Rochester Regional Center for Autism Spectrum Disorder (RRCASD) Local Events The Autism Center at Ontario ARC Presents - Carrie Cariello The Autism Center at Ontario ARC is hosting a free event featuring Carrie Cariello. Carrie Cariello is the author of What Color Is Monday, How Autism Changed One Family for the Better, and Someone I’m With Has Autism. She is a regular contributor to Autism Spectrum News and has been featured on NBC Nightly News, WordPress, the Huffington Post, and Parents.com. She speaks regularly about autism, marriage, and motherhood, and writes a weekly blog at www.carriecariello.com. This free event is open to the public and registration is required to attend. Please see below for event & registration information. Date: Thursday, April 30, 2015 Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm Location: Ontario ARC, 3071 County Complex Drive, Canandaigua, NY 14424 Cost: FREE!! Registration: Please contact - Margaret Post at firstname.lastname@example.org or (585) 919-2241. May 2015 Conference - “Language, Literacy & Healthy Lifestyles for Individuals with Autism & Other Intellectual Disabilities” Presented by - The Summit Center & WNY Regional Center for Autism Spectrum Disorder This full day workshop is appropriate for SLPs, Educators, OTs, PTs, Health Professionals, Parents, Behavior Analysts, Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors and Psychologists. The workshop will be split up into 2 sessions; the morning session – “Understanding and Meeting the Language and Literacy Needs of School-age Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Developmental Disabilities” with Nickola Wolf Nelson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, and the afternoon session – “Promoting Healthy Lifestyles for People with Intellectual Developmental Disabilities” with Carol Curtin, MSW and Linda Bandini, Ph.D., RD. Please see below for more event details & registration information. Date: Friday, May 1st, 2015 Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm Location: Samuel’s Grande Manor, 8750 Main Street, Williamsville, NY Cost: Parents - $50.00, Professionals (with CEUs) - $90.00, Other Professionals - $80.00 (Registration fee includes; continental breakfast, buffet lunch, and all attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance for 6 hours of educational instruction.) Registration/Information: Please see the "Event Flyer" below for registration information, link to register online & more conference details, or contact Debbie LaBruna at 716-629-3425. Event Flyer! May 2015 Conference – “Transitioning to College for Students with Disabilities” This is a conference to assist students with disabilities and their families plan for the transition to college. The conference will include; information from local colleges & universities as well as advocacy groups & area agencies, workshops to help students with learning disabilities, autism, & emotional challenges prepare for college, panel discussions with college students, transition planning, & self-advocacy. Please see below for more details & registration information. Date: Saturday, May 9th, 2015 Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm (Registration: 8:30am – 9:00am) Location: Arcadia High School - Auditorium, 120 Island Cottage Road, Rochester, NY 14612 Registration/Information: To register please call (585)966-2438. For additional information, please see the "Event Flyer" below. Event Flyer! The Autism Center at Ontario ARC & 4-H Camp Bristol Hills Presents: SUMMER DAY CAMP 2015! The Summer Day Camp gives children with intellectual and other developmental disabilities, including autism, an opportunity to create lasting memories and build new friendships within a supportive environment. Campers will improve their social, communication and physical skills and will have access to fun and educational activities including archery, beading, cooking, arts & crafts, fishing, geocaching, swimming, rocketry and woodworking. Please see below for more details and registration information. Dates/Times: OPEN HOUSE: Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 6:00pm – 7:00pm. CAMP SCHEDULE 2015: Session 1, June 6th -10th, Session 2, June 13th – 17th, Session 3, June 20th – 24th, & Session 4, June 27th – 31st. ALL Sessions are Monday – Thursday, 9:00am – 4:00pm & Friday, 9:00am – 12:00pm. Location: Ontario ARC’s Main Facility - 3071 County Complex Drive, Canandaigua, NY (Open House location) Cost: Cost per session is $255 and scholarship opportunities are available! Camp sessions are available on a first-come first-served basis. (*Limit of 2 sessions per camper.) Registration/Information: Please see the "Event Flyer" below for more details. To sign up or to learn about available scholarship opportunities, contact - JoEllen Schaefer at (585) 919-2118 / Email: email@example.com Event Flyer! Parent to Parent of NYS - Community Events Announcement Parent to Parent of New York State is an agency that builds a supportive network of families to reduce isolation and empower those who care for people with developmental disabilities or special healthcare needs. They also regularly host a variety of Community Events statewide & for the region. Please check out their website for more information on the latest upcoming events. Parent to Parent of NYS (Finger Lakes Events Page) Parent to Parent of NYS (Statewide Events Page) AutismUp - Community Events Announcement AutismUp is a local autism support agency that regularly hosts a variety of Community Events for the region. Please check out their website for more information on the latest upcoming events. AutismUp Website Webinars for Parents & Family Members through the Advocacy Center The Rochester Advocacy Center is hosting a series of parent and family webinars. Call (585) 546-1700 for more information MATT Family Fun Nights Managing Autism Together Today (MATT) is hosting a series of family fun nights for families with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), their siblings, friends, & supporters ages 0 to 10 years old. This facility is set up for physical recreation and has several food options. 2nd Wednesday Monthly, 5:30pm - 7:30pm 3300 Monroe Avenue #200, Rochester, NY 14618, 585-267-7777 Please RSVP via email or on MATT’s website MATT Groups for Parents Managing Autism Together Today (MATT) is hosting a series of informal social events for parents of children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. The focus is to meet other local parents that share the same experience of navigating life with a child that has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Parents/guardians with children of all ages, from toddlers to teens and beyond are welcome to attend. Dad's Night Out 3rd Thursday Monthly, 7 pm 1256 Mount Hope Ave., Rochester NY 14620 For more information or to RSVP go to MATT’s website Mom's Night Out: 4th Wednesday Monthly, 6 pm 1256 Mount Hope Ave., Rochester NY 14620 For more information or to RSVP go to MATT’s website The RRCASD is made possible by a grant from the NYS Education Department and is locally sponsored by the University of Rochester’s Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong, Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities. * The University of Rochester provides the information on this web site as a community service. It does not endorse or sponsor the events or organizations referred to on this site.