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AUTISM YORK SOUTH MONTHLY SUPPORT GROUP SPOTLIGHT - 
Developing Social Skills

Thursday, February 9, 2017
7:00-8:00pm (Doors open at 6:45pm)

Stewartstown Elementary School
17945 Barren Road North, Stewartstown

 
Please join us as we welcome Tim Kanagy from Amazing Kids Club, who will be speaking about “Developing Social Skills” and giving an overview on how to help children with autism develop those skills.  He will highlight common strategies used to help encourage children with autism to appropriately engage with peers and to understand social situations.

Tim has worked with children on the autism spectrum and their families since 2014 both in TrueNorth Wellness Services BHRS and Amazing Kids Club programs.  He currently serves as Family Liaison at the Amazing Kids Club location in Red Lion.  It is his passion to work with families and children who are navigating the challenges of autism.

Our meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month and September November and January—May.
TEEN MEET-UP SPOTLIGHT - 
Snow Tubing!

Friday, February 10, 2017
6:00-8:00pm (passes valid until 11:00pm)

Avalanche Xpress at Heritage Hills Resort
2700 Mount Rose Avenue, York


 
Autism York will pay for Teen(s) on the spectrum and ONE adult.

**A responsible adult MUST attend with each participant, but it's not necessary they snow tube.**

Join us for a night of snow tubing at Avalanche Xpress!  Autism York will cover the cost for each Teen on the spectrum and ONE adult.  (It is not necessary that the adult snow tube with their Teen, only to supervise them during the event.)

We will meet as a group at the entrance.  We are a welcoming group and invite new participants to attend.  Please arrive a few minutes early so that we may begin as a group. 

Please check your email and/or Autism York’s Facebook page for weather-related postponements or cancellations.

Questions?  Contact Kyle Dunlap at: kdunlap@autismyork.org.

This group provides an opportunity for teens aged 13-17 with an autism spectrum disorder to meet for support, self-advocacy, networking, conversation, and fun!
 
We meet on the 2nd Friday or Saturday of each month, January-May, September-December.
MONTHLY SUPPORT GROUP SPOTLIGHT - 
Organizing Your Child's IEP Information!

Organizing your child’s IEP information can be overwhelming!  What do you need to keep?  What emails should be sent?  How do you properly keep a paper trail?  Join us as we discuss a few ways to better organize all that IEP information!
 
We will have a sample binder, useful website links, and handouts to help keep you organized.  Feel free to come with IEP questions and ideas on keeping your loved one’s information up-to-date and organized. 

Come join us at our NORTH  location on Thursday, February 2, 2017 from 7:00-8:00pm.  Doors open at 6:45pm at The Jewish Community Center (2000 Hollywood Drive, York). 
AUTISM YORK BOARD MEMBER SPOTLIGHT -
Jessie Collier
 
My name is Jessie Collier.  I am the Secretary of Board, and I am also head of the Meetings Committee. I have been a part of Autism York for seven years and a board member for two years. 

I graduated from York College of Pennsylvania, and I work as a full time Respiratory Therapist at Lancaster General Hospital.  I have two sons and a step-daughter.

Creating autism acceptance is something I hold near and dear to my heart as my oldest child is on the spectrum.  Autism York has been a pivotal part of our lives, and I feel quite blessed knowing York County has such a wonderful program available to those walking the path called “autism.”

Our Mission
The mission of Autism York is to provide support to individuals on the autism spectrum, their parents, families and friends. Our group exists for the sole purpose of providing support in a safe and friendly environment. It is the intention of Autism York as a group to promote understanding and respect of all families and the choices they make regarding therapies and interventions. Through this group we will offer opportunities for families and individuals on the autism spectrum to learn, grow, and develop relationships that help guide one another through this journey.

Autism York is first and foremost a family support group. Nothing we do is intended to provide therapeutic benefit. Autism York strongly encourages families and individuals to utilize and rely on the advice of professional service providers as indicated by their individual situations. The information and resources we provide are not intended to be a substitute for professional advice.

Contact Us
For more specifics about individual meetings or events, or to sign up to receive email announcements, please visit our website at www.autismyork.org, call us at 717.801.1272 or email us atinfo@autismyork.org.

UPCOMING EVENTS

MEETINGS

*AY Monthly Support Meeting:
"Organizing Your Child's IEP Info"

Thursday, February 2 from 7:00-8:00pm at The Jewish Community Center (2000 Hollywood Drive, York)

*AY South Monthly Support Meeting:
"Developing Social Skills"

Thursday, February 9 from 7:00-8:00pm at Stewartstown Elemantary School (17945 Barren Road North, Stewartstown)

SOCIAL EVENTS

*Morning at the Movies:
Saturday, February 18.  Doors open at 9:00am at South York Cinemas (217 Pauline Drive, York)


ADULT  MEET-UP

*Bowling:
Monday, February 27 at 7:00pm at Laser Alleys Bowling Alley (3905 E. Market Street, York)

TEEN MEET-UP

*Snow Tubing:
Friday, February 10 from 6:00-8:00pm at Avalanche Xpress at Heritage Hills Resort (2700 Mount Rose Avenue, York)


For more information on these meetings and events, please visitwww.autismyork.org

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Meetings are open to any interested individual, family, student or professional. 

Autism York Monthly Support Meetings are held at the Jewish Community Center*, 2000 Hollywood Drive, York PA 17403. Doors open at 6:45 pm. (Sept-Nov; Jan-May)

Autism York South Monthly Support Meetings are held at Stewartstown Elementary School*, 17945 Barren Road North, Stewartstown, PA 17363. Doors open at 6:45 pm. (Sept-Nov; Jan-May)

Social Events
Autism York hosts a multitude of autism-friendly social events. These events are FREE and open to individuals with autism spectrum disorder and their immediate families.

Adult ASD Meet-Up
This group provides an opportunity for older teens and adults (around age 18 and up) with an ASD to meet for support,self-advocacy, networking, conversation, and fun. (Sept-Nov; Jan-May; occasional summer meet-ups)

Teen  Meet-Up
This group provides an opportunity for teens aged 13-17 with an ASD to meet for support, networking, conversation, and fun. (Sept-Nov; Jan-May)


*Autism York is not affiliated with the JCC or Stewartstown Elementary School. Any questions regarding Autism York Meetings, Events, or other offerings should be directed to Autism York, not the church  or school staff.


 
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