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Monthly Newsletter | April 2022 | Issue IV

April is Autism Acceptance Month!  Join ASRC for a month full of workshops, discussions and fun as we link arms to celebrate the acceptance, awareness, love and joy that all neurodiverse individuals bring to this world!  Happy Autism Acceptance Month!-The Team @ ASRC
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APRIL 4, Noon:

Best Practices, Resources and Challenges in the Quest for Employment

Hear from Employers, State Agencies, Private Agencies, & Providers. Hear about best practices and resources in the quest for employment for the autism community. 

Watch on Zoom
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APRIL 5, Noon:

Amazon

Zoom Event



Join us for a free event which will include a brief presentation, overview of Amazon’s jobs in the area, and end with an informative FAQ from an Amazon team member.

Watch on Zoom
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APRIL 6, 6:30pm: ABLE Accounts with Barnum Financial



This workshop provides an overview of ABLE accounts, as well as special needs trusts, and how they may help to ensure quality of life for dependents with special needs

Watch on Zoom
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APRIL 7, 2 PM:

Ernst & Young

Neuro-diverse Centers of Excellence


 In this Zoom presentation, learn about EY’s Neuro-Diverse Centers of Excellence (NCoE). EY’s NCoE are designed to apply the talents of neurodivergent individuals to meet clients’ business needs. These individuals could identify with or have the diagnosis of a cognitive difference including but not limited to autism, dyslexia, dyscalculia, ADHD and OCD, etc.

Watch on Zoom
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APRIL 7, 6 PM:

Amazon

Zoom Event



Join us for a free event which will include a brief presentation, overview of Amazon’s jobs in the area, and end with an informative FAQ from an Amazon team member. Note: Same content as April 5th.







Watch on Zoom
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APRIL 12: Transition to College - Creating a Ramp Not a Cliff



Join Jane Thierfield Brown! The college environment is vastly different from high school, academically, socially and personally. Are students prepared for this transition? 

What can we be doing at home and at school to make sure students are ready?





Watch on Zoom
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APRIL 14, Noon:

CVS Health

Zoom Event



 Join us for this live event as we chat with Ted Mower from CVS Healthcare. We’ll hear about the initiatives that CVS Healthcare is following, and also hear how opportunities at CVS are so much broader and deeper than you might imagine!

Watch on Zoom
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APRIL 26, Noon*:

USJ's Chris Abildgaard & the New Masters Program



Chris Abildgaard will lead the conversation about USJ's new Masters Program with Autism Focus.

*Time and Date subject to change.





Link available at a later date
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Date TBD:

Yale Child Study Center

Research Event



This event will be announced at a later date. Stay tuned!





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Walk for Autism: T Shirt Contest

Submit your design for the 2023 Walk alex@ct-asrc.org


We’ll select 1 winner from all submittals as the “cover” for next year’s T Shirt!

Please Specify as “T Shirt” Artwork.

  • Our traditional Walk for Autism, with all of the festivities, food and fun that we have had for the past 25 years (with 2,000+ attendees last year)


  • New this year: Inclusive Employment Showcase: selected employers, private and state agencies share their best practices, success stories, and ideas to help individuals that may be outside the normal employment channels find employment and inclusion in the workplace, all in a “city block” style setup on the fairgrounds.


  • New this year: Recreation Resources Showcase: camps, music, art, animal focused – therapeutic and recreation resources for the autism community!
  • This year's event will be Mc'ed by our exclusive TV sponsor's very own Sara Cody from WTNH.
Click Here to Register

Our Cool Contests are back for our

2022 Walk for Autism...

Check out our highlights:

*RAISE AT LEAST $250 GET A WALK T SHIRT! (3 MAX PER TEAM)

*WALK of ART: Enter your artwork to be considered for the 2023 T Shirt Logo!

*Submit Artwork for our Autism Art Gallery, online through May 31st!

*UPLOAD FAMILY PHOTOS TO YOUR WALK PAGE: 1 WINNER GETS A $100 AMEX GIFT CARD !!


*GET COOL ELECTRONIC BADGES FOR FUNDRAISING!

*OTHER ONSITE CONTESTS LIKE BEST DRESSED DOG, BEST WAGON, & MORE! SIGN UP AND LEARN MORE: http://CTWALKFORAUTISM.COM

Best Dressed Wagon

Decorate your wagon or stroller and come Walk with us!

Bring your creation on wheels to the Walk or submit a photo by 5/20/2022 @11:59 p.m. to: alex@ct-asrc.org

Be sure to include first name and last initial

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Artwork for Autism

Have a budding artist in the house? Trying to find fun ways to engage the kids? Submit your artwork/pictures to by 5/20/2022 at 11:59 p.m. o alex@ct-asrc.org

Be sure to include first name and last initial

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Best Dressed Dog

Every year Walk participants “dress up their dog” to join in the fun!

You can either bring your dog in their most creative costume or submit a photo by 5/20/2022 at 11:59 p.m. to alex@ct-asrc.org

Be sure to include first name and last initial

All WINNERS will be chosen LIVE the Day of the Walk.

(Note: all submitted entries will be published unless otherwise specified).

Meet Our 2022 Walk for Autism Sponsors

There is plenty of room for more.

Contact us to become a Sponsor today!

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We need VOLUNTEERS & RAFFLE DONATIONS!!!

Please Contact Us Today >>

Please complete a Member Profile by clicking the purple box that applies to your age group.

Once we receive your Google Form you will begin receiving information, calendars and links for upcoming group activities.

12 and Under

Click to Complete a Member Profile (12 & Under)

For more information, please email

Rachel@CT-ASRC.org

Teen-Adults

Click to Complete a Member Profile (Teen-Adult)

For more information, please email Francesca@CT-ASRC.org

Kerry's Kitchen

Tuesday Afternoons

for teens - adults via Zoom


Click Here to Request the Link >>

Game Nights

Saturdays from 7:00-8:00pm

for adults via Zoom

Click Here to Request the Link >>

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SPRING BREAK TUITION - FREE WEEK

April 11 - 15; 10am - 12pm

For more information contact info@wethersfieldarts.org | wethersfieldarts.org

Our Parent/Caregiver Support Groups for 12 & Under or Adults...

meet monthly in the evenings starting at 7:00pm via Zoom.

Click Here to Request this Month's Link >>

Click Here if you are are interested in a group for your TEEN or a SIBLING

Social Skills

Virtual groups with,

Sara Taussik, are forming now!


Click Here to request

more info>>

Peer Mentoring

ASRC, in collaboration with Dr. James Loomis and with thee support of a state funded grant, have established 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 email us today.


Click Here to request more info.>>

ASRC Calendar of Events

New for 2022, our updated Calendar of Events brings you the most up to date events happening in and around Connecticut for the Autism Community. You can even share events that you or your organization have coming up, just email Info@CT-ASRC.org for more information.

Click Here to Go To the Event Calendar
Visit our Website for our Resource Guide and Latest Programming Updates
Click Here to Visit our Facebook page for all the latest ASRC Events & Updates
Click Here to Visit our Instagram page to stay connected on the Go!

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>>



Professional Resource Guide

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


Access our Professional Resource Guide Here>>

Information for Drivers with ASD

& their Families

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ASRC sometimes gets questions about the "Blue Envelope" program in the state of Connecticut. This is a statewide program that local police departments should be aware of, but in some cases may not be.

Please note the location of the information on the State of Connecticut DMV website (link is found below). ASRC is happy to answer questions of local PD's should they arise. Blue envelopes are available from the State DMV offices. If you have difficulty please contact the ASRC office today.


Click Here to Access the DMV Website >>> https://portal.ct.gov/DMV/Licenses/Licenses/Autism-awareness

College Autism Spectrum

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


Email to Learn More>>

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Are You or Someone You Know with ASD Looking for Employment??

We often get inquiries about employment opportunities and are trying to understand the needs in our communities.


Sharing your needs helps us to better help you. Please click the box below to answer some questions pertaining to your past and current employment experience. In addition, we are looking to hear what type of work you are currently looking for. While Autism Services & Resources CT cannot guarantee job placement or an employment contract, this information can help ASRC guide individuals on their path to finding gainful employment and develop additional resources for you in Connecticut.


If you have further questions, please contact our office by emailing INFO@CT-ASRC.org

In addition, if you or the person you are completing this form for has a RESUME, you can upload it at the end of the questionnaire or email it to INFO@CT-ASRC.org as well.


Click Here to Complete ASRC's Employment Questionnaire

First Responder Training

We are now scheduling trainings for Winter 2022.

Contact Sara@CT-ASRC.org to register today!

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