Autism Society San Diego serves individuals and families living with autism by providing support groups, resources, information, education, social activities, scholarships, camps & recreational activities.
FEBRUARY 2019 E-NEWSLETTER
A Message From Our President

Happy February! I am looking forward to celebrating this month with my three favorite valentines, my sons Sebastian, Christopher, and Patrick. I am thankful every single day that I am lucky enough to be their mother, so I'm happy to take any chance I can to celebrate!

Be sure to save the date for a few fun events we have coming up. First off, we will be holding another Vendor Fair at Stumblefoot Brewing in San Marcos, since our December event was such a success! This time we will also have food, courtesy of Philly D's Gourmet Food Truck, so join us for some pre-Valentine's Day shopping and enjoy an ice cold pint and some friendly conversation! 

We are also looking forward to beginning registration for Camp I CAN, our popular summer camp, next month starting on March 18th. This program, which we offer in conjunction with Toby Wells YMCA and Magdalena Ecke YMCA, is a great way to fill up those long summer days with a week of supported inclusive fun! Also happening in March is our Spring Family Camp at YMCA Camp Marston! I know my own kids are really looking forward to spending another relaxing weekend in the beautiful hills of Julian, with so many great activities to choose from, including rock climbing, archery, paintball, arts and crafts, or just enjoying the break from our regular hectic life! 

Last but certainly not least, I encourage you to mark your calendars for the 17th Annual Splash for Cash on Sunday, April 14th!! This event is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and is also our biggest pool party, with a pancake breakfast and chili cheese dog lunch provided by San Diego's finest firefighters, a chance to swim in the pool and win prizes, plus a fabulous silent auction, and much more! If you create a fundraising page for this event and raise $250 or more, you will be able to access priority registration for our very popular Surf Camp on the day of the event! 

I hope you have a fabulous February,
Amy  Munera
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VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT: FEBRUARY 2019

The Autism Society San Diego is proud to roll out a new initiative for 2019 highlighting some of our amazing volunteers and honoring the work they do for our organization

 
THIS MONTH...MEET DENISE!

Denise Jeschke is the Autism Society San Diego's new treasurer and we are so excited to have her! We asked Denise a few questions about her role at the AS-SD and in her community.

What's your connection to the autism community?
When my youngest daughter Isabella was diagnosed with Autism a couple years ago, I reached out to Autism Society San Diego to learn more about their programs and about the Autism community. 

How do you support the Autism Society San Diego?
I have recently joined the Board of Directors as Treasurer and sit on some fundraising committees.
 
What is your favorite program the Autism Society San Diego is a part of?
There are so many great programs, but to name one, I would think the Surf Camp, which my daughter gets to join in this year!

The simplest way to get involved in supporting our community is...
To get involved in the Autism community, when you see an Autism Society San Diego information booth check it out, and ask questions of how you can join one of our many committees.
UPCOMING EVENTS FOR FEBRUARY


Due to eager demand, Autism Society San Diego and  Stumblefoot Brewing Company  will be hosting another vendor night on Tuesday, February 7th, from 6-8 PM. 
We hope you can join us!

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SAVE THE DATE!

We are looking forward to our 17th year of Camp I CAN! 

Camp I CAN 2014
COMING SOON...
Registration for Camp I CAN opens in March to members of Autism Society San Diego.  

Camp  I  CAN  was created and developed by the Autism Society San Diego in partnership with the YMCA to provide a fun, safe and nurturing  camp  experience. 
More information on Camp I CAN can be found here.


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AND OUR COMMUNITY!


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!



Donating your car goes the extra mile in making a world of difference to a non-profit organization like ours and we make it simple!


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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 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 .
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!
                                     
THANK YOU, GEICO as our Family Pizza and Pool Party sponsor.



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!

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: 
The Kid Who Would Be King (PG)
Miss Bala (PG-13)
The LEGO Movie 2 (PG)
Fighting With My Family (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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Every first Monday of the month
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

2702 Via Cardel, Carlsbad, CA

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Autistic Adult Social Group

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 

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

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

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

This month will feature a presentation by attorney, Philip Lindsley.
Mr. Lindsley is a widely recognized elder and special needs law attorney. His practice is limited to Medi-Cal and public benefits planning, special needs planning, "Life Care" planning, asset protection, probate and trust administration, and conservatorships and their alternatives.

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

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Wednesday, January 16th
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

Every third Thursday of the month
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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