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Monthly Support Meetings at Coco’s at PV Mall — Tues., 6/22

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Monthly Support Meetings

4th Tuesday of each month – Coco’s at PV Mall

Don’t miss our monthly meeting:
Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 – 6:30-8:30pm

Speakers: Barbara Powers, Dr. Rich Jones, & Dr. Geiger

Find out about the 3 Sensory Perception Systems and how they relate to behavior and academic failure or success.

1. Meet Barbara Powers,M. Ed. is a consultant and tutor to those with academic and behavior issues. She is a reading specialist who has been trained in Brain Gym, and is RMT certified. Barbara will present an overview of the role sensory perceptions play and how to find interventions and techniques that will help your child increase his/her potential. If you think your child should be accomplishing more, then this is the meeting to attend and meet the following speakers.

2. Jump start the sensory motor systems – Dr. Rich Jones, D.C. and wife, Arlis Jones explain how their non-invasive therapy removes the interference in various body systems. This relieves stress and wakes up sensory neurons and much more. Their amazing techniques quickly bring needed results.

3. There is a specialized eye doctor in Arizona who is covered by AHCCS – Dr. Manisha Geiger with Nationwide Insurance is trained as a vision and behavioral optometrist. If you have other insurance, you can learn about the select few doctors in the Valley who are trained to recognize vision problems that result in learning and behavior issues. Dr. Geiger will speak on the advantages of Vision Therapy for children with Autism and how it increases their ability to read by increasing sensory perceptual systems.
If you are looking for a solution rather than a label, attend this meeting to meet personally and find out about the doctors, therapists, and consultants who can assist you in your journey to helping your child with hands-on-therapy and movement exercises!
Learn why an eye exam that shows your child has 20/20 vision does not address the sensory perceptual problems that can be addressed with appropriate therapies.

ASA-GPC & ROK Support Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at Coco’s at Paradise Valley Mall. More information. ..



Tuesday, June 15th, 2010


Come enjoy a Parent’s Day at the Ritz
sponsored by

AZ Act Today
and Autism Society of Greater Phoenix:

WHO: All who are interested in a fun, event-filled day

WHAT: Book signing, movie screenings & special engagement with Dr. Andrew Wakefield
WHEN: Saturday, June 26th 10am-10pm (Come & go or stay the whole time!)
WHERE: The Ritz-Carlton in Phoenix 2401 East Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85016
FREE Valet Parking
Cash Bar

Come one and all to this once in a lifetime event to hear from Andrew Wakefield himself and get your copy of his new book: Callous Disregard signed in person! (Copies of the book will be available at the event.)

To register for this event, go to:

Check out this exciting day:
10am – “Autism, Made in America” movie
11:30am – Vaccine choice- do we have it?
12-1pm – Lunch on your own
1-3pm – “Hear the Silence” Dr. Wakefield movie
3-5pm – Dr. Andrew Wakefield book signing
5-7pm – Dinner on your own
7pm- Opening Remarks
7:15pm – Autism Society of Greater Phoenix Documentary: “Children Suffering in Silence”
8pm – Dr. Andrew Wakefield Speaks

Tickets: Only $20 per person or $35 per couple

Sensory Friendly Films — 5/22, 6/26, 7/10 & 8/7

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

May 22nd, 10am – Shrek 4
June 26th, 10am – Toy Story 3
July 10th, 10am – The Capable Me
August 7th, 10am – Cats and Dogs 2

AMC Entertainment (AMC) and the Autism Society have teamed up to bring families affected by autism and other disabilities a special opportunity to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment on a monthly basis with the “Sensory Friendly Films” program.

Arizona Locations:

AMC Mesa Grand 24
1645 S. Stapley Dr., Mesa, Ariz. 85204

AMC Deer Valley 30
3033 W. Agua Fria Fwy., Phoenix, Ariz. 85027

Foothills 15
7401 La Cholla Blvd. Ste. 144, Tucson, AZ 85741