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

I'm so glad that September is here! My children are back in school and we are happy to be back to our usual routine after a fun filled summer. All of our support groups are resuming this month, so be sure to come join us at whichever group works best for you! 

I'm also excited that it is almost time for our 2nd Annual Lights! Camera! Autism! Film and Art Event on September 15th . Featuring an art reception with local autistic artists and autistic musicians as well as films both created by and about people with autism, you won't want to miss this chance to celebrate the many talented people in our community! Registration is underway for our Fall Family Camp, which will take place on the weekend of October 5th-7th at YMCA Camp Marston in Julian. Family Camp is a wonderful weekend of family fun in a supportive and judgement free atmosphere. Be sure to register as soon as possible, since this is a very popular event!

Finally, be sure to save the date for our Halloween Dance Party on Saturday, October 27th, as well as our Beers & Cheers for Autism fundraiser at Mike Hess Brewing on November 1st. This annual event raises money for our recreation programs and is always a great time!

Thanks so much,
Amy  Munera
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UPCOMING EVENTS FOR SEPTEMBER

Lights Camera Autism 2018


More information and ticket purchase HERE




Disneyland Community Involvement Program 2019
     
 Registration for discounted tickets is now open through the Autism Society San Diego.  You are invited to participate if you are...
  • Residents of San Diego County (or adjacent county)
  • Members of Autism Society San Diego-current and unexpired*
  • Have documented disability of participant (Autism, Aspergers, PDD-NOS) New members may be required to show proof of disability.
 *  Registrants without a current membership or who register multiple times (including with other eligible agencies) will be removed from the list without further notice.  No PO Box addresses. Sustaining memberships must be equal to annual membership at time of registration. To join or renew membership, click here.
 
 
Registration through the Autism Society San Diego ends at 12:00 pm, on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 so register right away.

Registering will allow you to receive an invitation from Disney to purchase up to six discounted tickets:
  • $61.00 per ticket for a 1-Day 1-Park Ticket
  • $87 per ticket for a 1-Day Park Hopper Ticket
 Invitations from Disneyland Resorts will be emailed out beginning mid-November.

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COMING THIS FALL


Looking for the coolest Halloween party this year??
In collaboration with KIDZROCKOUT, the Autism Society of San Diego is hosting a Halloween Dance Party! Dance the night away in a safe and friendly space. Come in costume or whatever comfy, spooky attire you like!

When: Saturday October 27th 6pm- 8pm
Where: Boys and Girls Club  4635 Clairemont Mesa Blvd  92117

Tickets will be $3.00 per person
More details to come!
SUPPORT THE AUTISM SOCIETY 
AND OUR COMMUNITY!


The Autism Society San Diego is putting out the call for 
board members!

As a part of our volunteer board of directors, individuals will have the opportunity to support families with Autism in San Diego in a variety of ways, such as through coordinating events for our community and engaging fundraisers, representing our organization at public events, and so much more! This is a rewarding and fulfilling experience for anyone with a whole lot of passion and just a little extra time. For more information on how to join the fun and for the full list of board member expectations
contact us!

A big thank you to the amazing poet, Vivi Dale, who has chosen us to be the beneficiary of the shirt campaign she is doing in conjunction with Paper Clouds Apparel!

Buy a shirt with with her quote on it before 9/9 and 50% of the proceeds will come back to us as donation! Take a look at the wide variety of shirt style and color options 

We are so thankful to be a part of this wonderful campaign!
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 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!
                                     
THANK YOU, GEICO as our Family Pizza and Pool Party sponsor.



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 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 your support .

Sensory Friendly Night at PLAYWERX


Every second Thursday of the month
5:00-7:00 PM
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.

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 space 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!

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: 
A.X.L(PG), Peppermint(R), A House with a Clock in its Walls(PG), and Life Itself(R)

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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This group remains on hiatus this month as we work on confirming a new location. We will resume next month!

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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

This month will feature a presentation about Access to Independencea federally funded Center for Independent Living (CIL). CILs are non-residential, non-profit organizations run by people with disabilities for all people with disabilities, in any age group.

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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FIND LOCAL EVENTS & RESOURCES ON OUR WEBSITE

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