Archive for the ‘2007-05(May)’ Category

Coco’s – FOREVER HEALTY DIET seminar, 5/22

Monday, May 21st, 2007

Wende Bartolomeo, certified Body Ecologist, to give us a seminar on “Forever Healthy Diet”. Wende has developed this unique diet plan based on years of research and experiences. As you have heard, “Forever Healthy Diet” has already created great results among our community and is highly anticipated to bring about breakthrough for many of the tough GI issues in our children. Please join us Coco’s Restaurant (Cactus and Tatum) for this special presentation.

“Forever Healthy Diet” by Wende Bartolomeo
5/22/07 Tue, 6:30 PM
Coco’s Restaurant
4514 E Cactus Rd, Phoenix

Phoenix ASA meeting Tuesday, 5/15

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

You are invited to the next meeting of the Autism Society of America, Greater Phoenix Chapter:

– 6:30 Informal Support Group meeting and discussion, with light refreshments
– 7:30 Main Presentation: Panel of Adults with High-Functioning Autism/Asperger’s – hear from the real experts!

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!


Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007

ANNUAL AUTISM FAMILY PICNIC – open to all autism families, people on the spectrum and friends

WHEN: Sunday May 6th
WHERE: McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park
7301 E. Indian Bend Road (Scottsdale & Indian Bend Roads)
TIME: 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Papago Ramada (South End of the Park past the Tunnel)

There will be BOUNCERS for the kids to play in (donated by HOPE Group). The park also has a great playground, train ride, and carousel. Large grass meadows for various games (bring your favorites – frisbee, etc.). This year we have food provided by CARRABBA’S Italian Grill! They will be providing Chicken Marsala, Penne Pomodoro, and Caesar Salad. The Greater Phoenix Chapter ASA will provide the paper products (plates, napkins, utensils), charcoal, hot dogs (including GFCF hotdogs) and condiments.

Families are asked to bring the following:
Last name A-K: side dishes: salads, fruit, vegetables, chips
Last name L-R: Desserts
Last name S-Z: water, juice, soda (cold please)

We need a few volunteers to help with: arrive 1-hour early and start the grills & begin cooking a few cooks for the day clean-up of the Ramadas at 4 pm Please RSVP to Shelly at (480) 940-1093 or so we can have an accurate head count for food! Please let her know your family’s LAST NAME, number of people coming to the picnic, what you would like to bring to share with the families. Thanks and we hope to see you there!!

Adams & Bradstreet discuss autism and mercury on Pat McMahon show, 5/3

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007

Prof. Jim Adams and Dr. Jeff Bradstreet will be interviewed live on the Pat McMahon Show on KAZ-TV, on Thursday May 3rd at 9 am on KAZ-TV (Channel 13 on Cable and Channel 27 on TV w/o cable). Here is the link to their website.

Young Adult series of workshops – 5/7,5/21,6/4,6/18,9/10,9/24,10/8,10/22,11/5, 11/19,12/3,12/17

Friday, April 13th, 2007

Making Sense of Autism at Baio Enterprises, Inc.
What Every Autistic/Asperger Young Adult (and those supporting them)
Needs To Know

Join: Marti Baio, M.A., CCC-SLP A Speech Pathologist specializing in Autism/Asperger’s syndrome and Sue Golubock, M.Ed., OTR/L An Aspie Occupational Therapist specializing in Sensory Integration and Assistive Technology in a series of in-services designed for young adults (17-24), and those who are supporting them, as they transition into the world of work, higher education, independence and relationships. Each topic includes four 90-minute evening sessions that address communication and sensory processing issues as well as effective accommodations and strategies that can help! (exact time to be determined by participants)

$160 if only the young adult attends $240 for both the young adult and the support person [Note: Young adults and support persons will meet in separate rooms but receive the same information as each is expected to have different questions]. Register NOW… Space is limited to 8 young adults and 8 support persons 

From a Sensory Processing, Functional Occupation, Assistive Tech, Social Play, Pragmatic Communication and Autistic/Asperger perspective… To Help The Autistic/Asperger Young Adult to Learn What “Everyone Else” Seems to Know and They Don’t (But Should). To Help Those Providing Support to The Young Adult to Understand What Every Autistic/Asperger Person Knows but They Don’t (But Needs to) 

May 7 & 21, June 4 & 18 What It Means To Be Autistic/Asperger’s Differences in Processing Information: What One Doesn’t Understand Can Hurt Emotions and Reactions: Experiencing Life to the Extreme The Need to Be in Control: The Importance of Self-Advocacy Alone vs. Lonely: The Need for One Doesn’t Have to Lead to the Other
September 10, 24 October 8, 22 Developing and Maintaining Relationships Small Talk: Why Everyone Hates It but Knows Why It is Important Reading non-verbal communication: Focusing on Intent not Words Finding and Maintaining Friends: How Many and What Kinds of Friends Does One Need The Steps in a Relationship: How to Pace It and Recognize the Signs of Change
November 5, 19, December 3, 17 Higher Education and Work: Getting and Staying Where You Want To Be Using Special Interests, Sensory Processing, & Communication Strengths to Pick a Career What to Disclose and When: Getting Through The Interview/Admission Process What Are “Reasonable Accommodations”?: How and When to Self-Advocate Dealing with the Social Games People Play: When to Join In and When to Stay Out
January- February (dates to be determined) Living Independently and With Others The Social Rules That Everyone Knows but Won’t/Can’t Tell You Living Alone vs. With a Roommate, Partner or Spouse: What to Look For (& Look Out For) Dealing With The Challenges That Will Confront You Every Day: Balance & Compromise Getting Support for What You Can’t Handle in Exchange for What You Can Handle
March – April (dates to be determined) Getting Organized and Handling Finances Getting and Staying Organized: Using Environmental Triggers Credit vs. Cash: Alternatives and Support That Can Help What Happens When Life Crashes?: Backup Plans & Support Pacing Oneself and Saying “No” to Stay Functional 

Susan Golubock, M.Ed., OTR/L was diagnosed with Asperger’s in her 50’s. After graduating from Western Michigan University, Susan worked over 33 years as an occupational therapist, primarily in school-based practice. Her area of specialization is sensory integration. Marti Baio, M.A., CCC-SLP has practiced in the field of speech pathology since 1979. Working with children with special and severe needs has always been her specialty. Marti received a Bachelor of Arts degree at Oregon State University and a Master of Sciences degree at California State University, Fullerton. Marti had been trained in the use of floor time techniques by Dr. Stanley Greenspan and Relational Development Integration (RDI) by Dr. Steven Gutstein.

For more information, check out
Location: 1745 S. Alma School Road, Suite #145 (Alma School S. of Rte 60, SE corner of Isabella), Mesa, AZ 85225
Sign Up Today! Space is limited! Make Checks out to Making Sense of Autism (Sorry, no refunds for missed meetings)
Contact: or or call (480) 695-3853 [Sue] or (602) 214-6564 [Marti] for more information and to register 

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

AUTISM ONE 2007 CONFERENCE, Chicago, Illinois – 5/25-5/27

Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

MAY 25-27 at the AUTISM ONE 2007 CONFERENCE, Chicago, Illinois
Autism One 2007 Conference Workshop/Roundtable Discussion Groups The interaction of parents and professionals in the autism community is a glorious thing, with ideas flowing in each direction with mutual respect and the opportunity for advances. And the interaction of parents plus parents, sharing success stories and not-so-success stories. what worked & what didn’t – that’s one of the community’s greatest tools for the children’s success in healing. We welcome you again this year to share ideas in a forum that embraces all thoughts.
Track 1: Biomedical Treatments
Track 2: Behavior / Education / Communication Therapies
Track 3: Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Track 4: Adolescence and Adulthood
Track 5: Government / Legal / Personal Issues
And 2 additional specialized workshops:
Recovered children & Illinois Roundtable.

Northern Arizona Conference on Autism Spectrum Disorders – 5/5

Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

Online registration now available for the Northern Arizona Conference on Autism Spectrum Disorders! Space is limited to the first 250!
Sponsored by:
The Northern Arizona Autism Society of America (NAzASA)
Institute on Human Development (IHD), Northern Arizona University
Northern Arizona Regional Behavioral Health Authority (NARBHA)
Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services (ADE/ESS)
Flagstaff Community Partnership (FCP)
Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center (SARRC)
Conference fee: $60.00 individual; $50 parents and students; $200 for groups of 4+.
Scholarships available: please see website for scholarship information
Date of conference (one day only): May 5, 2007
Time: 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Location: du Bois Center at Northern Arizona University; Flagstaff, AZ
For information and to register:

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

Autism Activities/Events!

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

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