Denim & Diamonds for Autism

ACT Today!’s annual fundraiser, Denim & Diamonds for Autism, raises much needed funds to provide access to:

  • behavioral therapy
  • medical care
  • special needs camps
  • assistive technology
  • assistance dogs
  • basic safety equipment
  • tuition for special needs schools
  • assistance to military families

The Arc National Convention

Once a year, The Arc’s network meets in person—and we are gearing up for yet another exceptional event! Don’t miss out on the action in Indianapolis, IN from October 3-5. National Convention provides the chance for you to network with other families, service providers, and members of the ASD community. This year marks the 65th anniversary of The Arc’s mission to create a more inclusive and independent life for people with I/DD. Join us to connect with the core of The Arc’s network, celebrate all we have achieved, and impact the future! Get the latest details about this year’s event on our new Official Convention website. Early bird rates are only open until June 15th—register now and save!

Family Service League of NY – December 1st, 2015

Name: Family Service League of NY

Topic: Improving the Mental Health of children with Autism: Handling Bullying and Anxiety

When: December 1st, 2015

Where: Long Island New York

Guest Speaker: Amy Goodman, Director of Autism Now, The Arc of the U.S.

Bullying – October 29th, 2015

WhereThe Alabama Disability Conference

Topic: Bullying

Date: Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Time: 3:00 – 4:00pm

Dating, Marriage and Intimacy – October 29th 2015

Where: The Alabama Disability Conference

Topic: Dating, Marriage and Intimacy

Date: Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Time: 10:15am – 11:15am

 

Transitioning Youth Fair

Young people with Disabilities 14 and up

Saturday Oct 3rd, 2015 from 9:00am – 2:00pm

 

Montgomery College Takoma Park

 

 FREE – No Registration Needed!

 

More than 20 Workshops and 60+ Exhibits about

 

Jobs – Education – Recreation / Social Life – Housing – Benefits – Independent Living

 

Montgomery College • Falcon Hall Gym • 7600 Takoma Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20913

 

Free parking East Garage • Metro + Ride on Bus 17/18 • Takoma Park / Silver Spring

 

Request translation / accommodations before Sept 20th at 240-777-1059 or TransitioningSuccess@gmail.comFacebook.com/transitionworkgroup • For sponsorship opportunities, write to TransitioningSuccess@gmail.com

 

Sponsored by the Transition Work Group of Montgomery County, a coalition of service providers, government agencies and parents committed to improving the transition of youth with disabilities from high school to independence.

Dream Camp, July 13-17

DREAM Camp is a day camp in Greensboro, NC designed for children and adolescents with social skills and friendship challenges, including but not limited to those with High Functioning Autism. Camp is designed for children aged 8 to 18. The main focus of the camp is to enhance social and friendship skills. In addition, adolescents will receive developmentally-appropriate life skills training. Campers will also participate in enjoyable camp activities, including arts and crafts, musical performances, and sports!

Dates for 2015 are: June 22nd – 26th and July 13th – 17th

Enrollment for DREAM Camp begins in April. A screening visit is required for each potential new camper and his or her parents to determine whether the program will meet the camper’s needs. To inquire about a screening appointment, please call (336)-334-5662 and ask about DREAM Camp enrollment.

Dream Camp, June 22-26

DREAM Camp is a day camp in Greensboro, NC designed for children and adolescents with social skills and friendship challenges, including but not limited to those with High Functioning Autism.  Camp is designed for children aged 8 to 18.  The main focus of the camp is to enhance social and friendship skills.  In addition, adolescents will receive developmentally-appropriate life skills training.  Campers will also participate in enjoyable camp activities, including arts and crafts, musical performances, and sports!

Dates for 2015 are:  June 22nd – 26th and July 13th – 17th

Enrollment for DREAM Camp begins in April.  A screening visit is required for each potential new camper and his or her parents to determine whether the program will meet the camper’s needs.  To inquire about a screening appointment, please call (336)-334-5662 and ask about DREAM Camp enrollment.

AFI DOCS Film Festival

AFI DOCS is a five day international documentary film festival that takes place at landmark venues in Washington, DC and the world-class AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, the independent film hub of the metropolitan region. With the presence of artists, audience members and political leaders, AFI DOCS shines a bright light on documentary film and harnesses the power of this important art form and its potential to inspire change.

This year’s festival features five films which focus on the issue of disability.

Special Needs Theater Camp, Alabama

This musical theatre camp for special needs students will begin with improvisation and role-playing games, move on to scripted sessions and culminate in the performance of scenes from a play. The overall objective of the camp is to help students with social perception and social interaction skills, as well as to have fun in a safe setting. Students with autism and other disabilities often struggle with social interaction, communication and flexibility of imagination. This workshop will help us stretch ourselves in these areas! The course will include practicing-pretending, singing, drama-based games, and rhythm work with poetry, and performance puppetry.