Connecticut's Leader for Services, Support and Resources to the Autism Community
In This Issue:
  • 2022 Speaker Series
  • Social Recreation
  • Support Groups
  • Fall Fitness Challenge Wrap Up
  • A Word From Our Fall Fitness Sponsors
  • Yale Child Study Center & Cheshire Fitness Zone
  • Many Thanks
  • Little Ways to Make a Big Difference
  • ASRC Food Drive
  • Fundraisers
  • Family Resources/Training
  • Save The Date

Fall Groups Now in Session!
Teens through Adults
12 & Under
If you are interested in joining our Teens or Adult Social Group,
please contact
for more details
If you are interested in joining the Learning From Our Littles or Elementary Social Group,
please contact
for more details

Saturdays 7-8:30pm

11/9 Chili
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 diced yellow onion 
1 pound ground beef
2.5 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons ground cumin
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1.5 teaspoons salt
0.5 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (if you like spicy; if not, feel free to leave out) 
1.5 cups beef broth
1 (15 oz.) can petite diced tomatoes
This will be our last virtual cooking class for November.
Virtual Support Groups
for Parents/Caregivers of Individuals with ASD

12 and Under

11/17,12/1,1/5, 2/2, 3/2, 4/6, 5/4, 6/1
7:00pm via Zoom
Together, we will ask the tough questions, search for answers and build networks as we start our journeys with ASD. Facilitated by Rachel Varvatsis, mother and Early Childhood Educator, along with guest speakers.
Young Adults & Adults

11/15, 12/20, 1/24, 2/28, 3/21, 4/18, 5/16, 6/20
6:30pm via Zoom
A mixture of sharing and speakers this group will be facilitated by Lois Rosenwald and Sheri Taber
both mothers of adult children.

The Clinical Neuroscience of
Autism Spectrum Disorder
The McPartland Lab at the Yale Child Study Center is studying behavior and brain systems to better understand the social difficulties that are often experienced by people with autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disability. Our studies use EEG and eye tracking technologies to measure brain function while using behavioral tasks to examine social, communication, and emotional skills.

Participation involves one or two visits to our lab where individuals will talk to a clinician, complete questionnaires, and watch videos while their brain waves and movement are recorded. Participants will receive a clinical evaluation and report as well as compensation up to $120. 
We are currently recruiting children between the ages of 6 to 18 years old with either a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, or typically developing.
Behavioral Therapy for Irritability in Teenagers
with Autism Study
If you have a child who is 12 to 19 years old, has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, and has disruptive behaviors such as anger outburst or noncompliance, they may be eligible to participate in a free and confidential study.

The study includes free assessment of autism and 15 weekly sessions of therapy at the Yale Child Study Center. 

Families also receive $250 compensation for completion of the study.
Cheshire Fitness Zone (CFZ) offers a multitude of therapeutic programs that uniquely meet you and your family’s needs.
CFZ was designed specifically for children and adolescents of all ages and abilities. We feature three main therapy areas to include physical therapy (PT), occupational therapy (OT) and speech therapy (ST).
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Big Thanks to the Mancini Family
They raised over $14,000 at their most recent Walk & more than $50,000 for ASRC last few years.
A Big Thank you to Everyone who purchased the "Give Back" bags at Stop & Shop for ASRC. Your purchase makes a difference!
A Big Thank You to Ryan Finnegan and the Guilford Racquet & Swim Club for their donation of over $7,500 from their September event.  
The Annual Repping for for Rylan Cross Fit event raised more than $1,500. An added challenge this year was a 10 minute Lunge AMRAP and a full 12 & Under adapted Cross Fit WOD out on the turf.
Little Ways to Make a Big Difference
ASRC Holiday Food Drive
ASRC is hosting a Food Drive and Bake Sale on 11/13 from 9am-1pm. Please come drop off non-perishable food items to our AWESOME volunteers and purchase a sweet treat to enjoy!
Interested in volunteering? Contact Francesca Logan at 
Thank you for your support! All Donations will go to the CT FOOD BANK!
ASRC would like to thank the Wallingford Rotary Club/Wallingford Foundation for their support in funding our recreation program over the years.

Without their generosity we wouldn't be able to provide the population with social opportunities.

Please check out their 2nd Annual Wallingford Rotary Restaurant Raffle!

It is a great way to support the foundation and can win up to $3,000 in gift cards to Wallingford restaurants.

Support ASRC by supporting the rotary!

Thank you to everyone that has donated their car over the past two months. ASRC has receive 4 car donations in the last 60 days!

Remember your car may be JUNK, but you can help it become ASRC's treasure!

Call toll free 24/7
1-877-227-7487 for more information



These Beautiful and Fragrant Wreaths are
only on sale until November 30th.

Buy one for your home or a gift one to a friend or family member this holiday season!!!
Resources For you!!!
Social Skills Groups
Social Skills Groups
are forming now!
Peer Mentoring
Autism Service & Resources Connecticut, in collaboration with Dr. James Loomis and with the support of a state funded grant, have developed a comprehensive curriculum to develop and implement Peer Mentoring within the school system.

If you would like to learn more about how peer mentoring can improve the quality of socialization for students in your school, please contact
Professional Resource Guide
ASRC's Professional Resource Guide
ASRC’s has Connecticut's largest and most comprehensive professional resource! Now better than EVER!
Are a Professional Listed in our Guide?

Do you have questions, or would you like us to add you to our Professional Resource Guide seen be thousands of families and organizations around the state? Let us help. Email us today!
LifeNet Connecticut

Who can help my adult family member live more independently of us?”
ASRC is proud to partner with AANE to bring LifeNet to Connecticut - with a small number of slots available today!
We are scheduling trainings into Fall.
Schedule yours today.
ASRC is excited to be part of this fall's CABLE training
CABLE has been a trusted source of training for law enforcement personnel in the State of Connecticut for more than 20 years. Our Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training follows best practices set forth by CIT International and follows the Memphis Model.
CABLE delivers curriculum that is grounded in evidence and incorporates experience and expertise from our multi-disciplinary team of instructors.
Contact for more information about our Teen and Adult Groups meet up location.
Mark your calendars for Thursday December 9th- It's Virtual Bingo Night. Contact for more information
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