March - April Conferences

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Autism Awareness Events

Myrtle Beach, SC - United StatesApr-02-201011:30 am

World Autism Day”
Date: 04/2/10
Time: 11:30 am -1:00 pm
Location: Jersey Mike’s in Murrells Inlet

“Rick Fest”
Date: 04/3/10
Time: 2:00-7:00 pm
Location: Bimini’s Oyster Bar on Lake Arrowhead Road

“Morning Drop In”
Date: 04/7/10
Time: 9:00-10:30 am
Location: 6302 N. Kings Hwy. Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
Description: The Autism Advocate Foundation is hosting an open door informational drop-in. All are welcome! If you have a child or family member with ASD, if you are a community member that wants to get involved, a student looking for volunteer or internship opportunities, or if you just want to learn more about autism please join us for this informal gathering.

“Opening Night with the Pelicans”
Date: 04/8/10

“Health Fair”
Date: 04/16/10
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Academy for Arts, Science and Technology

“Earth Day”
Date: 04/17/10
Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Ocean Bays Schools

“Autism Awareness Event”
Date: 04/18/10
Time: 12:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Walmart on 501/Seaboard

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May 2010

“Autism Jamboree”
Date: 05/1/10
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Jersey Mike’s in Conway

“Morning Drop In”
Date: 05/5/10
Time: 9:00-10:30 am
Location: 6302 N. Kings Hwy. Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
Description: The Autism Advocate Foundation is hosting an open door informational drop-in. All are welcome! If you have a child or family member with ASD, if you are a community member that wants to get involved, a student looking for volunteer or internship opportunities, or if you just want to learn more about autism please join us for this informal gathering.

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Autism Advocacy

Hammonton , NJ - United StatesApr-05-201009:00 am

Display information concerning Autism. It will be at the library till April 30th. Autism is a neurological disorder that effects 1 in 110 children nationally and 1 in 94 in New Jersey.

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Display concerning Autism

Hammonton , NJ - United StatesApr-05-201009:00 am

April is Autism Awareness Month. Autism is a neurological disorder that affects 1 in 110 children nationally. Locally in New Jersey it is 1 in 94 children. The cause could be environmental, genetic, or the most likely cause could be the mercury in the vaccines.More research has to be done to pin point the exact cause and it has to be done quickly to stop this epidemic. There is more information to be found on Autism at the library and on the Internet. Stop at the library and look for the display table for free information concerning Autism.

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Dr. Temple Grandin Symposium about Life with Autism

Fresno, CA - United StatesApr-11-201010:30 am

In support of Autism Awareness Month, The Autism activist and author of, "The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism and Asperger’s," and "Thinking in Pictures," will offer her perspectives on living a productive life. A suggested donation of $45 will help Easter Seals Central California support people with Autism. Seating is limited, pre-register at: www.centralcaleasterseals.com. For more information, contact Betsy Chapman at 800-400-0671.

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Social Thinking with Michelle Garcia Winner

Horsham - United StatesApr-13-201012:00 am

April 13-14, 2010. ichelle Garcia Winner will host and present two Philadelphia workshops on autism spectrum disorders, ADHD and more! Join Michelle for two days on her practical strategies for use at home, school and in therapy. We truly look forward to hosting you, your friends and colleagues!

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Family Fun Day

Brushton, NY - United StatesApr-17-201011:00 am

Bounce House
Live Radio Broadcast
Karaoke
Popcorn & Snowcones
Hamburgs & Hot Dogs
Autism Info Tables
Autism Clothing & Accessories

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C-U Autism Network’s Second Annual Walk & Safety Fair

Champaign - United StatesApr-18-201011:30 am

Please join us at Parkland College for C-U Autism Network’s Second Annual Walk and Safety Fair to celebrate Autism Awareness Month. Early registration begins at 11:30 and the walk begins at 2:30. This will be a family friendly event with something for everyone. There will be activities for children, resources for families, food vendors, and a safety fair. Please save the date, April 18th, 2010. For more information, visit our website at http://cuautismnetwork.org/index.html

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Developing Socialization Skills

Brooklyn - United StatesApr-21-201006:00 pm

This lecture will discuss strategies to create socialization opportunities in the natural environment.

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PECS Basic Training

Philadelphia, PA - United StatesApr-22-201008:00 am

Presented by: Andy Bondy, PhD and Debra A. Rausch-Harris, PhD

At the PECS Basic Training you will learn how to appropriately implement the six phases of the PECS protocol, including teaching initiation, attributes, commenting and much more. This course offers 1.3 ASHA CEUs or 7.0 BACB CEUs at no additional cost! All participants will leave with practical knowledge that can immediately be implemented into any setting.

This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants to appropriately implement the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). It begins with an overview of the Pyramid Approach to Education to explore the key components of designing effective educational environments. Participants will then learn how to implement the six phases of PECS, including attributes, through presenter demonstrations, video examples and role-play opportunities. Participants will leave the workshop with a fundamental and practical understanding of how to implement PECS and the Pyramid Approach to Education. Don't wait -- it's time to picture your learners communicating!

Please visit our website at www.pecs-usa.com for more information. Online registration is available. Alternately, you may register via phone at 888-732-7462 (toll free). The office accepts checks and purchase orders through the mail. In addition purchase orders may be faxed to the office at (302) 368-2516.

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Cincinnati Center for Autism's Night of the Stars Galas

Loveland, OH - United StatesApr-22-201001:30 pm

The 6th annual Night of the Stars raises much needed scholarship dollars for families that require financial assistance in order to afford treatment for their child. This event is a fun- filled evening which includes cocktails, dinner, and a silent and live auction. There is a cost to attend.

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Workshop Asperger Syndrome and Bullying

Caracas - VenezuelaApr-24-201003:00 am

Professionals, mothers of Aspies and Aspies will talk in this event to teachers,parents, individuals with AS, physicians and psychologist

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Barber-A-Thon For April Autism Awareness Month

Coconut Creek, FL - United StatesApr-25-201006:00 am

Volkan's Barbershop and The Puzzle Place Foundation is hosting there first Barber-A-Thon for Autism Awareness to help families with Autism in our local communities with every great haircut they will make a donation to this worthwhile cause.

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Plan and Prepare: Transition to Adulthood Conference

Valley Glen - United StatesApr-30-201007:15 am

What will the future be like for my son or daughter with Autism or Asperger Syndrome? What will happen when I am gone? It's very scary to ask these questions, but you're not alone.

Parents and professionals alike need help to learn how to maximize the effectiveness of transition planning and services and create the best possible future.

This full 2 day conference will offer the INFORMATION you need, including expert advice in the areas of:

• Envisioning and planning for the future
• Creating and implementing effective transition plans
• Work and educational options after high school
• Independent living options and safety skills
• Legal issues
• Self-determination and self-advocacy
• How to access supports and navigate the service system
Each participant receives:

• The "Transition to Adult Living" information and resource guide from the California Dept of Education
• A jump drive with all the information presented at the conference, including resources, websites and other information key to navigating transition to adulthood.

Two day early bird registration is $150 before 3/31/10 and $195 thereafter.

Contact: asalamail@aol.com.

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Sprout Film Festival

New York, NY - United StatesApr-30-201002:00 pm

The Sprout Film Festival is proud to provide innovative programming in the field of developmental disabilities. The festival will be taking place April 30th, 2010 - May 2nd, 2010 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Films focus on a variety of subjects and are from all over the world. By presenting films of artistry and intellect, the festival hopes to reinforce accurate portrayals of people with developmental disabilities and expose the general public to important issues facing this population. The goal is an enjoyable and enlightening experience that will help breakdown stereotypes, promoting a greater acceptance of differences and awareness of similarities.

32 films will screened throughout the weekend including The Horse Boy, Clay Marzo:Just Add Water and Billy the Kid which focus on Autism.

For a complete list of films being screened and tickets, please visit our website at http://www.sproutfilmfestival.org

Adjacent to the two screening rooms we will have an exhibit of 25 photographs by Mary Ellen Mark from her book, Extraordinary Child.

Complimentary coffee and desserts will be available to all festival attendees throughout the weekend.

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