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Big Apple Circus: The Grand Tour Embraces Autism
Big Apple Circus Embraces Autism
Cunningham Park, Queens
Tuesday, May 24 at 11AM

Big Apple Circus has joined with world-renowned ASD experts to adapt The Grand Tour for
families with members on the spectrum and create a joyful experience for all.

The adapted show includes the same world-class artistry as the full performance
with a shorter running time, adjusted lights and sound, calming centers, pictorial
social narratives, and many especially-trained staff and volunteers
to assure a memorable event for everyone!

Get your tickets here!



First Annual 5K run/Walk for Autism Awareness and Research

First Annual 5K Run/Walk for Autism Awareness and Research
Saturday, April 9
Race Starts 8:00AM
Etra Lake Park
$25 per participant
Online Registration is available at:
https://register.communitypass.net/EastWindsor

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Whole Foods 5% Day
Whole Foods - Princeton, Cherry Hill & Marlton
Tuesday, April 5th
5% of each stores net sales will benefit Autism Speaks NJ Chapter
Princeton - 3495 US Rt. 1 S, Princeton, 8AM - 10PM
Cherry Hill - 1558 North Kings Highway, Cherry Hill, 7AM - 10PM
Marlton - 940 Route 73 North, marlton, 8AM - 10PM



Yoga for ADHD, Autism and Differently-Abled Children


Kean Occupational Therapy Community Cares Clinic

 

Kean Occupational Therapy Community Cares Clinic
Spring 2016 programs for children and adults
Register today!
For more info visit the website otclinic.kean.edu
Call: 908-737-5942
Email: otclinic@kean.edu

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Autism Parent Support Group


Special Day for Specal Kids
Rise and shine then come to the Transit Museum for an early opening in collaboration with Extreme Kids and Crew! Children with disabilities and their families can go to the New York Transit Museum an hour before it opens to the public on Sunday, March 6th. Free admission, fun activities about transit and a quiet room are offered. All ages welcome. Registration required.

Family Fun Day


The Hanen Program for Parents of Children with Special Needs

The Hanen Program for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

More than Wordsis a family-focused program that gives parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and related social difficulties in the 2 to 7 year range, practical tools to help their child communicate. The program’s philosophy is that because parents are the most important people in the child’s life, they are the best people to help their child learn to communicate.

Your child will learn to communicate when he or she:

Pays attention to you

Finds enjoyment in two-way communication

Understands what others say

Interacts with other people

Has structure, repetition, and predictability in his or her life

Dates: The program will be offered on Tuesday mornings for parents and occasional Tuesday afternoons for the parents and their child. Families will be asked to participate in an individual afternoon pre-program consultation with their child on February 2 or February

9. The dates of the program are: 2/23, 3/1, 3/8*, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29*, 4/5, 4/19, 5/3*, and

5/10. All parent sessions (in bold) will meet Tuesday mornings from 10:00 AM-12:30 PM. In these sessions parents will participate in small group instruction with other parents who have children with communication-language delays. The sessions that are marked with an asterisk (*) will be scheduled for you and your child to interact together in the afternoon on selected Tuesdays, for approximately 30 minutes, after his/her regular day program. These sessions will be videotaped so that we may review the activities.

Place: The Diana Rogovin Davidow Speech-Language-Hearing Center

Brooklyn College

2900 Bedford Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11210

For information and registration contact

Dr. Susan Longtin slongtin@brooklyn.cuny.edu

Telephone: (718) 951-5186

Brooklyn College of The City University of New York

2900 Bedford Avenue 4400 Boylan Hall Brooklyn, New York 11210-2889

Telephone (718) 951 – 5186 Fax (718) 951-4363



2016 New York Miss Amazing
The deadline for 2016 New York Miss Amazing is coming soon. This is a FREE event for girls and women with disabilities ages 5-elderly. Build skills in interviewing, public speaking, and presenting yourself in front of others. There is even an optional talent showcase. All participants are paired up with a volunteer that guides them through the event. Perfect for all abilities. The New York event will be held on February 20, 2016 at Peter Norton Symphony Space. Register today at https://missamazingpageant.com/participate/
Email the NY team at: ny@missamazingpageant.com with any questions.


Hidden Dangers

Hidden Dangers
Keeping Children with Autism and other Developmental Disabilities Safe in the Community, School and Home
Saturday, 2/20/2016
10am - 1pm
Mount Carmel Guild Academy
100 Valley Way
West Orange, NJ 07052
Lunch will be provided.
Childcare will be available but you must call to reserve.
www.poac.net to register or call 973-424-7781

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Shema Kolainu - Free Autism Workshop Series
Free Autism Workshop Series offered be Shema Kolainu
A free workshop series for parents, teachers, therapists, and others working with children on the autism spectrum. - See more at: http://www.hear-our-voices.org/newsite/Workshops#sthash.bnQmCer1.dpuf


Create Your Own Autism Awareness Contest
Create Your Own Autism Awareness Contest

Click here for details: http://bit.ly/CAACcontest


Special Saturday's at Rainbows Reach
 

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.



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/


Big Apple Circus: The Grand Tour Embraces Autism

First Annual 5K run/Walk for Autism Awareness and Research

Whole Foods 5% Day

Yoga for ADHD, Autism and Differently-Abled Children

Kean Occupational Therapy Community Cares Clinic

Autism Parent Support Group

Special Day for Specal Kids

Family Fun Day

The Hanen Program for Parents of Children with Special Needs

2016 New York Miss Amazing

Hidden Dangers

Shema Kolainu - Free Autism Workshop Series

Create Your Own Autism Awareness Contest

Special Saturday's at Rainbows Reach

Discovery Squad Tours

7th Annual ReelAbilities: NY Disability Film Festival