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Club LA to host Speed Friending on May 31

Culver City, CA - United StatesMay-31-201501:30 pm

Join other young adults with autism, ADHD and other special needs to meet like-minded and interesting people! Have fun while connecting with like-minded and interesting people in a low-pressure, accepting environment. Here’s how it works: You’ll have 3-4 minutes to introduce yourself to someone and get to know each other a little bit, and then you’ll rotate to the next person allowing you to meet and make several new friends. We’ll provide icebreakers and conversation topics to help you get started. Sunday, May 31; 1:30p - 3:30p RSVP by Thursday, May 28 by 5pm to www.meetup.com/ClubLA Cost: $15 Club LA is an exciting social community for young adults 18 to 35 who have social challenges. It provides a great opportunity to make connections with other young adults with common interests and is structured to ensure a positive experience for all participants. Club LA is part of Advance LA, which provides individualized support services including one-on-one life skills coaching and workshops for young adults who need support in their transition to adulthood. Events fill up quickly, space is limited.

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EMU Theatre Presents MONSTERS & PEAS

Ypsilanti, MI - United StatesMay-31-201502:00 pm

Eastern Michigan University Theatre invites you to watch a young boy’s wish come true as he shares the dinner table…with a MONSTER! Jonathan Graham’s delightful story of THE BOY WHO LOVED MONSTERS AND THE GIRL WHO LOVED PEAS will play the Sponberg Theatre on May 29, 30 and June 5 & 6 at 7pm. Performances with accommodations for children on the Autism spectrum, done in partnership with EMU’s Autism Collaborative Center, will be held on May 31 and June 7 at 2pm. Sponberg Theatre is located in the Quirk Dramatic Arts Building at the intersection of East Circle Drive and Best Hall/Ann Street on EMU’s Ypsilanti Campus. This production is recommended for ages 4+. THE BOY WHO LOVED MONSTERS AND THE GIRL WHO LOVED PEAS… “I wish I had a monster that would eat all my peas, then I wouldn’t have to. I wish a monster would come and eat this house.” Evan, Scene I. Tired of being forced to eat the peas he hates, Evan wishes for a monster to come and eat his family, especially his younger sister Sue who LOVES peas. Eight-year old Evan soon discovers that sometimes even the most wild and unlikely of wishes come true. Evan and Sue join forces to keep Pea, their newly arrived monster, hidden from their technology-addicted parents. Monsters are awfully hard to hide, though, and Mommy & Daddy soon discover the cookie eating, pancake stealing addition to their household. Will Pea eat up Mommy & Daddy now that he’s been discovered? Will he be sent back to Monster World? Is he meant to stay and be a part of the family? Join us for THE BOY WHO LOVED MONSTERS AND THE GIRL WHO LOVED PEAS to find out what happens in this hilarious and heartfelt comedy. Written by Jonathan Graham and directed by Patricia Zimmer, THE BOY WHO LOVED MONSTERS AND THE GIRL WHO LOVED PEAS is recommended for family audiences ages 4 and up. EMU Theatre is pleased to be working in conjunction with EMU’s Autism Collaborative Center (ACC) on two special performances of the production. Both Sunday matinees, May 31 and June 7 at 2pm, will feature accommodations for children on the Autism spectrum. A table, manned by ushers, will be present in the theatre lobby to greet audience members and provide access to items such as fidget toys and “I-need-a-break” cards. Families whose children regularly use noise-reducing headphones are encouraged to bring them. The performance on these matinees will be done in a “Lights Up, Sound Down” style of presentation, featuring lights on the audience that won’t go completely out and sound effects being played at a reduced level. An “I-need-a-break” exit will be marked at the back of the theatre that will lead into the upper lobby as a quiet play area, if needed, during the show. Patrons who have specific questions about accommodations should contact Pam Cardell at pam.cardell@emich.edu or call 734.487.1220. For additional information about the EMU Autism Collaborative Center visit www.emich.edu/acc, email autismcenter@emich.edu or call 734.487.2890. Ticket prices for THE BOY WHO LOVED MONSTERS AND THE GIRL WHO LOVED PEAS are $15 regular admission, $12 for students and seniors, $9 for MAINSTAGE patrons, and $7 for children ages 4-12; no further discounts apply. Tickets are available in person at the Convocation Center, the Student Center ticket office or the Quirk Box Office, by phone at 734.487.2282, and online at www.emutix.com. Please note that there is an additional surcharge for tickets purchased by mail, phone or online. For more information about EMU Theatre, our season and directions to our theatres visit www.emich.edu/emutheatre, fan us on Facebook: Eastern Michigan University Theatre or follow us on Twitter: emutheatre.

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Advance LA's Parent to Parent Meeting

Sherman Oaks, CA - United StatesJun-01-201506:00 pm

Connect and share your successes and challenges in supporting young adults with autism and other special needs with other parents. Join us at the next P2P meeting to connect with other parents and share successes and challenges in supporting young adults in their transition to increased independence. Free admission June 1st 6pm-7pm Advance LA is dedicated to providing resources, support, & training to teens & young adults with a wide range of needs including learning disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Asperger’s Syndrome, executive functioning difficulties, ADHD, & other social, emotional & behavioral challenges including substance abuse recovery.

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Getting an Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis: Where do I go from here?

Baltimore, MD - United StatesJun-08-201509:30 am

STAR Sharing Treatment and Autism Resources Cathy will present in-depth information about autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and discuss resources available in Maryland. Cathy is open to questions from the audience. After the presentation, she will provide handouts that offer guidance related to getting a diagnosis, finding services, the education system and more. Presenter: Catherine (Cathy) G. Groschan, LCSW-C Cathy is a clinical social worker at the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) at Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI). She has worked at CARD since it began and started her social work at KKI in 1977. Audience: Parents, family members and professionals This is a FREE training!!!

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