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CALENDAR OF EVENTS Please note---Due to the current Corona outbreak and possible restrictions, many venues are temporarily closed and some events have moved online. We have provided below a separate listing of recurring weekly & monthly events that may reopen. Check with the individual events for any changes or cancellations.

JUNE 2020 YACHAD Virtual Parent Support Group More Info: https://www.yachad.org/events/ series/2452/parents-support-with-yachad Zoom ID: 283499595 Levya@ou.org Time: 9:00-10:00 pm EDT YACHAD weekly parent support group, Monday evenings by Zoom through June 1st. Webinar: The Yoda Guy Shares His Path To Success More Info: https://www.fhautism.com/aboutour-autism-conferences/webinar-with-nickmaley Time: 11:00 am CST (1:00 pm EDT) Nick Maley, the creator of Yoda of Star Wars

fame, started out as a misfit kid who successfully overcame his learning disabilities to become a celebrated creative force in many fields. He prevailed over life’s challenges and lived an extraordinary life, all because he dared to believe he could. Nick gives a new perspective on “being normal”, facing life’s challenges, believing in your dreams, thinking out of the box, and more. Registration requested.

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Squadron Maneuvers *CHECK IF OPEN* Intrepid Air Sea and Space Museum Pier 86---12th Avenue & 46th Street New York, New York More Info: www.intrepidmuseum.org/ education/access-family-programs Time: 11:00 am-1:00 pm Ages 5-17 2:00-4:00 pm Teens & Adults

Intrepid’s programs for children and adults with learning and developmental disabilities. Learn how the crew worked together to move, fuel and prepare planes for flight. Families will explore the Museum and work together to complete science activities and create art.

19- Abilities Expo---VIRTUAL 21 More Info: www.abilities.com/virtual

Visit exhibitor “booths” to learn what exciting technologies they have to offer. There will be product images, videos and special exhibitor events to engage you. Access on-demand workshops on such important disability issues as nutrition, financial planning for special needs families, affording the medical equipment you need, therapeutic cannabis, service dogs and more. Enjoy virtual entertainment. Registration requested.

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Emerging From The Bonds of Autism More Info: www.fhautism.com/about-ourautism-conferences/webinar-with-seanbarron-june-24-2020/

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Spring 2020

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11:00 am CST (1:00 pm EDT) Sean Barron tells the story of how he went from being a child with low functioning autism to the successful man, journalist, and friend he is today. When Sean was young, he felt alone, isolated from others. Over time, he learned many social unwritten rules that have helped him become more connected with society, resulting in renewed personal relationships. Registration requested.

transportation, public accommodations, communications and access to state and local government programs and services. This webinar will provide an overview the ADA, how it relates to everyday life and what to do if you feel you or your loved ones right are being violated under the ADA. Registration requested.

JULY 2020

Attend live or recorded virtual sessions focusing on living with Fragile X as well as discovering emerging research and opportunities. Connect with other attendees in virtual meetups and discussions. Registration requested.

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10- Abilities Expo New York Metro 12 New Jersey Convention & Expo Center Where: 97 Sunfield Ave., Edison, NJ More Info: www.abilities.com

New products and tech. High-impact workshops. Activities & demos. Fun, inclusive adaptive sports and recreation including an all-inclusive climbing wall. Abilities Expo has it all. Registration requested

Under The Weather Intrepid Air Sea and Space Museum Where: Pier 86---12th Avenue & 46th St., NY More Info: www.intrepidmuseum.org/ education/access-family-programs Time: 11:00 am-1:00 pm Ages 5-17

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Intrepid’s programs for children and adults with learning and developmental disabilities. Heat, rain, snow- oh no! Explore the aircraft carrier Intrepid and learn about the challenges of working in different weather conditions on board the ship or while flying an airplane. Families will then create projects for weather-preparedness!

14- National Federation of the Blind 18 National Convention---VIRTUAL

More Info: www.nfb.org/get-involved/ national-convention 410.659.9314 • nfb@nfb.org

An amazing opportunity to network with thousands of competent, blind role models employed in exciting careers, attend presentations on a wide variety of empowering topics, view the latest in technology, and network with dynamic leaders in the field of blindness. Registration requested.

19 Nourished Festival---Worcester

Where: DCU Center---North Exhibit Hall 50 Foster Street, Worcester, Massachusetts More Info: www.nourishedfestival.com Time: 10:00 am-3:00 pm

The Nourished Festival is the biggest gluten free and allergen friendly event in the US. Whether you’re looking for specialty products that taste great or trying to learn how to cook and bake to meet your dietary needs, the Expo is the place to be! Registration requested.

Webinar: An Overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): What It Means For Your Loved One Top of Form • Bottom of Form More Info: register.gotowebinar.com/ register/2771179820342886411 Time: 6:00-7:00 EDT

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in several areas, including employment,

Fragile X Conference: 22 International Fragile X Research Roundup More Info: fragilex.org/get-involved/ international-fragilex-conference/

AUGUST 2020 Nourished Festival---Charlotte

2 Where: Charlotte Convention Center-Hall C2 501 S. College Street, Charlotte, NC More Info: www.nourishedfestival.com Time: 10:00 am-3:00 pm

The Nourished Festival is the biggest gluten free and allergen friendly event in the US. Whether you’re looking for specialty products that taste great or trying to learn how to cook and bake to meet your dietary needs, the Expo is the place to be! Registration requested.

Space Race Where: Intrepid Air Sea & Space Museum Pier 86---12th Avenue & 46th Street, NY More Info: www.intrepidmuseum.org/ education/access-family-programs Time: 11:00 am-1:00 pm Ages 5-17 2:00-4:00 Teens & Adults

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Intrepid’s programs for children and adults with learning and developmental disabilities. What does a ship have to do with outer space? Discover Intrepid’s connection to America’s early ventures into space and explore the future of space travel. Tour will include the special exhibition When We Went to the Moon.

14- Abilities Expo New York Metro 16 Where: NJ Convention & Expo Center 97 Sunfield Avenue, Edison, New Jersey More Info: www.abilities.com

New products and tech. High-impact workshops. Activities & demos. Fun, inclusive adaptive sports and recreation including an all-inclusive climbing wall. Abilities Expo has it all. Registration requested

Nourished Festival Where: Schaumburg Convention Center 1551 Thoreau Drive North, Schaumburg, Illinois More Info: www.nourishedfestival.com Time: 10:00 am-3:00 pm

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The Nourished Festival is the biggest gluten free and allergen friendly event in the US. Whether you’re looking for specialty products that taste great or trying to learn how to cook and bake to meet your dietary needs, the Expo is the place to be! Registration requested.

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