July 2022
Monthly Update: Making a Difference
Summer is already coming close to an end. We hope that everyone has been enjoying the warm temperatures we have been having.

We are sad to say that Caroline Daly is no longer with us. Please DO NOT send emails to her. Please expect some possible delays in responses due to shortage of staff and time to train new personnel. We appreciate your understanding. All programs/supports will continue.

If you have questions or need assistance concerning PALS programs/events please reach out to Judith Samuels at judee.samuels@ucf.edu.

Join us for some fun July events.
SOCIAL LIFE SKILL FALL SHOWCASE
Does your child have difficulty making and keeping friends?
Does your child struggle in social situations?
Can your child do general household chores?
Can your child get themselves up and ready for school without your support?

If you answered yes to any of these questions this SHOWCASE is for you. Join us to hear about Eight-12, TAG and Level Up social life skill programs being offered this Fall.

If your child is already registered for one of these program, there is not need for you to attend.
Wed, Jul 27, 2022 7:00 PM EST
FALL 2022 SOCIAL-LIFE SKILL PROGRAM SHOWCASE
Upcoming Community Social Events for Individuals Ages 2-7
Sun, Aug 28, 2022 9:00 AM EST
PALS AEIO&U: Sensory Sunday Crayola Experience
Crayola Experience Orlando, Orlando
Upcoming Community Social Events for Individuals Ages 8-12
Fri, Jul 15, 2022 1:30 PM EST
PALS U13: Charades!
Thu, Aug 4, 2022 3:30 PM EST
PALS U13: Kahoot!
Wed, Jul 20, 2022 1:00 PM EST
PALS U13: Chocolate Kingdom
Chocolate Kingdom - Factory Adventure Tour, Orlando
Sat, Aug 20, 2022 12:00 PM EST
PALS U13: Orange Lunch
TGI Fridays, Orlando
Sat, Jul 30, 2022 10:30 AM EST
PALS: Paw Patrol Live
Addition Financial Arena, Orlando
Upcoming Community Social Events for Individuals Ages 13-17
Mon, Jul 18, 2022 3:00 PM EST
PALS Teen Time: Laser Tag
Battleground Orlando, Orlando
Mon, Aug 1, 2022 3:00 PM EST
PALS Teen Time: Among Us
Fri, Jul 22, 2022 5:00 PM EST
PALS Teen Time: Central Florida Zoo
Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, Sanford
Sat, Aug 20, 2022 9:00 AM EST
PALS Teen Time: Fairy Doors Harry P Leu Gardens
Harry P Leu Gardens, Orlando
Sat, Jul 30, 2022 10:30 AM EDT
PALS: Paw Patrol Live
Addition Financial Arena, Orlando
Summer Camps
Mon, Jun 20, 2022 9:00 AM EST
PALS: Virtual Summer Camp 2022
Virtual camp will include activities such as craft time, baking and interactive games and LOTS of FUN!

Session 2: Tuesday, July 12th through Thursday, July 14th

Ages 7-12: 3:00PM-4:30PM

Ages 13-18: 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Upcoming Family Events
Sat, Jun 11, 2022 9:30 AM EST
PALS: FACT - Families Actively Connecting Together
Blue Jacket Park, Winter Park
FACT – Families Actively Connecting Together is a health, wellness, social networking community interactive program for family units that have an individual with ASD.

Dates: Saturday July 9, July 16, July 23, August 6, August 13, August 20

Location: Blue Jacket Park 2501 General Rees Ave, Orlando, FL 32814

Time: 9:30AM-11:30AM

The FACT program will be meeting regularly and coming to other counties for a day of family fun. Remember you do not have to live in a county to attend a county event.

VOLUSIA - July
BREVARD - August
OSCEOLA - September

Join in on these fun family activity days with food, games and fun for all. Meet and greet others in your area. Make new friends. No cost to families.
Upcoming Community Social Events for Individuals Ages 18+
Tue, Jul 5, 2022 6:30 PM EST
PALS ASPIRE: Orange Arcade Night
District Eat & Play, Oviedo
Wed, Jul 13, 2022 6:30 PM EST
PALS ASPIRE: Orange Dinner
TGI Fridays, Orlando
Thu, Jul 7, 2022 6:45 PM EST
PALS ASPIRE: Seminole Trivia Night
Duffy's Sports Grill Altamonte Springs, Altamonte Springs
Tue, Jul 19, 2022 6:30 PM EST
PALS ASPIRE: Roller Skating
Semoran Skateway, Casselberry
Mon, Jul 11, 2022 6:30 PM EST
PALS ASPIRE: Battleship!
Thu, Jul 21, 2022 6:30 PM EST
PALS ASPIRE: Scattergories!
Mon, Jul 25, 2022 6:30 PM EST
PALS ASPIRE: Artist Night
UCF Innovation Center, Orlando
Fri, Aug 5, 2022 6:30 PM EST
PALS ASPIRE: Pictionary!
Tue, Aug 16, 2022 7:00 PM EST
PALS ASPIRE: Seminole Bowling
AMF Altamonte Lanes, Altamonte Springs
Thu, Aug 25, 2022 6:30 PM EST
PALS ASPIRE: Mad Libs
Thu, Jul 28, 2022 6:30 PM EST
PALS ASPIRE: Jeopardy
Mon, Aug 8, 2022 6:30 PM EST
PALS ASPIRE: Orange Arcade Night
Arcade Monsters Oviedo, Oviedo
Thu, Aug 18, 2022 6:30 PM EST
PALS ASPIRE: Hangman Game Night
Tue, Aug 30, 2022 6:30 PM EST
PALS ASPIRE: Seminole Dinner
Miller's Ale House, Altamonte Springs
Tue, Aug 2, 2022 7:15 PM EST
PALS ASPIRE: Orange Trivia Night
Duffy's Sports Grill Altamonte Springs, Altamonte Springs
Thu, Aug 11, 2022 6:30 PM EST
PALS ASPIRE: Bingo
Mon, Aug 22, 2022 6:30 PM EST
PALS ASPIRE: Mini Golf
Congo River Golf, Orlando
Community Collaborations
Sat, Jul 9, 2022 11:00 AM EST
PALS Community Collaboration: XLENT Soccer Lake Nona
XL Soccer World Lake Nona, Orlando
XL Soccer Lake Nona

Location: XL Soccer World Lake Nona, 12314 Suttner Ave, Orlando, FL 32827

Weekly sessions on Thursdays 5PM-6PM (Ages 14-18)
  • June 30, July 7, July 14, July 21, July 28, August 4, August 11

Weekly session on Saturdays 11AM - 12PM (ages 8-13)
  • July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30, August 6, August 13, August 20
Sat, Jul 30, 2022 12:00 PM EST
PALS Community Collaboration: XLENT Soccer
XL Soccer World, Orlando
XL Soccer Winter Park

Location: XL Soccer World Winter Park 825 Courtland St, Orlando, FL 32804

New XL Soccer Season will begin Wednesday, July 27th & Saturday, July 30th, 2022. Seasons are 7 weeks.

Weekly sessions on Wednesday: 4:15pm - 5:15pm (Ages 8-13)

Saturday: 9am - 10am (ages 8-13) and 12pm - 1pm (ages 14-18)
Fri, Jul 29, 2022 9:00 AM EST
PALS: Love Serving Autism Adaptive Clinic
USTA National Campus, Orlando
Love Serving Autism Adaptive Clinic

Free 2-hour adaptive tennis, pickleball and padel clinic

Date: Friday, July 29th
Ages: 7-18
Time: 9AM-11AM
Location: USTA National Campus 10000 USTA Blvd Orlando, FL 32827

Lunch vouchers at the USTA National Campus Cafe (Net Post Grill Cafe) are provided

Thu, Sep 1, 2022 5:15 PM EST
PALS Community Collaboration: Pickleball
USTA National Campus, Orlando
Love Serving Autism Pickleball

Location: USTA National Campus10000 USTA Blvd, Orlando, FL 32827

Meeting dates: Thursday, Sept 1, Sept 8, Sept 15, Sept 22, Sept 29, Oct 10

Time: 5:15PM - 6:00PM (45 minute lesson)

PALS is subsidizing UCF CARD Constituents: $25
UCF CARD Constituent Cost: $35
Total Cost for 6 lessons: $60
PALS SOCIAL ENHANCEMENT PROGRAMS
PALS social enhancement programs are provided Spring and Fall. All groups have a limited number of individuals per semester. Lessons build upon one another. Attendance is mandatory through the semester, typically every other week for a total of 8 sessions. Individuals should be recommended by their coordinator and may require an interview to be admitted. Programs are offered in several counties.

If you are interested contact your UCF CARD Autism Disorder Specialist or email PALS at info@pals-ucfcard.org.

Fall sessions will begin in August 2022.
Eight-12 is a social emotional regulation interactive program for individuals, 8-12 years old, with ASD, registered with UCF CARD, to become flexible thinkers, team players, and problem solvers while increasing social interactive skills to communicate effectively with others, establish friendships and work on expressive/receptive language skills to carry on conversations.

This program is best suited for individuals that are interested in attending a group to make friends, have good communication skills, no aggressive behaviors, does not require additional support in a group.
Teen Autism Group (TAG) is designed for adolescents (13-17) with ASD, registered with UCF-CARD, to practice social, work and self-advocacy skills in a fun and relaxing atmosphere with activities that build on one another. This is an excellent opportunity for teens to make lasting friendships and be provided with social skill feedback by facilitators. Participants should be independent in their toileting, no aggressive behaviors, not require 1 to 1 support, and be able to effectively communicate in a group setting.
Level Up- is a Transition Program designed for individuals registered with UCF CARD, ages 18-24, to provide intervention to students leaving high school, entering college, or moving onto adulthood to successfully become self-dependent with necessary employment skills and increased self-management. Level Up follows a curriculum for “adulting” paired with practical applications to practice skills in natural environments. To increase motivation, the program provides incentives. Best suited for those that do not require 1:1 support, good communication skills, wants to make friends and eventually live on own or with room-mate.

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