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The Echo….

Keeping you informed!

April 2014 Volume 12, Issue 8

ASCC Parent Education Program Monday – April 14, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Life Plan Trust Planning for the Financial Future for Your Loved One with an Autism Spectrum Disorder Presented by : Juanita Moody (see pg. 2) IN THIS ISSUE

APRIL IS AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

ASCC Programs & Events Find information on upcoming programs and events in the enclosed program and calendar pages. See Pages 2,5

Parent Scholarships for ASNC Workshops– April/May See Page 2

Autism Awareness Month See Pages 4,5

8th Autism Awareness Vera Bradley Bingo Event See Page 7


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ASCC Programs-Opportunities for Parents and Children Parent Education Program Please join us on Monday, April 14, 2014 6:30 pm at the Partnership for Children Resource Center 351 Wagoner Drive, Multipurpose Room 343 for a presentation titled

Life Plan Trust Planning for the Financial Future for Your Loved on with an Autism Spectrum Disorder Presented by: Juanita Moody

Free respite care will be available on site through Community Based Developmental Services. Please contact Cynthia Billops at 488-5820 or 4884584 to reserve your space at least 24 hours in advance.

ASCC Support Groups Support Groups provide an opportunity to share, learn, and connect. Parents, caregivers, guardians, and professionals are welcome to participate in all of our support groups. Please check the calendar on page three for meeting dates/times/locations. The HFA/Asperger’s Support Group meets every second Monday of the month, Sep—Nov, Jan—May, immediately preceding the Parent Education Program. This group meets in Room 414 of the PFC Resource Center. Focus: Families of children, adolescents, and adults diagnosed with HFA or Asperger’s. Childcare will not be provided.

The Autism Lunch Club (ALC) Support Group meets every second Tuesday of the month at various Fayetteville restaurants. Focus: Families of adolescents and adults with ASD. Childcare will not be provided. The Autism Breakfast Club (ABC) Support Group meets every first and third Wednesday of the month at the PFC Resource Center, Room 414. Focus: Families of children with ASD up to age 12. Childcare will be provided. The Preschool Support Group (The High Fives) meets weekly on Thursdays at the PFC Resource Center, Room 343. Focus: Families of young children with ASD ages 1-5 years. Childcare will be provided. While every group focuses on a specific age range, parents of children of all ages are welcome to attend all support groups!

Parent Scholarships The ASCC is pleased to announce that we will offer a limited number of Parent Scholarships to attend workshops and trainings offered by the Autism Society of North Carolina (ASNC) between March and June 2014. Parents who are interested in attending one of these workshops, please contact the office at 910-8263004/05 for more information.

The IEP Process: Building Success for Your Child at School April 15– 10:30 am-1:30 pm ASNC Main Office– Raleigh, NC Cost- $30 per couple/$20 for a parent

Beyond the IEP Basics May 8– 10:00 am-12:00 am ASNC Main Office– Raleigh, NC Cost- $30 per couple/$20 for a parent

Workshops Please call the ASCC office at (910) 826-3004/3005 to register for all workshops. The Newly Diagnosed Workshop is led by Amy Perry, ASNC Parent Advocate, and is held every first Tuesday of the month from 9:30 am—12:00 pm. (odd calendar months) The Autism Resource Roundtable is led by Amy Perry, ASNC Autism Resource Specialist, and is held every first Tuesday of the month from 9:30 am-12:00 pm. (even calendar months) The Individualized Education Plan Workshop, led by Amy Perry, provides an opportunity for parents and providers to learn all about IEPs. It will be offered quarterly.

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Camp Sunshine Parent Intake Appointments Parents of accepted campers, please be sure to schedule your mandatory intake appointment by calling (910) 826-3004/3005! Intake forms were due on April 1, 2014 and must be on file prior to the intake appointment. Thank you for your help in preparing for another fun summer! Camp Sunshine Direct Care Staff will be selected this month. Interviews will be scheduled and all staff will be notified of employment no later than April 30, 2014. Volunteers are needed to make Camp Sunshine a great success. Please contact our office at (910) 8263004/3005 to find out how you can make a difference!


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April 2014 Sun

Mon

Tue

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SAVE THE DATE!!

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THE 3RD AUTISM AWARENESS PIG PICKIN’

9:30-11:00 am

ABC Support Group

MAY 10, 2014

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3 9::30-11:00 am Preschool Support Group PFCRC RM 343

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1:00-4:00 pm

9:30-12:00 pm

iPad Lending Project

Autism Resource Roundtable

9:30-11:00 am Preschool Support Group

PFC RM 414

PFCRC RM 414

PFCRC RM 343

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11:30 am Autism Lunch Club (ALC) Support Group

9:30-11:00 am

Cheddars

PFCRC RM 414

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1:00-4:00 pm

11:00-1:00 pm

iPad Lending Project

ASCC Board of Directors Meeting

1:00-4:00 pm iPad

6:30-8pm Parent Education Program, PFCRC RM 343

PFCRC RM 414

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ABC Support Group

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Sat

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9:00-12:00 pm iPad Lending Project

17 9:30-11:00 am Preschool Support Group PFCRC RM 414

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9:00-12:00 pm iPad Lending Project PFCRC RM 414

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9:00-12:00 pm

10:30 am-Rhythm and Rhyme

iPad Lending Project PFCRC RM 343

Sensory Story time Hope Mills Library

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9:30-11:00 am Preschool Support Group PFCRC RM 414

PFCRC RM 414

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Fri

PFCRC RM 414

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5:45-6:30pm HFA Support Group, PFCRC, RM 414

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Thu

PFCRC RM 414

Lending Project, PFCRC RM 414

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Wed

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1:00-4:00 pm iPad Lending Project PFCRC RM 414

SAVE THE DATE!!! 8TH AUTISM AWARENESS VERA BRADLEY BINGO FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2014– 6:00 PM– ST.PATRICK’S CHURCH 2844 Village Drive, Fayetteville NC

Vera Bradley Bingo Night! (doors open at 5:00 pm)


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Did you know that April is Autism Awareness Month? What is autism? Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) refers to a group of developmental disabilities that affect a person’s ability to understand what they see, hear, and otherwise sense. It is a brain disorder that impacts communication, social interaction, and behavior. Individuals with ASD typically have difficulty understanding verbal and nonverbal communication and learning appropriate ways of relating to other people, objects, and events. No two people with ASD are the same. As its name implies, ASD is a spectrum disorder that affects individuals differently and with varying degrees of severity. Additionally, ASD is often found in combination with other disabilities.

How common is autism? Autism spectrum disorder is the second most common developmental disability following intellectual disabilities. ASD is more common than childhood cancer, cystic fibrosis, and multiple sclerosis combined. It is estimated that one out of every 88 people born today has some form of ASD. Roughly translated, this means as many as 2 million Americans today are believed to have some form of autism. And this number is on the rise. Based on statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and other governmental agencies, autism is growing at a startling rate of 10-17 percent per year. Autism knows no boundaries of race, ethnicity, social status, family income, lifestyle, or educational levels and can affect any family and any child. Although the overall incidence of autism is consistent around the globe, it is on average 4 to 5 times more likely to occur in boys than in girls. Information for kids:

People with ASD are born with brains that work differently than others, so they learn differently. Many times a person with ASD will have a hard time talking with people and understanding what they are saying. Some people with ASD cannot talk, while others talk a lot. Certain things may not feel, sound, smell, or taste the same to a person with ASD, and sometimes this difference is upsetting. Sometimes people with ASD rock back and forth or wave their arms and hands. They may not know they are doing this or how it looks to others. It is important to remember that each person is different whether or not he or she has ASD. We all have unique qualities that make us special.

What is the ASCC doing? Join us as we raise awareness in our community: ·

World Autism Day - Light It Up Blue for Autism, Apr 2

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April Parent Education Meeting, Apr 14

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Public Service Announcements with Beasley Broadcasting Station

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Autism Awareness Feature Story in the Fayetteville Observer

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Autism Awareness Ad in the Fayetteville Observer

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8th Autism Awareness Vera Bradley Bingo Event, Apr 25

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What can YOU do to spread AUTISM AWARENESS? The seventh annual World Autism Awareness Day is April 2, 2014. Every year, autism organizations around the world celebrate the day with unique fundraising and awareness-raising events. How will you celebrate? To share your events, please "Like" the World Autism Awareness Day page on Facebook and submit your events by posting the information on the wall.

Raise awareness on April 2, 2014 World Autism Day, and “Light It Up Blue” by inserting blue light bulbs in your porch lights and businesses.

Post, Tweet & Share. Social Media is a great way to spread the word about autism awareness!

Thank your child’s teachers and others who make a difference in your child’s life.

Wear your ASCC t-shirt and initiate conversations about autism.

Provide ASCC brochures to your pediatrician’s office, your child care center, your child’s school, your church, and other local agencies.

Join ASCC in celebrating

Autism Awareness Month, by showing your support with an Autism Awareness yard sign available at the ASCC office for purchase.

Write a letter/article for your child’s school newsletter or your church bulletin.

Create a display board for your child’s elementary school, YMCA, or place of worship.

Purchase yours for $15.00


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8th Annual Autism Awareness Golf Tournament King’s Grant Golf Course The ASCC is excited to announce we will host our 8th Annual Autism Awareness Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 31, 2014! This year’s tournament will take place at King’s Grant Golf Course and ‘tee’ off time will be at 8:00 am. We invite you to be an event SPONSOR and help us make this year’s event a success !!

Sponsorships and Donation Form (Check one or more of the following) Corporate Sponsor— Level 1

Corporate Sponsor—Level 2

Hole Sponsor

$1000

$500

$100

Includes:

Includes:

Includes:

Hole Sponsorship

Hole Sponsorship

Two 4-man Teams

One 4-man Team

Hole signage with name or company name

Logo on Print Material

Logo on Print Material

(May be in honor of someone)

(Due Date: April 24, 2014)

(Due Date: April 24, 2014)

(Due Date: May 16, 2014)

Name of Sponsor or Company Name ____________________________________________ Contact Person_______________________ Mailing Address___________________________________________________________ Phone number__________________________

Team Application (due May 21) 8th Annual Autism Awareness Golf Tournament Team Name_________________________________________ Team Captain ______________________________________________________ Phone Number ______________________________ Mailing Address _________________________________________________________________________________________________ 2nd Player

______________________________________________________ Phone Number ______________________________

Mailing Address _________________________________________________________________________________________________ 3rd Player

______________________________________________________ Phone Number ______________________________

Mailing Address _________________________________________________________________________________________________ 4th Player

______________________________________________________ Phone Number ______________________________

Mailing Address _________________________________________________________________________________________________

Fee Per Player: $60 Fee Includes: Golf Cart, Green Fees, Range Balls, Lunch (Logan’s Roadhouse) For more information or additional sponsorship or team application forms please call (910) 826-3004/3005. Please make checks payable to the Autism Society of Cumberland County and mail completed forms to the Autism Society of Cumberland County, 351 Wagoner Drive, Suite 410, Fayetteville, NC 28303.


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The Echo

April 2014

351 Wagoner Drive, Suite 410 Fayetteville, NC 28303 Tel: 910-826-3004/3005 Fax: 910-868-5881 E-mail: autismcc@ccpfc.org www.autismcc.org

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Membership & Donations

The Autism Society of Cumberland County is an affiliate of the Autism Society of North Carolina.

Please make checks payable to: Autism Society of Cumberland County 351 Wagoner Drive, Suite 410 Fayetteville, NC 28303

Mission Statement: The Autism Society of Cumberland County is committed to providing support and promoting opportunities which enhance the lives of individuals within the autism spectrum and their families.

Name: Parent/Caregiver Sibling

Telephone:

The Autism Society of Cumberland County strives to create a community where people within the autism spectrum and their families receive respect, services, and supports based on individual differences, needs, and preferences.

Email:

The Autism Society of Cumberland County does not take any position regarding studies of ASD, nor endorse any particular form of treatment, intervention, or therapy. This newsletter allows us to pass along current information in the field of ASD to our families and organization members.

Please remember the ASCC with your tax-deductible charitable contribution. Thank you!

Individual with ASD

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Disclaimer:

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A great way to help support our program is to become a member. As a member of the ASCC, you enjoy voting rights during membership meetings, you are eligible for election to the Board of Directors, and you receive priority for conference scholarships. Membership is effective for one year.

Annual Membership ($10.00) Donation $_________

FY 2013/2014 Board of Directors & Staff

Funded In Part By:

Board of Directors: Anna Finch, President Gwen Scott, Vice President Brandy Mello, Secretary Chris Leacock , Treasurer John Allen Cynthia Billops Dr. Kelly Charles Dr. Suzanna Fletcher Ronda Holden Staff: Sylvia Adamczyk, Director of Programs & Outreach Alvita Blue, Program & Outreach Assistant

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