Autism Society San Diego serves individuals and families living with autism by providing support groups, resources, information, education, social activities, scholarships, camps & recreational activities.
AUGUST 2018 E-NEWSLETTER
A Message From Our President

Welcome to August! I hope you are all having a wonderful, fun filled summer! Our final  Family Beach Day of the year will take place on August 25th at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, and we would love to have you join us as we finish out the summer season! While our support groups are on hiatus for the summer months, we will still be holding our monthly Family Pizza and Pool Party as well as our monthly Family Gymnastics Night, so feel free to bring your family for some inclusive fun!

We are looking forward our 2nd Annual Lights! Camera! Autism! Film and Art Event on September 15th . Featuring an art reception with local autistic artists and autistic musicians as well as films both created by and about people with autism, you won't want to miss this chance to celebrate the many talented people in our community! Our Fall Family Camp is also coming up soon, so save the date for the weekend of October 5th-7th, and join us at YMCA Camp Marston in Julian for a great weekend of family fun in a supportive and judgement free atmosphere. You won't want to miss it!

Thanks so much,
Amy  Munera
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UPCOMING EVENTS FOR AUGUST

SUMMER CAMP COUNSELOR OPPORTUNITY!


The Burn Institute seeks a male ABA aide to assist a child with autism as cabin counselor at Camp Beyond the Scars, a week-long summer camp for burn injured children. Camp takes place in Ramona August 5-11. Aides can be expected to be compensated $700 for the week plus the opportunity to work with an amazing group of people!
 
ABA aide must be at least 21 years of age, able to commit to the full week (August 5 - 11, 2018) and pass background check. Responsibilities and job functions shall include the constant supervision of assigned camper; the ability to lead small and large group activities; supervise camper participation in structured and unstructured activities; demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of the camper served; interact appropriately with camper and staff in a variety of situations; appropriately model behavior and use positive behavior management techniques; and the ability to display a sense of humor, enthusiasm, patience and self-control.
 
Please call Director of Burn Survivor Services, Leilani Stone, at 858-541-2277 to learn more.
Beach Days are Back Again!

Join us for our final  Family Beach Day of 2018 on  Saturday, August 25th We will meet at beautiful Moonlight Beach in Encinitas , which has great facilities including full bathrooms, a large playground, and food and drinks for sale!  Join for a day of family fun in a supportive, non-judgmental  atmosphere. Find us near the volleyball courts!
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COMING THIS FALL

Lights Camera Autism 2018

More information and ticket purchase HERE


SUPPORT THE AUTISM SOCIETY 
AND OUR COMMUNITY!


The Autism Society San Diego is putting out the call for 
board members!

As a part of our volunteer board of directors, individuals will have the opportunity to support families with Autism in San Diego in a variety of ways, such as through coordinating events for our community and engaging fundraisers, representing our organization at public events, and so much more! This is a rewarding and fulfilling experience for anyone with a whole lot of passion and just a little extra time. For more information on how to join the fun and for the full list of board member expectations
contact us!
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AUTISM SOCIETY COLLABORATIONS
Family Pizza & Pool Party  
Central San Diego

Every second Friday of the month
Friday, August 10th, 2018
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Boys and Girls Club
4635 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92117

Bring the entire family to enjoy a swim in an indoor heated pool with free pizza and drinks. Lifeguards are provided. For safety purposes, no flotation devices or "floaties" are permitted.

*Please remember there is NO childcare provided at this event.  For safety reasons, ATTENDEES are expected to supervise their children at ALL times. Additionally: If your child cannot swim independently enough to pass the swim test, regardless of whether they will be in the deep or shallow end, you must be in the water with them at all times.

A special thank you to Aqua Pros for making this event possible. Donations of (minimum) $5 per family GREATLY APPRECIATED!
                                     
THANK YOU, GEICO as our Family Pizza and Pool Party sponsor.



Family Gym Night  - Carlsbad

Saturday, August 18th, 2018
4:00-6:00 PM
Magdalena Ecke YMCA Gymnastics Center
6100 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92011

Join other families affected by autism at a Family Fun Gymnastics Night in North County. The YMCA will provide the gym equipment. Together we will be the fun AND PIZZA! Bring the entire family for an enjoyable relaxing night of family recreation.   Donations of (minimum) $5 per family GREATLY APPRECIATED!


*Please remember there is NO childcare provided at this event.  For safety reasons, ATTENDEES are expected to SUPERVISE their children at ALL times.  The YMCA staff will be enforcing this rule.

THANK YOU to Pistachio's Cut and Color Bar in Carlsbad for your support .

Sensory Friendly Night at PLAYWERX


Thursday, August 9th, 2018
5:00-7:00 PM
Every Second Thursday of the Month
6060 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 


Join us for Sensory Friendly Family Night at Playwerx with Autism Society San Diego! This event is open to families and participants of ALL AGES. Play in the climbing structure, enjoy meeting other families, and enjoy an evening of judgement-free relaxing family fun. $8 per participant covers entrance to the event. Food is available for purchase separately.

Autism-Friendly Sensory Playtime! - La Mesa Library

Sunday, August 5th, 2018
11:00-12:00 PM
8074 Allison Avenue, La Mesa, CA 91942
The first Sunday of the month!

The La Mesa Library is proud to present an Autism-Friendly playtime event every first Sunday of the month. The library staff provide a friendly, judgement-free space in their lovely space with a variety of sensory and educational activities. All families are welcome to enjoy and explore the library an hour before it opens to the public every month - we hope you can join us!

*Please note this is a family event best suited for children ages 3-10. Individuals without children will not be granted entry until the library opens for its public hours. We appreciate your understanding!

Several Chuck-E-Cheese locations are offering
Sensory Sensitive Sundays
 on the first Sunday of each month 2 hours before opening to the public. This event will feature "reduced lighting and noise, trained and caring staff, and food and games". 



AMC & AUTISM SOCIETY PRESENT:
SENSORY FRIENDLY FILMS 

AMC is proud to partner with the Autism Society to offer Sensory Friendly Films, available on the second and fourth Saturday (family-friendly) and Tuesday evenings (mature audiences) of every month. The San Diego theaters participating in Sensory Friendly Films include:

AMC MISSION VALLEY 20
AMC PALM PROMENADE 24
AMC POWAY 10

PLEASE VERIFY SHOWING WITH THE AMC THEATER VIA THEIR WEBSITE OR BY PHONE BEFORE GOING AS THESE FILMS ARE SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION WITHOUT NOTICE.
 
This month's movies: 
Teen Titans Go! To the Movies(PG), The Meg(PG-13), Christopher Robin(PG), and Alpha(PG-13)

To confirm dates and showtimes

SUPPORT AND INFORMATIONAL GROUP MEETINGS
All our meetings are FREE 
All Autism Society San Diego Meetings and Events
are regularly updated on Meetup.com
Stay informed and register at 

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*CURRENTLY ON HIATUS FOR SUMMER*
Every first Monday of the month
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Kirsch Therapy
1949 Avenida Del Oro Ste 120,  Oceanside, CA 

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Adults with Autism Social Support Group

*CURRENTLY ON HIATUS FOR SUMMER*
Every first Saturday of the month
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

United Way Building
4699 Murphy Canyon Road, San Diego, CA 

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Spanish Support Group
Grupo de Apoyo en Espanol 

*CURRENTLY ON HIATUS FOR SUMMER*
Cada segundo lunes del mes
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

St. Rose of Lima Church Library
Esquina de 3rd and H St. en Chula Vista, en la biblioteca

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East County Autism Support Group

*CURRENTLY ON HIATUS FOR SUMMER*
Every second Monday of the month
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us at the Office of Dr. Reinzi Haytasingh
5550 Baltimore Drive, Suite 150, La Mesa, CA

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Adult Information and Support Group

*CURRENTLY ON HIATUS FOR SUMMER*
Every second Tuesday of the month
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

United Way Building
4699 Murphy Canyon Road, San Diego, CA 92123

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*CURRENTLY ON HIATUS FOR SUMMER*
Every third Wednesday of the month
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Locations vary, please check on Meetup!

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    Autism Through the Lifespan
Parent information and support meeting

*CURRENTLY ON HIATUS FOR SUMMER*
Every third Thursday of the month
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

2375 Congress Street, San Diego, CA

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