Connecticut's Leader for Services, Support and Resources to the Autism Community
In This Issue:
  • Fall Fitness Challenge
  • Only three events left, don't miss them
  • A Word From Our Sponsors
  • Yale Child Study Center & Cheshire Fitness Zone
  • Social Recreation Updates
  • Meet the newest member of our Team
  • Support Groups
  • Resources for Families
  • Trainings
  • Thank you for your support
There are still
3 FITNESS EVENTS this month!
Bike & A Bite with Julie
Start at Mikro Lot - 0 Depot Drive Hamden, CT
**Ages 16 + and all participants MUST ride own bike independently. Sign Up by contacting -
Sunday 10/10
@ 1:00-3:00pm
Four Legged Fitness Saturday
*Walk your Dressed up Pet and send a photo to by MIDNIGHT 10/16. There will be prizes for BEST DRESSED and MOST CREATIVE COSTUMES Voting will take place all day on Sunday 10/17 via Facebook/ Instagram
Saturday 10/16
Virtual Halloween 5K
Join us, set a goal, and earn an ASRC Fitness Magnet for participating. Contact for more details or
Saturday 10/30

"We think of our work as contributing to wellness by helping children build emotional resilience and positive communication strategies. That's why we would like to highlight our treatment study of irritability in adolescents on the autism spectrum".

Behavioral Therapy for Irritability in Teenagers with Autism: If you have a child who is 12 to 18 years old, has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, and has significant levels of disruptive behavior such as anger outbursts and noncompliance, they may be eligible to participate in a free and confidential study at the Yale Child Study Center. The study includes free assessment of autism and 15 weekly sessions of therapy. Compensation of up to $250 for completion of the study. To learn more or to see if your child is eligible to participate, please contact Julia Zhong at (203) 737-7662 or Dr. Denis Sukhodolsky at (203) 785-6446; or email Please visit our website for more information:
Cheshire Fitness Zone (CFZ) offers a multitude of therapeutic programs that uniquely meet you and your family’s needs.
CFZ was designed specifically for children and adolescents of all ages and abilities. We feature three main therapy areas to include physical therapy (PT), occupational therapy (OT) and speech therapy (ST).
Here are some articles highlighting Movement and Developmental Play form our Blog

Helping your child learn and grow starts at a young age by interacting and playing with them.
We are still welcoming
Fall Fitness Sponsor
Fitness Fanatic
"Title" Sponsorship
Don't Forget to UPDATE your INFORMATION
If you have questions
please email
Little Ways to Make a Big Difference
United Way campaigns are underway in your places of employment!

ASRC's designation code is AG0445.

Contact for more info.

Call toll free 24/7
1-877-227-7487 for more information

Fall Groups Starting Soon
Teens through Adults
12 & Under
If you are interested in joining our Teens or Adult Social Group,
please contact
for more details
If you are interested in joining the Learning From Our Littles or Elementary Social Group,
please contact
for more details

Saturdays 7-8:30pm

10/12 Apple Crisp
For the Topping:
.5 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon white granulated sugar
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon sea salt
¾ stick unsalted butter
1 cup chopped pecans
¼ cup rolled oats
For the Apples:
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon salt
3 pounds of apples (8-10 apples)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
10/16 Pumpkin Pie
Pie crust
15oz can pumpkin puree
3 eggs
1.25 cups brown sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
.5 teaspoon salt
1.5 teaspoon ground cinnamon
.5 teaspoon ground ginger
.25 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup heavy cream
Whipped cream 

10/26 Broccoli Cheddar Soup
1 tablespoon butter
½ onion
1 stick butter
¼ cup flour
2 cups milk
2 cups chicken stock
1 8oz bag broccoli florets
8oz bag shredded sharp cheese 

Virtual Support Groups
for Parents/Caregivers of Individuals with ASD

12 and Under

11/3,12/1,1/5, 2/2, 3/2, 4/6, 5/4, 6/1
7:00pm via Zoom
Together, we will ask the tough questions, search for answers and build networks as we start our journeys with ASD. Facilitated by Rachel Varvatsis, mother and Early Childhood Educator, along with guest speakers.
Young Adults & Adults

10/18, 11/15, 12/20, 1/24, 2/28, 3/21, 4/18, 5/16, 6/20
6:30pm via Zoom
A mixture of sharing and speakers this group will be facilitated by Lois Rosenwald and Sheri Taber
both mothers of adult children.
Now Hiring
MENTORS for TEEN & ADULT Social Groups

Are you or someone you know...
  • passionate about working with the ASD population?
  • Have knowledge of the needs and behaviors of individuals with ASD?
  • have the ability to communicate effectively with program participants, parents/caregivers, staff, and community organizations?
  • possess organizational skills, strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a collaborative manner?
ASRC is seeking energetic, patient and enthusiastic individuals who enjoy working with teens and adults on the Autism Spectrum. Contact Sara Taussik today by emailing for more information
Social Skills Groups
Social Skills Groups
are forming now!
Peer Mentoring
Autism Service & Resources Connecticut, in collaboration with Dr. James Loomis and with the support of a state funded grant, have developed 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 contact
Resources For you!!!
Who can help my adult family member live more independently of us?”
ASRC is proud to partner with AANE to bring LifeNet to Connecticut - with a small number of slots available today!

ASRC's Professional Resource Guide
ASRC’s has Connecticut's largest and most comprehensive professional resource!
Now better than EVER!
Families shared that our "resource guide is one of the most valuable resource at every stage of their journey". 
We are scheduling trainings into Fall.
Schedule yours today.
ASRC is excited to be part of this fall's CABLE training
CABLE has been a trusted source of training for law enforcement personnel in the State of Connecticut for more than 20 years. Our Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training follows best practices set forth by CIT International and follows the Memphis Model.
CABLE delivers curriculum that is grounded in evidence and incorporates experience and expertise from our multi-disciplinary team of instructors.
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