Autism Society San Diego serves individuals and families living with autism by providing support groups, resources, information, education, social activities, scholarships, camps & recreational activities.
JANUARY 2020 E-NEWSLETTER
A Message From Our President

Happy New Year! I hope you all enjoyed the holiday season, and are ready for 2020! I know in my family, while we had a great time over the school break, we are always ready to get back to our regular routine. 

As we look forward to the coming year, be sure to save the date for our 18th Annual Splash for Cash on Sunday, April 26th! This event is our biggest fundraiser of the year and also our biggest pool party of the year, with all proceeds benefiting our aquatics programs. 

This month we will be holding our Annual Meeting on Thursday, January 23rd, at 6:00 PM, at our office at the United Way Building, 3699 Murphy Canyon Road in San Diego. You are all invited to attend and learn more about what we have accomplished in the last year and what we are looking forward to for 2020! Light refreshments will be served. This event is a great way to meet our board of directors and learn more about how we operate as an organization. 

Wishing you all a very happy January,

Amy  Munera
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Autism Society San Diego is looking for new board 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

Saturday, January 18th
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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Every first Monday of the month
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

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Autistic Adult Social Group
Note: We will not be meeting in January
Thank you for your understanding!

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

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Spanish Support Group
Grupo de Apoyo en Espanol 
Note: No habrá reunión en diciembre o enero. Gracias!

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: January 14
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Featured presenter: Dr. Joshua Feder 
Topic: Stuck at Home

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

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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

Tuesday 1/16
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

2375 Congress Street, San Diego, CA

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Bowling for Adults with Autism

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
7 585 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111

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