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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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Charlotte, NC 28262

July Calendar

June 30th (M) Sensory Story Time 10:30 - 11:15 AM; Beatties Ford Regional Library, 2412 Beatties Ford Road; Program for all ages; Walk-in program; Free; 704-416-3021.

June 30th (M) Sensory Program for children 11:15 AM - Noon; Mint Hill Library, 6840 Matthews - Mint Hill Road, Charlotte NC 28227; Children practice their communication, social, and participation skills through books and activities; Free; http://www.cmlibrary.org/programs/ or 704-416-5200 to register.

June 30th (M) Sensory Program for Adults and their caregivers 1:00 - 1:45 PM; Mint Hill Library, 6840 Matthews - Mint Hill Road, Charlotte NC 28227; Free; Please register in person or call 704-416-5200 to register.

July 3rd (Th) Summer Bowling 10:00 AM; (10:30 if only doing one game) Open to children with ASD, their siblings, and family/caretaker/CAP worker; AMF Carolina Lanes, 11210 Brigman Rd. Matthews, NC 28105; $7.11 for 2 games, $5.11 for 1 game, and shoe rental. RSVP to Bobby bowling@asncmeck.org by the Monday prior to the event.

July 7th (M) Sensory Program for children 11:15 AM - Noon; Mint Hill Library, 6840 Matthews - Mint Hill Road, Charlotte NC 28227; Children practice their communication, social, and participation skills through books and activities; Free; http://www.cmlibrary.org/programs/ or 704-416-5200 to register.

July 7th (M) Sensory Story Time 10:30 - 11:15 AM; Beatties Ford Regional Library, 2412 Beatties Ford Road; Program for all ages; Walk-in program; Free; 704-416-3021.

July 10th (Th) Summer Bowling 10:00 AM; (10:30 if only doing one game) Open to children with ASD, their siblings, and family/caretaker/CAP worker; AMF Carolina Lanes, 11210 Brigman Rd. Matthews, NC 28105; $7.11 for 2 games, $5.11 for 1 game, and shoe rental. RSVP to Bobby bowling@asncmeck.org by the Monday prior to the event.

July 11th (F) Storytime for children 10:15 - 10:45 AM; Matthews Regional Library, 230 Matthews Station St., Matthews NC 28105; Free; Sign up 15 minutes before the program at the train desk; 704-416-5000 for more information.

July 12th (Sa) Family Fun and Fish 10:00 - 11:00 AM; All ages; Free; Contact Jessi McEntire for more information at Jessi.mcentire@ymcacharlotte.org p>July 12th (Sa) Sensory Story Time 10:15 - 10:45 AM; South County Regional, 5801 Rea Road, Charlotte, NC 28277; Storytime for Children ages 3-7; Free; Registration in person or by calling 704-416-6600, option 2.

July 14th (M) Sensory Story Time 10:30 - 11:15 AM; Beatties Ford Regional Library, 2412 Beatties Ford Road; Program for all ages; Walk-in program; Free; 704-416-3021.

July 14th (M) Sensory Program for children 11:15 AM - Noon; Mint Hill Library, 6840 Matthews - Mint Hill Road, Charlotte NC 28227; Children practice their communication, social, and participation skills through books and activities; Free; http://www.cmlibrary.org/programs/ or 704-416-5200 to register.

July 16th (W) Asperger Meetup 6:30 PM; Light Rail Family Restaurant, 8045 South Blvd, Charlotte; $1.00; http://www.meetup.com/aspergers-81

July 17th (Th) Summer Bowling 10:00 AM; (10:30 if only doing one game) Open to children with ASD, their siblings, and family/caretaker/CAP worker; AMF Carolina Lanes, 11210 Brigman Rd. Matthews, NC 28105; $7.11 for 2 games, $5.11 for 1 game, and shoe rental. RSVP to Bobby bowling@asncmeck.org by the Monday prior to the event.

July 17th (Th) Sensory Program for Adults and Teens with disabilities and their caregivers 1:00 - 1:30 PM; Independence Regional Library, 6000 Conference Dr., Charlotte NC 28212; Adults; Sensory program with books, songs, movement and art; Free; No registration necessary; call 704-416-4800, option 4, for more information.

July 18th (F) Storytime for children 10:15 - 10:45 AM; Matthews Regional Library, 230 Matthews Station St., Matthews NC 28105; Free; Sign up 15 minutes before the program at the train desk; 704-416-5000 for more information.

July 18th (F) Storytime for children 11:00 - 11:30 AM; University City Regional Library, 301 East W.T. Harris Blvd, Charlotte, NC 38362; Free; Register http://www.cmlibrary.org/programs/ or (704) 416-7200.

July 19th (Sa) Guiding Parents to Services-Guiding Parents to Services, a program within Smart Start of Mecklenburg County, for families of young children with an Autism Spectrum diagnosis 10:30 AM - Noon, ImaginOn Children's Library, 300 E 7th St., Charlotte, NC. Free; Children welcome; Free parking under Imaginon for first 90 minutes; Call 704-416-4630 for more information.

July 21st (M) Sensory Story Time 10:30 - 11:15 AM; Beatties Ford Regional Library, 2412 Beatties Ford Road; Program for all ages; Walk-in program; Free; 704-416-3021.

July 21st (M) Sensory Program for children 11:15 AM - Noon; Mint Hill Library, 6840 Matthews - Mint Hill Road, Charlotte NC 28227; Children practice their communication, social, and participation skills through books and activities; Free; http://www.cmlibrary.org/programs/ or 704-416-5200 to register.

July 21st (M) Sensory Program for Adults 1:00 PM - 1:45; Mint Hill Library, 6840 Matthews - Mint Hill Road, Charlotte NC 28227; Free; Please register in person or by calling 704-416-5200.

July 24th (Th) Summer Bowling 10:00 AM; (10:30 if only doing one game) Open to children with ASD, their siblings, and family/caretaker/CAP worker; AMF Carolina Lanes, 11210 Brigman Rd. Matthews, NC 28105; $7.11 for 2 games, $5.11 for 1 game, and shoe rental. RSVP to Bobby bowling@asncmeck.org by the Monday prior to the event.

July 25th (F) Storytime for children 10:15 - 10:45 AM; Matthews Regional Library, 230 Matthews Station St., Matthews NC 28105; Free; Sign up 15 minutes before the program at the train desk; 704-416-5000 for more information.

July 25th (F) Sensory Program for Adults and their caregivers 10:30 - 11:15 AM; Scaleybark Library, 101 Scaleybark Road, Charlotte NC 28209; Free; Registration required. http://www.cmlibrary.org/programs/ or 704-416-6400 to register.

July 26th (Sa) ASNC Sensory Friendly Films: Planes: Fire and Rescue 10:00 AM; Concord Mills 24; 2421 Concord Mills Blvd; Concord NC, AND Carolina Pavilion 22, 9541 South Blvd, Charlotte; $5.00

July 28th (M) Sensory Story Time 10:30 - 11:15 AM; Beatties Ford Regional Library, 2412 Beatties Ford Road; Program for all ages; Walk-in program; Free; 704-416-3021.

July 28th (M) Sensory Program for children 11:15 AM - Noon; Mint Hill Library, 6840 Matthews - Mint Hill Road, Charlotte NC 28227; Children practice their communication, social, and participation skills through books and activities; Free; http://www.cmlibrary.org/programs/ or 704-416-5200 to register.

July 31st (Th) Summer Bowling 10:00 AM; (10:30 if only doing one game) Open to children with ASD, their siblings, and family/caretaker/CAP worker; AMF Carolina Lanes, 11210 Brigman Rd. Matthews, NC 28105; $7.11 for 2 games, $5.11 for 1 game, and shoe rental. RSVP to Bobby bowling@asncmeck.org by the Monday prior to the event.

Aug. 7th (Th) Summer Bowling 10:00 AM; (10:30 if only doing one game) Open to children with ASD, their siblings, and family/caretaker/CAP worker; AMF Carolina Lanes, 11210 Brigman Rd. Matthews, NC 28105; $7.11 for 2 games, $5.11 for 1 game, and shoe rental. RSVP to Bobby bowling@asncmeck.org by the Monday prior to the event.

Aug. 9th (Sa) Family Fun and Fish 10:00 - 11:00 AM; All ages; Free; Contact Jessi McEntire for more information at Jessi.mcentire@ymcacharlotte.org

Aug. 14th (Th) Summer Bowling 10:00 AM; (10:30 if only doing one game) Open to children with ASD, their siblings, and family/caretaker/CAP worker; AMF Carolina Lanes, 11210 Brigman Rd. Matthews, NC 28105; $7.11 for 2 games, $5.11 for 1 game, and shoe rental. RSVP to Bobby bowling@asncmeck.org by the Monday prior to the event.

Aug. 20th (W) Asperger Meetup 6:30 PM; Light Rail Family Restaurant, 8045 South Blvd, Charlotte; $1.00; http://www.meetup.com/aspergers-81

Aug. 21st (Th) Summer Bowling 10:00 AM; (10:30 if only doing one game) Open to children with ASD, their siblings, and family/caretaker/CAP worker; AMF Carolina Lanes, 11210 Brigman Rd. Matthews, NC 28105; $7.11 for 2 games, $5.11 for 1 game, and shoe rental. RSVP to Bobby bowling@asncmeck.org by the Monday prior to the event.

Aug. 21st (Th) Sensory Program for Adults and Teens with disabilities and their caregivers 1:00 - 1:30 PM; Independence Regional Library, 6000 Conference Dr., Charlotte NC 28212; Adults; Sensory program with books, songs, movement and art; Free; No registration necessary; call 704-416-4800, option 4, for more information.

Aug. 23rd (Sa) Sensory Story Time 10:15 - 10:45 AM; South County Regional, 5801 Rea Road, Charlotte, NC 28277; Storytime for Children ages 3-7; Free; Registration in person or by calling 704-416-6600, option 2.

Aug. 23rd (Sa) Guiding Parents to Services-Guiding Parents to Services, a program within Smart Start of Mecklenburg County, for families of young children with an Autism Spectrum diagnosis 10:30 AM - Noon, ImaginOn Children's Library, 300 E 7th St., Charlotte, NC. Free; Children welcome; Free parking under Imaginon for first 90 minutes; Call 704-416-4630 for more information.

Aug. 25th (M) Sensory Program for Adults 1:00 PM - 1:45; Mint Hill Library, 6840 Matthews - Mint Hill Road, Charlotte NC 28227; Free; Please register in person or by calling 704-416-5200.

Aug. 29th (F) Sensory Program for Adults and their caregivers 10:30 - 11:15 AM; Scaleybark Library, 101 Scaleybark Road, Charlotte NC 28209; Free; Registration required. http://www.cmlibrary.org/programs/ or 704-416-6400 to register.

Sept. 5th (F) Storytime for children 10:15 - 10:45 AM; Matthews Regional Library, 230 Matthews Station St., Matthews NC 28105; Free; Sign up 15 minutes before the program at the train desk; 704-416-5000 for more information.

Sept. 8th (M) Sensory Story Time 10:30 - 11:15 AM; Beatties Ford Regional Library, 2412 Beatties Ford Road; Program for all ages; Walk-in program; Free; 704-416-3021.

Sept. 8th (M) Sensory Program for children 11:15 AM - Noon; Mint Hill Library, 6840 Matthews - Mint Hill Road, Charlotte NC 28227; Children practice their communication, social, and participation skills through books and activities; Free; http://www.cmlibrary.org/programs/ or 704-416-5200 to register.

Sept. 12th (F) Storytime for children 10:15 - 10:45 AM; Matthews Regional Library, 230 Matthews Station St., Matthews NC 28105; Free; Sign up 15 minutes before the program at the train desk; 704-416-5000 for more information.

Sept. 13th (Sa) Sensory Story Time 10:15 - 10:45 AM; South County Regional, 5801 Rea Road, Charlotte, NC 28277; Storytime for Children ages 3-7; Free; Registration in person or by calling 704-416-6600, option 2.

Sept. 13th (Sa) Guiding Parents to Services-Guiding Parents to Services, a program within Smart Start of Mecklenburg County, for families of young children with an Autism Spectrum diagnosis 10:30 AM - Noon, ImaginOn Children's Library, 300 E 7th St., Charlotte, NC. Free; Children welcome; Free parking under Imaginon for first 90 minutes; Call 704-416-4630 for more information.

Sept. 15th (M) Sensory Story Time 10:30 - 11:15 AM; Beatties Ford Regional Library, 2412 Beatties Ford Road; Program for all ages; Walk-in program; Free; 704-416-3021.

Sept. 15th (M) Sensory Program for children 11:15 AM - Noon; Mint Hill Library, 6840 Matthews - Mint Hill Road, Charlotte NC 28227; Children practice their communication, social, and participation skills through books and activities; Free; http://www.cmlibrary.org/programs/ or 704-416-5200 to register.

Sept. 17th (W) Asperger Meetup 6:30 PM; Light Rail Family Restaurant, 8045 South Blvd, Charlotte; $1.00; http://www.meetup.com/aspergers-81

Sept. 18th (Th) Sensory Program for Adults and Teens with disabilities and their caregivers 1:00 - 1:30 PM; Independence Regional Library, 6000 Conference Dr., Charlotte NC 28212; Adults; Sensory program with books, songs, movement and art; Free; No registration necessary; call 704-416-4800, option 4, for more information.

Sept. 19th (F) Storytime for children 10:15 - 10:45 AM; Matthews Regional Library, 230 Matthews Station St., Matthews NC 28105; Free; Sign up 15 minutes before the program at the train desk; 704-416-5000 for more information.

Sept. 19th (F) Storytime for children 11:00 - 11:30 AM; University City Regional Library, 301 East W.T. Harris Blvd, Charlotte, NC 38362; Free; Register http://www.cmlibrary.org/programs/ or (704) 416-7200.

Sept. 22nd (M) Sensory Story Time 10:30 - 11:15 AM; Beatties Ford Regional Library, 2412 Beatties Ford Road; Program for all ages; Walk-in program; Free; 704-416-3021.

Sept. 22nd (M) Sensory Program for children 11:15 AM - Noon; Mint Hill Library, 6840 Matthews - Mint Hill Road, Charlotte NC 28227; Children practice their communication, social, and participation skills through books and activities; Free; http://www.cmlibrary.org/programs/ or 704-416-5200 to register.

Sept. 26th (F) Storytime for children 10:15 - 10:45 AM; Matthews Regional Library, 230 Matthews Station St., Matthews NC 28105; Free; Sign up 15 minutes before the program at the train desk; 704-416-5000 for more information.

Sept. 26th (F) Sensory Program for Adults and their caregivers 10:30 - 11:15 AM; Scaleybark Library, 101 Scaleybark Road, Charlotte NC 28209; Free; Registration required. http://www.cmlibrary.org/programs/ or 704-416-6400 to register.

Sept. 27th (Sa) ASNC Sensory Friendly Films: Dolphin Tale 2 10:00 AM; Concord Mills 24; 2421 Concord Mills Blvd; Concord NC, AND Carolina Pavilion 22, 9541 South Blvd, Charlotte; $5.00

Sept. 29th (M) Sensory Story Time 10:30 - 11:15 AM; Beatties Ford Regional Library, 2412 Beatties Ford Road; Program for all ages; Walk-in program; Free; 704-416-3021.

Sept. 29th (M) Sensory Program for children 11:15 AM - Noon; Mint Hill Library, 6840 Matthews - Mint Hill Road, Charlotte NC 28227; Children practice their communication, social, and participation skills through books and activities; Free; http://www.cmlibrary.org/programs/ or 704-416-5200 to register.

Oct. 4th (Sa) Sensory Story Time 10:15 - 10:45 AM; South County Regional, 5801 Rea Road, Charlotte, NC 28277; Storytime for Children ages 3-7; Free; Registration in person or by calling 704-416-6600, option 2.

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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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.