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ASNC-MCC is guaging interest in a potential chapter event at the Carolina Panthers preseason game against the New England Patroits on August 28th Please complete this survey by Sunday, August 2nd. if you have interest in this potential event



Autism Resource Specialists
Nancy Nestor NNestor@autismsociety-nc.org or (704) 894-9678
Nancy Popkin NPopkin@autismsociety-nc.org or (704) 894-9678
ASNC Office
8420 University Executive Park Drive, Suite 810
Charlotte, NC 28262

July/August Calendar

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

Jul. 31st (F) Adult Sensory Storytime 10:30 - 11:15 AM; Scaleybark Library, 101 Scaleybark Road, Charlotte NC 28209; Register online by midnight on Jun 23. Please call (704) 416-6400 for more information.

Aug. 15th (Sa) Guiding Parents to Services - Visuals: What Are They and How to Use Them; Maria Lemler, TEACCH Autism Specialist 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

Sep. 19th (Sa) Guiding Parents to Services - Brain Integration: Building the Pyramid for Optimal Functioning; Adele Schiessle, Brain Integration Specialist 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. 10th (Sa) Guiding Parents to Services - Early Social Interaction: Why it Works and How to Make it Happen; Joy Moore, MA, CCC-SLP Florida State University Autism Institute 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. 7th (Sa) Guiding Parents to Services - Picky Eaters and Mealtime Challenges: How to Reduce Stress and Increase Variety in Your Child's Diet; Abby Walsh, MOT, OTR/L Child and Family Development 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

Therapeutic Recreation Programs http://charmeck.org/mecklenburg/county/ParkandRec/Therapeutics/Pages/default.aspx

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.