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 2020 E-NEWSLETTER
A Message From Our President

Happy February! I hope you are all settling into 2020 and enjoying the new year so far! This month I want to remind you to be sure to save the date for our upcoming Spring Family Camp on the weekend of March 13-15 at YMCA Camp Marston in the beautiful hills of Julian. My own family always looks forward to these weekends, which are a perfect chance to getaway and recharge in a supportive nonjudgmental setting. All activities and food are included, and the lodging is in indoor heated cabins with electricity, plumbing, and most importantly, WIFI! I hope to see you there! 

Also be sure to save the date for our 18th Annual Splash for Cash on Sunday, April 26th. This FUNdraiser is our biggest pool party of the year, and all proceeds fund our aquatics and recreational programs. And if you raise $250 or more for this event, you can get priority registration for Surf Camp that day!

As you are thinking about summer plans, be sure to consider our summer camp program, Camp I CAN! Registration will begin in March, but you can go to our website now to verify your membership and request registration forms. This very popular program fills up quickly each year, so I encourage you sign up as soon as registration opens in order to ensure your spot. 

Wishing you all a happy month,

Amy  Munera
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SAVE THE DATE FOR EVENTS IN SPRING!

Help us raise money for our Pool PALS programs which include swimming lesson scholarships, Surf Camp, and our monthly family events--Family Pizza and Pool Party, and our Family Gymnastics Night.

The Splash for Cash event includes:
--Swimming from 9am until 1pm
--Pancake Breakfast and Chili Dog Lunch prepared and served by San Diego City Firefighters
--A fabulous silent auction
--An hourly "Swimmer in the Pool" drawing for a great prize
--Participant give away for all who raise money
--Prizes for the individual and team that raise the most money
--Early Sign Up for Surf Camp for those who raise at least $250 towards the fundraiser
Sign up to fundraise as a team OR as an individual fundraiser.
Any team or individual that raises at least $250 will be able to register one participant for Surf Camp the day of the Splash for Cash. Registration forms will be distributed at the event for those who qualify. Please bring the required documentation with you to the pool in order to complete your camper's registration. Details are on our website.

If you choose to join us the day of event, participants pay $25 per individual or $50 per family/team to be able to join the fun.

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SUPPORT THE AUTISM SOCIETY 
AND OUR COMMUNITY!
Autism Society San Diego is always looking for new members for our all-volunteer Board of Directors!!

We invite you to join us to help further our mission to provide programs and support to the local San Diego autism community. Our board members come from a variety of backgrounds, and we welcome parents, professionals, self advocates, and interested community members to be a part of our organization. For more information, email our president at amy@autismsocietysandiego.org. Thank you!
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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!
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 AVAILABLE

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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NEW!  
Teen Social Group
First Meeting: Friday, March 6
TIme: 6:30 - 8:30 
Location: United Way Building
Ages: Open to teens 13-17 years old
Description: Monthly opportunity for teens on the spectrum to make friends and socialize in a comfortable, non-judgmental environment. Teens will be playing games and eating pizza. This monthly social is open to teens aged 13-17 years old. Meetings will be staffed by an Autism Society San Diego parent-volunteer.
Please RSVP through Meetup or Facebook 


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

Kasey Howell's Home
2702 Via Cardel ยท Carlsbad, CA

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Bowling for Adults with Autism

Every first Friday of the month
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Only $1.75 per game
Adults who require assistance must bring a responsible helper of their own. 

Kearny Mesa Bowl
7585 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111

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Autistic Adult Social Group

Every first Saturday of the month
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This group is a open to all adults with autism as well as any support people that you require to participate successfully. We look forward to seeing you!
Parents are welcome, but we ask that they remain in the lobby.

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

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
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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

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Every third Wednesday of the Month
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Locations vary, please check on Meetup!

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    Autism Through the Lifespan
Parent information and support meeting

Thursday  February 13th 
Topic:   Supporting Siblings
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

2375 Congress Street, San Diego, CA

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