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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

April Calendar

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

Apr. 16th (Th) Autism Society: After the Diagnosis: Get Answers, Get Help, Get Going! 9:30 AM - Noon; Autism Society of NC Charlotte Area Services Office, 8420 University Executive Park Drive, #810, Charlotte; FREE informational workshop for parents and grandparents of children 8 years or younger recently diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. For more information or to register, contact Nancy Popkinnpopkin@autismsociety-nc.org Register here by April 13th.

Apr. 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.

Apr. 16th (Th) ASNC-MCC Meeting: Transitions 7:00 - 9:00 PM; St. John's Episcopal Church, 1623 Carmel Rd., Charlotte; Second floor;

Apr. 18th (Sa) ASNC-MCC Spring Recreation Event 10:00 AM; The Schiele Museum, 1500 East Garrison Boulevard, Gastonia, NC 28054; (Meet under the T-Rex at the Entrance); Cost: Adults $7, Children (4-18) $6; To RSVP or for more information, contact Jeremy Scharpenberg 704-962-4082 recreation@asncmeck.org or Bobby Lee 704-534-1797 events@asncmeck.org

Apr. 18th (Sa) Sensory Friendly Movie-"Underdogs" 10:00 AM; AMC Carolina Pavillion 9541 South Blvd Charlotte, NC 28273; AMC Concord Mills 8421 Concord Mills, NC 28027 matinee ticket prices

Apr. 18th (Sa) Guiding Parents to Services - Autism and the Restoration Model; Dr. Jean-Ronel Corbier, Neurologist, Director of the Neurology Wellness Center 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

Apr. 21st (Tu) Autism Aware Fare Eat out at participating restaurants to support programs for autism in the community. What's raised here, stays here! Click here for a list of participating restaurants.

Apr. 22nd (W) and Apr. 29th (W) Training on Autism and Ways to Engage Your Young Child 10:30 AM - Noon, Free, The Learning Collaborative (next to the Johnston Y on North Davidson) Training will be translated into Spanish. Offered by Dianne Alexander, Coordinator GPS.

Apr. 23rd (Th) Sensory Storytime 6:00 - 6:30 PM; Imaginon 300 E 7th St., Charlotte, NC; storytime filled with stories, songs, and activities specifically designed for children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues, or other developmental disabilities. No registration required. Please call (704) 416-4630 for more information.

Apr. 24th (F) Adult Sensory Storytime 10:30 - 11:15 AM; Scaleybark Library, 101 Scaleybark Road, Charlotte NC 28209; Register online by midnight on April 21. Please call (704) 416-6400 for more information.

Apr. 25 (Sa) Ales for Autism 5:00 - 9:00 PM; Benefits Autism Charlotte, click here for more information

Apr. 25 (Sa-Sun) Camp Royall Family Camping 250 Bill Ash Rd Moncure, NC 27559; For more information, call 919-542-1033 or email camproyall@autismsociety-nc.org

May 9 (Sa) Autism Horizon's Foundation 5K and Fun Run Providence Plantation, click here for more information

May 14 (Th) Catwalk for Camp The Old Mecklenburg Brewery 4150 Yancey Rd, Charlotte, NC 28217; Supporting scholarships for summer campers to attend Camp Royall. Bringing together businesses, parents, and local celebrities for fun, fashion, and sharing. For more information about volunteering or supporting the 2015 Catwalk to Camp events, contact Kristy White, Chief Development Officer, at 919-865-5086 or email kwhite@autismsociety-nc.org

May. 16th (Sa) Guiding Parents to Services - Adding Books and Literacy to Your Child's World; Library Staff - Viviette White, Larisa Martin, Amrita Patel 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

Jun. 20th (Sa) Guiding Parents to Services - Finding Teaching Moments All Day Long; Dianne Alexander, GPS 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.