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09/10/2015, 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.
 
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



09/19/2015, 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 Monday, September 14, 2015. 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



09/19/2015, Saturday
Sibling Education Workshop at Autism Services, Inc.
Made possible by funding from Autism Society WNY
Time: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
 
Location: Autism Services, Inc.
Address:4444 Bryant Stratton Way
 Williamsville, NY 14221
 
Cost: FREE
 
Please join us in the next chapter of our sibling education program (siblings age 7-12 years) as we continue to try and help siblings of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) understand the communication, behavioral, and sensory integration challenges faced by their brothers and sisters. Please join ASI’s Clinical Department Staff as we present the video “Understanding Brothers and Sisters on the Autism Spectrum” by Coulter Video. The video will be 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. Refreshments will be served.
 
To register, please contact Tracy Panzarella at 631-5777, ext. 328 or tpanzarella@autism-services-inc.org. There is no charge to attend this event.
  



09/24/2015, Thursday
Southtown Parent Support Group Coffee
Autism Society of WNY
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 
Location: Sandy Crawford's House
Address:204 Treehaven Rd.
 East Aurora, NY 14052
 
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.
 
RSVP: (716) 633-2275 or info@autismwny.org. Day of event call (716 )352-1512.
  



09/26/2015, Saturday
Sensory Friendly Film
Hotel Transylvania
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



10/17/2015, Saturday
A Guide to Apraxia: Is it Part of Your Child's Autism?
Fall Conference 2015
Time: 8:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
 
Location: Classics V Banquet and Conference Center
Address:2425 Niagara Falls Boulevard
 Amherst, NY 14228
 
Cost: $11 for Parent/Individual with ASD, $35 for Professional/Student, and $35 for SLP/Audiologist/OT/COTA/PT/PTA.
 
Apraxia is a motor planning disorder that can affect a variety of areas including verbal speech, fine motor, and gross motor movements. This workshop will help to develop a better understanding of apraxia of speech as well as the fine and/or gross motor movement difficulties that may be seen in these children and its tie in to autism. Parents and professionals will learn about a variety of treatment strategies to improve apraxia of speech and motor planning, as well as facilitate learning skills in those with apraxia. There will be a panel Q and A at the end of the conference. This workshop is geared for both professionals and parents.

Guest Speakers:
Leah Blum, M.A./CCC-SLP, and Susan Pisarek Freatman, M.S./CCC-SLP, are licensed speech-language pathologists who are certified in the PROMPT Method for treating apraxia of speech.

Amanda Cleesattel, M.S., OTR/L is a licensed occupational therapist. This presentation will examine how apraxia impacts fine and gross motor movements, as well as general motor planning and motor movements, as well as general motor planning and motor learning.

CEU Information:
Speech-Language Pathologist & Audiologists .35 ASHA CEUs available
OT or COTA .3 IACET CEUs; .3 AOTA CEUs; 3.75 NBCOT PDUs
PT or PTA .3 NYS Approved PT Board CEUs
 
All attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance. You must be PRE-REGISTERED to be guaranteed handouts/packet.

Mail-In Registration Deadline: October 13, 2015
No refunds after this date. Full refunds prior to.

Late (after 10/13/15) & Walk-In Registration if available:
Additional $10 added to above fees.
Call (716) 633-2275 or check www.autismwny.org EVENTS page for late/walk-in registration availability.

Online registration & payment thru Pay Pal available until October 13, 2015 at www.friendsofasi.org.

Checks payable to mailed to:
ASWNY Chapter
19 Limestone Drive, Suite 1
Williamsville, NY 14221
  
Downloads :Guide to Apraxia Brochure and Mail-In Registration Form
Links :Autism Services, Inc. Online Reg. thru Pay Pal





Buffalo NY Areagoto top
08/29/2015, Saturday
Family Camp Day Conference
Presented by ARC of Orleans County and Parent Network of WNY
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
 
Location: ARC Camp Rainbow
Address:2272 Yates-Carlton Townline Road
 Albion, NY 14111-0439
 
Cost: FREE but registration by August 7, 2015 is required.
 
Session 1
OPWDD Front Door Session or Guardianship & Supported Decision Making
Session 2
Transitioning to Adulthood or Transitioning from Summer to Back to School
Session 3
Diploma Options for Students with IEP's or Transitioning to Adulthood
Kid's Agenda
Session 1
Group One-Kick Ball and Group Two-Arts and Crafts
Session 2
Group One-Arts & Crafts and Kick Ball
Session 3
Group One-Bubbles and Board Games and Group Two-Board Games and Bubbles.
 
For more information to http://parentnetworkwny.org/workshops-and-events/events-calendar/
  
Links :Family Day Conference



08/29/2015, Saturday
KID'S GYM
GRAND OPENING
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 
Location: Kid's Gym
Address:6950 Erie Road
 Derby, NY 14047
 
Cost: $12 pre child and we donate 20% of our proceeds to My Brother Rocks the Spectrum Foundation
 
Please join us for a fun day with our trampoline, zip line, swings, face-painting, music, raffles, and delicious treats from our local neighborhood businesses. Plus, a few fun surprises for our attendees!
 
We are an indoor sensory facility for ALL kids!
www.werockthespectrumbuffalosouthtowns.com
(818)996-6620
  



09/11/2015, 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



09/16/2015, Wednesday
Parent Group
For Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
 
Location: People Inc. Building
Address:3131 Sheridan Drive
 Amherst, NY 14226
 
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
Moderated by Kathy Ralabate Doody, PhD-parent of child with autism, Instructor, Exceptional Education at Buffalo State
Jana Mertz, MBA-Program Coordinator, the Children's Guild Foundation, autism Spectrum Disorder Center and Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo
Light refreshments will be served.
  



09/25/2015, Friday
Transforming Together
NY State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities
Time: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
 
Location: Burchfield Penney Art Center Auditorium
Address:1300 Elmwood Avenue
 Buffalo, NY 14207
 
Cost: FREE
 
Express your concerns and recommendations on the future delivery of services through New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) at the Transformation Panel public forum.
  



09/25/2015, Friday
Transforming Together
NY State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities
Time: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
 
Location: Burchfield Penney Art Center Auditorium
Address:1300 Elmwood Avenue
 Buffalo, NY 14207
 
Cost: FREE
 
Express your concerns and recommendations on the future delivery of services through New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) at the Transformation Panel public forum.
  



09/26/2015, Saturday
Planning for Adulthood
S.T.A.R.: Support, Training and Respite @ The Summit Center
Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
 
Location: The Summit Center
Address:150 Stahl Road
 Getzville, NY 14068
 
Cost: Free (Must be OPWDD Eligible)
 
This two-hour parent and caregiver program includes a 30-minute information session and 1 1/2-hour facilitated support group. Sessions will be conducted by a Master's level professional and/or Board Certified Behavior Analyst. You may register for multiple sessions.
Must meet OPWDD eligibility requirements to participate.

 
Upon completion of on two-hour session, you will be eligible for additional group respite hours which will be provided at The Summit Center during the summer break period. Times and dates to be announced. A limited number of additional training may be offered to families based on trainer evaluation.

On-site respite will be provided for your child with special needs and one sibling.

Contact Bev Hill, Program Assistant @ 716-799-8137
  
Downloads :S.T.A.R. @ The Summit Center



10/16/2015, Friday
New Approaches for Early Detection of Autism and Predictors for Optimal Outcomes
The Summit Center
Time: 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
 
Location: Salvatores's
Address:6461 Transit Rd.
 Depew, NY 14043
 
Cost: Parent/Student $50; OT or COTA CEUs $90; PT or PTA CEUs $90; IACET CEUs (recognized by ASHA and others) $90; and Other Professionals $80
 
Morning Session-Optimal Outcomes in Children with a History of Autism
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) are generally considered lifelong disabilities. One of the currently debated topics in autism is the idea that some children can lose their diagnosis, achieving "optimal outcome", a term coined by Dr. Fein. Her presentation will discuss her research on "optimal outcome, in which her team is following a group of children who no longer meet criteria for an ASD diagnosis. The presentation will cover some of the issues in defining "optimal outcome", including the neurodiversity point of view, early predictors of optimal outcome, current academic, cognitive, social, and language functioning, histories of early intervention, and what preliminary imaging findings suggest about mechanisms of optimal oucome.

Afternoon Session-New Approaches to Early Detection and Biomarker Discovery for ASD in Toddlers
Currently, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is behaviorally defined and diagnosed and this places limits on our understanding of the biology of the disorder during early development. Dr. Pierce's presentation will describe efforts to direct ASD in the general population around the 1st birthday via the use of a broadband screening approach.To date, Dr. Pierce has created a network of over 150 pediatricians in San Diego who have collectively screened over 60,000 toddlers for ASD and other disorders. Her presentation will also describe efforts to utilize eye tracking and functional brain imaging technologies to discover biomarkers of ASD during early development. She will also focus on using the sleep fMRI technique to better understand the neural underpinnings of abnormal language development in ASD toddlers.
 
Cost includes full-day conference, continental breakfast and buffet lunch.
Registration options:
On-line at www.thesummitcenter.org
By phone: Debbie LaBruna, 716-629-3400, ext. 3425
By fax: 716-629-3499
By mail: The Summit Center, Attn: Debbie LaBruna, 150 Stahl Road, Getzville, HY 14068
  
Links :New Approaches for Early Detection of Autism and Predictors for Optimal Outcomes





WNY Recreation/Therapy/Summer Optionsgoto top
09/22/2015, Tuesday
Game Night: Welcome Back
Exclusively for children with Asperger's, PDD-NOS or on the Autism Spectrum
Time: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
 
Location: Lancaster Youth Bureau
Address:200 Oxford Avenue
 Lancaster, NY 14086
 
Cost: Free
 
Looking for a fun time?? Come join us. All ages K-12th grade. Activities include: Video Games; Arts and Crafts; Board Games; and Bingo. Bring your own game to share too! Bring a friend!
 
Parent Participation is Necessary and Important for this program!

Need more information? Contact: Tammy,tamderk@hotmail.com or Lancaster Youth Bureau, 683-4444
  



09/29/2015, Tuesday
SABAH Inc. 2015-2016 Skating Season Opening Day
Riverside Rink
Time: Tuesdays, 4:00 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.
 
Location: The Bud Bakewell Arena (Riverside Rink)
Address:2607 Niagara Street
 Buffalo, NY 14207
 
Cost: $185
 
Our goal is to provide the skaters with a positive, fulfilling and enjoyable skating season with volunteer involvement by encouraging, assisting and befriending our very special athletes.
 
Registration forms are available at www.sabahinc.org. You can register on-line; print the forms out and mail them in; or call us at 362-9600 and we will ail the forms to you.
New skaters or returning skaters whose feet have grown are required to be pre-fitted for skates and equipment before opening day. All SABAH athletes and volunteers must wear helmet when on the ice.
Volunteers call 362-9600 for more information.
  



10/03/2015, Saturday
SABAH Inc. 2015-2016 Skating Season Opening Day
Hamburg Town Rink
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
 
Location: Ice Arena of Hamburg Township
Address:2982 Lakeview Road
 Hamburg, NY 14075
 
Cost: $185
 
Our goal is to provide the skaters with a positive, fulfilling and enjoyable skating season with volunteer involvement by encouraging, assisting and befriending our very special athletes.
 
Registration forms are available at www.sabahinc.org. You can register on-line; print the forms out and mail them in; or call us at 362-9600 and we will ail the forms to you.
New skaters or returning skaters whose feet have grown are required to be pre-fitted for skates and equipment before opening day. All SABAH athletes and volunteers must wear helmet when on the ice.
Volunteers call 362-9600 for more information.
  



10/04/2015, Sunday
SABAH Inc. 2015-2016 Skating Season Opening Day
Northtown Center at Amherst
Time: 11:20 a.m.-12:50 p.m.
 
Location: The Northtown Center at Amherst
Address:1615 Amherst Manor Dr.
 Williamsville, NY 14221
 
Cost: $185
 
Our goal is to provide the skaters with a positive, fulfilling and enjoyable skating season with volunteer involvement by encouraging, assisting and befriending our very special athletes.
 
Registration forms are available at www.sabahinc.org. You can register on-line; print the forms out and mail them in; or call us at 362-9600 and we will ail the forms to you.
New skaters or returning skaters whose feet have grown are required to be pre-fitted for skates and equipment before opening day. All SABAH athletes and volunteers must wear helmet when on the ice.
Volunteers call 362-9600 for more information.
  



10/07/2015, Wednesday
SABAH Inc. 2015-2016 Skating Season Opening Day
Niagara University Arena
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 7:20 p.m.
 
Location: Dwyer Arena (Niagara University's Ice Complex)
Address:University Dr.
 Lewiston, NY 14106
 
Cost: $185
 
Our goal is to provide the skaters with a positive, fulfilling and enjoyable skating season with volunteer involvement by encouraging, assisting and befriending our very special athletes.
 
Registration forms are available at www.sabahinc.org. You can register on-line; print the forms out and mail them in; or call us at 362-9600 and we will ail the forms to you.
New skaters or returning skaters whose feet have grown are required to be pre-fitted for skates and equipment before opening day. All SABAH athletes and volunteers must wear helmet when on the ice.
Volunteers call 362-9600 for more information.
  





Individuals with ASDgoto top
09/06/2015, Sunday
Adult Asperger's Meetup Group Social Skills Workshp
Yad B'Yad (Hand in Hand)
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
 
Location: Jewish Community Center, Room 210
Address:2640 North Forest Road
 Getzville, NY 14068
 
Cost: FREE
 
This workshop will look specifically at sacarsm: how to reognize it, how to use it, and how to respond to it.
 
Light snacks (including gluten free) will be served. RSVP is required to participate. You may RSVP to matt@bjebuffalo.org or 716-204-5380 by Friday, September 4. 2015.
Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/950658668329238/
  



09/20/2015, Sunday
Adult Asperger's Social Meetup/Peer-led Support Group
Yad B'Yad (Hand in Hand)
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
 
Location: SPoT Coffee
Address:766 Elmwood Avenue
 Buffalo, NY 14222
 
Cost: Participation is free, though participants are responsible for purchasing their own beverages/snacks.
 
The Adult Asperger's Meetup Group (also known as the Buffalo Aspies) consists of those adults with Asperger's, as well as neurotypical individuals who like to join in with us for discussion and socialization.
The goals for this meetup are to see where everyone's at, how everyone's doing, to continue to get to know one another, and to see if there's anything that anyone needs some help with. We'll also be looking at what events we want to host in October.
 
RSVP in not required (though it is appreciated). You may RSVP to matt@bjebuffalo.org or 716-204-5380.
  





Webinarsgoto top
12/31/2016, Saturday
Nutritional and Dietary Interventions for ASD with
James Adams
Time: Webinar
 
Location: Webinar
Address:Webinar
 Webinar
 
Cost: N/A
 
Nutritional and Dietary Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder – A Randomized, Controlled 12-Month Trial of a Combination of Six Treatments
  
Links :James B. Adams, PhD, PhD





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