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
Courtesy Repost written by Inside the Autism Experienceon FEBRUARY 10, 2015.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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
Here are some suggestions for daily activities during the holiday season. Make a rough plan for the day(s) for your child. Children with autism have most difficulty when they have too much “free time”. Continue reading →
Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE) is a bill that will allow savings accounts for individuals with disabilities to spend on education, housing and transportation. The savings accounts will not affect eligibility for SSI and Medicaid. Here are some details on these savings accounts:
1. Enable people with disabilities or family members to put up to $14,000 per year in the account, up to $100,000 total amount.
2. ABLE accounts could generally be rolled over only into another ABLE account for the same individual or into an ABLE account for a sibling who is also an eligible individual.
3. The funds must be spent on qualified expenses related to the individual’s disability, such as health, education, housing, transportation, training, assistive technology, personal support, and related services and expenses.
“Day is done, gone the children from the game room, from the program room, from the tech room. All is calm.”
Ah…the end of another successful “Parents Night Out”. Emily and her wonderful crew had a packed house from 1:15 to 4:15 and we had a smaller but just as fun group from 4:30 to 7:30. Hopefully, parents either got to finish their Christmas prep., or go out to dinner and a movie. Thanks again, to all the wonderful, caring families we work with and to the incredible staff that we couldn’t survive without.
Please refer to this link from Autism Speaks. The MCHAT is an early diagnostic screening for parents.