Rochester Regional Center for Autism Spectrum Disorder (RRCASD) - Local Events Spring Conference! “Improving Health for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities” Hosted by the University of Rochester Medical Center, Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities, Division of Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Pediatrics This conference features presentations by; UR Medicine Complex Care Center, Eastman Institute for Oral Health, Rochester RHIO, Heritage Christian Services, and Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities. This event is for nursing and direct care staff at agencies serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Learn about local resources and innovative ideas for improving the health of people with IDD across the lifespan. Please see below for more conference details and important registration information*. Date: Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Location: University of Rochester Advancement Center, 300 East River Road, Rochester, NY Cost: Non-Refundable Fee = $25 per person (*Registrations for the conference must be received by May 13th, 2016!) Registration/Information: For registration and additional conference information please see the "Online Registration" and/or "Conference Flyer" links below. You can also contact Melissa Pennise at: Melissa_Pennise@urmc.rochester.edu Conference Flyer! Online Registration! 2 Day Social Thinking Conference! “Strategies for Social Skills with Michelle Garcia Winner” This 2 day conference features presentations by; Michelle Garcia Winner, MA, CCC-SLP. She is the founder of Social Thinking and specializes in the treatment of individuals with social cognitive learning challenges. This conference is appropriate for; teachers, speech-language pathologists, therapists (MFTs, LCSWs, OTs, PTs), autism specialists, clinical, educational, and developmental psychologists, clinical and educational administrators, physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners (particularly those in the developmental practice), social workers, paraprofessionals, students, parents, family members, and caregivers of individuals with social learning challenges. Please see below for more conference details and important registration information. Date: Thursday, May 19th, 2016 and Friday, May 20th, 2016 Time: 8:30am – 3:45pm (Thursday & Friday) Location: Buffalo Marriott Niagara, 1340 Millersport Hwy., Amherst, NY 14221 Cost/Registration: Early Bird Registration (by 5/5/16)! 1 Day; Professionals (Single/*Team) - $196 per person/*$183.75 per person, Parent/Family Member/Student - $171.50 per person. 2 Days; Professionals (Single/*Team) - $347.20 per person/*$325.50 per person, Parent/Family Member/Student - $303.80per person. Please see the “Conference Flyer & Registration Form” for additional registration information and Regular Price Registration cost (after 5/5/16). (*Team pricing applies if 5 or more people register at the SAME TIME. Prices are per person.) Conference Flyer & Registration Form! July 2016 – August 2016 “Top Soccer Program”! TOPSoccer is "The Opportunity to Play Soccer" for those children and young adults ages 5 to 21 that cannot play in traditional recreational soccer programs because they are disabled, developmentally delayed or have special needs. Children or young adults, called Players, are paired with Volunteers, called Buddies, to assist on the field or with exercise drills. Buddies must be at least 12 years of age. No soccer experience is required for players or buddies. Coaches are also on hand to assist in the organization of games and drills. The TOPSoccer program is seeking players, buddies, and coaches to join us in this unique experience. Please see below for more details, registration information and the “Program Flyer”. Date: Saturday Mornings; July 9, 2016 - August 6, 2016 Time: 9:00am - 10:30am Location: Northeast Park, 272 Chapel Street, Canandaigua NY Program Flyer! Register Online! 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) Starbridge – Community Events Announcement Starbridge is a local agency that partners with people with disabilities, their families, and others who support them, to realize fulfilling possibilities in education, employment, health, and community living. Starbridge regularly offers a variety of community events in our region. Please check out their website for more information on the latest upcoming events. Starbridge (Main Website) Starbridge (News & 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, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 3300 Monroe Avenue #200, Rochester, NY 14618, 585-267-7777 Please RSVP via firstname.lastname@example.org 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 p.m. 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 p.m. 1256 Mount Hope Ave., Rochester NY 14620 For more information or to RSVP go to MATT’s website The RRCASD is made possible through a grant from the NYS Education Department and is a program of the Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities at the University of Rochester Medical Center. 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.