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08/27/2016, Saturday
Sensory Friendly Film Saturday, 8/27 @ 10 a.m.
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: AMC Maple Ridge 8
Address:4276 Maple Rd, Ste C
 Amherst, NY 14226
Cost: $5.50
Sensory Friendly Films are now showing four times per month. Showings are the second and fourth Tuesday and Saturday of each month, Saturday's at 10 a.m. & Tuesday's showings at 7pm. Click on link below to view full listing of upcoming shows on Saturday's and Tuesday's.

Entertainment and the Autism Society of America have teamed up to bring families affected by autism a special opportunity to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment on a monthly basis. With Sensory Friendly Films, the movie auditoriums will have their lights brought up and the sound turned down. You are able to bring your own snacks for special diets. The "Silence is Golden" policy is not enforces. The kids are free to move around and make noise as long as it is safe for everyone. It is a great way to enjoy a movie for anyone, not just people with ASD.

For tickets to this unique experience, please visit the theater's box office the day of the event.
Click on link below to view full listing of upcoming shows on Saturday's and Tuesday's.

Links :Sensory Friendly Films AMC link

09/15/2016, 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.
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

09/22/2016, 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 info@autismwny.org. Day of event call (716 )352-1512.

10/22/2016, Saturday
The Impact of Vision on Autism & ADHD: SAVE THE DATE
Patricia Lemer, M.Ed.
Time: 8:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Location: Classics V Conference & Banquet Center
Address:2425 Niagara Falls Blvd.
 Amherst, NY 14228
Cost: $11 Parent/Individual with ASD
$25 Professional/Student
$35 SLP/Audioologist/OT/COTA/PT/PTA
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADD/ADHD may suffer from neurological problems that prevent them from correctly perceiving what their eyes see. These perceptual deficits can translate into impaired social skills, poor language skills, motor problems, etc. even in children with 20/20 eyesight.

These vision dysfunctions can lead to behaviors leaving parents, teachers and peers to believe the person is lazy, unmotivated, and/or academically challenged. This persona leaves the individual to struggle with self image, creating a cycle of behaviors.

More information to follow as the event gets closer.
Registration details to come, check back. On-line registration will be available as the event gets closer.
Downloads :Fall 2016 Fall Conference Brochure
Links :Online Registration Fall 2016 Conference

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10/21/2016, Friday
Reaching for the Future: A Transition Conference
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Acqua Restaurant
Address:2192 Niagara Street
 Buffalo, NY 14207
Cost: TBD
Presented by the DDAWNY Transition Committee. Join in for a day of learning opportunity for people involved with students and young adults with disabilities.
More info to follow; Tickets will be available to purchase online.

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09/27/2016, Tuesday
What to do About Challenging Behavior in the Home and Community
Parent Network of WNY Workshop
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Location: Parent Network of WNY
Address:1000 Main Street
 Buffalo, NY 14202
Cost: Free
Parenting is a full time job with many daily challenges. As parents we teach are children what is the right thing to do and what they should not do. The purpose of this workshop is to help parents recognize the early signs of conflict and implement strategies that can manage the conflict in a proactive way and prevent the conflict from turning into a full blown storm.
To register phone 716-332-4170, 866-277-4762 toll free, or on-line www.parentnetworkwny.org.
Links :Parent Network Workshop Registration

09/28/2016, Wednesday
Behavioral Strategies
Autism Services, Inc. Resource Center
Time: 6:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Autism Services, Inc. Rescource Center
Address:97 Main Street
  Hamburg, NY 14075
Cost: Free
Victoria Rowley & Alexis Krieger, Positive Support Professionals at Autism Services, Inc., will discuss positive approaches to behavior for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The presentation will cover the following topics:
Setting up a successful environment.
Behavior control vs. behavior support.
Proactive approaches to behavior.
Self awareness and self care.
Calming Techniques.
Extreme Behaviors
Please RSVP with Sara at sspaulding@autism-services-inc.org or (716) 992-0131

10/19/2016, Wednesday
31st Annual College Night for Students with Disabilities at Center for Tomorrow, University at Buffalo
WNY Collegiate Consortium and Disability Advocates
Time: 5:45 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Center for Tomorrow, University at Buffalo North Campus
Address:Flint Rd. & Service Center Rd.
 Amherst, NY 14226
Cost: Free. Registration required.
Come join us to learn all you need to know about the high school to college transition for students with disabilities!
• Meet with college disability service providers.
• Hear first-hand experience from current college students with disabilities.
• Find out how the disability laws change from high school to college.
Who should attend?
High school students with disabilities exploring college options.
Parents or guardians of high school students who may want to attend college.
Professionals who are working with students making the transition from high school to college.

• Email: WNYCCDA@gmail.com (Please include name, district, # attending)
• Call: (716) 878-4500
• Online: https://buffalostate.wufoo.com/forms/29th-annual-college-night-registration/
• Please specify any accommodations needed on the registration form

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09/09/2016, Friday
Au-Some Evenings
Explore & More Children's Museum
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Explore & More Children's Museum
Address:300 Gleed Street
 East Aurora, NY 14052
Cost: No cost to families and children.
The second Friday of the month, Au-Some Evenings give children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, their friends and family an opportunity to play and learn together in an understanding and supportive environment. Children will have access to the museum and Imagination Playground blocks for more physically active play. All children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times.
Space is limited so reservations are essential. Please call Peg at (716) 332-4170 to secure your spot!

Many thanks to our partners: The Exceptional Education Department at Buffalo State, Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo, and The Children's Guild Foundation.
Links :Au-some Evenings at Explore and More
 Billy Beez Au-Some Families

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09/20/2016, Tuesday
Parent Member
Parent Network of WNY Workshop
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Online Webinar
Cost: Free
This New York State Education Department (NYSED) training is intended to provide Parent Members who sit on the Committees on Preschool and School Age Special Education (CPSE/ CSE) with an understanding of their role, requirements and the special education process. Participants will learn techniques and strategies to ful? ll the Parent Member role in a meeting
Call to reserve your spot today!!

12/31/2016, Saturday
Nutritional and Dietary Interventions for ASD with
James Adams, PhD
Time: Prerecorded Webinar-Available anytime.
Location: N/A
Cost: Free
Nutritional and Dietary Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder – A Randomized, Controlled 12-Month Trial of a Combination of Six Treatments
Downloads :James Adams: Nutritional and Dietary Treatment Study Slides
Links :James B. Adams, PhD

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09/24/2016, Saturday
Step Up for Autism
The Resource Center
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. ; followed by lunch, etc.
Location: The Resource Center Administrative Offices (walk begins here)
Address:200 Dunham Avenue
 Jamestown, NY 14701
Cost: $20 Registration Fee (includes a T-shirt)
Step Up for Autism is a 1.5 Mile Fun Walk in Celoron, NY. Proceeds from Step Up for Autism go to TRC Foundation, Inc. Most of the money raised is directed to the SUCCESS Program and other related programs, which provide social skills training to youths with Autism. The 2015 Step Up for Autism walk was extremely successful with many people from the community joining in to walk.
8:30-10 a.m. Registration
9:30-11:30 a.m. Loop the Lake Dice
10:15 a.m. 1.5 Mile Walk
11:30 a.m. Lunch, followed by
games, chinese auction, face painting, etc.

Contact: Victoria Trass Bardo Phone: (716) 661-1477 or Email: info@stepupforautism.com Find us on Facebook
Links :Step Up For Autism