Saturday, December 31, 2005

Upcoming, Part 1

I receive regular e-mails from Jackie at FACES, a local support group for families of autistic children. They do wonderful things!

Jackie passed along a message from PACT - Parents of Autistic Children Together. I think they are affiliated with the Autism Society of America. I am still trying to learn about all of the different organizations related to autism - and I still have a long way to go! Anyhow, here is a listing of upcoming workshops and events for families:

January 19, 2006 Comprehensive ABA programming: Integrating Discrete Trial Instruction, Natural Environment Training, the Verbal Behavior Classification System, and Rate-Building for Fluency to Meet the Needs of Learners with Autism. Presented by Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center, Division of Research & Training. Presenters include Joelle Lugo, M. Ed, BCBA and Mary Jane Weiss, Ph.D., BCBA.For information call 732-932-4500 extension 100 or 134, or visit

January 24, 2006 The NY Islanders host the NJ Devils at Autism Awareness Night at Nassau Collesium. Tickets available for this exciting match-up. Be on hand with the NY/NJ Metropolitan area's leading autism awareness organizations. For tickets check Portion of your ticket cost will benefit COSAC.

February 10, 2006 The New England Educational Institute Presents "Asperger's Disorder and Autism: An Update on Understanding and Interventions." A One-Day Seminar for Educators, SLPs, Psychologists, Social Workers, Physicians, OTs, Children's Service Providers and Familiy Members who Work with Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Presented by Fred Volkman, M.D., at the Saddle Brook Holiday Inn, 8:00 AM - 4:30. For information and to register, visit or call Carolyn at 413-499-1489, ext. 1.

March 16-17, 2005 Autism Spectrum Disorders: Promoting Successful Outcomes Across the Life Cycles ConferenceUniversity of Pennsylvania. For more information, contact Deirdre Wright: 610-853-3747, or email her at

April 30, 2005 Plan to participate in Trenton Thunder's Autism Awareness Day at the Mercer County Waterfront Park for a day of family fun, baseball and a chance to raise autism awareness. Game will feature the Thunder vs. New Britain Rock Cats (Minnesota Twin's AA Club). For information or to order $9 tickets, contact Jason Schubert at 609-394-3300, extension 125 or email him at Proceeds will benefit COSAC and all children with autism in attendance will receive a complimentary Kid Zone Pass and the chance to run the bases following the game. To download ticket order form, go to

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