Rochester Regional Center for Autism Spectrum Disorder (RRCASD) Local Events Upstate Special Needs Planning Presents - “Saving for the future: Understanding Special Needs Trusts and ABLE Accounts” Upstate Special Needs Planning is hosting a free educational presentation for families as they plan for the future. This free event is open to the public and registration is required to attend. There will be two free sessions held in March. Please see below for details & registration information. Dates/Times: Saturday, March 21st, 2015 at 10:00am & Monday, March 23rd, 2015 at 5:30pm Location: 500 Linden Oaks, Suite 301, Rochester, NY 14625 Cost: FREE!! Registration: Please contact - Nicole VanGorder at email@example.com or (585) 899-1253. Autism Speaks-Autism Treatment Network Research Conference “The School-age Child with ASD: From Core Symptoms to Classroom and Community Care” The 4th Annual Autism Speaks - Autism Treatment Network Research Conference is a free conference and is open to parents and caregivers, community members, providers, students, staff and faculty. Speaker topics will include; communication and audiovisual processing, how skills and challenges vary in ASD, parenting stress and intervention, and community-partnered research with Rochester City Schools. Please see the “Event Flyer” below for registration. Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015 Time: Registration & Breakfast at 8:00am – Program begins at 9:00am Location: Bloch Alumni and Advancement Center, 300 East River Road, Rochester NY Cost: FREE!! Registration/Information: For a link to the registration form, please see “Event Flyer”. For more information about this event, please contact - Alyssa_Zelter@urmc.rochester.edu or call (585)275-6693 Event Flyer! Managing Autism Together Today (MATT) - 4th Annual Autism Spectrum Connection Fair! Managing Autism Together Today (MATT) is hosting its 4th Annual Autism Spectrum Connection Fair! This is a free community event that will connect parents who have children with Autism Spectrum Disorder with the agencies, businesses, and organizations in the Rochester, New York area that provide autism services, support, and information. Please see below for more event details & registration information. Date: Saturday, April 18th, 2015 Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm Location: Unity Health System Total Sports Experience, 880 Elmgrove Road, Rochester, NY 14624 Cost: FREE!! Registration/Information: To register, please visit the “Annual Events – Autism Connection Fair” page on the MATT website at www.managingautism.org. For general questions, please contact Kevin Schoenl at firstname.lastname@example.org (Please register if you plan to attend this exciting event. This will help with coordinating volunteers, activities for the children, and help the organizations attending plan for the appropriate volume of informational materials they will be providing. **All registered guests will receive a free entry to win a "Hotel Get-A-Way Package"!**) 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 email@example.com or (585) 919-2241. 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, 6-8 pm 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 Wednesday 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.