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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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8420 University Executive Park Drive, Suite 810
Charlotte, NC 28262

April Calendar

Apr. 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.

Apr. 11th (F) Tweens and Teens at the Movies 6:45 - 8:30 PM; Myers Park Presbyterian Church, Room D-101, 2501 Oxford Place, Charlotte; Movie is High School Musical; Free; RSVP to Stewart Tonissen tonissen03@yahoo.com or 704-519-8405.

Apr. 11th (Sa) ASNC-MCC Downtown Coffee 9:00 - 10:30 AM; Starbucks at Gateway Village, 900 W Trade St, Charlotte, NC 28202; Join us to talk, discuss, share and network; parking is usually free all around the buildings on Saturdays (unless there is an event or marathon); Questions or RSVP to ucitycoffee@asncmeck.org

Apr. 12th (Sa) Sensory Story Time 10:30 - 11:00 AM; South County Regional, 5801 Rea Road, Charlotte, NC 28277; Children 3-7; Free; Registration required; 704-416-6600, option 2, to register or for more information.

Apr. 14th (M) Sensory Story Time 10:30 - 11:30 AM; Beatties Ford Regional Library, 2412 Beatties Ford Road; Program for all ages; Walk-in program; Free; 704-416-3000.

Apr. 14th (M) Sensory Program for children and their caregivers 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; Registration required. http://www.cmlibrary.org/programs/ or 704-416-5200 to register.

Apr. 16th (W) ASNC-MCC North Coffee 9:00 AM; Panera Bread near Northlake Mall, 9309 Center Lake Drive, Charlotte, NC 28216; Join us for coffee and conversation; Questions or RSVP to northcoffee@asncmeck.org.

Apr. 17th (Th) Sensory Program for Adults with disabilities and their caregivers 1:00 - 2:00 PM; Independence Regional Library, 6000 Conference Dr., Charlotte NC 28212; Adults; Sensory program with books, songs, movement and art; Free; 704-416-4800 for more information.

Apr. 17th (Th) Circle of Friends 7:00 - 8:30 PM; Forest Hills Church, 7224 Park Road, Charlotte; Music, snacks and lively entertainment (note: this can be crowded so it may not be appropriate for all individuals with ASD); Free; ooffriends@gmail.com

Apr. 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.

Apr. 19th (Sa) ASNC Sensory Friendly Films: Rio 2 10:00 AM; Concord Mills 24; 2421 Concord Mills Blvd; Concord NC, AND Carolina Pavilion 22, 9541 South Blvd, Charlotte; $5.00; See https://www.amctheatres.com/programs/sensory-friendly-films/ for more information.

Apr. 21st (M) Sensory Story Time 10:30 - 11:30 AM; Beatties Ford Regional Library, 2412 Beatties Ford Road; Program for all ages; Walk-in program; Free; 704-416-3000.

Apr. 21st (M) Sensory Program for children and their caregivers 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; Registration required. http://www.cmlibrary.org/programs/ or 704-416-5200 to register.

Apr. 22nd (Tu) ASNC-MCC South Coffee 9:00 AM; LePeep in the Arboretum, 8140-100 Providence Rd, Charlotte; Join us for coffee and conversation. Questions or RSVP to southcoffee@asncmeck.org.

Apr. 22nd (Tu) Autism Aware Fare Eat out at participating restaurants to support programs for autism in the community. What's raised here, stays here! http://www.autismawarefare.org/ for a list of participating restaurants.

Apr. 24th (Th) Autism Society: After the Diagnosis - Get Going, Get Help 9:30 AM - Noon; 8420 University Executive Park Drive, #810, Charlotte; After the Diagnosis: Get Answers, Get Help, Get Going!; Free; For more information, contact Nancy Popkin npopkin@autismsociety-nc.org

Apr. 24th (Th) Circle of Friends 7:00 - 8:30 PM; Forest Hills Church, 7224 Park Road, Charlotte; Music, snacks and lively entertainment (note: this can be crowded so it may not be appropriate for all individuals with ASD); Free; ooffriends@gmail.com

Apr. 27th (Su) Sibshops1:00 - 4:00 PM; The Junior League Building, 1322 Maryland Avenue, Charlotte; Sibshops is a chance for 7-12 years olds who have siblings with special needs to talk with others, learn more about disabilities and have fun; Sponsored by Family Support Network and The Junior League of Charlotte; Free; Register with Kelly Perez at http://workshops@familysupportcharlotte.org or 704-366-7173.

Apr. 28th (M) Sensory Story Time 10:30 - 11:30 AM; Beatties Ford Regional Library, 2412 Beatties Ford Road; Program for all ages; Walk-in program; Free; 704-416-3000.

Apr. 28th (M) Sensory Program for children and their caregivers 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; Registration required. http://www.cmlibrary.org/programs/ or 704-416-5200 to register.

Apr. 28th (M) Sensory Program for Adults and their caregivers 1:00 - 2:00 PM; Mint Hill Library, 6840 Matthews - Mint Hill Road, Charlotte NC 28227; Free; Registration required. http://www.cmlibrary.org/programs/ or 704-416-5200 to register.

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.