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

Welcome to March! Spring is in the air, and it is almost time for spring break! Speaking of breaks, registration for Camp I CAN, our popular summer camp, begins this month on March 19th. It's a wonderful program and a great way to spend a week of summer break. See below to get more information about how to register.

Be sure to join us on Friday, March 30th, as we celebrate  Autism Awareness Night with the San Diego Gulls! All seats purchased through our link will be in a special section near a quiet area and our resource table. We hope you can join us as we cheer on our home town team!

One thing March means is that April is around the corner! Join us during Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month at all of our regularly scheduled events. In addition, we will be having two special events in April. First is our Spring  Family Camp Weekend at beautiful Camp Marston in mountains of Julian, which will take place on the weekend of April 13th-15th. You will also want to save the date for our biggest fundraiser of the year, Splash for Cash, which will be held on Sunday, April 29th. You won't want to miss this event, our biggest pool party of the year! Swim if you like or just enjoy breakfast and lunch prepared by our favorite San Diego firefighters, a fabulous silent auction, and several exciting special guests! And all participants who fundraise $250 or more get priority registration for Surf Camp at Splash. I hope to see you there!

Thanks so much,
Amy  Munera
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UPCOMING EVENTS FOR MARCH




AUTISM AWARENESS NIGHT 
with the San Diego Gulls!





Join us for a fun night with family and friends and the San Diego Gulls on 
Friday, March 30, 2018 
at Valley View Casino Sports Arena. 
Get your tickets HERE.
All seats purchased through this link will be in a special section for the autism community. This section is strategically located close to restrooms, a quiet room, and the Autism Information table. We hope you can join us! 
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On Saturday, March 24, 2018, the Autism Society San Diego team will join the thousands of SUPERHEROES at the 14th annual Race for Autism in Balboa Park. It's going to be "Super!"

Autism Society San Diego is a long time supporter of NFAR as we share their mission of providing support for autistic people, their families and friends, and the greater San Diego community. As an organization,100% of the dollars raised by NFAR stays in San Diego to help our community, providing funding for autism treatment programs, vocational training for young adults, parent programs, educational workshops, and funding to hundreds of local classrooms. The funds raised at the Race benefit thousands of San Diego children and families each year. 

Autism Society San Diego is proud to be a part of supporting another great organization doing important and meaningful work in our local community. 
Camp I CAN 2014
Registration opens in March for Summer 2018

Registration will begin soon for Camp I CAN at Toby Wells YMCA in Kearny Mesa and Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA in Carlsbad. For more information on Camp I CAN, click HERE.
You will need to be a local resident, ability to show verifyable diagnosis, and have a current membership with Autism Society San Diego which can be easily accomplished HERE.
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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



We had another wonderful Sunday at the Mission Valley Library on February 25th! Families enjoyed a sensory-friendly program featuring SNAPOLOGY San Diego , a company that provides hands-on LEGO® learning activities that engage children's creativity. Patrons enjoyed a morning full of creativity and then relaxed in the beautiful library space before the doors opened to the public. Thanks again to the amazing staff at the Mission Valley library for making this possible - stay tuned for future Sensory Sunday events!
AMC & AUTISM SOCIETY PRESENT:
SENSORY FRIENDLY FILMS 

AMC now offers Sensory Friendly Films on both Tuesdays and Saturdays.
PHONE THEATER TO CONFIRM SHOWING!
  •  AMC MISSION VALLEY 20
  •  AMC PALM PROMENADE 24
  •  AMC POWAY 10

Bring the whole family and  relax ,
knowing that   everyone  can enjoy the movie.  
 
BLACK PANTHER
(PG-13)

Saturday, March 10, 2018
10:00 AM

A WRINKLE IN TIME
(PG)

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
7:00 PM

A WRINKLE IN TIME
(PG)

Saturday, March 24, 2018
10:00 AM

TOMB RAIDER
(PG-13)

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
7:00 PM



PLEASE VERIFY SHOWING WITH THE AMC THEATER VIA THEIR WEBSITE OR BY PHONE BEFORE GOING AS THESE FILMS ARE SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION WITHOUT NOTICE.
 
For more information, click here

Family Pizza & Pool Party  
Central San Diego

Every second Friday of the month
Friday, March 9th, 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, March 17, 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
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  www.meetup.com

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Every first Monday of the month!

Monday March 5th 
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Kirsch Therapy
1949 Avenida Del Oro Ste 120,  Oceanside, CA 
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This group is open to all parents, professionals, and members of the community interested in improving the lives of those affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders. The group's demographic includes all ages, home & out of home placements, and all "levels of functioning." There's a wealth of information to be shared by our more "seasoned" families, and it is a welcoming place for those new to the Autism diagnosis.

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Adults with Autism Social Support Group

Every first Saturday of the month!

Saturday, March 3rd
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

United Way Building
4699 Murphy Canyon Road, San Diego, CA 
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This group is a place for autistic adults to come together for support and understanding. Make new friends, share questions and concerns, and get support from your peers, in a non judgmental and accepting atmosphere. 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!

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Spanish Support Group
Grupo de Apoyo en Espanol 

Monday, March 12th
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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Somos un grupo de padres y familiares de habla hispana de jovenes con autismo que nos reunimos cada segundo Lunes del mes en la Iglesia St. Rose de Lima en Chula Vista. Por favor vengan a compartir informacion, apoyo y amistad.

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East County Autism Support Group

Monday, March 12th
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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Support, information, resources and referral for families of persons on the autism spectrum. Join us to learn the experiences of others and share your own. Light refreshments.

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Adult Information and Support Group

Tuesday, March 13th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

United Way Building
4699 Murphy Canyon Road, San Diego, CA 92123
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This month, Megan Contreras and Ester Bazalaki from  CA Department of Rehabilitation  San Diego District Office  will present on how DOR can assist individuals with disabilities to find employment through training and/or employment services.

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Wednesday, March 21st
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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Sit....Chat....Relax. This is an opportunity to meet up with others facing similar life challenges in a comfortable, relaxing environment. This month find as at:

Boudin SF
113 S. Las Posas Road San Marcos, CA 92078 

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    Autism Through the Lifespan
Parent information and support meeting

Thursday, March 15th
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

2375 Congress Street, San Diego, CA
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Next topic:  Implementing Prompting and Reinforcement at Home (Room B8)

Please join other parents, caregivers and professionals at the following monthly informational and support group meetings in Old Town. These meetings will discuss the various aspects of autism through the lifespan. Each meeting will feature an expert speaker and an Autism Society San Diego parent mentor. This is a time for you to meet other parents, ask questions and network. The meetings are free and open to all.

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Please take a few moments periodically to review the details of the  academic and clinical research studies listed on our website. If you know someone who might be a good fit, please take the extra step of reaching out to them. Dedicated scientists and students need our help to do the work that will "improve the lives of all those affected by autism."
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