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PUBLISHED BY THE SCHAFER AUTISM REPORT
The World's Widest Read Autism Calendar On or Off the Internet
    
AUGUST 2004   EASTERN U.S.
August 2, 2004       v.a                       Vol. 8 No. 126e

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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

Disability News and Views Radio Show with Monica Moshenko WXRL 1300 AM Radio Sundays 5-6 pm on Western New York's only "Family Radio" Station - WXRL 1300 AM Call 716-522-9185 for more information today! ~Limited sponsorships available Mark at TalkAutism
www.talkautism.org  888-355-7161
mark@talkautism.com

FLORIDA
Southwest Florida Walk F.A.R. for NAAR Kickoff Luncheon
Aug 19 Sarasota 12pm-1:30pm Free Holiday Inn Lakewood Ranch,
6231 Lake Osprey Dr Sharon & Elizabeth Boyd NAAR@mail2help.com 941-697-9772

Southwest Florida Walk F.A.R. for NAAR Kickoff Luncheon
Aug 21 Punta Gorda  12 noon - 1:30pm Free Best Western Waterfront, 300 Retta Esplanade Sharon & Elizabeth Boyd NAAR@mail2help.com 941-697-9772

Southwest Florida Walk F.A.R. for NAAR Kickoff Luncheon
Aug 25 Fort Myers  12 noon - 1:30pm Free Holiday Inn Select-Bell Tower, 13051 Bell Tower Dr Sharon & Elizabeth Boyd NAAR@mail2help.com 941-697-9772

Miami/Dade Walk F.A.R. for NAAR Kick-Off Luncheon
Aug 26 Key Biscayne 11:30am - 1:30pm Free. The Rusty Pelican, 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway
Contact: Jaclyn Merens
www.autismwalk.org  800-610-6227
naarsouthfl@naar.org

Palm Beach/Broward Walk F.A.R. for NAAR Kick-Off Luncheon  Free
Sep 1 Boca Raton 12 noon- 1:30pm Embassy Suites, 661 NW 53rd St. (Off Yamato Rd west of I-95) Contact: Jaclyn Merens 800-610-6227 www.autismwalk.org
naarsouthfl@naar.org

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 lasting difference in your child's future.
Mar 14-17 Orlando 9am-4pm, $1950 TBA Tiffani Taylor
www.rdiconnect.com  parents@rdiconnect.com 713-838-1362, Ext 108

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.
Nov 19-20 Orlando 9am-4pm, Early Bird $225 by 10/08, Reg. $250, Late $275 after 10/28 TBA Jared Houser www.rdiconnect.com  houser@rdiconnect.com 713-838-1362, Ext 115

GEORGIA
Sensory Learning Seminar- Atlanta, GA Come learn about Sensory Learning with the providers of Sensory Learning from Newnan, Georgia. You will here Parent Testimonials, All about the Sensory Learning Program & have an opportunity to ask questions. Hope to see you there!
Aug 3 Atlanta, 7-9pm FREE but RSVP Marriott Century Center Century Blvd, Atlanta, GA Shelly Grabe www.ictsonline.com  rsvp@ictsonline.com 770-683-8250

Autism Resource & Information Fair Walk Through Information Fair
Sept 18 Rome 2pm - 4pm EST - No Charge Oak Hill Church of Christ, 1500 Martha Berry Boulevard Christie Atkins CLMAtkins@aol.com 706.236.9572

IDAHO
Childhood Communication Seminars, the SCERTS Model - Dr. Barry Prizant presents: Autism Spectrum Disorders Using the SCERTS 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. Promote Parent-professional collab- oration in developing an education program that is functional and meaningful for a child and family
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
401.732.6335

ILLINOIS
Auditory Integration Training
Berard AIT is an appropriate therapy for individuals with auditory processing problems, sound sensitivities, language & other developmental delays and sensory issues.
Aug 9-18 Glenview Indiv. sessions to be scheduled -- $1200  Sharon K. Hurst, M.S. 888-248-0990
s.k.hurst@comcast.ne

Dr. Vince Carbone's Workshop #5: Teaching Verbal Behavior in a
Classroom Setting Conducted by Gina Zecchin, M.S.Ed., BCaBA & Kelle Wood, M.Ed., BCBA. 3-dayhands-on workshop for educators. To prepare educators to establish a classroom enviornment consistent with ABA principles that emphasizes the teaching of verbal behavior. The target audience for the workshop includes special education classroom teachers, teaching assistants, school administrators, psychologists, diagnosticians, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists and others.
Aug 25, 26 & 27 - Matteson 8:30am-pm Prairie State College,
    
    Matteson Area Center, 4821 South- wick Drive *CEUs/CPDUs available
www.icareinfo.org/Workshops/
workshops.html#MayWorkshop

2nd Annual Express Your Love - Ride For Autism. Let us all work together to raise awareness about how to Cure Autism Now. Join us and fellow motorcycle riders.  Express Your Love, Ride for Autism, and post ride party at JD Muggs Still -n- Grill in Addison, Illinois. At the very heart of our 100-mile motor- cycle ride mission is to raise much needed funding for increased efforts on behalf of autism research.
Sep 19   Addison 8:30am Wiilow Park. Wild Fire Harley- Davidson/ Buell  Express Your Love, Ride for Autism, & post ride party at JD Muggs Still -n- Grill diane
www.cureautismnow.org/
store/fronts/3876.jsp
rideforautism@yahoo.com

Lecture sponsored by NSSED When you love someone who has special needs, planning for that persons future can be an overwhelming task. Where do you begin?
Sep 21 Northfield 9:30am-11am -Free New Trier High School, 7 Happ Road, Northfield.

Childhood Communication Seminars, the SCERTS Model - Dr. Barry Prizant presents: Autism Spectrum Disorders Using the SCERTS Model. The SCERTS Model for Enhancing Communicative and Sociomotional Competence for  Early Intervention to the Early      
    
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School Years. Professionals & parents will learn to: Enhance spontaneous language & communication, and relationships in everyday social activities.
Sep 27-28 Jolliet 7:30am - 4:30pm
The Hilton Lisle/Naperville Corporate West Drive, Lisle 630-505-0900
Janet Balletto www.barryprizant.com
janetballetto@cox.net 401.732.6335

Nuts/Bolts for Setting Up an ABA Educational Program for Children with Autism. Tamara Kasper, BCaBA/SLP. Assisting parents and therapists in organizing and documenting treatment goals. Come prepared to revitalize your "program book", organize your treatment materials and learn effective and concise methods of  data collection and data display.
Sep 30 Matteson  8:30 am to 4:00 pm Prairie State College, Matteson Area Center, 4821 Southwick Drive *CEUs/CPDUs available
www.icareinfo.org/Workshops/
workshops.html#MayWorkshop

The Listening Program® (TLP) Authorized Provider Training a Music-Based Auditory Stimulation method that trains the brain to improve the auditory skills needed to effectively listen, learn, and communicate G. Alexander Doman and Sheila Allen, MA, OTR, BCP. Introduction to The Listening Program, Ear/Brain & Sensory Integ.
Oct 15-16 Chicago 8:30-5:30 $425 Early Bird discounts available! TBA Mandy Eyre 801-622-5676
www.advancedbrain.com
mandy@advancedbrain.com

INDIANA
Auditory Integration Training
Berard AIT is an appropriate therapy for individuals with auditoryprocessing problems, sound sensitivities, language & other develop. delays
Aug 11 - Aug. 20 South Bend
Indiv. sess. to be sched.-$1200 total fee Sharon K. Hurst, MS
s.k.hurst@comcast.net
888-248-0990

Christian concert autism benefit - Indianapolis ApologetiX - That Christian Parody band - concert Proceeds will benefit autistic & special needs children in the Plainfield/Mooresville areas.
Aug 15 Indianapolis
5pm $10 (6 + under FREE) Valley Mills Christian Church 5555 Kentucky Avenue Sharon Smith www.sharonsweb.com sharonsweb@indy.rr.com 317-839-9933

Asperger's 2004 with Dr. Tony Attwood! Dr. Tony Attwood - world's
expert on Asperger's Syndrome from Australia.
Oct 14 Fort Wayne
www.FutureHorizons-autism.com
800-489-0727 or 817-277-0727
info@FutureHorizons-autism.com

Children With Autism Who Have Apraxia of Speech. Techniques & procedures to maintain cooperation while assisting children to become verbal communicators.  Kaufman's hierarchy of shaping word approximations toward functional vocabulary and language will also be presented.  Tamara S. Kasper, MS, CCC/SLP and Nancy Kaufman, M.A., CCC/SLP (CEUs available).
Oct 15 Merrillville $169 / Group $149 (limited no. of discount  registrations for parents contact NSS-NRS for info.) Radisson Hotel, 800 East 81st Ave. Northern Speech Services, Inc.-National Rehabilitation Services www.nss-nrs.com info@nss-nrs.com 989-732-3866

"Racing Toward Answers in Autism: Latest in Biomedical Research." By the ASA and the Indiana Resource Center for Autism. Workshop #4: Teaching Verbal Behavior: Hands-on Training for Tutors &  Therapists - 3-day workshop is designed to provide tutors, therapists and parents who serve as their child’s primary therapist with guided practice in implementing the methods described in Dr. Carbone’s Introductory Verbal Behavior Workshop #1 - Workshop #5: Teaching Verbal Behavior In a Classroom Setting - a three-day hands-on workshop for educators.
Oct 22 - 23 Indianapolis
www.iidc.indiana.edu/irca

KENTUCKY
Third Annual Kentuckiana Childnren's Center Golden Conference Dr. Carol Phillips: The Chiropractic CranioSacral Connection & ASD Children Carol Stock-Kranowitz, M.A.: Sensory Processing Disorder in Young Children
Sep17 - Sep18 Louisville 8am - 4pm each day , COst Dr.'s $249 before Aug15, Therapists & Parents special rate see web site Galt House Hotel , www.galthouse.com jean elizabeth www.kentuckiana.org

    
    kentuckianachildrenscenter@
hotmail.com 1-866-KID-4KCC

Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) 2-Day Workshop Presented by Susan L. Peterson, Ph.D., BCBA
Sep 27 & 28 Louisville Holiday Inn - Louisville 1.3 ASHA CEUs
$375 prof. $235 parent/student
regis info:  www.pecs.com or call toll free 888-732-7462.  For general information, Sarah Moore  smoore@pecs.com or  302-368-2515.

LOUISIANA

ONGOING EVENTS

Acadian Society for Autistic Citizens Meeting - ASAC monthly meeting with speakers presenting on various topics.
Aug 3 Lafayette 1st Tues/Mo 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Shoney's Vickie Nettles 337-236-6658
vpar3auadv@cox-internet.com
www.lastateautism.org/acadian

MAINE
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.
Nov 4-5 Portland 8:30am-4pm, $250 Keeley The Katerer Banquet Center, 178 Warren Ave, Portland, ME 04103 Jared Houser www.rdiconnect.com  houser@rdiconnect.com 713-838-1362, Ext 115

MARYLAND
The State of NAAR Science Lecture with Dr. Eric London
Sep 26 Germantown 7pm Free Montgomery College, Germantown Campus, 21 Observatory Lane in Globe Hall Dale Glass dglass@naar.org 301-519-0770

Understanding Autism Conference
Temple Grandin - Thinking in Pictures Dr. Tom Powell - Loving Nick: A Father's perspective.
Oct 7 Rockville 9:30 -4 $65 ($50 by Aug 1) $25 Lunch with Dr. Powell
Universities at Shady Grove Conference Cent, 9630 Gudelsky Dr ChrisCurry www.familiestogether.org

MASSACHUSETTS

ONGOING EVENTS
Friends & Families of Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders. We are a group of parents, families &
friends looking to share ideas and experiences about raising, loving & caring for kids on the autism spectrum.
North Attleboro 3rd Fri/mo 8pm-10pm YMCA Children's Center, 300 Elmwood Ave. Cheryl Gaudino
www.geocities.com/fafofasdkids
/Autism.html
FaFofASDKids@yahoo.com

ONE TIME EVENTS

Auditory Integration Therapy, AIT Sharda Ramlackhan a parent of a child with autism has been Berard's AIT practitioner since 1992,- a Non-invasive technique designed to improve hypersensitive hearing, auditory processing difficulties, language dysfunction, attention & behavior disorders. AIT is a 10 days process. Seats are limited.
Aug 2 to 13  Lowell $1300  54

raiser for Autism Cymru.  Click here for more details. Calendar

    
    Jennifer Rd, Lowell, MA 01854 Sharda Ramlackhan These are two seperate dates for Lowell. Thanks www.autismusa.com shardaears@aol.com 508-397-3277

Greater Boston Walk FAR For NAAR Kick-Off Luncheon. Enjoy a free lunch and learn about The National Alliance For Autism Research and our signature walkathons. Free
Aug 4 Waltham - The Westin Hotel Kim Kniederst 888 627-6227
newengland@naar.org
www.autismwalk.org

New Dimensions In Medicine & Health. Multi Faceted, Scientifically Proven Nutritional RNA Based Program For Autism presented by Dr. Garry Gordon and Dr.Amy Yasko
Aug 14-15 Boston Sat, 8-10 & Sun, 8-4 / $300 early registration Boston
Marriott Boston Long Wharf, 296 State Street. Call 617.227.0800 for hotel info.  Nancy Guyon
autismanswer.com 928.472.4263
nguyon@gordonresearch.com

Auditory Integration Therapy, AIT Sharda Ramlackhan a parent of a child with autism has been Berard's AIT practitioner since 1992,- a Non-invasive technique designed to improve hypersensitive hearing, auditory processing difficulties, language dysfunction, attention & behavior disorders. AIT is a 10 days process. Seats are limited.
Aug 28 to Sep 6  Lowell $1300  54 Jennifer Rd, Lowell, MA 01854
    
Sharda Ramlackhan www.autismusa.com shardaears@aol.com 508-397-3277
The Hearts & Hands Walk for Autism & Family Fun Day All proceeds from the Walk will directly benefit people with autism, their families & the professionals who assist them, by funding free programs, services & trainings provided by Community Autism Resources of Fall River.
Sep11 Fall River 9:30am - 1:30pm, Free Bristol Community College, 777 Elsbree St. Jan Randall www.community-autism-
resources.org janrandall@community-
autism-resources.com
508-677-9239 Ext 10

6th Annual Conference - "Tying It Together 2004" Autism Spectrum Disorders, Home, School, Community. Kathie Harrington, M.A. C.C.C. SLP, Elaine Gottschall. BA, MS., Sheree & Jamie Burke, Sheldon Benjamin MD., and others.
Oct 23 Worcester 8:30 - 4
Holy Cross College, $30 Parents of Children with ASD, $65 Professionals 508-595-910

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 lasting difference in your child's future.
Nov 8-11 Boston 9am-4pm, $1950     
TBA Tiffani Taylor www.rdiconnect.com  parents@rdiconnect.com 713-838-1362, Ext 108

MICHIGAN
Auditory Integration Therapy, AIT Sharda Ramlackhan a parent of a child with autism has been Berard's AIT practitioner since 1992,- a Non-invasive technique designed to improve hypersensitive hearing, auditory processing difficulties, language dysfunction, attention & behavior disorders. AIT is a 10 days process. Seats are limited.
Aug 17-27  Midland $1600 Sharda Ramlackhan www.autismusa.com shardaears@aol.com 508-397-3277

MINNESOTA
Day Camp Skits, parks, yoga, swimming, gymnastics, MN Zoo, games, water sports, art, dance, crafts & boating.
Aug 2 - Aug. 12 Excelsior 9am-4:30pm $160/day or $75 for 1/2 day West Metro Learning Connections, Inc. Janet Gressman  952-474-0227 www.wmlearningconnections.com wmlcoffice@
wmlearningconnections.com

Arts & Crafts Pick out beads, etc. at Cosecha Designs & prepare jewelry/crafts at West Metro Learning Connections, Inc.
Aug. 6 Excelsior 10am-3pm, $100 plus craft supplies West Metro      

    

Dennis Debbaudt in Grand Rapids

Learning Connections, Inc. Janet Gressman www.wmlearningconnections.com  wmlcoffice@
wmlearningconnections.com 952-474-0227

Support Group Children may participate in supervised activities while their parents meet.
Aug. 11 Excelsior 6:30pm-8:30pm $5 adult, $20 1st child, $15 additional children West Metro Learning Connections, Inc. Janet Gressman www.wmlearningconnections.com wmlcoffice@
wmlearningconnections.com 952-474-0227

Teen Night Out Mall ofamerica's Camp Snoopy

    
    Aug. 12 Excelsior 5pm-10pm, $100 plus admission & concession fees West Metro Learning Connections, Inc. Janet Gressman   952-474-0227 www.wmlearningconnections.com wmlcoffice@
wmlearningconnections.com

Minnewashta Park Hike, rollerblade, bike, play team sports. Bring a picnic lunch.
Aug. 13 Excelsior 10am-3pm, $100 plus $ for snacks or beverages West Metro Learning Connections, Inc. Janet Gressman   952-474-0227 www.wmlearningconnections.com wmlcoffice@
wmlearningconnections.com

Teen Night Out Cookout, bonfire & swimming at Debra Schipper's home.
Aug. 16 Excelsior 5pm-10pm, $100 West Metro Learning Connections, Inc. Janet Gressman  952-474-022 www.wmlearningconnections.com wmlcoffice@
wmlearningconnections.com

Sleepover Prepare dinner, hang out & play games, sleep then prepare breakfast. Males & females sleep at separate locations.
Aug. 20 Excelsior 3:30pm-12:30pm, $120 West Metro Learning Connections, Inc. Janet Gressman www.wmlearningconnections.com wmlcoffice@wmlearning
connections.com 952-474-0227 Adolescents and Young Adults With Asperger Syndrome: The Real World. Diagnosing and understanding AS in teens and young adults, keeping teens and young adults with AS safe and healthy, and a first hand account of what life with AS is often like during the teen and young adult years. Dr. Liane Holliday Willey, author Richard Howlin, Ph.D. psychologist and Dennis Debbaudt author ofAutism, Advocates and Law Enforcement Professionals
Sept 28-Sept 29 Grand Rapids
8AM -4:30PM  The Eberhard Center on the Pew Campus at Grand Valley State University, Madonna Kramer
www.unitingparadigms.com
616-846-5241

MISSOURI
West Plains Walk F.A.R. for NAAR Kick-Off Luncheon Please RSVP by Monday, Aug 2, 2020
Aug 7 West Plains 12 noon - 1:30 - Free West Plains Opera House, 37 Court Square. Tamora Elting
TEOTR@wpcs.net 417-257-5959

NEW HAMPSHIRE
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.
Sept 17-18 Bedford 9am-4pm, $250 The Wayfarer Inn, 121 South River Rd, Bedford, NH 03110 Linda Hughes www.crotchedmountain.org linda.hughes@
crotchedmountain.org 603-547-3311 Ext 598

NEW JERSEY
EdenII/The Genesis School PTO comedy night starring Long
Island's favorite comedian JOEY KOLA AND FRIENDS. Come join
us on a hot summer night for guaranteed laughs all night!
Aug 8 Bellmore L.I. 7:30pm. Brokerage Comedy Club.  Doors open at 6:30. $20 in adv. Anna Spadafora 516-822-8547  Fajmom@aol.com

The State of the Science in Autism Research: Current Knowledge and Future. By The Long Island Chapter Of NAAR and NS-LIJ Health System
Guest Speaker, Dr. Eric London, who will focus on NAAR's 2004 awards as well as research partnerships with the NIH that were  announced at the Autism Summit Conference in Washington, D.C.
Aug 5 Great Neck 8pm - 10pm Free At NS-LIJ Health System, 145 Community Drive Executive Conference Rooms 1, 2, and 3RSVP Required 516 327-4646
www.autismwalk.org/longisland

Berard's Auditory Integration Training (AIT) sessions exercise the muscles in the middle ear cavity while the participant listens to filtered and unfiltered music. The treatment strengthens the muscles and improves the body's reaction to perceived sensory overload.
Aug 2 - Aug 13  Budd Lake (no weekend - Finals 8/13/04)
Contact Davis Centers, Inc for scheduling and pricing
98 Route 46 Dorinne Davis
www.thedaviscenter.com
info@thedaviscenter.com
973-347-7662

The 5th Annual Central NJ Walk F.A.R. for NAAR Kick-Off Luncheon
RSVP requested by Aug 6, 2020
Aug 11 Princeton 12 - 1:30 pm Free The Westin Princeton (At the Forrestal Village), 201 Village Boulevard Dina Schwab www.autismwalk.org
dschwab@naar.org
888-777-6227 x15

Berard's Auditory Integration Training (AIT) sessions exercise the muscles in the middle ear cavity while the participant listens to filtered and unfiltered music. The treatment strengthens the muscles and improves the body's reaction to perceived sensory overload.
Aug 16 - Aug 25 Budd Lake (no  weekend - Finals 8/25/04)     
    Contact Davis Centers, Inc for scheduling and pricing
98 Route 46 Dorinne Davis
www.thedaviscenter.com
info@thedaviscenter.com
973-347-7662

Mostly Music at the Autism Center - A live musical performance and an educational program for adoles- cents and adults with ASD and their families.  The inaugural event will host the Dixielanders Band and have resource material available from Access Link.  Refreshments will be served.
Aug 21 Newark 6:30pm-9pm free rsvp by aug 17 The Autism Center at UMDNJ 183 So. Orange Ave. Brenda Toress  973-972-8930 noahsarkchildren@aol.com

Parents Of Autistic Children POAC First Annual Golf Outing POAC is proud to announce its First Annual Golf Outing. This event will become a cornerstone in POACs funding stream so that they can continue the mission to train teachers, related professionals & parents to help children with autism.
Aug 30 Woodbridge Area $250 per player Sponsorships Available Colonia Country Club Geoffrey Dubrowsky www.poac.net  geoff@poac.net 732-888-1000
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 lasting difference in your child's future.
Oct 4-7 Morristown 9am-4pm, $1950 TBA Tiffani Taylor www.rdiconnect.com  parents@rdiconnect.com 713-838-1362, Ext 108

Asperger's 2004 with Dr. Tony Attwood! Dr. Tony Attwood - world's expert on Asperger's Syndrome from Australia.
Oct 20 Mahwah
www.FutureHorizons-autism.com
info@FutureHorizons-autism.com
800-489-0727 or 817-277-0727

Legal seminar in Autism: District & Parents; Perspectives from both Sides Nationally Well Known “Autism Attorney” Gary Mayerson (parent of an autistic child) will meet head to head with Prominent “School Board Attorney” Viola S. Lordi in this first time ever conference of such magnitude. This Event is sponsored by Joni Jones of Autism Resources LLC.
Oct 24 New Brunswick Parents 95 Professionals 125 / 9a.m to 4p.m. Rutgers' University Joni Jones RN, C.N.C. www.autism-resources.net  mbmrja@msn.com 732-818-1145

Annual Fall Educationally Based Conference AHA/AS/PDD Keynote Michelle Dunn,Ph.D.(Whats Hot and Whats NOT in the Science of Autism) Linda Kunce (The Ideal Classroom)Michelle Garcia Winner (Social Thinking Across the School and Home Day)Teen Panel
Oct 25 - 26 Holbrook 8 AM - 3 PM

Eastern Suffolk BOCES,
Pat and Bernice www.aha-as-pdd.or patschiss@aol.com 631-269-5709

NEW YORK
Exploring Autism 2004: The Challenge of Teaching Social Skills to Children, Adolescents and Adults, With: Carol Gray and Douglas Ort
Oct 16 Syracuse - Holiday Inn Syracuse /Liverpool Electronics Parkway For a Brochure Contact: Barbara Seresky 888-877-8422 (Toll Free) www.rcaas.org

Treating Autism Spectrum Disorders: The TEACCH Model Catherine Faherty, author of Asperger's What does it mean to me?, will provide 10 hours of presentation of how to work with      
    preschool- early elementary aged children with ASD. Participants can attend the Mon session only or the Mon/ Tue combination.
Apr 4 - Apr 5 Syracuse 4/4/05 3:30- 6pm; $25: 4/5/05 8:30-4:30 $125 for both days OnCenter 800 South State St Kathy Duxbury www.dreamscape.com/
cnyps/home.htm  315-476-1149

NORTH CAROLINA
TEACCH Fundamentals of Structured TeachingTraining. Presentation of   appropriate teaching methods for students with autism who vary in age and level of functioning. Dr. Nancy Dartnall and Gastonia TEACCH staff.
Gastonia Sept 14, 15, & 29 8am-3:30pm $260 NC residents $440 others. Bethlehem Baptist Church, 539 North New Hope Rd. Vivian McIntyre
www.teacch.com 704/833-1294
vmcintyre@med.unc.edu

TEACCH Fundamentals of Structured TeachingTraining. Presentation of appropriate teaching methods for students with autism who vary in age and level of functioning.  Dr. Nancy Dartnall and Gastonia TEACCH staff.
Gastonia Sep 20-22 8am-3:30pm $260 NC residents $440 others
Bethlehem Baptist Church, 539 North New Hope Rd. Vivian McIntyre
www.teacch.com 704/833-1294
vmcintyre@med.unc.edu

TEACCH Classroom Training Level I 5-Day training will provide direct, supervised hands-on experience in a simulated classroom setting with students of different ages and functioning levels having autism. Dr. John Dougherty & Terry Dutton. TEACCH Fundamentals Training Session I Presentation of appropriate teaching methods for studnets with autism who vary in age and level of functioning. Dr. John

Dougherty and Terry Dutton.
Sep 29-30 Greenville
8:30-4 each day, $140 NC Residents; $260 Out-of-State Unitarian Universalist Congregation Bldg., Off of Charles Blvd. (Hwy 43) Joan Whaley
www.teacch.com 252-830-3300
gvilleteacch2@earthlink.net

TEACCH High Functioning Autism/Asperger's Syndrome Training Characteristics of high functioning autism/asperger's syndrome and techniques and strategies for working with individuals with these disorders.
Oct 1 Greenville 8:30-4. $70 NC Residents; $130 Out-of-state; $30 NC Parents. Unitarian Universalist Congregation Bldg., Off of Charles Blvd. (Hwy 43) Joan Whaley www.teacch.com 252-830-3300
gvilleteacch2@earthlink.net

Autism & Asperger's 2004 with Dr. Temple Grandin!
Featuring Dr. Temple Grandin, Eustacia Cutler, and Dr. Jed Baker.
Nov 4-5 Charlotte
www.FutureHorizons-autism.com
info@FutureHorizons-autism.com
800-489-0727 or 817-277-0727

    
    
OHIO
Asperger's 2004 with Dr. Tony Attwood! Dr. Tony Attwood - world's expert on Asperger's Syndrome from Australia.
Oct 16 Columbus
www.FutureHorizons-autism.com
info@FutureHorizons-autism.com
800-489-0727 or 817-277-0727

PENNSYLVANIA
National Autism Conference. Hosted by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Penn State College of Education. Dr. Duane Alexander of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development; Andrew Bondy Ph.D. of Pyramid Educational Consultants; Verbal Behavior consultant Vincent J. Carbone, speech pathologist Michelle Garcia Winner; Dr. Temple Grandin, a scientist with autism; Social Stories author Carol Gray; speech pathologist Linda Hodgdon; and others.
Aug 2-6 State College Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel,
www.outreach.psu.edu/c&i/autism/

Celebrate Autism Carnival Day “We decided to arrange this day because parents of kids with autism spend most of their time fighting for services and battling the negative behaviors that autism brings. This day is to  celebrate the positive aspects of our kids, a day to relax and have fun knowing that our kids are in a safe, secure environment” The Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Autism Society of America
Aug 21 Salisbury Township  11am - 5pm  610 778-9212

Help Solve the Puzzle: Walk for Autism Awareness The Autism Society of Berks County's second annual walk for autism awareness will be held rain or shine. There will be food, entertainment & many children's activities, so bring out the entire family to support this worthwhile cause.
Sep 12 Wyomissing Registration at 10am; Walk begins at 11am Gring's Mill Recreation Area on Tulpehocken Rd.across from the Penn State Berks Campus Autism Society of Berks www.autismsocietyofberks.org  asaberks@aol.com 610-736-3739

ABOARD - Allegheny County MR/DD Update. Elaine Plunkett, Supervisor for Allegheny County DHS, Office of MR/DD will provide an update on services for parents with children who are diagnosed with both autism and mental retardation. This is a free Saturday seminar held at the ABOARD facility, but registration is required. Sept 18 Pittsburgh 9 am - 12 noon, the cost is free 35 Wilson Street, Suite 100, Pittsburgh PA 15223 Mary Ellen Greacen
www.aboard.org  412-781-4116
megreacen@aboard.org

Childhood Communication Seminars,  the SCERTS Model Dr. Barry Prizant presents: Autism Spectrum Disorders     Using the SCERTS Model, which is for Enhancing Communicative and Sociomotional Competence for Early Intervention to the Early School Years.
Sep 27-28 Lisle (near Joliet) 7:30am - 4:30pm each day, $295 early bird. Hilton Lisle/Naperville, 3003 Corporate West Dr. 401.732.6335 www.barryprizant.com
Janet  janetballetto@cox.net

ABOARD Presents Planning for the Future of Your Child with ASD
Robert Corcoran, of MetDESK, the Division of Estate Planning for Special Kids will present a free Saturday seminar for planning for  the “Today Show”, “Larry King Live”, 48 Hours” and “20/20” .
Oct 8 Camp Hill (Harrisburg Area)
8am - 4pm Cost: $99, $109, $119, $129, ($50 for Individual with ASD)
Radisson Penn Harris Hotel & Convention Center, 1150 Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania 17011 Mary Ellen Greacen
www.aboard.org
megreacen@aboard.org
412-781-4116 or 1-800-827-9385

Asperger's 2004 with Dr. Tony Attwood! Dr. Tony Attwood - world's expert on Asperger's Syndrome from Australia.

Oct 18 Scranton 800-489-0727
www.FutureHorizons-autism.com
info@FutureHorizons-autism.com

SOUTH CAROLINA
South Carolina - Improving Social Equation A two day workshop by Carol major television programs, such as  Gray on June 16 adn 17. This workshop will focus on the Social Understanding strategieseful for adults and children with ASD. Strategies include: Social Stories,
fostering a positive social climate, and a multi-faceted approach to
address bullying and teasing.
Jun 16-17 Columbia 9-4 $130 (inc. lunch) Columbia Conference Center the future of your child with ASD. This free saturday seminar will be held at the ABOARD facility and registration is required.
Oct 2 Pittsburgh 9 am - 12 noon - Free.35 Wilson Street, Suite 100, Pittsburgh, PA 15223 Mary Ellen Greacen www.aboard.org
megreacen@aboard.org

ABOARD presents Dr. Temple Grandin - “An Insight Into ASD”
Temple Grandin, PhD, is inarguably the most accomplished and well-known adult with autism in the world. She has been featured on Laurelhurst Ave Craig Stoxen
www.scautism.org
scas@scautism.org 803-750-6988

"TAKE FIVE!' How Does Your Engine  Run?” Introductory Alert Program Sponsored by ABOARD
This presentation will provide an introduction to the 'How Does Your Engine Run?” The Alert Program for Self-Regulation (Williams and Shellenberger, 1996). Through the     
    Alert Program, children learn a repertoire of strategies that strengthen their abilities to learn, interact with others, & work or play.
Sep 8 Moon Township (Pittsburgh)
8 am - 4 pm, $99, $109, $119, $129 Robert Morris University Conference Center
Mary Ellen Greacen www.aboard.org
megreacen@aboard.org 412-781-4116

ABOARD Presents An Allegheny County MR/DD Update
Elaine Plunkett, Supervisor of  Allegheny County DHS, Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities will present a county update on services available for individuals dually diagnosed with mental retardation and autism. This saturday seminar is free but registration is required!
Sep 18 Pittsburgh 9am-12 noon, Cost is free! ABOARD Facility, 35 Wilson Street, Suite 100, Pittsburgh, 15223 Mary Ellen Greacen www.aboard.org
megreacen@aboard.org
412-781-4116 or 1-800-827-9385

ABOARD Presents “Positive Behavioral Support for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder” Bonnie Jamieson and Marcia Laus from the Watson Institute will present this Saturday seminar focusing on positive behavior stategies for students with ASD. Educators, parents, behavioral staff and those living and working with individuals with ASD are encouraged to attend!
Sep 25 Somerset 9 am - 3 pm - Cost varies. Ramada Inn, 215 Ramada Road, Somerset, PA Mary Ellen Greacen www.aboard.org
megreacen@aboard.org
412-781-4116 or 1-800-827-9385

The Angel of Autism” Conference
Speakers: PA Dept. of Public Welfare Secretary Estelle B. Richman, Richard Foxx, PhD., Jerry Newport (has Aspergers), Thomas M. Caffrey, MEd, Rick Kubina, PhD, BCBA, William Glabraith, PhD, BCBA, DeAnne D. Salzer, MS, CCC-SLP and many more... Topics consist of a wide variety, just to name a few: Verbal Behavior- Sexuality, Frienship, and Relationships in Adult and Teen Life- Siblings - Relational Frame Theory .
Oct 1 & Oct 2 Wilkes-Barre 9am to 4pm Gus Genetti's Hotel and Convention Center Kristy L. Martin
www.autismsafe.org
kmartin@epix.net 570-822-7259 or toll free 1-877-510-SAFE

2004 Annual Conference South Carolina Autism Society
Details will be posted here as they become available.
Oct 15 & 16 Columbia
Pre-Conference Workshop, Oct 14
www.scautism.org/ann_conf.html

TENNESSEE
Complementary & Alternative Medicine for  Children with Autism "Reconnecting Neuro-pathways thru Nutrition," Dr. Mary Megson; "Bio- logical Treatments for Autism and  PDD," Dr. William Shaw; "Heavy Metal Overload & Oxidative Stress," Dr. William Walsh; "Enzyme Use in Support of ASD," Dr. Devin Houston
Sep 25 Nashville 8:30am -4pm  Fee: $40 University School of Nashville, 2000 Edgehill Ave.
Autism Society of Middle Tennessee 615-385-2077
www.autismmidtenn.org
asmt@bellsouth.net

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.
Nov 13-14 Knoxville 8:30am-4pm, $250 University of Tennessee Conference Ctr, Room 413ABC, 4th Floor, 600 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902 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 lasting difference in your child's future.
Mar 29-Apr 1 Knoxville 9am-4pm, $1950 TBA Tiffani Taylor www.rdiconnect.com  parents@rdiconnect.com 713-838-1362, Ext 108

VERMONT
Autism Support Daily - Support Group For parents of children with  autism. Gretchen Kirby - Vermont DOE will discuss IEP's, summer services, diagnoses, etc. Meets 1st Monday/mo. from 7-9pm  >except Sep. at Parent to Parent
Aug 2 Williston Free  600 Blair Park Road Lynn George   802-660-7240
www.AutismSupportDaily.com
LynnMGeorge@adelphia.net

Vermont - Autism Support Daily - Support Group. Connie Curtin of Vermont Parent Information Center will be our guest speaker, discussing resources available to parents throughout Vermont and through VPIC. Questions will be taken from those in attendance.
Aug 16 Williston Free 600 Blair Park Rd. Lynn George 802-660-7240
www.AutismSupportDaily.com
LynnMGeorge@adelphia.net

I-Team Anne Bakeman & Mary Ellen Seaver-Reed will discuss the programs offered by the I-Team.
Aug 23 Williston Free 7-9pm 600 Blair Park Rd Lynn George www.AutismSupportDaily LynnMGeorge@adelphia.net 802-660-7240

Vermont - Autism Support Daily - Support group meeting for parents of children with autism. Meetings are held the first Monday of each month from 7 - 9pm at Parent to Parent
Sep 6 Williston Free 600 Blair Park Road Lynn George 802-660-7240
www.AutismSupportDaily.com
LynnMGeorge@adelphia.net

Autism Support Daily - Guest: Philo Center Megan Sanford on Sensory Integration. Megan is a registered & licensed Occupational Therapist. Autism Support Daily is a support group for parents of children with autism. 802-660-7240
Oct 18 Williston Free 7-9pm 600 Blair Park Rd Lynn George www.AutismSupportDaily LynnMGeorge@adelphia.net

VIRGINIA
Autism Support Daily - Support Group For parents of children with autism. Meetings are held the first Monday of each month from 7 - 9pm at Parent to Parent
Aug 2 Williston Free 600 Blair Park Road Lynn George
www.AutismSupportDaily.com
LynnMGeorge@adelphia.net
802-660-7240

Workshop #1: Introduction to Verbal Behavior. Teaching Communication Skills to Children with Autism and Other Disabilities. Vincent J. Carbone, Ed.D., BCBA
Aug 26 - Aug 28 Tysons Corner 8:30am-5pm @ day $185, $175 by Aug 1 Sheraton Premier at Tysons Corner. Lisa Nicklas
lnicklas@comcast.net 703-715-2659  Vermont - Autism Support Daily - Support Group meeting for parents of children with autism. Meetings are held the first Monday of each month from 7 - 9pm at Parent to Parent in Williston, Vermont.
Sep 6 Williston Free 600 Blair Park Road Lynn George
www.AutismSupportDaily.com
LynnMGeorge@adelphia.net
802-660-7240

Applied Autism Research and Intervention Conference
This conference is for parents,  educators and autism professionals who need to find new or better ways to care for the individuals with autism in their lives. The majority of speakers are from OAR's Scientific Council, a distinguished and diverse group of professionals from across the nation who are versed in the best knowledge recent applied research offers.
Oct  29 - Oct 30 Arlington 8am-5pm Key Bridge Marriott, 1401 Lee Highway Nicole Fidler www.researchautism.org
nfidler@researchautism.org
703-351-5031

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 lasting difference in your child's future.
Jan 10-13 Virginia Beach 9am-4pm, $1950 TBA Tiffani Taylor www.rdiconnect.com  parents@rdiconnect.com 713-838-1362, Ext 108

WISCONSIN
Auditory Integration Training Berard Method 10 day non-invasive therapeutic program - 2, 1/2 hour training sessions per day, sensory approach
Aug 13-22 Waukesha County $1300 Special Therapies, Pewaukee. Terrie Silverman
www.we-exist.net/ait
terries@execpc.com 262-5697828

Asperger's 2004 with Dr. Tony Attwood! Dr. Tony Attwood - world's expert on Asperger's Syndrome from Australia.
Oct 12 Milwaukee 800-489-0727
www.FutureHorizons-autism.com
info@FutureHorizons-autism.com
sarah@autismtherapycentre.com

Copyright 2004, Lenny Schafer