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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.



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/



Autism Awareness Day at Citi Field


Day at the Fisher Cats

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

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



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



Autism Speaks Awareness Night at the Monarchs

Autism Speaks Awareness Night at the Monarchs

Friday, April 10th at 7pm

Lower level seating- Discounted price

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

For tickets visit: https://manchestermonarchs.formstack.com/forms/autismspeaks



Autism Speaks Awareness Night at the Monarchs

Autism Speaks Awareness Night at the Monarchs

Friday, April 10th at 7pm

Lower level seating- Discounted price

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

For tickets visit: https://manchestermonarchs.formstack.com/forms/autismspeaks



Autism Speaks Awareness Night at the Monarchs

Autism Speaks Awareness Night at the Monarchs

Friday, April 10th at 7pm

Lower level seating- Discounted price

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

For tickets visit: https://manchestermonarchs.formstack.com/forms/autismspeaks



Big Apple Circus

Big Apple Circus
Tuesday, April 7th, 11am and 6pm
Boston Civic Center Plaza

http://www.autismspeaks.org/news/news-item/big-apple-circus-kicks-sensory-friendly-performances

For More Information: http://bit.ly/ASBigAppleCircus

For Tickets: www.bigapplecircus.org



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



ACEing Autism

 



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



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



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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Big Apple Circus Presents Metamorphosis Embraces Autism!

Big Apple Circus Presents Metamorphosis Embraces Autism!
Tuesday, March 10th
11 AM and 6:30 PM shows
ALL tickets 1/2 Price!
use promo code: ASPEAKS15 and 10% of the ticket price will benefit Autism Speaks!
For tickets: www.BigAppleCircus.org

View the flyers for more information: Flyer 1, Flyer 2



2015 NYC Kick Off and 2014 Awards Dinner


Kicking For Autism



Autism Awareness Night at Gateway Counseling Center


WRIGHTSLAW: Special Education Law & Advocacy Training Program

Early Bird Rate (extended through January 19th) - $199
(One Day, 6 Hour Session)

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

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Mike's Seafood Polar Bear Run/Walk for Autism

The Polar Bear Run Walk for Autism is a hallmark event that takes place in one of the most attractive places at the beach in Sea Isle City, New Jersey. Please consider this your personal invitation and greeting to join us every year on the Sunday of Presidents' Day Weekend in conjunction with Polar Bear Weekend Festivities. This year the date for The Polar Bear Run Walk for Autism 5k Run/1 Mile Fun Walk is on February 15, 2015, at 12:00 noon.
Proceeds benefit Autism Speaks, Special Services Schools, Autism Support Groups, and Families of Special Needs Children.

This unique event encourages runners and walkers of all ages to participate with their families, while supporting a worthwhile cause. Please review the event brochure for prize details for both men and women in the various age classifications for the 5k run. The walk is a non-competitive event.

Then join us in the HUGE HEATED tents outside La COSTA MOTEL for Live Music, an Awards Ceremony, Door-Prizes, Magicians and Face Painting for the Kids! All while enjoying a Large Buffet consisting of: Bagels, Donuts, Pastries, Soft Pretzels, Fruit and Drinks.

All Pre-Registered participants will receive a custom t-shirt and are entered into the Door Prize Give-Away.Day of Race Shirts Available while supplies last.

Register online today at http://www.polarbearrunwalkforautism.com/



J McLaughlin Sip & Shop

J McLaughlin Sip and Shop Event benefiting Autism Speaks Georgia

 

February 7, 2014
4:00 - 7:00pm - Refreshments 
Portion of all sales donated to Autism Speaks Georgia!

4300 Paces Ferry Road
Suite 226
Atlanta, GA 30339
770-319-6663

 



Rainforest Adventures - Sensory Friendly

Center for Puppetry Arts presents Rainforest Adventures, a sensory friendly performance. 

Anacondas, howler monkeys, and sloths, oh my! It's a jungle out there in this entertaining and educational peek at the amazing Amazonian rainforest! Experience a day in the life of more than 30 exotic plants and animals in the vital ecosystem.  

Sunday, February 8, 2015 
3:00pm 
Mainstage Theater 

1404 Spring St. NW at 18th 
Atlanta, GA 30309

Ticket information



Batter Up for a Cause


Autism Speaks Night with the New Jersey Devils

Autism Speaks Night with the New Jersey Devils
Devils vs. Panthers
Saturday, January 31st - 7:00 PM
Tickets are ONLY $17.17
Exclusive autism friendly group seating at the game in Devils Party Zone!
Devils drawstring back pack with every ticket purchased!
A portion of the proceeds from each ticket will be donated to Autism Speaks
Visit newjerseydevils.com/autismspeaks to purchase tickets
Use promo code: autismspeaks



Autism Awareness Day at the Capital

Join us for Awareness Day at the Capital on Wednesday, January 28th. Don't forget to wear your red!

11am - 1pm
Room 230
Meet on the 2nd floor stairs at 12:00pm for a group picture

Additional details and updates can be found here

 

 



NOW/COMP Community Forums

NOW/COMP Community Forums: Division of Developmental Disabilities, Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities

 

The division of developmental disabilities is planning a series of six public forums to collect comments and suggestions for the Medicaid Waiver Programs for people with developmental disabilities. Don’t miss this opportunity to make a positive difference in the direction of services for individuals with developmental disabilities in Georgia. We need your input.

 

At this meeting you will:

· Receive the latest information on the NOW/COMP waivers from Catherine Ivy, director of community services for the division of developmental disabilities.

· Participate in a focused discussion with other advocates and record your suggestions for improvements to services within the NOW/COMP waivers.

· Network with other stakeholders who share your experiences and concerns.

· Have the opportunity to positively impact services provided in Georgia.

 

Who should attend: anyone who participates in receiving, providing or managing waiver services in any of these programs:

· New Options Waiver (NOW)

· Comprehensive Supports Waiver Program (COMP)

 

January 26, 2015 – Columbus

Evening session

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

In collaboration with the Georgia Winter Institute and the Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University:

 

Georgia Convention and Trade Center

801 Front Avenue

Columbus, GA 31901

 

RSVPcolumbushcbs@gmail.com

Please indicate if you are family member, self-advocate, or provider.

 

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February 5, 2015 – Cartersville

Afternoon session

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

 

Cartersville Civic Center

435 West Main Street

Cartersville, GA 30120

 

RSVP: cartersvillehcbs@gmail.com

Please indicate if you are family member, self-advocate or provider.

 

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February 10, 2015 – Norcross

Afternoon or Evening session

1 p.m. – 3 p.m. or 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

 

Lucky Shoals Park Recreation Center

4651 Britt Road

Norcross, GA 30093

 

RSVPnorcrosshcbs@gmail.com

Please indicate afternoon or evening session and if you are a family member, self-advocate or provider.

 

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February 17, 2015 – Savannah

Afternoon session

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

 

Coastal Georgia Center/Georgia Southern University

316 Fahm Street

Savannah, GA 31401

 

RSVPsavannahhcbs@gmail.com

Please indicate if you are family member, self-advocate or provider.

 

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February 24, 2015 – Tifton

Afternoon session

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

 

University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center

15 R D C Road

Tifton, GA 31794

 

RSVP: tiftonhcbs@gmail.com

Please indicate if you are family member, self-advocate or provider.

 

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February 28, 2015 – Athens

Morning session
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

In collaboration with the Northeast Georgia Transition Team

 

 

UGA Tate Center

45 Baxter Center

Athens, GA 30602

 

RSVP: athenshcbs@gmail.com

Please indicate if you are family member, self-advocate or provider.

 

 



Wagner College Women's Basketball Autism Awareness Night


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



Connections to Independence

Core Program, 1:1 Mentoring, and Hangout Fridays

View the flyer for more info


KSU Academy for Inclusive Learning

Westchester/Fairfield Walk Now for Autism Speaks

Magic for Autism

Magic for Autism

Autism Awareness Day at Citi Field

Day at the Fisher Cats

Queens/Manhattan Walk Now for Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks Awareness Night at the Monarchs

Autism Speaks Awareness Night at the Monarchs

Autism Speaks Awareness Night at the Monarchs

Big Apple Circus

Big Apple Circus

ACEing Autism

4th Annual Zumba for Autism Event at Melmark New England

4th Annual Zumba for Autism Event at Melmark New England

Silverball Winter Gala

Big Apple Circus Presents Metamorphosis Embraces Autism!

2015 NYC Kick Off and 2014 Awards Dinner

Kicking For Autism

Autism Awareness Night at Gateway Counseling Center

WRIGHTSLAW: Special Education Law & Advocacy Training Program

Mike's Seafood Polar Bear Run/Walk for Autism

J McLaughlin Sip & Shop

Rainforest Adventures - Sensory Friendly

Batter Up for a Cause

Autism Speaks Night with the New Jersey Devils

Autism Awareness Day at the Capital

NOW/COMP Community Forums

Wagner College Women's Basketball Autism Awareness Night

Special Skates

Create Your Own Autism Awareness Contest

Connections to Independence