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Parent Speaker Series

Free, but seating is limited!

RSVP at 203-265-7717 or by info [at] autismconnecticut [dot] org (subject: Parent%20Speaker%20Series%20RSVP) (e-mail)

asrc autism resource guide

New Resource Guide

Available on CD or hardcopy

Autism 101 for Parents of Newly Diagnosed Children

Are you new to the autism diagnosis?  Are you interested in learning more about autism spectrum disorders?  Come to an informative one-session overview "Autism 101" at the JCC in Stamford from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm to learn more about Autism Spectrum Disorders. Presented by Sara Reed, Director, Advocacy and Family Services at Autism Services & Resources CT, you will hear about characteristics and behaviors associated with ASD, educational, medical and therapeutic intervention options, teaching, social and behavioral strategies, developing interventions and supporting families. Suggested Donation $6. Snacks and drinks provided. Please register by contacting Dinushka De Silva at ddesilva [at] stamfordjcc [dot] org if you would like to attend.

Medicaid Coverage for ABA Services

Today on the Blog - Medicaid Coverage for ABA Services

Really exciting news!   Connecticut is currently in the process of implementing coverage for Autism Spectrum Disorder services through Medicaid!  Now those of our families who utilize Medicaid and HUSKY for health care coverage will be able to access ASD therapies including ABA through their insurance.   Value Options, the entity that manages behavioral health services for Medicaid plans here in CT will be managing this coverage as well.  Included in the coverage is access to Case Managers and Family and Peer Specialists to help families navigate through the maze of systems.  The program officially is set to start roll out January 1.  Talk with your provider about contacting DDS to get further information on how to qualify as a provider.  Contact us here at ASRC or Value Options directly with questions. 

Sensitive Santa

Sensitive Santa at Westfield Malls in Connecticut
On Sunday, December 14th Westfield Malls in Connecticut will be hosting “Sensitive Santa,” an opportunity for children with autism and other special needs (and their siblings) to visit with Santa in a more soothing, sensory-friendly environment than a typical mall environment during the Holiday Season. Volunteers from The Autism Project at The Kennedy Center will be providing structured, sensory activities for children while they wait. Each mall is limiting reservations to 30 families and you must register in advance. More info and registration, please download the flyer.

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Shop with AmazonSmile and virtually everything you purchase can provide support for ASRC statewide programs and services! Just shop through the link when making your holiday purchases – and thank you for making the New Year brighter for the entire autism community!

Unfreeze your brain with our winter family programs at ASRC!

Today on the blog! - Keep yourself warm with winter family education programs at ASRC!

Parent Advocacy Boot Camp - Transition OMG! - starts Sat. Jan 10 in Plainville.

Parent Speaker Series continues on Tues. Jan 27 with Kelly Powell, Ph.D doing "A Parent's Guide to Testing" and Mon. Feb 23 with Attorney Jennifer Laviano and Advocate Julie Swason on "Extended School Year Services".

Daniel’s Bracelet for Autism

“Daniel’s Bracelet for Autism” comes from Pottery Plus in Orange, CT.
Doreen Brown honors her nephew Daniel with this special bracelet from the Chavez for Charity 11th Bracelet Project , which provides for local charity benefit.
We are delighted to be the recipient of Doreen’s support!
You can visit www.PotteryPlusCT.com for more details.

Kudos to the COX Program!

“TV Production Unleashes Potential” is an inspirational article about Dave Smith and the COX program “On the Spectrum”, started as an ASRC training program.

Thanks, Dave for continuing to shepherd this opportunity!
Read the article from The Cheshire Citizen.

Vehicle Donations

Vehicle Donations help ASRC!
Their motors may not even turn over, but your donated vehicle means cash for us, and a tax deduction for you! Cars, boats, trucks, RV’s, vans,snowmobiles, jet-skis, buses, and motor-homes,in any condition, qualify! Titleholders can call 1-877-CARS-4-US at ext. 1371.
Please download the flyer here and visit donationline for online donations.