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  2019 E-NEWSLETTER
A Message From Our President

August is always a busy month for my family, and for us at Autism Society San Diego. Our summer camp program, Camp I CAN, has concluded at Toby Wells YMCA but is happening now at the Ecke YMCA, and once we are done at that location, AWARE, our adult recreation program, happens next! Surf Camp at La Jolla Shores also began in July and continues this month. So while our support groups may be on hiatus for the summer, we still have lots to do! 

Our monthly family events continue over the summer without interruption, so be sure to stop by our Central San Diego Pool and Pizza Party, our Family Gymnastics Night, or our newest family event, our North County Pool Party at the Mottino YMCA in Oceanside! Their outdoor pool features a water slide and large splash pad and is a great way to burn off some energy on a warm summer evening!

Finally, you won't want to miss our third annual Lights! Camera! Autism! where we will be celebrating the many talented autistic people in our community. This event will feature an art reception with 21 local artists as well as a piano performance by an autistic musician that includes a hosted bar and appetizers, followed by films produced and starring autistic individuals,  including: the short film Ascent by Canyon Crest Academy students; short clips and post-production vignettes by Exceptional Minds of Los Angeles; and our feature film for the event, Autism Goes to College!


Amy  Munera
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NEXT POOL PARTY IN OCEANSIDE: AUGUST 10!

BASEBALL TICKET GIVEAWAY!

When: Sunday August 11th

How do I get tickets?

Contact our office by 12pm noon August 6th to request tickets. They will be set aside for you to pick-up. No ticket limit - they are available until they are gone! Enjoy a summer game with your friends and family on us!
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DESSERT DONOR NEEDED!

The Autism Society San Diego is looking for a donation of desserts for Beers and Cheers on October 23, 2019. We are seeking dessert options that are s ingle-serve, not requiring silverware for about 12 dozen servings.

If you were able to donate dessert for Beers and Cheers for Autism, we would recognize your donation on all of our media promotions, including our website, Facebook (7000+ followers), Twitter and Instagram.  You would also be acknowledged in our monthly newsletter with a distribution of over 6000.  At the event, we would provide prominent signage by the desserts. Additionally, we would be happy to provide you with a tax receipt for any donations.
 
Thank you so much!!
Facebook Fundraisers
Give the gift of your support!

This year we have seen more and more members of our wonderful community support us by creating fundraising initiatives on Facebook as a way for their friends and family to give the gift of support to Autism Society San Diego. These fundraisers are easy to create and can provide so much for our organization. Thank you to all those who are thinking of us when choosing a charitable cause!

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AUTISM SOCIETY COLLABORATIONS

Family Gym Night  - Carlsbad

Every third Saturday of the month
4:00-6:00 PM
Magdalena Ecke YMCA Gymnastics Center
6100 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92011

Join other families 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 .
Family Pizza & Pool Party -
Central San Diego

Every second Friday of the month
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!

Autism-Friendly Sensory Playtime! - La Mesa Library

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

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 experience 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!
Eager to learn more? The County of San Diego put together a beautiful intro video you can find here!

*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!

Waivers can be completed online beforehand to make checking in quick and easy - Start Here!
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: 
NOT YET LISTED

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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~*~ ON SUMMER HIATUS ~*~

Every first Monday of the month
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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Autistic Adult Social Group

~*~ ON SUMMER HIATUS ~*~

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

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Spanish Support Group
Grupo de Apoyo en Espanol 

~*~ EN PAUSA/HIATO PARA EL VERANO ~*~

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

~*~ ON SUMMER HIATUS ~*~

Every second Monday of the month
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

NEW LOCATION!
Excelsior Academy
7200 Parkway Drive  La Mesa, CA  91942

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Adult Information and Support Group

~*~ ON SUMMER HIATUS ~*~

Every second Tuesday of the month
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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

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~*~ ON SUMMER HIATUS ~*~

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

~*~ ON HIATUS UNTIL OCTOBER ~*~

Every second Thursday of the month
October - May
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

4007 Camino Del Rio South. 4th Floor, San Diego, CA

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