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  2019 E-NEWSLETTER
A Message From Our President

Are you as ready for the summer as I am? My kids are excited to be getting finished with the school year, and we are looking ahead to fun days taking advantage of all the wonderful outdoor activities San Diego has to offer! We are currently accepting registrations for AWARE, our adult summer recreation program. You can find more information about this program below.

We hope that you can join our friends from Mainly Mozart at the Sensory Friendly Concert happening on Saturday, June 8th, and be sure to save the date and join us on on the first Saturday of each month at Get Air Vista for a Sensory Friendly Jump Party from 8-10 AM! Our support groups go on hiatus for the summer starting in June with the exception of our East County Support Group, but our monthly family events, Family Pizza and Pool Party and Family Gymnastics Night, will continue to be held each month, so be sure to come out for some inclusive family fun! 

Finally, you won't want to miss our Internet Safety Workshop taking place on June 15th. Learn safety types that will show you how to keep your loved one safe while online. This informative workshop is only $10 and includes lunch! 

Wishing you all a wonderful June,

Amy  Munera
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 informed  of all our events and activities.
VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT: JUNE 2019

The Autism Society San Diego is highlighting some of our amazing volunteers and honoring the work they do.

 
THIS MONTH...MEET RUSTIN PARSI!

As one of our valuable "behind the scenes" volunteers, we are so excited to introduce you to Rustin! This wonderful young man on the spectrum is the son of Board Member Gilda Fallah and has been a big part of so many of our events.

What's your connection to the autism community?
I am connected through my disability diagnosis and my friends.

How do you support the Autism Society San Diego?
I work a few hours a week volunteering doing data entry. I enter the email addresses of all the people who attend support groups and other events so they can get the news about what's going on in the community

What is your favorite program the Autism Society San Diego is a part of?
The film program [Lights! Camera! Autism!], Splash for Cash, Beers and Cheers, and all the different programs that benefit the San Diego community.

The simplest way to get involved in supporting our community is...
Raise awareness more, for the community to put on more autism runs, and for individuals to participate in more autism runs.

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Interested in making a difference yourself? Join our wonderful Board of Directors to be a part of all we do in 
San Diego County! 
Contact us with inquiries or join us at our next Board Meeting on June 20th at 6:30pm.

! VOLUNTEER NEEDED ! 
WITH SKILLS IN GRAPHIC DESIGN

Our administrative team is looking for any creative and eager individuals with a passion for graphic design to support us in spicing up some of our materials! We all know event flyers and important information gets out better when it is interestingly eye-catching. If you have any experience and would like to help out your community
STAY COOL WITH EVENTS FOR JUNE




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LOOK AHEAD TO UPCOMING EVENTS!
Registration is now open to members for 
AWARE:  ADULTS WITH AUTISM RECREATION EXPERIENCE.

To learn more about this recreation program for adults, click here.

Members who wish to request registration forms can click here. 

Spots are limited, so register today!

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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!

Looking for other easy ways to help?

Create an account and select Autism Society SD  as your charity to round up your purchases and support the Autism Society. It's the easiest way to give!

Also don't forget to find us on  AMAZON SMILE!
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!

Waivers can be completed online beforehand to make checking in quick and easy - Start Here!
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 announced, check the AMC website for more details!

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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~*~ ON SUMMER HIATUS ~*~

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

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Autistic Adult Social Group

~*~ ON SUMMER HIATUS ~*~

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

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Spanish Support Group
Grupo de Apoyo en Espanol 

~*~ EN PAUSA/HIATO PARA EL VERANO ~*~

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

~*~ ON SUMMER HIATUS ~*~

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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~*~ ON SUMMER HIATUS ~*~

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

~*~ ON HIATUS UNTIL OCTOBER ~*~

Every second Thursday of the month
October - May
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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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 San Diego | info@autismsocietysandiego.org | 858-715-0678 | www.autismsocietysandiego.org
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