March 2019
Remember that all funds raised in L.A. stay in L.A. at ASLA . . . 
Please consider a Donation HERE
ASLA just released our next Educational Summit...

Every person deserves a real home: a place to be safe, happy and build a future... JUNE3rd, 2019 "Beyond 4 Walls and a Bed:  Living Options forAdults", an ASLA Education Summit, at The California Endowment. This event is vendor with your Regional center (PH0898). RSV  


Next Sunday is the LA Marathon and Gloria has generously selected ASLA as her charity.  
Gloria is running for all of us, "I decided to run for a charity for the LA Marathon to help keep me motivated throughout training. 26.2 miles is no joke! Especially for an unseasoned runner" Please show your support for Gloria and ASLA by donating to her fundraiser HERE.


Our Parent Empowerment Project Director Rosie Lasca, was recently interviewed by Univision , watch HERE  as Rosie talks about
Autism and how parents 
can take the first  steps to get their children the support they need. To learn more about our PEP team like the Facebook  page HERE.

Finally, join us this month on  Thursday, March 21st 6:30pm for Caring Parent Connection (CPC) for all parents of school aged children with ASD. (Flyer and registration details are below)

Have a good one!
 
The Autism Society of Los Angeles Team

ASLA Events & Initiatives


Autism Society of Los Angeles
Thanks their Business Members for their generosity.
Learn more HERE

GOLD MEMBERS
Interesting Opportunities
 
Dr. Leigh Ann Tipton from Cal State LA and Dr. Sasha Zeedyk from CSU Fullerton will be hosting an event on Saturday, March 30th, at 10 a.m. for a discussion on strategies for friendship and dating in adulthood including making workplace friends and navigating conflict with peers for persons with Autism or Asperger's Syndrome.  There is ample weekend parking or access via Metrolink or LA Metro. 
 
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Tipton via phone at  440-487-8312 or email  ltipton@calstatela.edu.

Advocacy/Training/Support
Meetup  events Los Angeles County HFA/Asperger's Adults 

1)On the first day of March, Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the Services Center for Independent Life in Claremont, there will be a Women's Group for playing board games.  More information can be found here:
 
 
2)On Saturday, March 2nd at 1:30 p.m., I will be hosting a meeting event at Starbucks in Culver City.  More information can be found here:
 
 
3)On Monday, March 11th at 7:00 p.m., there will be a meeting event at Millie's Restaurant & Bakery in San Fernando Valley.  More information can be found here:
 
 
a)On Monday, March 25th at 7:00 p.m., there will be a follow-up meeting event at Millie's Restaurant & Bakery in San Fernando Valley.  More information can be found here:
 
 
4)On Tuesday, March 5th at 7:00 p.m., I will be hosting an event at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in Culver City.  More information can be found here:
 
 
5)On Wednesday, March 6th at 7:30 p.m. there will be a meeting event at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in Pasadena.  More information can be found here:
 
 
6)On Saturday, March 9th at 3:00 p.m., there will be a Autism Real Talks meeting event at Tranquil Coffee Shop.  More information can be found here:
 
7)On Wednesday, March 13th at 7:30 p.m., there will be a meeting event at Starbucks in Santa Clarita.  More information can be found here:
 
 
8)On Tuesday, March 19th at 7:00 p.m., I will be hosting the monthly Board Game Night in Culver City at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.  More information can be found here:
 
 
9)On Thursday, March 21st at 7:00 p.m. there will an Adult Autism Support Group meeting event in Redondo Beach.  More information can be found here:
 
 
10)On Thursday, March 21st at 7:00 p.m., there will be a meeting event at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf nearby the Beverly Center.  More information can be found here:
 
 
11)On Saturday, March 23rd at 1:30 p.m., there will be a Game Day event at Starbucks.  More information can be found here:
 
 
12)On Thursday, March 28th at 6:00 p.m., there will the monthly Best Buddies Happy Hour event at Q's Billiard Club & Restaurant.  More information:
 
 
13)One of our members, Jeremy Ebenstein, will be performing his one-actor play, "Pain in My Asperger's", on March 10th at 2:00 p.m. at Asylum @ Studio C and it is posted on the calendar here:
 


Research Opportunities
Dear Parents/Caregiver,
 
My name is Sheila Bridges-Bond and I am an Associate Professor at the Communication Disorders Program at North Carolina Central University (NCCU). I am working with Dr. Siva priya Santhanam who is an Assistant Professor at Metropolitan State University of Denver in Colorado. We are studying what factors contribute to positive perceptions, strength, and resilience of parents of children with autism. This study received IRB approval from the North Carolina Central University.  Please reference IRB # 1201425.

We are asking parents of children with autism spectrum disorders to participate in this project by completing a few questionnaires. The questionnaire will take about 20-40 minutes of the family's time to complete online at the following weblink.
The questionnaire may be completed all at one time or saved and submitted when completed within a 10 day time period. We will compensate each participant who completes the survey by April 30, 2019 with a $20 e-gift card. If you would like to receive the $20 e-gift card for compensation, please leave your name and email address at the end of the survey.

Please feel free to pass along this e-mail to anyone you think might be interested. Interested families could directly contact me at  bridges@nccu.edu  or call me at  (919)530-7299 . Parents can also e-mail Dr. Santhanam at  ssanthan@msudenver.edu  or call her at 303-615-1987.

Thank you!

Dr. Sheila Bridges-Bond and Dr. Siva priya Santhanam


Summer 2019
HOW to SUPPORT Autism Society of Los Angeles
Volunteer 
We are always in search of passionate and dedicated volunteers that can help individuals and families with developmental disabilities in Los Angeles and California. More information HERE

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