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Magic for Autism

How does the “Magic” work? It works when you customize an autism-friendly vacation package around you and your special child. We’ll help you with that spell and here’s how we do it:

You take a very special flight, with other families whose children have ASD. That’s right, you have other families on board who face many of the same issues as you do. Instead of being judged, you’ll find help. Maybe you’ll get to help another family when they need it?

If yours is the only family leaving from your local airport, we’ll provide you with our Individual Flight Assistance Package, at no cost. We’ll make arrangements with your airline and with TSA on your behalf.

When you get to your destination, we’ll provide qualified, experienced, screened staff for respite breaks and support.

Take a look at this magic spell in action. See our trip to Walt Disney World in Florida for May 2015.

For more information and reservations, call 203-750-0000 now!

Or Email: AlanDay@ASDVacations.com

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Magic for Autism

Magic for Autism

Autism-friendly family vacations with support.
Walt Disney World
May 15th- May 22nd, 2015
3 nights, 4 nights, or 7 nights.
Cruise, resort stay, or combo of both.

For more details visit:
http://bit.ly/MagicForAutism
http://www.magicforautism.com/



Big Apple Circus

Big Apple Circus & Autism Speaks have teamed up for two sensory-friendly performances at Boston's City Plaza. The shows are both on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, just outside Boston City Hall and will be at 11:00am and at 6:00pm.

Their magical All-New Show, METAMORPHOSIS, is said to be a realm of enchantment and illusion, a dreamscape domain where no one sits more than 50 feet from ringside, and nothing is impossible! You will be thrilled by the Flying Trapeze, the razzle-dazzle of the Rolla-Bolla, the dynamo of the Diablo, the risky rhythms of the Risley team, the cunning conjurors of the Quick-Change, and the incredible flexible limbs of the Contortionists. See and hear the musical merriment of their featured clown and camels, horses, playful pooches and more. Come immerse yourself in the wonder, joy and astounding magic of METAMORPHOSIS!

There is also a social story that can be viewed: http://bit.ly/bacsocial

A series of 8 Sensory Friendly Shows that began in New York City in October, will have shows in New York, New Jersey and Boston. To read about the experience at the first New York City show please visit: http://www.autismspeaks.org/news/news-item/big-apple-circus-kicks-sensory-friendly-performances

To purchase tickets for any of the Sensory Friendly Big Apple Circus shows available, visit http://bit.ly/ASbigapple



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



Silverball Winter Gala

Saturday, 3.14.15
Silverball Museum, 1000 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ
7pm to 11pm - stay and play until 1am!

Enjoy free play on 200 classic pinball and arcade games
Many prizes and silent auction items
Top prizes include a pinball machine for your home!

Tickets available at www.silverballmuseum.com.
$75 in Advance - $100 at the Door

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WRIGHTSLAW: Special Education Law & Advocacy Training Program

Early Bird Rate - $199
(One Day, 6 Hour Session)

For more info visit http://www.resources4children.com/wrightslaw.html.

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Sensory Friendly Day at the Connecticut Science Center

Sensory Friendly Day at the Connecticut Science Center

Sunday, January 25th, 10:00am-12:00pm

For more details: http://bit.ly/SensoryFriendlyCT125

 



MDE Open House and Resource Fair



Menchie's DineOut

Enjoy Menchie's all month long as they fundraise for "Katelyn's Cause"! During the month of December, Menchie's will be collecting donations towards Autism Speaks - in return, receive a special, hand made and designed holiday ornament which will be added to the 'Giving Tree' for display. 

 

Visit Menchies at two Metro Atlanta Locations:

Menchie's Frozen Yogurt
Sweet Apple Village
12030 Etris Road
Roswell, GA 300756
770-992-7992

Menchie's Frozen Yogurt
The Avenue at East Cobb
4475 Roswell Road
Marietta, GA 30062
770-973-9009

 



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



Rock On! for Autism

Join Elite Climbing, Bob Evans, and Autism Speaks Southern New Jersey Community for our very first rock climbing fundraising event.

Sunday December 28, 2014 between 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm and Autism Speaks Southern New Jersey Community will receive 35% of your purchase.

Bob Evans of Mount Laurel will selling baked goods during the event. From the start, Bob Evans Farms has been interested in giving back and enriching the local community. Through this fundraiser, they will happily donate 15% of sales to the Autism Speaks Southern New Jersey Community.

Pre-registration is required. Please visit: http://www.eliteclimbing.com/groups/fundraising/rock-on-for-autism/  for more information



SENSORY-FRIENDLY URBAN NUTCRACKER

Looking for a great holiday activity for the whole family? Come to the John Hancock Hall in Boston on Saturday, December 20th at 11am for an autism-friendly performance of "The Urban Nutcracker"! It's a performance that fuses Tchaikovsky’s classic score with Duke Ellington’s jazz interpretation, blending styles including ballet, hip-hop, urban tap and flamenco. It all equals great fun in a judgment-free, sensory-friendly zone exclusively designed for our autism community. For more info http://www.backbayeventcenter.com/ and tickets https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=4624ab9a7244b1f9719fb4920336628f . Great group rates too! For Group Ticket info, please call (617) 524-4381 or email urbannutcrackerinfo@gmail.com 



Free Elph Safety Identification Band

Free Elph Safety Identification Band- Limited quantity, don't miss out!

http://shop.elphband.com
Use code: Speaks

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Special Skates

Special Skates is a skating program for children with special needs. It takes place at the Burbank Ice Arena on Saturday afternoons from 12:00 Noon - 12:50 PM. Skaters are supported on the ice by "buddies" to provide a safe and fun experience. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Skaters must bring and wear their own helmets and skates. Skates may be rented at the arena for free! The fee for the program to cover ice time is $100 for Reading residents and $110 for non-residents.

If you are interested in being a buddy, please complete the form below (Buddy Registration Form) and email it to nsscjs@nsskating.org.

For questions, please contact the North Shore Skating Club at (781) 944-5874 or email nsscjc@nsskating.org.


Location:
The Burbank Ice Arena is located at 51 Symonds Way in Reading.



Create Your Own Autism Awareness Contest

Create Your Own Autism Awareness Contest

For more information:
http://bit.ly/1EjdgmB



Hoffman Energy

We are pleased to announce the Autism Speaks/Hoffman Energy National Accounts Program.
• Free Basic Service Plan*
• 3 Heating oil pricing options
• $25 account credit*
• Discounted Air Conditioning Service Plan*
• Discounted Natural Gas Service Plan
• $25 donation will be given to Autism Speaks for any new automatic delivery account!

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Mentoring Connections

Connections to Independence
Mentoring Connections
Achieving independence one goal at a time

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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.



Connections to Independence

Core Program, 1:1 Mentoring, and Hangout Fridays

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Magic for Autism

Magic for Autism

Big Apple Circus

4th Annual Zumba for Autism Event at Melmark New England

4th Annual Zumba for Autism Event at Melmark New England

Silverball Winter Gala

WRIGHTSLAW: Special Education Law & Advocacy Training Program

Sensory Friendly Day at the Connecticut Science Center

MDE Open House and Resource Fair

Menchie's DineOut

The Light Princess Sensory-Friendly Performance

Rock On! for Autism

SENSORY-FRIENDLY URBAN NUTCRACKER

Free Elph Safety Identification Band

Special Skates

Create Your Own Autism Awareness Contest

Hoffman Energy

Mentoring Connections

My Solar Home

Connections to Independence