Archive for the ‘2007-03(March)’ Category

ASA-Phoenix meeting, 3/20

Sunday, March 18th, 2007

– 6:30 Informal Support Group meeting and discussion, with light refreshments
– 6:30 Breakout Session for new parents: “Overview of Biomedical Treatments” by James B. Adams, Ph.D., Professor and Director of ASU Autism/Asperger’s Research Program, and president of ASA – Greater Phoenix Chapter
– 7:30 Main Presentation: “Sensory Integration for Children and Adults with Autisms,” by Susan Golubock, M.Ed, OTRL. Susan is an adult on the spectrum with sensory challenges, and she discusses both her personal experiences and those of the many children and adults she has worked with.:
– Location:
ACCEL School, 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.

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

Habilitators Training courtesy of GALA, 3/17-3/18

Monday, February 26th, 2007

GALA Human Service Cooperative will be hosting another Paid Training class for Arizona Habilitators of children with Autism on March 17 & 18 (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 click here or call the office at: 480-820-2924

Coco’s meeting on 4th Tuesdays of the month

Monday, February 26th, 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

— January-Dr. Doris Rapp (Details:
FREE Seminar
January 23, 2007
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Coco’s Restaurant (Conference Room) at Paradise Valley Mall
4514 E. Cactus Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85032-7702
Doris J.. Rapp, MD. F.A.A.A., F.A.A.P. is a national expert on environmental toxins, and author of “Our Toxic World – A Wake Up Call” as well as the New York Times best selling book, “Is This Your Child’s World”. She is a board-certified environmental medical specialist and pediatric allergist. Through education and research, Dr. Doris J. Rapp has dedicated her life to understanding the environmental factors that can affect our quality of life. Her dedication to educate others has been heard in lectures through out the country, and seen publicly on shows such as: Larry King Live, Oprah, Montel, Maury Povich, ABC Nightline, Phil Donahue, and Debra Duncan. Dr. Rapp has made many appearances in various parts of the Valley and they tend to be standing room only. Some of the topics she has discussed are:
– How common household chemicals can affect us, why so many children today have learning difficulties and what we can do about it.
– Why are we seeing so much cancer, memory, and behavior problems today in children and adults?
– What should you ask before you put your child on Ritalin?
– Why and How to protect your home town from pesticide spraying and other chemical pollution
Please invite anyone you may think of to attend this FREE seminar she will be doing for our group. I know I personally am inviting the Director of my son’s school, his teacher, OT, and Speech Therapist as they all have contact with children and can benefit from the information she has to offer. I have heard her speak several times and every time I listen, I learn something new. — Becky)

— February-OT.PT
This Tuesday Coco’s meeting at 6:30pm. Bev is fantastic. She spoke last year and we all loved her. She had great ideas for our kids.
Bio: Bev Sector, MOTR/L has over 20 years experience as an occupational therapist in a variety of pediatric settings. She uses primarily CCDT (Chronolgocially Controlled Developmental Thearpy) and SI (Sensory Integration) techniques in her practice. Currently she is working at Therapy for Developmental Disabilities and consults with Apache Junction early intervention program.
Program Summary: One hour presentation will provide a brief over-veiw of the importance of a sensory motor foundation,figure drawings as an informal evaluation, how modern day life provides obstacles to developing a strong foundation, and ways to create an enviornment to enhance your child’s development. Deep pressure technique used to improve deep pressure processing as part of CCDT program will be discussed and taught.

— March-Dr. Woeller
Come one and all to hear Dr. Woeller speak. He is a medical doctor who specializes in DAN and other autism treatments. He is very open minded and well read and has a lot to teach us all. He is located in California but sees many of the kiddos in the valley. I have only wonderful things to say about him and grateful that he is willing to travel at no charge to share his wisdom.
-6:00 to meet and greet
-6:30 meeting to start

For more details please contact

Financial Planning Workshop for Parents of Children with ASDs, 3/22

Friday, January 19th, 2007

Sponsored by Arizona Saves and SARRC

When: March 22, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Where: SARRC, 300 N. 18th St., Phoenix Arizona Saves and SARRC are pleased to announce a free financial planning workshop for families of children with ASDs. Arizona Saves has arranged for a local attorney to speak to parents about legal and financial planning issues. Contact Karen Shultz at (602) 340-8717. Arizona Saves is a nonprofit organization that empowers Arizonans to build sustainable self- sufficiency by advancing healthy money management through education, saving, debt reduction and asset building. To learn more, visit

Roxanne Small from Futures Unlimited CCDT course, 3/23 – 3/24

Friday, January 19th, 2007

CCDT Certification Course: Level One

This 8-hour course will provide an introduction to Chronologically Controlled Developmental Therapy (CCDT). Topics covered in Level One will include:
• Introduction to the theory base for CCDT
• Developmental concepts from 2nd Trimester, 3rd Trimester and Neonatal time periods
• Educational and therapeutic implications of these concepts
• Specific treatment techniques related to these time periods and practice using these concepts Participants will receive Level One Certification upon successful completion of this course, and be eligible to attend Level Two at a future time.

Cost: $300
Dates: Friday, March 23, 2007, 6:00-9:00 p.m. (dinner provided) Saturday, March 24, 2007. 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Start and end times are yet not finalized)
Location: Phoenix, Arizona (I-10 and Elliot area)
Details & registration: Please click here or contact Roxanne Small (

Please note, class size will be limited to 20 people be. Click here for a link to their web site.

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

Autism Activities/Events!

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

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