Archive for the ‘2006-12(December)’ Category

Coco’s meeting on 4th Tuesdays of the month

Friday, January 19th, 2007

The meeting is held at CoCo’s on the 4th Tuesday of each month. The times are 6pm to 9pm and the meetings are open only to members of the groups. Please do not bring food into CoCo’s and you are required to buy a meal or a desert. Dinner is $12 or dessert is $7.

Location: Coco’s at 4514 E Cactus Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85032-7702

— October-How to get more DDD services and make the most of your doctors appointments (Details: Coco’s Meeting tomorrow night at 6:30-9:00. We will be hearing a gymnastics coach talk about gymnastics and our kids. Also, I will talk briefly on how to get the most out of your doctor’s appointments. Mostly this will be an open meeting for parents to talk and share and spend time together. Hope to see you all there. All are welcome! — Cynthia Macluskie)

— November-Janet Chow-Clue breakers (Details: Worried about social skills? Janet Chow will be speaking about social skills and social skills classes. Janet Chow is a psychologist who has been teaching Clue Breakers, a small group class teaching social skills. Come learn and ask questions at Coco’s tomorrow night at 6:30. CoCo’s is off of Tatum and Cactus and we meet in the backroom.  All are welcome and I hope to see you all there! — Cynthia Macluskie)

— December-open for parent discussion

For more details please contact cynthia.marksmom@cox.net.

For Our Eyes Art Exhibit, 12/06 – 3/07

Thursday, January 18th, 2007

ASU’s College of Public Programs recently invited SARRC to join in their inaugural For Our Eyes art exhibit at the downtown campus. Artwork includes photos by SARRC grandparent volunteer Kathi Buss; drawings by Brian Hebert from SARRC’s Community School; ceramic tiles created by Jennifer Espinoza, Instructional Specialist at SARRC; and an acrylic painting by William Kirwan, an 18-year-old with autism. John Micsko, a 17-year-old with autism, is also exhibiting select works from his Alion series and a pen drawing. The goal of the art exhibition is to provide a glimpse of the issues confronted daily by the social services agencies and nonprofits in the downtown Phoenix community.

When: December – March, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday

Where: ASU’s College of Public Programs, 411 N. Central Ave., Phoenix

Special Needs Planning Workshop at Burton Barr Library – 12/6

Friday, December 1st, 2006

A Holiday Workshop – Delicious snacks and refreshments will be provided by the Brain Injury Association of Arizona, Maricopa County Chapter, register early. (602) 808-9500

Your Dependent with Special Needs:

Planning for your Family Member or loved one with Special Needs:
– Making their future more secure
– Mistakes to Avoid

Kay Vilay of United Cerebral Palsy will present:
– Support and Services for families
– Advocacy and Public Policy issues

Carolyn Warden of Asperger Parent Network will present:
– Hope & Community
– Creating Support Networks that are right for you

December 6th, Wednesday – 5:30PM – 6:45 PM at:
Phoenix  Burton Barr Library, 1221 N Central Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85004.

Register Early. Space Is Limited:  (602) 808-9500. No admission charge.  Complimentary light snacks. 

Santa bringing gifts to autistic kids at Phoenix ASA Holiday party, 12/9

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

Santa will be at our Holiday party this year, and will give a small gift to each child who comes.  Please RSVP so we know how many children to expect. Everyone in the autism community is welcome to attend the Holiday Party of the ASA-Greater Phoenix Chapter!

CHILDREN ARE WELCOME THIS YEAR – WE WILL HAVE A BOUNCER AND BACKYARD FOR THEM TO PLAY IN, GIFTS TO OPEN, AND A FEW RESPITE PROVIDERS – please RSVP so we know how many children to expect.

Location:   home of Joanne Markis and John Dyster, 112 E. Myrna Lane in Tempe, 85284.

6:00pm – Potluck Dinner
7:30pm – Gift Exchange

For the dinner, we request the following items:
A-G: main dishes
H-M: vegetables/salads
N-R: appetizers
S-Z: desserts

The chapter will provide non-alcoholic drinks, a Heavenly Ham, plates, utensils, etc.  Please RSVP to Shelly at (480) 940-1093 or at shellyatphxautism@cox.net

For the gift exchange, please bring a gift for a person of your gender, and label it “Woman” or “Man”. Gifts are typically in the range of $8-$12. Chapter members are asked to bring the gifts, but anyone on the spectrum and anyone helping people on the spectrum (teachers, therapists, etc.) does not need to bring one – we will have them for you if you RSVP.

Gifts will be provided for children to open, but they will not be part of the gift exchange.

THE PARTY IS OPEN TO ANYONE IN THE AUTISM COMMUNITY, INCLUDING CHAPTER MEMBERS, FRIENDS,PEOPLE ON THE SPECTRUM, TEACHERS, THERAPISTS, AND ANYONE ELSE HELPING CHILDREN/ADULTS WITH AUTISM.

Workshop – Positive Behavior Support and Skill Building for School Age Children and Adults, 12/2

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

Molded from the curriculum taught in SARRC’s Second Gear Program, this workshop teaches strategies to change behavior and teach self management. Topics include visual supports and activity schedules to teach functional skill development, personal hygiene and self-help skills. Parents, habilitators, therapists and teachers are welcome to attend.
Date: Dec. 2
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Place: SARRC 
Cost: $50
Details: Click here!

Autism Activities/Events!

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

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