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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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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

 



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 Souther 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



Kicking For Autism



 



Holiday Boutique for Autism Speaks

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and enjoy a nice, relaxing night with friends and family. There will be hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, vendors (for a little of your own shopping), music and door prizes!

Admission is $10 and 100% of proceeds benefit Autism Speaks.

For more information contact Jo-Dee Frulio at jfrulio@comcast.net or visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Team-Frulios-Ladies-Night-Out/1480630648893259.

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Paint Nite

Please join us for a very special Paint Nite Holiday Fundraiser to benefit Autism Speaks. There will be Paint Nite T-shirt giveaways and Paint Nite ticket raffles. We will be painting a special Blue puzzle Holiday Drink Painting and sipping delicious blue cocktails. $15 of your ticket sales will be donated to Autism Speaks!

Autism Speaks Holiday Fundraiser(Jerry Remy's Fenway) 12/10/14

Location: 1265 Boylston street, Boston, MA, 02215
Artist: Lauren Perron
Cost: $45.00
Date: Dec 10, 2014
Start Time: 6:30 PM
To buy your ticket: https://www.paintnite.com/pages/events/view/boston/855774



Sip & Shop at J. McLaughlin

Sip & Shop J. McLaughlin
Wednesday, December 10
6:30 to 8:30pm

17 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08540

www.JMcLaughlin.com



Special Sensory-Friendly Performance of A Christmas Carol

Special Sensory-Friendly Performance of A Christmas Carol

Hartford Stage will host a sensory-friendly performance of its annual holiday classic, A Christmas Carol- A Ghost Story of Christmas.

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



Rock the Spectrum

The Cherry Hill School of Rock will be hosting a free music seminar in conjunction with Autism Speaks for the parents of autistic children throughout South Jersey on Sunday, December 7th from 3-6pm. Attendees will have the chance to learn about the positive effects music can have on their child, and how to incorporate music education and therapy techniques into their daily lives. Families may also take the opportunity to explore their child’s musical interest and ability, meet with instructors, and tour the facility. This promises to be a fun and informative event for all. Autism Speaks, now let us show you how it can sing!

If you have any questions or would like to register please email rockingthespectrum@gmail.com



Autism Friendly Performace of Annie

The performance is designed specifically for individuals with autism spectrum disorders, sensory-processing disorders, anxiety or other cognitive or physical disabilities.

At this unique performance, theater lights will remain up, the sound volume will be lowered, and patrons are free to talk and move around. There will be a designated quiet area adjacent to the theater for patrons who need a break, and Theatre at the Mount staff will be trained to be inviting and accommodating to families' needs. The goal of this performance is to provide a "judgment-free," fun experience that is welcoming for all families.

Resource materials, including FAQ's for the sensory-friendly performance, a plot synopsis, and "Social Story" are available on the TAM website at www.mwcc.edu/tam.

Tickets for this special performance may be purchased by calling (978) 630-9388 or visiting www.mwcc.edu/tam All tickets are $10.

For more information, contact Professor Gail Steele at g_steele@mwcc.mass.edu">g_steele@mwcc.mass.edu.

Theatre at the Mount is at 444 Green St., Mount Wachusett Community College, Gardner. 



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.



Sensory Open Play Night at Stay and Play

Celebrate the Holidays!
Sensory Open Play Night at Stay and Play!

December 5th, 6:00pm-7:30pm

For more details: http://bit.ly/1r590zf

 



Monkey Joe's Autism Jump



The Music of Van Morrison

Musicians: Rob Paparozzi, Pat Guadagno, Steven Socrates Delopoulos, John Korba, Steve Reilly, Michael Ghegan, Pam McCoy, Tommy LaBella, Jillian McCoy, Red River Rizzo, Joe Bellia and more.

Go to www.monmouth.edu/arts for further information and to purchase tickets. Or call the Pollak Theatre box office at 732-263-6889.



Caring Claus

Caring Claus
Come visit Santa during a quiet morning before the Santa Set opens and enjoy a smaller line. The mall music will be turned off and the staff, photographers and Santa have all been trained. Parents and caregivers are allowed to use their own camera and/or phone to take photos.

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



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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Marcus Autism Center- Upcoming Workshops



 



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



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

Sensory Friendly Day at the Connecticut Science Center

The Light Princess Sensory-Friendly Performance

Rock On! for Autism

Kicking For Autism

Holiday Boutique for Autism Speaks

Paint Nite

Sip & Shop at J. McLaughlin

Special Sensory-Friendly Performance of A Christmas Carol

Rock the Spectrum

Autism Friendly Performace of Annie

Special Skates

Sensory Open Play Night at Stay and Play

Monkey Joe's Autism Jump

The Music of Van Morrison

Caring Claus

Create Your Own Autism Awareness Contest

Hoffman Energy

Mentoring Connections

My Solar Home

Connections to Independence

Marcus Autism Center- Upcoming Workshops

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