Archive for March, 2007

Habilitators Training courtesy of GALA, 4/21-4/22

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

GALA Human Service Cooperative will be hosting another Paid Training class for Arizona Habilitators of children with Autism on April 21 & 22 (Saturday/Sunday) , from 10 am to 3 pm each day. Feel free to forward this to ANY family or habilitator who might be interested! It is not necessary to be an employee of GALA HSC to participate.

For details call the office at: 480-820-2924

SARRC Workshop – Rythm ‘N’ Song, 4/12-5/3

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

Rhythm ’N’ Song — Creating a Shared Social Experience Through Song Facilitated by SARRC’s music therapist, Rhythm ‘N’ Song is designed to provide young adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), ages 15-21, with a supportive social environment for forming friendships, developing interpersonal skills and building self-esteem. Typical peers participating in the Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout program will serve as mentors through group interaction and peer modeling.
-Dates: Thursdays, April 12-May 3, 2007
-Time: 6:30–8:00 p.m.
-Where: Corona Del Sol LDS Seminary Building
1111 E. Knox Road, Tempe, AZ 85284
-Cost: $60
-Details: click here
-Register: Contact Holly Sokol of SARRC at (602) 218-8179 or

ASA-Phoenix meeting, 3/20

Sunday, March 18th, 2007

– 6:30 Informal Support Group meeting and discussion, with light refreshments
– 6:30 Breakout Session for new parents: “Overview of Biomedical Treatments” by James B. Adams, Ph.D., Professor and Director of ASU Autism/Asperger’s Research Program, and president of ASA – Greater Phoenix Chapter
– 7:30 Main Presentation: “Sensory Integration for Children and Adults with Autisms,” by Susan Golubock, M.Ed, OTRL. Susan is an adult on the spectrum with sensory challenges, and she discusses both her personal experiences and those of the many children and adults she has worked with.:
– Location:
ACCEL School, 10251 North 35th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85051
(see map at
– FREE CHILDCARE: We are happy to provide 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 if you are bringing your children.

DAN Conference Alexandria, Virginia, 4/20-4/22

Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

DAN!® is known throughout the world as the premier conference (for both parents and clinicians) to come and learn the safest and most effective biomedical interventions for successfully treating autism.
The Schedule at a Glance
* Thursday, April 19, 2007 – Evening Workshops
* Friday, April 20, 2007 – General Session
* Saturday, April 21, 2007 – Parent Session or
* Saturday, April 21, 2007 – Science Session
* Sunday, April 22, 2007 – General Session
* Monday, April 23, 2007 – Clinician Intensive Training
More details available from:

AUTISM ONE 2007 CONFERENCE, Chicago, Illinois – 5/25-5/27

Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

MAY 25-27 at the AUTISM ONE 2007 CONFERENCE, Chicago, Illinois
Autism One 2007 Conference Workshop/Roundtable Discussion Groups The interaction of parents and professionals in the autism community is a glorious thing, with ideas flowing in each direction with mutual respect and the opportunity for advances. And the interaction of parents plus parents, sharing success stories and not-so-success stories. what worked & what didn’t – that’s one of the community’s greatest tools for the children’s success in healing. We welcome you again this year to share ideas in a forum that embraces all thoughts.
Track 1: Biomedical Treatments
Track 2: Behavior / Education / Communication Therapies
Track 3: Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Track 4: Adolescence and Adulthood
Track 5: Government / Legal / Personal Issues
And 2 additional specialized workshops:
Recovered children & Illinois Roundtable.

Northern Arizona Conference on Autism Spectrum Disorders – 5/5

Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

Online registration now available for the Northern Arizona Conference on Autism Spectrum Disorders! Space is limited to the first 250!
Sponsored by:
The Northern Arizona Autism Society of America (NAzASA)
Institute on Human Development (IHD), Northern Arizona University
Northern Arizona Regional Behavioral Health Authority (NARBHA)
Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services (ADE/ESS)
Flagstaff Community Partnership (FCP)
Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center (SARRC)
Conference fee: $60.00 individual; $50 parents and students; $200 for groups of 4+.
Scholarships available: please see website for scholarship information
Date of conference (one day only): May 5, 2007
Time: 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Location: du Bois Center at Northern Arizona University; Flagstaff, AZ
For information and to register:

Tips for Teaching Toddler & Preschool Kids with Autism-3/17,4/21,5/12

Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

This workshop is for teachers, administrators, therapists and others working with children with autism 5 years old or younger in a preschool or toddler program. This workshop will provide participants with useable techniques & strategies to support young children on autism. Included in this training will be an overview of characteristics of ASD, a toolbox of ideas how to support appropriate behavior and a framework for creating a classroom setting that incorporates instructional strategies.
Location: SARRC, 300 N 18th street Phoenix, AZ 85006
When: Select one Saturday i.e. 3/17/07, 4/21/07 or 5/12/07
Time: 9am-12pm
Cost: No Fee
Instructors: Qualified & experienced staff from SARRC