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4th Annual Zumba for Autism Event at Melmark New England

SAVE THE DATE PARTY-PEOPLE! The 4th Annual Zumba for Autism at Melmark New England has been set: Friday, March 20th 2015 with a St. Patty’s Day green theme returning! More amazing details to come….:) - See more at: http://amyfournier.com/ai1ec_event/4th-annual-zumba-for-autism-event-at-melmark-new-england/?instance_id=13318132#sthash.ffFyik3C.dpuf



4th Annual Zumba for Autism Event at Melmark New England

SAVE THE DATE PARTY-PEOPLE!

The 4th Annual Zumba for Autism at Melmark New England has been set: Friday, March 20th 2015 with a St. Patty's Day green theme returning!

More amazing details to come....

https://www.facebook.com/events/614162982000056/?ref=52&source=1



The Light Princess Sensory-Friendly Performance

The Light Princess Sensory-Friendly Performance

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Hello!

First off, we at the American Repertory Theater would like to thank you for your organization’s impactful work in the community! We’d like to inform you of an exciting opportunity for families and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, or other sensory sensitivities that normally prohibit them from enjoying live theater experiences. The A.R.T. has programmed a Sensory Friendly performance of our original musical, The Light Princess, for December 30th at 2:00pm. Students, their families, and groups of students from institutions like your own are invited to experience a musical journey for children in a welcoming and inclusive environment!
Some of our adaptations to the show include reductions of stage lighting and sound, allowance of electronic devices for communication through assistive technology, moderate lighting for visibility during the show, and designated areas outside the performance for students to take sensory breaks if necessary! Specialists will be on-hand to assist patrons throughout the performance.
We are excited to offer students a character guide and a social story as pre-show materials to prepare them for the performance! The social story provides children with pictures and simple descriptions of what the students will encounter at the theater on show day, as well as introduces the plot to the show itself. For more information about The Light Princess, you can watch the YouTube trailer from last year’s performance. You can also watch the "critic" video on our channel to hear from other children in the audience.
Tickets can be purchased by phone and our Front of House staff is trained to answer any questions you may have about specific seating arrangements and other considerations. Help us spread the word about this performance so we can provide more access programs like this in the future!

Sincerely,

The American Repertory Theater
64 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
617.547.8300



Kicking For Autism



 



3rd Annual Autism Speaks Georgia 5k

 

 



Knights of Columbus Charity Golf Tournament



Tiny Tots Therapy Inc.'s 3rd annual Dinner For A Cause

Tiny Tots Therapy Inc.'s 3rd Annual
Dinner For A Cause
Thursday, November 13, 2014
The Shannon Rose
855 St. George Ave.
Woodbridge
For more information or to register: http://www.tinytotstherapyinc.com/dinnerforacause2014/



Children Come First Conference—Save the Date “Fostering Resilience”

November 10-11, 2014 Glacier Canyon Lodge—WI Dells

For more information, please follow the link:
http://www.wifamilyties.org/index.html



Team Chase 5K

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The Cause: Supporting the Team Chase 5k run/walk for Autism supports research, awareness and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism. All proceeds will be donated to Autism Speaks & Somerville Special Ed.

Autism Speaks has grown into the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism. Increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders and advocation for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.

Somerville Special Education is responsible for ensuring all students who require special education services in order to maximize their learning are identified and their individualized learning needs are met in the least restrictive environment possible.

Post Party: Same as last year - delicious food provided by East End Grille, great live music thanks to band Replay and plenty of amazing raffles/silent auction items.
Event details and schedule
The Race: 9:00am Registration 10:30am Race Start Pre-Race Packet Pick-Up Saturday, Oct 11th at East End Grille from 1pm-3pm.
The first 100 registrants will receive a thank you bag.

The Apparel: Team Chase is thrilled to be able to offer you our Limited Edition Event Apparel created by The b Positive Project! With every item purchased, b Positive will donate a portion of the proceeds back to Team Chase. All items will be available for pick up on race day. They can also be shipped anywhere for an additional charge of $5.00 but please note they will not ship until after race day.
Shirts can be purchased at time of registration or by clicking here: Team Chase Shirts!

Registration is $35 per person



Brew, Brats, & Bid for Autism

6:30-9:00 pm

Thomas Hooker Brewery
16 Tobey Road
Bloomfield, CT

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Comedy Night Fundraiser
Team Fighting for Frankie is hosting a Comedy Night Fundraiser at The Looney Bin on Staten Island, Saturday, November 8, 2014 featuring 2 very funny comedians: The Coach - Tom Whitely and Chris Roach. Tickets are $25 in Advance (by September 27, 2014) and $30 at the door. There is a 2 drink minimum (alcohol, water, soda)... Doors open at 8:00, Show time is at 9:00 - Birthday/Anniversary boards and 50/50's. So come out and join us for a fun filled evening while raising funds for Autism Awareness/Research. For tickets contact Mary Celi, Donna Miceli or Frankie Celi. Bring your family and friends and laugh your butt off!!
 


Comedy Night Fundraiser

Team Fighting for Frankie is hosting a Comedy Night Fundraiser at The Looney Bin on Staten Island, Saturday, November 8, 2014 featuring 2 very funny comedians: The Coach - Tom Whitely and Chris Roach. Tickets are $25 in Advance (by September 27, 2014) and $30 at the door. There is a 2 drink minimum (alcohol, water, soda)... Doors open at 8:00, Show time is at 9:00 - Birthday/Anniversary boards and 50/50's. So come out and join us for a fun filled evening while raising funds for Autism Awareness/Research. For tickets contact Mary Celi, Donna Micelior Frankie Celi. Bring your family and friends and laugh your butt off!!

 



Creating Integrated Healthcare Services for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Creating Integrated Healthcare Services
for people with
Autism Spectrum Disorder

November 8th
8am - 5pm
Drexel University Campus, Bahrakis Hall
TO REGISTER FOR EVENT, PLEASE VISIT:
http://drexe.lu/1uApTms



Qigong Sensory Training for Autism (Parent Training)

Qigong Sensory Training for Autism (Parent Training)

Saturday, Nov 8 2:00p

Reservoir Family Wellness Newton, MA

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This 3-hour training prepares parents to deliver QST at home to their young children on the autism spectrum. Includes an overview of the research on QST, hands-on nstruction and extensive practice.
Extensive video produced by the Qigong Sensory Training Institute supports learning. Parents are provided with guided practice on massage tables by certified QST therapists. Parents practice on each other (children are not admitted to the workshop.)
Parents leave with a copy of Qigong Massage for Your Child on the Autism Spectrum and its accomopanying DVD as well as additional handouts and resources.
Note: This workshop is directed to parents/caregivers. It is not for professionals and does not prepare professionals to offer QST to their clients. Specialized training for professionals is also offered through our clinic—visit our website to learn more.

http://calendar.boston.com/newton_ma/events/show/370929360-qigong-sensory-training-for-autism-parent-training



Spectrum - Advocating for your Child


Transition Skills: Path to Adulthood

Transition Skills: Path to Adulthood

Wednesdays in November, 5th, 12th, and 19th- 6:00p-9:00p

The University of Connecticut UCEDD
Exchange Building, Entrance 4, Suite 173
270 Farmington Ave., Farmington, CT

View the flyer for more info



Creative Interventions Halloween Party

Creative Interventions Halloween Party
Saturday, November 1st at 5:30pm in Rocky Hill

Space is limited, RSVP by October 17th by calling (860) 413-9538



Harvest Moon Chef Soiree

Harvest Moon Chef Soiree
Saturday, November 1, 2014
6:00 – 10:30 pm
Ocean Place Resort & Spa
Long Branch, NJ

Experience a culinary tasting buffet prepared by some of the New York Metropolitan area’s most renowned chefs, led by Chef Diane Henderiks
For more information: http://tinyurl.com/kqpatqz



Sweet JAW's Light It Up Blue Party

Help us raise money for Team Sweet JAW and Autism Speaks by joining us for this event as we try to find the missing link to Autism one piece at a time.

COME OUT FOR A NIGHT OF FUN, FOOD, LIVE MUSIC FEATURING SCREAMING BROCCOLI , GIFT BASKET RAFFLE ITEMS & MORE!



Play a Round for Autism

It's Time to Play A Round for Autism

Monday, October 27th
Cherokee Country Club 
665 Hightower Trail 
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

www.playaroundforautismga.org

 

 

 

 



Uno's Chicago Grill

Uno's Chicago Grill
Sunday, October 26th
225 Sloan Avenue
Hamilton
Valid All Day, Dine-In or Takeout!
20% of your check will be donated to Autism Speaks in support of
Talk of the Town Dance Studio

Please print and present the flyer to your server



Big Apple Circus Presents Metamorphosis Embraces Autism!

Big Apple Circus is working with renowned ASD experts to adapt Metamorphosis for families with members on the spectrum.  The adapted show will include the same world-class artistry as the full performance only with a shorter running time, adjusted lighting and sound, calming centers, pictorial social narratives and plenty of folks to assist in creating a memorable event for all!

The shows will be on Friday, October 24th at 11am and Tuesday, November 18th at 6:30pm at Lincoln Center.

10% of the proceeds from tickets sold through Autism Speaks will be donated.

Purchase your tickets here



Big Apple Circus Presents Metamorphosis Embraces Autism!

Big Apple Circus is working with world renowned ASD experts to adapt Metamorphosis for families with members on the spectrum and create a joyful experience for all.

The adapted show will include the same world-class artistry as the full performance, with a shorter running time, adjusted lights and sound, calming centers, pictorial social narratives, and plenty of folks to assist in creating a memorable event for everyone!

The show is at Lincoln Center on Friday, October 24th at 11am and Tuesday, November 18th at 6:30pm. 

Tickets are on sale now and if purchased through Autism Speaks, 10% of the proceeds will be donated to us! 

https://tickets.bigapplecircus.org/online/default.asp?BOparam%3A%3AWScontent%3A%3AloadArticle%3A%3Aname=1415-LC-AS-page&BOparam%3A%3AWScontent%3A%3AloadArticle%3A%3Apromocode_access_code=ASPEAKS15

 

 



Scare Away Autism





Boys & Girls Club Dorchester Soccer Challenge Division

Players: Boys & Girls ages 6-17 years throughout Boston and surrounding communities

Cost: Free

Registration: Contact Dianne Lescinskas dlescinskas@bgcdorchester.org

Session Dates: October 5th - November 2 in Savin Hill Park. First Game is Sunday, October 5th at 2pm. All other games will be at 12pm

For more information on the Challenger Division or inclusive services offered at Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester, Contact Diane Lescinskas at 617-288-7120 or dlescinskas@bgcdorchester.org

Volunteers buddies needed! Ages 11 & up

The Challenger Division of Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester Soccer is a program for developmentally and physically challenged youth, helping them to enjoy the full benefits of soccer participation in a safe athletic environment structured to their abilities.



My Solar Home

Go Solar with My Solar Home and support Walk Now for Autism Speaks! My Solar Home will donate up to $1000 in your name when you switch to solar power. See the flyer for more details.



Arbonne Fundraiser

Please visit the Arbonne website featured below and Elizabeth FitzGerald will donate her commission from all orders placed through the website to the NJ Shore Walk! Thanks Elizabeth!
www.efitzgerald.myarbonne.com
Please contact Elizabeth directly with any questions or for product recommendations.



Connections to Independence

Core Program, 1:1 Mentoring, and Hangout Fridays

View the flyer for more info



Marcus Autism Center- Upcoming Workshops



 



Big Apple Circus Presents Metamorphosis Embraces Autism!

Big Apple Circus is working with world renowned ASD experts to adapt Metamorphosis for families with members on the spectrum and create a joyful experience for all.

The adapted show will include the same world-class artistry as the full performance, with a shorter running time, adjusted lights and sound, calming centers, pictorial social narratives, and plenty of folks to assist in creating a memorable event for everyone!

The show is at Lincoln Center on Friday, October 24th at 11am and Tuesday, November 18th at 6:30pm. 

Tickets are on sale now and if purchased through this link, 10% of the proceeds will be donated to Autism Speaks!

 



Boston Ballet Adaptive-Movement Classes

Boston Ballet Adaptive Dance: Fall 2014, in Boston, Newton, North Shore: Movement classes for those with special needs ages 2 to adult. Free trial class. Designed to foster a love of dance and creative inspiration in individuals with special needs
• Boston & Newton – Aug 23
• North Shore – Aug 24 (this is a inclusion class open to all abilities and needs)
• Fall classes: September 13 – November 22
For more information and to sign up for a trial class visit The Boston Ballet Adaptive Dance Page or contact 617.456.6355 or 617.695.6950
http://www.bostonballet.org/community/adaptive-dance.html



Down Syndrome Support Groups

Down Syndrome Family & Grandparent Support Groups:
• MDSC New Parent Social: September 16th, Burlington
• Grandparent Support Groups: Boston, Centerville, Norwood and Wilbraham. Meet other grandparents, learn about Down Syndrome, and find resources.
** See both venues on the Support Page
http://www.spedchildmass.com/support_sepacs



AADD Fall 2014 Evening Workshop Schedule


 

 



Young Adult Special-Needs

Young Adult Special-Needs:
• ImprovBoston Disability Scholarship: For ages 18 and older.
• Financial Planning for your Child's Anticipated Special Needs, August 21, Concord. See the Legal and Financial Page
• Garden Growers Club - Through October, in Woburn, for DDS eligible adults
• Self-Determination Transition Outings, Reading. Job Site Tours, Resumes, Money Management, Creating a Vision, etc.
** See Teens & Young Adults on the Home Page.
http://www.spedchildmass.com/



Explore the Museum: Early Hours at The Children’s Museum of Atlanta




Inclusive Sports Fairs, Recreation and Theater - all Ages

Inclusive Sports Fairs, Recreation and Theater - all Ages:
• Summer Dance/Theater "Extra Special Steps" - Ages 5 - Adult, Bellingham
• Adaptive Golf from Spaulding Hospital: June - October, Quincy, Sandwich, Weston
• Spotlight Social Skills Program: Spring 2014, Danvers, for ages 3 -young adults
See the Recreation Page.
http://www.spedchildmass.com/recreation



More Camps for Special-Needs in Massachusetts

More Camps for Special-Needs in Massachusetts:
Just added:
• Boston Ability Center - Wellesley Hills, for social skills, fine/gross motor, etc.
• Learning Solutions - Norwood, for children ages 3 - 18 with social challenges.
• MGH ASPIRE Camp - Westwood, for ages 5 - 15 with ASD and related challenges
• Whole Children - Hadley, indoor & outdoor, for ages 3 - 13.
See the Camps 2014 page for these and 70+ special-needs camps in MA
http://www.spedchildmass.com/camps___camp_fairs



FBR Beaver’s 1st Annual Fall Festival

FBR Beaver’s 1st Annual Fall Festival

The Lodge at Brady’s Run Park
121 Brady’s Run Road
Beaver Falls, PA 15010

Friday, October 25, 2013
4pm-7pm

~Family Friendly Event including Games, Resources, Refreshments, Snacks, Chinese Auction, Crafts, Bouncy House, Children’s Costume Contest!~

PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE FBR FOUNDATION

~For more information, call: 724-888-2097~


4th Annual Zumba for Autism Event at Melmark New England

4th Annual Zumba for Autism Event at Melmark New England

The Light Princess Sensory-Friendly Performance

Kicking For Autism

3rd Annual Autism Speaks Georgia 5k

Knights of Columbus Charity Golf Tournament

Tiny Tots Therapy Inc.'s 3rd annual Dinner For A Cause

Children Come First Conference—Save the Date “Fostering Resilience”

Team Chase 5K

Brew, Brats, & Bid for Autism

Comedy Night Fundraiser

Comedy Night Fundraiser

Creating Integrated Healthcare Services for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Qigong Sensory Training for Autism (Parent Training)

Spectrum - Advocating for your Child

Transition Skills: Path to Adulthood

Creative Interventions Halloween Party

Harvest Moon Chef Soiree

Sweet JAW's Light It Up Blue Party

Play a Round for Autism

Uno's Chicago Grill

Big Apple Circus Presents Metamorphosis Embraces Autism!

Big Apple Circus Presents Metamorphosis Embraces Autism!

Scare Away Autism

Boys & Girls Club Dorchester Soccer Challenge Division

My Solar Home

Arbonne Fundraiser

Connections to Independence

Marcus Autism Center- Upcoming Workshops

Big Apple Circus Presents Metamorphosis Embraces Autism!

Boston Ballet Adaptive-Movement Classes

Down Syndrome Support Groups

AADD Fall 2014 Evening Workshop Schedule

Young Adult Special-Needs

Explore the Museum: Early Hours at The Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Inclusive Sports Fairs, Recreation and Theater - all Ages

More Camps for Special-Needs in Massachusetts

FBR Beaver’s 1st Annual Fall Festival