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ASAWNY Chapter Eventsgoto top
07/18/2015, Saturday
Sensory Friendly Film
Minions
Time: 10 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.
 
For tickets to this unique experience, please visit the theater's box office the day of the event.

  
Links :Sensory Friendly Films AMC link





Buffalo NY Areagoto top
07/08/2015, Wednesday
Effective Communication: Helping Families and Professionals Work Together
Parent Network of WNY Workshop
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 
Location: Parent Network of WNY
Address:1000 Main Street
 Buffalo, NY 14202
 
Cost: Free
 
Participants will learn how to improve communication skills to effectively work with professionals who work with children who have learning challenge or a disability. This workshop will help participants learn how to work together and help their child be successful.
 
Call to reserve your spot today!

(716)332-4170 phone; 1-866-277-4762 toll free

www.parentnetworkwny.org
  
Links :Parent Network Workshop Registration



07/10/2015, Friday
Au-Some Evenings
Explore & More Children's Museum
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 
Location: Explore & More Children's Museum
Address:300 Gleed Street
 East Aurora, NY 14052
 
Cost: No cost to families and children.
 
The second Friday of the month, Au-Some Evenings give children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, their friends and family an opportunity to play and learn together in an understanding and supportive environment. Children will have access to the museum and Imagination Playground blocks for more physically active play. All children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times.
 
Space is limited so reservations are essential. Please call Peg at (716) 332-4170 to secure your spot! Many thanks to our partners: The Exceptional Education Department at Buffalo State, Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo, and The Children's Guild Foundation.
  
Links :Au-some Evenings at Explore and More
 Movies @ the Reg



07/15/2015, 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
  



07/28/2015, Tuesday
Bulling and Students with Disabilities
Parent Network of WNY & Erie County Department of Social Services Workshop
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 
Location: Erie County Department of Social Services
Address:478 Main Street
 Buffalo, NY 14202
 
Cost: Free
 
How do students with disabilities cope with bullying? Participants will learn advocacy skills and ow supports and services can be built into an Individualized Education Program (IEP) to promote social growth.
 
Call to reserve your spot today!
(716) 332-4170; 1-866-277-4762; www.parentnetworkwny.org
  
Links :Parent Network Workshop Registration





WNY Recreation/Therapy/Summer Optionsgoto top
06/29/2015, Monday
Summer MAX @ ASI
Institute for Autism Research @ ASI
Time: Monday's - Friday's 7.5 - 8 hours a day
 
Location: Autism Services, Inc.
Address:124 Elmwood Avenue
 Buffalo, NY 14201
 
Cost: $400
 
Comprehensive Summer Psychosocial Program
- Two Sessions: June 29 - July 31 & July 27 - August 20
- Ages 7 - 12 years old with high functioning ASD.
- Social Skills, face and emotion recognition, interpretation of non-literal language and interest expansion using fun activities in a camp format.
 
Contact: Andrew Shanahan @ Autism Services @ (716) 631-577
  
Links :Institute for Autism Research (IAR)



06/29/2015, Monday
Summer MAX Booster Program
Institute for Autism Research @ Canisius College
Time: 8:50 a.m. - 4:10 p.m. (M-F)
 
Location: Canisius College
Address:2001 Main Street
 Buffalo, NY 14208
 
Cost: Low Cost
 
- Program Runs: June 29 - July 31
- Ages 7 - 12 years old with high functioning ASD who have participated in prior summerMAX, MAXout, or School MAX programs.
- IAR staff will be conducting studies evaluating characteristics and features of HFASDs and how these features and characteristics effect their functioning.
- Social Skills, face and emotion recognition, interpretation of non-literal language and interest expansion using fun activities in a camp format.
 
Contact: Dr. Marcus Thomeer; thomeerm@canisius.edu or call (716)888-3188
  
Links :Institute for Autism Research (IAR)



06/29/2015, Monday
Summer MAX yc (young children) Program
Institute for Autism Research @ Canisius College
Time: TBA
 
Location: Canisius College
Address:2001 Main Street
 Buffalo, NY 14208
 
Cost: TBA
 
Comprehensive Summer Psychosocial Program
- Two Sessions: June 29 - July 31; Monday - Friday's
- Ages 4 - 6 years old with high functioning ASD.
- Social Skills, face and emotion recognition, interpretation of non-literal language and interest expansion using fun activities in a camp format.
 
Contact: Dr. Marcus Thomeer; thomeerm@canisius or call (716)888-3188
  
Links :Institute for Autism Research (IAR)



07/06/2015, Monday
Community Connections Summer Program
The Summit Center
Time: 8:30 - 4:30 p.m. (Monday's - Friday's)
 
Location: Erie Community College-North
Address:6205 Main Street
 Williamsville, NY 14221
 
Cost: $2,100
 
Five week program runs July 6th thru August 7th for children entering grade 1 thru the age 17 with social interaction difficulties related to high functioning autism spectrum disorders or other disabilities.

Community Connections provides children with high functioning autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with 200 hours of intensive training, experience and practice in social, emotional and behavioral skills, allowing them to make friends and learn to better connect with peers, siblings, teachers and parents/caregivers.

Weekly parent sessions provide caregivers with strategies to promote their child's social interactions and extend the gains of the program to other settings.
 
For more information contact:
Alana Eaton: 716-799-8160
  
Links :The Summit Center



07/06/2015, Monday
The Summer Treatment Program (STP)
The Summit Center
Time: 8:30 - 4:30 p.m. (Monday's - Friday's)
 
Location: Erie Community College-North
Address:6205 Main Street
 Williamsville, NY 14221
 
Cost: $2,100
 
Five week program runs July 6th thru August 7th for children and adolescents entering grade 1 thru age 16 with:
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
- Conduct Disorder
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder
- Learning problems, and related behavior problems.

STP is a program for children with ADHD. It is a collection of best practices combining treatments tailored to each child's individual behavioral, academic and social competencies. It consists of 200 hours of direct service to the child and additional hours of direct parent training.
 
For more information contact:
Alana Eaton: 716-799-8160
  
Links :The Summit Center



07/07/2015, Tuesday
TOP Soccer: The Outreach Program for Soccer
Soccer Program for Athletes with Special Needs
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (6:00 p.m. to register if not already registered for 2015)
 
Location: West Seneca Soccer Complex
Address:3747 Seneca Street
 West Seneca, NY 14224
 
Cost: $15 Registration, $35 for Registration & Uniform- (There is No Charge for already Registered 2015 indoor players.)
 
Program Runs Tuesdays, July 7th - August 18th

For Ages 5-21 with any disability, wether physical or developmental.

Volunteers Needed!
No experience necessary. Community service hours may be available.
 
*Registration is July 7th at 6:00 p.m. prior to playing.

For more information contact: Scot Boniface: sboniface@roadrunner.com
  



07/08/2015, Wednesday
Summer Skates
SABAH @ Riverside Rink
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.
 
Location: The Bud Bakewell Arena at Riverside Park
Address:2607 Niagara Street
 Buffalo, NY 14207
 
Cost: $60.00
 
Wednesdays, July 8th - August 12 (6 consecutive weeks)

SABAH offers a summer ice skating program at Riverside Ice Rink in Buffalo for anyone challenged by a disability to work on skills throughout the off-season.
During the summer ice session, skaters are provided with the necessary adaptive equipment and skating essentials for therapeutic skating during the summer months.

Contact: (716) 877-5972 or (716) 362-9600
 
It is important to register ahead of time so they can be prepared with skates and other proper equipment for your athlete. To register visit their website below.
  
Links :SABAH Summer Skates Registration



07/11/2015, Saturday
Au-Some Swimmers Summer 2015
Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo
Time: Varied (see below)
 
Location: Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo
Address:Holland Family Building
 787 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14209
 
Cost: $45/(6) Classes; $60/ (8) Classes
 
Au-Some Swimmers is a learn to swim program for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). The primary component of Au-Some Swimmers is to provide swim instruction to children diagnosed with ASDs, but it is also a gathering place for families.
 
Mondays: June 29 - August 17 (8 Classes)
3:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m.; 3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.; 5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Tuesdays: June 30 - August 18 (8 Classes)
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.; 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.; 4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Saturdays: July 11th - August 15th (6 Classes)
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.-filled to capacity; 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.; 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. For more information contact:
Eric Poniatowski @ (716) 886-3172 Ext. 411 or EPoniatowski@jccbuffalo.org
  





Slides from some Great Presentationsgoto top
12/31/2015, Thursday
Martha Herbert, M.D., Ph.D.; A Fresh Look At Autism
Slides from the April 2015 Conference - Part 1
Time: Anytime
 
Location: N/A
Address:N/A
 N/A
 
Cost: Free
 
Here are the slides from our spring conference with Dr. Herbert.
  
Downloads :Martha Herbert, M.D., Ph.D Slides from 4/2015 Part 1



12/31/2015, Thursday
Martha Herbert, M.D., Ph.D.; A Fresh Look At Autism
Slides from the April 2015 Conference - Part 2
Time: Anytime
 
Location: N/A
Address:N/A
 N/A
 
Cost: Free
 
Here are the slides from Part 2 of Dr. Herbert's presentation.
  
Downloads :Martha Herbert, M.D., Ph.D Slides from 4/2015 Part 2





Dunkirk/Jamestown Areagoto top
07/11/2015, Saturday
Jamestown Sensory Friendly Film
Movies @ The Reg - Sponge Bob Square Pants: Sponge Out of Water
Time: 2:00 p.m.
 
Location: The Reg Lenna Center For The Arts
Address:116 East Third Street
 Jamestown, NY 14701
 
Cost: All seats are $5
 
During this screening, the auditorium lights and sound will be kept low to accommodate the needs of patrons with sensory issues.

Concession items are available individually at full price or five for $5.
  
Links :Movies @ the Reg