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Special Events

2006 Events
  1. 2nd annual Zoowalk for Autism - Phoenix (10/21)
  2. Meeting the Social and Behavior Needs of Children and Youth with Asperger Syndrome - SARRC/Phoenix (9/15)
  3. Biomedical Testing and Treatment for Autism - ASU/Glendale (6/23-6/24)
  4. Count Me In: Practical Strategies for Inclusive Education - Phoenix (6/23-6/24)
  5. SARRC Family Camp at Whispering Hope Camp - Payson (6/11-13, 6/14-16, 7/2-4, 7/5-7)
  6. Pivotal Response Treatment - SARRC/Phoenix (6/7-6/9)
  7. Behavioral Habilitation Training - Phoenix (6/5-6), Tucson (6/12-13), Flagstaff (6/29-30)
  8. Creating Visual Aid Tools to Communicate with & Teach Autistic/Asperger Individuals - Mesa (6/3)
  9. Social Skills groups for Children with Asperger's/Autism - ASU/Tempe (June & July)
  10. Temple Grandin to speak at Phoenix Zoo - Phoenix (6/1)
  11. Social Skills Training - SARRC/Phoenix (4/22)
  12. 2nd Annual Walk for Autism Research - Phoenix (4/8)
  13. Basic life skills, job training, and job experience (ages 14-21) - Scottsdale (4/1, 4/8, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6)
  14. "You're Going to Love This Kid" Educating Students with Autism in Inclusive Classrooms - SARRC/Phoenix (3/27)
  15. Paraprofessionals working with students on the autism spectrum in school settings - SARRC/Phoenix (3/7,3/16)
  16. Annual Scottsdale autism picnic March - Scottsdale (3/5)
  17. Making Sense of Autism Workshop Series - Chandler (2/18, 3/17, 4/12, 5/26)
  18. New Dimensions In Medicine and Health Conference - Phoenix (2/18-2/19)
  19. Basic life skills, job training, and job experience (ages 14-21) - Scottsdale
    (1/24,1/31,2/7,2/14,2/21 or 1/28,2/4,2/11,2/18,2/25)
  20. Town Meeting on Health Care, Robert Zieve, MD - Paradise Valley (1/24)
  21. Workshop on Language Development in Autistic/Asperger Children (ages 4-11)- Mesa (1/21)
  22. Dr. Klinghardt Conference - Tempe (1/21-1/22)
  23. Young Adult Autistic/Asperger Social Group and Workshops (ages 17-24) - Mesa
    (1/9; 1/16,1/30,2/13,2/27; 3/6,4/3,5/8)
  24. Adding your announcement

2006 Events

2nd annual Zoowalk for Autism - Phoenix (10/21)

   Date: Saturday October 21, 2006
   Pledges: Teams that pledge $1000 or more by July 1 will be listed on our upcoming brochure, and be listed on the t-shirt!
   Details: click here

Meeting the Social and Behavior Needs of Children and Youth with Asperger Syndrome - SARRC/Phoenix (9/15)

   Date & Time: Friday, September 15, 2006 8:30- 4:30
   Cost: $85.00
   Details: Contact SARRC at (602) 340-8717

Biomedical Testing and Treatment for Autism - ASU/Glendale (6/23-6/24)

   Date: June 23-24, 2006
   Time: 7:30am - 5pm
   Speakers: Dr. Jaquelyn McCandless, M.D, Jon Pangborn, Ph.D, David Kirby, Lisa Lewis, Dr. Cindy Schneider M.D., Dr. Walter Crinnion, N.D., Ari Vodjani, Ph.D., Tapan Audhya, Ph.D., Dr. Dana I. Ursea, M.D., James Adams, Ph.D. and Dr. Matt Baral, N.D.
   Location: ASU West Campus, La Sala Room in the University Center Building, 4701 W. Thunderbird Rd, Glendale, AZ 85306
   Website: www.phxautism.org
   Contact: 480-940-1093.
   Deadline: 6/10/06 for discount.
   Cost: $35 - $165
   Details: click here

Count Me In: Practical Strategies for Inclusive Education - Phoenix (6/23-6/24)

   Topic: Paraeducator training, intense behavioral challenges in inclusive settings, self- advocacy, curriculum adaptations and modifications, and co-teaching. Participate in panel discussions with administrators, family members, and self-advocates committed to inclusive practices.
   Date: June 23-24, 2006
   Time: 8:00-4:00
   Speakers: Fredda Brown, June Downing, Kathy Gee, Stephen Hinkle, Chris Olivas, Laura San Giacomo, Jacqueline Thousand and many others
   Location: Black Canyon Conference Center, 9440 N. 25th Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85021
   Website: www.tash.org
   Contact: 520-292-1342 or 480-460-0393.
   Cost: $170 - $200
   Details: click here

SARRC Family Camp at Whispering Hope Camp - Payson (6/11-13, 6/14-16, 7/2-4, 7/5-7)

   Topic: Family Camp
   Date: 6/11-13, 6/14-16, 7/2-4, 7/5-7
   Location: Whispering Hope Camp in Payson
   Website: www.whisperinghoperanch.org/
   Contact: Stephanie Peyton, Camp Director, at 602-330-3990.
   Cost: $100 per person and includes meals, activities, and 2 nights lodging
   Details: click here

Pivotal Response Treatment - SARRC/Phoenix (6/7-6/9)

   Date & Time: Wednesday, June 7, 2006 8:30- 4:30
   Cost: $80.00
   Details: click here

Behavioral Habilitation Training - Phoenix (6/5-6), Tucson (6/12-13), Flagstaff (6/29-30)

   Topic: Behavioral Habilitation Training for those Serving Young Children with Autism (0-5)
   Date: Phoenix (6/5-6), Tucson (6/12-13), Flagstaff (6/29-30)
   Time: 7:30am - 2:30pm
   Contact: Pam Peute (928-523-1404).
   Register: Yes
   Cost: $10.00
   Details: click here

Creating Your Own Visual Aid Tools to Communicate with and Teach Autistic/Asperger Individuals (6/3)

   Topic: Creating Your Own Visual Aid Tools to Communicate with and Teach Autistic/Asperger Individuals [With and Without Verbal Skills]: A Make-and-Take-It Workshop
   Date: Saturday, June 3, 2006
   Time: 8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m
   Speakers: Susan J. Golubock M.Ed., OTR/L and Jennifer Casey, CCC-SLP
   Location: Baio Enterprises, Inc., 1745 S. Alma School Road, Suite #145, Mesa, AZ 85210
   Website: www.makingsenseofautism.com
   Contact: 480-802-8259.
   Cost: $40 - $150
   Details: click here

Social Skills groups for Children with Asperger's/Autism - ASU/Tempe (June & July)

   Topic: Social Skill-Building Groups for Children Ages 7-13
   Date: 10+ year-olds begins in June, 7-10 year-olds begins the week of July 10th
   Time: One night per week for 9 weeks.
   Location: CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY CENTER, ASU Psychology Building, 2nd floor, Suite 289, Tempe, Arizona
   Contact: 480-965-7296.
   Details: Dear Mr. Carvalho, We are very appreciative of your willingness to post the flier on your website! Attached is our parent flier for the social skills groups that will be conducted in the summer at ASU. The group for approximately 7-10 year-olds begins the week of July 10th, and the group for 10+ year-olds begins in June. Parents should contact the number on the form if interested. We will also be conducting the same groups again in the fall and spring and are starting wait lists for those groups. Thank you again. Sincerely, Ana Brown. Click here for more datails!

Temple Grandin to speak at Phoenix Zoo - Phoenix (6/1)

   Topic: Autism, Animals and Reforming the Beef Industry
   Date: June 1, 2006
   Time: 7pm to 9 p
   Speakers: Temple Grandin
   Location: Phoenix Zoo
   Website: www.phoenixzoo.org
   Contact: 602-914-4333.
   Register: Purchase tickets.
   Cost: $18 - $20
   Details: click here

Social Skills Training: Diagnostic Tools & Therapy Techniques for Children with Social Cognitive Deficits - SARRC/Phoenix (4/22)

   Date & Time: Saturday, April 22, 2006 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
   Cost: $80.00
   Details: click here

2nd Annual Walk for Autism Research - Phoenix (4/8)

   Date: Saturday April 8th, 2006
   Time: 10am
   Location: Margaret T. Hance Park
   Website: www.autismwalk.org/arizona
   Contact: phoenix@naar.org.
   Register: begins at 8am
   Details: 2nd Annual Walk for Autism Rsearch benifitting NAAR and Autism Speaks Working Together. Refer to the web site for more datails.

Basic life skills, job training, and job experience (ages 14-21) - Scottsdale (4/1, 4/8, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6)

   Topic: Basic life skills, job training, and job experience
   Date: Saturdays: April 1, 8, 22, 29 and May 6
   Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
   Speakers: Staff from Goodwill's Workforce Development Program with Southwest Institute's Fast Track Program
   Location: Southwest Institute for Families and children with Special Needs, 5111 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 105, Scottsdale, AZ 85250
   Website: www.swifamilies.org/
   Contact: Nora Stiles, Fast Track Coordinator, 480-222-8800, ext. 30, n.stiles@swifamilies.org.
   Deadline: Now
   Cost: None
   Details: click here

"You're Going to Love This Kid" Educating Students with Autism in Inclusive Classrooms - SARRC/Phoenix (3/27)

   Date & Time: Monday, March 27, 2006 8:30- 4:30
   Cost: $80.00
   Details: click here

Paraprofessionals working with students on the autism spectrum in school settings - SARRC/Phoenix (3/7,3/16)

   Date & Time: Part 1: Tuesday, March 7 8:30-4:30 Part 2:Thursday, March 16 12:30-4:30
   Cost: $120.00
   Details: click here

Annual Scottsdale autism picnic March - Scottsdale (3/5)

   Date: Sunday March 5th
   Time: 3:00 to 6:00 p.m
   Location: McCormic-Stillman Railroad Park, 7301 E. Indian Bend Road (Scottsdale & Indian Bend Roads)
   Contact: thetintguy@cox.net or call me directly at 602-524-0807.
   Details: click here

Making Sense of Autism Workshop Series - Chandler (2/18, 3/17, 4/12, 5/26)

   Topic: Enhancing relationships, Teaching/learning new or difficult skills, Understanding and working with challenging behaviors, Developing/using a sensory, Assistive devices, Interpreting and using the Sensory Profile and Using standardized tools to document progress
   Date: 2/18, 3/17, 4/12, 5/26
   Time: 8-12 and 1-5
   Speakers: Susan J. Golubock M.Ed., OTR/L
   Location: Residence Inn, Phoenix Chandler Fashion Center (I-202 & I-101), 100 N. Federal Street, Chandler, AZ 85226
   Contact: Susan Golubock at MakingSenseOfAutism@msn.com Or (480) 802-8259.
   Cost: Yes
   Details: www.MakingSenseOfAutism.com (Phoenix Workshops)

New Dimensions In Medicine and Health Conference - Phoenix (2/18-2/19)

   Topic: A Comprehensive Analysis of Autism: From Metals to Mutations
   Date: February 18-19, 2006
   Time: 8:00am - 9:00pm and 8:00am - 4:00pm
   Speakers: Garry F. Gordon, MD, DO, MD(H) and Amy Yasko, PhD, ND, NHD, AMD, HHP, FAAIM
   Location: Embassy Suites Phoenix Biltmore in Phoenix, Arizona - located just eight miles from Sky Harbor Airport near the Biltmore Fashion Park. Call 602.955.3992 for hotel information and reservations. Refer to Gordon Research Institute for special room rate.
   Website: www.gordonresearch.com/
   Contact: 928.472.4263.
   Deadline: Early Registration $245 until 12/31/05
   Register: Click here to open PDF Flyer
   Cost: $245/$295/$325

Basic life skills, job training, and job experience
(ages 14-21) - Scottsdale (1/24,1/31,2/7,2/14,2/21 or 1/28,2/4,2/11,2/18,2/25)

   Topic: Basic life skills, job training, and job experience
   Date: Tuesdays: January 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21 and Saturdays: January 28, February 4, 11, 18, 25
   Time: Tuesdays 1:00-5:00 p.m and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m
   Speakers: Staff from Goodwill's Workforce Development Program with Southwest Institute's Fast Track Program
   Location: Southwest Institute for Families and children with Special Needs, 5111 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 105, Scottsdale, AZ 85250
   Website: www.swifamilies.org/
   Contact: Nora Stiles, Fast Track Coordinator, 480-222-8800, ext. 30, n.stiles@swifamilies.org.
   Deadline: Now
   Cost: None
   Details: click here

Town Meeting on Health Care, Robert Zieve, MD - Paradise Valley (1/24)

   Topic: Town Meeting on Health Care: Exploring Our Options
   Date: Tuesday, January 24
   Time: 7-8:30 PM
   Speakers: Dr. Robert Zieve (recommended by Dr. Klinghardt)
   Location: Palo Cristi Church, 3535 E. Lincoln Road, Paradise Valley, AZ.
   Website: www.pinetreeclinic.com/
   Contact: (928)778-3500, drzieve@pinetreeclinic.com.
   Deadline: none
   Register: N/A
   Cost: Free

Workshop on Language Development in Autistic/Asperger Children
(ages 4-11)- Mesa (1/21)

   Topic: Play and Sensory Integration as Foundations for Language Development in Autistic/Asperger Syndrome Children
   Date: January 21, 2006
   Time: 12:30-4:30 p.m
   Speakers: Marti Baio, M.A., CCC-SLP (Speech Therapist, Owner Baio Enterprises); Susan J. Golubock M.Ed., OTR/L (Occupational Therapist, Co-founder of Making Sense of Autism)
   Location: 1745 S. Alma School Road, Suite #145, Mesa, AZ 85210
   Website: www.baioenterprises.com
   Contact: Phone (480) 963-3634, Fax (480) 855-8384, Email: info@baioenterprises.com or makingsenseofautism@msn.com .
   Deadline: Now
   Cost: For parents, $40 as an individual; $25 if attends as part of a team.
   Details: click here

Dr. Klinghardt Conference - Tempe (1/21-1/22, 2006)

Day 1

   Topic: Treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorders And the Five Levels of Healing
   Date: Saturday January 21, 2006
   Time: 8:30am to 12pm and from 1:30pm to 6pm
   Speakers: Dietrich Klinghardt, M.D., Ph.D (click here & select Who is Dr. Klinghardt?)
   Location: Arizona State University, Memorial Union, Arizona Room, Tempe, Arizona. Information Desk phone: 480-965-5728.
   Closest Parking: Parking Structure #1 (North-West Corner of South Normal Ave & East Apache Blvd or directly West of Student Recreation Center (SRC). Click here to generate MapQuest directions from your home
   ASU Map: The Memorial Union and the Parking Structure #1 are to the bottom left corner of the map.
   Parking Update: Jan. 12, 2005 (Tempe, Ariz.) Due to the replacement of a water line on Apache Blvd, access to Parking Structure 1 from Normal St. will be unavailable beginning 9:00 p.m., Jan. 12 and will not re-open until Jan. 23. PS-1 Decal Holders and visitors will only be able to access the structure from the entrance on Lemon St. (Normal St. will be closed from Apache Blvd to Lemon St.).
    My (James's) recommendations are as follows:
        Option #1 (better option): for those of you that can get to the US60 freeway, you can avoid the constuction on Apache Blvd and reach ASU via the Mill Avenue exit. If you are coming on Loop 101 or I-10, you can connect to US60. The directions from there are as follows:     US60 >>>> Mill Avenue (head North, go past Southern and Broadway) >>>> Thirteen Street (head east) >>>> Forest Avenue (head north) >>>> Lemon Street (head east), go past College Avenue and then on to Parking Structure #1. At that point you will be on the North side of Parking Structure #1. Please click here to see a map of the Phoenix area freeway system.
        Option #2: for those heading west on Apache Blvd. is to go past Normal St. then past College Avenue (this is one way) and then turn right (North) on Forest Avenue. Then turn right (East) on Lemon Street and then go past College Avenue and then on to Parking Structure #1. At that point you will be on the North side of Parking Structure #1.
         The North side of structure #1 has 2 entrances. One leading to the first floor and another leading to the upper floors. Alternatively you can also park in Lot #13. To follow the directions on the map, please click here.
   Website: www.vsan.org/rok-az/
   Contact:
   Deadline: Register now as seating is limited!
   Register: Click here & select Klinghardt conference
   Cost: $50/$60/$100
   Area Hotels: Click here for list of area hotels.

Day 1 additional evening conference

   Details: Click here.

Day 2

   Topic: Family Constellation and the Five Levels of Healing
   Date: Sunday January 22, 2006
   Time: 9:30am to 12pm and from 1pm to 4pm
   Speakers: Dietrich Klinghardt, M.D., Ph.D (click here & select Who is Dr. Klinghardt?)
Special Guests: Dr. Bruce Shelton and Dana Gorman from www.DefeatAutismYesterday.com (many of you have her DVD's and CDs we have burned through out the valley regarding TD-DMPS and various interviews she's done with numerous Physicans)
   Location: Church of The Resurrection, Philip the Apostle Hall, 3201 South Evergreen, Tempe, AZ 85282.
    (click here to generate MapQuest directions from your home)
   Website: www.vsan.org/rok-az/
   Contact:
   Deadline: Register now as seating is limited!
   Register: Click here & select Klinghardt conference
   Cost: $50
   Area Hotels: Click here for list of area hotels.


Young Adult Autistic/Asperger Social Group and Workshops
(ages 17-24) - Mesa (1/9; 1/16,1/30,2/13,2/27; 3/6,4/3,5/8)

   Topic: Introductory Meeting; Young Adult Goal-Directed Group; Young Adult Monthly Social Support Group
   Date: 1/9; 1/16,1/30,2/13,2/27; 2/6,3/6,4/3 2006
   Time: Mondays, 4:30-6:00p.m.
   Speakers: Marti Baio, M.A., CCC-SLP - a Neurotypical Speech Pathologist specializing in Autism/Asperger syndrome and Sue Golubock, M.Ed., OTR/L - an Aspie Occupational Therapist specializing is Sensory Integration and Assistive Technology
   Location: 1745 S. Alma School Road, Suite #145 (Alma School Road/60 Fwy), Mesa, AZ 85225
   Website: www.baioenterprises.com
   Contact: (480) 963-3634.
   Deadline: none
   Register: by phone.
   Cost: $40; $280; $120
   Details: click here


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2005 Events
  1. Arizona Center for Disability Law - Phoenix (8/9, 8/23, 9/7, 9/20)
  2. Two-Day PECS Training Workshop - Phoenix (8/29-8/30)
  3. Making Sense of Autism Workshops - Glendale (9/11, 9/25) Mesa (10/8, 11/5, 11/19)
  4. Autism Conference - Phoenix (9/28-10/1)
  5. Autism/Asperger's Conference - Tempe (9/30-10/1)
  6. Making Sense of Autism Workshops - Glendale, Mesa (10/8, 11/5, 11/19)
  7. Home Strategies for Sensory Activities - Scottsdale (10/19)
  8. Phoenix Zoowalk for Autism - Phoenix (10/22)
  9. ASU course on teaching speech to children with autism - Tempe (10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 12/1)
  10. Autistic/Asperger Young Adult Group (ages 17-24) - Mesa (10/31, 11/14, 11/28, 12/12)
  11. 2005 DAN Conference summary by Dr. Cindy Schneider - Phoenix (11/15)
  12. 2005 DAN Conference summary by Dr. Alan K. Ketover & Barbara Ketover - Paradise Valley (11/17)
  13. 3-day Conference led by the Floortime Foundation - Tempe (11/17-11/19)
  14. 3-day Workshop on Teaching Communication Skills - Phoenix (11/30-12/2)
  15. ASA December Holiday Party - Tempe (12/3)
  16. Pfeiffer Treatment Center services - Scottsdale (12/6-12/8)
  17. Autism Spectrum Disorder Workshop: Interactions & Initiations - Phoenix (12/10)

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