Archive for November, 2006

Santa bringing gifts to autistic kids at Phoenix ASA Holiday party, 12/9

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

Santa will be at our Holiday party this year, and will give a small gift to each child who comes.  Please RSVP so we know how many children to expect. Everyone in the autism community is welcome to attend the Holiday Party of the ASA-Greater Phoenix Chapter!

CHILDREN ARE WELCOME THIS YEAR – WE WILL HAVE A BOUNCER AND BACKYARD FOR THEM TO PLAY IN, GIFTS TO OPEN, AND A FEW RESPITE PROVIDERS – please RSVP so we know how many children to expect.

Location:   home of Joanne Markis and John Dyster, 112 E. Myrna Lane in Tempe, 85284.

6:00pm – Potluck Dinner
7:30pm – Gift Exchange

For the dinner, we request the following items:
A-G: main dishes
H-M: vegetables/salads
N-R: appetizers
S-Z: desserts

The chapter will provide non-alcoholic drinks, a Heavenly Ham, plates, utensils, etc.  Please RSVP to Shelly at (480) 940-1093 or at shellyatphxautism@cox.net

For the gift exchange, please bring a gift for a person of your gender, and label it “Woman” or “Man”. Gifts are typically in the range of $8-$12. Chapter members are asked to bring the gifts, but anyone on the spectrum and anyone helping people on the spectrum (teachers, therapists, etc.) does not need to bring one – we will have them for you if you RSVP.

Gifts will be provided for children to open, but they will not be part of the gift exchange.

THE PARTY IS OPEN TO ANYONE IN THE AUTISM COMMUNITY, INCLUDING CHAPTER MEMBERS, FRIENDS,PEOPLE ON THE SPECTRUM, TEACHERS, THERAPISTS, AND ANYONE ELSE HELPING CHILDREN/ADULTS WITH AUTISM.

Phoenix ASA meeting Tuesday 11/21/06

Friday, November 17th, 2006

6:30 – 7:15pm:
Open Discussion/Support Meeting with light snacks/refreshments

Plus a Breakout Session:
“How to Set Up and Run a Successful Home ABA Program” – Presented by Aaron Blocher-Rubin, President of GALA

7:30 pm:
“Special Needs Trusts: Basic Issues and Major Problems to Avoid” – Presented by Bart Stevens, Director of Life Planning Services
Mr. Stevens has helped many families set up Special Needs Trusts, has given many local and national presentations, and has written a leading book for families on how to set up special needs trusts.

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

Meeting is open to everyone – no charge to attend.

Free childcare for children with autism and their siblings during our Chapter Meetings.

Trained respite providers will be provided by The Loden Group. Pre-registration is very important to ensure that there is adequate staffing for the safety of every child. Please R.S.V.P. by calling (480) 940-1093 or via email at info@phxautism.org if you are bringing your child/ren.