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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!


The 30th Annual Walker Invitational Golf Tournament
The 30th Annual Walker Invitational Golf Tournament

September 12, 2015
Wintonbury Hills Golf Course
Bloomfield, CT
Win a trip to Hawaii with a hole in one!

For more information visit:

Autism Speaks Wildwood 5K

This event is RAIN or SHINE!

The annual Autism Speaks Wildwood 5K Run will take place along the Wildwood Boardwalk beginning at Rio Grande Avenue.

Run Check In Time: 7:00AM Race Start 8:00AM Awards ceremony to immediately follow the run.

Awards will be given to the top three men, women and children (under 13).

Any runner registered prior to July 22nd will receieve a commemorative t-shirt!

All proceeds benefit Autism Speaks and those struggling with Autism.

Register online for only $25 or $30 on Race Day! For more information visit:

Screening of "Circles"
There will be a free and public screening of the Circles film on August 21 at the CDC's Tom Harkin Global Communications Center. The Circles trailer previews a short film using a groundbreaking concept in narrative movie making - using autistic actors to play autistic characters. Eighty percent of the cast and crew are on the autism spectrum. Circles is an authentic look at a moment in time between two best friends, one of whom is being sent to a distant residential school. The film explores the struggle to understand and express the emotions of a friendship being torn apart.To learn about this and additional screenings to be scheduled throughout the area, please visit and sign up for the newsletter.

2015 Yankees Autism Awareness Game

The New York Yankees are pleased to offer Autism Speaks specially priced tickets to the Yankees home game on Saturday, Aug. 8. Simply click on the below link, enter the promo code, and select your seats.

Save up to 50 percent off on select seats in the Field Level, Main Level, Terrace Level and Grandstand Level.

Promo Code: AUTISM

Get your tickets at

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.


Rubber Ducky Regatta for Autism


Saturday July 25th, 2015

Doors Open at 12pm | Ducks in the Water at 1PM

$15 per person includes food, draft beer, and soda
$5 per duck to race

Chinese Auction and 50/50

All proceeds benefit to Autism Speaks

For more information contact Patrice Thomasson at  or call (609) 202 - 7954

Sunset Cruise Around Manhattan
Enjoy food, music and drinks on a 100 foot yacht on Friday, July 17th at 6:30PM. Departs from Chelsea Piers and tickets are $500 each.

All proceeds benefit Autism Speaks and & community based services!

Pizza Fundraiser

Hungry??  Join us at California Pizza Kitchen on Park Avenue South and 30th Street any time, any day between July 15th and July 19th!  Present this flyer when you place your order and 20% will be donated to Autism Speaks!!



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

Magic Brushes Paint Party

$30pp includes art supplies needed to complete a beautiful 16 x 20 acrylic painting

~ All food and drinks are pay as you go ~
~ Gifts Baskets & 50/50 Raffles ~

To Sign-Up Go To:

If you can’t make it to the Paint Party to can also make a donation to
Jason’s Jems by contacting Janine Davies 347.728.2655

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KSU Academy for Inclusive Learning

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

Autism Sails Cruise

The 30th Annual Walker Invitational Golf Tournament

Autism Speaks Wildwood 5K

Screening of "Circles"

2015 Yankees Autism Awareness Game

Summer Transition Program

Rubber Ducky Regatta for Autism

Sunset Cruise Around Manhattan

Pizza Fundraiser

Discovery Squad Tours

Magic Brushes Paint Party

KSU Academy for Inclusive Learning

7th Annual ReelAbilities: NY Disability Film Festival