Step-In Autism Services of Alaska
Events we are sponsoring during the month of April, 2015
Thursday, April 2: World Autism Awareness Day – LIGHT IT UP BLUE!
Join the event by displaying blue lights and wearing blue!
Saturday, April 11: Parent Night Out (registration required by Monday, April 6)
Parent Night Out and PJ Party
When: 4:00 PM-7:00 PM
Cost: Clients FREE and Siblings $10
Who: Clients and siblings (age 2 & up) are welcome. We ask that families provide a snack for the group to share. Kids may come dressed in their PJs.
Where: 3550 Airport Way, Fairbanks AK
Saturday, April 18: Fairbanks Children’s Museum (registration is not required)
When: 10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Cost: Free to our clients and their families.
Who: Clients and families are welcome to join us at the museum for some fun! This event is sponsored by SiAS and there will be no cost to the families.
Where: Fairbanks Children’s Museum, 302 Cushman St, Fairbanks AK
Saturday, April 25: Parent Training (registration required)
When: 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
Topic: Applied Behavior Analysis for Parents.
A pancake breakfast will be provided with sausage, fruit, and breakfast!
Who: Free to public. Sessions will be cancelled. We will offer child care for those parents that would like it (please bring a lunch for your kiddo).
Where: SiAS NEW OFFICE 3568 Geraghty Ave., Fairbanks, AK 99709
This is a courtesy repost of an article by Eric Williams we found in Yahoo Parenting, April 21, 2015. He states:
Autism is not a childhood diagnosis; it is a lifetime diagnosis. And it’s not a diagnosis that affects one person. It affects the entire family and beyond.
I know this because I am a father of 7-year-old identical twin boys on the spectrum. I don’t profess to be an expert on autism, but I am an expert on my boys.
As fathers, we are an essential component of this autism phenomenon, and our parenting experience is unique. Here are 13 observations (and some advice) that dads of kids with autism will understand and everyone needs to know.
Read more of Eric’s article here.
1. We have a different definition of “awareness” …
To the world, World Autism Awareness and Acceptance Day is April 2, and April is National Autism Awareness Month. To us, however, every day is autism awareness day. We’ll always be aware of the diagnosis and always work to make others aware and help them understand the disorder. Continue reading →
Independence is so important. At Step-in Autism Services of Alaska, we push for kiddos to complete tasks/skills independently from the beginning. Provide support to start learning the skill but don’t stop teaching until he/she can complete the task free from help and (if appropriate) even supervision. Visit the Autism Site.com for one of their recent videos.
Courtesy Repost written by FEBRUARY 10, 2015. Inside the Autism Experience
I read this blog post title on Facebook, and I can certainly relate.
I remember talking about something and people would start talking, leave, interrupt, or ignore me by turning to talk to someone else. Sometimes they would look at me oddly, then usually find some way to go, and my self-esteem would get kicked in the head again.
Continue reading →
Dr. Rue is the executive director of National Autism Council out of the May Institute. Dr. Rue will be lecturing on best practices in supporting individuals with autism spectrum disorder. A question and answer session will follow each lecture. Click this link for more details and registration information: http://sesa.org/content/aarc-home/spring-training.
She will be in Fairbanks on February 2nd, her presentation will be at Noel Wien Library from 3:30 to 5:30 and on February 3rd, she will be at Old U Park beginning at 5:30.
To register, call the AARC at 866-301-7372, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Michael Dorsey, Professor of Education and the Director of the Institute for Behavioral studies at Endicott College. Dr. Dorsey is a licensed Psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst. He is a Professor of Education and the Director of the Institute for Behavioral Studies at the The Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies, Endicott College.
Shared with permission: http://youtu.be/hrJPM95rfzI