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07/26/2016, Tuesday
Sensory Friendly Film Tuesday, 7/26 @ 7 p.m.
GHOSTBUSTERS
Time: 7 p.m.
 
Location: AMC Maple Ridge 8
Address:4276 Maple Rd, Ste C
 Amherst, NY 14226
 
Cost: $8.49/child & $11.49/adult
 
*AMC has added Tuesday showings at 7pm local time that may appeal to others on the autism spectrum.

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.

  
Links :Sensory Friendly Films AMC link



07/30/2016, Saturday
A GIFT FOR AUTISM BOWLING LEAGUE
Tonawanda Bowling Center
Time: 10 a.m.
 
Location: Tonawanda Bowling Center
Address:574 Young Street
 Tonawanda, NY 14150
 
Cost: $15 per team per week includes shoe rental
 
1 Adult and 1 Child per team
2 Games weekly for 15 weeks
Bumpers available
$15 per team weekly
Pay only when you bowl
Includes shoe rental
 
End of season pizza party and awards banquet. Every child gets an award!
Everything is adjustable. Just ask and we will make it happen.
HELP US MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
$5.00 FROM EACH TEAM, EVERY WEEK, WILL BE DONATED TO THE "AUTISM SOCIETY OF WNY".
Questions call Mary Chase at (716)694-4120
  
Downloads :A Gift For Autism Bowling



08/13/2016, Saturday
Sensory Friendly Film Saturday, 8/13 @ 10 a.m.
PETE'S DRAGON
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.
 
Click on link below to view full listing of upcoming shows on Saturday's and Tuesday's.

  
Links :Sensory Friendly Films AMC link



10/22/2016, Saturday
SAVE THE DATE
The Impact of Vision on Autism & ADHD: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.
  





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07/30/2016, Saturday
Au-Some Families!
Zzensory Days at Billy Beez
Time: 9:00 a.m.
 
Location: Walden Galleria (2nd floor near Food Court)
Address:1 Walden Galleria
 Buffalo, NY 14225
 
Cost: $12 per child (cash only) , no fee for adults
 
Zzensory Days at Billy Beez for Ages up to 12 yrs. (with parents) will include turning the music off and will limit the numbers, but not the fun. Families with sensory or physical challenges can enjoy playing in a more sensory friendly, supportive environment. Noise muffling headsets are available at the front desk.
 
Sign up at link below:
http://tinyurl.com/zzensorydays

Upcoming Dates: August 13th & 24th.
  
Links :Billy Beez Au-Some Families



08/05/2016, Friday
Au-Some Aquarium
Aquarium of Niagara
Time: 6:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m. (Sea Lion Show @ 7pm)
 
Location: Aquarium of Niagara
Address:701 Whirlpool Street
 
Cost: $10 per FAMILY for non-members--Free for families with autism who are members of the Aquarium
 
Au-Some Aquarium, developed as a collaboration between the Aquarium of Niagara, Children's Hospital of Buffalo and several community partners who work with families on the autism spectrum.

Special evenings are dedicated to provide a safe, supportive, sensory-friendly environment where families with autism can meet, learn and have fun together.
 
Families will enjoy the touch tank; a sensory-friendly sea lion show, sensory and art activities, gluten-free snacks and information resources from community partners. Noise reducing headphones are available at the front desk.

Contact: Sarah Courtney @ 716-285-3575 ext. 219

Email: info@aquariumofniagara.org www.aquariumofniagara.org
  
Downloads :Au-Some Aquarium



08/18/2016, Thursday
Cocktails at Tewksbury Lodge, River Fest Park
Parent Network Social Event
Time: 5:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m.
 
Location: Tewksbury Lodge, River Fest Park
Address:249 Ohio Street
 Buffalo, NY 14204
 
Cost: $35
 
Join Parent Network for this social event which will include Cocktails, Hors d'oeuvres & Live Music.
 
Tickets can be purchased online: www.parentnetworkwny.org or by
Phone: 716-332-4186
  
Links :Parent Network of Western New York



10/21/2016, Friday
SAVE THE DATE
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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07/26/2016, Tuesday
Sensory Processing Disorder
Presented by Parent Network of WNY and the Seneca Nation of Indians
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
 
Location: C. Dee Wright Community Center
Address:11 Church Street
 Akron, NY 14001
 
Cost: FREE
 
Does your child/student seem unsteady, uncoordinated and sensitive to sounds and touch? Is a challenging behavior a choice or a simple reaction to what is happening around him/her? Participants will gain an understanding of how the senses work and ways to improve their functions.
 
RSVP now! You can call (716)332-4170, toll free (866)277-4762 or email info@parentnetworkwny.org.
  
Links :Parent Network Workshop Registration



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.

Register:
• 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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07/29/2016, Friday
SN@P FIT Gym at Rolly Pollies
Special Needs @ Play***Tuesday's, Thursday's & Friday's
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
 
Location: Rolly Pollies (two locations)
Address:9630 Transit Road #100, East Amherst, NY 14051
 4058 N. Buffalo Road, Orchard Park, NY 14127
 
Cost: $10.00
 
SN@P FIT Gym, stands for Special Needs @ Play, is for children ages 12 and under. SN@P is an open play time dedicated to children with special needs and their families. Children with special needs and their families are invited to enjoy open play and fun in a relaxed and supportive environment. They will lower the music, limit participants and work with families to create the best sensory friendly environment possible for play!
 
SN@P FIT Gym takes place on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 4:00 - 5:00 PM during our regularly scheduled sessions.

In order to limit participants for the enjoyment of all of our guests we ask that you call ahead to make a reservation for your family.

Call for days and times:
East Amherst: 716-689-6151
Orchard Park: 716-662-7424
  
Downloads :James Adams: Nutritional and Dietary Treatment Study Slides
 Game Night 2016
Links :James B. Adams, PhD
 Rolly Pollies SN@P Fit Gym
 Billy Beez Au-Some Families



07/31/2016, Sunday
Sensory Sundays
Sky Zone
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
 
Location: Sky Zone
Address:425 Cayuga Road
 Cheektowaga, NY 14225
 
Cost: $10 per jumper; $25 per family (up to 4 jumpers)
 
Sky Zone will turn off the music and dial down distractions for the comfort of our extra special jumpers. We welcome children and adults with special needs and their family to jump.
 
Waiver is available online @ www.skyzone.com and can be completed in advance (you only need to do this one time).

For more information: (716) 206-3300
  
Downloads :James Adams: Nutritional and Dietary Treatment Study Slides
 Au-Some Aquarium
Links :Au-some Evenings at Explore and More
 Sky Zone Sensory Sundays
 James B. Adams, PhD
 Bring a Friend, Make a Friend Registration



08/06/2016, Saturday
Bring a Friend, Make a Friend:A Social Group for Children with Autism
Pacific Child & Family Associates
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
 
Location: We Rock the Spectrum
Address:6950 Erie Road
 Derby, NY 14047
 
Cost: Free
 
This social skills group* will be held the first Saturday of every month for 2016 from 9:30 AM-11:00AM.

Making friends can be hard for children with autism. Pacific Child & Family Associates know how important it is for your child to practice their emerging social skills. That is why they are partnering with We Rock the Spectrum for this new opportunity.
This is a social play group designed for children ages 16 and under with autism. Pacific Child & Family Associates team of staff will be there to facilitate play and ensure a fun morning is had by all!
Please join us and bring a friend.
 
Please follow the link below to register the number of children in attendance.

*Note, this is not a drop off event. Parents and caregivers are expected to stay and are welcome to socialize.

RSVP is required. See link below.
  
Downloads :James Adams: Nutritional and Dietary Treatment Study Slides
Links :James B. Adams, PhD
 Bring a Friend, Make a Friend Registration



08/12/2016, 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





Webinarsgoto top
07/28/2016, Thursday
Parent Member
Parent Network of WNY Workshop
Time: 5:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m.
 
Location: Online Webinar
Address:N/A
 N/A
 
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
 
ONLINE WEBINAR!
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
Address:N/A
 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.
 
Schedule:
8:30-10 a.m. Registration
9:30-11:30 a.m. Loop the Lake Dice
Run
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