Newsletter

OCT 2023

OCTOBER 2023 NEWSLETTER

Dear ASVC Families, 


   We hope you'll join us in celebrating our 2023 Awesome in Autism Awardees on October 19! 


    We all know an Autistic person who makes our world better with their passion, their extraordinary mind, and their resilience. We all know a caregiver or a teacher who loves with their whole heart, and gives 110% at work every day. We've all been touched by those who just "get it!" We are so grateful to the thousands of people in our community who are dedicated to accessibility and acceptance. We are celebrating a handful of these deserving shining stars at our awards! 


  When you leave our Awesome in Autism Awards, you feel inspired, happy, and ready to make an even bigger difference than before. You'll rethink how the world works. You'll believe a new world is possible. You'll witness so much love, and such beautiful perspectives. Congratulations to this year's 12 awardees; we are grateful for ALL you do and we can't wait to come together to celebrate you! 


Ashley Pope

President, Autism Society Ventura County



Register Today!

City of Ventura, Register yourself or an at-risk dependent with the City of Ventura Police Department

Press Release

At-risk dependents and families that may find this program helpful are those that may have a loved one with Autism, Alzheimer's, Dementia, Down Syndrome, mental illness, blind or low vision, and developmental or intellectual disabilities.

"Voluntary information provided to our team before a dire situation can expedite the search for a wandering individual by reducing the amount of information collection needed after an initial call for service," said Police Chief Darin Schindler. "The information also further assists officers by preparing them to appropriately contact and address that individual once they've been located. It's a win-win."

All information submitted will be secured on an internal server and used solely for police operations.

It is the responsibility of the family to keep the information about their loved one current. Updated personal information, changes to physical appearance, and shifts in diagnosis should be re-submitted.

For more information, please call Community Outreach Specialist, Emily Graves, at 805-339-4312, or email AtRiskRegistration@cityofventura.ca.gov.


View the official press release here: https://www.cityofventura.ca.gov/2355/Voluntary-At-Risk-Registration

Zanders Game House Meet up: Register here!

15 Questions Social Hour: Register here!

Send your art submission here: https://tinyurl.com/29bp2tmn

Mark your calendars!

Thanks to Urbane Café for hosting a fundraising event at their Ventura County locations on Tuesday, Oct. 10 from 11am-9pm! Please share the flyers below with friends, family, and co-workers and make sure to print them out or have ready to show the wonderful staff at any location! See you there!

*For online orders, please use code "fundraisers" at checkout


Urbane Café: Ventura County locations from 11am-9pm & online/takeout orders!

Please register for the upcoming UCLA Tarjan Center Forum in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, scheduled to take place on Friday, October 13 from 9 AM - 5 PM (PST).


Register at  https://tinyurl.com/436c26ke


Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the Autism Society of Ventura County. All of the funds we raise stay in Ventura County communities with 85% spent directly on program costs. 

Here's How:
Online:
www.autismventura.org/donate or click the link below
Click Here to Donate

Mail:

Send donations to:

Autism Society Ventura County P.O. Box 1558

Camarillo, CA 93011

Riteway Car Donations:
Have a car you no longer need or use? Donate it to Autism Society Ventura County and receive a receipt of donation for your taxes.
Click to Donate A Car
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Please Note: Need to register on Eventbrite, once registered Autism Society VC will email you the ZOOM link and password prior to the meeting times above.
If you have any questions please call 805-496-1632 or email programs@autismventura.org.

Art Class for Kids

Tuesdays 3:30pm - 4:30pm via Zoom

Sign up here!
Teen & Young Adult Art Class
Tuesdays 1pm via Zoom
Sign up here!

Parent/Loved One Support Group

Every Other Monday at 8pm

Email to Sign Up

Young Adult Support Group

Every other Monday at 7pm

Email to Sign Up




Check out some of our artists' creations!


If you haven't joined one of our art classes, there is still room to register!




Pictured: Jack Skellington creations

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