We are the Chapter of the Autism Society of Washington serving the Southwest region of Washington State. Our purpose is to provide support and resources to individuals and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder.
We would love to get to know you and learn how we can help you get connected and find resources to meet your needs. Please visit this website for more information on meetings, special events, and announcements.
April is Autism Acceptance Month!
On March 21, Gov. Jay Inslee declared April 2013 as Autism Acceptance Month for Washington State. We have two local proclamations scheduled- please bring friends and family:
* April 15: Autism Acceptance/Awareness Proclamation (Vancouver), 7:00pm, Vancouver City Council Chambers, City Hall, 415 W. 6th Street, second floor, Vancouver http://www.cityofvancouver.us/citycouncil [Note: the City has not updated the meeting time/agenda for 4/15/13 yet, but the Proclamation has been confirmed by the Mayor’s office to be read at 7:00pm]
* April 19: Free Benefit Concert and Secret of the Songshell Book Re-launch Party, 6:00pm- 9:00pm, Picnic House, 723 SW Salmon, Portland. Join award-winning author and musician Brian Tashima and celebrate his young adult fantasy novel’s Best Book Award at an all-age book re-launch party and concert. Benefits Autism Empowerment http://www.autismempowerment.org/
* April 23: Autism Acceptance/Awareness Proclamation (Clark County), 9:45 am— allow time for parking, Public Service Center, 6th floor hearing room, 1300 Franklin Street, Vancouver http://www.clark.wa.gov/bocc/index.html
* April 27: SW Washington Special Ed Conference and Resource Fair, 9:00am- 5:00pm, Prairie High School, 11500 NE 117th Avenue, Vancouver, WA 98662. Concurrent workshops/sessions, exhibit hall, and keynote speakers. Parents, caregivers, and professionals working with families and children are welcome. See http://www.spedconference.org and https://www.facebookcom/spedconference for more info, flyer, and FREE registration details. Clock hours available.
* May 4: Sensory Bowling at Big Al’s, 9:00am- 10:00am, 16615 SE 18th St, Vancouver, WA 98683. Bowling slides and light weight balls available. No reservations required, bring the whole family – $2 bowling and $2 shoe rental. http://www.ilovebigals.com/vancouver/ For more info contact Jennifer Berry Jennifer.Berry@ILoveBigAls.com 971-269-8035. Also offered at the Beaverton location http://www.ilovebigals.com/beaverton/
* May 6: SEPTSA General Meeting, 6:00pm- 7:00pm, Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary School Media Center, 2921 Falk Rd, Vancouver, WA. Melinda Thompson of PAVE is the guest speaker. Visit SEPTSA on Facebook, email SEPTSAinfo@gmail.com
* May 11: 2nd Annual Save the Sensory Camp Benefit Concert, 7:00pm- 10:00pm, Red Lion Hotel on the River Jantzen Beach, 909 N Hayden Island Drive, Portland OR, $25 at event, $20 for online ticket purchases http://savesensorycamp.brownpapertickets.com/ Featuring local band Known as Anonymous, dessert, silent auction, prize drawings, lots of fun! Flyer here and more info on Facebook Save the Sensory Camp
Autism Society of Oregon Walk-a-Thon on April 21
* April 21: 11th Annual Autism Walk-a-Thon at Oaks Park, the registration desk opens at 9:00 am and the walk begins at 10:45 am. Oaks Park rides start at Noon (discounted ride bracelets available for this event). Pre-register here http://www.firstgiving.com/asoautismwalk/11th-annual-autism-walk-a-thon Contact ASO at 503-636-1676 or email@example.com for more information.
Thanks and hope to see you at the Proclamations!