Autism Awareness Month – A look at TAP events around Illinois

 

Join us throughout April as the The Autism Program celebrates Autism Awareness Month.

Across the state, TAP network partners are offering a full schedule of fun and exciting events designed to celebrate the individuals we serve, increase public awareness of autism spectrum disorders, and provide valuable resources to the parents of children with autism.

Below you will find events categorized by your region of Illinois

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Northern Illinois

Sat Mar 23, 2013

8:30am – Rockford Area Autism Conference

Where: Linda K. White Youth Center- 623 N. Alpine Rd.- Rockford, IL 61101

Description: Presentations include: “Recreation, Leisure, Health, & Fitness for Individuals with Autism and Disabilities” -Jeff Chan, Ph.D., BCBA-D “Getting Everything You Can Out of Your IEP Meeting” -Micki Moran, J.D. “Support for Families: Tips and Strategies for Managing Stress” – Frederika C. Theus, PhysD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist “Teaching Functional Skills Using Vide Prompting” -Jesse (Woody) Johnson, Ed.D., BCBA-D To RSVP for this FREE event, please conta Kim Winkelman at (815) 790-1361 or KimW@AutismHomeSupport.com

 

Wed Mar 27, 2013

10am RCADD – Understanding the IEP Process

Where: RCADD – 10 S. Kedzie, Room 205 Chicago, IL 62612

Description: A great opportunity for families transitioning from Early Interventioninto Special Education. RCADD in collaboration with the Family ResourceCenter on Disabilities is proud to be hosting the following freeworkshop. “Understanding The IEP Process”

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 ~ Time: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Where: Resource Center for Autism &Developmental Delays 10 S. Kedzie, Room 205, Chicago IL, 60612

(312-746-5447) Please email us to register: rcadd2@gmail.com

Sat Mar 30, 2013

7:05pm – Autism Awareness Night with the Rockford IceHogs

Where: Rockford, IL

Description: The Rockford IceHogs are pleased to host the inaugural Autism Awareness Night on Saturday, March 30, 2013! $5 from every ticket purchase through the order form, online or by phone mentioning Autism Awareness Night will be donated to help The Autism Program Service Center, a program of Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago – Rockford Region.

Mon Apr 1, 2013

9am – Opening of RCADD South

Where: Chicago, IL

Description: The opening of Resource Center for Autism & Developmental Delays -SOUTH! Resources, Referrals & Trainings Books, Games, DVD’’s &Software Assistance with Visual Support Creation Access to Computers,Printer & Lamination Basic Case Management and Referrals Available Martin Luther King Community Service Center 4314 S. Cottage Grove RM103Chicago, IL 60612 Mon & Fri – 9am-5pm, Wed – 11am-5pm P. 312.747.8571 -F.312.747.8991

Thu Apr 4, 2013

7pm – Little Friends Community Presentation – “The Changing Face of Autism”

Where: NCC, Naperville, IL

Sat Apr 6, 2013

7:45am – Chicagoland Autism Connection Spring Fling

Where: Chicago, IL

Description: Representatives of UIC Developmental Disabilities Family Clinics/TAP will be present. Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences 3857 West 111th Street, Chicago

Mon Apr 8, 2013

6pm – Parents Raising Children with ASDs Support Group- Joliet

Where: Easter Seals, 212 Barney, Joliet, IL

Description: This is a wonderful way to meet other parents, get information and get connected to other resources in the community. Childcare will be provided by Easter Seals staff as long as you call ahead to make arrangements. Please let Valerie know if you would like to be included the reminder email list for this group at vlentz@joliet.easterseals.com.

 

Wed Apr 10, 2013

All day TAP 1.1 Training

Where: The Hope Institute Learning Academy – 1628 W Washington BLVD, Chicago, IL 60612

Description: Training will run from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day. Cost is $325, lunch included. This course is a prerequisite for TAP 2.0 training. To register, contact Lydia at Have Dreams: lydiawissing@aol.com or 847-685-0250 x 115. Sponsored by TAP and Have Dreams.

6pm – “Improving the Social Skills of Children with Disabilities” – EasterSeals Rockford

Where: Oregon, IL

Description: At this FREE workshop participants will learn how social skills arepart of the Illinois learning standards, how social skills acquisitionis addressed in an IEP and methods for teaching social and emotionallearning. Time: 6:00 – 9:00 PM – A dinner will be provided.

Location:First Presbyterian Church 200 South Fifth Street Oregon, IL 61061Presenter: Rhonda Best 3 CPDUs Available for Educators Certificate ofAttendance Provided To Register: Call Kim at 866-436-7842 X107 or visitwww.fmptic.org/events/trainings Please Register by April 3, 2013.

Thu Apr 11, 2013

All day TAP 1.1 Training

Where: The Hope Institute Learning Academy – 1628 W Washington BLVD, Chicago, IL 60612

Description: Training will run from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day. Cost is $325, lunch
included. This course is a prerequisite for TAP 2.0 training. To register, contact Lydia at Have Dreams: lydiawissing@aol.com or 847-685-0250 x 115. Sponsored by TAP and Have Dreams.

Fri Apr 12, 2013

5:30pm – Family Fun Night

Where: Carson Ice Area, Rockford

Description: Annual Family Fun Night for families that have a child with a developmental
disability at Carlson Ice Arena with Therapeutic Recreation Staff from the Rockford Park District Dinner will be provided. Registration is required by April 5 and limited to the first 150 people. register, call Patti at 815-965-5069 x 221 or email to: phobbs@eastersealschicago.org

 

Sat Apr 13, 2013

9am – ADORE – A Day of Recognition Event

Where: The Hope Institute Learning Academy, Chicago, IL

Description: Come join us for “ADORE” A Day of Recognition Event for: Parents,families, and caregivers of children with special needs. We will honorthe hard work, dedication, support and love that special familiesprovide to help their children succeed. The ADORE Event is FREE!Pre-registration is required Register at:adore2013recognition.eventbrite.com Or call Kim Cambric at 773-553-5720(Space is limited to 200 participants)

10am – Buttons4Autism – Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago

Where: Tinley Park, IL

Description: Volunteer at Buttons4Autism on Saturday, April 13th, 2013 to raise critical funds for Easter Seals Autism Therapeutic School in Tinley Park. Help improve the lives and futures of individuals living with Autism and other disabilities by giving your time to collect donations at local intersections in Tinley Park. Invite your friends, family and co-workers to participate in thi exciting opportunity. All participants must be 16 years and older. Safety vest, badges and collection containers will be provided. A button handmade at HarrysButtons at Easter Seals will be given for each donation. Volunteer shifts are available from 10am to 6pm. Visit: http://chicago.easterseals.com/site/PageServer?pagename=ILCH_Buttons4Autism for more information

10am – WOYC – Early Childhood 2nd Annual FREE Family Fun Fair

Where: Heartland Community Church, 1280 S. Alpine, Rockford, IL

Description: Bouncy House Child Centered Activities Community Information Booths Face Painting Raffles & More!!!

7pm – Easter Seals DuPage and the Fox Valley Region – 35th Annual Benefit Gala

Where: Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, 120 E. Delaware Place, Chicago, IL

Join us for our 35th Annual Benefit Gala. Saturday, April 13, 2012. 6:00 Cocktail Reception, 8:00 Auctions, Dinner and Dancing

Mon Apr 15, 2013

4pm – Easter Seals Rockford – Sibling Support Group

Where: Rockford, IL

Description: Siblings play an important, unique, and special role in each other’slives. This support group is geared towards: Youth: siblings ages 8 to12 years old Teen: siblings ages 13 to 16 years old LOCATED AT: UICHEALTH SCIENCES CAMPUS 1601 PARKVIEW AVE ROCKFORD, IL 61107

TIME: YOUTH4:00 — 4:50PM TEEN 5:00 —5:50PM

PARENTS ARE REQUIRED TO STAY AND ATTENDTHE PARENT SUPPORT GROUP COMPONENT

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT BRENDA PARRISH MS, CTRS AT 815.395.5651 OR EMAIL BRENDA.PARRISH@EASTERSEALSCHICAGO.ORG

 

Wed Apr 17, 2013

10am – RCADD – Tips & Tools for Homes & Schools

Where: 10 S. Kedzie, Rm. 205, Chicago, IL

Description: This workshop will cover classroom and home strategies meant to address the academic, social and leisure objectives of a child with autism and/or developmental delays. For more information visit: http://illinois.edu/calendar/detail/4211? eventId=24412295&calMin=201303&cal=20130322&skinId=6543

Thu Apr 18, 2013

4pm – Sibshops- Joliet

Where: 212 Barney Dr., Joliet, IL

Description: Sponsored by Easter Seals Joliet Region, Inc. Sibshops are fun, recreational groups for children that have siblings with special needs. It is an opportunity for sibs to meet other sib talk about the good and not so good things and learn that Sibs R Special 2! Our group is for children in 1st – 8th grade. It meets the third Thursday of every month from 4:00 – 6:00. Call Valerie Lentz at (815) 927-5465 to register or with any questions.

6pm – Alyson Beytien Talks ASD – Parent / Caregiver Presentation

Where: Dixon Elks Lodge #779 – 1279 Franklin Grove Road, Dixon IL 61021

Description: “What do I do tomorrow? – 5 Keys to Supporting a Person with Autism”The challenges of supporting a child with ASD are many, and the amountof research and interventions currently available can be overwhelming.This presentation focuses on what everyone‐‐parents, teachers, extendedfamily, support personnel‐‐can do each day to ensure success for thechild and for all involved. This presentation is full of humor,reality, and practical ideas. This presentation is free

Fri Apr 19, 2013

8:30am – Kreider Services: “Critical Supports for the Person with Autism” with Alyson Beytien

Where: Dixon, IL

Description: Individuals with ASD exhibit specific characteristics and behaviorsthat correlate to their diagnosis. This presentation looks at Autismwithin the context of the core challenges the individuals experience;communication, social interaction and unusual behaviors. Discussion and examples of what autism looks like in the home and community,interventions, and ideas for supporting specific learning styles arepart of the presentation. Practical ideas, and real ‐life incidencesare used to spark discussion on how to help these individuals succeedand thrive in their lives. Required Fee: $50 per person/ Lunch isprovided.

Sat Apr 20, 2013

All day Curb Appeal Project w/NCC Intersection Group – Main Campus

Where: Naperville, IL

Description: Curb Appeal Project w/NCC Intersection Group – Main Campus.

10am – Chicagoland Autism Connection (CAC)/ Chicago Southside Autism Support Group

Where: Easter Seals School and Center of Autism Research, 1939 West 13th Street, Chicago

Description: Registration is not required for our monthly meetings, except for respite care (see below). RESPITE CARE REGISTRATION Free respite care for children with autism is provided by professionally trained staff from NIA Comprehensive Center for Developmental Disabilities. However, ADVANCE RESERVATIONS are required and an intake form must be completed to m State of Illinois requirements. We regret that typically-developing siblings CAN NOT be accommodated (but all kids are welcome to come to the adult meeting as long as they are supervised). These rules are necessary due to the large demand for the free respite care serv We limit respite care size to 20 kids to ensure safety and personalized care. Please call Allonda McCaster of NIA at (773) 329-0375 to complete your intake form and reserve a space for your child. Projects of CAC include Southside Autism Support Group and the “A-Team” Social and Recreational Club.

 

Mon Apr 22, 2013

4pm – Easter Seals Rockford – Sibling Support Group

Where: Rockford, IL

Description: Siblings play an important, unique, and special role in each other’slives. This support group is geared towards: Youth: siblings ages 8 to12 years old Teen: siblings ages 13 to 16 years old

LOCATED AT: UICHEALTH SCIENCES CAMPUS 1601 PARKVIEW AVE ROCKFORD, IL 61107

TIME: YOUTH4:00 — 4:50PM TEEN 5:00 —5:50PM PARENTS ARE REQUIRED TO STAY AND ATTEND THE PARENT SUPPORT GROUP COMPONENT

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT BRENDA PARRISH MS, CTRS AT 815.395.5651 OR EMAIL BRENDA.PARRISH@EASTERSEALSCHICAGO.ORG

Wed Apr 24, 2013

ARC of Illinois’ 63rd Annual Convention

Where: Lisle, IL

Description: Staff & Clinicians from The Autism Program of Illinois network partners will presenting.

Thu Apr 25, 2013

ARC of Illinois’ 63rd Annual Convention

Where: Lisle, IL

Description: Staff & Clinicians from The Autism Program of Illinois network partners will presenting.

10:00am – 3:30pm – Using iPads To Aid Communication and Vocational Independence

Where: 1601 Parkview Avenue, Rockford, IL 61103. Room E120

Description: The morning session will begin with a brief overview of iPad features and capabilities. Further, participants will learn about adaptations that can be made through settings, restrictions and accessories to adapt this technology for a variety of individuals who benefit from assistive technology. The afternoon session will include demonstrations of a range of iPad applications designed to aid communication and vocational independence.

6pm – Little Friends – Friend Raiser Reception

Where: Cafe B’s – Naperville, IL

Fri Apr 26, 2013

7:30pm – Grupo SALTO Annual Fundraiser

Where: Cicero, IL

Description: WishingWell-Concodia Banquet Halls 5838 W. 26th St Cicero, IL 60804 For tickets and information call Jose Ovalle 708-770-1401 Luz Maria Limon 773-574-3868 Donation: $50

Sat Apr 27, 2013

9am – 3rd Annual Giant Steps Autism Community Resource Fair

Where: Lisle, IL

Description: Representatives from The Autism Program and our network partners will be present with information and resources.

 

6pm – 9th Annual Night of Hope Gala – The Hope Institute

Where: Marriott Downtown Chicago, Chicago, IL

Description: For more information visit – http://www.thehopeinstitute.us

Mon Apr 29, 2013

4pm Easter Seals Rockford – Sibling Support Group

Where: Rockford, IL

Description: Siblings play an important, unique, and special role in each other’slives. This support group is geared towards: Youth: siblings ages 8 to12 years old Teen: siblings ages 13 to 16 years old LOCATED AT: UICHEALTH SCIENCES CAMPUS 1601 PARKVIEW AVE ROCKFORD, IL 61107

TIME: YOUTH4:00 — 4:50PM TEEN 5:00 —5:50PM

PARENTS ARE REQUIRED TO STAY AND ATTENDTHE PARENT SUPPORT GROUP COMPONENT FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT BRENDAPARRISH MS, CTRS AT 815.395.5651 OR EMAIL BRENDA.PARRISH@EASTERSEALSCHICAGO.ORG

 

Fri May 3, 2013

7pm – Night of Dreams: Have Dreams Annual Fundraiser

Where: Chicago, IL

Description: For more information visit: http://www.havedreams.org

Sat May 11, 2013

9am – 4th Annual “Walkin for…The ANSWERS” Autism and Special Needs Walk-a-Thon

Where: Maywood, IL

Description: Representatives of TAP will be on hand with information and resources.Saturday, May 11, 2013, from 9am to 2pm at Proviso East High SchoolStadium, 801 S. 1st Ave., Maywood, IL. (PARKING IS AVAILABLE). The flowof the day is Registration 9:00am til 9:25—Opening Ceremonies9:30—Let’s Walk 10:00am. For more information visit: www.theanswerinc.org

 

Central Illinois

Tue Mar 26, 2013

5:30pm – Support Group- Charleston

Where: TAP at CTF, 689 Castle Dr., Charleston, IL

Description:

Support group for adults will be held the last Tuesday of every month at our office in Charleston. For more information, call TAP at 217.348.3869.

 

6pm – Social Skills Group- Charleston

Where: TAP, 689 Castle Dr., Charleston, IL

Description:

Social Skills groups for children ages 7-8 and for children ages 9-11 will meet each
Tuesday evening 5:30-6:30 pm at our Charleston office starting on March 6. If you are intereste in having your child attend Social Skills but have not yet registered, please contact Teasha at (217) 348-3869, x10 or teashawalker@ctfillinois.org. Social Skills group is a free program of The Autism Program at CTF.

Tue Apr 2, 2013

6pm – Social Skills Group- Charleston

Where: TAP, 689 Castle Dr., Charleston, IL

Description: Social Skills groups for children ages 7-8 and for children ages 9-11 will meet each
Tuesday evening 5:30-6:30 pm at our Charleston office starting on March 6. If you are intereste in having your child attend Social Skills but have not yet registered, please contact Teasha at (217) 348-3869, x10 or teashawalker@ctfillinois.org. Social Skills group is a free program of Th Autism Program at CTF.

 

Thu Apr 4, 2013

6pm – Parent Support Group- Hillsboro

Where: Hillsboro

Description: Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month from 6-7:30pm. There will
be a speaker and also time to discuss and problem solve challenges faced by families of childre with ASD. Childcare (for the child with ASD and siblings!) is provided during these meetings by teachers and speech pathologists who have experience in working with children on the spectrum. For additional information please contact Kim Draper at 217-710-3598.

7pm – Parents of Children with Autism Support Group- Springfield

Where: Noll Medical Pavilion, Room 2500, Springfield, IL

Description: Hosted by the Autism Society of America – Central Illinois Chapter. Meetings also open to educators and paraprofessionals, such as speech therapists, occupational therapists and emergency personnel and other care givers . For more information contact us at info@asacic.org or (217) 585-1421.

 

Sat Apr 6, 2013

9am – Noon – Ready, Set, Grow

Where: Urbana

Description: Join us for Ready, Set, Grow on Saturday April 6th, at the Lincoln Square Mall in Urbana, IL. TAP staff will be on hand to provide activities, information and more.

2:00pm-4:00pm – The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Where: Springfield, IL

Description: Autism Awareness Event – TAP staff will be on hand to answer questions about autism and provide information about ASD and our programs.

Tue Apr 9, 2013

TAP Press Conference

Where: Illinois State Capitol Building, Springfield, IL Description: Details coming soon!

6pm – Social Skills Group- Charleston

Where: TAP, 689 Castle Dr., Charleston, IL

Description:

Social Skills groups for children ages 7-8 and for children ages 9-11 will meet each Tuesday evening 5:30-6:30 pm at our Charleston office starting on March 6. If you are intereste in having your child attend Social Skills but have not yet registered, please contact Teasha at (217) 348-3869, x10 or teashawalker@ctfillinois.org. Social Skills group is a free program of Th Autism Program at CTF.

Tue Apr 16, 2013

6am – Asperger’s/Autism Adult Support and Self-Advocacy Group- Springfield

Where: Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL

Description: This group meets on the third Tuesday of each month Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. For additional information please contact c facilitator, Debi Edmund at 217-793-2587 or debi.edmund@yahoo.com. Please note that this is not a TAP event. For additional information you will need to contact Debi.

 

10am – Project Inclusion- Springfield

Where: University of Illinois-Springfield, Disability Services HRB 80, Springfield, IL

Description: WHO: For students who have exited the K-12 school system; students who are still in school, but have completed their core classes and would like some college experience; or students in the school system who are looking for independent living skills. WHAT: An educational program aimed at improving reading, writing, and computer skills to make them more employable in the future. COST: $75/class, $150/ for both classes during the semester. Some DRS clients are eligible for funding for this program. CONTACT: Susy Woods, Visiting Director of Disability Services, UIS- (217) 206-6666 or swoods06s@uis.edu.

6pm – Social Skills Group- Charleston

Where: TAP, 689 Castle Dr., Charleston, IL

Description: Social Skills groups for children ages 7-8 and for children ages 9-11 will meet each Tuesday evening 5:30-6:30 pm at our Charleston office starting on March 6. If you are intereste in having your child attend Social Skills but have not yet registered, please contact Teasha at (217) 348-3869, x10 or teashawalker@ctfillinois.org. Social Skills group is a free program of Th Autism Program at CTF.

 

Wed Apr 17, 2013

3:15pm – The Hope Institute: Balloon Launch for Autism Awareness

Where: The Hope Institute for Children and Families, Springfield, IL

Thu Apr 18, 2013

4pm CTF Event – Cooking Class

Where: Coles County Fairgrounds, Charleston, IL

Description: High School & Young Adult – 4:00 – 4:45pm Middle/Junior High Students – 6:00 – 6:45pm To register or for more information contact cherylsowers@ctfillinois.org

 

Sat Apr 20, 2013

7pm CTF – Young Adult Club of Champaign – Dinner & Play

Where: Farmer City, IL

Description: Maid to Order – We will have a dinner at Emos in Farmer City & then go to the play to see the comedy! Play starts at 7:00pm at the Blue Ridge High School Auditorium – 411 N. Joh St., Farmer City. Tickets – $8.00 for reserved seats. Please RSVP to Cathy Testory by April 5th a cathytestory@ctfillinois.org or 217-722-4482

 

Tue Apr 23, 2013

5:30pm – Support Group- Charleston

Where: TAP at CTF, 689 Castle Dr., Charleston, IL

Description: Support group for adults will be held the last Tuesday of every month at our office in Charleston. For more information, call TAP at 217.348.3869.

 

6pm – Social Skills Group- Charleston

Where: TAP, 689 Castle Dr., Charleston, IL

Description: Social Skills groups for children ages 7-8 and for children ages 9-11 will meet each Tuesday evening 5:30-6:30 pm at our Charleston office starting on March 6. If you are intereste in having your child attend Social Skills but have not yet registered, please contact Teasha at (217) 348-3869, x10 or teashawalker@ctfillinois.org. Social Skills group is a free program of Th Autism Program at CTF.

 

Fri Apr 26, 2013

5:30pm – 7th Annual Passage To India – A benefit for Easter Seals Peoria- Bloomington

Where: Peoria, IL

Description: For more information visit: http://es-passagetoindia.com/

Sun Apr 28, 2013

2pm – Teen Connect of Champaign / C-U Autism Walk

Where: Hessel Park, Champaign, IL

Description: Registration begins at 11:30am Kick off – 2:00pm Line up – 2:15pm Begin walk – 2:30pm Raffle Drawing 3:00pm (must be present to win) CTF will pay for YAC and Teen Connect Members registration and shirts!

Tue Apr 30, 2013

6pm – Social Skills Group- Charleston

Where: TAP, 689 Castle Dr., Charleston, IL

Description: Social Skills groups for children ages 7-8 and for children ages 9-11 will meet each Tuesday evening 5:30-6:30 pm at our Charleston office starting on March 6. If you are intereste in having your child attend Social Skills but have not yet registered, please contact Teasha at (217) 348-3869, x10 or teashawalker@ctfillinois.org. Social Skills group is a free program of Th Autism Program at CTF.

Thu May 2, 2013

7pm – Parents of Children with Autism Support Group- Springfield

Where: Noll Medical Pavilion, Room 2500, Springfield, IL

Description: Hosted by the Autism Society of America – Central Illinois Chapter. Meetings also open to educators and paraprofessionals, such as speech therapists, occupational therapists and emergency personnel and other care givers . For more information contact us at info@asacic.org or (217) 585-1421.

Tue May 7, 2013

6pm – Social Skills Group- Charleston

Where: TAP, 689 Castle Dr., Charleston, IL

Description: Social Skills groups for children ages 7-8 and for children ages 9-11 will meet each Tuesday evening 5:30-6:30 pm at our Charleston office starting on March 6. If you are intereste in having your child attend Social Skills but have not yet registered, please contact Teasha at (217) 348-3869, x10 or teashawalker@ctfillinois.org. Social Skills group is a free program of Th Autism Program at CTF.

 

Southern Illinois

Tue Apr 2, 2013

All day FASTT Balloon Release

Where: Maryville, IL

Description: FASTT will hold a balloon release with a card attached stating a statistic about autism.

 

Fri Apr 5, 2013

10am – UCP Heartland Center for Autism Grand Re-Opening and Ribbon Cutting- Maryville

Where: UCP Heartland Center for Autism- 2730 North Center Street in Maryville, IL

Description: UCP Heartland Center for Autism Grand Re-Opening and Ribbon Cutting April 5,
2013 Ribbon Cutting at 10:00 a.m. More details to come.

 

Fri Apr 12, 2013

6pm – Monster Mock! Concert a tribute to KISS and music of the Scorpions

Where: Family Arena, St Charles, MO

Description: April 12 – Monster Mock! Concert a tribute to KISS and music of theScorpions at Family Arena. A portion of the proceeds will go to FASTT.For more information contact Dawn at program.director@fasttfoundation.org or 618-741-6409

 

Sat Apr 13, 2013

6pm – Cirque du Soleil World Away – Sensory Friendly Movie

Where: Helen Matthes Library, Effingham, IL

Description: RSVP to Cheryl at 217-348-3869 or cherylsowers@ctfillinois.org

Sun Apr 14, 2013

1pm – Autism Special Needs Families Potluck and Hike in the Park

Where: Evergreen Hollow Park, Effingham, IL

Description: Wear blue and bring a covered dish and join other families for Potluck in the Park! The children will make and fly plastic sack kites! For more information contact Cassie Heynen a 217-663-7080

 

Mon Apr 15, 2013

4:30pm – SIU – Manicure and Martini Night

Where: Carbondale, IL

Description:

Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders Fundraiser – The Blue Martin in Carbondale is hosting a Manicure and Martini night for us on Monday, April 15th. $20 will buy you 2 martini appetizers, and a mini-manicure. Appointments will run from 4:30-10:30 pm. Please email Kir at schaper@siu.edu, if you are interested.

5:30pm – CTF – Effingham Parent Support Group & Social Skills Group

Where: Effingham, IL

Description: 2511 S. Veterans Drive – Effingham Contact Kristin Gharst for more information at kristingharst@ctfillinois.org or 217-348-3869

Tue Apr 16, 2013

6pm – New Diagnosis Family Orientation Program- Maryville

Where: UCP Heartland Center for Autism, 2730 N. Center St., Maryville, IL

Description: New Diagnosis Family Orientation Program WHEN: April 16, 2013 6:00 –9:00 p.m.

WHERE: UCP Heartland Center for Autism, 2730 N. Center St.,Maryville, IL PRESENTERS: Fiona Plunk, Autism Resource Specialist andAmanda Marti, Autism Resource Coordinator PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS: familymembers of individuals recently diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: This program was developed at The AutismProgram Central Illinois Regional Training and Service Center for thepurpose of assisting family members in understanding autism spectrum disorder and provides opportunity for families to interact with otherswho are on the same journey. REGISTRATION: Please call (618) 288-2218to be placed on the mailing list.

 

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