June 2008                                         






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EVERYWHERE
Web Cast with Dr. Temple Grandin & Dr. Tony Attwood - For the first time in over 10 years, you will be able to hear & see Dr. Temple Grandin & Dr. Tony Attwood in this 20day
presentation.
Jul 17 & 18 8:15am - 4:30 pm Via Web Cast - Teresa www.fhautism.com Teresa@FHAutism.com 800-489-0727



ARIZONA
Autism Conferences - Carol Gray - Social Stories Paula Kluth - Teaching Children with Autism
Sept 26-27 Glendale $160 for 2 days Arizona State University, West Campus - Marie Adams www.autism-conferences.com autismconferences@gmail.com 480 831 2047





CALIFORNIA
+SNAFU - Special Needs Advocates For Understanding
Every Thur. Ripon  Shirley at 209321-6510 www.valleysnafu.com thenuttfaily@verizon.net

PECS Basic Training - This intense two-day training is designed to teach participants to appropriately
  implement the Picture Exchange Communication System. It begins
with an overview of the Pyramid Approach to Education to explore the key components of designing effective educational environments. A historical overview of language training programs used with non-verbal individuals is discussed along with how to set the stage for an abundance of communication opportunities. 888-732-7462
Jun 2 & Jun 3 Fresno 8a-4p $395 (ask about group discounts) Parents: $295 - Stefanie Levendis www.pecs.com Slevendis@pecs.com

+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.
Jun 4 Jul 2 Sherman Oaks 1st Wed
7p-8:30p; free. The Help Group  13130 Burbank Blvd 91401 Dr Gargi Dasgupta 818 779-5201
www.thehelpgroup.org gdasgupta@thehelpgroup.org

+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. Jun 4 Jul 2 Sacramento 1st wed 6:30p. Brenda Smith Conference room. Agendas are posted approximately one week prior. www.altaregional.org/

+Monthly parent ASD support meeting - Topics are relevant to
issues regarding children on the autism spectrum. Speakers provide information & support services forASD children & adults
Jun 4 Jul 14 Walnut Creek 2nd Mon 7-9p, no fee. 1149 S. Main St - Karra Barber 925-963-6041
www.AspergersResource.org advocateforkids@astound.net

+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.
Jun 5 Jul 3 Los Angeles 1st Thu
7p - 9p Free Integrated Therapy Solutions - Sharmila Herr www.itssca.com itssca@earthlink.nett

Resolving Conflicts that Arise in the IEP Process - A presentation & discussion session for parents,
  educators, & providers. Take this opportunity to answers questions regarding: appropriate ways on assessing what your child needs, how to address requests through the IEP process, when to hire a provider, components of the IEP & relevant legal updates, & much more. $10 Mandy Leigh, Jessica Cochran, Sarah Fairchild Register & RSVP for this event,
Jun 6 San Francisco 94102 6pm - 7:30pm 870 Market St, Suite 1185 Conference Room - Sandra Wong or Mandy Leigh 415-399-9155 www.leighlawgroup.com help@leighlawgroup.com

PAR4KidsSake Golf Tournament & Banquet - PAR4Kids Sake Golf Tournament & Banquet fundraiser benefiting U.C.Davis Mind Institute autism research & E.N.N. (Exceptional Needs Network) camp for kids w/disabilities
Jun 9 Pleasanton $275 Golf, Lunch & Dinner Castlewood Country Club - Cindy Everson www.Par4kidssake.org info@par4kidssake.org 925-461-0501

+Sacramento Asperger Syndrome Information & Support  7-9p
Jun 10 Jul 8 Sacramento 2nd Tue M.I.N.D.Institute, 2825 50th St. Parents & Caregivers auditorium, AS/HFA/PDD-NOS/NLD Teens &   Adults (age 16+) facilitated meeting upstairs, Lynne Weissmann, 916-682-1740
www.AspergersResource.org advocateforkids@astound.net

+Monthly Meeting, Los Angeles Asperger Syndrome Parents' Support Group - The Los Angeles
Asperger Syndrome Parents' Support Group meets monthly to discuss common interests such as Asperger Syndrome, behavioral issues & social skills training, IEPs,& the Regional Centers.
Jun 11 Jul 9
Los Angeles 2nd Wed  7 - 9p, free community rm, Julia Ann Singer Cent, 3MotorBlvd. - Jim Devine 818-705-1600 310-338-2948 myweb.lmu.edu/  jdevine@lmu.edu

+East Contra Costa Support Group
Jun 11 Jul 9 Antioch 2nd Wed  6:30p-8:30 Free. Comp beverages provided Panera Bread 5897-B. Lone Tree Way -Lisa McBride tinyurl.com/cce67 maa_for_three@yahoo.com 925-584-7762

+F.E.A.T Faily Empowerment Forum - Meetings are open to everyone with an interest in individuals on the autism spectrumincluding PDD-NOS and Asperger Syndrome.  Information and support.. FEAT Faily Empowerment Forum  Jun 15 Jul 20 Elk Grove 3rd Sun 3p. to 5p Call for location. No childcare. Belt3@aol.com
Connie Ajay: 916-683-5652

+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 to be the best parents for children.
Jun 16 Jul 21 Petaluma 3rd Mon
7-8:30p Adobe Christian Center, 2875 Adobe Rd - Kristin Isaacs kai98@att.net 707-344- 4387


+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.
Jun 18 Jul 6 Sherman Oaks 3rd Wed 7p-8:30p; free The Help Group 13130 Burbank Blvd91401 Dr Gargi Dasgupta 818 779-5201 www.thehelpgroup.org gdasgupta@thehelpgroup.org

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Ventura County Autism Society Parent's Talk Night - Speech therapy for children. Mindy Newhouse M.S. CCC-SLP
Jun 20 Camarillo
7p - 9p Free Channel Islands Social Services, 900 Calle Plano, Suite K, Camarillo - www.vcas.info 805-496-1632

Oureach Clinic - To help children with Autism, PDD,Allergies, AD(H)D, & behavioral abnormalities improve their health & well being. Rachel West, D.O. (Biomedical Specialist using Defeat Autism Now! Approach)
Jun 21-Jun 22 Los Angeles Varies/check insurance Vitality health Center 318 South Lincoln Blvd. St 225 Venice 90291 - Linda Brozanic or Bryan Olson www.greatplainslaboratory.com lbrozanic@gpl4u.com or bolson@gpl4u.com 913-341-8949

PECS Basic Training - This intense two-day training is designed to teach participants to appropriately implement the Picture Exchange Communication System. It begins with an overview of the Pyramid Approach to Education to explore the key components of designing effective educational environments. A historical overview of language training programs used with non-verbal individuals is discussed along with how to set the stage for an abundance of communication opportunities. Jun 23 & Jun 24 San Francisco 8a-4p $395 (ask about group discounts) Parents: $295 - Stefanie Levendis www.pecs.com Slevendis@pecs.com 888-732-7462

USD Summer Autism Institute - Autism: Work With Me, Not On Me. This unique conference brings state-of-the-art ideas from national & international speakers on how to better understand & support individuals who live with autism. Topics will include: Rhythm, Relationship, & Communication, The Role of Movement Differences in Communication & Participation, Applying Dynamic Systems Theory, & more.
Jun 23-Jun 25 San Diego 8a-5p $295 before May 19 $320 after University of San Diego, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justic - Jodi Robledo, Ph.D. www.sandiego.edu/autisminstitute/ autisminstitute@sandiego.edu 619.260.5902

+TACA Meeting.
Jun 24 Jul 22 San Diego 4th Tue 6:30-9p Rancho Bernardo Community  Presbyterian Church, 17010 Pomerado Road, 92128, Skylight East and West rooms. Becky Estepp www.tacanow.com tacanow@cox.net

+Davis Area Asperger’s Support Grp
Jun 25 Jul 23 Davis 4th Wed 7-9p Call for location. Robin Dewey 530-753-8649  DeDe Douglass  530-759-8817 rdd1122@aoLcorn

+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.
Jun 25 Jul 23 Sherman Oaks 4th Wed 7p-8:30p; free. The Help Group 13130 Burbank Blvd 91401 Dr Gargi Dasgupta 818 779-5201 www.thehelpgroup.org
gdasgupta@thehelpgroup.org

Lyme-Autism Connection Conference - Are your kids improving the way you had hoped? Are you looking to find other treatments that may be the missing pieces of your child's puzzle? We can learn from many other diseases, clues on how to heal our children. The Lyme-Autism Connection Conference is not just about Lyme disease & it's connection to autism. Garry Gordon, MD, Deitrich Klinghardt, MD, Amy Derksen, ND & many many more.
Jun 26 - 29 Indian Wells $175 before May 1 - see website Hyatt Grand Champions Resort & Spa- Tami Duncan 877-650-4046 www.lymeinducedautism.com/
summercaconference.html Tami@liafoundation.org

Outreach Clinic For Autism -
Jun 28-Jun 29 Campbell 8:30a-6p Heritage VIllage Offices - Chasity Robinson or Bryan Olson www.thegreatplainslaboratory.com crobinson@gpl4u.com or bolson@gl4u.com 913-341-8949

Social Skills Summer Classes - These social skills classes will support children who struggle with play skills, social relating, & overall friendship skills, through a combination of DIR/Floortime, Social Stories & principles of social skill training from Dr. Tony Attwood & Dr.Jeanette McAfee. Groups are structured by age & developmental levels to create a learning opportunity for everyone.
Jul 1 - Jul 17 Sebastopol $180 for six 60-minute group sessions, $80 for initial parent/child meeting (required), $80 for feedback session with parents (optional) - Stephanie McGlynn stephaniemcglynn.com info@stephaniemcglynn.com 707-824-9106

Future Horizons Autism / Asperger's Conference - Featuring the internationally famous, Dr. Tony Attood. World renown for his expertise on Asperger's, Dr. Attwood will be speaking on improving social understanding, strategies to reduce bullying & teasing, sexuality in adolescence,  challenges in girls with Asperger's, managing anger & anxiety, love & relationships & much ore.
Jul 7 Riverside 8:15am to 4:30p, Riverside Convention Center, 3443 Orange St, 951-346-4700 - Teresa www.fhautism.com teresa@fhautism.com 800-489-0727

Relationship Development Intervention Program 4 Day Parent Seminar - Experience a new way of thinking about life with Autism, AS, PDD & NLD, & prepare to make a monumental difference in your familys future. During the 4 intensive days of animated discussion, videos & hands on exercises led by RDI Certified Consultants you will construct an RDI Program for your family that will overcome the core cognitive, social, communication & more.
Jul 8-11 Sacramento 9a-3:30p TBA - Nisha Patel www.rdiconnect.com parents@rdiconnect.com 713.838.1362 Ext108

Future Horizons Autism / Asperger's Conference - Featuring the internationally famous, Dr. Tony Attood. World renown for his expertise on Asperger's, Dr. Attwood will be speaking on improving social understanding, strategies to reduced bullying & teasing, sexuality in adolescence, challenges in girls with Asperger's,  managing anger & anxiety, love & relationships & much ore.
Jul 9 Bakersfield 8:15am to 4:30p, Doubletree Hotel - Bakersfield, 3100 Camino Del Rio Court,  661-323-7111 - Teresa www.fhautism.com teresa@fhautism.com 800-489-0727

Future Horizons Autism / Asperger's Conference - Featuring the internationally famous, Dr. Tony Attwood. World renown for his expertise on Asperger's, Dr. Attwood will be speaking on improving social understanding, strategies to reduce bullying & teasing, sexuality in adolescence, challenges in girls with Asperger's, managing anger & anxiety, love & relationships & much more.
Jul 11 Sacramento 8:15am to 4:30p, Radisson Hotel - Sacramento, 500 Leisure Ln, 800-333-3333 - Teresa www.fhautism.com teresa@fhautism.com 800-489-0727 

Berard Auditory Integration Training - - AIT is a ten day, noninvasive educational & therapeutic technique which helps people to 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 has been used with individuals with autism, PDD, dyslexia, learning disabilities & more.
Jul 18  - Jul  27 San Diego $1600 $1500 by Jun 13 OT Etc., 7927 Ostrow Street - Terrie Silverman
www.AITfor You.com terries@execpc.com 262-569-7828



+Solano FEAT Parent Resource Meeting - Solano Families for Effective Autism Treatment, Inc. (Solano FEAT) Monthly resource meeting for families & friends of children with Autism.
Aug 8 Fairfield  Free Fairfield Community Center 1000 Kentucky St. Please check www.solanofeat.org for location & time.

Autism/Asperger's Back to School Conference - Carol Gray - Social Stories Kathleen Quill - Social & Communication Skills & many other speakers
Aug 9-10 Pasadena $165 for 2 days Pasadena Convention Center - Marie Adams www.autism-conferences.com autismconferences@gmail.com 480 831 2047
Disneyland Half Marathon - Run for Autism in the Disneyland Half Marathon! OAR is a national organization that helps persons with autism, their families, teachers, & caregivers by providing practical information drawn from sound, science-based research.
Aug 31 Anaheim 6 am Disneyland - run@researchautism.org 703-243-9710

Morgan Autism Center - Autism Conference -  Morgan Autism Center is very excited that Kaiser Permanente will be co-hosting this years Autism Conference along with Santa Clara University. The Fri conference will be at Kaiser Permanente San Jose with the focus being on medical interventions for physicians & healthcare professionals. Presenters include: Dr. Natacha Akshoomoff, Dr. Pilar Bernal, Dr. Richard Coolman & William Coolman, Dr. Lisa Croen & Dr. Antonio Hardan. 408-241-8161
Sep 26 - Sep 27 San Jose 8am-4:30pm $120-for one day, $200 for two days 26-Kaiser Permanente San Jose & 27-Santa Clara University - Diane Colvin www.morgancenter.org diane@morgancenter.org

The Help Group's SUMMIT : Advances & Best Practices in Autism, Learning Disabilities, ADHD - An in-depth & thought provoking 1« day conference for professionals & parents. This conference features leading researchers, educators. Summit Presenters: Catherine Lord, Ph.D., Peter Gerhardt, Ed.D.Glen Dunlap, Ph.D., Connie Kasari, Ph.D., Jan Blacher, Ph.D., Robert L. Hendren, D.O., & others
Sep 26 - Sep 27 Los Angeles Professional, Parent, Studen cost varies Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd - Cheryl Raver www.thehelpgroup.org craver@thehelpgroup.org 818-779-5212

Berard Auditory Integration Training - AIT is a ten day, noninvasive educational & therapeutic technique which helps people to 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 has been used with individuals with autism, PDD, dyslexia, learning disabilities & more.
Nov 21 - Nov 30 Palm Desert $1600 $1500 by Oct 10 Best Western, 74695 Highway 111 - Terrie Silverman www.AITfor You.com terries@execpc.com 262-569-7828

Berard Auditory Integration Training - AIT is a ten day, noninvasive educational & therapeutic technique which helps people to 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 has been used with individuals with autism, PDD, dyslexia, learning disabilities & more.
Dec 20 - Dec 29 San Diego $1600 $1500 by Nov 8 OT Etc., 7927 Ostrow Street Suite B - Terrie Silverman www.AITforYou.com terries@execpc.com 262-569-7828


COLORADO
Wrightslaw Special Educaiton Law & Advocacy Series - IEP training for parents by Wayne Steedman, Esq. an attorney & founding partner in the law firm of Callegary & Steedman. As a member of the Wrightslaw Speakers Bureau, Mr. Steedman provides training for parents, educators, advocate, attorneys, & others who want to ensure that children receive quality special education services.
Sep 25 Broomfield 8-4:30 pm early reg. $80. Broomfield Auditorium, 3 Community Park Dr, Broomfield, CO - Gena Rieck www.autismboulder.org asbc@speakeasy.org 720-272-8231
 


FLORIDA



+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
Jun 3 Jul 1 Lakeland 1st Tue 6p -8p, 1021 Lakeland Hills Blvd. 33805, Nicole Torres
www.peacelakeland.com nikki73170@aol.com

+Autism Monthly support group for those affected by autism. Various topics & speakers ranging from diet, therapy, & advocacy, etc.
Jun 3 Jul 1 Pasco County, 1st Tue 5740 Moog Rd. Monica Bice 727-945-0947
http://tinyurl.com/7g93x Aware4Autism@msn.com  

+BFOCASD support group for Families, educators & therapists of children & adults with autism spectrum disorders 7-9p the
Jun 4 Jul 2West Volusia 1st Wed at First Baptist Church of Melbourne, 3301 Dairy Road.
www.bfocasd.com  727-1028

+Aware 4 Autism - Support group for all people affected by autism & the autism spectrum. Speakers monthly.
Jun 7 Jul 5 Zephyrhills 1st Sat
2-4p. First Congregational Church, 7900 Fort King Rd. - Johanna O'Toole aware4autism@gmail.com 813-782-9431

+AWARE for Autism Meeting - Are We Awake, Ready & Educated for
+South Florida GFCF/SCD Support Group - This dietary support group is to assist parents that are seekingto pursue dietary intervention for the treatment of ASD. Mo. meetings include recipies, food saples, & help with shopping & food selection.
Jun 17 Jul 15 Plantation 3rd Tue
7p-9p Free. Whole Foods 7720 Peters Rd  Plantation, 33324 Susan Wallitsch  954-349-0609

+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
Jun 18 Jul 6 Spring Hill 3rd Wed
 
7-9p Pediatric Therapy Works  HernandoAutism@aol.com

+Cobb County Autism Support Grp.
Jun 19 Jul 17 Cobb County 3rd Thu 7-9p and every other month from 9-11a. Stephanie Smith 678-560-4522

+Southwest Florida Autism Coalition - Monthly support group for parents & professionals facing autism. Topics include Financial Planning, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Communication, & more.
Jun 19 Jul 17 Bradenton 3rd Thu 7-8:30p At the Pinnacle Academy, 6215 Lorraine Rd - Dr. Kirstina Ordetx  941-755-1400 www.thepinnacleacademy.com kordetx@verizon.net

+S. Florida Biomedical Support Group - Support group for Families pursuing biomedical treatment   options with their ASD children.
Jun 26 Jul 24 Sunrise 4th Thu 7p cost Free 10250 NW 53rd St / conference rm Beth Vataker Bethvataker@aol.com
www.ccwc.org/calendar cherisefraser@yahoo.com

+Concerned Parents of Autistic Children - We are a support group for the parents & caregivers of  autistic children, from Hillsborough County Florida. We meet monthly on the last Sunday each month from 3-5pm at The Riverview Academy for Autism Jun 29 Jul 27 Riverview Last Sun. 3-5pm Free 9631 Raiden Lane,  33569 -Jim Evans www.cpoac.org jim.evans@sqldbhelp.com



39th Autism Society of America National Conference -
Jul 9- Jul 12 Orlando $225 Full Conference Advance Registration before May 1; Individuals on the Spectrum $150 Full Registration;
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center 6000 W. Osceola Parkway -Autism Society of America 
www.autism-society.org/conference conference@autism-society.org 301.657.0881 Ext 7

Orlando Walk Now for Autism - Join Autism Speaks as we tackle autism! Experience the power of thousands united by a single cause by joining Walk Now for Autism. Start a corporate, school or family team today! Walk Now for Autism offers everyone a fun-filled experience with entertainment, refreshments, an autism community resource fair, & much, much more.
Nov 15 Orlando 8:30am Disney's Wide World of Sports - Sarah Murry www.walknowforautism.org/orlando orlando@autismspeaks.org 407-478-6330


GEORGIA
+ Autism North Georgia Support Group Meeting - The Autims North Georgia support group is forparents & friends of children affected by autism in the North Georgia area.
Jun 7 Jul 5 Rome 1st Sat 1p Free Counseling Associates of Rome, 3 floor - Traditions Building off 2 Avenue - Sherri Hardegree
groups.yahoo.com/group/
AutismNorthGeorgia slhardegree@yahoo.com 706-766-40894-

Day Parent Training - Begin the thrilling journey of unlocking your childs potential. Experience a new way of thinking about life with Autism, AS, PDD & NLD, & prepare to make a monumental difference in your familys future. During the 4 intensive days of animated discussion, videos & hands-on exercises led by RDI? Certified Consultants, you will construct an RDI Program for your family.
Jun 2 -5 Atlanta 9:30 - 3:30 Cobb Galleria Centre - Nisha Patel www.rdiconnect.com Patel@rdiconnect.com
713.838.1362 ext 108

SOS: Strategies of Success (Practical Strategies for Educating K-12 students with ASD) - Numerous presenters on a wide variety of topics relevant to educational programming for K-12 students with ASD. Behaviors, social skills, teaching strategies, visual presentation, family perspective, etc.
Jul 24 & 25 Atlanta 8:30 - 4:30 (24- & 8:30 - 12 (25- Early reg fee: $109; After May 15 $130 Doubletree Hotel, Marietta, GA - off of I- 75N, Windy Hill Exit - Alison Oliver www.psychiatry.emory.edu/
PROGRAMS/autism almckay@emory.edu 404-727-8350
 

HAWAII
+Parent Support Group - Ekomo Mai Come Talk Story, Share & Get To Know Others That Share The Sae Journey As You -
Lihue & Waimea 1st & 2nd Tue  6p- 7:30p Lihue Public Library / WKMC KVMH - Brende Ancheta hfaa.net autismkauai@yahoo.com 808-337-2255

PECS Basic Training - This intense two-day training is designed to teach participants to appropriately implement the Picture Exchange Communication System. It begins with an overview of the Pyramid Approach to Education to explore the key components of designing effective educational environments. A historical overview of language training programs used with non-verbal individuals is discussed along with how to set the stage for an abundance of communication opportunities.
Jul 14 & Jul 15 Honolulu 8a-4p $395 (ask about group discounts) Parents: $295 - Stefanie Levendis www.pecs.com Slevendis@pecs.com 888-732-7462

International Conference on Diverse Abilities & Innovative Supports : Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Community - Main Topical Areas Include: Autism/Aspergers Dual Diagnosis Direct Support Worker Issues & Solutions Supervision & Management Clinical Issues International Best Practices Self-Advocacy/Independent Living Employment Caregiving Speakers of Note.
Aug 11-13 Honolulu The Dole Ballrooms at the Historic Dole Cannery - Stephen Potts www.lifelibertyandthepursuitof.com contact@craconferences.com 888-542-8555


ILLINOIS



+Autism Society of America North Suburban Chapter Support Group-Speaking: Christopher M.Kennedy, Esq. an attorney and a registered lobbyist and currently serves as Legislative Director of the Autism Society of Illinois. Topic: Wouldn’t it be nice to receive state-funded services in your
home?  We are eager for more Families to join and attend any   meeting possible.
Jun 3 Jul 1 Skokie Village 1st tue 7-9p Skokie Village Hall 5127 W. Oakton, Lower Level - Community Room,  847-486-4140 www.autismillinois.org  NorSubAsi@nspt4kids.com

+Monthly Parent Meetings - Our topics cover children with neurological disorders, which include behavior issues, food allergies, Auditory 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
Jun 5 Jul 3 Elkhart 1st Thu 6:30p 2104 Station Court on US 33 across from McDonalds near  Concord Mall Rhonda Raderstorf Raderstorfsensorysupport@aol.com

Berard Auditory Integration Training - AIT is a ten day, noninvasive educational & therapeutic technique which helps people to 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 has been used with individuals with autism, PDD, dyslexia, learning disabilities.
Jun 6 - Jun 15 Schaumburg $1500 $1400 by Apr 15 - Terrie Silverman www.AITforYou.com terries@execpc.com 262-569-7828  

+GRASP Chicago Support Group - GRASP Chicago is a support group for adults with Asperger Syndrome, Autism, PDD, & nonverbal Learning Disabilities. Will discuss topics relating to the challenges we face in work, relationships & family life.
Jun 15 Jul 20 Evanston 3rd Sun
2-4p Free Evanston Hospital Rm. 1711 2650 Ridge Ave -
Steven Lawson www.GRASP.org Steve-Law@comcast.net

Future Horizons Autism / Asperger's Conference - Never before in more than a decade - two of the most top minds in their fields, featuring the internationally famous, Dr. Temple Grandin with her new presentation entitled Autism: The Way I See It.
World renown for his expertise on Asperger's, Dr. Tony Attwood will be speaking on managing anger, anxiety & sadness, along with, sexuality in adolescence, challenges in girls with Asperger's, & much more. Also, speaking on Toilet Training & Behavior strategies will be Ms. Maria Wheeler.
Jul 17 & Jul 18 Dixon 8:15a to 4:30p, The Dixon Historic Theatre, 114 South Galena Ave, 61021 - Teresa www.fhautism.com teresa@fhautism.com 800-489-0727

Understanding & Supporting Students on the Autism Spectrum - Presented by: Renowned consultants from Wisconsin Nanette A. Negri, Ph.D. Lisa M. Ladson, B.A, B.C.A.B.A. Sharon Hammer, M.S. This 4 day interactive workshop will provide participants with experiential based understanding of the characteristics of students on the autism spectrum (including Aspergers Syndrome) & many of the best practice strategies currently being used to teach & support these students from early childhood through high school.
Jul 28-31 Arlington Heights Workshop schedule is 8:30-3:30 (8 for regis.) 2121 S. Goebbert Rd. 60005 - Pa'al Joshi paal.joshi@d214.org 847-718-7926


Chicago Distance Classic - Run for Autism in the Chicago Distance Classic! OAR is a national organization that helps persons with autism, their families, teachers, & caregivers by providing practical information drawn from sound, science-based research.
Aug 10 Chicago 6:30 am Grant Park - run@researchautism.org 703-243-9710  


INDIANA
+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. We have monthly scheduled speakers.
May 1 Jun 5 Jul 3 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
sensorysupport@aol.com

+Monthly Support Group Meetings - General information on local resources, support & encouragement. Special speakers on various topics throughout the year. Networking w/ other parents.  May 5 May 8 1st Sun & 2nd Thu Evansville 1 Sunday 4p/2 Thur 6p Free Gethsemane Church, 1001 North Main Street, (mtgs in the 180 building) - Lori Culbertson  812-437-3619 careofindiana@yahoo.com

Getting Kids in Sync, A Sensory Processing Approach - Featuring
Genevieve Jereb, OTR. Gen is an Australian-born pediatric occupational therapist & children's
musician. Gen uses the principles of sensory processing theory to create music, songs & rhythmic activities for children with attention, motor & regulation difficulties.
May 17 Indianapolis 9a-4:30p, $125
discount available Indianapolis Junior Achievement Center, 7435 North Keystone Avenue - Alison O'Malley. no phone calls, please
www.omalleytherapysolutions.com alison@
omalleytherapysolutions.com

+RE: Change to current listing; 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.
Jun 8 Jul 13 Aug 10 Evansville 4 pm-6pm/Free Community Autism Resources of Evansville (outreach of Gethsemane Church) 1001 North Main Street, (mtgs in the 180 building) - Lori Culbertson careofindiana@yahoo.com

Terre Haute Walk Now For Autism - Autism Speaks' Walk Now for Autism, the nation's largest grassroots autism walk program, is our signature fundraising & awareness event.
Sep 20 Terre Haute 9a- Registration / 10a-Walk Begins Memorial Stadium, Indiana State University - Keith Graunke   walknowforautism.org/terrehaute terrehaute@autismspeaks.org 312-515-1452

Fort Wayne Walk Now For Autism - Autism Speaks' Walk Now for Autism, the nation's largest grassroots autism walk program, is
our signature fundraising & awareness event.
Sep 27 Fort Wayne 9a- Registration / 10:15a-Walk Begins Foster Park - Keith Graunke walknowforautism.org/fortwayne fortwayne@autismspeaks.org 312-515-1452


Chicago Marathon - Run for Autism in the Chicago Marathon! OAR is a national organization that helps persons with autism, their families, teachers, & caregivers by providing practical information drawn from sound, science-based research.
Oct 12 Chicago 8 am Grant Park -
www.researchautism.org run@researchautism.org 703-243-9710
 

IOWA
+AS:pire - Autism Spectrum: Parent Information, Resources, & Education
Jun 3 Jul 1 Ames 1st Tue 6:30p-8:30p ChildServe - 13th St. - Cheryl Richt 515-232-8372
AS_pire@yahoogroups.com

Iowa Walk Now For Autism - Walk Now for Autism offers everyone a fun-filled experience with entertainment, refreshments, an autism community resource fair, & much, much more. Be sure to raise $100 - earn your commemorative Walk Now for Autism t-shirt. Start a corporate, school or family team today! We look forward to seeing you at the event!
Jun 7 Des Moines 9am Gray's Lake - Kristine Nirdlinger www.walknowforautism.org/iowa iowa@autismspeaks.org 312-515-0099

+GRASP Southeast Iowa Network Jun 14 Jul 12 Coralville 2nd Sat. 3-5 p Grant Wood Area Education Agency (AEA) 200 Holiday Rd 52241 www.grasp.org

PECS Basic Training - This intense two-day training is designed to teach participants to appropriately implement the Picture Exchange Communication System. It begins  with an overview of the Pyramid Approach to Education to explore the key components of designing effective educational environments. A historical overview of language training programs used with non-verbal individuals is discussed along with how to set the stage for an abundance of communication opportunities.
Jun 26 & Jun 27 Cedar Rapids 8a-4p $395 (ask about group discounts) Parents: $295 - Stefanie Levendis www.pecs.com Slevendis@pecs.com 888-732-7462


KANSAS
Social Stories 10.1 - with Carol Gray. Sep 19 Wichita 8am-4pm CST. $129 per person. Heartspring Conference Center - Bethany Lippe 316-634-8723 www.heartspring.org blippe@heartspring.org

Kansas City Walk Now For Autism - Autism Speaks' Walk Now for Autism, the nation's largest grassroots autism walk program, is our signature fundraising &
awareness event.
Oct 18 Kansas City 9a- Registration / 10:15a-Walk Begins Kansas Speedway - Keith Graunke
walknowforautism.org/kansascity kansascity@autismspeaks.org 312-515-1452  

LOUISIANA
+Autism Society - Extensive lending library.  Quarterly newsletter.  Monthly Support Meet.
Jun 8 Jul 13 Monroe 2nd Sun
2p Families Helping Families building, 5200 Northeast Rd,  318 361-0487 childcare provided.
oh_mom@yahoo.com
www.autismnela.org

+Bayou Chapter of ASA Support Group Meeting - Speakers on various topics.
Jun 19 Jul 17 Morgan City 3rd Thu 6p- 8p 4014 Chennault St.- Dawn Spinella  985-631-9823 www.autism-society.org/chapter736 tylersmom70380@yahoo.com


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)
Jun 7 Jul 5 Ellsworth 1st Sat 10-12 Free DTA Center for Learning & Growing Main Street Ellsworth - Ellen Shanley ellen@
createyourownhappiness.com
 
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.
Jun 21 Jul 18 Portland 3rd Sat 10a-12p 222 Auburn St.- Laura Plourde mlplourde@verizon.net 207 828-4299

PECS Basic Training - This intense two-day training is designed to teach participants to appropriatelyimplement the Picture Exchange Communication System. It begins with an overview of the Pyramid Approach to Education to explore the key components of designing effective educational environments. A historical overview of language training programs used with non-verbal individuals is discussed along with how to set the stage for an abundance of communication opportunities.
Jul 24 & Jul 25 Boston 8a-4p $395 (ask about group discounts) Parents: $295 - Stefanie Levendis www.pecs.com Slevendis@pecs.com 888-732-7462

  4 Maine Autism Resource Fair - Keynote Speaker: Dr. Vincent Carbone, Six workshops in two breakout sessions in afternoon
Oct 11 Auga 8 a- 5p, No Cost Auga Civic Center - Heidi E. Bowden www.maeproject.org asdresourcefair@aol.com 207-626-3042


MARYLAND
Workshops: Sensory Tool Kit - Diana Henry, MS, OTR/L
Jun 3-4 Towson 8:30a - 5p $varied check website Towson University, 8000 York Rd,  21252 - Ida Zelaya www.SensoryStreet.com Ida@SensoryStreet.com 410-653-3867

Workshop: Sensory Integration Tools for Pre-Teens/Teens - Diana Henry, MS, OTR/L
Jun 5 Towson 8:30a - 5p $varied check website Towson University, 8000 York Rd,  21252 - Ida Zelayawww.SensoryStreet.com Ida@SensoryStreet.com 410-653-3867

 

MASSACHUSETTS
Plan B-The Biomedical Connection - Plan B is a support/resource group for parents who are interested in exploring biomedical options for the care & treatment of their children. We meet on the first Sat of the month for various topics of discussion involving biomedical interventions. Meetings involve group discussion, videos & resources in a private, non judgemental atmosphere.  Please do not call church for information.
Jun 1 south weymouth free 2p Old
South Union Church in Columbian Square - rsvp Natalie Peterson planbthebiomedconnection@
yahoo.com 781-337-9658

Auditory Integration Training - Auditory Integration Training - Dr. Berard developed a scientific method of retraining the ear's acoustical reflex muscle - also known as the stapedius muscle so that the Participant will be able to listen & process sounds more normally without distortions & delays. Kids who have sensitivity to sounds, language delay, auditory dysfunction benefit great from AIT.
Jun 27 - Jul 6 Lowell $1500 TBD - Sharda Ramlackhan, M.A. www.autismusa.com shardaears@aol.com 978-458-3277

  Summit Summer Camp - Summit Summer Camp offers kids a fun camp experience designed to meet the particular needs of students K to 8 who have Asperger's Syndrome, ADHD, PDD-NOS or related non-verbal learning disorders. The camp will provide a structured, yet fun learning environment which focuses on pragmatic language, social skills development & core academics.Learning takes place both in classrooms & the great outdoors. 978.466.8002
Jul 7 - Aug 1 Leominster 9a to 3p daily. $150- per week 365 Lindell Avenue - Donna DiMezza www.summitacademies.com donna.dimezza@
summitacademies.org


MICHIGAN
+New Generations Monthly Suppor Meeting (division of the Arc Downriver) - Serving the Downriver special needs community, birth to  18. Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger, Bipolar, PDD NOS, Fragile
X, Down syndrome, Dyslexia & others! Speakers, Workshops,
Lending Library,  materials. RSVP
Jun 4 Jul 14 Wyandotte 2nd Mon 6:30p-8p Arc Downriver 4212 13th St.  48192 - Cecelia Hamond 734-287-8898 NewGenerations cecelia@arcdownriver.org


OUT & ABOUT RUN/WALK
FOR AUTISM
Out & About Autism Run/ Walk - 5k Run 5K Walk 1 Mile Fun Walk
Jun 21 Shelby Twp 9:30am Adults $16 , Kids$8 Stony Creek Metro Park, Eastwood Beach Picnic Area - Anne Gacki www.macombasa.org support@macombasa.org 586-447-2235

PECS Basic Training - This intense two-day training is designed to teach participants to appropriately implement the Picture Exchange Communication System. It begins with an overview of the Pyramid Approach to Education to explore the key components of designing effective educational environments. A historical overview of language training programs used with
non-verbal individuals is discussed along with how to set the stage for an abundance of communication    opportunities.
Jul 14 & Jul 15 Grand Rapids 8a-4p $395 (ask about group discounts) Parents: $295 - Stefanie Levendis www.pecs.com Slevendis@pecs.com 888-732-7462


MINNESOTA
Picture This: Changing the Look of Autism Conference - Fraser presents a full-day conference for professionals & parents of early childhood & school-age children with autism spectrum disorders. This conference will help to build a knowledge base & skills related to autism spectrum disorders. There will be a variety of conference sessions covering: education techniques & strategies, assessment information, intervention strategies & much more.
Jun 26 Bloomington 8a-4:15p $125 Holiday Inn Select Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport, 3 Appletree Square (I-494 & 34 Ave. So.) - Chris Bentley www.fraser.org/seminars chris@fraser.org 612-767-5158


MISSISSIPPI
+Central MS Autism Support Network - Support Group Meeting
Jun 10 Jul 8 Jackson 2nd Tue  11:30a - 1p Coalition for Citizens w/Disab. Comm. Room - Pa Dollar  pkdollar@bellsouth.net 601-594-9314

+Gulf Coast Autism SupportNetworkMonthly Autism support group meeting.
Jun 4 Jul 14 Ocean Springs 2nd Mon 6:30-8:30 p Ocean Springs Hospital Library Patty Gautier  228-218-9805


MISSOURI
PECS Basic Training - This intense two-day training is designed to teach participants to appropriately implement the Picture Exchange Communication System. It begins with an overview of the Pyramid Approach to Education to explore the key components of designing effective educational environments. A historical overview of language training programs used with non-verbal individuals is discussed along with how to set the stage for an abundance of communication opportunities.
Jul 10 & Jul 11 Springfield
8a-4p $395 (ask about group discounts) Parents: $295 - Stefanie Levendis www.pecs.com Slevendis@pecs.com 888-732-7462

West Plains Walk Now for Autism - Join us at the West Plains Civic Center for the 4 Annual West Plains    Walk Now for Autism. Autism Speaks & the local volunteer Walk Committee work year-round to provide a family fun-filled day featuring complimentary Beverages & Snacks, Stage Coach & Train Rides, Live Entertainment & much, much more. Last year over 300 Walkers joined together & raised over $41,000!
Sep 27 West Plains Register at 1pm; Walk at 2pm West PlainsCivic Center - 866-500-6227 www.walknowforautism.org westplains@autismspeaks.org

St. Louis Walk Now for Autism - Join us at the Upper Muny Lot in Ofrest Park for the 6 Annaul Walk Now for Autism. Autism Speaks & the local volunteer Walk Committee work year-round to provide a family fun-filled day featuring complimentary Resource Fair, Beverages & Snacks, Bounce Houses, Live Entertainment & much, much more.
Oct 11 St. Louis Reg 9am; Walk 10a Upper Muny Lot, Forest Park - Greater Missouri Walk Director www.walknowforautism.org stlouis@autismspeaks.org 314-989-1003

 
NEVADA
Berard Auditory Integration Training - AIT is a ten day, noninvasive   educational & therapeutic technique which helps people to 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 has been used with individuals with autism, PDD, dyslexia, learning disabilities & more.
Nov 7 - Nov 16 Las Vegas $1600 $1500 by Sep 26 Tropicana Wellness Center, 4760 South Pecos Rd - Terrie Silverman www.AITforYou.com terries@execpc.com 262-569-7828


NEW HAMPSHIRE
PECS Basic Training - This intense two-day training is designed to teach participants to appropriately implement the Picture Exchange Communication System. It begins with an overview of the Pyramid Approach to Education to explore the key components of designing effective educational environments. A historical overview of language training programs used with non-verbal individuals is discussed along with how to set the stage for an abundance of communication opportunities.  888-732-7462
Jul 21 & Jul 22 Manchester 8a-4p $395 (ask about group discounts) Parents: $295 - Stefanie Levendis www.pecs.com Slevendis@pecs.com

Special Education: A Guide Through The Process From Referral to Placement - 2-day conference will address: Referral Process; Testing (WISCIV & KTEA-II); IEP as a whole document (Federal IEP Requirements); Preparing for IEP Meetings; Negotiating for services; Placement & Changes in NH Regulations. 13 CEU's will be provided for professionals.
Sep 12 & 13 Manchester 8am-4pm Each Day $195 Parents $220 Professionals Best Western Courtyard Conference Center, 13500 South Willow Street  - COPE Education-A-Must.com COPE@comcast.net 603-216-7685


NEW JERSEY
Biomed Resource Group - Special Q&A on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy with Jonathan Rhoads from Dr Neubrander's office. This group is for parents of children with autism spectrum disorders who are pursuing, or are looking to pursue, biomedical treatment options with their children.
Jun 2 Warren 7 pm, Free ChildsPlay Center, 221 Stirling Rd, Warren, NJ - Mary Middleton marymiddleton@patmedia.net 973-543-2339

+The Tomatis Method As seen on CNN: A progra 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.
Jun 3 Jul 1 Budd Lake 1st  Tues Call for scheduling & pricing The Davis Center Dorinne Davis www.thedaviscenter.com info@thedaviscenter.com

Hypnosis, NLP, & EFT - The use of the mind & guided imagery as calming strategies for Asperger's presented by Kathy Lindert, certified hypnotist. 908-766-1717
Jun 9 Bernardsville 7 pm., free TeamHope Therapy Center, 115 Morristown Rd- Hope Fernicola www.teamhope.com teamhope@earthlink.net

Ride for Autism - 8 Annual Charity Bicycle Tour - More than 600 riders & volunteers participate in a day of cycling & autism awareness that stretches throughout central New Jersey. The event provides food, music, fun & several bike routes for all levels.
Jun 14 Lincroft Onsite registration opens 6:30AM. Services end 4PM. $40 covers participation & breakfast. Brookdale Community College - www.ride4autism.org info@njcosac.org 732-521-2722

Outreach Clinic - Elaine Hardy, MS, RN, FNP, BC (Biomedical Specialist using the Defeat Autism Now! Approach). Our goal is to improve the health & well being of individuals using integrative medicine and, in particular, biomedical treatment options. Specialized testing, not available at traditional labs, will be offered.
Jun 28-Jun 29 Budd Lake 8am-6p The Residence Inn Mount Olivet 07828 - Linda Brozanic or Bryan  Olson www.greatplainslaboratory.com lbrozanic@gpl4u.com or bolson@gpl4u.com 913-341-8949

Berard Auditory Integration Training - AIT is a ten day, noninvasive educational & therapeutic technique which helps people to 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 has been used with individuals with autism, PDD, dyslexia, learning disabilities & more.
Jul 4 - Jul 13 Mt. Laurel $1600 $1500 by May 23 Staybridge Suites, 4115 Church Rd - Terrie Silverman www.AITforYou.com terrie@execpc.com 262-569-7828

Berard Auditory Integration Training - - AIT is a ten day, noninvasive educational & therapeutic technique  which helps people to 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 has been used with individuals with autism, PDD, dyslexia, learning disabilities & more.
Jul 12 - Jul 21 Jackson $1600 $1500 by May 31 - Terrie Silverman www.AITforYou.com terrie@execpc.com 262-569-7828

 
NEW YORK




+TOPS Program - The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter, NYSARC - serves adolescents ages 12-17 diagnosed with ASD with a focus onAspergers. This six week program is designed to discuss topics & engage in activities that deal with social interactions to foster skillsnecessary 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
Mondays Utica 6-8p North Utica Community Center, 50 Riverside Dr
- Lisa Cushman www.thearcolc.org AliceCushman@thearcolc.org

Splish Splash Aquatic Developmental Play Group - The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter, NYSARC - The Splish Splash Aquatic Developmental 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.
Fri mornings Utica 9-10a no cost Faxton Hospital, Sunset Ave - Jennifer Rehm www.thearcolc.org jrehm@thearcolc.org 315-272-1606

Other Voices Solo - A comedy-cabaret evening to benefit autism research
Jun 2 New York 6p - 9p, $175 Carolines on Broadway, 1626 Broadway @ 49 - Mike Maloney www.researchautism.org info@researchautism.org 703-243-9710 Ext 229

+Monthly Parent Worshop 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.
Jun 3 Jul 1 Eastchester 1st Tue 10a $50 Holistic Learning Center 571A White Plains Rd,  - Nancy Guberti 914-725-6801
www.coachforhealthyliving.com nancy@coachforhealthyliving.com

Supplemental Needs Trusts Workshop - In planning for the future, many parents are concerned about maintaing their child's eligibility for benefits such as SSI & Medicaid, but they also want to be sure that there are funds availabe for uncovered medical expenses,recreational activities, & the important quality of life extras.
Jun 5 Latham 7 to 8:30pm Wildwood Programs,1190 Troy-Schenectady Rd. - Edward Wilcenski 518-373-0333 www.jwplaw.com ewilcenski@jwplaw.com Clarkstown SEPTA Autism Support Group Meeting -   Come & meet local parents & share ideas & information, ask questions, & meets some new friends!  7:30-9p
Jun 5 Clarkstown New City Elementary School in the library  clarkstownsepta.googlepages.com

PECS Basic Training - This intense two-day training is designed to teach participants to appropriately implement the Picture Exchange Communication System. It begins with an overview of the Pyramid Approach to Education to explore the key components of designing effective educational environments. A historical overview of language training programs used with non-verbal individuals is discussed along with how to set the stage for an abundance of communication opportunities.
Jun 5 Buffalo 8a-4p $395 (ask about group discounts) Parents: $295 - Stefanie Levendis www.pecs.com
Slevendis@pecs.com
888-732-7462

Help your child manage stress, anxiety & behaviors! - Learn tactics you can use IMMEDIATELY to help your child begin learning how to manage stress, anxiety & behaviors. Presented by Amber Kane, Owner of Autism Connection & Mother of two children on the spectrum.Gift Bags, Goodies & more!
Jun 7 rochester 1 -4p $20 registration Brighton Campus Park - Autism Connection www.autismconnection.org info@autismconnection.org 585-591-0188

Westchester - Fairfield Walk Now for Autism -
Jun 8 Purchase 9:30a Manhattanville College - Valerie xt Zymont www.walknowforautism.org vzygmont@autismspeaks.org 914-934-5138

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Autism Speaks Westchester/ Fairfield Walk Now for Autism - Join Autism Speaks as we tackle autism! Experience the power of thousands united by a single cause by joining Walk Now for Autism. Start a corporate, school or family team today!
Jun 9 Purchase 9:30am Reg. 10am Opening Ceremonies Free of Charge Manhattanville College - Christie Godowski www.walknowforautism.org/
westchesterfairfield westchesterfairfield@
autismspeaks.org 914-934-5138

Forte Plain Autism Support Group - Special Needs Trusts & Basic Financial & Legal Planning for individuals with disabilities & their families. Edward V. Wilcenski, Esq.
Jun 12 Forte Plain 6:30pm, no charge Forte Plain United Methodists Church,39 Center Street & Lydius Street - Edward Wilcenski www.jwplaw.com ewilcenski@jwplaw.com 518-373-0333

New York City Walk Now for Autism - Autism Speaks Walk Now for Autism event
Jun 22 New York registration begins at 9 am & the Walk starts 10:30am.
  South Street Seaport - Pier 17 - Jena Greco www.walknowforautism.org/
newyorkcity newyorkcity@autismspeaks.org 917-475-5068

+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
Jun 24 Jul 29 Utica Last Tue 7-9p $5 for the public & $3 for Arc members 245 Genesee St - Lisa Cushman www.thearcolc.org jrehm@thearcolc.org
315-272-1606

Dr. Tony Attwood - Kelberman Center - Dr. Attwood will be offering innovative techniques for teaching & caring for people on the spectrum. Other topics will include: improving social skills, establishing friendships

& understanding & expressing emotions.
Jul 14 Verona All day - Multiple Rates - Please see www.kelbermancenter.org for more details Turning Stone Resort & Casino - Julie Batson www.kelbermancenter.org julie.batson@upstatecp.org 315-724-6907 Ext 2302

Future Horizons Autism / Asperger's Conference - Featuring the internationally famous, Dr. Tony Attood. World renown for his expertise on Asperger's, Dr. Attwood will be speaking on improving social understanding, strategies to reduce bullying & teasing, sexuality in adolescence, challenges in girls withAsperger's, managing anger & anxiety, love & relationships & much more.
Jul 14 Utica 8:15am to 4:30p, Turning Stone Resort & Casino, 5218 Patrick Rd, Berona, NY 800-771-7711 - Teresa www.fhautism.com teresa@fhautism.com 800-489-0727

Future Horizons Autism / Asperger's Conference - Featuring the internationally famous, Dr. Tony Attood. World renown for his expertise on Asperger's, Dr. Attwood will be speaking on improving social understanding, strategies to reduce bullying & teasing, sexuality in adolescence, challenges in girls with Asperger's, managing anger & anxiety, love & relationships & much more.
Jul 16 Buffalo 8:15am to 4:30p, Buffalo-Niagra Marriott Hotel, 1340 Millersport Hwy, Anherst, NY 800-334-4040 - Teresa www.fhautism.com teresa@fhautism.com 800-489-0727

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Communication System. It begins with an overview of the Pyramid Approach to Education to explore the key components of designing effective educational environments. A historical overview of language training programs used with non-verbal individuals is discussed along with how to set the stage for an abundance of communication opportunities. 888-732-7462
Jul 17 & Jul 18 Plainview 8a-4p $395 (ask about group discounts) Parents: $295 - Stefanie Levendis www.pecs.com Slevendis@pecs.com


NYC Half Marathon - Run for Autism in the first NYC Half Marathon! OAR is a national organization that helps persons with autism, their families, teachers, & caregivers by providing practical information drawn from sound, science-based research.
Jul 27 New York 7:30 am Central Park - run@researchautism.org 703-243-9710

Autism Speaks Greater Hudson Valley Walk Now for Autism - Join Autism Speaks as we tackle autism!Experience the power of thousands united by a single cause by joining Walk Now for Autism. Start a corporate, school or family team today! Walk Now for Autism offers everyone a fun-filled experience with entertainment, refreshments, an autism community resource fair, & much, much more.
Sep 27 Stony Point 9:30am Reg. 10:30am Opening Ceremonies Free of Charge Anthony Wayne Recreation Area - Christie Godowski www.walknowforautism.org/
greaterhudsonvalley greaterhudsonvalley@
autismspeaks.org 914-934-5138

Long Island Walk Now for Autism - Join us on Oct 5 at Jones Beach State Park - Field 5 for the 9 Annual Long Island Walk Now for Autism. Autism Speaks & the local Executive Walk Committee work year-round to provide a family fun-filled day featuring complimentary Beverages & Snacks, Live Entertainment & much, much more.
Oct 5 Wantagh Reg - 9am Start 11am N/C Jones Beach State park Field 5 - Rich Mallow www.walknowforautism.oeg\
longisland longisland@autismspeaks.org 631-521-7853

NORTH CAROLINA
Autism Conference - New Beginnings-Lori Knowles-A Mothers Success Story: Daniels Journey Out of Autism & Navigating the Maze of Nutritional Supplements Carolina Family Healthcare-Christopher Jenny-PAC-Biomedical Treatments: The Basics Siber Imaging-Dr. Myra Preston-ABA, Quantitative EEG & Neurotherapy as a Multidisciplinary Approach to Diagnosis & Treatment Feingold-Shula Edlekind.
Jun 28 Charlotte 8am-5pm early bird $49 ends jun 8 Queens University 1900 Selwyn Avenue - Chasity Robinson or Bryan Olson www.greatplainslaboratory.com crobinson@gpl4u.com or bolson@gl4u.com 800-288-0383

The Great Plains Laboratory Outreach Clinic for Autism - For Adults & Children with Autism, Aspergers, AD(H)D, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Allergies & Behavior Disorders.Our goal is to improve the health & well being of individuals using integrative medicine, & in particular, biomedical treatment options. Specialized testing, not available at traditional labs, will be offered.
Jul 24 & 25 Charlotte 8 am- 5 pm 11220 Elm Lane, Suite 102 - Chaisty Robinson www.greatplainslaboratory.com crobinson@gpl4u.com 800-288-0383

Autism Speaks' Carolinas Walk Now for Autism - Walk Now for Autism is a 5K family walk & an autism community resource fair heightening public awareness & raising money to fund autism research. Scheduled in over 70 U.S. cities in , Walk Now for Autisms national appeal extends beyond the autism community. Attendees include families & friends united in their support of those affected by autism; business & civic leaders; medical professionals; educators; & local & national celebrities.
Oct 4 Concord Registration is free Lowe's Motor Speedway - Michelle Preslar 704-561-0003
walknowforautism.org/carolinas carolinas@autismspeaks.org


OHIO


+ASPIES Adult Support Group - Support group for those 18 years & 
  older with diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome, High-Functioning Austism or PDD-NOS.
Jun 5  Akron 1st thu. Free Considine Prof Bldg across from Children's Main Entrance - Joy Spencer www.asagreaterakron.com Rreindeer@aol.com 330-745-5115

+Autism Support Group - Support & Frequent Speakers. Education & referrals
Jun 26 Jul 31 New Philadelphia last thu 7p free First United Church of Christ 201 Fair Ave. - Tracia Wellman traciaw@roadrunner.com 330-339-3700

3rd Annual Families with ASD Autism Expo - Families with ASD is proud to annouce its 3 Annual Autism Expo. Come to one location to gather Free information from over 70+ Service Providers, Therapist, Doctors, & Organizations that work with children/adults on the Autism Spectrum. Our event is Free & everyone is welcome to attend. We will have guest speakers, free family-friendly activities, as well as Autism Awareness items to purchase.
familieswithasd@yahoo.com
Sep 27 Cincinnati 10a to 4pm - Julia Ann Smith www.familieswithasd.org

Cleveland Walk Now for Autism - Walk Nor for Autism events are organized to raise funds to promote awareness & raise money for research. You can create a team or join an existing team to
participate in the event.
Sep 28 Cleveland 8am-Free Progressive Field - Danielle Porrazzo www.walknowforautism/cleveland cleveland@autismspeaks.org 216-538-9543

Autism Summit - The summit brings together world class speakers specializing in Autism & Asperger's Syndrome, who will provide information on a diverse subject range. A partial list of speakers includes: Jed Baker, Ph.D. Andy Bondy. Ph.D. Bill Davis, Parent, Advocate Carol Gray, Director of the Gray Center Cathy Pratt, Ph.D. Barry M. Prizant, Ph.D., CCC-SLP  and more.
Oct 10 - 12 Cleveland $325 Renaissance Cleveland Hotel - Karen Simmons autismcleveland.com events@autismtoday.com 780-417-5336


OKLAHOMA
Oklahoma Walk Now For Autism - Autism Speaks' Walk Now for Autism, 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. Visit www.autismspeaks.org for additional information. 312-515-1452
Jun 7 Oklahoma City 9a- Regist. 10:15a-Walk Begins AT&T Bricktown Ballpark - Keith Graunke
walknowforautism.org/oklahoma oklahoma@autismspeaks.org


OREGON
+ASO Parent To Parent Support Group - Guest speakers topics will cover issues such as: available services/therapies, evaluations, education law, the IEP process, health insurance & advocacy. There is no charge to participate & registration is not required. Free Daycare provided on-site.
Jun 15 Jul 20 Hillsboro 3rd Sun 2-4pm no cost Hillsboro Presbyterian Church 172 NE 32 Ave 97124, Stacy Cayce 503-407-2879 asoregion8@gmail.com

Future Horizons Autism/Asperger's Conference - Featuring the most renown individual in the field of autism, Dr. Temple Grandin, speaking on the Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships. Dr. Jeannette McAfee speaking on Navigating the Social World
  Jun 6 Portland 8:15am to 4:30 pm Red Lion Hotel on the River - Jantzen Beach, 909 N Hayden Island Dr,  503-283-4466 - Teresa 800-489-0727 www.fhautism.com teresa@fhautism.com


PENNSYLVANIA
Green our Vaccines Bus Trip - There will be a charter bus leaving from Williamsport (Muncy), PA to attend the vaccine rally in DC. We are answering the call of Jenny McCarthy & Jim Carey. Cost of tickets may be reduced due to local sponsors.
Jun 4 Williamsport Time TBA, Cost $30 per ticket Lycoming Mall - Julie Rishel dentaldiva2@comcast.net 570-337-8400

Pittsburgh Walk Now for Autism - Autism Speaks' Walk Now for Autism, 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. Powered by volunteers & families with loved ones on the autism spectrum.
Jun 7 Pittsburgh 8am Registration, 10a Walk Start Heinz Field - Tifanie Tiberio 412-367-4571
www.walknowforautism.org/
pittsburgh pittsburgh@autismspeaks.org  

Blair County Walk Now for Autism - Autism Speaks' Walk Now for Autism, the nation's largest grassroots autism walk program, is our signature fundraising &

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  awareness event, taking place in communities across the United States, as well as in Canada & the United Kingdom. Powered by volunteers & families with loved ones on the autism spectrum.
Jun 14 Altoona 9am Registration, 10a Walk Start Blair County Ballpark - Tifanie Tiberio www.walknowforautism.org/
blaircounty blaircounty@autismspeaks.org 412-367-4571

Introduction to Verbal Behavior Training - Introduction to Verbal Behavior Workshop:Teaching Children with Autism & Other Language Delays This 2-day workshop presented by Holly Kibbe, MS, BCBA & Jennifer Donnelly, MADS (candidate), BCABA, of Establishing Operations, Inc.
Jul 10 - 11 Harrisburg 9a-4p Free PATTAN 6340 Flank Dr Suite 600 - Amy Wallace www.autismyork.org/ amywallace3@gmail.com 717-318-7119

Berard Auditory Integration Training - AIT is a ten day, noninvasive educational & therapeutic technique which helps people to 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 has been used with individuals  with autism, PDD, dyslexia, learning disabilities & more.
Aug 22 - 31 Upper Darby $1600 $1500 by Jul 11 Wanna Play, 8701A West Chester Pike, 19082 - Terrie Silverman www.AITforYou.com terries@execpc.com 262-569-7828

Always Question Authority Autism Conference - William Stropnicky: Living, Loving & Learning with Aspergers Apr Renee: Educate Before You Vaccinate Gary Tunsky, ND: What in the cell is going on? (Biomed) Marijean Ginoble: From Despair to Hope- Gregory's Journey & pioneering parent run provider programs in Pa. David Gibbs III, Esq.: Cross Disability & Medical Legal Issues in our Justice System - The injustice onto Terry Schaivo & why that is important to all of us
Oct 24 Lewisburg 8-4p $40 by Jun 30th (increase afterwards) Country Cupboard, Route 15 North, Kathleen Dunkelberger www.bretsadventure.com KDCLNC@ptd.net 570-286-4332


SOUTH CAROLINA

+Autism Support Group - We meet once a month to exchange information & show support for one-another. Occasionally we havea guest speaker, but most
meetings are simple group discussions on topics brought up byattendees.  803-642-9336
Jun 7 Jul 5 Aiken 1st Sat 10a -11:30a South Aiken Presbyterian Church 1711 Whiskey Rd - Jaime Hansen jnhansen@bellsouth.net

+Autism support group,
Jun 16 Jul 21Columbia 3rd Mon 5:30p suite 103-B, Faily Connection, 2712 Middleburg Drive. Call for child care, 803 252-0914

PECS Basic Training - This intense two-day training is designed to teach participants to appropriately implement the Picture Exchange Communication System. It begins with an overview of the Pyramid Approach to Education to explore the key components of designing effective educational environments. A historical overview of language training programs used with non-verbal individuals is discussed along with how to set the stage for an abundance of communication opportunities. 888-732-7462
Jun 16 & Jun 17 Columbia 8a-4p $395 (ask about group discounts) Parents: $295 - Stefanie Levendis www.pecs.com Slevendis@pecs.com


SOUTH DAKOTA
Fall Autism Conference - Fall Autism Conference: Ziggurat Model
Sep 15-16 Sioux Falls 8am-5pm; varies Schroeder Auditorium,   Sanford Health - Brittany Schmidt www.usd.edu/cd/autism bdschmid@usd.edu 605-347-1423

Lighting the Way Conference - Keynotes: Kristi Sakia & Val & Elijah Paradiz Numerous breakout speakers presenting in one of three strands: Educational Best Practices, Medical/Safety, & Adolescent/Adult Issues.
Jun 12-13 Sioux Falls 8a-5p, $ Augana College Campus - Brittany Schmidt www.augie.edu/autism bdschmid@usd.edu 605-357-1423


TENNESSEE
+Asperger's/High Functioning Autism Support Group - 1 Hour weekly lessons on ASD-related issues,followed by 2 hours of social activities, games, snacks, & lots of fun! Hope you can join us! Please RSVP.
Every Fri Cordova 7p - 10p No Cost Autism Solution Center, Inc., 9282 Cordova Park Rd - Matthew Roberts 901-758-8288 www.autismsolutioncenter.com ldrgmtn@aim.com or info@autismsolutioncenter.com

+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).
Every Fri Cordova 10:45a $15 @ month Autism Solution Center Inc.,
9282 Cordova Park Rd - Laura Corby or Melinda Everitt www.autismsolutioncenter.com info@autismsolutioncenter.com 901-758-8288

+IDEA - Educational Rights & Advocacy Workshop - 2 hour workshop covering your rights withinthe early intervention setting and/or public school system.
Jun 7 Jul 5 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 www.autismsolutioncenter.com info@autismsolutioncenter.com

+Biomedical & Dietary Intervention Workshop - 2 hour workshop covering critical issues involved in ASD's. Must RSVP.
Jun 7 Jul 5 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
www.autismsolutioncenter.com info@autismsolutioncenter.com

PECS Basic Training - This intense two-day training is designed to teach participants to appropriately implement the Picture Exchange Communication System. It begins with an overview of the Pyramid Approach to Education to explore the key components of designing effective educational environments. A historical overview of language training programs used with non-verbal individuals is discussed along with how to set the stage for an abundance of communication opportunities. 888-732-7462
Jun 19 & Jun 20 Nashville 8a-4p $395 (ask about group discounts) Parents: $295 - Stefanie Levendis www.pecs.com Slevendis@pecs.com

+Beginning Functional Communication Workshop - 2 hour workshop teaching functional communication. Must RSVP.
Jun 21 Jul 18 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 www.autismsolutioncenter.com info@autismsolutioncenter.com

+Behavior Modification & Functions of Behavior Workshop - 2 hourworkshop teaching behavior modification. Must RSVP.
Jun 21 Jul 18 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 www.autismsolutioncenter.com info@autismsolutioncenter.com

Autism Speaks' Inaugural Tennessee Walk Now for Autism - Walk Now for Autism is a 5K family walk & an autism community resource fair heightening public awareness & raising money to fund autism research. Scheduled in over
70 U.S. cities in , Walk Now for Autisms national appeal extends beyond the autism community. Attendees include families & friends united in their support of those affected by autism; business & civic leaders; medical professionals; educators; & local & national celebrities. Attendees come from a wealth of backgrounds & ethnicities sharing a commitment to finding the missing piece of the puzzle.
Sep 13 Lebanon Registration is free Nashville Superspeedway - Michelle Preslar www.walknowforautism.org tennessee@autismspeaks.org 888-777-6227 x7357  

TEXAS

+Autism Society of Collin County - General Meeting Dr. Devin Houston The Role of Enzymes and Diet in Children with Autism.  Call ahead.
Jun 3 Jul 1 Plano 1st Tue 7p at  St. Andrew United Methodist Church Hotline 214-925-2722

+Autism Treatment Forum - A group for parents & others interested in the dietary, nutritional, & biomedical treatment of autism. No RSVP necessary, but please leave your children home.
Jun 4 Jul 2 Austin 1st Wed. 7-8:30 p free Old Quarry Library, 7051 Village Center Dr, off Far West, between the Post Office & HEB - Dianne Doggett 512-300-3820 www.autism.meetup.com/229/ GaryDianne@aol.com
 
+FAST (Families for Autism Support of Texoma) - We meet to discuss different topics each month, hear presentations from different speakers, & attend fun family activities.
Jun 5 Jul 3
Wichita Falls 1st Thu 6 - 8 pm free to attend, onsite childcare is $3 per child Ancor Baptist Church (on Armory Rd, near the North Texas Rehab Center - Mistie Huff huffjeff@sbcglobal.net 940-592-5305

+Monthly Play for Autism/ Asberger's Kids -
Jun 9 Weatherford 2nd mon. No Charge 2 miles NORTH on N Main from W'ford Courthouse - Cynthia parkerdavislife@aol.com 817-565-8765

+ASA, Texas Gulf Coast Chapter.
Jun 10 Jul 8 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 www.asa-tgcc.org
kimbo77571@yahoo.com

Dallas/Ft. Worth Walk Now for Autism - Please join us as we Walk to raise funds for autism awareness & much needed research.
Jun 14 Arlington Registration 8:30 am Walk start 10 am The Rangers Ballpark - www.walknowforautism.org/dallas dallas@autismspeaks.org 1.866.409.6227

+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.
Jun 17 Jul 15 San Antonio 3rd Tue. 6-8p Any Baby Can, 217 Howard, 78212 Hugo Hernandez 210-227-0170
anybabycansa.org  hhernandez@anybabycansa.org

+Easter Seals of Greater Dallas-Massage Class for Special
Needs Children 10-11:30
Jun 18 Jul 6 Carrollton 3rd Wed  Trinity Center Lisa 972-394-8900

+The Autism Society of Collin CountyMon - PDD/IDA. Gina
Jun 24 Jul 22 Houston 4th Tue -7p 713-660-0944  www.hounet.com

The Flint Academy Summer School - Pk through age 11 summer camp full day $1monthly, Jan 2 day $700 monthly. Basketball camp 4 pm to 7 pm 2 days a week $245 monthly. Private tutoring in phonics, reading, math, $50 an hour, times arranged.
Jun/Jul Arlington 9:30 to 3:30 Monthrough Thur The Flint Academy 2111 Roosevelt Dr - Dr. Paula Flint www.FlintAcademy.com paulaflint@sbcglobal.net 817-277-0620

Autism Basics Class for Parents & Caretakers - An Autism Diagnosis? What Do I Do Now? explains the basics of autism, how to more effectively work with the child with autism, & the important first steps after diagnosis. Taught by Lorin Neikirk, autism speaker, consultant, & author/illustrator of Jack's Fantastic World, a social story for pre-teens with Aspergers.
Jun 28 Houston 9a-11a $25 Galleria Area - llu.com/sdc/regclass.html
Lorin.Neikirk@SBCGlobal.net 713-529-4414

PECS Basic Training - This intense two-day training is designed to teach participants to appropriately implement the Picture Exchange Communication System. It begins with an overview of the Pyramid Approach to Education to explore the key components of designing effective educational environments. A historical overview of language training programs used with non-verbal individuals is discussed along with how to set the stage for an abundance of communication opportunities.
Jul 21 & Jul 22 Ft. Worth 8a-4p $395 (ask about group discounts) Parents: $295 - Stefanie Levendis www.pecs.com Slevendis@pecs.com 888-732-7462



US Autism & Asperger Association annual International Conference - Thirty world renowned speakers including Dr. Doris Rapp, Dr. Paul Shattock, Dr. Sudhir Gupta, Dr. Phillip DeMio, Dr. Jerry Kartzinel, Dr. Dennis Odell, Dr. David Quiq, Dr. James Neubrander , Dr. Mark Geier, Dr. Dan Rossignol, Dr. Stephen Shore, Dr. Valerie Paradiz, Raun Kaufman. Topics include evidence-based biomedical interventions, new research, behavioral & developmental therapies, diet & nutrition, & family issues. Special educator's session on Sat
Sep 4-7 Austin 8a-5p $230 $120 second person 4 days Hilton Austin Airport Hotel - usautism.org/ conference_information@
usautism.org 1-888-9AUTISM

Annual Fall Conference - Dr. Andrew Wakefield and clinicians from Thoughtful House Center for Children. Also Legislative Advocacy Issues, Estate & Financial Plans, Special Education Law, Applied Behavior Analysis, Toilet Training, Sensory Integration, Diet & Nutrition  for Special Needs, and more...
Oct 4 Houston
NorthwestHoustonChapterASA
@yahoo.com
www.TexasAutismAdvocacy.org

5 Annual Houston Walk Now for Autism - 2-3-Mile Walk & communtiy resource fair
Oct 18 Houston 8:30a Reliant Park - Nikhi Young www.autismspeaks.org nyoung@autismspeaks.org 281-714-7077

Austin Walk Now for Autism - Please join Autism Speaks for a day of fun & fellowship as Austin walks to raise funds for Autism awareness & research.
Nov 15 Round Rock Registration: 8:30 AM; Walk Starts: 10 AM The Dell Diamond - Gina Tucker www.walknowforautism/austin.org austin@autismspeaks.org 866-409-6227


VERMONT
+Support Group Meetings - Parents are invited to join us for our monthly group meetings. Meet other parents, discuss issues, seek help. We often invite Guest Speakers to
dicuss topics of interest. 802-985-8773
Jun 2 Jul 7 Williston 1st Mon 7-9 pm Free 600 Blair Park Rd, Suite 240 - Laurie www.AutismSupportDaily.com

+Parent & Children's Support Group- 3p-5p Adult/Parent Caregiver meeting new topics speakers monthly, seperate childrens playgroup, work on social skills. 5-6p potluck for whole faily! www.aaware.org
Jun 8 Jul 13 Montpelier  2nd Sun  Free. Faily Center of Washington County 32 College St - Jessica Levi aaware@verizon.net 802-229-9203
o@AutismSupportDaily.com

High Functioning Autism & Asperger Syndrome Workshop - Dr. Lori Ernsperger
May 19 Burlington 8:30-3:30 Hilton - Bureau of Education & Research www.ber.org 1-800-260-8180

Vermont's 3 Annual Walk For Autism - Walk to raise funds for Autism Support Daily, a 501-C3 which provides support to families across the state of Vermont. Our website will be updated soon for registration & sponsorships.
Oct 11 Burlington Time to be determined. Free Battery Park on the waterfront - Lynn George www.AutismSupportDaily.com LynnMGeorge@comcast.net 412-474-3455




3rd ANN. WALK FOR AUTISM


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
Jun 3 Jul 1 Blacksburg, 1st Tue 7-9p free Blacksburg Public Library, - Mariko Reynolds 

PECS Basic Training - This intense two-day training is designed to teach participants to appropriately implement the Picture Exchange Communication System. It begins 
  with an overview of the Pyramid Approach to Education to explore the key components of designing effective educational environments. A historical overview of language training programs used with non-verbal individuals is discussed along with how to set the stage for an abundance of communication opportunities.
Jun 26 & Jun 27 Alexandria 8a-4p $395 (ask about group discounts) Parents: $295 - Stefanie Levendis www.pecs.com Slevendis@pecs.com 888-732-7462

Commonwealth Autism Service & VDOE T/TAC Workshop - You're Going to Love This Kid: EducatingStudents with Autism in Inclusive Schools Paula Kluth, Ph.D.
Jul 22 Richmond 8:30am-4pm, $50 Sheraton Park South, 9901 Midlothian Turnike, RIchmond, VA - Becky Boswell www.autismva.org bboswell@autismva.org 1-800-649-8481


WASHINGTON
TACA Western Washington Jun Meeting - Treating Autism by Treating the Gut: Diets, Allergies & Digestive Disorders presented by Dr. Leigh Ann Chapman
Jun 14 Tacoma 10a-12:30p - free South Campus, Bates Technical College, 2201 South 78 Street - Ricci King or Denise Fulton www.tacanow.org/washington ricci_king@tacanow.org 949-640-4401

Autism, What Now? - This is pracitcal training for anyone dealing with a young child with Autism. Topics include communication development, challenging behaviors, toilet training, making paly meaningful, overview of treatment options, using music for social reciprocity, & positive parent support.
Jun 21 Bellevue 9a-4p $40 9a-12p $25 Lake Sammamish Foursquare Church - Jennifer Lubanski www.autismwhatnow.com info@autismwhatnow.com

Walk Now for Autism - Tacoma - Family Friendly Event, Activities for the children, Resources for families, Light refreshments, Entertainment, & 5K walk. Raising money for Autism research.
Jul 19 Tacoma 9 am registration -10 am walk - free to participate but donations welcome Cheney Stadium, 2502 S Tyler St - Lisa Yeager www.walknowforautism.org/tacoma tacoma@autismspeaks.org 866-362-6227
 

WASHINGTON DC
Autism Playgroup - A new parent-run Autism Playgroup available to families through District of Columbia Autism Society of America Young Child Initiative (DCASA-YCI). The group meets on a monthly basis out in the community. The group decides upon events, & the activities consist of field trips and/or recreational activities in community locations.
Ongoing Washington DC - Yetta Myrick www.autism-society.org/chapter130 yimyrick@yahoo.com 202-246-3793

Jenny McCarthy's "Green Our Vaccines" Rally
June 4 In DC!


Join Jenny McCarthy and Jim Carrey on Wednesday, June 4th in Washington, DC for the Green Our Vaccines rally.   Watch her video:  tinyurl.com/6je9oo
Go to tinyurl.com/5lsdq3 to register. See you there!

A Summer's Eve Party for Autism - A evening of fine wines, good food, & dancing to celebrate advances in research & hope for a future of possibilities for all individuals with autism
Jun 13 Wash DC 7p - 11:30p, $100The Embassy of Finland, 3301 Massachusetts Avenue NW - Mike Maloney www.researchautism.org info@researchautism.org 703-243-9710 Ext 229

A Movie Opportunity For Kids With Special Needs! - District of Columbia Autism Society of America & AMC Loews Georgetown 14 presents. Who: Families with special needs who seek a sensory-friendly movie experience. What: Kung Fu Panda Enthusiastic, big & a little clumsy, Po is the biggest fan of Kung Fu aroundwhich doesn't exactly come in handy while working every day in his family's noodle shop.
Jun 14 Washington DC 9:30am, $6 person + $7 parking (with validation for 4 hours) AMC Loews Georgetown 14 3111 K St NW, 20007- Yetta Myrick www.autism-society.org/chapter130 yimyrick@yahoo.com 202.246.3793  

WEST VIRGINIA
+Eastern Panhandle of WV Autism Support Group - We will be discussing special ed law & ways to assure your child is getting FAPE. Special guest.
Jun 26 Jul 31 Martinsburg  last thu
6-8p Free Martinsburg Church of Christ - Stacey Thomas www.freewebs.com/epwvautism crazyaboutmy3sons@yahoo.com


WISCONSIN
Annual Metric Century - Cycle for Autism - There will be four different routes available to ride. Choose from a short 2 mile family ride through Spring Green, a 15 mile ride that is mainly flat, a 38 mile ride for intermediate riders, or a challenging 62 mile (metric century) that goes through several towns in scenic southwest Wisconsin. The 38 & 62 mile rides will be fully supported with SAG & multiple rest stops.
Jun 7 Spring Green 7am  registration $35 all rides except the 2 mile route is $15 Arthur's Supper Club Hwy 14 & 23 - James Larson www.angelautismnetwork.org kcsspringgreen@gmail.com 608-574-7989

+La Crosse Area Parent Group - Join this vibrant group of parents to discuss topics of interest, create change & find comeraderie. Childcare provided.
Jun 18 Jul 6 La Crosse 3rd Wed 6:30-8:30 p, free 1825 Victory Street - Steven or Rena Cash health.groups.yahoo.com/
group/AutismFYI-LaCrosse/ lax-autismgroup@charter.net 608-782-6480

Berard Auditory Integration Training - AIT is a ten day, noninvasive educational & therapeutic technique which helps people to 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 has been used with individuals with autism, PDD, dyslexia, learning disabilities & more.
Jun 20 - 29 Hales Corners $1300 $1by May 9 HealthReach, 11038 W. Forest Home Ave - Terrie Silverman www.AITforYou.com terries@execpc.com 262-569-7828

Berard Auditory Integration Training - AIT is a ten day, noninvasive educational & therapeutic technique which helps people to 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 has been used with individuals with autism, PDD, dyslexia, learning disabilities & more.
Aug 8 - Aug 17 Mequon $1300 $1by Jun 27 Dr. Norman Schwartz's Office, 1062 N Port Washington Rd - Terrie Silverman  262-569-7828 www.AITforYou.com terries@execpc.com

Autism Journeys: Today, Tomorrow & Beyond - a two-day conference concentrating on how to help parents & families prepare for the transitions their autistic children face as they pass through adolescence toward adulthood. The conference is for professionals & practitioners working in the field of autism. It also is appropriate for families living with autism & related syndromes.
Aug 11-12 Milwaukee 9am-4pm, $195 ($175 by Jun 15- University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee - Mary Pick sce-autism.uwm.edu mpick@uwm.edu 414-227-3312

Conference Effective Behavioral Interventions in Wisconsin - registration form on web page! Notable Workshop Presenters - Sundberg: The VB-MPP Sallows: Funding/Advocacy Hess: Direct Instruction Hartman: Functional Assessment Bondy: PECS Presentations - Research to  Practice; Practice to Research Functional Communication Training
Aug 13-14 Kenosha 53141 1pm 8-13; AM andpm 8-14; $89 ($49 - students) by Jun 5 ; $110 & $59 after. Carthage College, Lentz Hall; Alford Park Dr - Dr. Roger F. Bass www.wisaba.org RFB53074@aol.com Cell: 262-853-1951

Solving the Social Equation - Carol Gray Solving the Social Equation in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Sep 17 Appleton 8:30 a - 3:30 p, $179 $149 adv by Aug 15 Liberty Hall Conference Center - Maria Wierichs www.lakeland.edu/l wierichsma@lakeland.edu 920-565-1477


Marine Corps Marathon - Run for Autism in the Marine Corps Marathon! OAR is a national organization that helps persons with autism, their families, teachers, & caregivers by providing practical information drawn from sound, science-based research. Oct 26 Washington 8 am Pentagon - www.researchautism.org run@researchautism.org 703-243-9710


AUSTRALIA
The ARMS Global Autism Conference - Prof Tony Attwood, Brenda Smith Myles, Bobby Newman, Dr Jeff Bradstreet &others
29 & 30 Aug Brisbane 8:45a - 5:30p each day Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Southbank, Brisbane - ABIQ www.abiq.org enquiries@abiq.org 07-3881 1868


ALBERTA - Canada
Edmonton Capital Region Walk Kick Off Lunch - Current trends in research in Canada & across World - Dr. Lonnie Zwaigenbaum
Jun 22 Edmonton 11:30a-1:30p no charge Fantasyland Hotel at West Edmonton Mall - Suzanne Lanthier
walknowforautism.org/edmontonautismspeakscanada@
autismspeaks.org 888-362-6227

Edmonton Capital Region Walk Now for Autism - Family, friends & supporters walking to raise money for autism research & awareness. Fun for whole family.
Sep 7 St. Albert 8:30a Registration 10a Walk Start St. Albert Place - Suzanne Lanthier walknowforautism.org/edmonton autismspeakscanada@
autismspeaks.org 888-362-6227

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BRIT. COLUMBIA - Canada
The Future of Behavior Consultancy in Autism Treatment - an International Perspective from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board - Gerald Shook, Ph.D., BCBA, Chief Executive Officer, Behavior Analyst Certification Board Over the past decade the field of behaviour consultancy has been undergoing a transformation in BC & internatial
Jun 13 Vancouver Fees Vary - Early Bird Rates Apply Harbour Centre, Downtown Campus SFU - 515 WestHastings Street - Helen Rutzen www.actcommunity.net info@actcommunity.net 604-205-5467 / 866-939-5188

BC Walk/Run Now For Autism Kick Off Lunch - Making sense of the research - Dr. Sophia Colamarino, VP of Research Autism Speaks
Jun 14 Burnaby 11:30a - 1:30p no charge Portuguese Cdn. Seniors Fdn. 5455 Imperial St. Burnaby - Suzanne Lanthier walknowforautism.org/bc autismspeakscanada@
autismspeaks.org 888-362-6227

Containing Holds Workshop - Movement, Voice & Touch Professionals. Unique Professional training course in de-escalating aggressive behavior designed &
implemented in Israel by Liz Meir-Weil  250-381-0667
Jul 19 - Jul 24 Victoria 2 days workshop, 300$ Selkirk Montessori School, Victoria. BC - Larry Cohen www.containingholds.org larry@containingholds.org

An Evening With Temple Grandin - Come & hear about what is new in the world of autism treatments from someone who has lived the autistic experience. Dr. Temple Grandin will delve into sensory/sensitivity issues, challenges with language & learning, & the unique ways that people with autism process information.
Jul 27 Vancouver (Delta) 6p-10p, $55 single, $95 couple Seaquam Theatre, 11584 Lyon Rd, Delta, BC - Autism Today 866-8EVENTS www.autismevents.com info@autismtoday.com

SMILE: Structured Methods in Language Education - Enid Wolf-Schein, Ed.D., CCC-SLP; Adjunct Professor University of Alberta This hands-on two-day workshop provides a detailed overview of Structured Methods in Language Education (SMILE), a practical, multi-sensory communication development program that engages children as they progress through basic attending, phonemic awareness &    sound-letter knowledge.
Aug 14 & 15 Vancouver Fees Vary - Early Bird Rates Apply TBA - see website - Helen Rutzen www.actcommunity.net info@actcommunity.net 604-205-5467 / 866-939-5188

POPARDs Autism Spectrum Disorders Course - Marianne MacKenzie, B.Ed., Consultant with the Provincial Outreach Program for Autism & Related Disorders (POPARD) This 30-hour POPARD course (formerly The Para-Pro Course: A Hands-On Approach to Educating School-Age Children with Autism) is an excellent practical introduction to working with school-age children with ASD.
Aug 18-22 Vancouver Fees Vary - Early Bird Rates - Helen Rutzen www.actcommunity.net info@actcommunity.net 604-205-5467 / 866-939-5188

New Two-day Social Thinking workshop - Michelle Garcia Winner M.A., CCC - SLP & Stephanie Madrigal MA,CCC-SLP Day 1: Looking Into the Mind of ASD & Like Disabilities Day 2: Teaching Beyond the 'Think Social!' Curriculum: Addressing Preschool, Anxiety, 'Superflex' & emerging perspective takers.
Aug 28 & 29 Vancouver Fees Vary - Early Bird Rates Apply  Helen Rutzen www.actcommunity.net  info@actcommunity.net 604-205-5467 / 866-939-5188

BC Walk/Run Now For Autism - 3km walk/5km run. Families, friends & supporters participating to raise money for autism research & awareness
Oct 19 Burnaby 8:30a registration 10a Walk Start Swangard Stadium, Burnaby - Suzanne Lanthier walknowforautism.org/bc autismspeakscanada@
autismspeaks.org 888-362-6227


MANITOBA - Canada
Autism Awareness Centre Presents: - Scott Bellini - Building Social Relationships: A Systematic Approach to Teaching Social Interaction Skills to Children & Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum & Jenny Clark Brack - Ready S.E.T. Go! Sensorimotor Themes for Children
Sep 25 & 26 Winnipeg 8:45 am - 4:30 pm; Early Bird Rate Before Sept. 12 - Parent Rate: 1 Day - $125; 2 Days - $175 / Professional Rate: 1 Day - $175; 2 Days - $250 Delta Winnipeg Hotel, 350 St. Mary Avenue - Victoria Harris www.autismawarenesscentre.org vharris@shaw.ca Toll Free - 1-866-724-2224 or 780-474-8355 Fax: 780-477-8350

NEW FOUNDLAND - Canada
Autism Awareness Centre Presents: - Janet Casali - Introduction to Developing Communication Skills for Verbal & Non-Verbal Individuals with ASD & Dr. Rita Jordan - Understanding, Avoiding & Managing Behaviors in ASD and, Interventions in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Oct 16 & 17 St. John's 8:45 am - 4:30 pm Early Bird Rate before Oct 1 - Parent Rate: 1 Day - $120; 2 Day $185 Professional Rate - 1 Day - $185; 2 Day - $275 Capital Hotel - 208 Kenmount Rd - Victoria Harris www.autismawarenesscentre.org vharris@shaw.ca 1-866-724-2224 or 780-477-8355


NOVA SCOTIA - Canada
Autism Awareness Centre Inc. Presents: - Michelle Garcia Winner - Social Cognitive Deficits Across the School & Home Day: The ILAUGH Model of Social Cognition & The  Nuts & Bolts of Starting Social Thinking Programs: Strategies for Assessment & LIFE
Apr 25 & 26 Halifax 8:45a - 4:30p Early Bird Rate until Mar 14 - 1 Day Professional $185 / 2 Day Professional - $275; 1 Day Parent - $120 / 2 Day Parent - $185Holiday   Inn Harbourview, 101 Wyse Rd, Dartmouth - Victoria Harris www.autismawarenesscentre.org vharris@shaw.ca 1-866-724-2224 or 780-474-8355 Fax: 780-477-8350


ONTARIO - Canada
Ontario Walk Now for Autism - Families, friends & supporters walking in support of autism research & awareness. His Royal Highness The Prince Edward Earl of Wessex to officially open walk. Performances by Jack Grunsky. Activities, resource fair, fun for whole family!
Jun 8 Toronto no cost Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto City Hall - Suzanne Lanthier walknowforautism.org/
ontario autismspeakscanada@
autismspeaks.org 888-362-6227

Autism - Geneva Centre for Autism International Symposium - Autism Geneva Centre for Autism. The Symposium will provide a cross-section of perspectives on the most recent research & information on evidenced based best practice. All topics of importance to autism intervention will be addressed including bio-medical.
Oct 22 - 24 Toronto Toronto, Ontario - Eva Finna www.autism.net efinna@autism.net 416-504-4500 Ext 208


SASKETCHEWAN - Canada
Autism Awareness Centre Presents: - Dr. Rita Jordan - Understanding, Avoiding & Managing Behaviours in ASD & Interventions in Autism Spectrum Disorders; Leslie Broun - Essentials Elements of Positive Practice & Visual Strategies for Teaching Children to Read
Oct 24 & 25 Saskatoon 8:45 am - 4:30 pm Early Bird Rate until Oct 10: Parent Rate 1 Day - $120 2 Day $ Professional Rate 1 Day $170 2 Day $275 TCU Place, 35 - 22. Street East - Victoria Harris www.autismawarenesscentre.org vharris@shaw.ca Toll free 1-866-724-2224 or 780-474-8355 Fax: 780-477-8350


BIRMINGHAM - UK
Autism Awareness Centre in Partnership with Autism West Midlands Presents: - Brenda Smith Myles - The Hidden Curriculum; Catherine Faherty - Finding Meaning: Laying the Groundwork  for Future Self-Advocacy; John Simpson - One Year of   Employment: Problems & How to Overcome Them
May 15 & 16 Birmingham 9:45 - 4:30 pm Early Bird Rate Before Apr 25 - Parent Rate 1 day 80 BPS; 2 days 150 BPS; Professional Rate - 1 day 180 BPS; 2 Days 275 BPS Ramada Hotel & Resort, Penns Lane, Walmley, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands - Victoria Harris or Ian Carty 0121-450-7576 www.autismawarenesscentre.org


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