New Summer Classes

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FREE Art Class – San Bernardino for ages 15 and older.
Improve your art skills and have some fun!
Session 1:  Wed, July 8, 15, 22, and 29th 6:30 – 8pm
Session 2:  Wed, Aug 5, 12, 19 and 26th 6:30-8pm
There will be an Art teacher and two aides in the class. Class size is limited to 12 for each session.  RSVP – Session 1 in July   RSVP – Session 2 in August

3-D Printing Class for ages 15-30 yrs – Sorry, class is full.
Riverside, Sat, July 18th 2-5 pm
This is a new partnership with Vocademy. This class is an introduction to 3D printing for those who might be interested in technology. Participants will learn the basics of 3D printing AND be able to print a project to take home. This class usually cost $138 . Cost is now $25 pp. Limited to 6 people. RSVP today!

Wacky Science-Temecula – $10!
Sat, Aug 8th, 9am – Noon for ages 8 -14 yrs.  Individuals 8-14 yrs with ASD/siblings who enjoy science and experimenting, would be able to focus and stay on task for at least 30 min at a time, follows direction and enjoys having fun. Class is facilitated by a local High School Robotics Team who wants to share science with everyone. Activities will include driving a competition robot, experimenting with non-newtonian fluids (Oobleck), and building structures. Space is limited to 8. Cost is now $10 to cover the cost of the tshirt and materials. RSVP TODAY!

MAD Art- Murrieta & Temecula – Now $5 per class! Ages 7-11 and 12 and up! Classes just $5 each!
4 different workshops. Attend one or all four. All classes held from 9:30 11:30.
Workshop #2 – Introduction to the world of cartooning. Sat, July 11th Ages 7-11; Sat, July 18th Ages 12 and older
Workshop #3 – Introduction into the world of John Constable who was defined as the great “naturalist.” He would focus on finding the beauty in to environment that most did not recognize or think important. Sat, July 25th Ages 7-11 yrs ; Sat, Aug 1 Ages 12 and up
Workshop #4 – Introduction into the world of Jackson Pollock who is considered the influential American painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement.
Sat, Aug 8th Ages 7 -11; Sat, Aug 15th Ages 12 and up.  RSVP here.

I Want Something More

This video was the words that our young adults wanted to tell the world. We asked three questions: what do you want, what are you tired of, and what are you afraid of? These are their answers. ASIE debuted “I Want Something More” video and website at our Employment First Conference on Monday, May 4th and we hope that it can be used to educate professionals and policy makers about the need for creating appropriate services now for our young adults! Thank you to the young adults and family members, especially Sean Lewis who took all the wonderful photos.

Thank You to Coloring for the Future of Autism Businesses

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

Register for “How to Keep Your Loved One with Special Needs Safe” Conference

Sat, March 14th 9-4pm at Shivela Middle School in Murrieta.  A conference for parents and professionals!  Join us in iStock_000014700004Medium this important conference with experts from Law Enforcement, the School District, and advocacy organizations to answer your questions! Speakers include officers from Murrieta Police Department, County Mental Health, Brian HerritStuart Haskins, and more! Topics will include:

  •  Eloping and Wondering
  • Warning signs of abuse
  • Laws relating to sexual behaviors and relationships
  • When should the police be called
  • Interacting safely with law enforcement in a crisis
  • Interacting with the legal system

Only $10 per person.  Scholarships available!  RSVP Now or click here for flyer. Offering Spanish translation- haga clic aquí para registrarse

Funding made possible in part from a grant from the Riverside County Board of Supervisors.  ASIE is a proud co-sponsor along with Murrieta Valley USD, Murrieta SEPAC, State Council on Developmental Disabilities – San Bernardino Office, the California School Resource Association and the Riverside County SELPA CAC.

Sky High Night & Special Presentation

iStock_000037218448LargeThis year we will be hosting Sky High Nights every  month!  Our first event will be Tues, Jan 20th, 6:30 – 8:30 PM.

This event is fun for all ages! Sky High Sports is full of trampolines – trampoline floors, trampoline walls, giant foam pit, and dodge ball games. A $5 donation is requested for each jumper. Parents, guardian or caregiver per jumper are free! A bottle of water will be provided to everyone during a water break.

Special presentation –  attorneys from the Law Offices of Liu & Naime will be there to answer questions on IEPs.  You must RSVP for the presentation – space is limited! Babysitting is also available if you RSVP.

Click here to RSVP

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Behavior Therapy Benefit For Medi-Cal Children Starts 09/15/2014

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.