Archive for the ‘2006-11(November)’ 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

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Phoenix ASA meeting Tuesday 11/21/06

Friday, November 17th, 2006

6:30 – 7:15pm:
Open Discussion/Support Meeting with light snacks/refreshments

Plus a Breakout Session:
“How to Set Up and Run a Successful Home ABA Program” – Presented by Aaron Blocher-Rubin, President of GALA

7:30 pm:
“Special Needs Trusts: Basic Issues and Major Problems to Avoid” – Presented by Bart Stevens, Director of Life Planning Services
Mr. Stevens has helped many families set up Special Needs Trusts, has given many local and national presentations, and has written a leading book for families on how to set up special needs trusts.

ACCEL School  (look for sign for LATCH)
10251 North 35th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85051

Meeting is open to everyone – no charge to attend.

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 child/ren.


Thursday, October 26th, 2006

SARRC and Cure Autism Now (CAN) have joined forces to bring the Valley’s first autism awareness walk to Tempe Town Lake. Slated for November 19, the event will include a variety of children’s activity and craft stations, live music and entertainment, as well as an autism resource fair. The 5k walker route will begin in the park and continue alongside Tempe Town Lake. Please contact Lyndsey Miholich at (602) 218-8210 or if you would like to volunteer for the event or develop a corporate walk team.
Date: November 19
Time: Registration and Family Fun Festival begins at 8:30 a.m.
Place: Tempe Town Lake, Mill Avenue & Rio Salado Parkway
Details: Click here!

Workshop – Thinking About You, Thinking About Me, 11/9

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

Michelle Garcia Winner is an internationally recognized speech-language pathologist and specialist for people with social cognitive deficits. During this workshop, participants will develop an awareness of perspective taking skills and how social interactions and understanding can be impacted. Discussion will focus on developing effective teaching strategies to better support individuals with ASD and how interactions are impacted in the home, school and community. Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance for eight hours of professional development following the workshop. Advance registration is required.
Dates: November 9
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m
Cost: $80
Details: Click here!

“Angels for Autism” Golf Tournament Monday, 11/6

Tuesday, October 17th, 2006

I am writing to ask for your support of our “Angels for Autism” Golf Tournament to benefit the Autism Society of America, Greater Phoenix Chapter.
– When: Monday November 6, 2006, 10:00 a.m. registration begins, 11:00 p.m. start
– Where: Arrowhead Country Club at 75th Ave and 101 in Glendale

We could use your support in the following areas:
– If you or anyone you know (family, friends, co-workers, respite or hab. providers, etc) play golf, please join us.
– If you or anyone you know (family, friends, co-workers, respite or hab. providers, etc) have connections for getting donations for our silent auction and/or raffle, that is greatly needed and much appreciated.
– We need a few more volunteers for the day of the event. Bring your spouse, friends, or other family members. I have been coordinating this event for the past 4 years and we have a lot of fun. You will be helping a great cause and get a nice gift bag and a great dinner for your help.
– We had a full field last year, turning away over 20 players due to the popularity and quality of our event. We expect the same this year as well. We will have 3 hole in one cars, a brand new Range Rover, Audi and a Chrysler.
– We will have live entertainment at dinner.
– All of the money raised at this event goes to benefit families here locally in Arizona.

If you are able to help in any of these ways please feel free to contact me at 480-325-2373 home, 602-471-1447 cell or Thanks so much for your time. —-Tyra Barradas

Autism Activities/Events!

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

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