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10/09/2014, Thursday
Northtown Parent Support Coffee
Autism Society of WNY
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 
Location: Sweet Charlottes
Address:10255 Main Street, Suite 9, (Corner of Shisler and Main)
 Clarence, NY 14031
 
Cost: Free
 
Come and have some adult conversation with other parents of special needs children. Be able to sit and relax and have a cup of coffee and chat with other parents.

Sweet Charlotte's is a safe and fun place for kids to play. If you have little ones at home that can play independently while you chat in the same area you are welcome to bring them. Please be considerate and do not bring your child if they are sick.

Upcoming coffee: November 13.
 
We are asking if you could please RSVP and let us know if you are bringing children and their ages. RSVP: (716) 633-2275 or info@autismwny.org. Day of event call (716) 352-1512 or 863-4542
  
Links :Sweet Charlottes



10/23/2014, Thursday
Southtown Parent Support Group Coffee
Autism Society of WNY
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 
Location: Sandy Crawford's House
Address:204 Treehaven Rd.
 East Aurora, NY 14052
 
Cost: Free
 
Come and have some adult conversation with other parents of special needs children. Be able to sit and relax and have a cup of coffee and chat with other parents.
 
RSVP: (716) 633-2275 or email info@autismwny.org. Day of event call (716) 352-1512.
  



12/31/2014, Wednesday
Autism Society WNY Chapter FACEBOOK Page
Check it out anytime
Time: Anytime
 
Location: From your computer
Address:tablet
 or phone
 
Cost: Free
 
Check out our Facebook page now available. To access our Facebook Page, follow link below or search for "Autism Society WNY Chapter" from Facebook. We will post our events as well as share other events in the area. We will also share information and post from other Autism organizations that we feel you should know about. We will try to share what we feel is important without an overwhelming number of posts.
 
Please like us on Facebook
  
Links :Autism Society WNY New Facebook Page





Buffalo NY Areagoto top
09/30/2014, Tuesday
NYS Office of Teaching Approved Coursework/
Training in the Needs of Students with Autism
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
 
Location: Autism Services, Inc.
Address:4444 Bryant Stratton Way
 Williamsville, NY 14221
 
Cost: $50
 
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, September 23
 
You must pre-register to attend the course.

To register: http://friendsofasi.org/autism-center-for-learning.

Please call (716) 631-5777, ext. 328 with any questions.
  



10/08/2014, Wednesday
Parent Group
For Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
 
Location: Parent Network of Western New York/EPIC
Address:1000 Main Street
 Buffalo, NY 14202
 
Cost: Free
 
This group provides a welcoming environment for parents and other caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorders to meet, share experiences, ask questions and receive support.
 
R.S.V.P. to Attend: Please call (716) 878-7600 or e-mail: jmertz@kaleidahealth.org
  



10/10/2014, Friday
Mysteries of Autism:Anxiety and the Brain
FRIDAY - OCTOBER 10, 2014
Time: 8:30am (7:30 breakfast) - 3:30 pm (includes lunch)
 
Location: Westwood Country Club (Williamsville)
Address:772 North Forest Road
 Williamsville, NY 14221
 
Cost: Parent/Student $50, Professionals $80 or $90 with CEUs
 
Speaker for morning: Dr. David Amaral, UC California, Davis and the M.I.N.D. Institute

Speaker for afternoon: Dr Phillip Kendall, Temple University

Presented by Summit Educational Resources.
Dr. Amaral will present current research and practical implications for individuals with ASD and/or anxiety . Top 10 autism research findings and work on distinguishing autism subtypes. Dr. Kendall will address anxiety symptoms found and discuss strategies for intervention. Great conference for all of us parents dealing with anxiety issues and autism .
 
Call Debbie LaBruna 716-629-3400 ext 3425 for additional info. Register on line at summited.org ON LINE REGISTRATION - There is a more technical evening workshop for physicians . Be sure to scroll down and register for the all day workshop for parents. and professionals . REGISTER TODAY !!!! See you there.
  
Links :Summit Conference October 2014: Mysteries of Autism



10/17/2014, Friday
Professional Development and Parent Seminars Buffalo
Effective Interventions for Students with ASD: Practical Applications for Classroom Success
Time: Seminar I: 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Seminar II: 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
 
Location: Hyatt Regency Buffalo
Address:300 Pearl Street
 Buffalo NY 14202
 
Cost: Free
 
Presented by Center for Autism and Related Disabilities and NYS Regional Centers for ASD.

Seminar I:
Learn if an intervention is a good fit for your student, what makes an intervention evidence-based, and the imortant elements of choosing, implementing & evaluating the effectiveness of evidence-based practices to meet individual needs.

Seminar II:
This seminar will discuss three evidence-based interventions: Naturalistic Intervention, Self-Modeling and Self Management. Participants will learn essential components of each evidenced-based intervention, view examples of how to utilize each intervention and become familiar with efficient means of evaluating their effectiveness.
 
Handouts will not be provided at the training, but are available on the CARD Albany website: http://www.albany.edu/autism/PDPSpage.shtml

It is highly recommended that attendees print handouts and bring them to the seminars.

Refreshments will not be provided. Participants may attend both seminars or choose to attend only one. Seating is limited.
Pre-registration is REQUIRED.

To register, visit www.albany.edu/autism/PDPSform.shtml and submit the online form or print it out and fax it to (518) 442-4834.
  
Links :CARD Albany



10/18/2014, Saturday
Life has Options Conference
Presented by Parent Network of WNY, The Learning Disabilities Assoc. of WNY and WNY Independent Living, Inc.
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
 
Location: St. Mary's School for the Deaf
Address:2253 Main Street
 Buffalo, NY 14214
 
Cost: $10 per person $25 max for family
 
Life has options, success after High School. Topics including OPWDD Services, Home Options, Educational options, Benefits-understanding SSI/SSD/recertification at age 18, Vocational Options and Military options.
 
To register on line visit : http://www.parentnetworkwny.org/workshop-registration

OR

CHECK: Parent Network of WNY NOTE: Life Has Options
Mail to: Parent Network c/o Peg Kovach, 1000 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14202
  
Links :Parent Network of Western New York



10/26/2014, Sunday
The Empire Strikes 4 Bucks
Summit Educational Resources
Time: 12:00 - 4:00 Open Bowling
12:30 - 3:30 Team Bowling
 
Location: AMF Thruway Lanes
Address:1550 Walden Ave
 Cheektowaga, NY 14225
 
Cost: $$
 
Join us at Thruway Lanes for fun for the whole family. Open bowling from 12-4. Our team bowling tournament runs from 12:30-3:30.

Other fun activities include:

Basket raffle
- 50/50 drawing
- Photo-op with Star Wars cosplayers
- Interactive performances with Star Wars cosplayers
- Face painting
- Quiet room w/ arts & crafts
- Video Games provided by Oogie Games
- Kid’s games
 
Check out last years event:
http:// www.es4b.wordpress.com
https://www.facebook.com/theEmpireStrikesforBucks
  





Rochester Areagoto top
11/06/2014, Thursday
Professional Development and Parent Seminars Rochester
Effective Interventions for Students with ASD: Practical Applications for Classroom Success
Time: Seminar I: 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Seminar II: 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
 
Location: Radisson Rochester
Address:120 E. Main Street
 Rochester, NY 14604
 
Cost: Free
 
Presented by Center for Autism and Related Disabilities and NYS Regional Centers for ASD.

Seminar I: Learn if an intervention is a good fit for your student, what makes an intervention evidence-based, and the imortant elements of choosing, implementing & evaluating the effectiveness of evidence-based practices to meet individual needs.

Seminar II: This seminar will discuss three evidence-based interventions: Naturalistic Intervention, Self-Modeling and Self Management. Participants will learn essential components of each evidenced-based intervention, view examples of how to utilize each intervention and become familiar with efficient means of evaluating their effectiveness.

 
Handouts will not be provided at the training, but are available on the CARD Albany website: http://www.albany.edu/autism/PDPSpage.shtml

It is highly recommended that attendees print handouts and bring them to the seminars.

Refreshments will not be provided. Participants may attend both seminars or choose to attend only one. Seating is limited.
Pre-registration is REQUIRED.

Register at www.albany.edu/autism/PDPSform.shtml and submit the online form or print it out and fax it to (518) 442-4834.
  
Links :CARD Albany





Slides from some Great Presentationsgoto top
12/31/2014, Wednesday
Autism Forum: Are kids being recovered from Autism? Hint: Yes, some are!
Speaker: Laurette Janak
Time: Workshop already held. You can download documents.
 
Location: Use your computer to download documents.
Address:Use your computer to download documents.
 Use your computer to download documents.
 
Cost: PAST EVENT of the Healthy Living Support Group
 
What are the risk-factors for autism? How can a parent minimize the risk of having a child diagnosed with autism?
Speaker Laurette Janak, a local parent and autism researcher. Her work with researchers and doctors around the country has given her much insight into what's being done to recover children from autism and into some exciting upcoming research.
 
Hosted by Healthy Living Support Group an organization committed to teaching how to regain and maintain optimal health through food and lifestyle choices, based on research.
Attached are the slides from Laurette's Talk. Please be aware the files are large, it may take some time depending on your internet connection. Part 1 file is 44 MB and the part 2 file is 23 MB.
  
Downloads :Laurettes Talk Healthy Living Group Part 1
 Laurettes Talk Healthy Living Group Part 2



12/31/2014, Wednesday
Connecting the Pieces: Addressing the Treatable Causes of Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autism Society of WNY Chapter & Autism Services, Inc. workshop
Time: Conference already held.
 
Location: Classics V Conference & Banquet Center
Address:Conference already held.
 Conference already held.
 
Cost: Use to download slides.
 
The workshop featured Richard Frye, M.D., Ph.D., neurologist, researcher, and the Director of the Autism Multi-specialty Clinic at Arkansas Children’s Hospital
The idea that children with autism can be successfully treated medically to achieve optimal outcomes has only recently become more broadly accepted. Recent studies have demonstrated an association between autism and abnormalities of several metabolic systems, including disorders of folate, mitochondrial, and glutathione metabolism. These metabolic abnormalities have been associated with a wide range of psychiatric, neurodevelopmental, and neurological disorders. Safe, well-tolerated treatments are being developed for these metabolic issues , that are reported to have positive effects on the symptoms of ASD. Many of these metabolic systems are interrelated so that treatment that addresses one system results in improvements in another, and vice versa. Biomarkers (biological markers) have been identified that may be used to determine which children will benefit from treatment and potentially be used to detect children with ASD prior to symptoms appearing so that treatment can begin early. Although preliminary, this evidence paves the way for optimal outcomes ranging from improvements in functioning to potential recovery from the disabilities that are associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
 
Dr. Frye has graciously allowed us to post the slides from his presentation. See Part 1 and Part 2 below . We would like to thank Dr. Frye for a great talk and for sharing his slides with us.
These files are very large, so may take a while to download. Also, they are one slide per page, so they will be 72-87 pages. Please consider this before printing the entire presentation. You can download it, look at it on your computer and print selected pages.
  
Downloads :Dr Frye handouts part 1
 Dr Frye handouts part 2
Links :Autism Society WNY New Facebook Page



12/31/2014, Wednesday
For-warned is For-armed -
Complete Wellness Arts and Science Center
Time:
 
Location: Complete Wellness Arts and Science Center
Address:1515 Kensington Ave
 Buffalo, NY
 
Cost: PAST EVENT
 
For-warned is For-armed previous talk sponsored by the Complete Wellness Arts and Science Centery on Understanding and reducing the risk factors of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Given the continued rise in the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders (ASD),it is critical to look at the currently accepted risk factors for ASD and learn how some of these factors can be minimized. Laurette Janak, a medical researcher and the mother of a child on the autism spectrum, will discuss several risk factors for autism and strategies to mitigate its occurrence. She will touch on the biochemical profile found in parents and the consequences to their personal health. Her focus on primary prevention is based on the most recently published studies, which will be presented in easy to understand terms.
 
Past Event, Has slides attached. Warning, the file is large, may take some time to download. Not recommended to download to phone.
  
Downloads :Laurette Wellness Center talk





Dunkirk/Jamestown Areagoto top
11/13/2014, Thursday
Professional Development and Parent Seminars Chautauqua
Effective Interventions for Students with ASD: Practical Applications for Classroom Success
Time: Seminar I: 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Seminar II: 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
 
Location: Chautauqua Inn and Suites
Address:215 West Lake Road
 Mayville, NY 14757
 
Cost: Free
 
Presented by Center for Autism and Related Disabilities and NYS Regional Centers for ASD.

Seminar I: Learn if an intervention is a good fit for your student, what makes an intervention evidence-based, and the imortant elements of choosing, implementing & evaluating the effectiveness of evidence-based practices to meet individual needs.

Seminar II: This seminar will discuss three evidence-based interventions: Naturalistic Intervention, Self-Modeling and Self Management. Participants will learn essential components of each evidenced-based intervention, view examples of how to utilize each intervention and become familiar with efficient means of evaluating their effectiveness.
 
Handouts will not be provided at the training, but are available on the CARD Albany website: http://www.albany.edu/autism/PDPSpage.shtml

It is highly recommended that attendees print handouts and bring them to the seminars.

Refreshments will not be provided. Participants may attend both seminars or choose to attend only one. Seating is limited.
Pre-registration is REQUIRED.

Register at www.albany.edu/autism/PDPSform.shtml and submit the online form or print it out and fax it to (518) 442-4834.
  
Links :CARD Albany