Archive for the ‘2008-03(March)’ Category

Special Day for Special Kids – 3/29

Friday, March 28th, 2008

Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Venue: McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park
(southwest corner of Indian Bend & Scottsdale roads)

FREE train rides, carnival activities, carousel rides, games, activity booths, clowns ,face painting, petting zoo, plus lots of food and ice cream…all for FREE!

Register on day of event.

Questions? Contact Dan McAuliffe 480-948-9400 or Al Chavez (En Espanol) 480-314-4729.

Sponsored by Scottsdale Sunrise Rotary Club, Phoenix, El Puente Rotary, Raising Special Kids & Scottsdale Unified School District Service Learning Classes.

ROK meeting (aka Coco’s Meeting) – 3/25

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

If you would like to stop paying out of pocket, please come join us this Tuesday evening for an informative discussion about insurance coverage for any and all autism treatments (as long as they help your child). This includes therapies such as SIRRI, HBOT, Neuro Feedback AND biomedical treatments such as DAN! and homeopathy.Yes, you can get your questions answered about Steven’s Law (private insurance coverage for ABA, ST and OT), but this discussion will go beyond Steven’s Law for those of you who have Medicaid coverage for your children. If you have been denied Medicaid for your ASD child, you might consider (again) fighting that decision after hearing this presentation.

Please join board members of the ASA & ROK (an ASA affiliate) for this important discussion:

Tuesday, March 25 at 6:30 pm at Coco’s Restaurant (banquet room);
located in the parking lot of the Paradise Valley Mall

Hope to see you all there, Susan & Cynthia

Growing Up with Asperger’s Syndrome: A Lifetime of Restless Isolation Explained – 3/28

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

Join Tim Page, Pulitzer Prize-winning classical music critic for The Washington Post and an adult with Asperger’s syndrome, for a roundtable discussion about how Asperger’s shaped his life. Page has worked as the chief music critic and culture writer for The Washington Post since 1995. Page also has written several books, including the forthcoming Parallel Play, a memoir of living with Asperger’s syndrome, and is currently a visiting professor of journalism at University of California, Annenberg.

Where: SARRC, 300 N. 18th Street, Phoenix

When: Friday, March 28 Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $20/person, $10 for students or grandparents

To register, please contact Kate Jones of SARRC at (602) 218-8173 or

Yoga for Kids – 3/1, 3/15, 3/29

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

Children who are on the Autism Spectrum are invited to do yoga with Anna Blocher-Rubin.

The event will be taking place at Essential Balance Holistic Clinic (formally known as JahGee Yoga Studio). It will be on March 1st, 15th and 29th. All students are to be accompanied by an adult. There will be 10 spaces for each class, please call 480-804-1111 to RSVP your space. The class will cost $15 per student, and parents will not be charged for assisting their child.

Essential Balance Holistic Clinic
1801 S Jentilly Lane
Jen Tilly Square, Suite B-8
Tempe, Az 85281

Class times:
Ages 5-10: 2-3pm
Ages 11-17: 3:30-4:30pm
Cost: $15.00 Per Student
Call to RSVP: 480-804-1111

Understanding and Supporting Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the School Setting — 2/23, 3/15, 4/26, 5/10, 6/7

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

This workshop is designed for professionals working with children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) in a preschool or toddler program. The training will also include an overview of ASD characteristics, motivational strategies to support appropriate behavior, and a framework for incorporating instructional strategies into the classroom. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance for six hours of professional development.
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Place: SARRC
Cost: No Fee
To register, please contact Karen Schultz at (602) 218-8220.
Note: February training will be held at Northern Arizona University, Student Union, Havasupai Room, from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.