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09/18/2014, Thursday
Southtown Parent Support Group Coffee
Autism Society of WNY
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 
Location: Ann Tara's House
Address:39 Poplar Avenue
 Orchard Park, NY 14127
 
Cost: Free
 
**Location Change for September Only**

Come and have some adult conversation with other parents of special needs children. Be able to sit and relax and have a cup of coffee and chat with other parents.
 
RSVP: (716) 633-2275 or email info@autismwny.org. Day of event call (716) 352-1512.
  



09/20/2014, Saturday
Understanding Autism for Siblings (An Educational Program for Siblings of Children Diagnosed with ASD) Ages 7-12
Autism Services, Inc.
Time: 11:00am-1:00pm
 
Location: Autism Services, Inc.
Address:4444 Bryant Stratton Way,
 Williamsville, NY 14221
 
Cost: Free
 
Children will watch the video " Understanding Brothers and Sisters on the Autism Spectrum" in which siblings aged 7-12 talk about what it is like to have a brother or sister with Autism. Video followed by a question/ answer period facilitated by our clinical staff, as well as networking opportunities for families. As always, parents are expected and encouraged to attend.
 
Please RSVP by Thursday, September 16, 2013. Space is limited- please register early as there will be NO on-site registration.
Refreshments will be served.
Contact person: Tracy Panzarella 631-5777, ext. 328.
Made possible through funding from the Autism Society WNY Chapter
  
Downloads :ASI Sibling Workshop



09/27/2014, Saturday
Sensory Friendly Film
Dolphin Tale 2
Time: 10:00 a.m.
 
Location: AMC Maple Ridge 8
Address:4276 Maple Rd, Ste C
 Amherst, NY 14226
 
Cost: $5.50
 
AMC Entertainment and the Autism Society of America have teamed up to bring families affected by autism a special opportunity to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment on a monthly basis. With Sensory Friendly Films, the movie auditoriums will have their lights brought up and the sound turned down. You are able to bring your own snacks for special diets. The "Silence is Golden" policy is not enforces. The kids are free to move around and make noise as long as it is safe for everyone. It is a great way to enjoy a movie for anyone, not just people with ASD. Upcoming Dates: October 25 - Book of Life November 29 - Home December 13 - Paddington
 
For tickets to this unique experience, please visit the theater's box office the day of the event.
  
Links :Sensory Friendly Films Autism Society link
 Sensory Friendly Films AMC link



09/27/2014, Saturday
Fall Conference 2014: Sensory, Emotional, and Behavioral Regulation in Individuals with ASD
Paula Aquilla, B.Sc. OT
Time: 8:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
 
Location: Classics V Conference & Banquet Center
Address:2425 Niagara Falls Blvd.
 Amherst, NY
 
Cost: $11 for Parent/Individual with ASD, $25 for Professional/Student, and $35 for SLP/Audiologist/OT/COTA/PT/PTA.
 
The presenter is Ms. Paula Aquilla, B.Sc., OT, an occupational therapist and author of “Building Bridges Through Sensory Integration- Therapy for Children with Autism and Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders .” This workshop will examine the dynamics between sensory integration, and emotional as well as behavioral regulation in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Parents and professionals will learn how to identify when sensory/emotional/behavioral dysregulation occurs, as well as practical strategies to help those affected learn and maintain self-regulation in the school, home, and community environments. A collaborative approach for sensory integration and the role of language/communication in self-regulation will also be discussed. This workshop is geared for both professionals and parents .

The cost and CEU credit information is listed below:

$11 - Parent/Individual with ASD
$25 - Other Professional/Paraprofessional/Students (No CEUs awarded)
$35 - Speech-Language Pathologist & Audiologists .35 ASHA CEUs available
$35 - OT or COTA .3 IACET CEUs; .3 AOTA CEUs; 3.75 NBCOT PDUs
$35 - PT or PTA .3 NYS Approved PT Board CEUs

PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS 9/22/14!!!
 
Both mail-in and online registration are available. For mail-in registration, please print out the brochure, fill a registration form for each participant and mail in with payment to:
Autism Society WNY Chapter
19 Limestone Dr., Suite 1
Williamsville, NY, 14221

Online registration via PayPal is available at http://friendsofasi.org/autism-center-for-learning/ . To access online registration, click the link below and scroll down.

We suggest you register early for this conference. When we have had this speaker in the past, the conferences have sold out.

Check back here in the days just before the conference to see if walk-ins will be available.
Please note that if walk-in registration are available the day of the workshop, a $10.00 will be added to the above fees for late registration.


Please note that Mother’s Crown Jewelry will be at the workshop selling autism awareness bracelets and keychains. Makes Sense Autism Spectrum and Special Needs Supply Store will also be at the workshop. Makes Sense is a new local sensory store in Alden, NY with Sensory Rooms available to see and try out some of the items.
  
Downloads :Fall 2014 Conference with Paula Aquilla
Links :ASI Autism Center for Learning Conference Registration



10/09/2014, Thursday
Northtown Parent Support Coffee
Autism Society of WNY
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 
Location: Sweet Charlottes
Address:10255 Main Street, Suite 9, (Corner of Shisler and Main)
 Clarence, NY 14031
 
Cost: Free
 
Come and have some adult conversation with other parents of special needs children. Be able to sit and relax and have a cup of coffee and chat with other parents.

Sweet Charlotte's is a safe and fun place for kids to play. If you have little ones at home that can play independently while you chat in the same area you are welcome to bring them. Please be considerate and do not bring your child if they are sick.

Upcoming coffee: November 13.
 
We are asking if you could please RSVP and let us know if you are bringing children and their ages. RSVP: (716) 633-2275 or info@autismwny.org. Day of event call (716) 352-1512 or 863-4542
  
Links :Sweet Charlottes



12/31/2014, Wednesday
Autism Society WNY Chapter FACEBOOK Page
Check it out anytime
Time: Anytime
 
Location: From your computer
Address:tablet
 or phone
 
Cost: Free
 
Check out our Facebook page now available. To access our Facebook Page, follow link below or search for "Autism Society WNY Chapter" from Facebook. We will post our events as well as share other events in the area. We will also share information and post from other Autism organizations that we feel you should know about. We will try to share what we feel is important without an overwhelming number of posts.
 
Please like us on Facebook
  
Links :Autism Society WNY New Facebook Page





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09/18/2014, Thursday
All About Autism-A Workshop for Parents, Families and Friends
CASE Workshop
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
 
Location: Cleveland Hill Family Resource Center
Address:3660 Harlem Road
 Cheektowaga, NY 14225
 
Cost: Free
 
Do you have a child or love someone with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?

Would you like to know more about Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Would you like helpful information and ideas from an expert?

This is an informative workshop to attend.
 
Presenter Kathy Doody, Ph.D., parent of a child with autism, will offer you an understanding of ASD and discuss the next steps for your family. She will provide information about available services and supports from the school system and community. You will learn how to communicate and work together to help your child reach their full potential.

Call or go online to reserve your spot today!
(716) 332-4170 phone 1-866-277-4762 toll free
www.parentnetworkwny.org online
  
Links :Parent Network Workshop Registration



09/20/2014, Saturday
Adaptive Recreation Expo
A showcase of recreation opportunities in WNY, that are available for children and adults.
It is a day to share and explore recreation opportunities.
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
 
Location: Buffalo Niagara Court Center
Address:425 Meyer Rd.
 West Seneca, NY 14224
 
Cost: FREE admission and open to the public.
 
This year's demonstrations:

~ Quad Rugby
~ Wheelchair Basketball
~ Tai Chi
~ Wheelchair obstacle course
~ Painting by mouth
~ Adaptive SCUBA
~ Zumba
~ Adaptive Bicycles

More to come!
 
Representatives from various recreation programs and area Recreation Departments will be in attendance for everyone to check out.

More Information
Facebook: WNY Adaptive Recreation Expo
Email: wnyadaptiverecexpo@gmail.com
  
Downloads :Fall 2014 Conference with Paula Aquilla
Links :ASI Autism Center for Learning Conference Registration



09/25/2014, Thursday
Front Door & Self-Directed Services
Parent Network of WNY Workshop
Time: 7:00 p.m.- 8:45 p.m.
 
Location: Williamsville CSD Office, Board Room
Address:105 Casey Road
 East Amherst, NY 14051
 
Cost: FREE
 
What are Self-Directed Services and How do Self Directed Services work?
Are Self Directed Services right for me and my family?

In this workshop individuals, families and caregivers will learn what OPWDD funded self-directed services are and how they work. Participants develop a basic understanding of creating an initial service plan for the individual with a developmental disability, identify what their responsibilities will be and who they will be working with during the process. Key terms and functions regarding self-directed services like employer and budget authority, start-up broker, support broker and more will be discussed.
 
Call to reserve your spot today!! (716) 332-4170 phone; 1-866-277-4762 toll free www.parentnetworkwny.org Check your local TV broadcasts for cancellation information.
  
Links :Parent Network Workshop Registration



09/27/2014, Saturday
CIP Experience Days
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
 
Location: CIP Amherst
Address:4511 Harlem Road, Suite 202
 Buffalo, NY 14226
 
Cost: Free
 
CIP Experience Days provide an in-depth look at our full-year programs that provide comprehensive supports for young adults with Learning Differences; so that they can succeed in college, employment, and independent living.

Prospective families, students and the professionals that support them are invited to attend these experiential free events far a inside look at one of the most comprehensive programs in the world designed to help young people with Aspergers, High Functioning Autism, ADHD and other learning differences make successful transitions from adolescence to adulthood. Register to attend.
 
For more information, visit: www.cipworldwide.org/events/ or contact Judy Gerich at 716-839-2620
  



09/30/2014, Tuesday
NYS Office of Teaching Approved Coursework/
Training in the Needs of Students with Autism
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
 
Location: Autism Services, Inc.
Address:4444 Bryant Stratton Way
 Williamsville, NY 14221
 
Cost: $50
 
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, September 23
 
You must pre-register to attend the course.

To register: http://friendsofasi.org/autism-center-for-learning.

Please call (716) 631-5777, ext. 328 with any questions.
  



10/08/2014, Wednesday
Parent Group
For Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
 
Location: Parent Network of Western New York/EPIC
Address:1000 Main Street
 Buffalo, NY 14202
 
Cost: Free
 
This group provides a welcoming environment for parents and other caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorders to meet, share experiences, ask questions and receive support.
 
R.S.V.P. to Attend: Please call (716) 878-7600 or e-mail: jmertz@kaleidahealth.org
  



10/18/2014, Saturday
Life has Options Conference
Presented by Parent Network of WNY, The Learning Disabilities Assoc. of WNY and WNY Independent Living, Inc.
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
 
Location: St. Mary's School for the Deaf
Address:2253 Main Street
 Buffalo, NY 14214
 
Cost: $10 per person $25 max for family
 
Life has options, success after High School. Topics including OPWDD Services, Home Options, Educational options, Benefits-understanding SSI/SSD/recertification at age 18, Vocational Options and Military options.
 
To register on line visit : http://www.parentnetworkwny.org/workshop-registration

OR

CHECK: Parent Network of WNY NOTE: Life Has Options
Mail to: Parent Network c/o Peg Kovach, 1000 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14202
  
Links :Parent Network of Western New York



10/26/2014, Sunday
The Empire Strikes 4 Bucks
Summit Educational Resources
Time: 12:00 - 4:00 Open Bowling
12:30 - 3:30 Team Bowling
 
Location: AMF Thruway Lanes
Address:1550 Walden Ave
 Cheektowaga, NY 14225
 
Cost: $$
 
Join us at Thruway Lanes for fun for the whole family. Open bowling from 12-4. Our team bowling tournament runs from 12:30-3:30.

Other fun activities include:

Basket raffle
- 50/50 drawing
- Photo-op with Star Wars cosplayers
- Interactive performances with Star Wars cosplayers
- Face painting
- Quiet room w/ arts & crafts
- Video Games provided by Oogie Games
- Kid’s games
 
Check out last years event:
http:// www.es4b.wordpress.com
https://www.facebook.com/theEmpireStrikesforBucks
  





Slides from some Great Presentationsgoto top
12/31/2014, Wednesday
Autism Forum: Are kids being recovered from Autism? Hint: Yes, some are!
Speaker: Laurette Janak
Time: Workshop already held. You can download documents.
 
Location: Use your computer to download documents.
Address:Use your computer to download documents.
 Use your computer to download documents.
 
Cost: PAST EVENT of the Healthy Living Support Group
 
What are the risk-factors for autism? How can a parent minimize the risk of having a child diagnosed with autism?
Speaker Laurette Janak, a local parent and autism researcher. Her work with researchers and doctors around the country has given her much insight into what's being done to recover children from autism and into some exciting upcoming research.
 
Hosted by Healthy Living Support Group an organization committed to teaching how to regain and maintain optimal health through food and lifestyle choices, based on research.
Attached are the slides from Laurette's Talk. Please be aware the files are large, it may take some time depending on your internet connection. Part 1 file is 44 MB and the part 2 file is 23 MB.
  
Downloads :Laurettes Talk Healthy Living Group Part 1
 Laurettes Talk Healthy Living Group Part 2



12/31/2014, Wednesday
Connecting the Pieces: Addressing the Treatable Causes of Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autism Society of WNY Chapter & Autism Services, Inc. workshop
Time: Conference already held.
 
Location: Classics V Conference & Banquet Center
Address:Conference already held.
 Conference already held.
 
Cost: Use to download slides.
 
The workshop featured Richard Frye, M.D., Ph.D., neurologist, researcher, and the Director of the Autism Multi-specialty Clinic at Arkansas Children’s Hospital
The idea that children with autism can be successfully treated medically to achieve optimal outcomes has only recently become more broadly accepted. Recent studies have demonstrated an association between autism and abnormalities of several metabolic systems, including disorders of folate, mitochondrial, and glutathione metabolism. These metabolic abnormalities have been associated with a wide range of psychiatric, neurodevelopmental, and neurological disorders. Safe, well-tolerated treatments are being developed for these metabolic issues , that are reported to have positive effects on the symptoms of ASD. Many of these metabolic systems are interrelated so that treatment that addresses one system results in improvements in another, and vice versa. Biomarkers (biological markers) have been identified that may be used to determine which children will benefit from treatment and potentially be used to detect children with ASD prior to symptoms appearing so that treatment can begin early. Although preliminary, this evidence paves the way for optimal outcomes ranging from improvements in functioning to potential recovery from the disabilities that are associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
 
Dr. Frye has graciously allowed us to post the slides from his presentation. See Part 1 and Part 2 below . We would like to thank Dr. Frye for a great talk and for sharing his slides with us.
These files are very large, so may take a while to download. Also, they are one slide per page, so they will be 72-87 pages. Please consider this before printing the entire presentation. You can download it, look at it on your computer and print selected pages.
  
Downloads :Dr Frye handouts part 1
 Dr Frye handouts part 2
Links :Autism Society WNY New Facebook Page



12/31/2014, Wednesday
For-warned is For-armed -
Complete Wellness Arts and Science Center
Time:
 
Location: Complete Wellness Arts and Science Center
Address:1515 Kensington Ave
 Buffalo, NY
 
Cost: PAST EVENT
 
For-warned is For-armed previous talk sponsored by the Complete Wellness Arts and Science Centery on Understanding and reducing the risk factors of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Given the continued rise in the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders (ASD),it is critical to look at the currently accepted risk factors for ASD and learn how some of these factors can be minimized. Laurette Janak, a medical researcher and the mother of a child on the autism spectrum, will discuss several risk factors for autism and strategies to mitigate its occurrence. She will touch on the biochemical profile found in parents and the consequences to their personal health. Her focus on primary prevention is based on the most recently published studies, which will be presented in easy to understand terms.
 
Past Event, Has slides attached. Warning, the file is large, may take some time to download. Not recommended to download to phone.
  
Downloads :Laurette Wellness Center talk