Autism Society Inland Empire

We had over 1,000 people attend the 2015 Superhero Walk for Autism at Rancho Jurupa Park on Sun, April 25, 2015. We raised over $37,000! Thank you to all of our superheroes – our walkers, our sponsors, our vendors, and our volunteers for making the day a success!

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We at the Autism Society Inland Empire have been working on the issue of lack of Employment and Day Programs for the Autism Community for years. Thanks to a collaboration with Inland Regional Center, we were able to collect data that proved what we had known for a long time- current services are not working for our adults with ASD. Below find an Inforgraph illustrating the alarming crisis in our adult service system.

2015 Employment Crisis

We had 30 businesses participate in the Coloring for the Future of Autism project this year. Money raised from this project will help the Autism Society Inland Empire fund Art programs in the IE, and the ASIE yearly calendar which highlights the gifts and abilities of our local artists with ASD, the Helps to fund TV and radio programs to continue to keep the awareness in the community KVCR Autism Initiative and Provide scholarships to students with ASD in San Bernardino Valley Colleges the San Bernardino Valley College Autism

For more info contact Lillian Vasquez at KVCR at (909) 384-4331 or lvasquez@kvcr.org

Employment SummitSat, April 25th from 8:30-1pm at the Inland Regional Center, San Bernardino. In collaboration with Inland Regional Center, Disability Rights California, Autism Society Inland Empire, Colton Joint USD and East Valley SELPA presents a FREE Employment Summit for transition age students (14-23 years old) with disabilities who want to work, their parents and the professionals who support them! . Topics include: Micro-enterprises and Entrepreneurship; Department of Rehab Services & the New Changes in the Law; SSI – How Do Wages Effect My Benefits; Soft Skills – Best Employment Practices; Why Hygiene Matters “Dress for Success;” AB1041 Employment First Policy; and How to Get Employment Written into an IEP/ITP/IPP. Click here to RSVP.

Employment First – Employment for the Autism Community! Mon, May 4th 8:30-4pm, Inland Regional Center, San Bernardino. A conference for employment and transition professionals who serve the autism community. National Speakers will be in the Inland Empire to discuss the new Employment First Policy, Microenterprises, Customized Employment, Discovering Personal Genius Assessments and More! This conference will focus on some of the unique challenges the autism community is facing. Cost is $30 pp before 04/27/15 including lunch, $40pp  incl lunch after.  Scholarships are available. Click here to register!