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  2019 E-NEWSLETTER
A Message From Our President

I hope everyone had a wonderful summer and is getting settled into a new school year now that it is September. I know it always feels like a fresh start when you see the school supplies appear in all the stores. Here at Autism Society San Diego, September is a big month for us as well. Our support groups resume this month after the summer hiatus, and we are excited to be bringing you our 3rd Annual Lights! Camera! Autism!, celebrating the  talents of local autistic artists in film, art, and music. We hope you will join us at this wonderful event on Saturday, September 21st, as we will be featuring 19 artists, a local pianist, and a variety of films - this is a night out you won't want to miss!

This month we will hold our first ever Bowling Meetup for Adults with Autism on Friday, September 6th, at Kearny Mesa Bowl. This event is open to all adults on the spectrum ages 18 and over. Participants are welcome to bring a support person should they require assistance. We hope you can bowl with us!

I also invite you to join us for our Fall Family Camp at YMCA Camp Marston in the beautiful hills of Julian on the weekend of October 4th-6th. This weekend getaway is open to all families who are members of Autism Society San Diego, and your price includes lodging in renovated cabins with electricity, bathrooms, and WIFI, as well as all food and activities. It's a great opportunity to get away from it all and spend some relaxing family time in a welcoming and supportive atmosphere. 

Finally, be sure to save the date for our 6th Annual Beers & Cheers for Autism, happening on Wednesday, October 23rd at Mike Hess Brewing North Park! This casual fun event features food by Dang Brothers Pizza, beer tastings and a souvenir glass from Mikes Hess Brewing, dessert, a fabulous silent auction, and more, and all money raised goes to support our recreational programs. We hope you can join us!

Wishing you all a wonderful month,

Amy  Munera
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CELEBRATE THE END OF SUMMER WITH SEPTEMBER EVENTS!
NEXT POOL PARTY IN OCEANSIDE: 
SEPTEMBER 12!

ANNUAL CONFERENCE 
FOR PROFESSIONALS AND PARENTS




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SUPPORT THE AUTISM SOCIETY 
AND OUR COMMUNITY!
SILENT AUCTION DONORS NEEDED!

Do you have a business you are hoping to promote to our community?

Or maybe just some unused gift cards you forgot you had?

Do you have any special connections to cool activities, businesses, or events in the San Diego area?


The Autism Society San Diego is looking for a donations to begin creating our incredible silent auction baskets for our Beers and Cheers 2019 event!



As you know, we are a local, volunteer-run, 501 (c) (3) non profit, that p rovides programs and events benefiting individuals with autism and their families here in San Diego County.   All proceeds from this event will be benefiting our summer recreation programs, Camp I CAN (Camp Including Children with Autism Now), Surf Camp for Persons with Autism and AWARE (Adults with Autism Recreation Experience).  We truly need and appr eciate the support of our community as we strive to offer as many fun and meaningful activities at a cost affordable rate for our families and loved ones. We are happy to provide all donors with a donation receipt!
   


Thank you so much!!
Autism Society San Diego is looking for new board members for our all volunteer Board of Directors!!

 We invite you to join us to help further our mission to provide programs and support to the local San Diego autism community. Our board members come from a variety of backgrounds, and we welcome parents, professionals, self advocates, and interested community members to be a part of our organization. For more information, email our president at amy@autismsocietysandiego.org. Thank you!
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!
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 LISTED

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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Monday, September 9, 2019
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Kasey Howell's Home
2702 Via Cardel ยท Carlsbad, CA

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Autistic Adult Social Group

Saturday, September 7, 2019
6:00 PM  to 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

NEW LOCATION!
Excelsior Academy
7200 Parkway Drive  La Mesa, CA  91942

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Adult Information and Support Group

Every second Tuesday of the month
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Are you one of many in our community who are concerned about what could happen when an adult family member with autism has an encounter with first responders, law enforcement or our justice system?

The Autism Society San Diego is collaborating with the ARC of San Diego to bring a new, pilot program to San Diego called Justice Works.
ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS:
Jennifer Bates Navarra serves as the Vice President of Marketing & Development and Craig Gow is Director of Behavioral Services for The Arc of San Diego. They are the Co-leaders for the Justice Works pilot in San Diego.

There will be an opportunity for networking, questions and answers.
Light refreshments will be served.


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

~*~ 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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