Services

ASIE provides many valuable services and resources for the local Inland Empire community.  We are the only autism organization in the Inland Empire that serves all levels of autism, all ages, regardless of if they our a member of the Autism Society.  We provide Information & Referral Services, Support, Education and Public Policy Advocacy with one goal in mind – to improve the lives of all affected by autism!

Our services include:

E-Newsletter: Distributed twice a month to over 3,000 families and professionals with the latest in autism news and events in the Inland Empire.

Information & Referral:  Talk to a parent who has experience in advocating, educating and living with ASD. (951) 220-6922 or visit our online Resource Guide.   Updated each year, this resource provides families and professionals with over 800 resources and 200 pages in this FREE downloadable pdf file! This is the most comprehensive guide to all autism-related programs and services in the Inland Empire. More than 75 topic areas, including Education, Advocacy, Therapies, Recreational Opportunities, Medical/Dental, and Colleges are covered.

Support:  We provide a number of groups for individuals with ASD and their families including, the Awesome Adults (for those 18 yrs and older, meets in Riverside area);  High Desert Support & Play (meets once a month in Apple Valley for families with children with ASD); the Teen and Adult Group in Murrieta (recommended ages 14-24 years, meets twice a month in Murrieta area); and Shy Angels (meets every other month in Redlands/Riverside area – for teens and adults with limited verbal ability).

Family Events: We provide fun family events throughout the year – Sky High Nights and Sensory Friendly movies every month, and special events like Autism Day at the Cove Waterpark, Camping, Holiday parties and more!

Education:  ASIE provides educational topics most months during our Sky High Nights, but will also offer low-cost workshops throughout the year on a variety of topics.

Public Policy Advocacy: Though our work with the Alliance of California Autism Organizations (ACAO),local Taskforces and Committees, efforts through our National office, and our relationships with local leaders, we continue to work for a brighter future for all of our families. Current initiatives are focused on improving awareness and training with First Responders and the Legal System; improving access to services for our Medi-Cal families; and improving employment and higher education options outcomes for adults and teens with ASD.

Employment Conferences

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!

Many Thanks to our Walk for Autism 2014 Sponsors!

We wanted to take a moment to thank our sponsors for this year’s Walk for Autism.

Molina Healthcare LogoMolina Healthcare was first to answer our call for sponsorship, and did so at the Presenting level, with a donation of $1,500!

 

People's Care Autism Services LogoPeople’s Care Autism Services responded to our call as well and sponsored our walk at the Partner level, with a donation of $1,000!

 

A Change in Trajectory (ACT) LogoA Change in Trajectory (ACT) also reached out to us with an offer to sponsor Walk for Autism 2014. They agreed to sponsor at the Advocate level, donating $500!

 

Hope, Inc. and Behavior Frontiers sponsored the Walk for Autism at the Friend level, each donating $250!

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Children, Teen, Adults & Family Programs

Awesome Adults.  Riverside area.  Meets once a month.   Group for adults over 18 – fun, age appropriate events each month facilitated by 2 special ed teachers. This is a drop off program. Check our website for schedule. Visit us on Facebook  or email us at awesomeadults@gmail.com  for more info.

Capable Girls Group.  The Autism Society Inland Empire has partnered once again with the Carolyn E. Wylie Center to provide a social group for girls with varying abilities ages 13-18 looking to make friends and have fun! Meet other girls in a safe, structured environment with two graduate student facilitators to help keep things on track.  Meets every Wednesday from 5 – 6:30 PM at the Wylie Center in Riverside.  Fee: $10 per youth per group.  Please RSVP at (951) 683 – 5193 or email Marlene at mcuevas@wyliecenter.org

High Desert Support & Play Group.  Apple Valley. A monthly group that is a safe place to come together and socialize with one another; work on communication and play; and a place for parents to come together; exchange info,   ideas and resources while the children attend a play group.  The whole family is welcome – yes, even siblings!  This group is run by an experienced Marriage and family therapist intern, Jonathan Wilson, MFTI.  For more info contact Jonathan Wilson at hdm007m@verizon.net

Family Events.  Fun events for the entire family range from baseball games, camping trips, picnics, water park day and more.  Check the calendar for the latest events.

Murrieta Teen and Adult Group.  Meets twice a month for fun event. Once at the Community Center, once out in the community. Occasionally have lectures on topics that pertain to adults and adolescents on the spectrum. Meets at the Murrieta Community Center. 41810 Juniper St., Murrieta, CA, 92562. Contact (951) 220-6922 or autismtoday@aol.com

Sensory Friendly Films. Ontario Mills AMC 30 and Tyler Mall Galleria in Riverside.
Sensory Friendly means the sound will be turned down, families will be able to bring in their own gluten-free, casein-free snacks, and no previews or advertisements will be shown before the movie. No need to RSVP.  All movies starts at 10am.

Shy Angels. Shy Angels is a group for teens and young adults who have moderate to severe autism; the goal of the group is to have fun, connect with others and experience life through activities in the community. For more info email shyangelsgroup@gmail.com

Sky High Nights.  Mira Loma.  Jumping fun for the entire family in a building full of trampolines! $5 donation per jumper – parents jump free (Normal cost is $18 for 2 hours). Fun for all ages!  Occasionally has lectures – babysitting available with advanced notice.  Meets every other month.

 

Thank you to the California Communication Access Foundation

Thank you to the California Communication Access Foundation for helping fund our “Adventures in Communicating” projects for this year.  These projects including a mini-camp held this summer in which over 70 children, parents and professionals learned how to communicate using a variety of AAC strategies.  In addition, we are working on brochures in English and Spanish to explain what is it, funding resources and training resources; and a free workshop to educators demonstrating easy ways to include it in a classroom.  Thank you!

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Spanish Language Outreach & Support

Thanks to a grant from Community Foundation of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties and our collaborators: Another Way, Inland Regional Center, Dr José Fuentes, the Mexican Consulate, and El Sol, we are working to address the disparity and gaps in outreach and education for Spanish speaking families in the Inland Empire. The purpose of the project is to provide Spanish language culturally appropriate information in several modalities; i.e. radio, TV, social media, flyers, brochures and orally through the use of promotores. For more info on this project or for help for Spanish speaking families, contact Yuliana Diaz on our Spanish line at (951) 888-6669 or email Ydiaz@autism-society.org

Information & Referral

Free service by email or phone

Contact ieautism@att.net or 951-220-6922. For Spanish (951) 888-6669.

E-newsletter

Distributed twice a month to over 2,200 families and professionals with the latest in autism news and events in the Inland Empire.

Resource Guides

ASIE has developed various resource guides to help families and professionals find services and social recreational opportunities.