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+Talk About Curing Autism - TACA Alabama Meeting - Please join us for: - Monthly support & educational meetings - Sharinginformation on biomedical & other interventions -Autism Resource Directory & lending library - Families in Crisis Assistance -  300-page Families with Autism Journey Guide - Parent-to-Parent Mentor Program & much much more!  205-862-6802
Irondale 3rd Tue 6:30p Free Mitchell's Place, 4778 Overton Rd - Tracey Martin link email

Summer HELP ASD Workshop - Presentations including: Music Therapy Behavior Multimedia Social Skills GFCF Diet Make & Take with assistance from TASC(Technology Assistance for Special Consumers) Preparing for Life After High School
May 7 Huntsville 8:30-4 Free Lunch included with pre-registration Whitesburg Center - Autism Society of Alabama link email 1-677-4AUTISM

PECS Basic Training - Presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants. Participants will leave this workshop
 

with a fundamental understanding of how to implement PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System). Call for group discounts. 1.3 ASHA CEUs & 7.0 BACB CEUs available.
Jun 3 -4 Birmingham 8a-4p/ $395 professional-$295 parent - Alexis Bondy link email 888-732-7462


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Autism & The SCERTS Model: Intro & Adv Trainings - The SCERTS Model is a new, innovative approach to autism that offers a framework of specifc goals & procedures for assessment & educational programming. The SC, ER & TS domains of the Model directly address the core challenges faced by children with ASD. Presented by SCERTS Head collaborator, Barry Prizant, Ph.D, CCC-SLP
Jun 14-Jun 16 Fairbanks 8:30-3:30 each day; Early bird, parent & team rates Wedgewood Resort, 212 Wedgewood Dr - Kelly Karalekas link email 508-965-570

 
 


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Inaugural Arkansas Walk Now for Autism Speaks - Inaugural Arkansas Walk Now for Autism Speaks - Join over 1,000 walkers at the Inaugural Arkansas Walk Now for Autism Speaks which is a Free family walk & an autism community resource fair heightening public awareness & raising money to fund autism research. Oct 2 - Clinton Presidential Library - Registration begins at 8:30 am. Contact Kathy Streng 615-238-1625
Oct 2 Little Rock Free Clinton Presidential Center - Kathy Streng link email 615-238-1625

4th Annual Autism Conference & Family Fun Day & Walk - Fri March 23rd is the Annual Autism 
 
Conference held at the ASU convocation Center in Jonesboro, AR. The conference will feature Taylor Crowe, Carol Kranowitz, & Dr. Joe Gentry. The conference is from 8-4 & additional information can be found at www.aanea.org. Sat March24th is the Annual Autism Walk & Family Fun Day also held at the ASU convocation Center.
Mar 23 & 24, 2011 Jonesboro 125 for the conference/ 10 per person for the walk Stadium Boulevard, ASU Convocation Center - Shelby Knight link email 870-336-2784





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RECURRING MEETINGS +
+Son Rays: Special Needs Ministry for Children - Son Rays is a special needs ministry for children at Shepherd of the Hills Church. A special education teacher leads the ministry to help children with special needs learn the Bible from a Christian point of view. Crafts, music & one-on-one aides. Parents are offered respite so they can attend the regular service.
Porter Ranch Sundays  (San Fernando Valley)  11:30a, Free Shepherd of the Hills Church, 19700 Rinaldi St., Room 260 - Debbie Clark link email 818-360-7125

+Special Needs Sundays @ Salon Rouge. - Salon Rouge is offering services to special needs individuals & immediate families to come enjoy a day at the salon. The salon is not open to the public making it more comfortable for families to take care

 

of all their beauty needs in one place. The staff is trained in dealing with issues that might arise. Gluten free snacks are provided.
Thousand Oaks 1st Sun 
Discounted services for special needs families 1341 E Thousand Oaks Blvd. No.106 More info @- Jessica Eisenberg email 805-497-3021

+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 

+Parent Support Group - 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

+Support Group for Moms & Dads - Autism Spectrum - Support group for parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Meets monthly on a Wed in San Rafael.
San Rafael on a Wed 7:30p, Free Call for dates & location. - Celeste link email 415-293-3430

+Alta California Regional Center's
 
Faily 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

+Support Group for Parents - Support group for Parents of children & adolescents with ASD in Sonoma Valley. Group meets on the first Wed of each month & is led by a group facilitator. Parents have access to resources, sharing, community & guest speakers. Starts November 4th
Sonoma  - 1st  Wed  6:30-8p Free Schantz Conference Room, Sonoma Valley Hospital/347 Andrieux Street - Dmitra Smith email 707-280-0536

+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

+Xcite Steps Bowling League- Xcite Sports has designed bowling leagues for kids,teens, & adults who experience disabilities. Each team will be supported by our social


coaches 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

+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

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

+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



+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 & heal our children with ASD.
Santa Rosa 2nd Tue 6p Free admission 1475 Corporate Center Circle - nancy cook link email 707-575-5534

+PCDA DIR/Floortime Parent Support Group - This Parent Support Group is for parents of children with all types of disabilities to support each other in using DIR?/Floortime strategies at home. Involves parent discussion & a range of speakers who will focus on topics the D (Development), the I (Individual Difference) & the R (Relationships). Takes place 6:30-8pm, the 2nd Tue of each month at Pasadena Child Development Associates
Pasadena 2nd Tue Free 620 N. Lake Ave - Felicie Standley link  
 

email 626-793-7350 Ext 257

+East Contra Costa Support Group
Antioch 2nd Wed 6:30p-8:30 Free. Comp beverages provided Panera Bread 5897-B. Lone Tree Way-Lisa McBride 25-584-7762 tinyurl.com/cce67 email

+Los Angeles Asperger Syndrome Parents' Support Grp. Meeting - Usually, we have an open & general meeting for parents & guardians of folks with AS involving sharing of issues & solutions, questions & answers. Sometimes we have a guest speaker.
Los Angeles
2nd Wed 2 hrs free Taper Building / Vista del Mar Child & Family Services / 3200 Motor Avenue - Jim Devine link email 310-543-5064


+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 Matthias email 916-771-4454

+Support Group for Parents of Children with Asperger's Syndrome & Similar Profiles - Support group for parents of children with Asperger's Syndrome & similar profiles. Call
 

415-475-2119 for date, location, & time.
Cotati 2nd Thu - 10a Call for time, Free Call for date, location, & time - Chris link email 415-475-2119

+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

+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

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








+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  3rd Thu 11a-12:30p, Free 1615 W. Texas St., Ste. 4 - Ana link email 800-578-2592





+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




+TACA Meeting.
San Diego 4th Tue 6:30-9p Rancho


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Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church, 17010 Pomerado Road, 92128, Skylight East and West rooms. Becky Estepp link email

+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 

+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

+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

+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

+Grupo de Apoyo: Latinos Unidos con Ninos con Autismo - Venga a conocer, a compartir experiencias y
 

 necessidades comunes con otros padres. Todos son bienvidos. Para mas informacion por favor de llamar a 415-475-2129.
Santa Rosa Monthly.  9:30a a 11a Roseland School, 1931 Biwana Dr., - Claudia link email 415-475-2129

+Support Group for Parents of Children with Asperger's Syndrome & Similar Profiles - Support group for parents of teens & young adults with Asperger's Syndrome & similar profiles. Call 415-475-2121 for date, location, & time.
Corte Madera Monthly 
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time, Free Call for date, location, & time - Stephanie link email 415-475-2121

+Social Skills Groups in Orange County, CA - Autism Spectrum Therapies (AST) offers structured social skills groups for children to help foster a wide range of age-appropriate social skills with direct instruction & peer-mediated strategies. Group are facilitated by trained behavioral interventionists, use an activity-rich curriculum including role playing, arts & crafts, & games. Activities are tailored to meet the individual's needs.
Santa Ana - Ongoing - Shawna Delaney link email 714-641-1120 x 251

+Tomatis method outreach - The Tomatis Method of auditory stimulation is clinically proven to improve expressive & receptive language delays, social & behavioral skills, auditory processing, sensory integration & focus & attention in kids on the autism spectrum. This non-invasive approach provides long term permanent results that improve the quality of life for children with autism.
Sacramento Thru Jun 2-6 First Baptist Church Fair Oaks - Lindsay Swain link email 9259524724

California - Energy Healing - The energy healing might be an effective tool to support the well being of Autistic Children. I have experienced in my energy healing
 



 

practice while working with a few Autistic children & have seen improvements in their condition. Im currently doing a study to support my findings & will offer the first 20 parents who are willing to participate. Ref: Doctors/Parents
Thru Feb - Winnetka 9a until 9p 27052 Basset Street - Brian A. Morse link email 310-818-1270

Challenges of ASD 11/10 1/12 2,9,3/9 4/6 5/11 Behavior Intervention, Bio-Medical Intervention, A Mother's perspective, Assistaive Tech., Postsecondary Programs, Cause
Thru May 11 - San Rafael 12 to 2 $20 $35 1111 Las Gallinas Avenue -karen kaplan email 415-497-3751 

Tomatis Method outreach - The Tomatis Method of auditory stimulation is clinically proven to improve expressive & receptive language delays, social & behavioral skills, auditory processing, sensory integration & focus & attention in kids on the autism spectrum. This non-invasive approach provides long term permanent results that improve the quality of life for children with autism.
Thru Jun - Marin 2-6 TBD - Lindsay Swain link email 9259524724

Tomatis method outreach - The Tomatis Method of auditory stimulation is clinically proven to improve expressive & receptive language delays, social & behavioral


skills, auditory processing, sensory integration & focus & attention in kids on the autism spectrum. This non-invasive approach provides long term permanent results that improve the quality of life for children with autism.
Thur Jun - Sacramento 2-6 First Baptist Church Fair Oaks - Lindsay Swain link email 9259524724

Intervention Specialist - In Home Intervention Services Services aid in development for children with disabilties. Focal points include but are not limited to: 1.) Gross Motor Skills 2.) Fine Motor Skills 3.) Language - Expressive & Receptive Skills 4.) Cognitive Skills 5.) Social Skills 6.) Self Help Skills. Schedule adjusted per child serviced.
Thru Aug1 San Bernardino County 1 hour/$40 Specialist comes to consumer home - Ms. Reynolds email 714-410-0188

+UCLA Simons Simplex Collection Research Study - UCLA researchers are involved in a multi-site research study called the Simons Simplex Collection (SSC), to gather DNA samples from 2,000 autism patients & their families over the next three years. The SSC is a coordinated effort to create a database of information about cases where there is only one family member with autism.
Ongoing to June 1 Los Angeles 5-8hr day, will pay participating families $200 300 Medical Plaza Suite 1255 - Jonathan Panganiban link email 310-825-8359



Intervention Specialist - In Home Intervention Services Services aid in development for children with disabilties. Focal points include but are not limited to: 1.) Gross Motor Skills 2.) Fine Motor Skills 3.) Language - Expressive & Receptive Skills 4.) Cognitive Skills 5.) Social Skills 6.) Self Help Skills Schedule adjusted per child serviced.
Mar 1-Aug1 San Bernardino County 1 hour/$40 Specialist comes to consumer home - Ms. Reynolds email 714-410-0188

+Specialized Nanny Service for children with developmental disabilities - XciteSteps is excited to announce a specialized nanny service for children who experience a cognitive or developmental disability and/or have behavioral or social challenges.
Thru Jun
San Diego This is $20 an hour with a minimum of 20 hours a week & $25 an hour for 15-20 hours a week. $5 for each additional child.  - Pam Machala link email 858-703-7305

+Social Play & Thinking Groups - Skill Builders Play & Social Skills Services continues to provide year-round play & social skills support for children & teens. Facilitated play groups for little ones & social thinking groups for more advanced social skills training. After school programs, Regional Center approved. A place where kids can be kids, while they learn, have fun & feel accepted.
Walnut Creek to end 2010 $450 for


 

10-weeks 43 Quail Court, Suite 204 - Betty Blaney, M.A., Ed.S link email 925-457-7771








CALIFORNIA
ONE TIME  EVENTS
What's the Problem? Preventing Problem Behaviors in Children with Developmental Challenges - Learn new, innovative & respectful approaches for working with children with challenging behavior from early intervention through the elementary school years. Presented by Barry Prizant, Ph.D., CCC-SLP. For parents & professionals.
May 1 Sacramento 8:30-3p; Early bird, team & parent rates available Doubletree Hotel Sacramento, 2001 Point West Way - Kelly Karalekas link email 508-965-5705

Social Skills Group for Children ages 7-9 years of age - Dr Esther Hess is facilitating an ongoing social skills support group for boys & girls ages 7-9 years of age, at Center for the Developing Mind, in West Los Angeles. The group meets once a week & is limited to six individuals per session.
May 2 Los Angeles 5-6p, $75 a session Center for the Developing Mind, 2990 South Sepulveda Blvd., No.308 - Dr. Esther Hess link email 310-444-0111
 


Support Group for Adults Married or Partnered with Someone with Asperger's Disorder - Dr Esther Hess is facilitating an ongoing support group for adults who are married and/or partneered with an individual who is impacted by Asperger's Disorder, at Center for the Developing Mind, in West Los Angeles. The group meets once a week & is limited to six individuals per session.
May 2 Los Angeles 6-7p, $75 a session Center for the Developing Mind, 2990 South Sepulveda Blvd., No.308 - Dr. Esther Hess link email 310-444-0111

Support Group for Adults with Asperger's Disorder - Dr Esther Hess is facilitating an ongoing support group for adults impacted by Asperger's Disorder, Center for the Developing Mind, in West Los Angeles. The group meets once a week & is limited to six individuals per session.
May 2 Los Angeles 5-6p, $75 a session Center for the Developing Mind, 2990 South Sepulveda Blvd., No.308 - Dr. Esther Hess link email 310-444-0111

Fearless Women Mother's Day Luncheon- ACT Today! - This luncheon will raise monies for ACT (Autism Care & Treatment). ACT donates grant monies to families needing help pay for their autistic child's treatments. The luncheon will feature Leeza Gibbons, Co- founder of Leeza's Place & Nancy Alspaugh-Jackson. The ladies will

 

share their inspirational stories of how personal challenges led them to their true calling, helping others. Cost is $150
May 3 Newport Coast 11a-2p, $150/person The Resort at Pelican Hill - Laura Marroquin link email 818-705-1625

What's the Problem? Preventing Problem Behaviors in Children with Developmental Challenges - Learn new, innovative & respectful approaches for working with children with challenging behavior from early intervention through the elementary school years. Presented by Barry Prizant, Ph.D., CCC-SLP. For parents & professionals.
May 3 San Jose 8:30-3p; Early bird, team & parent rates available Holiday Inn San Jose, 1740 N First St - Kelly Karalekas link email 508-965-5705

The SCERTS Institute 2010: Next Generation Practices for Children & Their Families ASD & Related Disabilities - The SCERTS Model is a new, innovative approach to autism that offers a framework of specific goals & procedures for assessment & educational programming. The SC, ER & TS domains of the Model directly address the core challenges faced by children with ASD & related disabilities. Introductory & Advanced Trainings. Take the 1-Day Intro, 2-day Advanced or all three days!
May 5-May 7 Costa Mesa 8:30-3:30 each day; Early bird, parent & team rates Hilton Orange County, 3050 
 

Bristol St - Kelly Karalekas link email 508-965-5705



Join Anova's Autism Angels in the 2010 H1uman Race to Support those with Autism Spectrum Disorcers, Asperger's Syndrome, learning disabilities, & other neurodevelopmental impairments! - Anova is dedicated to helping those with Autism Spectrum Disorders & learning disabilities. Were participating in Sonoma Countys Human Race & need your help! This is a unique opportunity for the community to come together to run, walk or simply raise money for a cause they believe in. How you can help: Option 1: Join Anovas Autism Angels or Option 2: Make a contribution (see web link)
May 8 Santa Rosa See www.humanracenow.org Herbert Slater Middle School, 3500 Sonoma Avenue - Julie Seal link email 707-527-7032

Anova's Autism Angels - Human Race - How you can help: OPTION 1: Join Anova's Autism Angels by
 

logging onto  Option 2: Make a contribution  or mail a check to: Anova, 2911 Cleveland Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95403 Attn: Human Race Race Day is May 8th...Help our Next Generation Succeed by getting involved!
May 8 Santa Rosa Race starts at 8a, cost: donation Herbert Slater Middle School - Julie Seal link email 707-527-7032

12th Annual Spring Picnic - Foothill Autism Alliance - Fun for the whole family! Games, food, crafts, playground, bouncer, prizes, & more. RSVP to phone No. or email shown below to let us know how many are attending & how many are on GFCF diet.
May 8 Glendale Noon-3p FAA members free! Non-FAA adults $8 kids $5 Lower Scholl Canyon Park, 2849 E Glenoaks Blvd. - Elisabetta Burke link email 818-66AUTISM

Free Autism Training - Autism Instruction & Support, a social group for families & professionals, provides free trainings on the 2nd Tue of the month in Laguna Beach, CA. The next meeting will be held on May 11th at 6:30pm at the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach. Reservations are required.
May 11 Laguna Beach 6:30p Free 1085 Laguna Canyon Rd - Katherine Woodhouse link email 949-698-7853

MIND Institute Distinguished Lecturer Series - Imaging the Developing Brain - Jay Giedd, M.D. NIMH Magnetic Resonance Imaging
 

(MRI),provides safe & unprecedented access to the anatomy & physiology of the living maturating human brain. In this presentation Dr. Giedd will summarize results to date from our sMRI project of over 1000 scans & discuss genetic & environmental influences on brain development in health & illness.
May 12 Sacramento 4:30 Free UC Davis MIND Institute Auditorium, 2825 50th Street - link email 916-703-0280







Treehouse Inc Golf Tournament - Thur, May 13th, 2010 Haggin Oaks Golf Course Raise money to increase community awareness regarding autism spectrum disorders as well as provide community training classes. contact Devon at datlee@ccarey.com 916-569-2336 www.treehouseincorporated.org
May 13 Sacramento 11:30a, $600 - devon atlee link email 916-569-2336



 


3rd Annual Autism Spectrum Disorders Update - Advances in Science & Clinical Care for ASD. Presented by Stanford Autism Center at Packard Childrens Hospital. Conference designed to provide parents, teachers, care providers of children with ASD with the latest findings on research & clinical care, utilizing a lifetime perspective. opportunities to learn more about clinical & basic science research in autism at Stanford University.
May 15 Stanford 8a-4:30p, $100 Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center, 326 Galvez St. - Maura Chatwell link email 650-721-6327


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KiDA Summit on Autism - Registration 8 8:40 - 9:15 a.m. Therapies in Autism: A Critical Review Bryna Siegel Ph.D. - Author & Professor at UCSF 9:15 - 9:45 a.m. Holly Robinson Peete - Actor/Parent of a Child with Autism 9:45 - 10 a.m. Book Signing 10 - 10:35 a.m. Psychopharmacology in Autism: Implications, Children, Adolescents & Adults Panel Discussion
May 15 Irvine 8a-12p $20 University of California Irvine, Bren Events Center - Krsiten Basie Esq. link email 949-222-2214

Introduction to 'Floortime' - This training will present & overview of what 'Floortime' is & the DIR approach to intervention. We will cover the 6 functional emotional developmental milestones as well as the basic steps & strategies of 'Floortime' intervention. This workshop is intended for parents & professionals interested in finding out more about this relationship based intervention.
May 15 Pasadena 9-12 $65 Huntington Hospital - Barb Bobier link email 626-793-7350 ex: 219

3rd Annual Autism Spectrum Disorders Update - Advances in Science & Clinical Care for Autism Spectrum Disorders. Presented by Stanford Autism Center at Packard Childrens Hospital. Will provide parents, teachers & care providers of children with ASD disorders with the latest findings on research & clinical care, utilizing a lifetime
 

perspective.Opportunities to learn more about clinical & basic science research at Stanford University.
May 15 Stanford 8a-4:30p Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center, 326 Galvez St. - Maura Chatwell link email 650-721-6327

ACT Today! Charity Golf Tournament - Autism Care & Treatment to host annual golf tournament. All proceeds will help provide therapy, biomedical treatment, helmets, social skills groups & more for children whose parents can not afford these necessary tools for their child to live a productive life.
May 17 Tarzana $250 Single, $800 Foursome Braemar Country Club, 4001 Reseda Blvd - Daphne link email 661-478-6512

PECS Basic Training - Presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants. Participants will leave this workshop with a fundamental understanding of how to implement PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System). Call for group discounts. 1.3 ASHA CEUs & 7.0 BACB CEUs available.
May 17 -18 Fresno 8a-4p/ $395 professional-$295 parent - Alexis Bondy link email 888-732-7462

Your Dependent With Special Needs Making Their Future More Secure - Families with dependents with special needs, face many serious questions about how to best prepare for their future well-being. This workshop addresses such critical issues as protecting government benefit eligibility for Supplemental Security Income
 

(SSI), creating Special Needs Trusts & the importance of a will. Taking steps now can help arrange for a loved ones well-being today & tomorrow
May 20 Pasadena 6:15-8p, Free First Church of the Nazarene 3700 E Sierra Madre Blvd - Seiko Niimi link email 626-676-7087

Contrasting ABA with the Miller Method(R) - Dr.Ronald Leaf(ABA)and Dr.Arnold Miller (Miller Method(R) will present their theoretical models on Day 1. On Day 2 they will work 'live', alternately - & unrehearsed - with two children on the autism spectrum. On the third day they will compare the results of their work with the children & provide opportunity for discussion. CEUs available for speech & OTs, in process for psychologists.
May 21-May 23 San Diego $350. for professionals; $150 for parents of specand students Marriott, 2592 Laning Rd - Lana Novakovic link email 858-722-7503

Unique Autism Workshop: ABA & The Miller Method in San Diego - Two master clinicians with over 75 years of experience combined, work 'live' with the most challenged children. Great for parents who want to compare fundamentally different interventions for their child. Great for professionals who need new ideas from two of the most experienced clinicians in the autism field. 20 contact hours CEUs for OTs, SLPs, Psych. Go to links, email.
 

May 21-23 San Diego 250 Marriott at 2592 Laning Rd - Lana link email 858-722-7503

Happy Talkers Community Outreach Seminars for Parents - Topics: '10 Things You Must Know About Childhood Nutrition' '10 Strategies to Develop Speech & Language Skills' '10 Steps to Prepare for Kindergarten' '10 Strategies to Manage Behavior' '10 Strategies to Manage Attention & Sensory Integration'
May 22 Dublin 9-3:15 Dublin City Hall, Council Chamber, 100 Civic Plaza - Mitch Sigman link email 1-800-829-9552





 


Movie-Sensory Friendly Showing of 'Shrek Forever After' - AMC Entertainment & the Autism Society of America have teamed up to bring sensory friendly films to families affected by autism. Auditoriums will have the lights brought up & sound turned down. Three Locales: (1-AMC Cupertino 16 10123 N.Wolfe Rd, Cupertino (2-AMC Mercado 20 3111 Mission College Blvd,Santa Clara, (3- AMC Van Ness 14 1000 Van Ness Ave. San Francisco.
May 22 10a 3 AMC locales - Cupertino, Santa Clara, San Francisco - www.autism-society.org link email

Free Xcite Steps Spring Fling - Xcite Steps is holding their annual Summer Spring Fling event on Sat May 22nd. This fun & free event will be held at Fletcher Cove in Solana Beach. There will be games, picnic style food, lots of opportunity to make new friends & to sign up for our summer camp. Feel free to stop by to meet the Xcite Steps staff & parents at our Spring Fling Event. Pam Machala 858-703-7305
May 22 Solana Beach Free 11-1p Flecther Cove - Pam Machala link email 858-703-7305

San Francisco Giants Autism Awareness Night - Join the Giants as we partner with Autism Speaks in an effort to change the future for all those who struggle with autism spectrum disorders. Arrive early for a special home plate ceremony involving former Giants legend Will
 

'The Thrill' Clark, who is a major advocate in the fight against Autism.
Jun 5 San Francisco 7:05p, $20 AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza - Monica Segot link email 707-778-3840

Bay Area Walk Now for Autism Speaks - Join Autism Speaks as we walk to change the future for all who struggle with autism! Walk Now for Autism Speaks is a family-friendly FUNdraising event so bring the whole family along. There are activities for the children, resources for families, light refreshments & entertainment.
Jun 5 San Jose 9a, free History Park at KelleyPark, 1650 Senter Rd - Monica Segot link email 707-778-3840



PAR (Providing Autism Research) 4 Kids' Sake Golf Tournament & Dinner/Banquet - We are pleased to announce that the 8th Annual PAR 4 Kids Sake Golf Tournament & Banquet will take place on Mon, June 7 2010 at Ruby Hill Golf Club. We are very excited about this event once again & look forward to
 

selling out the course as well as the evening banquet. Visit our website to register to golf, volunteer, sponsor or attend the banquet. The proceeds from the Comedy Night & Golf Tournament & Dinner / Auction will go to the following: The M.I.N.D. Institute to help their efforts in finding a cause & a cure for autism.
Jun 7 Pleasanton 12p, $225 Ruby Hill Golf Club - Eric Everson link email 925-922-1900

Rally for Autism Treatment Choices - Parents, professionals, kids! Please plan to travel to populate this extremely important rally to help our legislators understand what is at stake when funding for treatment is limited to one particular approach. Gather on capitol steps for rally then join individual meetings with lawmakers to request their help in securing funding options for developmental approaches (Floortime, RDI, etc.)
Jun 9 Sacramento 10a free Capitol Steps, 10th Street & Capitol Mall - Dr. Andrea Davis email 626-795-7910

Autism Advocacy - Areva Martin - Foothill Autism Alliance Family Resource Meeting - In her new book The Everyday Advocate, nationally recognized expert on autism advocacy Areva Martin lays out vital & relevant step-by-step instructions to parents advocating for a child with autism. Come hear Areva share her hard-won knowledge as a parent of an autistic child, attorney, & founder of


 

the Special Needs Network.
Jun 9 Pasadena 91101 7p-9:30p Free! PCDA, 620 North Lake Avenue, 2nd floor - Sonia Aller link email 818-66-AUTISM

Drama/Social Skills Camp - Fostering social thinking & building friendships through drama. Campers will perform skits & plays as well as participate in traditional camp activities such as arts & crafts & games. Designed for children with mild to moderate learning & developmental disabilities.
Jun 14-18 Santa Rosa 8:30a-2:30p, $500 Anova Center for Education 3033 Cleveland Ave - Sheila Weese link email 707-527-7032

PECS Basic Training - Presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants. Participants will leave this workshop with a fundamental understanding of how to implement PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System). Call for group discounts. 1.3 ASHA CEUs & 7.0 BACB CEUs available.
Jun 14-15 San Francisco 8a-4p/ $395 professional-$295 parent - Alexis Bondy link email 888-732-7462

Summer Camp for kids & teens with Cognitive Disabilities - Xcite Steps offers week long summer camps catered to kids, teens, & adults with developmental or cognitive challenges. Xcite Steps works hard to build & maintain an environment in which campers feel like they can be themselves, open up, make friends & most

 

importantly have fun! www.excitesteps.com
Jun 21-Aug 27 Solana Beach 12:30-3:30p Flecther Cove - Pam Machala link email 858-703-7305

BIG FUN Surf Lessons - Join Philip this summer for 1 hour individual sessions & explore the water like never before. Students will discuss ocean safety & awareness, discover balancing techniques, learn paddling positions, & of course practice riding waves! Equipment will be provided. Open to all ages & levels of function.
Jun 21-Sep 5 El Segundo & Malibu beach Tues, Thurs, Fri, or Sat slots available-$63/class pre-pay - BIG FUN Office link email 877-BIG-FUN8

SUPERFLEX Camp - Using cartoon characters, campers will participate in activities designed to build understanding about how to adapt to the world around them including recognition that we all have different & unique perspectives. Ideally suited for children with High Functioning Autism, Aspergers Syndrome & other related disabilities. Curriculum based upon the work of Michelle Garcia Winner.
Jun 21-25 Santa Rosa 12:30-3:30p.m., $250 Anova Center for Education, 3033 Cleveland Ave - Sheila Weese link email 707-527-7032

Just For the Fun of It! Sports Camp for All Abilities - Learn how to be a social thinking athlete! Campers learn how to be part of a team while working on individual skills.

 

All sports are modified & adapted for success. Designed for children with mild to moderate learning & developmental disabilities.
Jun 21-25 Santa Rosa 8:30-11:30a, $250 Anova Center for Education, 3033 Cleveland Ave - Sheila Weese link email 707-527-7032

Beyond Behaviors: Reframing Our Perceptions - A unique opportunity to incorporate new understandings of movement, health/mental health, communication & the role of relationship in the development of personalized supports & instructional strategies across the lifespan. For professionals & parents. Both USD Graduate Credit & Graduate Extension Credit available at additional cost; details on website
Jun 28, 29, 30 San Diego 92110 8a to 5p; $220 early registration; University of San Dieigo, 5998 Alcala Park - Prof. Anne M. Donnellan, Ph.D.; Jodi Robledo, Ph.D. link email 619-260-7705

Social Skills Summer Camp - Summer Camp at Skill Builders. Fun filled days with social lessons interwoven into the activities. July 5th through August 13 2010. Mon through Fri 9:30 to 1:30. Ages 6 years & up. $360 per week. Visit our website for program details & registration. www.skillbuildersca.org
Jul 5 - Aug 13 Walnut Creek $360 per week 43 Quail Court, No.204 - Betty Blaney, M.A., Ed.S link email 925-457-7771

 


Orange Workshop: Your Dependent With Special Needs: - Families with dependents with special needs,face many serious questions about how to best prepare for their future well-being. This workshop addresses such critical issues as protecting government benefit eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), creating Special Needs Trusts & the importance of a will. Taking steps now can help arrange for a loved ones well-being today & tomorrow.
Jul 14 Orange 7-8:30p Free 393 S Tustin St - Diana Ega email 714-289-2400

PECS Basic Training - Presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants. Participants will leave this workshop with a fundamental understanding of how to implement PECS (Pyramid Exchange Communication System). Call for group discounts! 1.3 ASHA CEUs & 7.0 BACB CEUs available.
Jul 15- 16 Irvine 8a-4p/ $395 professional-$295 parent - Alexis Bondy link email 888-732-7462

Ride & Style for Autism Family Festival - Ride & Style: Exotic Car & Bike Family Festival benefits Autism Care & Treatment. The festival will feature exotic cars, custom bikes, deeply discounted hair cuts from celebrity stylist Allen Edwards & his team of stylists, live bands, food concessions, & much more.
Jul 25 Woodland Hills $10 Adults, $5 ten & up, Free for ages 10 &

 

under 20855 Ventura Blvd, Parking Lot - Daphne link email 661-478-6512

Ride & Style Family Festival - A rollin & stylish, fun-filled event for the whole family, featuring exotic cars, specialty motorbikes,deeply discounted haircuts by celebrity stylist Allen Edwards & his team of stylists, live entertainment,youth activities, over 20 vendors, food concessions, recognizable celebrities, & much, much MORE!
Jul 25 Woodland HIlls $10 20855 Ventura Blvd. - Daphne Plump link email 661-478-6512

UCLA PEERS Training Seminar for Mental Health Professionals & Educators - The PEERS Training Seminar will be held at UCLA for mental health professionals & educators who are interested in learning and/or implementing the PEERS intervention & research in their clinical practice. PEERS is a 14-week evidence-based & parent-assisted social skills intervention for motivated teens with Autism Spectrum Disorders in middle & high school.
Aug 3-6 & Oct 26-29 Los Angeles 4 days, $2200 UCLA - Ruth Ellingsen link
email 310-825-0142

PECS Advanced Training - Presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants. This workshop is perfect for anyone who has previously attended the PECS Basic Training & is currently implementing PECS (Picture
 

Exchange Communication System). To register, visit our website or call 888-732-7462. Call for group discounts. 1.2 ASHA CEUs & 12.5 BACB CEUs available.
Aug 9 -10 San Diego 8a-4p/ $295 professional-$195 parent - Alexis Bondy link email 888-732-7462

Charity Golf Tournament - Faces of Hope Charitable Fund based in Salida, California is holding a fundraiser golf tournament to raise money for their Autism Resource Center. ARC assists vulnerable families who need information & support. Free advocacy services are provided, & grants to underserved children with autism are awarded annually for assessments & services.
Aug 21 Livermore $35 for dinner only; $185 per player The Course at Wente Vineyards - Kelly Moran link email 925-209-5326

PECS Basic Training - Presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants. Participants will leave this workshop with a fundamental understanding of how to implement PECS (Pyramid Exchange Communication System). Call for group discounts! 1.3 ASHA CEUs & 7.0 BACB CEUs available.
Aug 30 -21 San Jose 8a-4p/ $395 professional-$295 parent - Alexis Bondy link email 888-732-7462

PECS Basic Training - Presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants. Participants will leave this workshop with a fundamental understanding of how to implement PECS 
 

(Pyramid Exchange Communication System). Call for group discounts! 1.3 ASHA CEUs & 7.0 BACB CEUs available.
Sep 20 -21 Los Angeles 8a-4p/ $395 professional-$295 parent - Alexis Bondy link email 888-732-7462

CARD, Inc.'s 20th Anniversary Gala - The Center for Autism & Related Disorders, Inc. (CARD) celebrates 20 years of leading the way in the successful treatment of autism. The gala will benefit Autism Care & Treatment, a non profit





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Sep 25 Los Angeles 6:30p-12:am Park Plaza, 607 South Park View Street - Daphne Plump email 818-345-2345 Ext 270

Denim & Diamonds for Autism - Autism Care & Treatment to host the 5th Annual Denim & Diamonds on Sat, October 23 2010. The event will raise funds to provide therapy, biomedical treatments, helmets, social skills groups & more to children whose families can not afford autism care & treatment.
Oct 23 Hidden Hills $100 5839 Jed Smith Rd - Daphnne link email 661-478-6512

4th Annual Denim & Diamonds - Dinner Buffet, Program, Live Entertainment, Slient & Live Auction, Dancing & a whole lot more! Hosts: Autism Care & Treatment's Executive Director Nancy Alspaugh Jackson & EXTRA TV reporter Jerry Penacoli. Proceeds from the event will help children with autism gain teh necessary treatments to live a productive life.
Oct 23 $100 HIdden HIlls 5839 Jed Rd - Daphne link daphne@act-today.org 661-478-6512

Integrative Medicine for Mental Health - Practical Solutions for Treating Depression, Bipolar 
 

Disorder, Anxiety, OCD & Eating Disorders.
Nov 6 & 7 Los Angeles Early Bird $179/ 2nd attendee $99 - Chasity Robinson link email 913-341-8949

PECS Basic Training - Presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants. Participants will leave this workshop with a fundamental understanding of how to implement PECS (Pyramid Exchange Communication System). Call for group discounts! 1.3 ASHA CEUs & 7.0 BACB CEUs available.
Nov 18 -19 Sacramento 8a-4p/ $395 professional-$295 parent - Alexis Bondy link email 888-732-7462

PECS Basic Training - Presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants. Participants will leave this workshop with a fundamental understanding of how to implement PECS (Pyramid Exchange Communication System). Call for group discounts! 1.3 ASHA CEUs & 7.0 BACB CEUs available.
Dec 6 -7 San Diego 8a-4p/ $395 professional-$295 parent - Alexis Bondy link email 888-732-7462

PECS Basic Training - Presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants. Participants will leave this workshop with a fundamental understanding of how to implement PECS (Pyramid Exchange Communication System). Call for group discounts! 1.3 ASHA CEUs & 7.0 BACB CEUs available.
Dec 9-10 San Francisco 8a-4p/ $395 professional-$295 parent - 
 

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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

+ABCs of Autism- Family & Provider Education Series- topics change monthly; each session includesthe opportunity to access a free legal clinic to help you with your health insurance problems 
 

Lakewood 2nd Wed  free Autism Society of Colorado- Bridget Cessar link email 720-214-0794x10

Extreme Sports Camp -Summer sessions - Filling Up - Week long sessions running June 27 through August 28. We are a sports camp specifically for kids & young adults on the autism spectrum. Kayaking,rafting, swimming, climbing, low & high ropes course, wakeboarding, water skiing, wake surfing, jet skiing, water slides. Please call or visit website for more info & to register: Summer 2010 Also, seeking male counselors; please apply on our website. 
May 31- Aug 28 Aspen $1950-$2790 per week 281 North Star Drive - Scott Dorman link email 970-927-3143





Extreme Sports Camp / Summer 2010 Residential Camp - Extreme Sports Camp Summer 2010. Week long sessions running June 27 through August 28. We are a sports camp specifically for kids & young adults on the autism spectrum. Kayaking, rafting, swimming, climbing, low & high ropes course, wakeboarding, water skiing, wake 

 
surfing, jet skiing, yoga, water slides..sound like fun? Please call or visit website for more info & to register: Summer 2010
Jun 27-Aug 28 Aspen - Scott Dorman link email 970-927-3143

PECS Basic Training - Presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants. Participants will leave this workshop
with a fundamental understanding of how to implement PECS (Pyramid Exchange Communication System). Call for group discounts! 1.3 ASHA CEUs & 7.0 BACB CEUs available.
Sep 23 -24 Denver 8a-4p/ $395 professional-$295 parent - Alexis Bondy link email 888-732-7462

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CONNECTICUT

Autism Campus Planning Meeting - March 6th planning meeting for autism campus- 2 at HARC (third
  floor) 900 Asylum Avenue in Hartford, CT Thank you for your email. In response to our 2/10/10 Hartford Courant posting, we


received numerous calls & emails from parents, educators & other compassionate people who share our concern for the future of our vulnerable sons, daughters, students, friends. Everyone has their own story & reason for getting involved. We welcome everyone's ideas & visions.
Mar 6 Hartford 2p -free 900 Asylum Avenue - Karen Lepak email 860-646-8489

PECS Basic Training - Presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants. Participants will leave this workshop with a fundamental understanding of how to implement PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System). Call for group discounts. 1.3 ASHA CEUs & 7.0 BACB CEUs available.
May 3 -4 Hartford 8a-4p/ $395 professional-$295 parent - Alexis Bondy link email 888-732-7462

Silent Auction for Autism Speaks - A silent auction to benefit the Walk Now for Autism.
May 4 New Britain 6-8 $30/person Whinstone Tavern - shannon knall email 860 2170440

Autism Speaks silent auction - The Greater Hartford Chapter of Autism Speaks invites you to join us for an evening to remember. On May 4th, 2010 we will be holding a silent auction to benefit Autism Speaks, the nations largest autism advocacy group.
860-573-7600
May 4 New Britain 6 $30/person Whinstone Tavern
245 Hartford Rd - Lindsay Nordby email
 
 
Kid's Health & Learning Fair - Total Learning & Therapy Center in Trumbull, CT is offering free vision, motor, sensory & language screenings for children on Sat, May 22 2010. There will be demonstrations & activities for the children as well as tools for parents. Please call the TLTC office at 203-268-8852 - register your child.
May 22 Trumbull 12-2p 5893 Main Street - link email 203-268-8852

PECS Basic Training - Presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants. Participants will leave this workshop with a fundamental understanding of how to implement PECS (Pyramid Exchange Communication System). Call for group discounts! 1.3 ASHA CEUs & 7.0 BACB CEUs available.
Aug 2-3 Fairfield County 8a-4p/ $395 professional-$295 parent - Alexis Bondy link email 888-732-7462

PECS Advanced Training - Presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants. This workshop is perfect for anyone who has previously attended the PECS Basic Training & is currently implementing PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System). To register, visit our website or call 888-732-7462. Call for group discounts. 1.2 ASHA CEUs & 12.5 BACB CEUs available.
Nov 8 -9 Hartford 8a-4p/ $295 professional-$195 parent - Alexis Bondy link email 888-732-7462



 
PECS Basic Training - Presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants. Participants will leave this workshop with a fundamental understanding of how to implement PECS (Pyramid Exchange Communication System). Call for group discounts! 1.3 ASHA CEUs & 7.0 BACB CEUs available.
Dec 13-14 North Haven 8a-4p/ $395 professional-$295 parent - Alexis Bondy link email 888-732-7462


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+DCAP Monthly Meeting - Various Topics
Washington 2nd Sat -  11a until 1p,Free DC Public Library Location TBD - Yetta Myrick link email 202-271-9262

DCAP Monthly Meeting - 'Toilet Training' a presentation by Christine Accardo, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Program Director of The Shafer 

 

Center. (Rescheduled from February)
May 8 Washington 11a-1p, Free Chevy Chase Neighborhood Library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. N.W. - Yetta Myrick link email 202-271-9262

Run For Autism at the Marine Corps Marathon & 10K - Run to support autism research at this years Marine Corps Marathon & 10K. This race features both a marathon & 10K option & runs through Washington DC & Northern Virginia. Take in the scenery, scare yourself with speed & fund research at this Halloween day race. Contact Julia Hornaday  for more information
Oct 31 7a, costs vary - Julia Hornaday link email 703-243-9710

 
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+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

First Annual Blues Benefit for Practice Without Pressure - Blues Benefit for Practice Without Pressure 3/28/10 Join six blues bands - Whats in the Box, Dirty Boots, Wilmington Blues Jam, Bad JuJu, Barrel House Blues & Stone Groove at Tailgates Sports Bar & Grill, 4124 Stanton-Ogletown Rd in Newark, DE on Sunday, March 28 from 1 p.m. 7 p.m. A $10 donation benefits Practice Without Pressure, a non-profit that serves people with disabilities & their families. Contact Gale Loyd at 302-465-1353.
Mar 28 Newark 1p-7p $10 suggested donation Tailgates Sports Bar & Grill, 4124 Stanton-Ogletown Rd - Gale Loyd link email 302-465-1353

PECS Basic Training - Presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants. Participants will leave this workshop with a fundamental understanding of how to implement PECS (Pyramid Exchange Communication System). Call for group discounts! 1.3 ASHA CEUs & 7.0 BACB CEUs available.
Jul 12 -13 Newark 8a-4p/ $395 professional-$295 parent - Alexis Bondy link email 888-732-7462 

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+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 Society of the Panhandle's Evening Meetings - The Autism Society of the Panhandle meets the 3rd Tue of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Pollak Training Center of the ARC Gateway on 10th Avenue in Pensacola. Sitters available with reservation 3 days prior to event.
Pensacola 3rd Tues. 6:30p, no cost Corner of 10th Avenue & Fairfield Drive - Susan Byram link email 850-450-0656
 


+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


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

+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

+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

+Hernando Autism Parenting & Personal Experience Network H.A.P.P.E.N.)- We are a support
group for parents & other relatives of children on the Autism Spectrum, as well as for those who are seeking a diagnosis. Leslie Bolen to register 352-683-0209 
Spring Hill 3rd Wed 7-9p Pediatric Therapy Works email

+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

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

ABA Therapy: What Is It & How Does It Work? - Workshop to teach parents, other family members & therapists about Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) & its application in the treatment of children with autism & other developmental disabilities. Seating is limited. Call to reserve a seat.
May 4 St Petersburg 10 -12 Free North Branch Library, 861 70th Ave N - Frans van Haaren email 727 576 7600

'Hope for ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders & Learning Disabilities' - This seminar will discuss a comprehensive treatment approach that integrates functional neurology & hemispheric integration therapy with biomedical, nutritional & dietary interventions along with therapeutic modalities & Applied Behavior Analysis. In addition, information will be provided regarding Individualized Education Program & Financial Planning for Special Needs.
May 8 Tampa Free Childrens Board of Hillsborough County, 1002 East Palm Avenue - Marilyn link email 813-935-4744

Hope for ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders & Learning Disabilities What You Need to Know About



AD(H)D, A.S.D., Developmental & Neuro-Behavioral Disorders - Hemispheric Integration Therapy for ADHD Autism & Autism Spectrum Related Disorders Introduction to Functional Medicine Approach for Autism Spectrum Disorders / Biomedical Interventions Applied Behavioral Therapy: A scientific approach for evaluating behavior IEP' Individualized Education Program Question & Answer Wrap Up by presenters & parents of children with successful therapies.
May 8 Tampa 9a-3p, Free 1002 East Palm Avenue - Marilyn Santiago link email 813-935-4744

First Annual Emerald Coast Symposium on Autism - The Emerald Coast Autism Society & Emerald Coast Autism Center will co-host the first annual Emerald Coast Symposium on Autism at Saint Judes Episcopal Church, Niceville, Florida. This event will feature internationally-known speaker & author of The Verbal Behavior Approach, Mary Lynch Barbera.
May 8 Niceville 8a-5p $50 Saint Jude's Episcopal Church, 200 North Partin Dr - Staci Berryman link email 8502793000

5th Annual Autism Walk - 5th Annual Autism Walk & Family Fun Day - scheduled for Sat, May 8 2010 inside the Orange County Convention Centers North Concourse. - Vendors - Kids Activities - Raffle / Silent Action
May 8 Orlando 9a 1p Orange 
 

County Convention Center - Donna Lorman - ASGO link email 407-855-0235

Problem Behavior - Workshop to teach parents, other family members & therapists about the reasons why children with autism & other developmental disabilities engage in problem behavior(non-compliance, aggression, self-injury, etc.). We will also talk about different strategies that can be used to decrease problem behavior & to increase functional communication skills. Seating is limited, call to reserve a seat
May 20 3-5p St Petersburg Free North Branch Library, 861 70th Ave N - Frans van Haaren email 727 576 7600

Educate BEFORE You Vaccinate - Guest Speakers April Rene Keynote speaker for VIC (Vaccine Information Coalition) & former President of TAAP (The Autism Autoimmunity Project) & Gary L. Tunsky, CNC Cellular Disease Specialist International speaker/author & represents (PHT) Precision Healing Technologies. He is a traditional naturopath & has a 24-year diverse background in a wide array of healing arts.
May 22 Melbourne 10a-2p, Free 2100 Waverly Place - Dr. Haig John link email 321-722-5846

PECS Basic Training in Orlando, Florida - Presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants. Participants will leave this workshop
 

with a fundamental understanding of how to implement PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System). Call for group discounts. 1.3 ASHA CEUs & 7.0 BACB CEUs available at no additional cost! We look forward to hearing from you!
May 27 -28 Orlando 8a 4p-$395 professional / $295 parent International Palms Resort & Conference Center, 6515 International Drive - Alexis Bondy link email 888-732-7462 

Autism Film Premiere - 'Walking In The Dark: Finding The Light In Autism', a film produced by Brian K Dery of Triple Knot Productions will focus on families living with children whom have Autism. The film is aimed to help those parents that are new to autism & are lost. The film intends to give hope & show that there is support out there. For more information, www.tripleknotproductions.org
Jun 5 Tampa 7p, free admission University of South Florida, 4202 E Fowler Avenue, MSC 4100 - Brian K Dery link email 813-283-8657

PECS Basic Training - Presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants. Participants will leave this workshop with a fundamental understanding of how to implement PECS (Pyramid Exchange Communication System). Call for group discounts! 1.3 ASHA CEUs & 7.0 BACB CEUs available.
Jul 29 -30 Ocala 8a-4p/ $395 professional-$295 parent - Alexis Bondy link email 888-732-7462

 







STAND Pinellas Accessing Resources Conference (SPARC) - This educational conference's goal is to provide parents, teachers, therapists & other professionals with resources that will help their children make achievements in all aspects of life. While we focus on children with special needs, we believe these resources are just as valuable to any child. There will be something here for everyone, for one day, in one place! This is a Statewide Conference with Federal & State Exhibitors in attendance. Some of what you will find at the conference: X 60 different breakout sessions. X Resource & Exhibitor area with over 100 display booths X Keynote Speaker X State, Regional, & Local Organizations on hand for information & questions X Catered lunch X Door prizes Galore­KTherapy sessions, evaluations, massages, dinners, movies, shows, gift baskets, & much more, including a DELL Laptop Computer!
Sep 11 Largo 8a-5p $25 6410 118th Ave N - Melissa Tremblay link email 727-784-8493

 


PECS Basic Training - Presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants. Participants will leave this workshop with a fundamental understanding of how to implement PECS (Pyramid Exchange Communication System). Call for group discounts! 1.3 ASHA CEUs & 7.0 BACB CEUs available.
Oct 7-8 Tampa 8a-4p/ $395 professional-$295 parent - Alexis Bondy link email 888-732-7462

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GEORGIA

  

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

Same Journey As You- 808-337-2255
Lihue & Waimea 1st & 2nd Tue 6p-7:30p Lihue Public Library / WKMC KVMH- Brende Ancheta hfaa.net autismkauai@yahoo.com
  
+Genetics of Autism Research Opportunity at Emory University & Marcus Autism Center - Purpose: To learn more about possible genetic causes of autism spectrum disorders. Benefits: Child with an ASD receives a no-cost evaluation & research summary. Eligibility: One child (age 4-17- with a known ASD diagnosis Both biological parents able to participate At least one typically developing sibling No other family members with an ASD Blood sample required
Thru June Atlanta Continuous
Enrollment Until June 2011 No cost for services. 1920 Briarcliff Rd - Tracy Cermak, M.A. email 404-304-0513

+Intensive Individual Autism/Aspergers Intervention Program - Offered in 1-week, « week, & 1-day formats. During this training, ABA Incidental Teaching Techniques are used. Concentrations can be in behavior, communication, adaptive skills, social skills, and/or toilet training. The goal is to provide you with the skills to support your family member (child or adult) at home & in the community. 20% discount for down-payments received by Jan 31.
Thru June Decatur Varies per format Emory Autism Center, 1551 Shoup

 

 Ct. - Charlie Coleman link email 404-727-8350


Alexsander Academy Art show Fundraiser - Featuring art from our students & local artists. Proceeds go to benefit our students with special needs. $5 - get in/ get it back w/art purchase. Door prizes. Great raffle prizes including 4 Disney park tickets - can be used for any park! $10 per ticket or 3 for $25. Don't need to be present to win raffle. Don't miss it! To learn more about Alexsander Academy go to alexsanderacademy.org
May 15 Alpharetta 6-10p $5 entrance inc dinner 1090 Powers Place - Stefanie Smith link email 770-777-0475

1st Annual Rocking The Spectrum Battle of the Bands - The 1st Annual Rocking The Spectrum Battle of the Bands is here! We are so thankful to Rising Fawn Equestrian Center for hosting this event. Please join us at this wonderful musical event showcasing the talents of Forsyth County's most promising high school bands (garage bands that is)... Starts at 1PM - Tickets are $10/person. Each ticket purchase includes a raffle entry.
May 15 Ballground $10 9533 Old Preserve Trail - Kristin Dechant link email 404-867-7446

Thinking Outside the Box: Educating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders - Presenters are selected from a variety of 

 

educational, clinical & personal backgrounds to educate Georgias parents & professionals about autism spectrum disorders & how to develop successful classroom, clinical & daily environments for students who struggle with this diagnosis. 10 Contact hours = 1 PLU Credit.
Jul 22-Jul 23 Atlanta Early Registration: $119 After 5/15/10: $130 Atlanta Marriott Century Center - Laura Cape; Sheila Wagner email 404-727-8350

PECS Basic Training - Presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants. Participants will leave this workshop with a fundamental understanding of how to implement PECS (Pyramid Exchange Communication System). Call for group discounts! 1.3 ASHA CEUs & 7.0 BACB CEUs available.
Aug 26 -27 Atlanta 8a-4p/ $395 professional-$295 parent - Alexis Bondy link email 888-732-7462








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Webinar: Your Child With Autisms Health in the Information Age - At the 2nd Autism Telehealth Summit, April 23-24 Boise, Idaho, Dr. Peter Yellowlees spoke about patients & their doctors using the internet to work better together. Dr. Yellowlees is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California at Davis. He is an expert in telepsychiatry & medical informatics, & the author of Your Health in the Information Age. Free - Andrew Choufrine link email 208-629-8778

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ILLINOIS

+Monthly Support Group Meetings- General information on local re- sources, support & encouragement. Special speakers on various topics throughout the year. Networking
 

w/other parents.Evansville 1st Sun & 2nd Thu May 14  6p Free Gethsemane Church, 1001 North Main Street, (mtgs in the 180 building)- Lori Culbertson 812-437-3619 email

+Monthly Parent Meetings- Our topics cover children with neurological disorders, which include behavior issues, food allergiesAuditory issues, Sensory Processing, & lots more. We welcome parents & educators. We
 often have speakers scheduled, & hold the Autism Society Chapter for Elk. County. 574-295-7301
Elkhart 1st Thu 6:30p 2104 Station Court on US 33 across from McDonalds near Concord Mall Rhonda Raderstorf email

+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
2nd Wed - Aurora 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 topicsrelating 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

Solutions For Autism - You will hear expert speakers, meet mothers who have children who are recovering, & find out where to begin (or continue) your journey for those affected by Autism in your life. Find hope & solutions based on solid science, research, & experience from Drs. Fritz, Ochsner, Lopez, Eisenstein as well as other professionals. All proceeds go to benefit Generation Rescue & ASI. Limited seating.
May 1 Orland Park 8:30-12 noon / $10 tickets 183rd & Wolf Rd - Danielle link email 708-349-0040

PECS Advanced Training - Presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants. This workshop is perfect for anyone who has previously attended the PECS Basic Training & is currently implementing PECS (Picture

 

Exchange Communication System). To register, visit our website or call 888-732-7462. Call for group discounts. 1.2 ASHA CEUs & 12.5 BACB CEUs available.
May 6 -7 Chicago 8a-4p/ $295 professional-$195 parent - Alexis Bondy link email 888-732-7462

6th Annual AXA Advisors for Autism ASACIC Golf Classic - Registration begins at 12 pm-Shotgun starts at 1 pm. $85 per person ($100 per person for paid registration after April 30- includes greens fees, cart, lunch & dinner, beverages, sncaks & prizes. All proceeds to benefit the Autism Society of America Central Illinois Chapter (ASACIC), a 501c3 organization.
May 7 Auburn 12p, $85 Edgewood Golf Club - Jerry Selsor link email 217-241-2023

Chicago Walk Now for Autism Speaks - This family-friendly three-mile walk at Soldier Field will raise awareness & funds for research & advocacy for families affected by autism spectrum disorders. The walk includes a resource fair & post-walk party.  or call 224-567-8573.
May 15 Chicago 8a Registration (No fee to register) Soldier Field - Dana Morris link email 224-567-8573

ASPERGERPLANET: High Functioning Autism at Home & in School - Maureen Donehe, Golden Apple Nominated teacher & her son Jack Donehey-Nykiel a yong man with Asperger's syndrome-now a DePaul University junior, explain the Rd to
 

the AS diagnosis...symptoms seen by teachers & family members, & how to help people with AS to succeed.
May 18 Chicago 6p- 9p free North Park University - Nancy Berggren link email 1-847-755-3730

Asperger's Disorder & Autism: Advances in Understanding & Interventions - This seminar will provide participants with detailed information on the current research & media trends in defining, classifying, & treating ASDs, with an emphasis on the clinical implications of each. Three broad sections will cover defining clinical features, diagnostic assessment, & treatment & intervention, with a focus on the latter. Case examples & videos will be used as examples.
May 18 Lisle 8:45a-4:30p $149 Marriott Hickory Ridge Conference Hotel 1195 Summerhill Drive - Carolyn link email 413-499-1489 x1

Shavuot Ice-Cream Party! - You are invited to a ICE CREAM Party! Hear the Ten Commandments & create your own ICE CREAM DELICACY!! The Friendship Circle Holiday Celebration allows the entire family to celebrate together in an exciting holiday atmosphere. Volunteers are on hand to ensure that the event meets the particular needs of each child bring the warm & joyous feeling of the holiday.
May 19 Northbrook 5:30-6:30p (no Charge) 755 Huehl Rd - Zelik Moscowitz link email 847-943-9770
 





A World Of Choices For Your Child - Autism One/Generation Rescue 2010 Conference, Over 150 speakers; 7 days of presentations, seminars, think tanks, and professional training, 6 tracks offering specific answers to help children and families immediately, Jenny McCarthy Keynote, Elizabeth Birt Center for Autism Law & Advocacy Legal Training, American Human Rights Rally, Student Scholars for Autism Program, & more.
May 24-30, Chicago
www.autismone.org
 



The American Rally For Personal Rights Vaccination Choice, Parental Consent. We invite all people, families and organizations committed to protecting these fundamental rights to stand with us and to work with us after the rally to support grassroots advocacy, education, and leadership in defense of our personal -
 

individual, legal, moral, religious, civil, and human -- rights.
May 26 Grant Park, Downtown Chicago 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Link

Special Education Law Day - Law Day is intensive training designed to get parents up to speed quickly & will cover extensive information. To facilitate this process, each participant will receive a workbook with supporting information on key concepts, selected sections of IDEA, background facts on case studies as well as recommended reading & resources
May 27 8a-5p - link email

ASI & Creative Exchange Benefit with live music! - The first band is The Naturals 2 members of the band have forms of autism, wonderful amazing men that you definitely have to see. Playing 7:30-8:30pm The next band is Twysted Fork an alt/country/folk/rock band. Playing from 9-11pm The last band is Blaze Daze & 80's Rock Band, play 11:30-1:30 Kids welcome till 10:45 Raffle tickets $3ea or 4 for $10 Free Calendars for the first 150 people.
May 28 Countryside 7:30p-1:30a $5 cover Kenny's Pub 917 W 55th St - Nicole Strawser email

Berard Auditory Integration Training in Naperville/Aurora - - Berard AIT is a 10 day, noninvasive educational & therapeutic technique which helps people hear all frequencies more evenly, to 
 

improve in the processing of auditory input, & to decrease hyper or hypo-sensitivity to specific environmental or speech sounds. AIT enhances aspects of hearing perception. Individuals over age 3 can participate; teenagers & adults benefit also. Data & research available.
May 28 through Jun 6 Aurora Daily for 10 days, $1500 $1400 early registration Naperville/Aurora area - Terrie Silverman link email 262 569 7828

Berard Auditory Integration Training - Berard AIT is a 10 day, noninvasive educational & therapeutic technique which helps people hear all frequencies more evenly, to improve in the processing of auditory input, & to decrease hyper or hypo-sensitivity to specific environmental or speech sounds. AIT enhances aspects of hearing perception. Individuals over age 3 can participate; teenagers & adults benefit also. Data & research available.
Jun 5-14 Schaumburg $1500 $1400 if registered by 4/5/10 - Terrie Silverman link email 262-569-7828

PECS Basic Training - Presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants. Participants will leave this workshop with a fundamental understanding of how to implement PECS (Pyramid Exchange Communication System). Call for group discounts! 1.3 ASHA CEUs & 7.0 BACB CEUs available.
Jul 19 -20 Chicago 8a-4p/ $395 professional-$295 parent - Alexis

 

Bondy link email 888-732-7462

Integrative Medicine for Mental Health - Practical Solutions for Treating Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, OCD & Eating Disorders.
Aug 14 & 15 Chicago Early Bird $179/ 2nd attendee $99 - Chasity Robinson link email 913-341-8949

Pyramid Approach Basic Training: Presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants - The Pyramid Approach training is designed to help professionals & parents understand the critical components that ensure successful teaching & learning, through the use of behavior analysis. The Pyramid emphasized how to teach, rather than simply what to teach, in order to maximize an individual's learning outcomes. Call for group discounts & to receive information about ASHA CEUs.
Sep 9 -10 Chicago 8a-4p/ $395 professional-$295 parent - Alexis Bondy link email 888-732-7462

Bank of America Chicago Marathon - With an ambitious RUN team behind the scenes, we hope to have largest RUN FOR AUTISM Chicago Marathon team in history this year. Despite being nearly a year away, we are already looking for runners to blow our way for this incredible, sell-out, Windy City race. If you are interested in joining us in Chicago, email run@researchautism.org to secure your spot!
Oct 10 Chicago - Lily Matusiak link 
 

email 703-243-8020

PECS Basic Training - Presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants. Participants will leave this workshop with a fundamental understanding of how to implement PECS (Pyramid Exchange Communication System). Call for group discounts! 1.3 ASHA CEUs & 7.0 BACB CEUs available.
Nov 1-2 Chicago 8a-4p/ $395 professional-$295 parent - Alexis Bondy link email 888-732-7462

Family Time Magazine Autism Seminar - Over 100 exhibitors & 30 Expert Guest Speakers will address solutions for HEALING Autism. Free Goodie Bags will be given away at the door to the first 100 attendees.
Nov 20 University Park $30 Governeror's State University - 1 University Parkway - Lisa Nowicki Baer link email 815-806-8844




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INDIANA

+Asperger-Autism Parent Group of Goshen - Monthly educational meetings feature a speaker on topics of interest to parents of children, youth & adults with Asperger Syndrome or autism. First Mons (except 2nd Mon in April & Sept.; no July meeting). Open to all. Registration not required.
Goshen 1st Mon 7-8:30p, Free 8th St Mennonite Church, 602 S 8th St - Christine Guth link email 574-534-2718

+AS:pire- Autism Spectrum: Parent Information, Resources, & Education
Ames 1st Tue 6:30p-8:30p ChildServe- 13th St.- Cheryl Richt 515-232-8372 email

+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
 


Hamilton County Voices of the Spectrum & Talent Show - Hamilton County Autism Support Group presents its 2nd Annual Voices program on Sat 4/17/10 from 4-6pm at Hamilton Southeastern High School-Auditorium. Come listen to individuals ages 3-55 speak about their experiences having autism or showcase their talents. www.hcasg.org
Apr 17 Fishers Free Olio Rd - Jane Grimes link email 317-403-6705





2010 Autism Walk & 5K Run - Interlock, The East Central Indiana Autism Society of America will have its annual Autism Walk & 5K Run on May 1st. Information can be found at www.interlockin.org.
May 1 Muncie 10:30a until 2p, No cost Delaware County Fairgrounds - link email

Managing Challenging Behavior at Home - Lori Copsey & Brian Wilkins will speak on 'Managing Challenging Behavior at Home' at the May 3 meeting of the Asperger-Autism Parent Group of

 
Goshen. Both speakers are employed by Elkhart County Special Education Cooperative, where Copsey is a behavior resource specialist & Wilkins is an autism spectrum specialist. 7-8:30 pm., 8th Street Mennonite Church 602 S 8th St, Goshen, IN.
May 3 Goshen 7-8:30p, Free 8th St Mennonite Church, 602 S 8th St - Christine Guth link email 574-534-2718

Outreach Clinic for Children & Adults with Autism, PDD, AD(H)D, & Related Disorders - Outreach Clinics offer families a full service opportunity to begin biomedical interventions by providing an on-site physician, an experienced pediatric phlebotomist, & comprehensive biological testing panels at discounted prices.
May 7-8 Richland 9a-6p call for details & insurance info Wittman Family Chiropractic, LLC 2072 North CR 700 W - Outreach Team link email 859-261-4503

Berard Auditory Integration Training in Indianapolis, Indiana - Berard AIT is a 10day, noninvasive educational & therapeutic technique which helps people hear all frequencies more evenly, to improve in the processing of auditory input, & to decrease hyper or hypo-sensitivity to specific environmental or speech sounds. AIT enhances aspects of hearing perception. Individuals over age 3 can participate; teenagers & adults benefit also. Data & research available



 

May 22-31 Indianapolis $1600 -early registration $1500 if received before 3/22/10 TBD in Indianapolis, Indiana - Terrie Silverman link email 262 569 7828

Simply Speaking Comprehensive Learning Center Day Camp - Starting in June- Day Camps for children with social, speech/language, sensory, fine/gross motor difficulties. Call 260-417-9443 for more info Preschool is now registering for our 2010-2011 school year. Children do not need to be potty trained.
Jun 14-Jul Fort Wayne call for info 12912 Coldwater Rd - Janice Anne Cook link email 260-417-9443

PECS Basic Training - Presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants. Participants will leave this workshop with a fundamental understanding of how to implement PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System). Call for group discounts. 1.3 ASHA CEUs & 7.0 BACB CEUs available.
Jun 21-22 Fort Wayne 8a-4p/ $395 professional-$295 parent - Alexis Bondy link email 888-732-7462

2010 Fort Wayne Walk Now for Autism Speaks - Autism Speaks' Walk Now for Autism Speaks, the nation's largest grassroots autism walk program, is our signature fundraising & awareness event. Powered by volunteers & families with loved ones on the autism spectrum, generates vital funds for autism research & raises awareness about the increasing prevalence of autism. Form your walk team today


 

to help support the mission of Autism Speaks.
Sep 11 Fort Wayne Reg. opens at 9a / Walk begins at 11a-Free EVENT Allen County Fairgrounds, 2726 Carroll Rd - Keith Graunke link email 866-500-6227



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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 - See you at the movies! Marcus Theatres?  A new film series, Reel Movies for Real Needs designed for families of special-needs children with autism or other challenges who seldom attend movies. Reel Movies for Real Needs features select first-run film showings. Upcoming titles & dates are Sat, May 22 Shrek & Sat, June 26 Toy Story. Reel Movies for Real Needs will take place at the following Marcus Theatres locations: Fargo Iowa College Square Cinema, Cedar Falls Sycamore Cinema, Iowa City
IO Fourth Sat - 10:30a Carlo W. Petrick, at Marcus Theatres 414-905-1505  link email


PECS Basic Training - Presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants. Participants will leave this workshopwith a fundamental understanding of how to implement PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System)
 
Call for group discounts. 1.3 ASHA CEUs & 7.0 BACB CEUs available.
May 10 -11 Cedar Rapids 8a-4p/ $395 professional-$295 parent - Alexis Bondy link email 888-732-7462

Berard Auditory Integration Training in Naperville/Aurora - - Berard AIT is a 10 day, noninvasive educational & therapeutic technique which helps people hear all frequencies more evenly, to improve in the processing of auditory input, & to decrease hyper or hypo-sensitivity to specific environmental or speech sounds. AIT enhances aspects of hearing perception. Individuals over age 3 can participate; teenagers & adults benefit also. Data & research available.
Jul 10 through Jul 19 Cedar Rapids Daily for 10 days, $1600 $1500 early registration Cedar Rapids/Iowa City area - location to be announced soon - Terrie Silverman link email 262 569 7828


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KANSAS




+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

+ASD Support Group - Flint Hills Autism Support Group for parents & caregivers of those on the spectrum. We meet the 2nd Tue of each month at Amanda Arnold
Elementary School in Manhattan. Childcare is available.
Manhattan 2nd Tue -  7-8:30p Amanda Arnold Elementary School - Cheryl Richt email 785-537-6863

Pilot Club Autism Spectrum Disorders Workshop - This years conference features keynote


speaker, Dr. Stephen Shore. Autistic himself, he is a professor at Adelphi University where he works with autistic children & their families, lectures around the world & has written several books on the subject. Breakout sessions will focus on Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) for use in the home & classroom.
Jun 5 Manhattan 8 a.m-5:15p K-State Student Union - Mary Bowen link email 785-317-3302

PECS Basic Training - Presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants. Participants will leave this workshop with a fundamental understanding of how to implement PECS (Pyramid Exchange Communication System). Call for group discounts! 1.3 ASHA CEUs & 7.0 BACB CEUs available.
Oct 4-5 Wichita 8a-4p/ $395 professional-$295 parent - Alexis Bondy link email 888-732-7462


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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 Basic Training - Presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants. Participants will leave this workshop with a fundamental understanding of how to implement PECS (Pyramid Exchange Communication System). Call for group discounts! 1.3 ASHA CEUs & 7.0 BACB CEUs available.
Aug 23 -24 Owensboro 8a-4p/ $395 professional-$295 parent - Alexis Bondy link email 888-732-7462 

 














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

+Lafayette Parish Satellite Group of the Autism Society of Acadiana (ASAC)- Monthy support meeting, topics vary
Lafayette 1st Tue 6:30p, no cost4100 Johnston Street- 337-369-2885 link email

+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

+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 Society - Extensive lending library. 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
 
Camp Rainman 2010 / Space Camp! - Camp Rainman is a yearly event for persons on the autism spectrum ages 6 & up. Its a two & a half day camp who's main purpose is to provide the camping experience others take for granted. We go swimming, fishing, take trips to restaurants & movies & each year we do something special designed around a theme. This year's theme is Space Camp.
May 31- Jun 2 Doyline 9a / cost is free but a donation of $50 is appreciated Lake Bistineau State Park - Alice Reynolds or Stacy Camp link email 318-230-3708

PECS Basic Training - Presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants. Participants will leave this workshop with a fundamental understanding of how to implement PECS (Pyramid Exchange Communication System). Call for group discounts! 1.3 ASHA CEUs & 7.0 BACB CEUs available.
Sep 16 -17 Baton Rouge 8a-4p/ $395 professional-$295 parent - Alexis Bondy link email 888-732-7462

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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 Main St. Ellsworth email

+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. The intention of this site is 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 Basic Training - Presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants. Participants will leave this workshop with a fundamental understanding

 

of how to implement PECS (Pyramid Exchange Communication System). Call for group discounts! 1.3 ASHA CEUs & 7.0 BACB CEUs available.
Nov 4 -5 - Bangor 8a-4p/ $395 professional-$295 parent - Alexis Bondy link email 888-732-7462


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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

The Affect-Based Language Curriculum An Intensive Program for Families, Therapists & Teachers - In this 2-day intensive course, the participants will not only learn the theoretical framework &




terminology of the ABLC, but will be guided through a practicum where they will develop their own ABLC for a child they are currently teaching. This training is appropriate for parents, therapists & teachers who are working with children & adults whose language skills are between 0-48 months.
May 1 & 2 Bethesda 8:30-4:30; $400(includes ABLC) Bethesda Marriott, Pooks Hill Rd - Diane Lewis, MA, CCC/SLP link email 301-652-2222


Information Session for The Auburn School - The Auburn School offers a dynamic educational program for intellectually curious students with challenges in the areas of communication, socialization, pragmatic language, & organization. We are planning to open new schools in Montgomery County & Baltimore, Maryland in fall of 2010. We will be holding several information sessions for interested parents & professionals. Register online!
May 5 Silver Spring 10a-free Calvary Lutheran Church: 9545 Georgia Ave - register with Annie Broderick link email 443--552-7553

Walkin On Sunshine! The Maple Lawn Fashion Show to Benefit Autism Speaks - Bra-la-la,Hyatt & Co.,Ranazul & Simply Divine Boutique brings you Walkin' On Sunshine!The Maple Lawn Fashion 
 
Show to benefit Autism Speaks.See what the trends & styles of the upcoming season;enjoy Happy Hour drink prices beginning at 1 p.m. & a raffle with prizes totaling nearly $2000!Admission is only $5 & all proceeds both the admission & raffle go directly to Autism Speaks & it's mission.
May 8 Fulton 2-4p $5 8171 Maple Lawn Blvd. - Janina Huff email 301-498-9666

Information Session for The Auburn School - The Auburn School offers a dynamic educational program for intellectually curious students with challenges in the areas of communication, socialization, pragmatic language, & organization. We are planning to open new schools in Montgomery County & Baltimore, Maryland in fall of 2010. We will be holding several information sessions for interested parents & professionals. Register online!
May 12 Owings Mills 10:o0a-free Jemicy School: 11202 Garrison Forest Rd - register with Annie Broderick link email 443--552-7553

Outreach Clinic Fir Autism, PDD, AD(H)D, & Related Disorders - Outreach Clinics offer families a full service opportunity to begin biomedical interventions by providing an on-site physician, an experienced pediatric phlebotomist, & comprehensive biological testing panels at discounted prices. Janelle Love, M.D., is a board certified family physician who practices with a functional medicine approach.

 

May 14 & 15 Arnold 9:30a-5p Call for details & insurance info Chesapeake Medical Center 1300 Ritchie Hwy, Suite B - Outreach Team link email 859-261-4503

Information Session for The Auburn School - The Auburn School offers a dynamic educational program for intellectually curious students with challenges in the areas of communication, socialization, pragmatic language, & organization. We are planning to open new schools in Montgomery County & Baltimore, Maryland in fall




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of 2010. We will be holding several information sessions for interested parents & professionals. Register online!
May 19 Silver Spring 10a-free Calvary Lutheran Church: 9545 Georgia Ave - register with Annie Broderick link email 443--552-7553

PECS Basic Training - Presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants. Participants will leave this workshop with a fundamental understanding of how to implement PECS (Pyramid Exchange Communication System). Call for group discounts! 1.3 ASHA CEUs & 7.0 BACB CEUs available.
Dec 13-14 Towson 8a-4p/ $395 professional-$295 parent - Alexis Bondy link email 888-732-7462


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MASSACHUSETTS

+Yogabilities Adapted Yoga classes - Classes for kids, teens, 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.
Ongoing - Norwood contact for details The Healing Moon - Melinda Coppola link email 781-551-8254

+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.
Plymouth 6 week sessions  2 hour weekly sessions/$50 31R Main St. - build-A-bond link email 781-738-5661

Advances in Diagnosis & Treatment of High-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders - Researchers are studying many approaches to improve the lives of individuals with autism through educational & behavioral interventions, as well as medications. We invite you to learn the latest research developments in diagnosing, treating, & improving the quality of life for pre-teens, adolescents, & young adults diagnosed with high-functioning autism or with Asperger's syndrome.
May 1 Boston 8a, $210/$145 185 Cambridge Street - Kristin Iodice link email 617-726-7465

Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) Massachusetts - Parent Support Meeting - - 'Why Medicine is Failing Autism & What We Can Do to Help' presented by Dr. John Gaitanis. Dr. John Gaitanis practices clinical neurophysiology & pediatric neurology at the Children's Neurodevelopment Center at RI


Hospital. All attendees will receive a free 300-page Families with Autism Journey Guide & will have the opportunity to utilize TACA's extensive Autism Lending Library.
May 3 Wrentham 7p-9p, Free Senior Center, 400 Taunton St. - Cheryl Gaudino link email 949-640-4401

Spectrum Yoga New studio opening! - First week of May all classes are Free to celebrate the opening of Spectrum Yoga's new studio in downtown Norwood MA. Group & private Yoga & Yogabilities instruction. We have a special love of serving individuals with developmental disabilities & their families/caregivers.
May 3-7 Norwood 15R Cottage Street - Melinda Coppola ERYT email 781-349-8139

Getting Hired: Strategies for Individuals with Asperger's Syndrome - Finding a job requires a great resume & a focused plan that includes (gulp!) networking & follow through. This workshop shows you how to assess your marketability & acquire needed skills; make the right impression in cover letters, resumes & on interviews; network; overcome anxiety; stay motivated; & much more.
May 6 Lexington 7 9:30p , $30 758 Marrett Rd - Barbara Bissonnette, Forward Motion Coaching link email 978-298-5186

Integrative Medicine for Mental Health - Practical Solutions for 
 

Treating Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, OCD & Eating Disorders.
Jul 10 & 11 Boston Early Bird $179/ 2nd attendee $99 - Chasity Robinson link email 913-341-8949




Autism: Pathways to Recovery, The Yasko Protocol Conference - Holistic Health International is proud to host Dr. Amy Yasko's conference in Boston this summer, 2010. If you've ever wondered how to implement the Yasko Protocol successfully at home or in your practice, this event is for you.  To view Dr. Yasko's new book, Autism: Pathways to Recovery visit Google Books. Thank you, we hope to see you there!
Jul 30-Aug 1 Boston $225 registration fee Boston Hilton Logan Airport - Scott Murphy link email 207-824-8501

Clinical Care for Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Comprehensive Developmental Approach to Assessment, Diagnosis, & Intervention - This symposium will help practitioners define ASD from infancy through young adulthood; identify, assess, & diagnose 
 

symptoms that change throughout development; & identify intervention strategies that are effective in addressing autism symptomatology within academic, therapeutic, or community contexts. It will also include research paradigms, case presentations, & discussion.
Aug 2-6 Eastham 9a-12:15p daily $589 Four Points by Sheraton Route 6 - Carolyn link email 413-499-1489 x1

Pyramid Approach Basic Training: Presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants - The Pyramid Approach training is designed to help professionals & parents understand the critical components that ensure successful teaching & learning, through the use of behavior analysis. The Pyramid emphasized how to teach, rather than simply what to teach, in order to maximize an individual's learning outcomes. Call for group discounts & to receive information about ASHA CEUs.
Aug 16 -17 Boston 8a-4p/ $395 professional-$295 parent - Alexis Bondy link email 888-732-7462

PECS Basic Training - Presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants. Participants will leave this workshop with a fundamental understanding of how to implement PECS (Pyramid Exchange Communication System). Call for group discounts! 1.3 ASHA CEUs & 7.0 BACB CEUs a
Oct 14-15 Boston 8a-4p $395 professional-$295 parent - Alexis Bondy link email 888-732-7462
 







MICHIGAN






ASGGC 2010 Autism Walk & Festival (Proceeds to fund our Farmstead Residential Project for Adults with Auitsm) - Registration is Free!! All are welcome! Entertainment includes Music,Bounce Houses,Lego Robotics,Star Wars Characters, trolleyrides, kid's activities & More! Great food & drink too. Raffles, auctions & prizes too! Darth Vader leads the Walk!
 

Jun 5 Flushing 11a-3p Free YMCA, G 5219 W. Pierson Rd. (approx. 1/2 mi. w. of I-75 exit No.122 ) - Cheryll Ennest link email 810-694-8034

Heal Your Family With the Specific Carbohydrate Diet - More doctors tell people to start the SCD Diet as the primary way to recover their kids from the ASD epidemic. SCD is changes how we heal. Children can recover from ailments they were told were incurable. SCD goes beyond the limitations that cause GFCF & other diets to come up short. Do it right the first time for dramatic results.
Jun 22 Birmingham 7-9p $29 380 South Bates Street - Cheryl Steinberg link email 248-566-2200 

Using Emotional Freedom Techniques to Reduce Stress & Physical Ailments - EFT is a powerful, & amazingly simple procedure which often has astonishing & immediate relief for difficult situations such as anxiety, hopelessness, feeling overwhelmed & chronic illness. EFT is referred to as emotional acupuncture as it uses tapping on key acupuncture points to release blocked energy & emotions. Learn the connection between the bodies subtle energies, the emotions & health.
Jun 24 Birmingham 7-8:30p $19 380 South Bates Street - Cheryl Steinberg link email 248-566-2200

PECS Basic Training - Presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants. Participants will leave this workshop
 
with a fundamental understanding of how to implement PECS (Pyramid Exchange Communication System). Call for group discounts! 1.3 ASHA CEUs & 7.0 BACB CEUs available.
Jul 15- 16 Grand Rapids 8a-4p/ $395 professional-$295 parent - Alexis Bondy link email 888-732-7462

Extreme Makeover: Autism Education Edition - This workshop focuses on students with ASD & related disorders & how to address the root deficits for success in school & life. Lecture & small group activities will be used to address areas such as modifying communication, structuring the day to meet student needs, analyzing behaviors, & collaborating with families. Participants will leave with a personalized plan for their setting.
Aug 4-Aug 6 Grand Rapids 3 days, $1197 - Christine Gavin link email 616-698-0306

Extreme Makeover: Autism Education Edition - I promise you this workshop will be like nothing you have ever attended before. Were going to work really hard, but have a lot of fun as well! Over the course of our three jam-packed days together we will cover how to: Shift from a mindset of working around deficits (compensation) to correcting the root issues that create obstacles for your students (remediation) Identify the core features of neurodevelopmental disorders that create

 

communication, learning, & relationship challenges for your students.
Aug 4-6 Grand Rapids 8:30a-5p all 3 days, $1197 per person Crowne Plaza Grand Rapids 5700 28th St SE - Betsy Vander Plaats link email 616-698-0306

PECS Basic Training - Presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants. Participants will leave this workshop with a fundamental understanding of how to implement PECS (Pyramid Exchange Communication System). Call for group discounts! 1.3 ASHA CEUs & 7.0 BACB CEUs available.
Nov 15 -16 Detroit 8a-4p/ $395 professional-$295 parent - Alexis Bondy link email 888-732-7462



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MINNESOTA

+Reel Movies for Real Needs - See you at the movies! Marcus Theatres?  A new film series, Reel Movies for Real Needs designed for families of special-needs children with autism or other challenges who seldom attend movies. Reel Movies for Real Needs features select first-run film showings. Upcoming titles & dates are Sat, May 22 Shrek & Sat, June 26 Toy Story. Reel Movies for Real Needs will take place at the following Marcus Theatres locations:  Minnesota Duluth Cinema, Duluth Oakdale Cinema,
MN Fourth Sat - 10:30a Carlo W. Petrick, at Marcus Theatres 414-905-1505  link email


Pyramid Approach Basic Training: Presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants - The Pyramid Approach training is designed to help professionals & parents understand the critical components that ensure successful teaching & learning, through the use of behavior analysis. The Pyramid emphasized how to teach, rather than simply what to teach, in order to maximize an individual's learning outcomes. Call for group discounts & to receive information about ASHA CEUs.

 

May 24 -25 Bloomington 8a-4p/ $395 professional-$295 parent - Alexis Bondy link email 888-732-7462

TACA - Talk About Curing Autism - Social Stories for families & individuals affected by autism. Areas to be covered are social stories, their use, how to write one & how to use them. We will also cover video modeling, self-video modeling & playscripts. If your child needs help learning social skills & play skills, you will appreciate this info. Also go home with your own social story that we will create.
May 24 East Grand Forks, ND 6-8p free East Grand Forks Campbell Library - Janice Kern link email 701-352-4980


Summer Social Skills Groups - For ages 3-21 with Asperger Syndrome, High Functioning Autism, & others, that benefit from opportunities to develop social skills & friendships. Morning & afternoon options are available. WMLC has been helping kids fit in & shine since 2001. Course Examples: Developing Friendships Thru Play Catching on to Getting Along Kids Chat-N-Chill Tweens/Teens Talk & Rock
Jun 14 Aug 13. Closed 6/26 to 7/4. Excelsior $1580-$2180 West Metro Learning Connections / 355 2nd St. - Mary Wyatt link email 952-474-0227 x 204

Camp Connections Day Camp - For children with Asperger Syndrome, High Functioning Autism, & others, that benefit from opportunities to 
 
develop social skills & friendships. Activities, outings, & games daily with five FUN 2-week themes: Camp Connections at Play, Animal Planet, Splish! Splash!, Explorers, & Community Heroes. Morning, afternoon, & full day options are available. For boys & girls ages 4-12
Jun 14 Aug 27. No camp week of Jun 28. Excelsior $60 per « day-$1050 per 2-week block. West Metro Learning Connections / 355 2nd St. - Mary Wyatt link email 952-474-0227 x 204

Grocery Bagging for Tips - Join us in helping children with Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism & their families.
Jun 18 Shorewood 4-9p Cub Foods / Hwy. 7 & Co. Rd. 41 - Janet Gressman link email 952-474-0227 x 206

Autism Workshop: God's People are Differently Abled - Featured speakers will focus on issues affecting families, Christian schools & churches.
Jun 19 North St. Paul 8-5 $35 single; $65 married couple; $20 studen 1200 Oakdale Ave. - Jim Esmeier link email 952-873-4751

Apple Days Rummage Sale - Join us in helping children with Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism & their families. Donate quality used items or shop & enjoy the festivities in historic downtown Excelsior.
Sep 11 Excelsior 9a-4p West Metro Learning Connections / 355 2nd St.
 

- Denise Buller link email 952-474-7129

2010 Minnesota Walk Now for Autism Speaks - Autism Speaks' Walk Now for Autism Speaks, the nation's largest grassroots autism walk program, is our signature fundraising & awareness event. Powered by volunteers & families with loved ones on the autism spectrum, generates vital funds for autism research & raises awareness about the increasing prevalence of autism. Form your walk team today to help support the mission of Autism Speaks.
Sep 25 Shakopee Reg. opens at 9a / Walk begins at 11a-Free EVENT Canterbury Park, 1100 Canterbury Rd S. - Keith Graunke link email 866-500-6227

PECS Advanced Training - Presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants. This workshop is perfect for anyone who has previously attended the PECS Basic Training & is currently implementing PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System). To register, visit our website or call 888-732-7462. Call for group discounts. 1.2 ASHA CEUs & 12.5 BACB CEUs available.
Sep 28 -29 Bloomington 8a-4p/ $295 professional-$195 parent - Alexis Bondy link email 888-732-7462

PECS Basic Training - Presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants. Participants will leave this workshop with a fundamental understanding 
 

of how to implement PECS (Pyramid Exchange Communication System). Call for group discounts! 1.3 ASHA CEUs & 7.0 BACB CEUs available.
Sep 30 -31 Bloomington 8a-4p/ $395 professional-$295 parent - Alexis Bondy link email 888-732-7462


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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
 










MISSOURI

+Free Information Session for Sensory Learning Program - Missouri Free Information Session: 'Learning & Behavior...MakingSense of It.' Improves Perception, Understanding, & the Ability to Learn. April 28th
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 

Community Autism Awareness Fair - Please join us for Burrell Autism

 
Centers Community Autism Awareness Fair. There will be inflatables & activities for kids & information on community resources for parents & caregivers.
May 1 Springfield 10a-1p, Free 1300 Bradford Pkwy - Melissa Davenport link email 417-269-0304




All Stars for Autism - Cardinals All Stars for Autism Day at the Ballpark, Opponent: Cincinnati Reds This year, were having a special event to celebrate Autism Awareness month. To wrap up what we hope will be a VERY successful fundraising campaign in April, TouchPoint is hosting All Stars for Autism Day at the Ballpark. Purchase one or more $30 special All Stars for Autism tickets (a $54 value), which includes: $32 seat in the Terrace section, Free parking, A pre-game party with all-you-can-eat ballpark buffet (hot dogs, chips, soda, dessert)
May 2 St. Louis 1:15 game, $30 Busch Stadium - Michele Hoeft link email 314-432-6200

Generation Rescue/A Day for Shay & Pals 2010 - Bring the whole family out this fun filled event with 

 

bounce houses, corn pools, face painting,live Branson entertainment, a big family picnic, Elmo, the gangs from Toy Story & Monsters Inc, night time outdoors big screen movie of Cars, & much more. The event is free with sponsorship levels available & donations taken at the door. All proceeds go to Taney County families dealing with autism.
May 14 & 15 Branson May 14 @6p-May 15 @4p Area 57 at Dick Clark's American Bandstand 76 Country Blvd - Cristal Hedrick or Michelle O'Day email 417-230-3118 417-230-4637

Kindermusik Free Class Trial - Bring your child to a Free Kindermusik class where all children experience success. Sing, dance, explore instruments, have fun! Call today to arrange your visit! Brenda Haynes, MEd
May 31 Columbia Call for Schedule, Free! 608 E. Cherry St. - Brenda Haynes link email 573-881-1574

Touchpoint Invitational Golf Tournament - Tee off! It's time for TouchPoint's Invitational Golf Tournament! On June 28 2010 at Glen Echo Country Club, join friends & benefactors as we swing the clubs, enjoy the beautiful weather, & raise funds for & awareness of TouchPoint Autism Service. Includes buffet lunch, 18 holes, beverages on course, cocktail party, & closing dinner & silent auction. Hole in one wins a car!
Jun 28 St. Louis Begins at 11a, $350 per golfer, $1400 per 
 

 foursome Glen Echo Country Club - Linda Haley link email 314-432-6200

PECS Basic Training - Presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants. Participants will leave this workshop with a fundamental understanding of how to implement PECS (Pyramid Exchange Communication System). Call for group discounts! 1.3 ASHA CEUs & 7.0 BACB CEUs available.
Jul 22 -23 Springfield 8a-4p/ $395 professional-$295 parent - Alexis Bondy link email 888-732-7462

PECS Basic Training - Presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants. Participants will leave this workshop with a fundamental understanding of how to implement PECS (Pyramid Exchange Communication System). Call for group discounts! 1.3 ASHA CEUs & 7.0 BACB CEUs available.
Dec 2 -3 St. Louis 8a-4p/ $395 professional-$295 parent - Alexis Bondy link email 888-732-7462



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MONTANA

PECS Basic Training - Presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants. Participants will leave this workshop with a fundamental understanding of how to implement PECS (Pyramid Exchange Communication System). Call for group discounts! 1.3 ASHA CEUs & 7.0 BACB CEUs available.
Aug 5-6 Billings 8a-4p/ $395 professional-$295 parent - Alexis Bondy link email 888-732-7462









NEBRASKA

+Reel Movies for Real Needs - See you at the movies! Marcus Theatres?  A new film series, Reel Movies for Real Needs designed for families of special-needs children with autism or other challenges who seldom attend movies. Reel Movies for Real Needs features select first-run film showings. Upcoming titles & dates are Sat, May 22 Shrek & Sat, June 26 Toy Story. Reel Movies for Real Needs will
 

take place at the following Marcus Theatres locations:  Oakdale Nebraska Lincoln Grand Cinema, Lincoln Village Pointe Cinema, Omaha Illinois Addison Cinema,
NB Fourth Sat - 10:30a Carlo W. Petrick, at Marcus Theatres 414-905-1505  link email











NEVADA



+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

PECS Basic Training - Presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants. Participants will leave this workshop with a fundamental understanding of how to implement PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System). Call for group discounts. 1.3 ASHA CEUs & 7.0 BACB CEUs available.
May 13- 14 Las Vegas 8a-4p/ $395 professional-$295 parent - Alexis Bondy link email 888-732-7462


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NEW HAMPSHIRE

PECS Basic Training - Presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants. Participants will leave this workshop with a fundamental understanding of how to implement PECS (Pyramid Exchange Communication System). Call for group discounts! 1.3 ASHA CEUs & 7.0 BACB CEUs available.
Jul 26 -27 Manchester 8a-4p/ $395 professional-$295 parent - Alexis Bondy link email 888-732-7462


 
12th Annual Autism Summer Institute - A New View of Students with ASD: Implications for Inclusive Education. All new location & format featuring themed breakout strands, exhibitors, & keynotes by Ari Ne'eman, Cheryl M. Jorgensen, Jeff Strully, Judy Endow, Larry Bissonnette, & Tracy Thresher.
Aug 9-12 Nashua $449/$499 other registration options & discounts available Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2 Somerset Way - Cat Jones link email 603-228-2084

PECS Advanced Training - Presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants. This workshop is perfect for anyone who has previously attended the PECS Basic Training & is currently implementing PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System). To register, visit our website or call 888-732-7462. Call for group discounts. 1.2 ASHA CEUs & 12.5 BACB CEUs available.
Dec 9 -10 Manchester 8a-4p/ $295 professional-$195 parent - Alexis Bondy link email 888-732-7462 



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NEW JERSEY

+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 you


prefer, 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.
Brick - 3rd Tues -  7-9 Free 199
 
Route 88 East - Gary Weitzen link email 732-785-1099







+Support Groups - Autism New Jerseys free Support Groups have been providing an arena in which parents & family members can alleviate the stresses of daily life while discussing life with autism. The groups can help you network, find resources & address a variety of concerns. The support groups are facilitated by trained professionals to ensure a positive & productive experience.
Each Month Free - Barbara Wells link email 800.4.AUTISM

Teaching Functional Communication to Children with ASDs - Communication is one of the primary deficits of autism spectrum disorders, often resulting in frustration for both children & caregivers. Parents & family members who attend this workshop will learn a variety of effective & practical strategies for improving their childs communication skills.
May 3 Elizabeth 6:30-8p, Free Elmora School No. 12 / 368 Magie Avenue - Vanessa Falcon link email 800.4.AUTISM

 


Accessing Adult Services - As families prepare for the transition from school to adult services, securing & preserving eligibility for key funding streams is vital. Our presenter, will explain the complex funding issues,available programs & eligibility criteria for services for adults with autism. Parents also will learn about the financial & legal implications of planning for adult services.
May 4 May 11 & May 20 6-800p, Free Atlantic, Middlesex & Morris County - Elena
Graziosi link email 800.4.AUTISM


Making Informed Choices about Autism Treatment - This workshop will provide you with tools to be a more informed consumer & ways to partner with service providers to get the best for your child. This workshop will benefit parents of newly diagnosed children who want help making sense of treatment claims & parents of older children who wish to re-evaluate their childs current program.
May 10 Cherry Hill 6:30-8:30p Cherry Hill Public Library / 1100 Kings Highway North - Vanessa Falcon link email 800.4.AUTISM

Promoting Social Skills in Children with - Individuals with autism spectrum disorders often have difficulty engaging in social interactions. This free workshop will provide an overview of strategies for increasing social skills in children with autism. Parents,

 

family members, & caregivers are welcome to attend.
May 14 West Orange 10a-12p, Free JCC MetroWest / 760 Northfield Avenue - Vanessa Falcon link email 800.4.AUTISM

Join Autism Speaks for a Day out to the Circus! - Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey is roaring into town with Barnum's Funundrum! Tickets are $20 with $2.50 donated back to Autism Speaks. For tickets call the Sun Bank Center Group Sales & mention Autism Speaks.
May 15 Trenton 11a, $20 Sun Bank Center, 81 Hamilton Avenue - Brian Cassidy email 609-656-3399

Special Needs Resource Fair - Resource fair for parents with special needs children. Included will be information about many therapies including nutritional, chiropractic, occupational, listening & many more. Information will also include legal, financial planning & other assistance & support for parents.
May 16 Princeton 1:30-4:30 Free 65 Witherspoon Street - Stephanie Goodman email 732-821-1005

Walk for A Brighter Tomorrow - Please join The Autism Family Services of NJ on May 16 2010 as we Walk for a Brighter Tomorrow at our new Shore walk location in Seaside Park & Seaside Heights. The Shore Walk is a fun filled event for families & friends to walk in support of their loved ones living with developmental disabilities & chronic illnesses. Entertainment,

 

food & refreshments will be served. Register online
May 16 Seaside Park 11a Registration, 12p Walk, Event is Free! 1807 Boardwalk, Sawmill Cafe for Registration - Samantha Griffiths link email 609-392-4900

Go The Distance For Autism - Family Bike Event - Get in Gear & Get Ready to Ride! Date: Sun, May 16th Location: Northern Highlands Regional HS, Allendale NJ Event Info: There are different types of rides for different types of riders. Choose the one that suits you best!
May 16 Allendale 7a Cost: Fundraiser Northern Highlands Regional High School - Mona Bhansali link email

Applebee's Dining to Donate - Enjoy a meal that's filling...and fulfilling! Please come out & show your support at Applebee's in Lawrenceville & 10% of your food & beverage purchases will go directly to Autism Speaks! Must present voucher to server.
May 18 Lawrenceville Route 1 - link email

Southern New Jersey Walk Now for Autism Speaks - The Southern New Jersey Walk Now for Autism Speaks will take place on Sat, May 22 2010 at Bishop's Gate Corporate Center. Walk Now for Autism Speaks is a family-friendly FUNdrasing event so bring the whole family along! There will be activities for the children, a community resource fair for families, & light refreshments & 
 

entertainment.  For more walk information & fundraising ideas, contact your local Greater Delaware Valley Chapter office at 856-858-5400.
May 22 Mount Laurel 8 Registration; 10 Walk-Start; No Registration Fee 3000 Leadenhall Rd - Ann Miller link email 856-858-5400

NNJ Walk Now for Autism Speaks - Please join NNJ Walk Now for Autism Speaks & help raise money to fund research into the causes, prevention, treatments & cure for autism. This fun-filled day is our single most powerful event to raise funds for critical research adn awareness. Register today & help make tomorrow a better day for all who struggle with autism.
May 23 Paramus 9a Registration Begins Bergen Community College - Eileen Hopkins link email 646-843-6665

PECS Basic Training - Presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants. Participants will leave this workshop with a fundamental understanding of how to implement PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System). Call for group discounts. 1.3 ASHA CEUs & 7.0 BACB CEUs available.
Jun 7- 8 Piscataway 8a-4p/ $395 professional-$295 parent - Alexis Bondy link email 888-732-7462

Ride for Autism, presented by RESET, an ICAP group company - A 1-day charity bicycle tour to raise funds for Autism New Jersey & community awareness about 
 

 autism. Open to all levels of cyclists, from beginner to serious. Participants choose from five routes ranging in length from 10 to 100 miles, Rest stops & SAG support are provided. A vendor expo, 1-mile kids ride & kids activities take place through out the day. A celebratory lunch follows the ride.
Jun 12 Lincroft 7a $40 pre-reg $50 on-site; $5 under 18 Brookdale Community College 765 Newman Springs Rd - Andy Abere link email 732-521-2722

6th Annual Beach Bash hosted by Autism Family Services of New Jersey - This event is open to all families living with a child with Autism & includes organized activities, music, arts & crafts booth, beach games, information exhibits, surf camp & more. The 2009 Beach Bash hosted over 5,000 individuals & we are looking forward to welcoming even more families this year! For safety reasons all participants must be registered for the Beach Bash.
Sep 12 Belmar 11-4 Free! 7th Avenue - Samantha Griffiths link email 877-237-4477

Pyramid Approach Basic Training: Presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants - The Pyramid Approach training is designed to help professionals & parents understand the critical components that ensure successful teaching & learning, through the use of behavior analysis. The Pyramid emphasized how to teach, rather than simply what to teach, in order 
 

to maximize an individual's learning outcomes. Call for group discounts & to receive information about ASHA CEUs.
Dec 6 -7 Piscataway 8a-4p/ $395 professional-$295 parent - Alexis Bondy link email 888-732-7462


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+TOPS Program- The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter, NYSARC- serves adolescents ages 12-17 diagnosed with ASD with a focus on Aspergers. This six week program is designed to discuss topics & engage in activities that deal with social interactions to fosters kills necessary for successful & appropriate relationships. Each week a different social skill/concept will be introduced. The TOPS program is facilitated by a Special
 
Education teacher & an assistant. Parent support & education are also provided. 315-272-1388
Utica  every Monday  6-8p North Utica Community Center, 50 Riverside Dr - Lisa Cushman link email

+Weekly Support Group for Parents of Children with Autism- SupportGroup. 7:30p to 9p at 3 Carhart Avenue (2 Floor of St. Mathews Church) 10605. Parents discuss various issues regarding raising children (preschool through elementary) with Autism. Parents share information regarding doctors, treatments, therapies. In addition parents discuss strategies in dealingwith behavior issues, diets, EI, CPSE & CSE meetings
White Plains  every Tues.  Free- Funded by Parents Place & the Hudson Valley DDSO- Lenore Powers 914 373-4527 email

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

+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.
Utica  Every Fri 9-10a no cost Faxton Hospital, Sunset Ave- Jennifer Rehm link email 315-272-1606

+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

+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. 800-405-8818
Bronx 1st Wed  -  10 a & 6:30p, Free Fordham University Rose Hill Campus 441 E Fordham Rd - Walsh Family Library - Mildred Suarez-Milligan link email

 


+Lecture Series- The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter, NYSARC- The Support & Education for Families Program lecture series provides education & direct intervention for families. May 29 the speaker will be Victoria Nackley. She is a Registered Occupational Therapist & she is an

+Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy at Utica College. She has been an Occupational Therapist for 26 years. She is a Consultant for Head Start. 315-272-1606
Utica Last Tue 7-9p $5 for the public & $3 for Arc members 245 Genesee St- Lisa Cushman. link email
 
+Footholds for the Future program - Ramapo for Children is proud to announce the start of Footholds for the Future program, a preparatory program for young adults with special needs who require supportive services on the Rd to independence. This program is designed to provide an inclusive group living experience focused on: building healthy relationships, learning essential life skills, & practicing job-related competencies.
Summer/fall - Rhinebeck call for details Ramapo for C hildren, Rte. 52/Salisbury Turnpike - Mike Fleet link email 845-876-8403

+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 2PM to4PM. Entire family can come & enjoy arts & crafts, games singing & refreshments (gluten/cassien free). Please contact Lenore Powers-

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914 309-0933 or Pam Ankowitz-948-5187.
White Plains Sun monthly Free 3 Carhart Avenue - Lenore Powers link email 914-948-5187

What's the Problem? Preventing Problem Behaviors in Children with Developmental Challenges - Learn new, innovative & respectful approaches for working with children with challenging behavior from early intervention through the elementary school years. Presented by Barry Prizant, Ph.D., CCC-SLP. For parents & professionals.
May 1 Pittsford 8:30-3p; Early bird, team & parent rates available Burgundy Basin, 1361 Marsh Rd - Kelly Karalekas link email 508-965-5705

Field of Dreams. a soccer program - A TOPSoccer Program for children with special needs children
May 2-JUN 6 Hewlett 3-4 $90 FRANKLIN EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER - Gayle Fremed email 516-569-6733 Ext 205

3rd Annual 'Walk for a Difference' - Upstate NY Autism Awareness a 100% volunteer organization serving over 300 families in Warren, Washington & Saratoga counties will be hosting the 3rd Annual 'Walk for a Difference'. The day will be filled with fun including giant raffles, bounce houses, live radio remote, pony rides, a hot air balloon & of course the walk to raise awareness in our community.
May 2 South Glens Falls 10:30a to 2p Moreau Recreation Center/


 

Harry J Betar Park - Heather Walters link email 518-761-0489

ABA Training Program - Overview of Autism & ABA - This workshop will describe the core characteristics of autism. The diagnostic features of autism will be reviewed, along with associated deficits, excesses, & learning styles. Symptomology & early indicators will be explained & discussed for early intervention purposes. The science of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)will be explained & how its strategies are useful for reducing unwanted behaviors & increasing skill acquisition in early intervention programs. Key principles of ABA as well as misconceptions will be reviewed.
May 3 Plainview 4-7p, $75 333 S. Service Rd - Marissa Bennett link email 516-937-1397 x217

Increasing Play & Social Skills - This workshop is designed to provide parents & professionals with strategies to teach individuals with Autism & other related disorders various play & social skills. Topics addressed will include; How to utilize peers effectively, Appropriate activities to engage the interest of learner, & Techniques to increase spontaneous initiation.
May 3 Garden City 9a-12:30p, Fee $50 1501 Franklin Avenue - Rosemary Barlone / Gisela Leon email 516-741-9000 ext 336

ABA & SLP: Working Together for Enhanced Outcomes of Learners 


with Autism - This workshop is designed for SLPs working with learners with ASD. An overview of challenges often faced by SLPs & strategies to enhance effective collaboration will be discussed. An overview of a number of behavioral teaching techniques, including DTI, fluency based instruction & incidental teaching & a review of effective service delivery models will be reviewed. ASHA CEUs offered.
May 4 Plainview 4-7p, $75 333 S. Service Rd - Marissa Bennett link email 516-917-1397 x217

Spring ABA Training Program - A comprehensive 5 module mini-course for parents, educators, therapists & other service providers designed to familiarize participants with the fundamental principles & application of ABA. Mod 1: Overview of ABA; Mod 2: Addressing Problem Behaviors; Mod 3: Effective Teaching Procedures; Mod 4: Discrete Trial Training & Verbal Behavior I; Module 5: Verbal Behavior II & Data Collection
May 4 & May 7 Yonkers Tues 6-9; Fri 9-12 / $50 Members, $150 Non-members 35 E Grassy Sprain Rd, Suite 100 - Navigating the Spectrum link email 914-826-5300

Dan Protocols - Life Chapters Workshop - Presented by Dr. Elice
May 5 Ozone Park 7p-9p Free 95-16 Pitkin Avenue - Dorothy Torres email 718-641-3441

Brooklyn Autism Center Open House - The Brooklyn Autism 

 

Center is a non-profit, private school for children with autism. We currently have openings for students on the spectrum ages 5-10 for our full-time 1:1 ABA program. Please join us for an Open House on May 5th at 6 pm to learn more about our program & the application process. Parking is extremely limited- please use public transportation. RSVP to info@brooklynautismcenter.org
May 5 Brooklyn 6p, Free 111 Remsen Street - Jaime Nicklas link email 718-554-1027

Free ABA & Autism Workshops! - Attendees will learn about the core deficits of Autism, how they relate to parenting or teaching , challenges we may be up against, Basic strategies to help promote language & improve social & behavioral challenges & an introduction to the Science of Applied Behavior Analysis, Fundamental Principles, The General Functions of Behavior & how they apply to teaching children with Autism.
May 5 Levittown Free 10a to 12p 665 N Newbridge Rd - Nicole Dibra link email 5164334321

OHEL Community Conference on 'Meeting the Needs of Every Learner' - for professionals, parents & advocates. Featuring world-renowned experts Richard D. Lavoie, M.A., M.Ed. & Patrick Schwarz, Ph.D, will provide valuable strategies for supporting the individual needs of all learners, from preschool through

 

adolescence, including those with learning disabilities, ADHD, Autism & Asperger Syndrome, cognitive, sensory, emotional & behavioral challenges.
May 6 New York 9a-4p Baruch College Conference Center, 55 Lexington Avenue @ 24th Street - Advance registration is required. link email 1-877-EDU-OHEL

Mosaic Foundation for Autism Dinner - The Mosaic Foundation for Autism, which provides services to perons with autism on Long Island, New York, invites you to join us for our annual dinner, honoring TEMPLE GRANDIN, PhD for her outstanding contributions to the autism community. May 6 2010 from 6 - 9 p.m. at the Long Island Hilton in Melville, NY. $125/person includes dinner, open bar, raffles. RSVP by Apr 30 516-765-3696.
May 6 Melville 6-9p $125/person Long Island Hilton - Laurie Murdock link email 516 765 3696

Building a Rapport with learners with Autism & Gaining Instructional with Unwilling Learners - Attendees will learn procedures on how to build a rapport with learners with autism & effective teaching strategies that help facilitate communication, reduce learner errors & problem behavior while increasing on task behaviors. Topics included: - Building a Rapport with Learners with Autism - Analysis as to how teaching becomes aversive - Teaching Techniques to off set the value of escaping demands -Managing 

 

Challenging Behavior
May 6 Levittown 20 for members 30 for non members 665 N Newbridge Rd - Nicole Dibra link email 5164334321




4th Annual Golf Outing to Benefit the ELIJA School - We invite you to join us for an exciting day of activities to help benefit the ELIJA School Thirty-six foursomes will enjoy eighteen holes of golf on one of Long Island's finest golf courses. A full day of feasting on the finest foods will be offered throughout the day & well into the evening. Wonderful raffles & prizes will be available for those who wish to participate in our auctions.
May 10 East Norwich Pine Hollow Country Club - link email 516 216 5270

ABA Training Program - Understanding Reinforcement: From Assessment Through Individualized Motivational Systems - This workshop emphasizes the importance of reinforcement & various reinforcement methods to increase desired behavior. Techniques such as shaping, differential reinforcement, & thinning of the schedule are reviewed. Strategies to identify
 

appropriate reinforcers, to implement reinforcement strategically, & to evaluate the effectiveness of the reinforcement will be discussed. Guidelines on developing & implementing motivational systems that increase, reinforce, & maintain desired behaviors will be provided.
May 11 Plainview 4-7p, $75 333 S. Service Rd - Marissa Bennett link email 516-937-1397 x217

Special Needs Workshop Series Wed. May 12th - Join us for an evening workshop for parents of special needs children & adults presented by the Preventive Family Support Services & Long Island SNAP. RSVP a must to reserve a seat. call 516 521 1099. Space is limited. No resource providers. 6 Guardianship At The Age Of Majority in NYS 7 Addressing long term care needs of special needs loved ones 8 Special Needs Wills & Trust
May 12 6pm Garden City, NY 11530 6p sharp Cost $0 1225 Franklin Avenue, Suite 325 - email 516-521-1099

Basic Financial & Legal Planning for the Special Needs Family - Workshop presented by:Tara Anne Pleat, Esq, Jones Wilcenski & Pleat, PLLC, www.jwplaw.com & William Van Evera, Affinity Financial Group.
May 12 Albany 6p, no cost Down Syndrome Resource Center, 1 Marcus BLVD, Ste 105 - William Van Evera email 518-449-4532

 

SLP Series - Promoting Social Skills in Individual with Autism - This workshop will review social skills objectives which can transcend across multiple environments for learners with ASD. Identification of different levels of functioning, with corresponding social skills groups structures will be reviewed. Theoretical frameworks, curricular examples, & clinical application will be discussed. ASHA CEUs offered
May 13 Plainview 4-7p, $75 333 S. Service Rd - Marissa Bennett link email 516-937-1397 x217

Special Needs Trusts - Presented by: Edward V. Wilcenski, Esq., Jones Wilcenski & Pleat PLLC
May 13 Latham 7-8:30p Wildwood Programs, 1190 Troy Schenectady Rd. - Eileen Marrone email 518-640-3373

SELC Continuing Education Workshops - 10am-: 'Applications of Cognitive Behavior Therapy to the Work of Behavior Analysts' (David Roll, PhD., BCBA); 12:10pm-: Effective Collaboration in Classrooms: The Use of a Class-Wide Management Plan & Response Cards (Kim Shamoun, PhD., BCBA); 2pm-: Various Treatments of Autism: RDI, DIR?/Floortime, & ABA (Mari Watanabe-Rose, PhD., BCBA). For parents & professionals. Discounts available.
May 15 Flushing 10-11:40a; 12:10-1:50p; 2-3:40p. $50-$60 for each workshop Queens College (Rosenthal Library) 65-30 Kissena Blvd - Dr. Mari Watanabe-Rose link
 

email 646-346-4106

Parent to Parent - Life Chapters Workshop - Presented by NYFAC Executive Board Members Dan Protocols from Parents Perspective - Presented by Cheryl Marsh, Chairman
May 19 Ozone Park 7p-9p Free 95-16 Pitkin Avenue - Dorothy
Torres email 718-641-3441

Basic Financial & Legal Planning for the Special Needs Family - Presented by: Tara Anne Pleat, Esq, Jones Wilcenski & Pleat PLLC & William Van Evera, Affinity Financial Group
May 19 Pleasant Valley 6-8p, no cost 1435 Route 44 - Dutchess County ARC email 845-635-8084

SLP Series- Catatonia-Like Deterioration in Individuals with ASD - A small, but growing percentage of individuals with ASDs will develop catatonia-like deterioration. This presentation will discuss some of the signs, as well as the psychological & stress factors that may contribute to the development of catatonia-like deterioration. Treatment strategies to maintain & increase skills & manage other associated issues will be discussed. ASHA CEUs offered
May 20 Plainview 4-7p, $75 333 S. Service Rd - Marissa Bennett link email 516-937-1397 x217

Positive Behavior Management - This workshop will help educators  
 

learn how to use functional assessment tools, positive supports & other strategies to determine the functions of behavior. Behavioral challenges & specific strategies will be presented that can be utilized in home & classroom settings.
May 21 Garden City 9a-3p, Fee $50 1501 Franklin Avenue - Rosemary
Barlone / Gisela Leon email 516-741-9000 ext 336

Autism Family Days - All parents & their preschool through elementary school children with Autism Spectrum Disorders & siblings are welcome. Children on the Spectrum can meet other children & play with sand, water, & toys etc. Sing & have a snack (gluten/cassein free). No fee. Play is facilitated by professional staff at Parent's Place.
May 23 Jun 13 Jul 18 White Plains Free 3 Carhart Aveue - Lenore Powers email 914 309-0933


SLP series - Echolalia: Updates & Clinical Applications - Historically, echolalia was thought to be a non-functional, perseverative, non-linguistic behavior. During this workshops, participants will learn how to work with individuals who demonstrate echolalic speech patterns, & shape their verbalizations into functional, effective communication. ASHA CEUs offered.
May 24 Plainview 4-7 $75 333 S. Service Rd - Marissa Bennett link email 516-937-1397 x217

 


Got Talent Grand Finale - QSACs Got Talent? A Competition to Benefit Autism will hold its Grand Finale Mon, May 24 2010 at the Times Square Arts Center (8th Ave. @ 42nd Street). After three sold out live performances & online semi-finals, the Top 12 will compete one last time. Celebrities include funny man Leslie Jordan, Dr. Ruth, John Tartaglia & Martha
Wash
May 24 New York 7p; $25-$150 669 Eighth Avenue - Marissa Goldberg link email 2122445560

Autism Parent Support Group - No Fee - Monthly Parent Support Group for parent & caregivers of children on the Autism Spectrum. Share, support, socialize & learn from other parents who are experiencing the same challenges of raising children on the Autism Spectrum. Professionally lead group. Free
May 25 White Plains 7:30p to 9p Free 3 Carhart Avenue - Lenore Powers email 914 309-0933

What is Guardianship & is it Right for my Child? - Presented by:Tara Anne Pleat, Esq., Jones Wilcenski & Pleat PLLC
May 25 Schenectady 6-7:30p , no cost Parent to Parent, 500m Balltown Rd - Tina Beauparlant email 518-381-4370

Free Lecture - Sleep Interventions - The Brooklyn Autism Center provides monthly lectures with different guest speakers to present relevant & helpful information to
 

the autism community. Parents, professionals & anyone interested in autism awareness are welcome! This lecture will focus on the challenges of getting children with autism to sleep through the night. Please RSVP 718-554-1027.
May 26 Brooklyn 6p, Free 111 Remsen Street - Tara Cardenas link email 718-554-1027

Planning a Successful Vacation or Special Event with a Child on the Autism Spectrum - Many people enjoy holidays, vacations or family events because it gives them an opportunity to get away from usual routines, see people they don't typically see, visit new places, enjoy old traditions, eat different foods, etc. For children & adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, elements of vacations & special events can be overwhelming or disturbing, physically, emotionally, mentally & socially. In this workshop you will learn pro-active strategies to plan & prepare for vacations & special events. This workshop is free for parents. Professionals- $25
May 26 Garden City 7p-8:30p 1501 Franklin Avenue - Rosemary Barlone / Gisela Leon email 516-741-9000 ext 336

Free ABA & Autism Workshops! - Attendees will learn about the core deficits of Autism, how they relate to parenting or teaching , challenges we may be up against, Basic strategies to help promote language & improve social & behavioral challenges & an

 

introduction to the Science of Applied Behavior Analysis, Fundamental Principles, The General Functions of Behavior & how they apply to teaching children with Autism.
Jun 2 Levittown Free 10a to 12p 665 N Newbridge Rd - Nicole Dibra link email 516-433-4321

Curriculum Development for Young Learners with ASD - This workshop will provide participants with information regarding individualized curriculum development for young children with autism. Specifically, discrimination training, generalization (stimulus (across settings, materials, people, response), foundation skills, scope & sequence, & curriculum templates/lesson plans will be reviewed. BACB CEUs offered.
Jun 3 Plainview 4-7p, $75 333 S. Service Rd - Marissa Bennett link email 516-937-1397 x217

Building a Rapport with learners with Autism & Gaining Instructional with Unwilling Learners - Attendees will learn procedures on how to build a rapport with learners with autism & effective teaching strategies that help facilitate communication, reduce learner errors & problem behavior while increasing on task behaviors. Topics included: - Building a Rapport with Learners with Autism - Analysis as to how teaching becomes aversive - Teaching Techniques to off set the value of escaping demands -Managing 

 

Challenging Behavior
Jun 3 Levittown 20 for members 30 for non members 665 N Newbridge Rd - Nicole Dibra link email 516-433-4321

Westchester/Fairfield Walk Now for Autism Speaks - 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. We need more volunteers to join our fight. Whether this is your first walk or the 10th, take the first step & register today.
Jun 6 Purchase 9:30a Registration Opens, No cost to attend Manhattanville College, 2900 Purchase St. - Christie Godowski link email 914-934-5138

SLP series - The Role of the SLP in Managing Complex & Challenging Behaviors - This workshop will provide an overview of the role the SLP can play within the functional behavior assessment(FBA)as well as the development of a behavior intervention plan(BIP). In addition, functional communication training (FCT) will be reviewed. Strategies to proactively address behavior problems within the speech therapy sessions will be discussed. ASHA CEUs offered.
Jun 8 Plainview 4-7p, $75 333 S. Service Rd - Marissa Bennett link email 516-937-1397 x217
 

Managing Challenging Behavior from Early Intervention Through the Preschool Years - The focus of this workshop is to highlight important assessment considerations when addressing the challenging behaviors of young children with autism & related disorders. Attendees are provided with a  myriad of assessment tools & data collection to guide them.
Jun 8 Plainview 4-7p, $75 333 S. Service Rd - Marissa Bennett link email 516-937-1397 x217

Project LINK's Annual On Par for Autism - Four man scramble, holes in one, longest drives, prize raffles, 50/50 great people!
Jun 13 Clifton Park $125 includes lunch & dinner Van Pattan Golf Course 924 Main St. - Jennifer Dahlstrom link email 518-937-6734

NNJ Walk Now for Autism Speaks - Please join NNJ Walk Now for Autism Speaks & help raise money to fund research into the causes, prevention, treatments & cure for autism. This fun-filled day is our single most powerful event to raise funds for critical research adn awareness. Register today & help make tomorrow a better day for all who struggle with autism.
Jun 13 New York 9a Registration Begins South Street Seaport - Jena Greco link email 917-475-5068

SLP series-Increasing Speech-Language & Communication in th emore Challenged Learner Across the 
 

Spectrum - This workshop will review strategies which have been implemented & proven to be effective in enhancing communication skills of individuals whose speech, language, & communication skills are more severely impacted. Strategies to teach functional skills from early childhood through adulthood will be discussed. Current literature on such strategies will be discussed. ASHA CEUs offered.
Jun 15 Plainview 4-7p, $75 333 S. Service Rd - Marissa Bennett link email 516-937-1397 x217

Autism Parent Support Group - No Fee - Monthly Parent Support Group for parent & caregivers of children on the Autism Spectrum. Share, support, socialize & learn from other parents who are experiencing the same challenges of raising children on the Autism Spectrum. Professionally lead group. Free
Jun 15 White Plains 7:30p to 9p Free 3 Carhart Avenue - Lenore Powers email 914 309-0933


Albany County Bar Association CLE Program - ABC's of Trust, presented by Edward V. Wilcenski, Esq., Jones Wilcenski & Pleat PLLC
Jun 16 Albany 12:30p Dale Miller, 30 S Pearl St - Barbara Davis email 518-445-7691

Biomedical & Nutritional Intervention Seminar - Learn how to implement biomedical protocols, specialized diets, laboratory tests & ways to check for heavy metal toxicity, yeast, bacteria overgrowth,
 

allergies & digestive problems. Biomedical research suggests that food & supplements may affect a child. Discover benefits of using vitamins & natural supplements to address common problems including acid reflux, yeast, viruses & immune system.
Jun 24 Eastchester $25 7-9:30p 571 A White Plains Rd - Nancy Guberti link email 914-725-6801 203-542-7390

Camp Friendship - Integrated camp for children with autism. 12-4:30 Mon through Fri Please call Bracha for details 516-569-6733 Ext 205
Jun 28-Aug 6 Cedarhurst 12-4:30 $1600 JCC of the Greater Five Towns - Bracha Arnan email 516-569-6733 Ext 205

Guardianship & Trusts - Presented by Edward V. Wilcenski, Esq, Jones Wilcenski & Pleat PLLC
Jul 1 Albany 6-8p, no cost Catholic Charities, One Park Place, Ste 200 - Marilyn Andrews email 518-843-0840

Mosaic School Summer Camp - Mosaic School, Wantagh NY, is once again offering its 8-week summer camp to students with autism, ages 5-17. Dates: July 6 - Aug 27 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Students enjoy wide variety of recreational & social activities, while continuing to work on academics/skill areas/ behavioral concerns. Highly qualified teachers; low student-teacher ratio. Call for intake 516-765-3696.
Jul 6 - Aug 27 Wantagh 9a-4p; call 
 

for cost 1309 Wantagh Avenue - Laurie Murdock link email 516 765 3696

PECS Basic Training - Presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants. Participants will leave this workshop with a fundamental understanding of how to implement PECS (Pyramid Exchange Communication System). Call for group discounts! 1.3 ASHA CEUs & 7.0 BACB CEUs available.
Jul 12 -13 Plainview 8a-4p/ $395 professional-$295 parent - Alexis Bondy link email 888-732-7462

Autism Parent Support Group - No Fee - Monthly Parent Support Group for parent & caregivers of children on the Autism Spectrum. Share, support, socialize & learn from other parents who are experiencing the same challenges of raising children on the Autism Spectrum. Professionally lead group. Free
Jul 20 White Plains 7:30p to 9p Free 3 Carhart Avenue - Lenore Powers email 914 309-0933


PECS Basic Training - Presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants. Participants will leave this workshop with a fundamental understanding of how to implement PECS (Pyramid Exchange Communication System). Call for group discounts! 1.3 ASHA CEUs & 7.0 BACB CEUs available.
Oct 18-19 Poughkeepsie 8a-4p $395 professional-$295 parent - Alexis Bondy link email 888-732-7462
 

Autism & The SCERTS Model: A Comprehensive Educational Approach - The SCERTS Model is a new, innovative approach to autism that offers a framework of specific goals & procedures for assessment & educational programming. The SC, ER & TS domains of the Model directly address the core challenges faced by children with ASD & related disabilities. Presented by Barry Prizant, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Oct 21-22 Binghamton 8:30-3:30p; Early bird, team & parent rates available Location TBD - Kelly Karalekas link email 508-965-5705

PECS Basic Training - Presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants. Participants will leave this workshop with a fundamental understanding of how to implement PECS (Pyramid Exchange Communication System). Call for group discounts! 1.3 ASHA CEUs & 7.0 BACB CEUs available.
Dec 16- 17 Latham 8a-4p/ $395 professional-$295 parent - Alexis Bondy link email 888-732-7462

 


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+Charlotte United Christian Academy - Openings Available For The 2009- 2010 School Year At Charlotte United Christian Academy, children with autism spectrum disorders are taught using Applied Behavior Analysis techniques that include Verbal Behavior along with Inclusion opportunities. These techniques have been proven to be successful in treating children with language delays & other communication disorders.
Thru Jun, 2010 - Charlotte 7700 Wallace Rd - Theresa Wagner BCaBA-Director link email 704-537-0331
 





31st TEACCH Annual Conference 'Issues & Approaches in Autism Interventions' - TEACCH proudly announces the program & details for its 31st Annual Conference at the Fri Center in Chapel Hill, NC, May 20 & 21. The program features nationally recognized researchers & clinicians in the field of autism, speaking on a range of topics relevant to interventions. The speakers, faculty at the University of North Carolina, include Drs. Sam Odom of the Frank Porter Graham Institute, Linda Watson from the Division of Speech & Hearing Sciences, others.
May 20-21 Chapel Hill The Fri Center, Fri Center Drive - link email 919-966-4126

Asperger's/ High Functioning Autism 101 for Principals & Administrators Training - This workshop will acquaint participants with learning styles & behavioral characteristics of students with high functioning autism & Asperger Syndrome from lecture & videotaped interviews with adults with HFA/Aspergers. Gaston Countys Director of Exceptional


Childrens Services will address the legal responsibilities & mandates for educating children with special needs.
Jun 16 Gastonia 8:30a-2:24p $70 NC Professional , $137 Nonresident Comfort Suites, 1874 Remount Rd NC 28054 - Vivian McIntyre link email 704-833-1294

TEACCH Five -day Classroom Training - This five-day training introduces the basic TEACCH strategies used in educating children with autism. Lectures are combined with direct, supervised experience in a demonstration classroom that has students with autism to present appropriate teaching methods for students on a variety of levels of functioning.
Jul 12-16 Charlotte 8a-4p, $1,250 ($625 NC res) 5700 Executive Center Drive - Laurie Bennett link email 704-563-4103

TEACCH Five -day Classroom Training - This five-day training introduces the basic TEACCH strategies used in educating children with autism. Lectures are combined with direct, supervised experience in a demonstration classroom that has students with autism to present appropriate teaching methods for students on a variety of levels of functioning.
Jul 19-23 Charlotte 8a-4p, $1,250 ($625 NC res) 5700 Executive Center Drive - Laurie Bennett link email 704-563-4103

TEACCH Fundamentals - This three-day training introduces the
 

basic TEACCH strategies used in educating children with autism. Lectures are combined with written scenarios to present appropriate teaching methods for students on a variety of levels of functioning
Sep 27-29 Charlotte 8:30-3:30 $420 ($225 NC res) 5700 Executive Center Drive - Laurie Bennett link email 704-563-4103

8th Annual Carolinas Walk Now for Autism Speaks - Join over 8000 walkers at the Carolinas Walk Now for Autism Speaks which is a 5K family walk & an autism community resource fair heightening public awareness & raising money to fund autism research.
Oct 9 Concord Registration begins at 8:30a / Free Charlotte Motor Speedway - 5555 Concord Parkway South - Michelle Preslar link email 704-561-0003

High Functioning Autism/Aspergers Syndrome - This two-day training introduces the basic TEACCH strategies used in educating students with autism. Lectures are combined with written scenarios to present appropriate teaching methods for students on a variety of levels of functioning.
Oct 11-12 Charlotte 8:30-4 $280 ($150 NC res) 5700 Executive Center Drive - Laurie Bennett link email 704-563-4103

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NORTH DAKOTA

+Reel Movies for Real Needs - See you at the movies! Marcus Theatres?  A new film series, Reel Movies for Real Needs designed for families of special-needs children with autism or other challenges who seldom attend movies. Reel Movies for Real Needs features select first-run film showings. Upcoming titles & dates are Sat, May 22 Shrek & Sat, June 26 Toy Story. Reel Movies for Real Needs will take place at the following Marcus Theatres locations: Addison North Dakota Century Cinema, Fargo Iowa College Square Cinema,
ND Fourth Sat - 10:30a Carlo W. Petrick, at Marcus Theatres 414-905-1505  link email






TACA - Talk About Curing Autism - Social Stories for families & individuals affected by autism. Areas to be covered are social stories, their use, how to write one & how to use them. We will also


cover video modeling, self-video modeling & playscripts. If your child needs help learning social skills & play skills, you will appreciate this info. Also go home with your own social story that we will create.
May 24 East Grand Forks 6-8p free East Grand Forks Campbell Library - Janice Kern link email 701-352-4980

Teaching Communication Skills to Children with Autism & Other Developmental Disabilities - A major focus of this two-day conference will be on recommended teaching procedures for children ranging from those who have no formal communication skills to those who are near conversational speakers. Other topics include errorless teaching, quick-transfer procedures, & the use of both discrete trial training in the natural environment & during intensive teaching sessions.
Aug 9-10 Grand Forks Alerus Center, 1200 S 42nd Street - Kim Anderson link email



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+ASPIES Adult Support Group Meeting - 18 years old & older with Asperger Syndrome, HFA or PDD-NOS. Various topics covered monthly including self-awareness & social skills training.
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 - See you at the movies! Marcus Theatres?  A new film series, Reel Movies for Real Needs designed for families of special-needs children with autism or other challenges who seldom attend movies. Reel Movies for Real Needs features select first-run film showings. Upcoming titles & dates are Sat, May 22 Shrek & Sat, June 26 Toy Story. Reel Movies for Real Needs will take place at the following Marcus Theatres locations:  Ohio Marcus Cinemas Crosswoods, Columbus
OH Fourth Sat - 10:30a Carlo W. Petrick, at Marcus Theatres 414-905-1505  link email


2010 Cleveland Rock Til It Stops - This year on Sat May 1 2010 Rock Til It Stops will feature a special one night only concert at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum featuring Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Don Felder of The Eagles.
Don Felder is a tremendously talented guitar player, writer of

many great songs including Hotel California & a supporter of Autism Speaks. Each year the success of our event depends on the generosity of our community & sponsors. Included in your packet is a list of generous supporters many of whom have committed to sponsoring again this year. We are hoping you or your company can help us as we continue our Autism Speaks mission. Your participation can truly make a difference in the lives of so many!
May 1 Cleveland 7p Tickets from $500-$100 1100 Rock & Roll Blvd - Danielle McCoy link email 216-538-9543

Bittersweet Farms Consulting Tour - Looking for ideas on how to structure and/or improve support services for adults with autism? We have much to share. Our three hour consulting tour will open your eyes to the possibilities. Included is a one-hour tour of our farm followed by a two-hour open discussion with members of our top management team. Come see & learn about a farm, geared specifically for adults with autism.
May 7 Whitehouse 9:30a-12:30p, $ 300/group 12660 Archbold-Whitehouse Rd - Karen Shulman link email 419-875-6986 Ext 1208

NET Seminar May 8-CEUs Available - Dayton Area Families for Effective Autism Treatment (DAFEAT) presents Dr. Carl Sundberg's Natural Environment Training on May 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the


 

 Dayton Children's Medical Center. CEUs are available.
May 8 Dayton 9a-4p, $36 for year membership or Free for Members One Children's Plaza - Holly Dapore link email 937-597-0806

Asperger's Disorder & Autism: Advances in Understanding & Interventions - This seminar will provide participants with detailed information on the current research & media trends in defining, classifying, & treating ASDs, with an emphasis on the clinical implications of each. Three broad sections will cover defining clinical

 


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features, diagnostic assessment, & treatment & intervention, with a focus on the latter. Case examples & videos will be used as examples.
May 11 Cincinnati 8:45a-4:30p $149 Millennium Hotel Cincinnati 150 West 5th Street - Carolyn link email 413-499-1489 x1

The Bittersweet Academy - This three-day, highly interactive & comprehensive workshop will ensure you receive a thorough understanding of autism, gain exposure to & comprehend Bittersweet's value-based approach & methodology, & specific tools & techniques we use to create restraint-free, community-based living & working environments for individuals with ASD. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn with us.
May 12-14 Whitehouse $275 one day; $425 two days; $600 all three days 12660 Archbold-Whitehouse Rd - Karen Shulman link email 419-875-6986 Ext 1208

Cincinnati Walk Now for Autism Speaks - Join over 5000 walkers at the 3rd annual Cincinnati Walk Now for Autism Speaks, which is a 1-2 mile family walk & an autism community resource fair heightening public awareness & raising money to fund autism research, advocacy, & family services. Event & rides are free & open to the public.
May 22 Cincinnati 8a registration/10a walk start Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave. - Megan Whitney link
 

2010 Cleveland Walk Now for Autism Speaks Kick Off - The Kick Off is a free event to get everyone pumped up for the Walk on September 26 2010. There will be great speakers, fundraising fair, & recoginition for top teams for 2010.
May 25 Mayfield Heights 6p cost is free Executive Caterers at Landerahaven - Danielle McCoy link email 216-538-9543

Bittersweet Farms Consulting Tour - Looking for ideas on how to structure and/or improve support services for adults with autism? We have much to share. Our three hour consulting tour will open your eyes to the possibilities. Included is a one-hour tour of our farm followed by a two-hour open discussion with members of our top management team. Come see & learn about a farm, geared specifically for adults with autism.
Jun 4 Whitehouse 9:30a-12:30p, $ 300/group 12660 Archbold-Whitehouse Rd - Karen Shulman link email 419-875-6986 Ext 1208

Planning a Comprehensive Blended Method Classroom Program for Students on the Autism Spectrum - Provides foundational training for classroom teachers & school district teams in the development & design of a blended method program for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Training includes: benefits of an integrated approach to intervention (TEACCH, DIR, PECS, etc.); design of the physical classroom structure; individualizing 
 

students' programs; developing a daily home/school system.
Jun 14-Jun 18 Newark 9a-4p, $800 Licking Cty ESC, 675 Price Rd - Helen Mack link email 216-292-9700





The 8th Milestones Annual Autism / Asperger's Conference - The Annual Milestones Conference features research based approaches fostering lifelong strategies for success from early childhood to adulthood. The conference is an opportunity for parents, professionals & adults with autism to network, hear about local resources & continue learning best practices for school, home, community & work.
Jun 22 Cleveland 8:30a-4:45p, $50-$160 6111 Landerhaven Drive - Dorie Shimelonis link email 216-464-7600

PECS Basic Training - Presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants. Participants will leave this workshop with a fundamental understanding of how to implement PECS 
 

(Pyramid Exchange Communication System). Call for Group Discounts! 1.3 ASHA CEUs & 7.0 BACB CEUs available.
Jun 28 -29 Cleveland 8a-4p/ $395 professional-$295 parent - Alexis Bondy link email 888-732-7462

Bittersweet Farms Consulting Tour - Consulting Tours are normally scheduled from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, including a 1-hour, guided tour, as the farm is actively being worked. The last two hours are spent with top management, discussing any questions you may have about adult services & the farmstead model. The cost for these already scheduled tours is $300. We can run consulting tours on other days of the week, but, if they are run on non- pre-scheduled Fris, then the cost is $600.
Jul 9 Whitehouse 9:30a-12:30p, $300 12660 Archbold-Whitehouse Rd - Karen Shulman link email 419-875-6986 Ext 1208


Bittersweet Farms Consulting Tour - Looking for ideas on how to structure and/or improve support services for adults with autism? We have much to share. Our three hour consulting tour will open your eyes to the possibilities. Included is a one-hour tour of our farm followed by a two-hour open discussion with members of our top management team. Come see & learn about a farm, geared specifically for adults with autism.
Jul 16 Whitehouse 9:30a-12:30p, $ 300/group 12660 Archbold-Whitehouse Rd - Karen

 

Shulman link email 419-875-6986 Ext 1208

OASISAUTISM'S Coastal Bike Ride 2010 - Bikers, Non-Bikers, Families, Therapists, Teachers, Friends...everyone! Come & join OASIS as we ride along the coast to raise autism awareness & funds to continue our outreach to our community & beyond. The bike ride will begin from the parking lot of Geneva Church of Christ. There will be kid activities & snacks. (bicycles)
Jul 17 Geneva 7:30a $25 per biker Geneva Church of Christ Parking Lot 1007 S Broadway - Angel Thompson link email 440-415-3856

Planning a Comprehensive Blended Method Classroom Program for Students on the Autism Spectrum - Provides foundational training for classroom teachers & school district teams in the development & design of a blended method program for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Training includes: benefits of an integrated approach to intervention (TEACCH, DIR, PECS, etc.); design of the physical classroom structure; individualizing students' programs; developing a daily home/school system.
Jul 19-Jul 23 Highland Hills 9a-4p, $800 4255 Northfield Rd - Helen Mack link email 216-292-9700

The Bittersweet Academy - This three-day, highly interactive & comprehensive workshop will ensure you receive a thorough understanding of autism, gain 
 

exposure to & comprehend Bittersweet's value-based approach & methodology, & specific tools & techniques we use to create restraint-free, community-based living & working environments for individuals with ASD. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn with us.
Jul 21-23 Whitehouse $275 one day; $425 two days; $600 all three days 12660 Archbold-Whitehouse Rd - Karen Shulman link email 419-875-6986 Ext 1208

Bittersweet Farms Consulting Tour - Looking for ideas on how to structure and/or improve support services for adults with autism? We have much to share. Our three hour consulting tour will open your eyes to the possibilities. Included is a one-hour tour of our farm followed by a two-hour open discussion with members of our top management team. Come see & learn about a farm, geared specifically for adults with autism.
Aug 13 Whitehouse 9:30a-12:30p, $ 300/group 12660 Archbold-Whitehouse Rd - Karen Shulman link email 419-875-6986 Ext 1208

The Bittersweet Academy - This three-day, highly interactive & comprehensive workshop will ensure you receive a thorough understanding of autism, gain exposure to & comprehend Bittersweet's value-based approach & methodology, & specific tools & techniques we use to create restraint-free, community-based
 

living & working environments for individuals with ASD. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn with us.
Sep 22-24 Whitehouse $275 one day; $425 two days; $600 all three days 12660 Archbold-Whitehouse Rd - Karen Shulman link email 419-875-6986 Ext 1208
 
Bittersweet Farms Consulting Tour - Looking for ideas on how to structure and/or improve support services for adults with autism? We have much to share. Our three hour consulting tour will open your eyes to the possibilities. Included is a one-hour tour of our farm followed by a two-hour open discussion with members of our top management team. Come see & learn about a farm, geared specifically for adults with autism.
Sep 10 Whitehouse 9:30a-12:30p, $ 300/group 12660 Archbold-Whitehouse Rd - Karen Shulman link email 419-875-6986 Ext 1208

Bittersweet Farms Consulting Tour - Consulting Tours are normally scheduled from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, including a 1-hour, guided tour, as the farm is actively being worked. The last two hours are spent with top management, discussing any questions you may have about adult services & the farmstead model. The cost for these already scheduled tours is $300. We can run consulting tours on other days of the week, but, if they are run on non- pre-scheduled Fris, then the cost is $600.

 

Sep 10 Oct 1 Nov 5 Whitehouse 9:30a-12:30p, $300 12660 Archbold-Whitehouse Rd - Karen Shulman link email 419-875-6986 Ext 1208

2010 Families with ASD's Autism Expo - 5th Annual Autism Expo provided by Families with ASD. Free Keynote speaker, Dr. Stephen Shore. Free parking, Free family activities. Free event to all touched by autism. Over 100 service providers, therapist, organizations that work with children/adults with autism will hand out free information. Get your free copy of the Autism Yellow Pages(c). Great day for whole family. Everyone is welcome!
Sep 25 Milford 10a to 4p.m. free Live Oaks Career Development Campus 5956 Buckwheat Rd - Julia Ann Smith or Doug Blecher link email 513-444-4979

2010 Cleveland Walk Now for Autism Speaks - Walk Now for Autism Speaks is a unique fundraising event that offers a safe & fun day for families impacted by autism. The day includes a two to three-mile walk & Community Resource fair with educational sources, therapists, schools, recreational organizations, & creative child-friendly activities a true one-stop-shop for families affected by autism.
Sep 26 Cleveland 8a Voinovich Park - Danielle McCoy link email 216-538-9543
 


Bittersweet Farms Consulting Tour - Looking for ideas on how to structure and/or improve support services for adults with autism? We have much to share. Our three hour consulting tour will open your eyes to the possibilities. Included is a one-hour tour of our farm followed by a two-hour open discussion with members of our top management team. Come see & learn about a farm, geared specifically for adults with autism.
Oct 1 Whitehouse 9:30a-12:30p, $ 300/group 12660 Archbold-Whitehouse Rd - Karen Shulman link email 419-875-6986 Ext 1208

The Bittersweet Academy - This three-day, highly interactive & comprehensive workshop will ensure you receive a thorough understanding of autism, gain exposure to & comprehend Bittersweet's value-based approach & methodology, & specific tools & techniques we use to create restraint-free, community-based living & working environments for individuals with ASD. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn with us.
Nov 3-5 Whitehouse $275 one day; $425 two days; $600 all three days 12660 Archbold-Whitehouse Rd - Karen Shulman link email 419-875-6986 Ext 1208

Bittersweet Farms Consulting Tour - Looking for ideas on how to structure and/or improve support services for adults with autism? We

 

have much to share. Our three hour consulting tour will open your eyes to the possibilities. Included is a one-hour tour of our farm followed by a two-hour open discussion with members of our top management team. Come see & learn about a farm, geared specifically for adults with autism.
Nov 5 Whitehouse 9:30a-12:30p, $ 300/group 12660 Archbold-Whitehouse Rd - Karen Shulman link email 419-875-6986 Ext 1208




2010 OCALI Conference - The 2010 OCALI Conference & Exposition will continue the goal of furthering state- & system-wide capacity to improve programs, implementation, support & overall outcomes for those with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) & low-incidence disabilities (such as hearing impairments, visual impairments, traumatic brain injury (TBI), orthopedic impairments, etc.).
Nov 17-19 Columbus 8-5:45 cost varies 400 N. High St. - Simon Buehrer link email 614-410-0995

Bittersweet Farms Consulting Tour - Consulting Tours are normally scheduled from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, including a 1-hour, guided tour, as the farm is actively being worked. The last two hours are  
 

spent with top management, discussing any questions you may have about adult services & the farmstead model. The cost for these already scheduled tours is $300. We can run consulting tours on other days of the week, but, if they are run on non- pre-scheduled Fris, then the cost is $600.
Dec 3 Whitehouse 9:30a-12:30p, $300 12660 Archbold-Whitehouse Rd - Karen Shulman link email 419-875-6986 Ext 1208

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OKLAHOMA

Ready...Set...Run! 5K & Fun Run - The Ready...Set...Run! 5K & Fun Run benefits the Autism Center of Tulsa. Enjoy a scenic course in South Tulsa, food & drink & post race party entertainment. Registration is $20/$25 race day. Participants receive t-shirt & souvenir items in race packet. Register online & find more information at www.autismtulsa.org.
May 8 Tulsa 5K 8 a.m, Fun Run 10a $20 or $25 race day Hunter Park, 5804 E. 91st St. - Christina Newendorp link email 918-502-4669

 










OREGON

PECS Basic Training - Presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants. Participants will leave this workshop with a fundamental understanding of how to implement PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System). Call for group discounts. 1.3 ASHA CEUs & 7.0 BACB CEUs available.
May 24 -25 Salem 8a-4p/ $395 professional-$295 parent - Alexis Bondy link email 888-732-7462

PECS Basic Training - Presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants. Participants will leave this workshop with a fundamental understanding of how to implement PECS (Pyramid Exchange Communication System). Call for group discounts! 1.3 ASHA CEUs & 7.0 BACB CEUs available.
Aug 12 -13 Portland 8a-4p/ $395 professional-$295 parent - Alexis Bondy link email 888-732-7462

2010 Portland Walk Now for Autism Speaks - 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. Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disorder we need you to join our fight. Take the first step : Register Today!
Sep 25 Portland 9:30 South Park Blocks, Downtown Portland - Justin Wieging link email 206-464-5182




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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.
Newtown Square 1st Fri 7p, Free 16 Campus Blvd, Suite 200 - Meghan Walsh link email 610-639-0148

+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.
Apr 1 3r We York 6:30-8:30p Free York Learning Center, 300 E. 7th Avenue - Karen Priestner link email 717-801-1272

Family Social Outing 'Bowling Event' - PLEASE join us for an afternoon at the bowling alley. This event is 
 
limited to individuals on the Autism Spectrum & their siblings. Parents must be present to assist their children, but will not be able to bowl due to limited space. This event is Free to our Autism York families. Two games & shoes will be provided.RSVP is necessary. Please visit our website at www.autismyork.org.
May 2 York 3:30-6 Suburban Bowlerama 1945 S Queen St - Karen Priestner link email 717-801-1272



Run For Autism - Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, Half Marathon & Marathon Relay - Join us in the City of Bridges, Steel & Heinz Ketchup. This out-of-retirement-race took a short hiatus but is now back & better than ever. The course takes runners through the citys many neighborhoods & across each of its three rivers. As an official Charity, OARs runners enjoy access to a special start & finish line area as well as guaranteed early-bird registration pricing.
May 2 Pittsburgh - Lily Matusiak link email 703-243-8020

Estate Planning & Special Needs Trust Seminar - The Barber 


 

National Institute will host an 'Estate Planning & Special Needs Trusts Seminar,' presented by Elizabeth M. Warner, Esquire. This seminar is designed to help families protect the current & future needs of family members with developmental disabilities. This presentation will educate families on the available legal options & explain the benefits of Speical Needs Trusts.
May 5 Erie 6:30-8p, free Barber National Institute, 100 Barber Place/136 East Ave. - Joyce Krahe McDonnell link email 814-878-5905

Autism & The SCERTS Model: A Comprehensive Educational Approach - The SCERTS Model is a new, innovative approach to autism that offers a framework of specific goals & procedures for assessment & educational programming. The SC, ER & TS domains of the Model directly address the core challenges faced by children with ASD & related disabilities. Presented by Barry Prizant, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
May 17-18 Pittsburgh 8:30-3:30p; Early bird, team & parent rates available Embassy Suites Pittsburgh Int'l Airport - Kelly Karalekas link email 508-965-5705

Garden Party- 'Wild About Spring - Doors open at 11 am; luncheon will be served at noon. There will be a style show of spring & summer casual wear by Coldwater Creek & formal attire by Bridal Elegance. Enjoy free spa services by Ambridge Rose Salon. Chance to win a raffled theme basket or the 


 

grand prize, a patio furniture ensemble. Perfect day of pampering for Her. 814-453-7661
May 19 Erie 11a Barber National Institute, 100 Barber Place/136 East Ave. - Diana White link email

Laurel Highlands Walk Now for Autism Speaks - Walk Now for Autism Speaks, the nation's largest grassroots autism walk program, is our signature fundraising & awareness event, taking place in communities across the United States, as well as in Canada & the United Kingdom. This successful grassroots fundraising effort not only generates vital funds for autism research but also raise awareness for this growing spectrum disorder.
May 23 Ligonier 1p

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registration-Free Idlewild Park - Story Book Forest/Route 30 - Susan Bushnell link email 314-255-7012

3rd Annual Pennsylvania Autism Training Conference (PATC) - This conference will focus on addressing real-life situations faced by those who work directly with individuals with autism, from the youngest children to older adults. The presenters will share strategies that exemplify best & most current practices developed by nationally recognized autism experts.
Jun 2-Jun 4 Lancaster 8-4p, $50/day professionals, $40/day self-adv/families Eden Resort Inn & Suites 222 Eden Rd - Bureau of Autism Services Training Staff link email 1-866-539-7689

Blair County Walk Now for Autism Speaks - Walk Now for Autism Speaks, the nation's largest grassroots autism walk program, is our signature fundraising & awareness event, taking place in communities across the United States, as well as in Canada & the United Kingdom. This successful grassroots fundraising effort not only generates vital funds for autism research but also raise awareness for this growing spectrum disorder.
Jun 12 Altoona 9a registration-Free Blair County Ball Park - Susan Bushnell link email 314-255-7012

Greater Pittsburgh Walk Now for Autism Speaks - Autism Speaks' Walk Now for Autism Speaks, the 

 

 nation's largest grassroots autism walk program, is our signature fundraising & awareness event, taking place in communities across the United States, as well as in Canada & the United Kingdom. This successful grassroots fundraising effort not only generates vital funds for autism research but also raises awareness about the increasing prevalence.
Jun 26 Pittsburgh 8a Registration; 10a Start-No Registration Fee Mellon Arena/66 Mario Lemieux Place - Lisa Maloney link email 412-367-4571

Summer Programming Options at Wanna Play Program - The Wanna Play Program is a stepping stone curriculum designed to build interaction & social skills in a positive environment. We are offering a variety of summer programming options. Please check out our website at www.wannaplayprogram.com for more information.
Jun 28 -Aug 12 Newtown Square Full day, Half day & additonal options available 3625 Chapel Rd - link email 610-853-2898

Service Provider Round Table Discussion - Join us at our Round Table Discussions to share what your organization is doing & to network & collaborate with other autism service providers in our region. Learn how Autism Speaks can support you! RSVP requested.
Jul 9 Pittsburgh 9a until 11a-Free University of Pittsburgh/Martin Conference Room, 210 S. Bouquet 
 

Street - Beth Whitehouse link email 412-367-4571

Ride to the River for Autism Poker Run - The Advisory Board on Autism & Related Disorders is hosting a motorcycle poker run. All vehicles are welcome. The cost for a driver is $30 a passenger or just for the celebration part is $15. Registration begins at 9am. The ride is from 11am-1pm. The celebration begins at 1pm with live bands, free food, auctions, prizes,and vendors.There will also be a motorcycle show at the celebration!
Aug 8 Glenshaw Ride 11a-1p, Celebration 1-5p, $30 Rider, $15 all others 1463 Glenn Avenue - Rebecca Williams-Thomas link email 412-449-0165

Service Provider Round Table Discussion - Join us at our Round Table Discussions to share what your organization is doing & to network & collaborate with other autism service providers in our region. Learn how Autism Speaks can support you! RSVP requested.
Oct 8 Pittsburgh 9a until 11a-Free University of Pittsburgh/Martin Conference Room, 210 S. Bouquet Street - Beth Whitehouse link email 412-367-4571

PECS Advanced Training - Presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants. This workshop is perfect for anyone who has previously attended the PECS Basic Training & is currently implementing PECS (Picture

 

Exchange Communication System). To register, visit our website or call 888-732-7462. Call for group discounts. 1.2 ASHA CEUs & 12.5 BACB CEUs available.
Nov 29 -30 Philadelphia 8a-4p/ $295 professional-$195 parent - Alexis Bondy link email 888-732-7462


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RHODE ISLAND

What's the Problem? Preventing Problem Behaviors in Children with Developmental Challenges - Learn new, innovative & respectful approaches for working with children with challenging behavior from early intervention through the elementary school years. Presented by Barry Prizant, Ph.D., CCC-SLP. For parents & professionals.
May 14 Cranston 8:30-3p; Early bird, team & parent rates available Rhodes on the Pawtuxet, 60 Rhodes Pl - Kelly Karalekas link email 508-965-5705
 

PECS Basic Training - Presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants. Participants will leave this workshop with a fundamental understanding of how to implement PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System). Call for group discounts. 1.3 ASHA CEUs & 7.0 BACB CEUs available.
Jun 10 -11 Middletown 8a-4p/ $395 professional-$295 parent - Alexis Bondy link email 888-732-7462



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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

Educate Before You Vaccinate - Guest Speaker April Ren‚e Keynote speaker for VIC (Vaccine Information Coalition) & former President of TAAP (The Autism Autoimmunity Project)
May 27 Blacksburg 7:30p, Free 202 South Shelby Street - Dr. Ron Sisk email 864-839-2081


 


Feb 22 -23 Columbia 8a-4p/ $395 professional-$295 parent - Alexis Bondy link email 888-732-7462

Universal Design, Accommodations & Differentiation: an SCCEC Preconference Event - Universal design is having curriculum planning, strategy & materials in place in advance to meet the needs of all learners. Accommodations are technology, materials, sequences & procedures to help a learner be successful in the classroom. Differentiation is when all of these strategies are applied for all learners in the class. Instructor: Dr. Patrick Schwarz, Creative Culture Consulting LLC
Feb 25 Myrtle Beach 9-4 $50 Myrtle Beach Convention Center 2101 North Oak Street - Tim Conroy link email 803-750-6988 



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TENNESSEE

+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., 9282Cordova Park Rd - Matthew Roberts link email

+IDEA - Educational Rights & Advocacy Workshop - 2 hour workshop covering your rights withinthe 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

+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
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+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 Tennessee Autism Help & 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 & tapes that can be checked out by members at no charge.
Tullahoma Last Thu. during school yr -  6-8p, Free The Tullahoma Business Center, 410 Wilson Avenue (State Hwy 55- - Gena Graddy & Susan Wilson link email 949-640-4401 Ext 110

3rd Annual Tennessee Walk Now for Autism Speaks -Join over 2,000 walkers at the Tennessee Walk Now for Autism Speaks which is a Free family walk & an autism communityresource fair heightening public awarenss & raising money to fund autism research. September

 

11th-Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Registration begins at 8:30 am.
Sep 11 Nashville Free Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park - Kathy Streng link email 615-238-1625

PECS Basic Training - Presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants. Participants will leave this workshop with a fundamental understanding of how to implement PECS (Pyramid Exchange Communication System). Call for group discounts! 1.3 ASHA CEUs & 7.0 BACB CEUs available.
Sep 27 -28 - Nashville 8a-4p/ $395 professional-$295 parent - Alexis Bondy link email 888-732-7462




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+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

+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

+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) Kim Lindquist link  email

+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

+Katy Autism Support - Monthly meetings on a variety of topics including biomedical interventions, special education issues, advocacy, therapies & more. Meets third Tue of each month at St. Peter's United Methodist Church, 20775 Kingsland, Katy, at 7 p.m. Special events include Katy Autism Awareness Day in April, & Katy Faith & Disability Symposium in May.
Katy 3rd Tue.  Free 20775 Kingsland Blvd. - Karen Jaggers link email

+Easter Seals of Greater Dallas-Massage Class for Special Needs Children 10-11:30
Carrollton 3rd Wed  Trinity Center Lisa 972-394-8900

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

+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

3rd Annual Waco Walk for Autism - Sat, May 1st, 9 am to noon, on the campus of Baylor University The Walk is a collaboration between the Heart of Texas Autism Network, Baylor's School of Educational Psychology, & the Arc of McLennan County. Kid's games, activities, live music, & FUN are the order of the day! The Baylor Autism Resource Center will have an Open House, & there's also a Resource Fair!
May 1 Waco 9a-noon Baylor University's Fountain Mall - Anita Karney link email 214 766 3260

Autism Benefit Concert - Irina Srumova (award winning Russian pianist) will be presenting a piano concert benefiting the Dobro (Kindness) Center for Autistic children in Moscow, Russia. Mrs. Srumova's son has autism. Russia's neglect of autistic children is appalling. Irina & her family were able to leave, but many are not. This benefit concert is to help these children get the help they need to live productive lives.
May 1 Magnolia 5p, admisson free but donations appreciated. Wildwood United Methodist Church, 8911 FM 1488 - Robin Williams email 832-654-2611

Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis workshop - Workshop will cover basics of ABA.
 

May 7 San Antonio, 9a-4p 700 S. Zarzamora - Brooke Lamartina link email 210 595-3354

PECS Basic Training - Presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants. Participants will leave this workshop with a fundamental understanding of how to implement PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System). Call for group discounts. 1.3 ASHA CEUs & 7.0 BACB CEUs available.
May 20 -21 Austin 8a-4p/ $395 professional-$295 parent - Alexis Bondy link email 888-732-7462

'Pitching Autism Awareness - The Round Rock Express game benefits autism organizations in Central Texas. $1 hot dogs & soft drinks; gluten-free snacks available To buy tickets, go to the link and click on 'June 7-Autism Awareness Night'
Jun 7 Round Rock Doors open at 6:05; game begins at 7:05. $9/person Dell Diamond - link email 512-479-4199

PECS Basic Training - Presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants. Participants will leave this workshop with a fundamental understanding of how to implement PECS (Pyramid Exchange Communication System). Call for Group Discounts! 1.3 ASHA CEUs & 7.0 BACB CEUs available.
Jun 24 -25 Houston 8a-4p/ $395 professional-$295 parent - Alexis Bondy link email 888-732-7462

2010 Autism Society National Conference & Exposition - The National Conference of the Autism 
 

Society addresses the range of issues, including early intervention, education, employment, behavior, communication, social skills, biomedical interventions & others, across the entire lifespan. It is open to families, professionals & individuals affected by autism. There is also an exhibit hall with 140 booths of autism-related products & services.
Jul 7-10 Dallas $295 for 3 days Hyatt Regency Dallas - 300 Reunion Blvd. - Sarah Mitchell link email 301-657-0881 x9010

Sundberg VB-Mapp Conference - Dr. Mark Sundberg will be covering how to use the vb-mapp for barriers assessment, using the vb-mapp in language assessment & intervention. Deadline for payment by check is Jan. 20. This workshop is unique for Dr. Sundberg as it is a three day workshop allowing him to cover intervention in more depth.
Jul 27 -29 San Antonio 9 to 4 El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel - brooke lamartina link email 210 435-1000 Ext 6

PECS Advanced Training - Presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants. This workshop is perfect for anyone who has previously attended the PECS Basic Training & is currently implementing PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System). To register, visit our website or call 888-732-7462. Call for group discounts. 1.2 ASHA CEUs & 12.5 BACB CEUs available.
 

Sep 2 -3 San Antonio 8a-4p/ $295 professional-$195 parent - Alexis Bondy link email 888-732-7462

Roundup for Autism - Roundup for Autism is a 3 day event spanning Dallas & Fort Worth. Founded in 1988 the event benefits the Autism Treatment Center. Activities include Ranch Sorting, Parade, Celebrity Rodeo (Fort Worth), & black-tie formal, Pegasus Ball (Dallas). Golf Tournaments in Dallas & San Antonio support community-specific services. 2010 Honorary Chairmen are Laura & Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert.
Sep 9 10 11 Fort Worth & Dallas times & tickets vary by event - Neil Massey link email 972-644-2076 x 104

PECS Basic Training - Presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants. Participants will leave this workshop with a fundamental understanding of how to implement PECS (Pyramid Exchange Communication System). Call for group discounts! 1.3 ASHA CEUs & 7.0 BACB CEUs available.
Sep 13- 14 Dallas 8a-4p/ $395 professional-$295 parent - Alexis Bondy link email 888-732-7462

World Congress on Disabilities - The mission & vision of the World Congress on Disabilities (WCD) is to educate, inform, & provide a useful exchange of ideas for people with disabilities & special health care needs & those involved in their care & development. Opinion leaders in medicine, 
 

education, research, technology, adaptive physical sports & recreation, & product development gather along with scientists, researchers, physicians, caregivers, & families for an intensive learning experience focused on the needs of all people with disabilities.
Nov 18-Nov 19 Dallas 9a to 5p Dallas Convention Center - William Schwaninger link email 201-722-9233








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Utah Walk Now for Autism - 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. Experience the power of thousands united by a single cause by joining Walk Now for Autism Speaks.
May 1 Salt Lake City 8a Heritage Park - link email 888-828-8476

PECS Basic Training - Presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants. Participants will leave this workshop with a fundamental understanding of how to implement PECS (Pyramid Exchange Communication System). Call for group discounts! 1.3 ASHA CEUs & 7.0 BACB CEUs available.
Nov 4-5 Provo 8a-4p/ $395 professional-$295 parent - Alexis Bondy link email 888-732-7462

 



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+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!
Williston 1st Mon -  7-9p (Free) 600 Blair Park Rd - Laurie link email 802-985-8773

Vermont Walk for Autism - Save the Date! - Sat, October 10 2009. Online registration will open May 1st. Walk Day Registration starts at 12 Walk begins at 1. Sponsorshipsavailable. Please join us! Autism Support Daily is an all-volunteer 501(C)3 non-profit organization.
Oct 10 - Burlington 12-4 Donations
 
 accepted. Battary Park, Waterfront - Laurie link email 802-985-8773


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VIRGINIA

+NRV Autism Treatment Support Group- We learn & administer biomedical & dietary intervention totreat autism of our children. We believe 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 Reynolds






+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 1925 Glenn Mitchell Drive, Suite 210 - Jennifer Hewitt link email



+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 Panera Bread, 869 Lynnhaven Pkwy - Jennifer Hewitt link email

+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 email

 


+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

Asperger's Interest Group - A time for parents of children, preschool - high school, to share information & support.
May 3 Richmond 7p, Free River Rd United methodist Church, 8800 River Rd - Bradford Hulcher link email 804-257-0192

Asperger's Interest Group - A time for parents of children, preschool - high school, to share information & support.
May 12 Richmond 10a, Free River Rd United methodist Church, 8800 River Rd - Bradford Hulcher link email 804-257-0192

An Evening w/ David Hamrick & Lindsey Nebeker - Their love story was featured in Glamour magazine & on ABC News; David & Lindsey will share their perspectives as 2 adults w/ Asperger's.
May 14 Richmond 7p, Free River Rd

 

United Methodist Church, 8800 River Rd - Bradford Hulcher link email
804-257-0192

TACA Virginia Garage Sale - Help raise money for the TACA Virginia Chapter. Information on TACA & meet other parents. Find some bargains too!
May 15 Suffolk 8a to 1p 6309 Cheshire Drive - Ann Dunn email 757-638-2538

Run For Autism in the Historic Half Marathon - Come join the RUN FOR AUTISM in historic Fredericksburg, Virginia at the Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon & Semper Fred 5K on May 16 2010. When you join the team, our helpful staff will help you achieve your personal fitness & fundraising goals. 85 cents of every dollar you raise will fund research that seeks solutions to the issues individuals with autism face everyday.
May 16 Fredericksburg
$75/$30 - Julia Hornaday
link email 703-243-9712

Run For Autism at the Marine Corps Historic Half - Run to support autism research at this years Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon. This May 16th race is a run through history in George Washington's boyhood hometown on Fredericksburg, Virginia. Take in history & fund research! Contact Julia Hornaday at run@researchautism.org for more information
May 16 Fredricksburg 7a, costs

 

vary - Julia Hornaday link email 703-243-9710

Biomedical Interest Group - A time for parents who are currently using, or are interested in learning more about, biomedical approaches to the treatment of autism, to share information & support.
May 20 Richmond 10a, Free River Rd United methodist Church, 8800 River Rd - Bradford Hulcher link email 804-257-0192

Free Autism Carnival - The Center for Autism & Related Disorders (CARD) in Springfield, VA & Autism Care & Treatment (ACT Today!) are celebrating CARD's 20th Anniversary by throwing a Free carnival for all families & professionals in the autism community. Games, Resource Booths, Food, Raffles, Prizes & More! All proceeds of raffle will benefit ACT Today.
May 22 Centreville 1p-5p: Free Bull Run Regional Park: 7700 Bull Run Drive - link email 703-229-0202

Southern New Jersey Walk Now for Autism Speaks - Walk Now for Autism Speaks is a family-friendly FUNdrasing event so bring the whole family along! There will be activities for the children, a community resource fair for families, & light refreshments & entertainment. The walk is free for all to attend, but for more walk information & fundraising ideas, contact our local Greater Delaware Valley Chapter office.
May 22 Mount Laurel Registration
 

begins at 8a, Walk starts at 10a Bishop's Gate Corporate Center - Ann Miller link email 856-858-5400

Family Members of Adults w/ Asperger's Interest Group - A time for family members of adults w/ Asperger's or HFA to share information & support.
May 24 Richmond 7p, Free River Rd United methodist Church, 8800 River Rd - Bradford Hulcher link email 804-257-0192

PECS Basic Training - Presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants. Participants will leave this workshop with a fundamental understanding of how to implement PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System). Call for group discounts. 1.3 ASHA CEUs & 7.0 BACB CEUs available.
Jun 3 -4 Arlington 8a-4p/ $395 professional-$295 parent - Alexis Bondy link email 888-732-7462

RUN FOR AUTISM at the Marine Corps Marathon & 10K - Come RUN FOR AUTISM at the 35th Anniversary Marine Corps Marathon in Washington DC/Arlington VA. Run 26.2 miles or 6.2 miles & change lives with every step. 85 cents of every dollar raised through the RUN FOR AUTISM funds research that finds solutions to the challenges individuals with autism & their families face everyday. For more information, contact run@researchautism.org.
Oct 31 Arlington 7a, $90/$60 Iwo Jima Memorial - Julia Hornaday link email 703-243-9710

 

PECS Basic Training - Presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants. Participants will leave this workshop with a fundamental understanding of how to implement PECS (Pyramid Exchange Communication System). Call for group discounts! 1.3 ASHA CEUs & 7.0 BACB CEUs available.
Nov 1-2 Richmond 8a-4p/ $395 professional-$295 parent - Alexis Bondy link email 888-732-7462



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+Autism Research Study - -The Simons Simplex Collection (SSC) is focused on families with just one child with autism. -Your child with an ASD will receive a behavioral assessment free of charge. We will also provide parents with oral feedback & a written report regarding their childs assessment results.
Seattle Through -June, 2010  3-4 hours, free University of Washington - Emily Champoux email 206-616-2889
 


+Simons Simplex Collection Study - The Simons Simplex Collection (SSC) project is a new initiative to search for the causes of autism. -Needs: Families with 1 child on the spectrum (or highly suspicious of being so) & both parents available to participate. -Benefits: Free evaluation (diagnostic, cognitive, language) with a report & feedback. -$200-$250 *No wait list at this time.
Now thru -May 2011 Seattle 2 phonecalls, 1 day lab visit, receive $200-250. University of Washington, Building CHDD - Tracey Ward, Coordinator link email 1-800-994-9701



May 2010 TACA Meeting - Elizabeth Sheehan, DC CCN Treating the Whole Child - alternative approaches Dr. Hesse Sheehan is a Holistic Chiropractor & has competed training as a Certified Clinical Nutritionist. She has been in practice since 2000 where she specializes in the care of complex disorders including chronic immune dysfunction syndromes & autism. She has offices in Kirkland & Spokane.
May 15 Tacoma 10-12:30 Building E Auditorium, South Campus, Bates Technical College, 2201 South 78th


 

Street - Chelsi Coate link email

TACA WA: Springtime Celebration for Families Living with Autism - This is a special joint event with TACA & the Hands On Children's Museum with exclusive access to the museum for families living with autism. There will be GF/CF (gluten-free, casein-free) food, fun crafts, games, play plan checklists, & more. Join us for information on resources & lots of fun! Advance pre-registration by phone is required.
May 27 Olympia 6p, $5 per family 106 11th Ave SW - Hands on Chidren's Musueum/TACA Washington link email 360-956-0818

Free Autism Screening & Consultation Forum - Presnted by Easter Seals & the University of Washington Autism Center. Hosted by Northwest Autism Center at 25 W. 5th, Spokane, WA 99204. 509-328-1582 www.nwautism.org Please contact Holly Morgan of Easter Seals for an appt. or more information at 206.755-9497 or visit wa.easterseals.com or
May 27 & 28 Spokane Free-8:30-5p St. Anne's Family Center, 25 W. 5th - Holly Morgan link email 206.755-9497

Free Autism Screening & Consultation Forum - Presnted by Easter Seals & the University of Washington Autism Center. Hosted by Northwest Autism Center at 25 W. 5th, Spokane, WA 99204. 509-328-1582 www.nwautism.org 
 

Please contact Holly Morgan of Easter Seals for an appt. or more information at 206.755-9497 or visit wa.easterseals.com or
May 27 & 28 Spokane Free-8:30-5p St. Anne's Family Center, 25 W. 5th - Holly Morgan email

June 2010 TACA Meeting - Julie Anderson, ARNP Using a Defeat Autism Now! Approach Ms. Andersen graduated in 1982 with a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from the University of Iowa & worked as a Registered Nurse for 7 years before pursuing a Master's in Nursing degree from the University of Washington. She then worked in geriatrics/internal medicine at Group Health Cooperative before beginning private practice in 1999.
Jun 19 Tacoma 10-12:30 Building E Auditorium, South Campus, Bates Technical College, 2201 South 78th Street - Chelsi Coate link email

6th Annual Southeastern Washington Autism Conference - August 4-5 2010 Wed - Thur Speakers: Peter F. Gerhardt, Ed.D. Transition Planning for Competent Adulthood Bryan H. King, M.D. Autism & Psychiatric Disorders: Common Or Rare & Why Should We Care? Eustacia Cutler: Coming to Terms with Autism Cost: Professional $195 Family Member $145 CEU Credit $20 (0.30 hrs) One day pricing available
Aug 4-5 Kennewick $195 Professional; $145 Family Member Three Rivers Convention Center - Heidi Hill link email 509-943-8455
 


Autism Day WA 2010 - Did you know that every year more than 250 families converge on Jubilee Farm in Carnation, WA for a free day of fun, support, & acceptance? This August will be the 10th annual Autism Day! Come see what all the fun is about! Booths, games, hayrides, animals, slip-n-slide, food (GFCF also), cycles. T-shirts & info bags to attendees while supplies last. Autism day is funded by event advertisers
Aug 7 Carnation 11a-3p Free event Jubilee Farm, 229 W Snoqualmie River Rd NE - Lynne Banki link email

September 2010 TACA Meeting - Effective Strategies for Improving Sensory Integration - Christopher Heistand CCC-SLP, SLP & Renae Lewandowski, OTR/L of Therapeutic Beginnings. Join us as Christopher & Renae offer effective tips & strategies for addressing speech challenges, sensory processing disorders & sensory based feeding difficulties.
Sep 19 Tacoma Free Building E Auditorium, South Campus, Bates Technical College, 2201 South 78th Street, - Denise Fulton link email



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+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

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Martinsburg Church of Christ- Stacey Thomas link email

Wheeling Walk Now for Autism Speaks - Walk Now for Autism Speaks, the nation's largest grassroots autism walk program, is our signature fundraising & awareness event, taking place in communities across the United States, as well as in Canada & the United Kingdom. This successful grassroots fundraising effort not only generates vital funds for autism research but also raise awareness for this growing spectrum disorder.
May 22 Wheeling 9a registration-Free Warwood Trail, 1200 Richland Avenue - Susan Bushnell link email 314-255-7012


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+ARCH Medical Center 2010 Seminars - Free seminars geared toward helping parents/ educators/ therapistis/etc. with various subjects related to caring for individuals on the autism spectrum. For a complete list of events & seminar subjects please email
 
attn: ARCH 2010 seminars to the email address provided. A minimun of 5 participants is required for the seminar to take place so email ahead to verify the minimum has been met. 414-855-0240
Franklin 3rd Tue Free 9612 S. Franklin Drive - Tiffany link email

+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

+Reel Movies for Real Needs - See you at the movies! Marcus Theatres?  A new film series, Reel Movies for Real Needs designed for families of special-needs children with autism or other challenges who seldom attend movies. Reel Movies for Real Needs features select first-run film showings. Upcoming titles & dates are Sat, May 22 Shrek & Sat, June 26 Toy Story.
 
Reel Movies for Real Needs will take place at the following Marcus Theatres locations: *Wisconsin South Shore Cinema, Oak Creek Eastgate Cinema, Madison (Only 4/24- Green Bay East Cinema, Green Bay (Only 4/24- Bay Park Cinema, Ashwaubenon (Beginning 5/22- Point Cinema, Madison
WI Fourth Sat - 10:30a Carlo W. Petrick, at Marcus Theatres 414-905-1505  link email


4th Annual Bike 4 Autism - Choose from one of four different courses. A relaxing, mostly flat 15 mile ride. If you are an intermediate cyclist, try an even bigger challenge with one of the longer rides. The 38 mile ride goes through Bear Valley & Plain, or for the advanced rider, take the 62 mile (metric century) ride. This ride goes through Plain, Loreto Ridge, Keyesville, & Bear Valley. 15 mile loop also available
May 1 Spring Green 7:30a $45 Round Barn Lodge - Jim Larson link email 608-574-7989

2nd Annual Milwaukee Walk Now for Autism Speaks - Autism Speaks' Walk Now for Autism Speaks, the nation's largest grassroots autism walk program, is our signature fundraising & awareness event. Powered by volunteers & families with loved ones on the autism spectrum, generates vital funds for autism research & raises awareness about the increasing prevalence of autism. Form your walk team today to help support the mission of Autism Speaks.
May 1 West Allis Reg. opens at 9a 
 

/ Walk begins at 10:45a-Free EVENT Wisconsin State Fair Park, 640 S. 84th Street - Keith Graunke link email 866-500-6227




TACA Milwaukee Meeting - Protecting our Children: Connecting Autism & the Environment - Dr. Norm Schwartz will review evidence linking environmental pollution to autism spectrum disorders & discuss detoxification protocols & what can be done to protect you & your family.
May 4 Milwaukee, WI 6:30p Free Children's Hosp, 999 N. 92nd Street, Room C255 - Lisa Rupe link email

ADHD to Autism: Brain-based Therapies, Nutrition & Neurotransmitters - The last of a series of four, functional neurologist Dr. Scott Theirl speaks. Parents of children with ADHD, sensory integration problems, learning disorders & autism looking for new therapies will want to attend this series of workshops on the topic presented by Developmental Delay Resources (DDR) www.devdelay.com. Please RSVP to holisticneuro@gmail.com to reserve your spot.
May 4 Thiensville 6:30p, Free Mequon-Thiensville 
 

Library&No.8232; 11345 Cedarburg Rd - Dr. Theirl link email 800-385-1655

4D Conference - Diseases, Disorders, Dysfunctions & Disabilities Autism, asthma, allergies, arthritis, auto-immune. & this is just the A's... Causation, Prevention & Intervention Sat evening Vaccine Debate Kalahari Resort & Convention Center $99/nite includes passes to indoor waterpark
May 8-9 Wisconsin Dells $25 one day, $40 two days 1305 Kalahari Drive - Joanne link email 608-985-8100

TACA Madison Meeting -
May 11 Madison, WI 6:30p Free Wisconsin Integrative Hyperbarics 6200 Nesbitt Rd - Annette Van Dyke link email

James Williams-Speaking at Bridge the Gap for Autism Support Group - Presenter James Williams will be speaking at our Support Group (topic yet to be announced). Support Group is open to anyone (childcare is available if you call ahead to Lesley at 715-850-1830-. Pizza will be provided. Bridge the Gap is a 501 (c) (3- non-profit foundation that gives grants to individuals in WI with autism to help pay for therapy, equipment, biomedical & more. Come join us!
May 19 Bonduel 6:15p, No-Cost, Please RSVP Bonduel Elementary School Library 400 West Green Bay Street - Lesley LaLuzerne link email 715-850-1830

 

Phillip's Run/Walk for Autism - Phillip's Annual Walk-Run for Autism Awareness Country 3.5 mile walk-run. Fire truck & petting zoo for kids, Karaoke, Poker Run, Raffles & more. Funds earned benefit Bridge the Gap, a 501 (c) (3- non-profit that gives grants to individuals in WI with autism spectrum disorder to help pay for therapy, equipment, biomedical & more. Event open to everyone, rain or shine!
Jun 5 Seymour 9:30a (8:30 early reg'), Individual $15 Team of 4 $45 W2490 Hofa Park Rd - Lesley LaLuzerne link email 715-850-1830

Autism Open Golf Outing - We are holding our 6th annual Autism Open golf outing at Foxfire in Waupaca registration required only $65 per person includes golf, cart, lunch & benefit dinner. www.autismmatterswaupaca.com info@autismmatterswaupaca proceeds benefit our summer program for area children with autism. Autism Matters is a 501c3 non-profit. Hole Sponsorships available starting at $100 please contact us for info.
Jun 12 Waupaca 10a $65 per person Foxfire Golf Course - Nicole & Willy Lannyk link email

Berard Auditory Integration Training in Naperville/Aurora - - Berard AIT is a 10 day, noninvasive educational & therapeutic technique which helps people hear all frequencies more evenly, to improve in the processing of auditory input, & to decrease hyper 

 

or hypo-sensitivity to specific environmental or speech sounds. AIT enhances aspects of hearing perception. Individuals over age 3 can participate; teenagers & adults benefit also. Data & research available.
Jun 14 through Jun 23 Kenosha Daily for 10 days, $1200 $1100 early registration Kenosha area - location to be announced soon - Terrie Silverman link email 262 569 7828

Berard Auditory Integration Training in Naperville/Aurora - - Berard AIT is a 10 day, noninvasive educational & therapeutic technique which helps people hear all frequencies more evenly, to improve in the processing of auditory input, & to decrease hyper or hypo-sensitivity to specific environmental or speech sounds. AIT enhances aspects of hearing perception. Individuals over age 3 can participate; teenagers & adults benefit also. Data & research available.
Jul 12 through Jul 21 Fond du Lac Daily for 10 days, $1300 $1200 early registration Bethany Christian Services 14 Western Avenue - Terrie Silverman link email 262 569 7828

Berard Auditory Integration Training in Naperville/Aurora - - Berard AIT is a 10 day, noninvasive educational & therapeutic technique which helps people hear all frequencies more evenly, to improve in the processing of auditory input, & to decrease hyper

 

or hypo-sensitivity to specific environmental or speech sounds. AIT enhances aspects of hearing perception. Individuals over age 3 can participate; teenagers & adults benefit also. Data & research available.
Jul 23 through Aug 1 Mequon Daily for 10 days, $1300 $1200 early registration Dr. Norm Schwartz Office 7950 North Port Washington Rd - Terrie Silverman link email 262 569 7828 

Berard Auditory Integration Training - Berard AIT is a 10day, noninvasive educational & therapeutic technique which helps people hear all frequencies more evenly, to improve in the processing of auditory input, & to decrease hyper or hypo-sensitivity to specific environmental or speech sounds. AIT enhances aspects of hearing perception. Individuals over age 3 can participate; teenagers & adults benefit also. Data & research avail.
Aug 7-16 Oconomowoc $1000 - Terrie Silverman link email 262-569-7828


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AUSTRALIA

Integrative Solutions for Optimal Development, Treatment & Prevention - Carer Education Would you ask a child with a broken leg to run faster? Asking a child with ADHD, learning delay, Autism or even allergies to sit still or study harder is equivalent if there is an underlying underlying medical condition. Medical research indicates that a range of illnesses are linked by overlapping Metabolic, Immuno, Neuro & Digestive Disorders.
May 23 Perth $85pp $75 E-bird by 23/03 $140pcple,$125 E-bird by 23/03 Perth Western Australia - Alexis link email 612 9337 3600

Integrative Solutions for Optimal Development, Treatment & Prevention - Carer Education Would you ask a child with a broken leg to run faster? Asking a child with ADHD, learning delay, Autism or even allergies to sit still or study harder is equivalent if there is an underlying underlying medical condition. Medical research indicates that a range of illnesses are linked by overlapping Metabolic, Immuno, Neuro & Digestive Disorders.
May 30 Newcastle $85pp $75 E-bird by 30/03 $140pcple,$125 E-bird by
 

30/03 Newcastle NSW - Alexis link email 612 9337 3600

Integrative Solutions for Optimal Development, Treatment & Prevention - Carer Education Would you ask a child with a broken leg to run faster? Asking a child with ADHD, learning delay, Autism or even allergies to sit still or study harder is equivalent if there is an underlying underlying medical condition. Medical research indicates that a range of illnesses are linked by overlapping Metabolic, Immuno, Neuro & Digestive Disorders.
Jun 6 Melbourne $85pp $75 E-bird by 06/04 $140pcple,$125 E-bird by 06/04 Melbourne VIC - Alexis link email 612 9337 3600

Integrative Solutions for Optimal Development, Treatment & Prevention - Carer Education Would you ask a child with a broken leg to run faster? Asking a child with ADHD, learning delay, Autism or even allergies to sit still or study harder is equivalent if there is an underlying underlying medical condition. Medical research indicates that a range of illnesses are linked by overlapping Metabolic, Immuno, Neuro & Digestive Disorders.
Jun 27 Gold Coast $85pp $75 E-bird by 27/04 $140pcple,$125 E-bird by 27/04 Gold Coast QLD - Alexis link email 612 9337 3600

Nutrition, Nutragenomics & Epigenetics in Developmental &
 
Degenerative Disease - Featuring S. Jill James PhD & Michael Fenech, PhD, CSIRO - Nutritional Treatment of Genome & Epigenome Damage on an Individual Basis Michael Fenech PhD The Dvlpmnt of dietary patterns, functional foods & supplements, designed to improve genome hlth maintenance in individuals w/ specific genetic backgrounds may provide an important contributn to an optimum health strategy based on the diagnosis & individualised nutritional prevention of genome damage.
Jul 31 Sydney, NSW 9a-5p $155AUD (early bird by May 30th) $185AUD thereafter University of NSW - Alexis link email 612 9337 3600

Integrative Solutions for Optimal Development, Treatment & Prevention - Carer Education Would you ask a child with a broken leg to run faster? Asking a child with ADHD, learning delay, Autism or even allergies to sit still or study harder is equivalent if there is an underlying underlying medical condition. Medical research indicates that a range of illnesses are linked by overlapping Metabolic, Immuno, Neuro & Digestive Disorders.
Aug 15 Central Coast $85pp $75 E-bird by 15/06 $140pcple,$125 E-bird by 15/06 Central Coast NSW - Alexis link email 612 9337 3600

Integrative Solutions for Optimal Development, Treatment &
 

Prevention - Carer Education Would you ask a child with a broken leg to run faster? Asking a child with ADHD, learning delay, Autism or even allergies to sit still or study harder is equivalent if there is an underlying underlying medical condition. Medical research indicates that a range of illnesses are linked by overlapping Metabolic, Immuno, Neuro & Digestive Disorders.
Aug 22 Canberra $85pp $75 E-bird by 22/06 $140pcple,$125 E-bird by 22/06 Canberra ACT - Alexis link email 612 9337 3600

Integrative Solutions for Optimal Development, Treatment & Prevention - Carer Education Would you ask a child with a broken leg to run faster? Asking a child with ADHD, learning delay, Autism or even allergies to sit still or study harder is equivalent if there is an underlying underlying medical condition. Medical research indicates that a range of illnesses are linked by overlapping Metabolic, Immuno, Neuro & Digestive Disorders.
Aug 28 Townsville $85pp $75 E-bird $140pcple,$125 E-bird Townsville QLD - Alexis link email 612 9337 3600

Integrative Solutions for Optimal Development, Treatment & Prevention - Carer Education Would you ask a child with a broken leg to run faster? Asking a child with ADHD, learning delay, Autism or even allergies to sit still or study

 

harder is equivalent if there is an underlying underlying medical condition. Medical research indicates that a range of illnesses are linked by overlapping Metabolic, Immuno, Neuro & Digestive Disorders.
Sep 12 Adelaide $85pp $75 E-bird by 12/07 $140pcple,$125 E-bird by 12/07 Adelaide South Australia - Alexis link email 612 9337 3600

Integrative Solutions for Optimal Development, Treatment & Prevention - Carer Education Would you ask a child with a broken leg to run faster? Asking a child with ADHD, learning delay, Autism or even allergies to sit still or study harder is equivalent if there is an underlying underlying medical condition. Medical research indicates that a range of illnesses are linked by overlapping Metabolic, Immuno, Neuro & Digestive Disorders.
Sep 19 South Coast $85pp $75 E-bird by 17/08 $140pcple,$125 E-bird by 17/08 South Coast NSW - Alexis link email 612 9337 3600

Integrative Solutions for Optimal Development, Treatment & Prevention - Carer Education Would you ask a child with a broken leg to run faster? Asking a child with ADHD, learning delay, Autism or even allergies to sit still or study harder is equivalent if there is an underlying underlying medical condition. Medical research indicates that a range of illnesses are linked by overlapping
 
Metabolic, Immuno, Neuro & Digestive Disorders.
Oct 17 Sydney $85pp $75 E-bird by 17/08 $140pcple,$125 E-bird by 17/08 Sydney NSW - Alexis link email 612 9337 3600 .

Integrative Solutions for Optimal Development, Treatment & Prevention - Carer Education Would you ask a child with a broken leg to run faster? Asking a child with ADHD, learning delay, Autism or even allergies to sit still or study harder is equivalent if there is an underlying underlying medical condition. Medical research indicates that a range of illnesses are linked by overlapping Metabolic, Immuno, Neuro & Digestive Disorders.
Nov 13 Darwin $85pp $75 E-bird $140pcple,$125 E-bird Darwin Northern Territory - Alexis link email 612 9337 3600





BRUNEI
SMARTER Brunei Darussalam, World Autism Awareness Day - WAAD program on 2nd April 2010 with the theme 'Inclusive Development' for the community highlighting the importance of including IWA & their families in any development program of the country.There will be 4 roadshows focusing on the work of SMARTER Brunei on Inclusive Development Program.Culmunating with Fund

 

raising events of Bicyclethone of 125km jointly organised with HSBC Brunei 20-6-2020
Jun 20 Bandar Seri Begawan NAD Jalan Tutong - Malai Hj Abdullah link email +6738743777




ALBERTA - Canada
+Berard Auditory Integration Training (AIT) - Berard AIT is a 10 day intensive educational & therapeutic technique that improves a child's ability to accurately & efficiently process sounds, reducing hyper & hypo-sensitivity to specific environmental or speech sounds.AIT also promotes integration of visual & vestibular function for better overall sensory processing function. Individuals must be 3+. Parent participation is encouraged.
Edmonton ongoing thru Jun $1300-includes hearing evaluation 18 3908 - 97 Street - Bonnie Halstead Robson link email 780-463-7965


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BRIT. COLUMBIA - Canada
Effective Biomedical Treatments for Autism - Seminar with William Shaw, Ph.D & Anita Bratt, N.D. Space is very limited. Introduction to Bilogical Treatments for Autism Related Disorders Heavy Metals in Autism:Toxicity & Effective Treatment Toxic Chemicals & mitochondrial Dysfunction in Autism & Related Disorders & a chance to ask questions.
May 2 Burnaby $45 EB & Bring a Friend Free Executive Hotel & Conference Centre 4201 Lougheed Hwy. - Chasity Robinson link email 913-341-8949

Evidence-Based Practice in Sensory Processing Disorder: Subtypes, Assessment & Intervention - This comprehensive presentation by one of the world's leading authorities on research into Sensory Processing Disorder will provide an overview of recent evidence suggesting that occupational therapy with a sensory integration approach is effective. Dr. Miller will describe the characteristcs of three classic patterns of Sensory Processing Disorder & the various subtypes of SPD. website for more
May 7 Vancouver details listed on website SFU Harbour Centre Campus - 515 West Hastings St - link email 1-866-939-5188 or 604-205-5467


 


Outreach Clinic - Dr. Bratt will be seeing patients Sat & Sunday. Outreach Clincis offer families full service opportunity to begin biomedical interventions by providing an onsite pjysician, an experienced pediatric phlebotomist, & comprehensive biological testing panels at discounted prices.
May 29-May 30 Burnaby 9a-5:30p, see details 4201 Lougheed Hwy - Outreach Team link email 859-261-4503




MANITOBA - Canada
Autism Awareness Centre Presents: - Catherine Faherty - A Practical Approach to Improve Communication Between Individuals with ASD or Aspergers & their Neurotypical Communication Partners: Contract for Communication & John Clements - Thoughts, Feelings & Behaviour: Empathy & Analysis in Working Through the Behavioural & Emotional Difficulties of Children with ASD
Sep 23 & 24 Winnipeg 8;45a-4:30p See website for pricing Delta Winnipeg Hotel - 350 St. Mary Ave, - Victoria Harris link email 1-866-724-2224 or 780-474-8355 Fax: 780-477-8350


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ONTARIO - Canada
13th Annual Zareinu Moveathon Festival is a full day community fundraiser held at Downsview Park. Proceeds support the Zareinu Educational Centre, which provides daily care & treatment for children with a wide range of disabilities. The day consists of several athletic events, followed by a huge festival. The Moveathons athletic events include a 20km Fami
Jun 13 Toronto 7a-6p-athletic events minimum sponsorship fee $250 Downsview Park - Renat Stern link email 416-661-1800 Ext 226

Social Thinking Across the Home & School by Michelle Garcia Winner - Join us for this workshop to assist parents of, & professionals working with, children facing social learning challenges (e.g. those with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities or ADD/ADHD) learn strategies & techniques to improve social & executive functioning & academic development in the home & at school.
Sep 16-17 Niagara Falls 8:30-4 Crowne Plaza - Stephanie Matthews link email 905-682-2776

Autism 2010 - Geneva Centre for Autism International Symposium - Geneva Centre for Autism hosts this must attend autism conference of 2010. Hear from internationally renowned experts on leading edge research & treatment. Topics 
 

include;Aspergers Syndrome, Bio-Medical, Education, Medication, First Hand Accounts, Interventions & Research,
Nov 3, 4, 5 Toronto Metro Toronto Convention Centre - link email 416-322-7877 Ext 516

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SASKATCHEWAN -Canada

Autism Awareness Centre Presents: - Paula Kluth - You're Going to Love This Kid': Teaching & Supporting Children on the Spectrum & Paula Aquilla - The Role of Sensory Processing in Learning,Behaviour & Activities of Daily Life
Feb 5 & 6 - Saskatoon 8:45a-4:30p; See website for cost TCU Place - 35 - 22 Street East -
Victoria Harris link email 780-474-8355

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QUEBEC - Canada
Brenda Smith Myles Promoting Positive Social Skill Development - This workshop will focus on social skills supports for students with high functioning autism & Asperger Syndrome. Social skills activities will be discussed in the context of comprehensive planning & embedding them into the child's day, particularly in inclusive settings. Practical suggestions, including case examples, on using social skills in school & home settings will be provided.
May 21 Pierrefonds 9a, 50$, 35$ Pierrefonds comprehensive high school west island - Allison Slopack link email 514-345-8330

Simon Baron-Cohen Coming To Montreal - English Conference - Conference en anglais 'Empathizing & Systemizing in Autism Spectrum Conditions' & 'The Foetal Testosterone Theory of Autism' 'Empathy & Systemizing in autism spectrum conditions' Simon Baron-Cohen, University of Cambridge, Autism Research Centre According to the E-S (Empathizing-Systemizing) theory, autism entails below average empathy alongside intact or e
May 25 Montreal 14h00 75$, 50$, 25$ McGill University - Allison Slopack link email 514-345-8330 p.319

 






CHINA
World Autism Congress Asia 2010 - WACA 2010 features expert presentation & panel discussion on behavioral, language & educational development. Attendees will learn about the latest developments in autism research, connect with other families on the same journey & have a great opportunity to network with leading medical professional & researches in the field. What you learn will make a difference tomorrow.
May 15- 16 Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, 99 Wong Chuk Hang Rd - Ms. Freda Cheung link email 852-2509 3430












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United Arab Emirates

Autism Around the World Symposium in Dubai - Autism Around the World Symposium shall be held May 6-8 2010,in Dubai. Autism Around the World Symposium will bring experts & families together to address issues facing those affected with autism. The Symposium is an opportunity to showcase the latest research & development in early intervention & behavior modification, apeech, diet & nutrition, senosry integration & other key issues. Join us
May 6-8 Dubai 9-5; AED 400 - Carolina Tovar link email 011971559010188

Auditory Integration Therapy - Dr. Berard developed a scientific method of retraining the ear's acoustical reflex muscle-known as stapedius muscle so that the child will be able to listen & to process information. Berard's AIT is a ten day, non-invasive educational & therapeutic technique that helps kids to hear all frequencies more evenly,trains ears to listen more accurately, reduces sound sensitivity, & increases language.
May 9 to 19 Dubai US $1500 TBD - Sharda Ramlackhan link email Cell: 001- 508-397-3277
 







UK
Autism Awareness Centre & autism west.midlands Present: - Marc Serryus - Autism & Vulnerability; David Arris - My Life with Autism & Paula Aquilla, OT - The Role of Sensory Processing in Learning, Behaviour & Activities of Daily Life
May 20 & 21 Birmingham 9: 30a-4:30p See website for pricing Ramada Hotel & Resort, Penns Lane, Walmley, Sutton Coldfield - Vicki Harris or Ian Carty link email 0121-450-7576 Fax: 0121-450-7581
 

Autism Northern Ireland Presents: Autism 2010 - In celebration of Autism NI's 20th anniversary, this international conference will feature 6 keynote speakers: Jerry Newport, Dr. Rita Jordan, John Clements, Dr. Gary Mesibov, Dr. Nancy Minshew, & Dr. Peter Gerhardt. There will also be 8 parallel sessions to choose from.
Jun 24 & 25 Belfast Early Bird Professional Rate: œ165/œ195 Parent Rate: œ45/ œ70 Ulster

 
 

Museum, June 24 & Queen's  University, June 25 - Donna link email 028-9040-1729 Fax: 028 9040 3467

The 6th National Conference: Autism Today - Autism Today will bring together leading experts from healthcare & education to discuss the central issues & practical management of autism & Asperger's syndrome. The two day conference will be essential to anyone working with individuals with autism spectrum disorders who would like to update their knowledge. We would be delighted if you could join us for this lively & inspiring event.
Jul 12-13 London The King's Fund - Laura Denne link email +44 (0-20 7501 6762

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