SEEDS for Autism Fundraiser — 4/9

February 14th, 2011

Climbing Above Challenges

WHEN: April 9th 2011, 7-10pm

WHERE: Phoenix Rock Gym – 1353 East University Drive, Tempe AZ. 85281

WHAT: Proceeds to benefit SEEDs For Autism, a vocational program for adults on the spectrum.

Cost: In advance $45.00 /Door $60.00

Pre-registration is advised to ensure your space!

Contact: Mary Ann LaRoche (602) 279-6702

Email: maryann.laroche@cox.net

Website: www.seedsforautism.org

Please join us for a night of fun at our first fundraising event hosted by The Phoenix Rock Gym! The Rock Gym is an amazing 3 story facility, with over 15,000 sq ft of climbing surfaces for climbers of all ages and experience levels. The Phoenix Rock Gym has generously donated their facility to host our Event! They will be keeping their staff of professional climbers on hand for the evening to teach and assist new climbers.

We will also have:

-Culinary stations featuring local, guest chefs

-Wine Tasting

-Silent auctions, with items donated by local merchants and fine art items donated by local artists.

-Raffle Items & Door Prizes

-The latest SEEDs products available or purchase!

-Live music ….and more!

SEEDs (Success through Education Exploration & Development) is a Phoenix based nonprofit, dedicated to assisting young adults on the autism spectrum learn vocational skills to make marketable products

Temple Grandin Lecture at ASU — 3/1

February 14th, 2011

“What Makes Us Human? Visual Thinking and Different Kinds of Minds”

– a lecture by

Temple Grandin Ph.D., Professor of Animal Science, Colorado State University

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

5:30p.m.(reception at 4:30)

Tickets are available for free online:

http://ihr.asu.edu/tickets/distinguishedlecture

Please visit – http://ihr.asu.edu/tickets/distinguishedlecture – to request your tickets. Seating will be limited, and you must have a ticket to enter the lecture hall.

Please plan on arriving early as all ticketed seats will be released at 5:15 pm on March 1st.

Due to the anticipated response there will be two viewing locations: the main auditorium at Galvin Playhouse and a mediated overflow room at the Katzin Concert Hall. Request your tickets early to ensure your seat (limit 4 tickets per individual). Your viewing location (Galvin Playhouse or Katzin Concert Hall) will be reflected on your ticket and will depend upon the order of your request relative to others. All tickets will be first-come-first-serve general admission and bulk requests for tickets will not be available.

Tickets will be delivered by campus or US mail after February 14th.

Should you be unable to attend the lecture and you have already requested a ticket, please notify the IHR (so we may make those tickets available for others.

Autism Society of Greater Phoenix Monthly Meeting — 2/22

February 14th, 2011

Our monthly support meeting for January will be held on Tuesday, February 22nd at 7pm at Coco’s restaurant at Paradise Valley Mall.

Don’t forget the new format to our meetings:
6-7pm – Come and meet with the Parent Mentors and Kim Yamamoto, an educational advocate (This is for parents with a newly diagnosed child, questions about school, DDD/ALTCS, insurance, etc.) We would love to help you out!

7-8:30pm – Our regular meeting begins with guest speaker and questions with Parent Mentors after.

This month our guest speaker will be Dr. Daniel Openden, Ph.D., BCBA-D Vice President/Clinical Services Director of SARRC. He will be speaking about PRT and the options parents have available using this technique in their home

We invite everyone to come out and learn about PRT and how this technique can help your child.

Jane from Eco-life is also back in town with supplements to purchase/order, so be sure to come and sign up for this great discounted supplement resource!

ASA-GPC & ROK Support Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at Coco’s at Paradise Valley Mall.

SENSORY FRIENDLY FILMS — 2/12, 3/12

January 14th, 2011

Don’t miss the next Sensory Friendly Films!

Saturday, February 12th, 2011 – 10 a.m. Admission: $5.25
Film: Gnomeo and juliet

Saturday, March 12th, 2011 – 10 a.m. Admission: $5.25
Film: Mars Needs Moms

AMC Entertainment (AMC) and the Autism Society have teamed up to bring families affected by autism and other disabilities a special opportunity to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment on a monthly basis with the “Sensory Friendly Films” program.

With Sensory Friendly Films, the movie auditoriums will have their lights brought up and the sound turned down. Additionally, audience members are welcome to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing. For tickets for these events, please visit the theatre the day of the show. We’ll see you at the show!

Visit these three valley locations to enjoy this unique film experience:

AMC Arizona Center24
565 N. 3rd St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
602-307-5371

AMC Deer Valley 30
3033w. Agua Fria Fwy.
Phoenix, AZ 85027
623-434-0300

AMC Mesa Grand 24
1645 St. Stapley Dr.
Mesa, AZ 85204
480-503-1680

Autism Society of Greater Phoenix Meeting — 1/25

January 14th, 2011

Our monthly support meeting for January will be held on Tuesday, January 25th at 7pm at Coco’s restaurant at Paradise Valley Mall.

Announcing a new format to our meetings:

6-7pm – Come and meet with the Parent Mentors and Kim Yamamoto, and educational advocate (This is for parents with a newly diagnosed child, questions about school, DDD/ALTCS, insurance, etc.) We would love to help you out!

7-8:30pm – Our annual meeting begins, election of board of directors, and guest speaker

This month our guest speaker will be Dr. Jarrar. a Neurologist from PCH. She will be speaking on Autism and seizures.

We invite everyone to come out and learn about how common seizures may be occurring in those with Autism.

Jane from Eco-life is also back in town with supplements to purchase/order, so be sure to come and sign up for this great discounted supplement resource!

ASA-GPC & ROK Support Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at Coco’s at Paradise Valley Mall.

Autism Society of Greater Phoenix Meeting — 11/23

November 21st, 2010

Our monthly support meeting for October will be held on Tuesday, November 23rd at 7pm at Coco’s restaurant at Paradise Valley Mall.

Announcing a new format to our meetings:
6-7pm – Come and meet with the parent mentors and Kim Yamamoto, and educational advocate (This is for parents with a newly diagnosed child, questions about school, DDD/ALTCS, insurance, etc.) We would love to help you out!

7-8:30pm – Meeting begins, announcements, and guest speaker

This month we invite everyone to come to our cooking demonstration by Cynthia Macluskie on how to make bone broth. Come sample and watch how to make this nourishing dish!

We also encourage everyone to make their favorite GFCF cookies to share for a cookie exchange and bring your recipe to share as well.

This will be a fun, casual, getting to reconnect and just hang out and share with each other type of evening. We hope you will join us!

Jane from Eco-life is also back in town with supplements to purchase/order, so be sure to come and sign up for this great discounted supplement resource!

ASA-GPC & ROK Support Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at Coco’s at Paradise Valley Mall.

Autism Society of Greater Phoenix Meeting at Coco’s — 10/26

October 25th, 2010

Our monthly support meeting for October will be held on Tuesday, October 26th at 6:30pm at Coco’s restaurant at Paradise Valley Mall.

Announcing a new format to our meetings:
6-7pm – Come and meet with the parent mentors and Kim Yamamoto, and educational advocate (This is for parents with a newly diagnosed child, questions about school, DDD/ALTCS, insurance, etc.) We would love to help you out!

7-8:30pm – Meeting begins, announcements, and guest speaker

Our guest speaker this month:
Lynn Carahaly, M.A., CCC-SLP
Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist
Director/Owner of Foundations Developmental House and Listening Ears
www.listening-ears.com
www.fdhkids.com
lynn@listening-ears.com

Lynn will be speaking on auditory processing disorders and what types of testing and treatment are available to help with this condition. Come and learn about the many cognitive and auditory processing programs there are!

Jane from Eco-life is also back in town with supplements to purchase/order, so be sure to come and sign up for this great discounted supplement resource!

ASA-GPC & ROK Support Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at Coco’s at Paradise Valley Mall.

Zoo Walk for Autism Research — 9/25

September 8th, 2010

Walk Details
Save the Date! Zoowalk 2010 Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010
Parking and Registration at Phoenix Municipal Stadium, with bus service to the Zoo.

Schedule
6:30 – 9:00 am Registration at Phoenix Municipal Stadium
6:30 – 8:30 am Walk Starts
9:00 am Walk Ends Walkers can stay at the zoo the entire day!
Have a fun time strolling around the zoo with your family and friends, seeing lions, tigers, giraffes, elephants, monkeys, bears, tortoises, and more!

Walk Path:
The walk begins with a 0.5 mile walk from Phoenix Muni Parking to the Zoo, on an easy paved path. In the zoo, the Zoowalk will cover 1.1 miles on an easy paved path, with some shade and places to stop and view the animals. At the end of the Zoowalk, > walkers can return to Phoenix Muni Parking by walking or by bus (until 1 pm).

It is ideal for strollers, wheelchairs and wagons. (no bikes, skateboards, or roller blades, please). After 9:00 am, walkers may continue to walk around the zoo as they like (free admission with Zoowalk bracelet).

Handicap Parking
People with handicapped placards may park inside the zoo, and register at the entrance to the Zoo. The registration at the zoo is only for people with handicapped placards and people traveling in the same vehicle with them. Everyone else should register at Phoenix Muni Stadium.

MAP:
Parking and Registration at Phoenix Municipal Stadium, SW corner of Van Buren and Priest Dr. in Tempe, 0.5 miles south of the zoo.

Metro Phoenix Sensory Friendly Films – 9/4, 10/2, 11/6

September 3rd, 2010

Upcoming Movies:

Saturday, Sept.4th, 2010,10 a.m. Nanny McPhee Returns

Saturday, Oct. 2nd, 2010 – 10 a.m. Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole

Saturday, Nov., 6th, 2010, 10 a.m. Megamind

Valley locations:

AMC Arizona Center 24 NEW!
565 N. 3rd St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
602-307-5371

AMC Deer Valley 30
3033w. Agua Fria Fwy.
Phoenix, AZ 85027
623-434-0300

AMC Mesa Grand 24
1645 St. Stapley Dr.
Mesa, AZ 85204
480-503-1680

We hope you will join us at one of our three valley locations for the Sensory Friendly Film-Nanny McPhee Returns on Saturday, September 4th at 10am. The cost is only $5 per person. We have recently added a third theater in the valley to be able to reach more families throughout the valley that would enjoy this original movie experience.

AMC Entertainment (AMC) and the Autism Society have teamed up to bring families affected by autism a special opportunity to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment each month.

With Sensory Friendly Films, the movie auditoriums will have their lights brought up and the sound turned down. Additionally, audience members are welcome to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing. For tickets for these events, please visit the theater the day of the show. We’ll see you at the show!

Sincerely,
Katie Wride
Autism Society of Greater Phoenix Parent Mentor

Arizona “Back to School” Autism/Asperger’s Conference September 17-18

August 31st, 2010

Bring a friend, family member, or colleague and receive 50% off second registration.

When 2 or more people register, a discount of 50% off for equivalent or lesser registration will be applied to 2nd registrant. Hurry valid for limited time!

Online registration: http://www.autism-conferences.com/

50% discount applied at check out when registering 2 of the same registrant type.

Fax, Mail or Phone:

If registering 2 different registrant types, please register by phone (480) 831-2047 or mail to receive your discount. 50% off for equivalent or lesser registration will be applied to 2nd registrant.

Don’t miss out on the “Back to School” Autism/Asperger’s Conference, September

17-18, 2010. Featuring Rick Clemens, M.A. and Michelle Garcia Winner, CCC-SLP and over 30 other great speakers.

4 easy ways to register.
–Register online, with Visa or MasterCard click on the link below.
–Register by Phone with Visa or MasterCard.
–Fax your registration to (480) 272-9693
–E-mail your registration to autismconferences@gmail.com