Professional Member Events
No More Meltdowns! Helping Your Child Learn Frustration Tolerance and Anger Management Skills
September 29, 2016 from 11:30am-12:30pm
Center City Office:1845 Walnut St.,15th floor Philadelphia, PA 19103
Exceptional Families of Exceptional
Children & Elmwood Park Zoo:
Autism Awareness Event in Autumn
Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 11am-2pm
Elmwood Park Zoo 1661 Harding Blvd, Norristown, PA 19401
To Our Professional Members: Please be sure to submit listings for the enews by logging in to the ASCEND website and completing a "Submit Event" or "Submit Service" form. Please submit those events and services no later than the last day of the month prior to the next month's enews.
Penn Speaks for Autism:
1) Bowling event for children and adults.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2016 from 1:00pm-3:00pm
Pep Bowl 1200 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146
2) Youtoo Tennis for 8th graders and under
240 S 31st Street, Phila, PA 19104
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-547-1311
From Academy Award® winning director Roger Ross Williams, LIFE, ANIMATED is the inspirational story of Owen Suskind, a young man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films.
Showtimes and locations:
UA King of Prussia Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX - Map at 7:30pm
Regal Edgmont Square 10 - Map at 7:30pm
Autism A-Z: Beyond the Puzzle
Implementing Evidence-Based Practices Through Family-Provider Partnerships
Friday, September 30, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
Chase Center on the Riverfront, 815 Justison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
Email Kristin Schloendorn or call 610.542.3094
Strengthening the Bond: Families living with Autism in our Community
University of Pennsylvania- The Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research
Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Free giveaways including tablets and safety devices
Free parking and SEPTA tokens provided.
Free breakfast and registration begins at 8:00. Free lunch also provided.
JEVS' Philadelphia Independence Network (PIN):
Financial Security Through ABLE for People with Disabilities
Thursday October 20, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM
The New Leaf Club, 1225 Montrose Avenue, Rosemont, PA
Rosemont stop on the SEPTA Paoli line
Things We Like
Brooklyn Love Tales, a 12-minute documentary made through Sprout's Make-A-Movie Program. You can check out the free stream here.
Brooklyn Love Tales is a personal look into the lives of three couples with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Each couple share funny and celebratory anecdotes as well as their deeply personal adversities. This film is available for purchase on Sproutflix, our film distribution site with over 200 unique films featuring people with IDD. Special offer through October 1st: get 20% off for downloads and DVDs of Brooklyn Love Tales - use discount code BLT20.
Make Every Word Count,
From: News Release Dan Coulter:
A science fiction/fantasy novel in which social skills play a key role was released by nationally recognized Dan Coulter, advocate for people with autism, who has Asperger Syndrome himself.
Make Every Word Count is available as a paperback book and an electronic book here. The price for the paperback book is $8.99, plus shipping, and the price for the Amazon Kindle e-book is $6.99. The first two chapters of the book are available to read or listen to online for free on the Coulter Video website.
Welcome to ASCEND Group
The 2016 ASCEND Group Conference "Autism Across the Lifespan" will cover the various lifelong challenges and transitions faced by autistic individuals and those who care for them. This full-day conference features a variety of topics aimed to inspire and instruct. Top experts will present the most up-to-date information and strategies, benefiting parents, professionals, caregivers and self-advocates alike. Attendees will enjoy numerous opportunities for support and networking. There will also be a Vendor Expo to browse, and a full lunch is included.
Who Should Attend?
· Adults with ASD
· Anyone who wants to learn more about autism
Williamson's Banquet and Event Center
* Students please send copy of ID
If you are already an ASCEND Professional Organization Member and would like to be a vendor at this conference click here.
See you at the conference!
ASCEND will be forming an Adults with Asperger's/Autism Support Group!
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