Archive for October, 2006


Thursday, October 26th, 2006

SARRC and Cure Autism Now (CAN) have joined forces to bring the Valley’s first autism awareness walk to Tempe Town Lake. Slated for November 19, the event will include a variety of children’s activity and craft stations, live music and entertainment, as well as an autism resource fair. The 5k walker route will begin in the park and continue alongside Tempe Town Lake. Please contact Lyndsey Miholich at (602) 218-8210 or if you would like to volunteer for the event or develop a corporate walk team.
Date: November 19
Time: Registration and Family Fun Festival begins at 8:30 a.m.
Place: Tempe Town Lake, Mill Avenue & Rio Salado Parkway
Details: Click here!

Dr. Dan Davidson of NAU on Positive Behavior Support, 10/29

Friday, October 20th, 2006

The Arizona Association of Providers for People with Disabilities is hosting an ice cream social and a FREE presentation by Dr. Dan Davidson of NAU on Positive Behavior Support.

Date: Sunday Oct 29, 4:30-6:30

Location: Crown Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort
One San Marcos Plaza
Chandler, AZ

Please RSVP to AAPPD at 480 557 8445 (space is limited to 110).

Workshop – Positive Behavior Support and Skill Building for School Age Children and Adults, 12/2

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

Molded from the curriculum taught in SARRC’s Second Gear Program, this workshop teaches strategies to change behavior and teach self management. Topics include visual supports and activity schedules to teach functional skill development, personal hygiene and self-help skills. Parents, habilitators, therapists and teachers are welcome to attend.
Date: Dec. 2
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Place: SARRC 
Cost: $50
Details: Click here!

Workshop – Thinking About You, Thinking About Me, 11/9

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

Michelle Garcia Winner is an internationally recognized speech-language pathologist and specialist for people with social cognitive deficits. During this workshop, participants will develop an awareness of perspective taking skills and how social interactions and understanding can be impacted. Discussion will focus on developing effective teaching strategies to better support individuals with ASD and how interactions are impacted in the home, school and community. Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance for eight hours of professional development following the workshop. Advance registration is required.
Dates: November 9
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m
Cost: $80
Details: Click here!

“Angels for Autism” Golf Tournament Monday, 11/6

Tuesday, October 17th, 2006

I am writing to ask for your support of our “Angels for Autism” Golf Tournament to benefit the Autism Society of America, Greater Phoenix Chapter.
– When: Monday November 6, 2006, 10:00 a.m. registration begins, 11:00 p.m. start
– Where: Arrowhead Country Club at 75th Ave and 101 in Glendale

We could use your support in the following areas:
– If you or anyone you know (family, friends, co-workers, respite or hab. providers, etc) play golf, please join us.
– If you or anyone you know (family, friends, co-workers, respite or hab. providers, etc) have connections for getting donations for our silent auction and/or raffle, that is greatly needed and much appreciated.
– We need a few more volunteers for the day of the event. Bring your spouse, friends, or other family members. I have been coordinating this event for the past 4 years and we have a lot of fun. You will be helping a great cause and get a nice gift bag and a great dinner for your help.
– We had a full field last year, turning away over 20 players due to the popularity and quality of our event. We expect the same this year as well. We will have 3 hole in one cars, a brand new Range Rover, Audi and a Chrysler.
– We will have live entertainment at dinner.
– All of the money raised at this event goes to benefit families here locally in Arizona.

If you are able to help in any of these ways please feel free to contact me at 480-325-2373 home, 602-471-1447 cell or Thanks so much for your time. —-Tyra Barradas

ASA – Greater Phoenix Chapter meeting Tuesday, 10/17

Tuesday, October 17th, 2006

– 6:30 – 7:15 pm General Support Meeting with light snacks and refreshments. Also new parent session II: “What DDD services are available and how to get them.” Presented by Tracy Stewart, Affinity Family Care.
– 7:30 pm Main Presentation: “How ACCEL Educates Children with Autism” by Mindy Malik, Ph.D.,Director of Training and Program Development. ACCEL has over 200 students, and serves more children with autism than any other school in Arizona.

ACCEL School (look for the LATCH sign outside), 10251 North 35th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85051

The general public is invited to attend. There is no admission charge for the meeting. We are happy to provide free childcare for children with autism and their siblings during our Chapter Meetings. Please R.S.V.P. by calling (480) 940-1093 or via email at if you are bringing your children.

2nd annual Zoowalk for Autism – Phoenix Zoo, Saturday 10/21

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

Date: Saturday October 21, 2006.

Schedule: 6:30 am Registration, 7:00 am Run begins, 8:00 am Walk begins, 9:00 am End.

Description: Walkers can stay at the zoo the entire day and have a fun time strolling around the zoo with your family and friends, seeing lions, tigers, giraffes, elephants, monkeys, bears, tortoises, and more! The Zoowalk will cover 1.1 miles on an easy paved path, with some shade and places to stop and view the animals. The Zoo run will cover 2.5 loops inside the zoo.

Location: The Phoenix Zoo is located at 455 N. Galvin Parkway in Papago Park in Phoenix. Free parking is available at the Zoo. Due to large turnout, carpooling is advised if possible. Click here for more details!

Autism Activities/Events!

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

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