Archive for the ‘2011-02(February)’ Category

ThinkAsperger’s: An Overview of Asperger’s Disorder — 2/23

Monday, February 14th, 2011

ThinkAsperger’s: An Overview of Asperger’s Disorder, Early Warning Signs and Intervention

Presenter: Elena L. Pollard, MA

Research Coordinator, Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center

Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, 1-5pm
SARRC Main Campus for Exceptional Children
300 N. 18th Street, Phx, AZ 85006

Asperger’s Disorder (AD) is a lifelong disorder which symptoms can progressively worsen over time without early identification and proper treatment. Many individuals with AD have skills that make the disorder difficult to detect by current screening methods for autism. This hands-on training offers participants the opportunity to practice current intervention strategies for:

* Intervention strategies based on principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
* Social skills
* Conversation skills
* Classroom modifications
* Hidden Curriculum
* Social stories
* Emotion Regulation
* Teaching flexibility
* Vocational and Life skills training
* Gain valuable community resources for ongoing treatment and support

Temple Grandin Lecture at ASU — 3/1

Monday, February 14th, 2011

“What Makes Us Human? Visual Thinking and Different Kinds of Minds”

– a lecture by

Temple Grandin Ph.D., Professor of Animal Science, Colorado State University

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

5:30p.m.(reception at 4:30)

Tickets are available for free online:

Please visit – – to request your tickets. Seating will be limited, and you must have a ticket to enter the lecture hall.

Please plan on arriving early as all ticketed seats will be released at 5:15 pm on March 1st.

Due to the anticipated response there will be two viewing locations: the main auditorium at Galvin Playhouse and a mediated overflow room at the Katzin Concert Hall. Request your tickets early to ensure your seat (limit 4 tickets per individual). Your viewing location (Galvin Playhouse or Katzin Concert Hall) will be reflected on your ticket and will depend upon the order of your request relative to others. All tickets will be first-come-first-serve general admission and bulk requests for tickets will not be available.

Tickets will be delivered by campus or US mail after February 14th.

Should you be unable to attend the lecture and you have already requested a ticket, please notify the IHR (so we may make those tickets available for others.

Autism Society of Greater Phoenix Monthly Meeting — 2/22

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Our monthly support meeting for January will be held on Tuesday, February 22nd at 7pm at Coco’s restaurant at Paradise Valley Mall.

Don’t forget the new format to our meetings:
6-7pm – Come and meet with the Parent Mentors and Kim Yamamoto, an educational advocate (This is for parents with a newly diagnosed child, questions about school, DDD/ALTCS, insurance, etc.) We would love to help you out!

7-8:30pm – Our regular meeting begins with guest speaker and questions with Parent Mentors after.

This month our guest speaker will be Dr. Daniel Openden, Ph.D., BCBA-D Vice President/Clinical Services Director of SARRC. He will be speaking about PRT and the options parents have available using this technique in their home

We invite everyone to come out and learn about PRT and how this technique can help your child.

Jane from Eco-life is also back in town with supplements to purchase/order, so be sure to come and sign up for this great discounted supplement resource!

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


Friday, January 14th, 2011

Don’t miss the next Sensory Friendly Films!

Saturday, February 12th, 2011 – 10 a.m. Admission: $5.25
Film: Gnomeo and juliet

Saturday, March 12th, 2011 – 10 a.m. Admission: $5.25
Film: Mars Needs Moms

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.

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. For tickets for these events, please visit the theatre the day of the show. We’ll see you at the show!

Visit these three valley locations to enjoy this unique film experience:

AMC Arizona Center24
565 N. 3rd St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

AMC Deer Valley 30
3033w. Agua Fria Fwy.
Phoenix, AZ 85027

AMC Mesa Grand 24
1645 St. Stapley Dr.
Mesa, AZ 85204