Archive for October, 2008

ASA-GPC & ROK Support Meeting — 10/28

Monday, October 27th, 2008

ASA-GPC & ROK Support Meeting
Tuesday, October 28th at Coco’s from 6:30-8:30 pm

6:30 – 7:00 pm
Cynthia Macluskie will speak about mitochondrial disease and how it relates to autism. This will be an excellent way to prepare for Dr. Cohen’s grand rounds presentation in Feburary 2009.

7:00 – 8:00 pm
Join Amy Kenzer, PhD, BCBA, from the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. (CARD) who will be showing what a good ABA program should look like and contain so that our members know what they should be striving for with their home programs.

8:00 – 8:30 pm
Details on how to manage DDD in this time of budget cuts.

More details at:

DDD Meeting with Autism Families — 11/7

Monday, October 27th, 2008

DDD Meeting with Autism Families
Friday, November 7, 2008 from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Since a number of families have contacted us about concerns regarding their service authorizations through the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD), we have arranged a special meeting with the Assistant Director of DDD, Barbara Brent, and the Deputy Assistant Director, Al Nieto. The purpose of the meeting is for these DDD staff to hear your concerns, and be able to respond to them.

When: Friday, Nov 7, 9:30-noon
Where: 1717 W. Jefferson, Phoenix.
(1st Floor, Director’s Conference Room 110)

Parking is available next to 1717 W Jefferson as well as in the parking garage immediately next door at 1789 W. Jefferson. Park in any space that is not marked “reserved”.

If you have concerns but are unable to attend, please email your concerns to

AMC & ASA Sensory Friendly Films — 11/8

Monday, October 27th, 2008

AMC & ASA – Sensory Friendly Films Presents: Madagascar2
Saturday, November 8th, 10 a.m.
Admission: $5

With Sensory Friendly Films, the movie auditoriums will have their lights brought up and the sound turned down. Additionally, audience members are welcome to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing. We’ll see you at the show! More details are at:

Arizona Walk Now for Autism — 11/2

Monday, October 27th, 2008

SARRC is teaming up with Autism Speaks to host the third annual autism awareness and fundraising walk at Tempe Beach Park on November 2, 2008. The family-friendly event includes a variety of childrenÂ’s activities, live music and entertainment, arts & crafts, and a resource fair. Registration opens at 8 a.m. and the 5k walk (about three miles) begins at 9 a.m. Last year, nearly 8,000 people walked raising more than $615,000 to help fund important autism research and programs at SARRC and Autism Speaks. We hope to surpass that amount this year and we need your help to do it. To volunteer for the 2008 walk committee, become a team sponsor or form a walk team of your own, please contact Rachel Southard of SARRC at (602) 340-8717 or Visit for more information.

Date: Sunday, November 2
Time: 8 a.m. to noon
Place: Tempe Beach Park, 54 W Rio Salado Pky, Tempe