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January 2012 Events Events for St Louis and surrounding area Saturday, January 7 ICAA monthly autism support meeting (1st Sat.) at 6pm, at 200 Crestwood Plaza, St. Louis. Families welcome. Refreshments served. For more info, go to or Dad’s Disability Support Group, from 5:30-7:30pm. Location TBA. For more info, go to or call (314)817-2211 Thursday, January 12 Advocacy 101 Workshop from the St. Louis Arc, 6:30-8:30pm will help prepare you for legislative day in Jeff City on January 18. St. Louis Arc, 1177 N. Warson. To register go to or call (314)817-2211 Families with Transition Age Students Support Group from 6:30-8pm at St. Louis Arc, 1177 N. Warson Rd. To register go to or call (314)817-2211 Friday, January 13 Assessing Inappropriate Behavior/ Promoting Appropriate Behavior at St. Louis Arc, 1177 N. Warson from 9am-4pm. Presented by Thompson C e n t e r. To r e g i s t e r g o t o or call (314)817-2211 Families with Young Children (under 7) Support Group from 9:30-11am at St. Louis Arc, 1177 N. W a r s o n . To r e g i s t e r g o t o or call (314)817-2211 Saturday, January 14 Functional Assessment & Behavior Plan Development at St. Louis Arc, 1177 N. Warson, from 9am-4pm. Presented by Behavior Solutions. To register go to or call (314)817-2211 Mom’s Disability Support Group (2nd Sat.) from 9:30-11am at the 2nd Fl lounge, Schnucks at 12332 Manchester Rd., Des Peres. For more info call (314)817-2211 Wednesday, January 18 Legislative Day in Jefferson City sponsored by Arc of Missouri. For more info, contact (314)817-2275 Giant Steps Make Mine Music Workshop on the benefits of music for children with ASD. Suitable for parents and professionals 7-9pm at 7281 Sarah St. Maplewood, MO. 63143. Cost $20 / Respite $10 per Volunteers Needed for a Research Study on The Effect of a Music Therapy Technique on Word Learning in Children with Autism Children must have a diagnosis of autism and be between the ages of three and five, with English as their primary language, and have no other known disabilities other than Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).All sessions will take place at TouchPoint Autism Services in St. Louis, MO.For more information call Jennifer Cooley at 573–772–0585. The Recreation Council of Greater St. Louis has hours available for After School Extended Day Family Voucher Program which may be utilized during winter break and spring break.   These funds are available to St. Louis County Residents with Developmental Disabilities, ages 13-21, whose parents are working during the hours of 3-6pm, who need to access either an after-school care program or a provider to either come into their home or take them out into the community to attend either after-school activities or programs in the community. Availability is on a first-come, first-serve basis.  If you know of a family that might benefit from this program please have them contact the Recreation Council, 314-726-6044.  Interested parents may download the After School Voucher Application on the Recreation Councilʼs Web site: <http://>   or call our office to request an application by mail. hour, scheduled in advance. RSVP at or call (314)932-1051 Wednesday, January 25 Monthly ASD Support Group (4th Wed.), from 7-8:30pm at Gateway Center for the Arts, 204 Elm St., Washington, MO. Contact Kim (636) 239-8939. S u m m e r Vo l u n t e e r a n d Employment Programs for Teens between ages13-20, will be discussed at this workshop from 6:30-8:30pm. St. Louis Arc, 1177 N. W a r s o n . To r e g i s t e r g o t o or call (314)817-2211 Friday, January 27 Teen Meet Up Group, merges with St. Louis Aspergers Teens on (Last Fri) at 6:00 pm at Masonry Institute, 1429 S. Big Bend Boulevard, St. Louis. $10 per participant and $5 for family members. Pizza Served. For more info, go to or call (314)817-2211 Children’s Meet Up Group for ages 5-10, all abilities (last Fri) at 6:00 pm, St. Louis Arc, 1177 N. Warson. To register go to or call (314)817-2211 FREE NAMI Basics Education Program !The fundamentals of caring for you, your family and your child with mental illness Wednesday, March 7, 2012 Wednesday, April 11, 2012 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. Grace Church 2695 Creve Coeur Mill Rd. St. Louis, MO 63043 Room B211 314.962.4670 New Miriam Learning Center schedule will begin in January.  Includes social skills groups that are using Arnold Goldsteinʼs, empirically based, Skillstreaming, fun OT, Lego and creative cooking classes.   Enroll by contacting Beth Rose at 314-961-1500 or email Page 15

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