May  2019
 

We loved seeing everyone at our 19th Annual Sensory-friendly Kite Day this past Saturday! Thank you to all our amazing sponsors and partners who made this day a huge success: The Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism, Wegmans, Spectrum for Hope, Middlesex Savings Bank, Bose, Ben & Jerry's, GravOxy, Framingham Police and Fire, Jim Coady of Compass Realty and Roche Bros. What a perfect way to close out Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month. 

Our next big event is our Sunset at Southwick Zoo event on Friday, June 7th. This will be our 5th year hosting this private event at the zoo. Tickets are discounted and the registration link is now open. 

We hope to see you at an upcoming support group, family event or community event. As always, feel free to call or email with any questions. 
 
Your Co-Directors,
Upcoming Events
Memorial Day Movie

Monday, May 27th, at 10:30am, West Newton Cinema. Come join us for a private screening of Ralph Breaks the Internet. Thanks to the generosity of The Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism, this event is free to registered families. 
 
Sunset at Southwick's Zoo

Friday, June 7th, from 6:00 - 8:00pm. Come join us for our 5th Annual Sunset at Southwick's Zoo event. We have rented out the entire zoo just for our families! Tickets are discounted in the registration link below.
 

For Individuals with an Asperger's-type Profile, Ages 18+
We are pleased to introduce new programming, serving individuals with high functioning autism. Learn More.

Support Group -  Our new support group is designed to meet the needs of individuals 18+, with an Autism/Asperger profile.

Book ClubOur new Book Discussion Club is for individuals 18+, with an Asperger's profile, that enjoy reading and would like to meet others in a fun, informal environment.

Additional Community Resources : Thrive , AANE Events AANE Spanish Resources


Sibshop Event

Saturday, June 1st, from 12:00 - 2:30pm. Come join us at SkyZone in Westborough for an afternoon of fun! O ur Sibshop events are for brothers and sisters (age 7-12) of children with autism. 
 
On-Going Programs
Phone Consults with Area Expert

Free phone consultations, from the privacy of your home or office, with Pam Kaufmann, former Director of Special Education for The Framingham Public Schools. Pam volunteers her time and expertise to our families, answering IEP-related questions and offering advice. Thirty-minute phone consults will take place during the day on May 7th and June 11th. 

 

Learn More. 

Support Groups
Just For Dads Thursday, 5/2/19 (Natick)
Parent Support Group - we will feature a guest speaker from Garden Remedies, to help parents and loved ones better understand the relationship between cannabis and autismWednesday, 5/8/19 (Framingham)
Portuguese Speaking Parent Support Group - Monday, 5/20/19 (Framingham)
For Individuals With an Asperger Profile, Ages 18+  - ** FIRST GROUP ** Wednesday, May 17th (Framingham)
Family Satisfaction Survey
If you have not already done so, will you please take our Family Satisfaction Survey to tell us how we are doing, what things we can improve upon, what your family's greatest needs are, etc.? We value your feedback. Thank you.

 

 Link to Survey

Quick Resources
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