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Nancy Nestor NNestor@autismsociety-nc.org or (704) 894-9678
Nancy Popkin NPopkin@autismsociety-nc.org or (704) 894-9678
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October Calendar

ASNC-MCC posts the information given to it. Please contact the individual organizations to confirm events

Oct. 1st (We) First Wednesday Series - Special Education Eligibility Process Noon - 1:30 PM; Children and Family Service Center, 601 East 5th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202; Room 520; RSVP to 704-372-7961 or heather@cfcrights.org

Oct. 2nd (Th) ASNC-MCC Meeting 7:00 - 9:00 PM; St. John's Episcopal Church, 1623 Carmel Rd., Charlotte; Second floor

Oct. 3rd (F) Storytime for children 10:15 - 10:45 AM; Matthews Regional Library, 230 Matthews Station St., Matthews NC 28105; Free; Sign up fifteen minutes prior to the program at the train desk. Please call (704) 416-5000 for more information.

Oct. 4th (Sa) Storytime for children ages 3-7 10:15 - 11:00 AM; South County Regional, 5801 Rea Road, Charlotte, NC 28277; Free; Register beginning the 20th of the month prior to the program in person or by calling (704) 416-6600 option 3.

Oct. 6th (M) Storytime for all ages 10:30 - 11:00 AM; Beatties Ford Regional Library, 2412 Beatties Ford Road; Program for all ages; Walk-in program; Free; Call 704-416-3000 for more information.

Oct. 6th (M) Storytime for children 11:15 - 11:45 AM; Mint Hill Library, 6840 Matthews - Mint Hill Road, Charlotte NC 28227; Please call (704) 416-5200 for more information.

Oct. 10th (F) Tapestry Movie Night for Tweens and Teens 6:30 - 8:30 PM; Myers Park Presbyterian Church, Room D-204 (Note the new Room) , 2501 Oxford Place, Charlotte; Movie TBD; Free; RSVP to Stewart Tonissen tonissen03@yahoo.com or 704-519-8405.

Oct. 16th (Th) Adaptive Experiences for Adults and Teens 1:00 - 2:00 PM; Independence Regional Library, 6000 Conference Dr, Charlotte, NC 28212; Walk-in program; Free; Call 704-416-4800 option 4 for more information.

Oct. 16th (Th) Adaptive Experiences for Teens 2:30 - 3:30 PM; Independence Regional Library, 6000 Conference Dr, Charlotte, NC 28212; Walk-in program; Free; Call 704-416-4800 option 4 for more information.

Oct. 18th - Nov 22 (Sa) ACEing Autism 9:00 - 10:00 AM; Charlotte Latin School, 9502 Providence Rd, Charlotte, NC 28277; Tennis lesson for children with autism; ages 4-18; Cost $90.00 for six lessons; For more information contact Nils Weldy nils@nwacompanies.com or 704-441-3221. Web site

Oct. 20th (M) Storytime for all ages 10:30 - 11:00 AM; Beatties Ford Regional Library, 2412 Beatties Ford Road; Program for all ages; Walk-in program; Free; Call 704-416-3000 for more information.

Oct. 20th (M) Storytime for children 11:15 - 11:45 AM; Mint Hill Library, 6840 Matthews - Mint Hill Road, Charlotte NC 28227; Please call (704) 416-5200 for more information.

Oct. 21st (Tu) Webinar - Preparing for College Starts at Home; 8:00 - 9:00 PM; Cost $10.00. Must Register Online. For more information, contact Nancy Popkin npopkin@autismsociety-nc.org

Oct. 25th (Sa) Guiding Parents to Services - ASD and a Medical Perspective by Caitlyn Rissler, PNP 10:30 AM - Noon, ImaginOn Children's Library, 300 E 7th St., Charlotte, NC. Free; Children welcome; This session will meet in The Round at Imaginon; Free parking under Imaginon for first 90 minutes; RESERVATION NECESSARY FOR SPANISH TRANSLATOR; Dianne at 704-943-9416 dalexander@smartstartofmeck.org

Oct. 27th (M) Storytime for all ages 10:30 - 11:00 AM; Beatties Ford Regional Library, 2412 Beatties Ford Road; Program for all ages; Walk-in program; Free; Call 704-416-3000 for more information.

Oct. 27th (M) Storytime for children 11:15 - 11:45 AM; Mint Hill Library, 6840 Matthews - Mint Hill Road, Charlotte NC 28227; Please call (704) 416-5200 for more information.

Oct. 31st (F) Adult Sensory Storytime 10:30 - 11:15 AM; Scaleybark Library, 101 Scaleybark Road, Charlotte NC 28209; Register online by midnight on October 28. Please call (704) 416-6400 for more information. Please call (704) 416-5200 for more information.

Nov. 1st (Sa) Guiding Parents to Services - Potty Training Issues and Ideas by Georgiana Henry, OT; Caitlyn Rissler, PNP 10:30 AM - Noon, ImaginOn Children's Library, 300 E 7th St., Charlotte, NC. Free; Children welcome; This session will meet in The Round at Imaginon; Free parking under Imaginon for first 90 minutes; RESERVATION NECESSARY FOR SPANISH TRANSLATOR; Dianne at 704-943-9416 dalexander@smartstartofmeck.org

Nov. 3rd (M) Storytime for all ages 10:30 - 11:00 AM; Beatties Ford Regional Library, 2412 Beatties Ford Road; Program for all ages; Walk-in program; Free; Call 704-416-3000 for more information.

Nov. 3rd (M) Storytime for children 11:15 - 11:45 AM; Mint Hill Library, 6840 Matthews - Mint Hill Road, Charlotte NC 28227; Please call (704) 416-5200 for more information.

Nov. 5th (We) First Wednesday Series - 504 Plans Noon - 1:30 PM; Children and Family Service Center, 601 East 5th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202; Room 520; RSVP to 704-372-7961 or heather@cfcrights.org

Nov. 5th (We) Sensory Storytime - Preschool (3-5), Family/Youth & Caregivers 2:00 - 2:30 PM; University City Regional Library, 301 East W.T. Harris Boulevard, Charlotte NC 28262; Register online Please call (704) 416-7200 option 2 for more information.

Nov. 7th (F) Storytime for children 10:15 - 10:45 AM; Matthews Regional Library, 230 Matthews Station St., Matthews NC 28105; Free; Sign up fifteen minutes prior to the program at the train desk. Please call (704) 416-5000 for more information.

Nov. 8th (Sa) Inclusion Across the Lifespan Conference 8:00 AM - Noon; Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC 29733; There will be sessions related to earlyc hildhood, K-12 education, post-secondary education, and transition to independent living; Cost $50.00; Resigtration Form to print and mail in. Registration deadline: October 31st.

Nov. 10th (M) Storytime for all ages 10:30 - 11:00 AM; Beatties Ford Regional Library, 2412 Beatties Ford Road; Program for all ages; Walk-in program; Free; Call 704-416-3000 for more information.

Nov. 10th (M) Storytime for children 11:15 - 11:45 AM; Mint Hill Library, 6840 Matthews - Mint Hill Road, Charlotte NC 28227; Please call (704) 416-5200 for more information.

Nov. 15th (Sa) Storytime for children ages 3-7 10:15 - 11:00 AM; South County Regional, 5801 Rea Road, Charlotte, NC 28277; Free; Register beginning the 20th of the month prior to the program in person or by calling (704) 416-6600 option 3.

Nov. 17th (M) Storytime for all ages 10:30 - 11:00 AM; Beatties Ford Regional Library, 2412 Beatties Ford Road; Program for all ages; Walk-in program; Free; Call 704-416-3000 for more information.

Nov. 17th (M) Storytime for children 11:15 - 11:45 AM; Mint Hill Library, 6840 Matthews - Mint Hill Road, Charlotte NC 28227; Please call (704) 416-5200 for more information.

Nov. 20th (Th) Adaptive Experiences for Adults and Teens 1:00 - 2:00 PM; Independence Regional Library, 6000 Conference Dr, Charlotte, NC 28212; Walk-in program; Free; Call 704-416-4800 option 4 for more information.

Nov. 20th (Th) Adaptive Experiences for Teens 2:30 - 3:30 PM; Independence Regional Library, 6000 Conference Dr, Charlotte, NC 28212; Walk-in program; Free; Call 704-416-4800 option 4 for more information.

Nov. 24th (M) Storytime for all ages 10:30 - 11:00 AM; Beatties Ford Regional Library, 2412 Beatties Ford Road; Program for all ages; Walk-in program; Free; Call 704-416-3000 for more information.

Nov. 24th (M) Storytime for children 11:15 - 11:45 AM; Mint Hill Library, 6840 Matthews - Mint Hill Road, Charlotte NC 28227; Please call (704) 416-5200 for more information.

Nov. 24th (M) Adult Sensory Program 1:00 - 2:00 PM; Mint Hill Library, 6840 Matthews - Mint Hill Road, Charlotte NC 28227; Register in person, via phone, or online Please call (704) 416-5200 for more information.

Dec. 3rd (We) First Wednesday Series - School Discipline for Children with Disabilities Noon - 1:30 PM; Children and Family Service Center, 601 East 5th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202; Room 520; RSVP to 704-372-7961 or heather@cfcrights.org

Dec. 6th (Sa) Guiding Parents to Services - Helping Your Child Become a "Player" by Dianne Alexander, Ph.D. 10:30 AM - Noon, ImaginOn Children's Library, 300 E 7th St., Charlotte, NC. Free; Children welcome; This session will meet in The Round at Imaginon; Free parking under Imaginon for first 90 minutes; RESERVATION NECESSARY FOR SPANISH TRANSLATOR; Dianne at 704-943-9416 dalexander@smartstartofmeck.org

Dec. 13th (Sa) Storytime for children ages 3-7 10:15 - 11:00 AM; South County Regional, 5801 Rea Road, Charlotte, NC 28277; Free; Register beginning the 20th of the month prior to the program in person or by calling (704) 416-6600 option 3.

Dec. 18th (Th) Adaptive Experiences for Adults and Teens 1:00 - 2:00 PM; Independence Regional Library, 6000 Conference Dr, Charlotte, NC 28212; Walk-in program; Free; Call 704-416-4800 option 4 for more information.

Dec. 18th (Th) Adaptive Experiences for Teens 2:30 - 3:30 PM; Independence Regional Library, 6000 Conference Dr, Charlotte, NC 28212; Walk-in program; Free; Call 704-416-4800 option 4 for more information.

Feb. 4th (We) First Wednesday Series - Tips for a Successful IEP Meeting Noon - 1:30 PM; Children and Family Service Center, 601 East 5th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202; Training Room 1; RSVP to 704-372-7961 or heather@cfcrights.org

Mar. 4th (We) First Wednesday Series - Special Education Conflict Resolution Noon - 1:30 PM; Children and Family Service Center, 601 East 5th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202; Training Room 1; RSVP to 704-372-7961 or heather@cfcrights.org

Apr. 1st (We) First Wednesday Series - Special Education Testing and Accommodations Noon - 1:30 PM; Children and Family Service Center, 601 East 5th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202; Training Room 1; RSVP to 704-372-7961 or heather@cfcrights.org

Therapeutic Recreation Programs http://www.scribd.com/TRSection

Cornelius and Huntersville Parks and Recreation http://www.cornelius.org/index.aspx?NID=170

Charlotte TEACCH Center http://teacch.com/regional%20centers/charlotte-teacch-center

***ASNC-MCC does not promote any activity or event. We simply offer information. Please note that it is your responsibility to decide what works best for your family’s specific needs.

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Autism-Related Links

NPR report - "Gene Mutations Offer Clues On The Autistic Brain"

VH1 Classic Rock Autism - http://www.vh1.com/partners/vh1classic_rock_autism/

MTV True Life: I Have Autism - http://www.mtv.com/overdrive/?id=1554937&vid=138722

Temple Grandin interview on "Fresh Air" (NPR) - http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=99009110


Mission Statement
The Autism Society of North Carolina is committed to providing support and promoting opportunities which enhance the lives of individuals within the autism spectrum and their families.

Vision Statement
The Autism Society of North Carolina strives to create a community where people within the autism spectrum and their families receive respect, services, and support based on individual differences.