Autism Society San Diego serves individuals and families living with autism by providing support groups, resources, information, education, social activities, scholarships, camps & recreational activities.
JUNE 2018 E-NEWSLETTER
A Message From Our President

Welcome to June and to the summer! I am always grateful to live in beautiful San Diego, but never more so than during our perfect summer weather. We will be kicking off June with our first  Family Beach Day  of the Year will be on Saturday, June 2nd, at  Moonlight Beach  in Encinitas. Then join us at the  Genius Weekend  from Mainly Mozart on June 8th-10th. This series of events celebrates the talents of people on the spectrum and includes a  Sensory Friendly Concert  with Julia from Sesame Street at the Balboa Theatre, as well as lectures and presentations, food and drinks, additional musical performances, and much more. Check out the link below for additional information and to purchase tickets to these great events.

If you are still looking for ways to fill up your child's summer break from school, there are still a few spaces left at Camp I CAN, our summer camp that we run each summer in conjunction with Toby Wells YMCA and Ecke YMCA. The link below will allow you to request registration forms for this fun summer camp program, but don't delay as these spots will go fast!

While most of our support groups will be on hiatus this month, our Family Pizza and Pool Party and our Family Gymnastics Night will still be held monthly all summer long! And we are also happy to announce that the All Ages Sensory Friendly Nights at PlayWerx in Carlsbad will now be held on the second Thursday of each month. Be sure to take advantage of these opportunities for inclusive family fun in a non judgemental atmosphere for all ages! We hope to see you at one of our events this month.

Thanks so much,
Amy  Munera
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 informed  of all our events and activities.
THANKS FOR PLAYING WITH US!

The first Autism-Friendly Sensory Playtime event at the La Mesa Library was a wonderful success! Our guests enjoyed the many activities the library staff prepared; from splashing in the water bin to building structures from a variety of sensory tools. We were also joined by our friends from SDSU discussing current research opportunities. 
Sensory Playtime at the La Mesa Library is every first Sunday of the month at 11am ! We hope to see you there!
UPCOMING EVENTS FOR JUNE


The Autism Society San Diego is proud to collaborate with the
Mainly Mozart Festival this year during their Genius Weekend celebration June 8-June 10, 2018. There will be multiple activities that celebrate the genius in the spirit of Mozart through presentations, musical performances, and intimate social gatherings with a specific focus on Autism.

Friday, June 8: 
Things start off with the GENIUS WEEKEND SHOWCASE, a  gala evening taking place in the extraordinary North San Diego County home of Mainly Mozart Board Chair DeAnn Cary. Enjoy fine food and wines, valet parking, and an art display of works by local artists on the autism spectrum. Derek Paravicini, Alexander Pruetting, and Reed Moriarty will be among the artists featured.

Saturday, June 9: 
MUSIC AND THE MIND IN THE GASLAMP  features presentations by some of the greatest minds in autism-music research and therapies plus performances by exceptional artists on the autism spectrum. Speakers and musicians will be featured in three Gaslamp Quarter venues adjacent to the Balboa Theatre. Interactive neuro-technology displays, special lunch menus, and specialty craft cocktails are all part of this afternoon of music-brain exploration. The day opens with a dress rehearsal of the Festival Orchestra at the Balboa Theatre and also features the SENSORY FRIENDLY CONCERT WITH JULIA.

Also on June 9th is the t his year's GENIUS NIGHT POST CONCERT PARTY honoring Nobel Laureate and Salk Institute President Emerita Elizabeth Blackburn. Following that evening's performance by the incomparable Michael Francis and the Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra, walk from the Balboa Theatre to the Sparks Gallery and mingle with San Diego's tech geniuses, forty of the nation's top orchestral musicians, and researchers and academics in the field of autism. Tickets include admission to the party, as well as an "A" section ticket to the opening concert of the Festival Orchestra, featuring pianist Anne-Marie McDermott at the Balboa Theatre. The Sparks Gallery will be displaying art by Nobel Laureate Roger Guillemin and local autistic artist Jeremy Sicile-Kira.

Sunday June 10th:
Blind and autistic, DEREK PARAVICINI is a keyboard genius. With a repertoire of thousands of memorized pieces, he is the subject of the biography "In the Key of Genius" and has been featured three times on 60 Minutes. Mr. Paravicini will perform a world-premiere work, commissioned by Mainly Mozart for this very special closing Genius Weekend event. The program also features the Festival Orchestra (including a side-by-side performance with Mainly Mozart's Youth Orchestra), Los Angeles Philharmonic Concertmaster Martin Chalifour in Vaughn Williams' The Lark Ascending, and a closing half featuring Derek in a program of jazz and popular works.



Mainly Mozart Presents:

Highly interactive and designed with our friends on the autism spectrum and their families in mind, this hour-long concert at the Balboa Theatre features classical, jazz and popular music, interspersed with engaging activities. Sesame Street's Julia will be on hand to welcome guests. Saturday, June 9, from 2:30-3:30 pm.

Tickets are just $5 per person or $10 per family! We hope you can join us!

Beach Days are Back Again!

Join us for first Family Beach Day of 2018 on  Saturday, June 2nd We will host one beach Day a month during June, July, and August. For June, we will meet at beautiful Moonlight Beach in Encinitas , which has great facilities including full bathrooms, a large playground, and food and drinks for sale!  Join for a day of family fun in a supportive, non-judgmental 
atmosphere.
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Camp I CAN 2014
VERY FEW 
spots remaining!!

Registration has begun for Camp I CAN at Toby Wells YMCA in Kearny Mesa and Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA in Carlsbad. Spots are filling up fast, so if you're thinking about joining us for Camp I CAN, click HERE.

You will need to be a local resident, ability to show verifiable diagnosis, and have a current membership with Autism Society San Diego which can be easily accomplished HERE.

50th Annual 
Autism Society National Conference

When: July 10-12, 2018 
Where: Hyatt Regency, Bethesda Maryland &  United S tates Capitol Building, District of Columbia
What: A one-of-a-kind opportunity to change lives! 

Join us as we celebrate 50 years of education, networking and changing lives!
"Empowering Us For The Future"! 


SUPPORT THE AUTISM SOCIETY!

SEEKING DONATIONS AND A HELPING HAND!


Overburdened with too many bottles???

The Autism Society San Diego is humbly seeking donations of red and white wine to be served at this year's  LIGHTS! CAMERA! AUTISM!  event! If you have a bottle (or two or three!) that you would like to donate to this event, please bring them by our office located at  4699 Murphy Canyon Rd.  San Diego CA 92123 by July 31st! For more information or to find out how else you can support this event, contact us!
Create an account and select Autism Society SD  as your charity to round up your purchases and support the Autism Society. It's the easies way to give!

Also don't forget to find us on  AMAZON SMILE
FIND LOCAL EVENTS & RESOURCES ON OUR WEBSITE

Wondering what else is going on in the community?
Check our website for flyers on other important events and programs in San Diego.
AUTISM SOCIETY COLLABORATIONS
Family Pizza & Pool Party  
Central San Diego

Every second Friday of the month
Friday, June 5th, 2018
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.



Family Gym Night  - Carlsbad

Saturday, June 16th, 2018
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 support to our Gym Night

Sensory Friendly Night at PLAYWERX


Thursday, June 14th, 2018
5:00-7:00 PM
Every Second Thursday of the Month
6060 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 


Join us for Sensory Friendly Family Night at Playwerx with Autism Society San Diego! This event is open to families and participants of ALL AGES. Play in the climbing structure, enjoy meeting other families, and enjoy an evening of judgement-free relaxing family fun. $8 per participant covers entrance to the event. Food is available for purchase separately. We hope you can join us!

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: 
Solo Jurassic  World 2, and The Incredibles 2

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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*CURRENTLY ON HIATUS FOR SUMMER*
Every first Monday of the month
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Kirsch Therapy
1949 Avenida Del Oro Ste 120,  Oceanside, CA 

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Adults with Autism Social Support Group

* Please note we are meeting the SECOND Saturday of the month just for June
June 9
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 

*CURRENTLY ON HIATUS FOR SUMMER*
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

Join us at the Office of Dr. Reinzi Haytasingh
5550 Baltimore Drive, Suite 150, La Mesa, CA

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Adult Information and Support Group

*CURRENTLY ON HIATUS FOR SUMMER*
Every second Tuesday of the month
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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*CURRENTLY ON HIATUS FOR SUMMER*
Every third Wednesday of the month
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

*CURRENTLY ON HIATUS FOR SUMMER*
Every third Thursday of the month
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

2375 Congress Street, San Diego, CA

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