Autism Society Inland Empire

November 15 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm | University of Redlands
For educators, professionals and families that have individuals that do not have a lot of verbalcommunication (do not talk to express basic needs and wants).
This year’s speaker will be national speaker, Gwendolyn Meier Eberhard, CCC-SLP, MT-BC, Director of Speech and Language, Speech-Language Pathologist, Music Therapist at Villa Esperanza Services in Pasadena.  Topics addressed will include:
  • Difference of using apps vs AAC
  • Apps that  help with language development
  • Other visual supports that can be used
  • “Speaking AAC” to the learner so that they may then (and only then) learn to “speak AAC” to us. Incorporating aided language modeling into school and home routines and activities
Cost will be $20 pp before Nov 1st; $25 pp after.  Click here to register.

 

October – FREE Harvest Festival in VictorvilleScan0016
Sat, Oct 18th 11am-2pm
High Desert Families – join the High Desert Support & Play Group for face painting, popcorn, cotton candy, sensory stations, 2 bubble machines and fun for all! Sunset Ridge Park, 12808 Eucalyptus St, Victorville, CA 92392.  Please RSVP here!
 

November – Family Day at Mr. Joe’s Farm in Perris
Sat, Nov 8th, 9-11am
Mr. Joe’s Farm is a hands-on petting zoo with donkeys, a camel, alpacas, miniature horses, sheep, chickens, pigs, goats and more! Mr. Joe’s Farm does not charge a fee to get in; however, we will be asking that you please make a donation to help feed the animals. Mr. Joe’s Farm is located at 20850 Old Elsinore Rd. Perris, CA 92570.  No RSVP required.

December – ASIE “Frozen” Holiday Party 
Sun, Dec 7th, 2:30-5pm – Sky High Sports in Mira Loma!
This year our Holiday Party is going FROZEN!  Join ASIE at Sky High Sports for our annual Holiday Party. We have reserved the entire building just for us! Along with the warehouse full of trampolines, we will have Santa, a photographer with an opportunity to take photos with Santa, games, crafts, food and more! And it’s FREE for the entire family – but you must RSVP.  Click here to RSVP.

As of September 15, 2014, as many as 75,000 primarily low-income California children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) became eligible for covering behavioral health treatment, such as applied behavior analysis (ABA), for individuals with autism up to age 21.

Hopefully, the possibility of access to treatment will result in more accurate diagnosis and referral. What is known is that today less than 10% of the affected children receive behavioral health treatment, which is available through the Regional Center system only for the most severely impacted children. This new benefit makes the treatment available to the other 90% of California’s children covered by Medi-Cal who are struggling with ASD.

Click here for a Q & A Sheet on this benefit Medi-Cal Autism BHT Benefit How-To Guide Draft 4 2 page

California is the first state to implement a federal directive to step up Medicaid coverage for children with autism.

Over 100 people came out to support the Third Annual

Aidan’s Army Golf Tournament.
The tournament, held at the Victoria Club in Riverside, raised over $48,000 this year for the Autism Society Inland Empire.
The Francis Family generously organizes this event and their family members travel as far away as New Jersey, Colorado and Arizona to support this event.
Thank you to all of the fabulous volunteers, sponsors and golfers who made this event a success.  Their support enables ASIE to provide events to our families such as Autism Day at Cove Waterpark, Sky High Events, Holiday party and so much more!