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Join us for Personalized Therapy, LLC’s 9th Annual Autism Awareness Day!
In celebration of Autism Awareness Month, you are invited to A CIRCUS FOR AUTISM on Saturday, April 2nd from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm at the Elks Lodge #2092 on Fire Department Lane in California, MD.
Family-friendly activities include a dunk tank, jump house, carnival games and prizes, a photo booth, a clown college, face painting, balloon animals, and an aerial silks performance. Food and drinks will be available for purchase, and there will be a silent auction and raffles.
Representatives from area organizations will be on hand to provide information and resources about autism spectrum disorders and related supports for families.
One hundred percent of the proceeds received will be donated to local 501(C) organizations that provide support to individuals and families impacted by autism.
Sponsored by Personalized Therapy, LLC.
This months Support Group meeting is
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
at Nicolletti’s Pizza
22741 Three Notch Rd., California, MD 20619
Join us for a brief general meeting (15 minutes)
followed by PIZZA
and some pampering time with a Perfectly Posh demonstration.
Perfectly Posh beauty products use natural ingredients without fillers. There’s no obligation to purchase, but a portion of any sales made through this “party” will go directly to the Autism Spectrum Support Group of Southern Maryland.
The event is FREE to members but an RSVP would be appreciated. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A majority of military spouses with children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder say that the needs of their children are not being met, according to a Penn State Study by doctoral student Jennifer Davis.
Frequent relocation is cited by the study as a “compounding factor” in the challenges faced by military families who have children with autism. The unmet needs ranged from social skills therapy and behavioral management interventions to speech-language therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy.
Some key findings of the study, which surveyed 189 families with one or more children with autism:
- All of the respondents reported having at least one incident of a need going unmet.
- 88% of the respondents reported an unmet need for social skills therapy.
- 78% of the respondents reported delayed access to intervention services as a result of relocation.
- 70% of the respondents reported feeling that the continuity of services between locations is lacking.
- 58% of the respondents reported that difficulty finding doctors or other medical professionals who were trained to meet their child’s disability.
The study results were published in the January online edition of the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, and the Penn State summary of the article can be found here.
The January 20th Support Group Meeting will be held at the Panera in California, MD, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Please note the change in location!
The Southern Maryland Collaborative
for Families of Children with Disabilities
is pleased to announce their
Fall Conference 2015:
Online and phone registration begins June 8, 2015. Mail-in registration begins June 1, 2015. Download the Carol Kranowitz Conference 2015 flyer v4 to register by mail and for conference details.
The February 18, 2015 Autism Spectrum Support Group Meeting of Southern Maryland is CANCELED due to inclement weather.
The January 2015 edition of the Newsletter is now available to read or download on the Newsletter tab.
The November 2014 Newsletter is now available to read or download from the Newsletter tab.