Archive for the ‘2007-06(June)’ Category

Coco’s Meeting Tuesday, 6/26

Sunday, June 24th, 2007

The speaker this month is the owner of the Center for Natural Therapy and he is a Diplomate certified CranioSacral Therapist (from the Upledger Institute) and Certified Lymphedema Therapist. His name is John Ossipinsky. He will show us all a 2 minute routine to drain the lymph system for our kiddos and why it is important. He also has a child on the spectrum. Noah has seen some really great things with CST and lymphatic drainage. Below I have listed things he will be covering in the presentation. Meeting is this Tuesday, June 26th at 6:30 pm at Coco ’s by Cactus and Tatum.

He will be discussing “Acidity, The Lymph System and Brain Function.” Some topics he will be discussing are:
1- The Lymph System – A sewage treatment plant for the body and brain.
2- Acid-Alkaline Balance – The importance of balancing the body.
3- How an internal acidic body can affect the lymph system and the brain.
4- Missed lymph brain connections – How new research shows 48% of Cerebrospinal fluid is absorbed by the lymph system.
5- How this relates to Autism and how to use it to detox your child.
6- Learn a 2-minute routine to drain the lymph system.

CoCo’s Meeting Additional Speaker — Dr. Doris Rapp will be attending the Coco’s meeting and will be speaking for 15 minutes at the beginning of the meeting to introduce her study and discuss who is eligible. All interested in learning about her study or possibly becoming a participant should attend the meeting. The meeting is at Coco’s in Paradise Valley located on Cactus near Tatum. We meet in the back room. All are welcome to attend.

Gateway Academy Social Skills Summer program, 6/25-8/3

Monday, June 18th, 2007

Gateway Academy……..seeking balance

June 25th—August 3rd 9am—3pm Monday thru Friday Grades K-12 5 to 1 Student/Teacher Ratio

Performing Arts Digital Photography Cooking CSI/Social Skills Enroll today! See Summer Application!

14255 N. 76th Place, Ste. A-1, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-998-1071 Phone; 480-998-1046 Fax

Forever Healthy Diet Study – Saturday, 6/30

Monday, June 18th, 2007


Cultured coconut kefir, a highly nutritious but unusual drink is just one of the many food and drink samples that will be offered at the DIET STUDY KICK-OFF SEMINAR by the presenters, Martha M. Grout, MD, MD(H), of The Crossroads Clinic and Wende Bartolomeo, author of The Forever Healthy Diet, Saturday, June 30, 11:00am.

The water from young coconuts is mineral rich and bursting with enzymes that can be a cleansing tonic for autistic kids. By culturing or fermenting the coconut water, you are getting a very potent, probiotic potion. This Cultured Coconut Kefir drink becomes an important juice replacement or additive for children on The Forever Healthy Diet.

Millet, bone broth, and tree tops & trunks will be among the other unusual foods participants can sample. All of the foods on The Forever Healthy Diet are specially selected to assist autistic children in improving their cognition, behavior, and focus.

Advance registration is required for the FREE seminar and selected families will become part of a one-week diet study conducted by Martha M. Grout, MD, MD(H), of The Crossroads Clinic and Wende Bartolomeo, author of The Forever Healthy Dietä. The Diet Study Seminar is designed to be a kick off , training and information session for diet study participants.

Participants must be willing to visit The Crossroads Clinic for pre and post screening and videotaping, purchase their own food, follow the dietary parameters outlined in the book, The Forever Healthy Diet, complete a before/ after questionnaire, keep daily food logs, and are requested not to participate in any other major therapies such as chelation or hyperbaric oxygen treatment during the term of the diet study.

In return, participants will receive educational training on the diet, continuous guidance and support throughout the duration of the study and a free copy of the book, The Forever Healthy Diet.

Space is limited and ADVANCE REGISTRATION is required. Information is also available at Call 480.240.2600 for more information or to register today.

ASA-Phoenix meeting on Tuesday, 6/19

Sunday, June 17th, 2007

– 6:30 Informal Support Group meeting and discussion, with light refreshments
– 6:30 Breakout Session for new parents: “What DDD services are available and how to get them.” Presented by Tracy Stewart, Director of Affinity Family Care
– 7:30 Main Presentation: Cindy Schneider, M.D. & James Adams, Ph.D. “DAN! Update & Biomedical Q & A”

ACCEL School (look for the LATCH sign): 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.

Everyone is welcome!

Young Adult series of workshops – 5/7,5/21,6/4,6/18,9/10,9/24,10/8,10/22,11/5, 11/19,12/3,12/17

Friday, April 13th, 2007

Making Sense of Autism at Baio Enterprises, Inc.
What Every Autistic/Asperger Young Adult (and those supporting them)
Needs To Know

Join: Marti Baio, M.A., CCC-SLP A Speech Pathologist specializing in Autism/Asperger’s syndrome and Sue Golubock, M.Ed., OTR/L An Aspie Occupational Therapist specializing in Sensory Integration and Assistive Technology in a series of in-services designed for young adults (17-24), and those who are supporting them, as they transition into the world of work, higher education, independence and relationships. Each topic includes four 90-minute evening sessions that address communication and sensory processing issues as well as effective accommodations and strategies that can help! (exact time to be determined by participants)

$160 if only the young adult attends $240 for both the young adult and the support person [Note: Young adults and support persons will meet in separate rooms but receive the same information as each is expected to have different questions]. Register NOW… Space is limited to 8 young adults and 8 support persons 

From a Sensory Processing, Functional Occupation, Assistive Tech, Social Play, Pragmatic Communication and Autistic/Asperger perspective… To Help The Autistic/Asperger Young Adult to Learn What “Everyone Else” Seems to Know and They Don’t (But Should). To Help Those Providing Support to The Young Adult to Understand What Every Autistic/Asperger Person Knows but They Don’t (But Needs to) 

May 7 & 21, June 4 & 18 What It Means To Be Autistic/Asperger’s Differences in Processing Information: What One Doesn’t Understand Can Hurt Emotions and Reactions: Experiencing Life to the Extreme The Need to Be in Control: The Importance of Self-Advocacy Alone vs. Lonely: The Need for One Doesn’t Have to Lead to the Other
September 10, 24 October 8, 22 Developing and Maintaining Relationships Small Talk: Why Everyone Hates It but Knows Why It is Important Reading non-verbal communication: Focusing on Intent not Words Finding and Maintaining Friends: How Many and What Kinds of Friends Does One Need The Steps in a Relationship: How to Pace It and Recognize the Signs of Change
November 5, 19, December 3, 17 Higher Education and Work: Getting and Staying Where You Want To Be Using Special Interests, Sensory Processing, & Communication Strengths to Pick a Career What to Disclose and When: Getting Through The Interview/Admission Process What Are “Reasonable Accommodations”?: How and When to Self-Advocate Dealing with the Social Games People Play: When to Join In and When to Stay Out
January- February (dates to be determined) Living Independently and With Others The Social Rules That Everyone Knows but Won’t/Can’t Tell You Living Alone vs. With a Roommate, Partner or Spouse: What to Look For (& Look Out For) Dealing With The Challenges That Will Confront You Every Day: Balance & Compromise Getting Support for What You Can’t Handle in Exchange for What You Can Handle
March – April (dates to be determined) Getting Organized and Handling Finances Getting and Staying Organized: Using Environmental Triggers Credit vs. Cash: Alternatives and Support That Can Help What Happens When Life Crashes?: Backup Plans & Support Pacing Oneself and Saying “No” to Stay Functional 

Susan Golubock, M.Ed., OTR/L was diagnosed with Asperger’s in her 50’s. After graduating from Western Michigan University, Susan worked over 33 years as an occupational therapist, primarily in school-based practice. Her area of specialization is sensory integration. Marti Baio, M.A., CCC-SLP has practiced in the field of speech pathology since 1979. Working with children with special and severe needs has always been her specialty. Marti received a Bachelor of Arts degree at Oregon State University and a Master of Sciences degree at California State University, Fullerton. Marti had been trained in the use of floor time techniques by Dr. Stanley Greenspan and Relational Development Integration (RDI) by Dr. Steven Gutstein.

For more information, check out
Location: 1745 S. Alma School Road, Suite #145 (Alma School S. of Rte 60, SE corner of Isabella), Mesa, AZ 85225
Sign Up Today! Space is limited! Make Checks out to Making Sense of Autism (Sorry, no refunds for missed meetings)
Contact: or or call (480) 695-3853 [Sue] or (602) 214-6564 [Marti] for more information and to register 

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Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

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