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.

 

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.