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January 2012 Events Events for Springfield, Branson and surrounding area... SWAN Invitation Southwest A u t i s m N e t w o r k , (SWAN) is a place for your child to socialize while you meet and learn from other parents of children with ASD. Children are supervised by trained, caring respite staff with structured activities. Sibs are welcome. Respite is FREE! Meetings on the second Saturday of each month. Contact: Annette Brandenburg 3burgers2go@opexonline.com

(417)655-2235

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Tuesday, January 10 Parents Encouraging Parents (PEP) meetings (2nd Tues.) for families new to the area or newly diagnosed with ASD. Locations announced on SWAN website each month: http:// swautismnetworkmo.weebly.com/ SSEPTA Board Meeting at the Library Center on S. Campbell at 6:30pm. Special speaker Lisa Slattery, former SSEPTA president will report on special education activities on the state level. “Like” Springfield SEPTA on facebook. Contact Dawn Rethman (417)886-9312

Thursday, January 12 TouchPoint Adult Social Group Movie Night at Springfield office, 6-7:30, ages 17-adult. DMH referral required. RSVP at (800)420-7410 or email jackie.mace@tpamail.org.

Saturday, January 14

First of Springfield monthly Tuesdays, January 3-31 People meeting (2nd Sat.) 11am - 12:30pm. At Troop 2 meetings for Boy Scouts of Wesley United Methodist church, 922 W. America, every Tues. at 7-8:30 pm at Republic Rd., Spfd. For more Arc of the Ozarks. Contact Teddy information contact Marisa Clary at Heaton, (417)883-6680 886-7180 or marclary@aol.com. teddy.heaton@wfadvisors.com www.ozarktroop2.com SWAN (Southwest Autism Network) Thursday, January 5 meeting (2nd Sat.) 1-3pm at Wesley Families4Families meeting (1st United Methodist Church, 922 W. Thurs.) at 6:30 pm, Tom Watkins Nbhd. Republic Rd., Spfd. This month Ann Bldg., 2100 W. High St. Contact Bledsoe from Mpact presents “I am the I billiespall_1@yahoo.com or Lynn (417) i n M y C h i l d ’ s I E P ! ” G o t o 987-0811 swautismnetworkmo.weebly.com to for respite care. Attendees may Saturdays, January 7-28 register bring refreshments to share. Contact SWAN Tae kwon do classes for p e r s o n A n n e t t e ( 4 1 7 ) 8 3 3 - 9 3 5 9 Elementary Social group, (Saturdays), 3burgers2go@opexonline.com 10-11am at the Living Room Studio in Mama Jeans, 1727 S. Campbell for only Thursday, January 17 $5 per child! Space is limited. Please Enabled Service at Central Assembly RSVP at 3burgers2go@opexonline.com of God Fusion Center (3rd Tues). o r h t t p : / / w w w . f a c e b o o k . c o m / Contact Ethel Campbell at (417) SWMOAutism 343-9027 or info@enabled2serve.org

Saturdays, January 7 February 11

SCAN and Lebanon Optimist Club provides 6 week program of bowling at Starlite Lanes of Lebanon, 10:30am. All DX and sibs invited to participate. $5 per bowler. For more info, scan4kids@yahoo.com

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Monday, January 23 SCAN of Lebanon support meeting back to regular schedule in January (4th Mon) at Hilcrest Baptist Church, 399 Hoover St., Lebanon! 6:30-8pm. Childcare provided at Stringbeans C h i l d c a r e 5 11 H a r r i s o n S t . 6:20-8:10. ! RSVP on Facebook or

Contact Terry Faust(417)718-7081 scan4kids@yahoo.com TouchPoint Art Group for ages 8-12 at Springfield office, 6-7:30pm for families with DMH referral. RSVP at (800) 420-7410 or email jackie.mace@tpamail.org.

Tuesday, January 24

Sensory Night at Jump Mania, (4th Tues) from 7-8:30pm. 2745 S. Kansas Expressway, (417)881-5867

Thursday, January 26 B r a n s o n Touc hpoint Si b- s ho p: Workshop to share and learn how to support a sibling with autism.5-6pm. Sibs ages 5-10. Location TBA. Must have DMH referral. RSVP at (800) 420-7410 or email jackie.mace@tpamail.org.

Friday, January 27

Through the Roof worship services for individuals with disabilities and their families (LAST Friday) at Living Hope Fellowship, 1624 E. Blaine, Spfd. contact Rebecca Hosack ttrspringfield@gmail.com or call (417) 894-7844.

Saturday, January 28 Autism Speaks Awards Banquet, tiam and location TBA. For more info, contact Linda at (417)380-6152.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR! SCIL Youth Swing-Dance Instruction with Obi Simpson from Take the Lead Studio

Thursday, February 2 6-6:30pm snacks and social 6:30-7:30pm dance instruction ages 14-25 Limited space available RSVP to Nathan at (417)886-1188

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