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

Welcome to May! April was a whirlwind of activities for Autism Acceptance Month - thank you so much to everyone who came out and supported us! We are truly grateful for the amazing community here in San Diego, and beyond. 

As we head into May, we have some exciting new activities coming up. Join us at our first ever Sensory Friendly Family Night at PlayWerx in Carlsbad, and at the first Sensory Playtime at the La Mesa Library. Collaborating with our community partners to offer new events is a priority for us, and we truly appreciate the many local businesses that make an effort to be inclusive and accepting to our families. 

You will also want to be sure to save the date for our upcoming June events. Our first Family Beach Day of the Year will be on Saturday, June 2nd, at beautiful 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. Be sure to go to the link below for more information, and we hope to see you there!

Thanks so much,
Amy  Munera
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OVERWHELMED WITH GRATITUDE!

SPLASH FOR CASH!

Thank you to all who joined us on Saturday, April 29, 2018 at our 16th annual Splash for Cash!!
We had so many amazing guests, from biking dogs and mermaids to a whole kitchen full of San Diego Firefighters. We achieved so much thanks to our fundraisers, silent action donors, and sponsors! Not to mention all the fun had by all who splashed around the AquaPros Swim School heated pool!










And of course a special shout-out to The Alexander and Eva Nemeth Foundation for being our top fundraising team! You all showed your style, commitment, and excellent beach ball skills in the pool and we couldn't be more grateful. We are lucky to have such amazing supporters!!
We couldn't do what we do in our community without our amazing Sponsors!

Thank you all so much for supporting 
SPLASH FOR CASH 2018!


We were so honored to accept a donation from our friends at FLEX WATCHES at our Splash for Cash fundraiser this month! Fashionable, functional, and for a good cause; the Autism Society San Diego loves Flex Watches!


UPCOMING EVENTS FOR MAY
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY!


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.

We are currently on the lookout for VOLUNTEERS to help put on this spectacular event! 


Join us for the first ever Sensory Friendly Family Night at PlayWerx with Autism Society San Diego! PlayWerx Carlsbad will be closed to the general public for this special night for autism families on May 10th. 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 relaxing family fun. 
$8 per participant covers entrance to the event, more info here!
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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.
Camp I CAN 2014
Only a 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.
MAINLY MOZART PRESENTS
MUSIC AND THE MIND: 
A SENSORY FRIENDLY CONCERT
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! 

Get the early bird rate (through April 30, 2018) and register today

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



SUPPORT THE AUTISM SOCIETY!

Shop at SPROUTS -Chula Vista and Eastlake
May 1st through May 9th!

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!
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, May 11th, 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, May 19th, 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

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.
 
To check out the movies and 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
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

Every first Saturday of the month
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 

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

Every second Tuesday of the month
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
May 8th: Presentation by SD Parks & Rec TRS (Therapeutic Recreation Svcs) on Summer Recreation Activities

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

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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

Every third Thursday of the month
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

2375 Congress Street, San Diego, CA

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