Autism Connections
August 1-7 | Issue 71
Una sesión educativa: Bloque por Bloque: Aprendre a desarrollar habilidades sociales y educativas en casa usando Toy Blocks
Se mostrará a las y los participantes como el uso de Toy Building Blocks puede ser una valiosa herramienta para el desarrollo de habilidades sociales, para el aumento tanto de la concentración como de la tolerancia a la frustración además de un excelente método para lograr una conexión y nuevos canales de comunicación para personas no verbales.
Miércoles 3 de Agosto de 6 a 7:30 pm (Hora del Este)
Biografía de Marcela Morales Millán:
Facilitadora certificada Lego® Serious Play y también certificada en la Terapia basada en Lego®. Fundadora del primer Club Lego en la ciudad de Puebla. Desarrolladora del Taller Bloque por Bloque, que enseña la forma de aplicar las técnicas de construcción con bloques en el hogar. Brinda Seminarios a padres de familia y asesoría en colegios y centros terapéuticos.
In a Different Key Movie Screening
The Regional Autism Advisory Council (RACC) is partnering with ASGC and the Ken Anderson Alliance to present an exclusive preview screening of the movie In a Different Key (2020). Based on a book, this movie shows a true story of love, autism, and the fight to belong.
This movie, according to IMDB, features a mother who tracks down the first person ever diagnosed with autism to a rural Mississippi town to learn whether his life story holds promise for her own autistic son. Her journey exposes a startling record of cruelty and kindness alike-framed by forces like race, money, and privilege. She ultimately finds hope for a future with greater acceptance for those who are considered different.
This movie will be shown at Mariemont Theatre on Monday, August 1 at 10 a.m. In-person tickets are $15, and include the movie, a small drink, and popcorn. There is also an option to view this movie virtually between 4-10 p.m. ET on August 1 for $10. On Tuesday, August 2 at 10 a.m. ET, there will be a virtual panel featuring featuring filmmakers, John Donvan and Caren Zucker; autistic advocate featured in the film, Amy Gravino; and local father of a son with autism, Officer Deon Mack. Both the in-person and virtual tickets to the movie screening include admission to the virtual panel.
Find out more about this event and sign-up at the link below, which will direct you to the Eventbrite page. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to RAAC’s Anne Tapia via email, or you can reach out to the ASGC email helpline or phone helpline at 513-561-2300.
ACEing Autism Western and Southern Open
ACEing Autism is a non-profit organization whose mission is for children with autism to grow, develop and benefit from social connections and fitness through affordable tennis programming. They will be hosting hosting a tennis clinic at the Western & Southern Open in Mason, OH on Saturday, August 20th. It is a free clinic that will be run by experienced program directors and volunteers.
There will be 2 sessions on August 20th:
  • 10 – 11 a.m. ET for players of ages 5-11
  • 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET for players of ages 12-18
Registration for this free tennis clinic is available at the ACEing Autism site. There is no deadline to sign up, but there are a limited number of spots, so make sure you sign up before they are all gone!
Sensory Friendly Mornings at the CAC
The Contemporary Arts Center in downtown Cincinnati is hosting a sensory friendly morning on Saturday, July 23 at 9 a.m. ET. This week’s topic is Caring for the Environment.
During this event, the Museum will be made extra welcoming to their more sensitive guests. Families will be able to choose from a variety of activities and do them at whatever time they feel most comfortable. Documentation of diagnosis is not required. Participants will receive a sensory map and social narrative, and a sensory bag with fidgets, hearing protection and sunglasses. We will have quiet space available, as well as seat cushions, weighted lap pads, and other miscellaneous tools. 
This event is FREE but registration is required due to the limited size of the program. Make sure to head to their Sensory Friendly Morning site to register!
DISCLAIMER: Autism Society Greater Cincinnati provides this information to the community as a resource. For more information on the above resource or training, please reach out directly to the contact listed. Inclusion of any professional or organization does not imply endorsement, and omission does not imply disapproval.