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Monthly Newsletter | November 2022 | Issue XI

We Are THANKFUL for ALL Your SUPPORT!

As the holiday season begins and we all reflect on things that have brought us joy this past year, ASRC would like to THANK each and every individual, family, group and organization that has helped ASRC continue to support the Autism community in Connecticut. Your support means so much t us and we could not continue to do what we do without you kindness and generosity!  


We would also like to thank everyone for participating in all our Fall Fitness Events. A big thank you to the Mancini family they raised over $17,000 for their 6th annual walk (raising over $70,000 in the last six years). Thank you to Tanya and the Team at the Annual Repping For Rylan event for raising and donating $1,185 to ASRC.


We hope you all stay safe and healthy

and once again...THANK YOU!


Julie Hipp (Board President)

& The Team @ Autism Services & Resources CT



website: CT-ASRC.org |  Facebook  | Instagram 

ASRC is so appreciative of the Mancini Family for their continuous efforts to support the Autism Community.

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There are still a few spaces left for the activities listed below.  Contact Rachel@CT-ASRC.org for more information. Please refer to the activity you are looking for. 


*Adaptive Dance/Movement Classes 

Saturdays 11/12, 11/19, 12/3 & 12/10

*Santa Train 11/27

*Letters To Santa 12/4

*Art Club 12/11

There are still many activities coming up in the next few weeks both IN PERSON and Virtual. Contact Francesca@CT-ASRC.org to get involved today.


Virtual Highlights:

Sunday's - ANIME CLUB VIRTUAL

Tuesday's- Kerry's Kitchen

Wednesday's - Lego Virtual Club or Exercise Club

Improv Workshop for Teens & Adults

The ASCR and Legacy Theater in Branford is forming an 8 week Improv Workshop in February. We need need at least 7 participants, (ages 17-35). If you are interested please contact Julie@CT-ASRC.org today!


Typically, individuals with ASD have difficulty with communication and social skills. Improv helps people improve these skills by teaching them to read social cues such as facial expressions and body language.

To learn more about the success of improv, Click here to check out this article>>

BASKET BALL for ADULTS

The JCC in Woodbridge is looking for some basketball players. If you are interested contact Emily Anne Austin 

EAUSTIN@CHAPELHAVEN.ORG for dates, times and location.

Click Here to Complete ASRC's Support Group Registration

Resources and Webinars For You!

You're Invited to join us as ASRC hosts to three special guests for our November and December webinars.  

**These events are free but pre registration is required** 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Lisa Candera |  Autism Mom Coach | November 17 @ 6:00pm

Click Here to Register

Join The Autism Mom Coach, Lisa Candera as she shares the Truths Every Autism Parents Needs to Know.  These truths apply to every parent raising a child with Autism, no matter the level, age or age of diagnosis.


Lisa Candera is a certified life coach, podcaster, lawyer and full-time single mother of a teen with Autism, Anxiety and OCD. To learn more about Lisa and her 1:1 coaching program, visit her website https://theautismmomcoach.com.


You can listen to Lisa’s weekly podcast, The Autism Mom Coach, wherever you listen to podcasts. In her weekly podcast, Lisa shares her experiences and how listeners can apply the coaching tools she teaches to their experiences as special needs parents.


You can also follow Lisa on Instagram @theautismmomcoach and Facebook (The Autism Mom Coach)

Andrew Arboe

 Driving With Autism

December 1st @ 6:00pm

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Learn more about Driving with Autism in this live 1-hour overview with our founder, Andrew Arboe. We will go over Andrew’s story of how he got into driving and why we focus on autism and driving. After the story, we will go over our mission with the program features and what benefits you get out of this.



Driving with Autism is a educational program that helps autistics and their families navigate the steps to take for being a driver. Their content comes with a multi-part webinar series that breaks driving into sizable steps for anyone to manage safely. 


For more about Driving with Autism: https://autismdriving.com/ 

For the schedule of upcoming driving classes, click here.

For the Driving With Autism page of Frequently Asked Questions, click here.

Michael Gilberg

 Attorney-at-Law

December 8th @ 6:00pm

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Michael Gilberg is a Special Education Attorney and Autistic self-advocate first diagnosed at age 18. Michael devotes his legal career to representing children with disabilities to ensure they get the appropriate education that they are entitled to under the law, which he was denied.


Michael serves on numerous Boards and committees including Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA), the Autism Society of America’s Council of Autistic Advisors, Westchester County Advisory Council on People with Disabilities, Autism Spectrum News Editorial Board, Parents United Learning the Special Education System of the Mid-Hudson Valley NY (PULSES), New York State Autism Spectrum Disorders Advisory Board, and Hillels of Westchester.


Michael will speak on the role of Social Emotional Learning in Special Education and how Special Education is not just academics but also requires schools to provide students with the necessary social emotional skills and address not only academics but student's mental health. Michael will also discuss his own experiences growing up with undiagnosed Asperger's not being diagnosed until 18 and going through special education being placed in programs that were not appropriate to meet his needs and his journey to reach his career through his own determination without proper supports and how he helps others avoid those challenges. 


Save the Date

ASRC is proud to announce that on May 21, 2023 we will be hosting 3 major events in 1!

The Quinnipiac North Haven campus is the new location, with the CT Walk for Autism, the return of the CT Autism Resource Fair, and the Inclusive Employment Showcase!

You’ll want to mark your calendars for this important date, which will have something for everyone that is involved with ASD. From exhibitors to guest speakers and so much more, you don’t want to miss this!

Plus, with a new venue there will be easy parking, a simplified walk route, and everything you need at one location.  Stay tuned for more information, and be sure to tell your friends and family about this major event for the Autism Community.  

ASRC's Professional Resource Guide

Looking for expert advise & resources? ASRC has Connecticut's largest, most comprehensive list around.

Access our Professional Resource Guide Here>>


LifeNet

LifeNet is a private pay, independent living support program for adults with Asperger's or similar autism spectrum profiles.

Click Here for More Information>>


Click Here to Go To ASRC's Event Calendar

Post an event on ASRC's EVENT CALENDAR to help reach the Autism population statewide!  Follow the link on our webpage CT-ASRC.org/event-registration or email Rachel@CT-ASRC.org to get started.

College Autism Spectrum

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ASRC is thrilled to continue to partner with Dr. Jane Thierfeld Brown to offer college consultations for your teen and family.


Email to Learn More>>

Are you struggling to let go of that old family car—the one that’s barely still ticking but you love so much? Donating is the perfect way to honor a car that has been more than just a car. And now is the perfect time. ASRC is celebrating Cartober, and when you donate your vehicle to us, our donation team will pick it up for free, sell it, and then use the proceeds to support our mission: To prepare those with ASD for the world, as we prepare the world for those with ASD.


Turn that old beloved car into a vehicle for change this fall.

Visit https://cartober.careasy.org/donate-now/autism-services-and-resources-connecticut    #Cartober2022

United Way

campaigns are underway in your places of employment!


ASRC’s designation code is

AG0445

Thank you for considering supporting us! You can also make your fundraising efforts count for more by checking your

employer’s matching funds policies. Contact the ASRC office for certification or any other help you need to process matching gifts! ASRC participates in the “double the donation” program, see the graphic below to check whether your company will match your donations! 

 

Employee matching gift programs are a type of corporate philanthropy set up to encourage employees to give back to their communities. These companies encourage community outreach by making donations to the same nonprofits that their employees have donated to. These programs have become quite widespread, but many donors have not heard of them or aren’t aware of their own match-eligibility. $4-7 billion in matching gift revenue is left on the table each year, and we want to work with our donors to claim some of it.

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