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May
27
Mon
Summer Camp for ALL Abilities! @ We Rock the Spectrum Kid's Gym - Austin
May 27 @ 9:00 am – Aug 9 @ 12:00 pm

Summer Camp!
Mon. May 27 – Fri. Aug 9, 2019
9a – 12pm + Post Camp 12 – 3pm
Ages 3 – 12, $39
Join us for crafts, group games, sensory play, sensory friendly special visitors and allergy friendly snack making! (Post Camp starts at $10/hr)
ABAs, OTs, PTs and SLPs are welcomed to shadow your child during these times!
*Limited 1:1 availability, pricing subject to change.*
Those who have never been in our care before must receive a counselor:child ratio evaluation to ensure everyone’s best camp experience and avoid sensory overstimulation. This summer’s themes include Outer Space Week, Under the Sea, Dino Discovery, Superhero Week and more! Don’t miss visits from MADscience!, the therapeutic petting zoo, Austin Fire Department, sensory friendly characters, Austin EMS, and much much more!
512 – 687 – 4443
Pre-registration is required. Call today!
No camp Thurs/Fri Jul 18/19.

Jul
8
Mon
Theatre Arts and More! Summer Camp at Joshua’s Stage @ Capitol School of Austin
Jul 8 @ 9:00 am – Aug 2 @ 5:00 pm

Stay cool with a blast of creativity this summer! Participants will demonstrate their creativity, build their self-confidence, and enhance their social skills through activities including theatre arts, improv, arts and crafts, music, dance, photography, and Create-A-Story. Every Friday we’ll conduct our Showcase where participants perform in an original play, present their photography exhibits, and more. Our caring and qualified staff and instructors are trained in The Creative Outlet Method™, and have completed a background check.

SOfTS – Serving Others for Tremendous Success™
We serve each other within our culture of understanding, patience, flexibility, determination, quality, humility, sincerity, and receptiveness.

Jul
19
Fri
Potty Training on the Spectrum @ Behavioral Innovations
Jul 19 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Potty training is a major milestone for toddlers and there are typically a few bumps along the way! This training will lead you through evidence-based practices on how to potty train a child with autism. Meet our Clinical Director, Lindsay Birchfield, BCBA and get the answers to these questions and more!

Space is limited, please RSVP here:

Kyle Info Session: Potty Training on the Spectrum

Adaptive Dance Class! @ Art Beat Dance Center
Jul 19 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Come and try your first class FREE of charge!

Art Beat Dance Center’s Adaptive Dance Program offers creative movement classes in an open environment for children with Down syndrome and Autism. Occupational & behavioral therapists and aides are welcome to join for free.

Please contact us if you are interested, or if you have any questions about the program. We would love to get to know you and your student and schedule a FREE trial class!

Jul
20
Sat
New Braunfels Special Needs Resource Symposium @ McKenna Event Center
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

SPECIAL NEEDS RESOURCE SYMPOSIUM JULY 20, 9AM-4PM | MCKENNA EVENT CENTER

Any Baby Can and Cole Pediatric Therapy have teamed up to bring the parents of our community an opportunity to learn about the following and resources available to help their children:

  • Developmental Milestones (fine motor, gross motor, language delays)
  • ADHD
  • Dyslexia (identifying symptoms, coping)
  • Autism (diagnosis and available treatment)
  • Feeding/Nutrition/Adaptive Fitness
  • No to minimal cost Community Resources
  • Transitioning into adult programs

Childcare will be available on-site for all parents in need. Please RSVP with Brandy Gray Brandy.Gray@colehealth.com – (512)-820-6408 or Kasey Chenault kchenault@abcsa.org – (210)-547-3019

New Braunfels Special Needs Resource Symposium Flyer

The A to ZZZ’s of Sleep Training for Individuals with Autism @ Austin Public Library Old Quarry Branch
Jul 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Saturday, July 20th
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Austin Public Library
Old Quarry Branch
7051 Village Center Dr.
Austin, TX 78731

Join Associate Clinical Director, Nina
Carmichael, MA, BCBA, LBA, for a
discussion about sleep training for
individuals with autism. We’ll talk
about best practices, discuss available
treatment options, and have a Q & A
session for all participants.
• Free Parking
• Refreshments Provided
• Free Raffle for Attendees: Open
Play pass to We Rock the Spectrum
Gym

This workshop is designed for families who have children
with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or other related
disorders who are facing common challenges related to
sleep.

Though the prevalence of sleep problems among children
with ASD varies, 50–80% of these children experience
sleep-related difficulties compared to only 25% of their
typically developing peers (Kotagal & Broomall, 2012).
These challenges include problems falling or staying
asleep, lack of following nighttime routines, and problem
behavior which occurs after saying goodnight, which
interferes with sleep onset.

This workshop will provide information about common
sleep problems and discuss strategies based on the
principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to increase
appropriate sleep behavior.

Contact Us
RSVP by Phone or Online
(818) 241-6780 Ext 565
https://autismlearningpartners.com/Texas-workshops/

Flyer

Jul
23
Tue
Round Rock Express: Autism Awareness Night @ Dell Diamond
Jul 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us at Dell Diamond! Autism Awareness Night is sensory friendly, with quieter volume for announcements, no fireworks, and gluten free food options! There is also a Resource Fair with local therapy providers! Contact Elisa if you would like to be part of the resource fair: efogle@rrexpress.com

Throw out the first pitch!  Are you (or your child) a baseball fan? We’re looking for an individual on the spectrum to throw out the first pitch! Let us know if it should be you! Please fill out this form if you’d like to be considered. A parent or guardian may also be on the field. We’ll notify the winner by the end of day on Tuesday July 9th.  APPLY TO THROW OUT THE FIRST PITCH!

The Autism Society of Texas will be on the field before the game discussing autism. We’ll also have an information kiosk! Please note, we do not know the end time, it depends on how the game is going! Stay for as little or as long as you’d like! 

Please purchase your tickets using our special link! A big thanks to Round Rock Express who are donating $3 from every lawn ticket sold using the discount code and $5 from every infield reserved ticket to our organization!

Social Story:  If you’d like to view or download a story about going to the baseball game you can do so here: Going to a baseball game.

Jul
24
Wed
Play Group for All Abilities (Ages 0-3) @ Easter Seals Central Texas
Jul 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Bring your little one for a fun morning out at Easter Seals! We will have our summer Play Groups for All Abilities for ages 0-3 every other week throughout this summer of 2019!

Jul
27
Sat
Family Waterpark Event @ Volente Beach Waterpark
Jul 27 @ 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Family Waterpark Event @ Volente Beach Waterpark
Please RSVP on this Google Form  https://forms.gle/eEf59uT4wsnq92Yf6
Join families of Autism Society of Central Texas & Austin Special Needs for exclusive hours at Volente Beach Resort & Waterpark on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 9-11am. Park opens to public at 11am and we can stay until closing at 7pm. During our exclusive hours, the pirate ship will be open to all our kids (not just those under 42″). Parents are allowed to hold small children on the large open slide so that all can participate!
DETAILS:
-Saturday, July 27th 2019 at 9am-7pm
-We get reserved hours for entire waterpark for our special needs group from 9-11am
-Doors open to public at 11am but we can stay and play ALL day
-FREE parking
-Allowed to bring in igloos (no charge) with food for lunch, snacks, sodas, & water
-Parents can hold small kids down large open slide!!!!
-Reserved picnic area for our group
-Special needs kids are FREE, 2 years & under are FREE, guests are $15 each, kids under 42″ are $10 (both are discounted prices)
-Beachside Billy’s will also be open for lunch
To save time at check-in please fill out this waiver ahead of time: https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/5ab01cd6bbb3c/web/
Planning for Families w/ Special Needs! @ We Rock the Spectrum Kid's Gym - Austin
Jul 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Families with special needs – Join us as we discuss how to build a team of professionals that will support you and your loved ones in every phase of life! From special needs trusts to maximizing government benefits, we will touch on all aspects of ensuring our kiddos with special needs are taken care of!

Attendance is FREE – Please RSVP to reserve your spot! (Please email Sara, call WRTS, or respond on Facebook) Childcare is provided at WRTS gym during info session; please feel free to utilize your complimentary day pass after the session!