27th May 2008

Parent Forum on Transition

The Family Resource and Advocacy Center’s next Parent Forum will focus on the transition to adulthood and how to best prepare.

Come join us for an evening of learning and sharing: June 4th, 6:00-8:00PM, at 1425 Corporate Center Parkway, Santa Rosa.

Child care will be provided. Space is limited, RSVP to Sybil at 524-6725.

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21st May 2008

Autism Seminar Series—What it’s like to be autistic

Wednesday, 5-28-08, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Adults with autism spectrum diagnoses share their experiences of living with autism, and answer questions from an insider’s perspective.

Damiel Geisler, Julia Pozsgai, Jennie Schultz, and Scott Strayer are active adults with a variety of interests and life-styles, who have a diagnosis on the autistic spectrum.

Where: Becoming Independent, 1425 Corporate Center Parkway, Santa Rosa

Drop In: $10.00 per session at the door (Cash or Check only, please)

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12th May 2008

Presentation: “Autism: What Every Parent Should Know”

Autism: What Every Parent Should Know, presented by Dr. Joan Fallon, is for every parent with a child who has been diagnosed with a Developmental Pervasive Disorder, and for every parent who wants to optimize the health of their child and family. This program will introduce the latest in research and care of autistic children, and what is happening in the world about Autism and developmental disorders. After the program there will be a discussion about how this information can affect you and your family.
Dr. Joan Fallon is an expert in the field of Autism and has lectured extensively around the world on developmental problems in children. She is the CEO of Curemark which is currently commencing a multi-site trial in a novel enzyme replacement for autism. She has served as director of a multidisciplinary health center in Westchester County New York, where she works specifically with children with developmental problems such as Autism, ADHD, OCD etc.

May 20th at 7pm, at the Sonoma Hilton (3555 Round Barn Blvd, Santa Rosa) first come first serve seating. For more information call Solano Family Health & Wellness Center at 707-447-0116.

A donation of $5.00 per person to Solano Feat (Families for Effective Autism Treatment) is requested but not mandatory.

If you can’t make it to the event you can hear them here: Dr. Fallon and Dr. Dave Pergamit will be on KVON 1440 Kelli in the morning on Wed the 14Th at 8:10 or so and the show can be streamed via your computer, simply go the the web site and click on the “listen live” headphones. http://www.kvon.com/

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5th May 2008

Family Support available through SSU program

The Collaborative Autism Training & Support program offers free resources to Sonoma County families, including a student in Sonoma State University’s autism training course to work free with your child, free autism seminars and information, networking with other families, access to the director, Dr. Lorna Catford for resources, advocacy, support.

We’re looking for 35 families who’d like to join our program. If you would like to apply, please contact Sybil at 524-6725 and she will send you more information and an application.

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27th April 2008

Autism Seminar Series—Evidence-Based Best Practices

Wednesday, 4-30-08, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

How to select the right practices for your child. An Update on the Project: California Autism Spectrum Disorders: Guidelines for Effective Interventions

Presenter: Steve Lohrer, Ph.D., Project Director

Where: Becoming Independent, 1425 Corporate Center Parkway, Santa Rosa

Drop In: $10.00 per session at the door (Cash or Check only, please)

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23rd April 2008

Social Skills Summer Classes 2008

These social skills classes are designed for children who struggle with play skills, social relating, and overall friendship skills, and are suitable for children in the autistic spectrum.
Groups are structured by age and developmental levels to create a learning opportunity for everyone.

Time: Tuesday & Thursday in the a.m. during the first 3 weeks of July
Size: 4 children per group
Fee: $180 for six 60-minute group sessions
$80 for initial parent/child meeting (required)
$80 for feedback session with parents (optional)
Location: Sebastopol

Contact:
Stephanie McGlynn, MFT
(707) 824-9106

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16th April 2008

Walk Now for Autism

Walk Now for Autism will be taking place at Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park on Saturday, April 19, 2008. See http://www.walknowforautism.org/sonoma for more details.

Walk Now for Autism is a fundraising event, which creates a safe and fun day for families who are affected with autism. The day includes a 2-3 mile walk and a Community Resource Fair with educational resources, therapists, schools, recreational organizations, and child-friendly activities; a true “one-stop-shop” for families affected by autism.

This successful event not only generates vital funds for autism research, but also raises awareness about the increasing prevalence of autism and the need to accelerate research funding to combat this complex disorder.

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14th April 2008

Autism Seminar Series—Education Rights for Children with Autism

Wednesday, 4-16-08, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

What the law says, how parents and educational teams can work together, and what to do if it does not work.
Presenter: Carlo Rossi, Independent Child Advocat, David Sherman, Special Needs Attorney.
Where: Becoming Independent, 1425 Corporate Center Parkway, Santa Rosa
Drop In: $10.00 per session at the door (Cash or Check only, please)

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27th March 2008

Autism Seminar Series—Taming Tantrums

Wednesday, 4-2-08, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Taming Tantrums: Creating a safe environment, and strategies for de-escalating potentially unsafe behaviors.
Presenter: Marc Pieper, Behavioral Consultant, ANOVA Center for Education
Where: Becoming Independent, 1425 Corporate Center Parkway, Santa Rosa
Drop In: $10.00 per session at the door (Cash or Check only, please)

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21st March 2008

Recreation Forum

Free Forum for parents, agencies and service providers on recreational opportunities for children with special needs, presented by Family Resource and Advocacy Center.
April 2, 6-8pm
Becoming Independent, 1425 Corporate Center Parkway
Reserve your seat: (707) 524-6725

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