Archive for the ‘2007-04(April)’ Category

Coco’s Meeting This Tuesday-Garage Sale, 4/24

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

Do you have ABA toys you no longer need? Supplements that you bought and never used? Stuff that you no longer need? Bring it to the meeting. We can chat and trade or sale what we have.

The meeting is this Tuesday at 6:30 in the back room at Coco’s off of Tatum and Cactus.

Cynthia Macluskie

ASA-Phoenix meeting on Tuesday, 4/17

Monday, April 16th, 2007

– 6:30 Informal Support Group meeting and discussion, with light refreshments
– 6:30 Breakout Session for new parents: “ABA basics… What do I need to know as a new parent.” Presented by Jessica Wing, M.Ed & Erica Babino, M.Ed, ABA Consultants – H.O.P.E Group L.L.C.
– 7:30 Main Presentation: Panel of Parents & Professionals, “Diet as a treatment for Autism”

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!

Guide for Transition to Adulthood: The Latest in Behavioral and Related Interventions, 4/20

Friday, April 13th, 2007

Dr. Peter Gerhardt, president of the Organization for Autism Research (OAR) and one of the foremost authorities on issues of sexuality and transition to adulthood for individuals with ASDs, will be hosting a workshop and discussion to address the issues surrounding transition from adolescence to adulthood. The workshop will examine education and training methodologies, including Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) and Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA), as well as sexuality and the social world, and how they relate to successful transition. Participants will also learn successful strategies, plans and goals that can be implemented into their current transitional situation. The workshop will conclude with a Q & A panel, comprised of government officials, advocates, individuals with ASDs and parents to answer the most critical questions relating to lthe most pressing issues. Financial aid scholarships are available. Space is limited. Register now by contacting Karen Schultz at (602) 218-8220.
Date: Friday, April 20
Time: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Where: Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center, 300 N. 18th Street, Phoenix
Cost: $20.00 per person (includes free copy of the transitional resource guide)
*Scholarships available

Habilitators Training courtesy of GALA, 4/21-4/22

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

GALA Human Service Cooperative will be hosting another Paid Training class for Arizona Habilitators of children with Autism on April 21 & 22 (Saturday/Sunday) , from 10 am to 3 pm each day. Feel free to forward this to ANY family or habilitator who might be interested! It is not necessary to be an employee of GALA HSC to participate.

For details call the office at: 480-820-2924

SARRC Workshop – Rythm ‘N’ Song, 4/12-5/3

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

Rhythm ’N’ Song — Creating a Shared Social Experience Through Song Facilitated by SARRC’s music therapist, Rhythm ‘N’ Song is designed to provide young adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), ages 15-21, with a supportive social environment for forming friendships, developing interpersonal skills and building self-esteem. Typical peers participating in the Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout program will serve as mentors through group interaction and peer modeling.
-Dates: Thursdays, April 12-May 3, 2007
-Time: 6:30–8:00 p.m.
-Where: Corona Del Sol LDS Seminary Building
1111 E. Knox Road, Tempe, AZ 85284
-Cost: $60
-Details: click here
-Register: Contact Holly Sokol of SARRC at (602) 218-8179 or

DAN Conference Alexandria, Virginia, 4/20-4/22

Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

DAN!® is known throughout the world as the premier conference (for both parents and clinicians) to come and learn the safest and most effective biomedical interventions for successfully treating autism.
The Schedule at a Glance
* Thursday, April 19, 2007 – Evening Workshops
* Friday, April 20, 2007 – General Session
* Saturday, April 21, 2007 – Parent Session or
* Saturday, April 21, 2007 – Science Session
* Sunday, April 22, 2007 – General Session
* Monday, April 23, 2007 – Clinician Intensive Training
More details available from:

Tips for Teaching Toddler & Preschool Kids with Autism-3/17,4/21,5/12

Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

This workshop is for teachers, administrators, therapists and others working with children with autism 5 years old or younger in a preschool or toddler program. This workshop will provide participants with useable techniques & strategies to support young children on autism. Included in this training will be an overview of characteristics of ASD, a toolbox of ideas how to support appropriate behavior and a framework for creating a classroom setting that incorporates instructional strategies.
Location: SARRC, 300 N 18th street Phoenix, AZ 85006
When: Select one Saturday i.e. 3/17/07, 4/21/07 or 5/12/07
Time: 9am-12pm
Cost: No Fee
Instructors: Qualified & experienced staff from SARRC

SARRC’s 9th Annual Community Breakfast, 4/19

Friday, January 19th, 2007

Thursday, April 19, 2007, marks SARRC’s 9th Annual Community Breakfast. Last year’s breakfast was a great success with more than 1,900 government, business and community leaders attending.

Dan & Danielle Feroleto of Small Giants, a marketing services agency, will co-chair the event along with Socrates & Stephanie Papadopoulos, parents of triplets, one of whom was diagnosed with autism. During the breakfast, which will also commemorate SARRC’s 10th anniversary, guests will be taken on a journey through SARRC’s past—its growth, contributions and triumphs—then look into the future at the impacts of autism.

When: April 19, registration begins at 7 a.m.
Where: Arizona Biltmore, 2400 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix
Contact: SARRC at (602) 340-8717

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Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

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