30 Seattle
www.FutureHorizons-autism.com
info@FutureHorizons-autism.com

Day 3: Thinking About You Thinking About Me Michelle Winner,
SLP, internationally recognized speaker, author of 2 books, a video & DVD. This workshop day is an exploration of what it means to be able to "take perspective" & how a deficit in this area impacts students heavily in every environment in which they participate.
Dec 9 Seattle 9am-4pm $110 Prof/$95 Family 18560 1st Ave. NE/Shoreline, WA Shoreline Conf. Center Benjamin Mika www.socialthinking.com bmika@pacbell.net 408-557-8579

Day 4: Organizing Organization Michelle Winner, SLP, internation- ally recognized speaker, author of 2 books, a video, & a DVD. This workshop will work with the audience to go through a number of tasks to explore the underlying organizational processes that students are expected to discover to succeed across their home & school day.
Dec 10 Seattle 9am-4pm $110 Prof/$95 Family 18560 1st Ave NE/ Shoreline, WA 98155 Shoreline Conf. Center Benjamin Mika www.socialthinking.com bmika@pacbell.net 408-557-8579

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