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.

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 community regardless of membership status. As an all-volunteer organization, we are grateful for our volunteers and supporters who make these services possible:

E-Newsletter

Distributed twice a month to over 950 families and professionals with the latest in autism news and events in the Inland Empire.

Information and Referral

Free service by email or phone. Contact ieautism@att.net or (909) 204-4142 x339.

Parent-to-Parent Support

Talk to a parent who has experience in advocating, educating and living with ASD. (951) 220-6922 or Spanish (951) 888-6669
Inland Empire 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.

Teen & Young Adult Group in Murrieta (recommended ages 14-24 years)

Meets at least twice a month for a fun event. Occasionally have lectures on topics that pertain to adults and adolescents on the spectrum. Contact Kelly Londenberg at (951) 678-8666 or autismtoday@aol.com

Social Recreation Programs

In a state-wide survey done in March 2009, the Autism Society of California found that 53% of parents reported that their child had no friends. The lack of social skills was the number one concern of parents of children of all ages here in California. It’s a simple idea – people make friends with others with the same or similar interest. We are working hard to give our children, teens and adults a chance to socialize in a safe place with others that have the same interest. Thanks in part to a grant from The Community Foundation Serving Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, we are proud to offer these classes. Visit our Social Recreation page for a full listing of events.

Enforcement Awareness Initiative for 2011

We are proud to partner with the KVCR Autism Initiative to develop awareness material for the wonderful men and women who serve our communities in Law Enforcement.

Inland Empire Autism Transition Collaborative

Founded by the Autism Society, this group is composed of representatives from school districts, SELPAs, Universities, other governmental agencies, businesses, parents and individuals on the autism spectrum who are dedicated to finding employment and higher education options for adults and teens with disabilities.

Social Events

Our families have enjoyed a day at a ranch, train rides on the Polar Express, camping and a day at the ballpark. These outings provide families with a safe environment that they can expose their child to a new experience. Look for more fun events coming in 2011!

Workshops

We offer low-cost workshops on a variety of topics important to our autism community. Visit our workshop page for a current listing.

Local, State and National Advocacy

Though our work with the Alliance of California Autism Organizations (ACAO),the Inland Empire Autism Regional Taskforce, efforts through our National office and our relationships with local leaders, we continue to work for a brighter future for all of our families.