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.

Education & Support

Conferences & Workshops

We offer low-cost workshops on a variety of topics important to our autism community.

Our next workshop will be held in collaboration with the University of Redlands on Sat, Dec 7th – “Technology + Collaboration = Communication & Access.”  Cost is $50 pp including lunch.  Topics include educational apps for elementary education, technology for high school and college, utilizing AAC in the classroom and more!  Click here for Conference Brochure.

Sat, Jan 25 – Autismo: ¿Cómo puedo ayudar a mi hijo a comunicarse más?  Free spanish workshop at Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino.  Taught by staff from WAPADH, a nationally renouned speech langauge center.  This workshop will focus on issues surrounding communication and offer strategies to increase communication.

Sat, Feb 22nd – How to Help Your Child with Autism in Victorville 9am – 3:30pm.  Sessions on Tips on Managing Difficult Behavior; Sensory Integration – Processing the World, Navigating Resources, and Preparing Your Child for the Social World.   Cost is $10 pp which includes lunch. Some scholarships will be available. Victorville Activity Center, 15075 Hesperia Rd., Victorville, CA 92392. Click here for more info or to register.

March 15, 2014 – In collaboration with the Murrieta Valley SEPAC – Autism: Sex, Puberty and Relationships.  National speakers Jerry & Mary Newport, Catherine Davies, M.Ed, Melissa Dubie, MS and Stacy F. Everson  will discuss hygiene issues, touching self or others inappropriately in public, undressing in public, talking about sex, masturbation, dating skills, stalking behavior and more! Some scholarships will be available.  Early registration (by 02/28) cost is $50 – does not include lunch. After 03/10 cost is $75 pp.  Shivela Middle School, 24515 Lincoln Ave, Murrieta, CA 92562.  Click here for more info or to regsiter. 

Parent-to-Parent Support

We have discontinued our traditional support groups but have found more informal ways to connect:

Sky High Nights at Sky High in Mira Loma.  Held every other month.  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!

High Desert Play & Support:  Held at the Apple Valley Rec Center.  This is  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

Parent mentors. Contact us at (951) 220-6922 or Spanish (951) 888-6669 or via email at ieautism@att.net to talk with an experienced parent.