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Autism Sails Cruise

You are cordially invited to come aboard the beautiful Brilliance of the Seas for a 4-night Western Caribbean Cruise sailing from Tampa, round-trip on February 18 –22, 2016 .

CruiseOne -Thuman and Associates and Royal Caribbean Cruise Line have teamed up with Autism Speaks - Georgia for this fundraising cruise for adults and families living with special needs including, but not limited to Autism and Developmental Disabilities. For every cabin that sails, CruiseOne – Thuman & Associates will make a donation supporting this great cause!

Royal Caribbean's Brilliance of the Seas, not only offers a wide range of great vacation activities such as Rock Climbing Wall, a Casino, four pools, a gorgeous spa and so much more!

Royal Caribbean offers an autism friendly initiative for families living with autism and other developmental disabilities. This includes sensory friendly films and toys, dietary menu options, and overall autism friendly training for Adventure Ocean staff and more.

Royal Caribbean offers a wide range of autism friendly products and services, and they include:

  • Special dietary accomodations including gluten-free and dairy-free
  • Adventure Ocean flexible grouping ability for children 3 to 11 years old
  • Adventure Ocean toilet-trained policy exception
  • Pagers/phones for children in the Adventure Ocean program while signed into our care
  • Priority check-in, boarding and departure

So grab your friends, round-up your family and celebrate life on this special cruise, while supporting a great cause!

http://lthuman.cruiseone.com/travel/groups#/7389545

 



Summer Transition Program

CUNY would like to invite both incoming and current college students on the spectrum (from CUNY and elsewhere) to enroll in their second summer transition program this fall between August 3d and August 14th. They conducted their first summer transition program last summer. Christina Shane-Simpson will be presenting a talk about that first program at the International Meeting for Autism Research this year. If other campuses would like to collaborate in developing the upcoming summer transition program, they would love that.

 



Discovery Squad Tours

The American Museum of Natural History is proud to introduce The Discovery Squad, a unique tour program designed for families affected by autism spectrum disorders. The program was developed in collaboration with the Seaver Autism Center at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

 

On selected Saturday mornings, children on the autism spectrum ages 5–14, accompanied by an adult, can attend a 40-minute tour lead by specially trained Museum tour guides, then spend some time exploring the Discovery Room before the Museum opens to the public. Families are invited to stay after the tour and enjoy the Museum when it opens to the public at 10 am.

 

Children ages 5–8 will discover the dioramas in the Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals, which offers a snapshot of the plants and animals native to North America. They will then plunge into the ocean to explore the dioramas in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life.

Children ages 9–14 will join our guides on a paleontological adventure through the Koch

Dinosaur Wing.

 

Open to: 5–14 year-olds with autism spectrum disorders (Each child must be accompanied by an adult.)

Cost: $15 for adults and $10 for children (Member’s $13 for adults and $8 for children)

Time: 9-10 am

Discovery Squad Dates:

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Saturday, March 5, 2016

 

Space is limited and advance registration is required.

Walk-ins will not be accepted. Programs may be subject to change.

To register for a Discovery Squad tour, please call Central Reservations at

212-769-5200, Monday-Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.

For additional information, please call 212-313-7565 or email accessibility@amnh.org.



Autism Awareness Weekend at Storyland

Autism Awareness Weekend at Storyland

View the flyer for more information

June 27th & June 28th
Discounted tickets: $20.00 each

http://events.autismspeaks.org/StoryLand2015



Autism Awareness Weekend at Storyland

Autism Awareness Weekend at Storyland

View the flyer for more information

June 27th & June 28th
Discounted tickets: $20.00 each

http://events.autismspeaks.org/StoryLand2015



Autism Awareness Weekend at Storyland

Autism Awareness Weekend at Storyland

View the flyer for more information

June 27th & June 28th
Discounted tickets: $20.00 each

http://events.autismspeaks.org/StoryLand2015



KSU Academy for Inclusive Learning


On Point for Autism

Join the Groton Sportman's Club for a fun day of archery.

*30 target course suits all abilities

*exhibition shots by professional archers

* novelty shots for prizes

*raffle prizes

*great food

All proceeds to benefit Autism Speaks

Contact Pete Trahan (860-235-1082) to volunteer or donate

Event to take place at The Groton Sportman's Club North Stonington/Voluntown property

237 Tom Wheeler Rd, North Stonington, CT06359

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Westchester/Fairfield Walk Now for Autism Speaks

For more information and to register online, visit www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/westchesterfairfield
 
Contact our office at 646-385-8523 or westchesterfairfield@autismspeaks.org  if you have any questions.



Running With Your Whole Heart LOVE 5K

Saturday, May 23, 2015
WHERE: Short Beach(1 Dorne Drive - Stratford, CT)
REGISTRATION: 8:30 a.m. / RACE STARTS 10:00 a.m.
REGISTRATION FEES
$25 ADULTS AND CHILDREN 12 years and older
$15 CHILDREN up to 11 years old
REFRESHMENTS: Water will be available for all participants.
AWARDS: 1st place finishers in all standard 10 yr age groups.
PROCEEDS BENEFIT: 2016 Ladies of Virtue Conference
OUTREACH: 10% of the proceeds will be donated to AUTISM SPEAKS

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Joe's Crab Shack NYC Fundraiser 2015

Bring this flyer and your appetite to any Joe's Crab Shack location in Harlem, the Bronx or Elmhurst on Thursday May 7th and Thursday May 21st and a portion of your bill will be donated to Autism Speaks!


 

 



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/



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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Autism Roundtable

Autism Roundtable
Tips for self-advocates & Parents navigating the system

Tuesday, May 12th
6:00pm-7:00pm

Rockland Public Library
80 Union Street
Rockland, ME 04841

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ReelAbilities

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The Stamford J presents a special screening in partnership with
ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival
A WHOLE LOTT MORE
May 11 • 6:30 p.m.
The State Cinema
990 Hope Street
Stamford, CT 06907
Victor Buhler / USA / English / 83 min
More than 1200 workers with developmental disabilities work at Lott Industries, a car manufacturing company in Toledo, Ohio. But, as the auto industry declines in neighboring Detroit, Lott has been threatened with closure – and has only twelve months to reinvent and, hopefully, save itself. A Whole Lott More tracks this critical year from the perspectives of three unique and unforgettable people - Wanda, TJ and Kevin. In its portrayal of Lott’s potential demise, the film explores the narrow range of employment available to people with developmental disabilities, and details the incredible contribution they can make
in the working world when provided with the right support.
6:30 p.m. Meet and greet with representatives from local special needs organizations.
7:00 p.m. Screening
8:30 p.m. Panel discussion. Guests include Luis Velazquez of abilis, Shanon Denson
of Connecticut Business Leadership Network, and a Prospector Theater representative.
Ticket Price: $12 Adult; $6 Student
To register, call the JCC welcome desk at 203.322.7900, or by clicking on the event calendar date at stamfordjcc.org. For more information, contact Dinushka De Silva at 203.487.0946
or ddesilva@stamfordjcc.org.



The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History will host National Train Day for Autism
The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History will host National Train Day for Autism, sponsored in part by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, on Saturday, May 9, 2015, from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

National Train Day for Autism is the only Metro Atlanta train event that that creates a sensory friendly experience for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families

The Museum will have various types of model train layouts, including a Thomas the Train layout and Little Lionel set, for children of different ages and needs to experience. These train sets are made possible by the Lionel Collectors Club of America (LCCA), a national, not-for-profit, volunteer organization.

Other features include a sensory friendly room with puzzles and activities and special showings of the Museum’s Great Locomotive Chase movie. Several fun and educational crafts will also be available for children to enjoy as well as an hourly interactive story-time beginning at 10am. Staff and volunteers from Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, will be present to assist during the event and offer information and local resources for families.

Ticket reservations are available below. Reservations are recommended but are not required.
http://www.southernmuseum.org/2015/02/national-train-day-for-autism-2015/

Additional questions can be directed to the Events Coordinator at 770-427-2117 ext 3058, or events@southernmuseum.org.


Team Faith Hope and Love Golf Outing
Join Team Faith Hope and Love at their golf fundraiser to benefit Autism Speaks!

There will be raffle prizes, contests throughout the day, 50/50, lunch, dinner and of course, golf! The event starts at 1pm at Pelham Bay Golf Course.

Tickets are $165 per person, $650 per foursome, $50 for dinner only. They are also looking for sponsors. To reserve a spot or for additional information, please call Nicole Barone at 718-772-1047 or email at nbarone1979@gmail.com.

Buy your tickets online today at https://www.sadiegolf.com/faithhopelovegolfoutingtobenefitautismspeaks



Autism Awareness Day at Citi Field


Autism Awareness Family Fundraiser

 Autism Awareness Family Fundraiser at Interskate 91

Thursday, April 30th, 6:00-8:00pm

Admission $4, Includes skate rental, skatemates, and PlayQuest

Boston Road
Wilbraham, MA

For more information visit: http://bit.ly/Interskate91AwarenessParty



Dine Out for Autism

Dine Out for Autism
April 30th, 2015

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Each participating restaurant will be donating 10% of their nightly food proceeds to Walk Now for Autism Speaks – Southern New Jersey

Bertucci’s – 515 Route 73 North, Marlton
Charlie Brown’s Steakhouse – 1920 Burlington/Mt. Holly Road, Mount Holly
Charlie Brown’s Steakhouse – 111 North Broad Street, Woodbury
Dolan’s Irish Pub – 630 Route 130 South, Burlington
Femmina Italian Grill – 408 Stokes Road, Medford
Filomena – 13 Crosskeys Road, West Berlin
Legends Tap – 318 High Street, Burlington
Rita’s Water Ice – 1811 Cinnaminson Avenue, Cinnaminson
Rita’s Water Ice – 877 Cooper Landing Road, Cherry Hill
Rita’s Water Ice – 250 West Camden Avenue, Moorestown
Stewarts Drive In – 4524 Route 130, Burlington
Tarantella Ristorante – 128 Route 70, Medford
Tejas Grill – 222 South White Horse Pike, Stratford
Tejas Grill 2 – 622 White Horse Pike, Lindenwold

Questions or comments: Contact us at SouthernNewJersey@autismspeaks.org


Each participating restaurant will be donating 10% of their nightly food proceeds to Walk Now for Autism Speaks – Southern New Jersey

Bertucci’s – 515 Route 73 North, Marlton
Charlie Brown’s Steakhouse – 1920 Burlington/Mt. Holly Road, Mount Holly
Charlie Brown’s Steakhouse – 111 North Broad Street, Woodbury
Dolan’s Irish Pub – 630 Route 130 South, Burlington
Femmina Italian Grill – 408 Stokes Road, Medford
Filomena – 13 Crosskeys Road, West Berlin
Legends Tap – 318 High Street, Burlington
Rita’s Water Ice – 1811 Cinnaminson Avenue, Cinnaminson
Rita’s Water Ice – 877 Cooper Landing Road, Cherry Hill
Rita’s Water Ice – 250 West Camden Avenue, Moorestown
Stewarts Drive In – 4524 Route 130, Burlington
Tarantella Ristorante – 128 Route 70, Medford
Tejas Grill – 222 South White Horse Pike, Stratford
Tejas Grill 2 – 622 White Horse Pike, Lindenwold

Questions or comments: Contact us at SouthernNewJersey@autismspeaks.org



Sparkly Soul Fundraiser 2015

 Get your Sparkly Sky Blue wide headbands and thin headbands during the month of April and 10% of your purchase will be donated to Autism Speaks!  Purchase ANY item off the Sparkly Soul website http://sparklysoul.com/ from April 23rd until April 30th using the code AUTISMSPEAKS and 10% of your purchase will be donated! 

 



Applebee's Autism Speaks Fundraiser
Join us on Tuesday, April 28th at any Applebee's location in Staten Island, NY. Present this flyer and 15% of your bill will be donated to Autism Speaks.



B.F.F Event

B.F.F. EVENT

Hosted by Kean University’s Student Occupational Therapy Association
in honor of Autism Awareness month
Open to families and individuals with Children living with different abilities. Join us for a free breakfast, a special guest speaker, giveaways, fun games and activities for children!

View the flyer for more information



Day at the Fisher Cats

Day at the Fisher Cats
April 26th at 1:35pm

For more information visit: http://bit.ly/DayAtTheFisherCats



Meet and Greet

Meet and Greet on April 26th - Carrie Carriello



Queens/Manhattan Walk Now for Autism Speaks

Join us for the 2015 Queens/Manhattan Walk Now for Autism Speaks at Flushing Meadows Corona Park!

For more information and to register for the Walk, visit www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/queens



Central NJ Bark Now for Autism Speaks

The 5K Dog Walk will take place at 9:00am, check-in opens at 8:30am at the Field 3-9 Pavillion at Mercer County Park. There is a $25 online registration fee, $30 day-of event and all participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt.

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Second Annual Art for Autism Fundraiser
Please join Team Jacob on Saturday, April 25th from 11-4 at their Second Annual Art for Autism Fundraiser at El Fogon (989 Home Street). Admission is $1 and the proceeds from the sale and auction of the art will be donated to Autism Speaks.



Zumbathon

Dance for Autism Speaks at this Zumbathon Fundraiser! On Saturday, April 25th from 12:30 - 2:30pm at PS 69 (144 Keating Place Staten Island) we will spend two hours burning calories and having fun! Tickets are $20 and there will also be raffle prizes. For more information please call Doris Velez at 718-832-3262 or email justd28@aol.com




Dance For Autism

Please join us on
Friday, April 24, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Joseph Bianca Ballroom
13 Beaver Street
New Britain, CT

This year’s theme is Feathers and Fedoras!
So put on your favorite hat, feathers or both and
join us for a night of Food, Prizes and Dancing!


Catered dinner with beer and wine included
Emceed by Renee DiNino and Brian “Munchie” of iHeartMedia
Music Provided by DJ JAY-C
Tickets - $30.00
12 & under - $15.00, 5 & under- Free

All proceeds to go to Autism Speaks™

Contact 860.614.9200 or DanceforAutismCT@gmail.com  for details.

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Public House Autism Awareness Month Fundraiser

Come drink for a good cause!  Grab some drinks after work at Public House (140 East 41st Street) on April 23rd.  A $5 donation at the door will get you discounted drinks and you will support Autism Speaks during Autism Awareness Month! 

See the facebook invitation and RSVP today!


 



Burger Shop Matawan Dine Out

10% of proceeds benefit Autism Speaks

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Autism Speaks U UCONN & TKE 5k!


The 8th Annual UConn 5K Walk/Run

Presented by UConn Autism Speaks U and TKE

Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 12:00 noon

UConn Campus - Fairfield Way, Storrs, CT

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Carbone Training Charity Workout
Carbone Training Systems
11 Cindy Ln Suite 3/4/5, Ocean, New Jersey 07712


Cut-a-Thon to benefit Autism Speaks

Hair Studio 55
55 Old Hwy 22
Clinton, NJ

Call for an appointment 908-323-2954

Women $25
Men $20
Children $15

See the flyer for more information



Zoos Go Blue - Zoo Atlanta

Zoo Atlanta
Zoos Go Blue

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Zoo Atlanta
800 Cherokee Avenue, SE
Atlanta, GA 30315
8:00am Early Entrance

For more information on advance discount ticket purchase.

Enjoy a special day at the Zoo! Visit before the park even opens to get up close and personal with your favorite animals. Zoo Atlanta wants to make your trip to the zoo extra special - enjoy discounted tickets both available via web and day of, a social story to help you through the animal jungle, and special time without the crowds.

 



PS46Q Horizon Heroes Fundraiser


Artistic Design

Artistic Design
7 State Highway 31, Pennington
During the month of April Artistic Design will be selling blue hair extensions ($10) and removable tattoos ($5)
Please call 609-737-0801 for an appointment
Proceeds benefit Walk Now for Autism Speaks - Hunter's Heroes

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Chuck E. Cheese Fundraising Event

 Chuck E. Cheese on 1000 Hylan Drive in Henrietta, NY and 3130 West Ridge Road in Greece, NY will be donating 15% of purchases made to Autism Speaks on April 1st!  You will receive 10 tokens with a food purchase and receive an additional 5 tokens if you wear blue!  Bring your family and friends out to this great event!


 



Classic Cuts & Color Autism Awareness Event
Join us as we support Autism Awareness Month!
Classic Cuts & Color is donating $5 of each haircut
to Autism Speaks during the entire month of April.
Haircut rates: women $50, men $25 & children $20
Call to make an appointment today at 732.842.1133
Classic Cuts & Color
15A Wikoff Place
(Behind Red Bank Foodtown)
Red Bank, NJ
732.842.1133


ACEing Autism

 



7th Annual ReelAbilities: NY Disability Film Festival

ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival is the largest festival in the country dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different disabilities.  The festival will run from March 12th until March 18th.  For more information go to http://newyork.reelabilities.org/



Jamberry Autism Awareness Fundraiser
Heather Ortiz, a Jamberry representative, is generously donating 30% of sales between March 5th and April 30th 2015 to Autism Speaks!

Purchase your Jamberry autism awareness nail wraps here!



Needs Assessment with Incoming and Current Students with ASD
This spring CUNY is conducting needs assessments with incoming and current college students on the autism spectrum so they can guide them in developing their next summer transition program for incoming and current college students on the spectrum. Both incoming and current students with ASD from any CUNY campus can participate in the needs assessment at their home campus and will receive a $20 Amazon gift card for participation.

 



Kicking For Autism



Connections to Independence

Core Program, 1:1 Mentoring, and Hangout Fridays

View the flyer for more info


Autism Sails Cruise

Summer Transition Program

Discovery Squad Tours

Autism Awareness Weekend at Storyland

Autism Awareness Weekend at Storyland

Autism Awareness Weekend at Storyland

KSU Academy for Inclusive Learning

On Point for Autism

Westchester/Fairfield Walk Now for Autism Speaks

Running With Your Whole Heart LOVE 5K

Joe's Crab Shack NYC Fundraiser 2015

Magic for Autism

Magic for Autism

Autism Roundtable

ReelAbilities

The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History will host National Train Day for Autism

Team Faith Hope and Love Golf Outing

Autism Awareness Day at Citi Field

Autism Awareness Family Fundraiser

Dine Out for Autism

Sparkly Soul Fundraiser 2015

Applebee's Autism Speaks Fundraiser

B.F.F Event

Day at the Fisher Cats

Meet and Greet

Queens/Manhattan Walk Now for Autism Speaks

Central NJ Bark Now for Autism Speaks

Second Annual Art for Autism Fundraiser

Zumbathon

Dance For Autism

Public House Autism Awareness Month Fundraiser

Burger Shop Matawan Dine Out

Autism Speaks U UCONN & TKE 5k!

Carbone Training Charity Workout

Cut-a-Thon to benefit Autism Speaks

Zoos Go Blue - Zoo Atlanta

PS46Q Horizon Heroes Fundraiser

Artistic Design

Chuck E. Cheese Fundraising Event

Classic Cuts & Color Autism Awareness Event

ACEing Autism

7th Annual ReelAbilities: NY Disability Film Festival

Jamberry Autism Awareness Fundraiser

Needs Assessment with Incoming and Current Students with ASD

Kicking For Autism

Connections to Independence