"Autism through My Lens" - Film by People with ASD Premieres in Boston May 21st
From Emerson College
“Autism through My Lens” premieres at 7:00pm on Thursday, May 21st, in the Bright Family Screening Room of Emerson College’s Paramount Center, at 559 Washington Street in Boston, MA.
This exciting collaboration between the N.E. ARC's Spotlight Program and Emerson College's Dr. Ruth Grossman consists of a series of videos in which young people ages 14-22 with ASD or other social-emotional challenges talk candidly about how they experience the world around them.
See you there!
Everyone is invited to our
Annual Celebration of Successes and Planning
for the next year.
June 2, 7PM-
The Salt House, Cohasset
(we will move inside if inclement weather)
don't forget to bring bug spray and a jacket!
Join us for dinner or just a beverage
(each person pays their own bill).
We look forward to beautiful weather, seeing new faces, energy and ideas!
All-Stars Maritime Adventures through AccesSport America
(Ages 6-22): 10:00 has 1 opening; 11:45 slot has 9 openings
Marine Park, Edward Foster Road
During this week-long water sports camp, the athletes will build skills in adaptive windsurfing, Hawaiian outrigger canoeing, sailing and stand-up paddling. The week will culminate on Friday with a team outrigger canoe race. This camp will provide specialized instructors and equipment from AccesSport America, www.accessportamerica.org. Participating students can be non-ambulatory, non-verbal and do not need to know how to swim. If the weather is simply intolerable, we will run a conditioning and soccer clinic during that session time. Department Registration guidelines are as follows: 75% of slots are reserved for children receiving special education services (on an IEP or 504 plan). These slots will remain reserved until June 1st. After June 1st, it is a first come, first serve basis for registration. For the 25% slots not reserved, these slots are open to any child, regardless of need. Slots will be filled first come, first served. July 20-24 (12 spots per time slot)
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
3:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
(Spots are filling up fast!)
(formerly called Lose the Training Wheels)
A program to teach individuals with disabilities how to ride a conventional bike and become a lifelong independent rider. ...a milestone in life that creates confidence, independence & friendship
Monday August 10th- Friday August 14th 2015
Scituate High School, 606 Chief Justice Cushing Highway Scituate MA
Registration begins April 27th!
9:30 AM to 10:45 AM
11:05 AM to 12:20 PM
1:45 PM to 3:00 PM
3:20 PM to 4:35 PM
4:55 PM to 6:10 PM
*Pre-registration opens to South Shore YMCA and CORSE Foundation members April 27 – May 3. This program fills fast! Interested participants are encouraged to sign up during this week, as registration opens to all on May 4.
iCan Bike riders are children and teens ages 8-22 who have a diagnosed disability but are able to walk without assistive devices, sidestep from side to side, wear a properly fitted bike helmet and a maximum weight of 220 lbs. Participants are required to attend a mandatory orientation on Sunday August 9th from 3-4.
To participate as a rider, please sign up using the following link which will bring you to the South Shore YMCA registration page: ssymca.org/programs/online-registration/
Financial Assistance requests will be considered according to established guidelines.
For more information on the iCan Bike program, visit www.icanshine.org or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fund raising event in Scituate at the Barker Tavern on May 17th. We are bringing the musical savant Tony Deblois to town. If you do not know of Tony he is blind, autistic and a musical savant. He plays 23 musical instruments and speaks 11 languages.
If you have any questions, or would like me to make reservations for you do not hesitate to contact me either by email or by calling me at 617-750-8987.
Relaxation Workshop (see below for a description of the workshop) to May 13th. The time and location will be the same: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM at The Pilgrim Academy, 42 Industrial Park Road, Plymouth. We still have space available, just let me know if you wish to sign up. This is a free workshop open to anyone – so please feel free to share this information with those you think would be interested.
Taking Care of Me: Relaxation Class for Parents & Caregivers of Children with Special Needs
Parenting can be challenging, especially if you are a parent of a child with special needs. Come rejuvenate with others who understand what you are experiencing at home and leave with a valuable set of calming tools for you and your family. This presentation will focus on the integration of stress management tools & relaxation techniques into the challenges of everyday life. It will examine the body’s response to stressors and more importantly how to learn to illicit the relaxation response in order to cope with stress.
The coping mechanisms of diaphragmatic breathing, restorative yoga, mindfulness meditation, and guided imagery will be discussed and demonstrated in this program.
To register for the workshop, just call or email me at the phone / email address below.
Pilgrim Area Collaborative
PACES Admin. Assistant
781-293-6111 ext 23
Because everyone needs to have balance in their life with FUN! Listings include sports, the arts, family events and fundraising galas and golf tournaments.