Last updated: 2-27-14
(Kyle and his pet Chizzles)
(Kyle and his little sister, Rachel)
Well March is coming in like a "lion" and hopefully going out like a lamb. Now is the time we all start gearing up for Autism Awareness month activities in April. There are many enjoyable events for the entire family, so stay on the look out as I add many of them here. Don't forget to check the autismguards facebook page, so you don't miss a thing.
Gentle reminder to please protect the ones you love. Have an individual with autism who is at risk of wandering? If so check out "Big Red Safety Boxes" which are now available and provided free-of-charge! While supplies last, they can be requested at NAA’s site here > > http://bit.ly/1bvgWYe
So what is your latest endevour with/for your child, teen, adult? Ours is enrolling Kyle in a local YMCA that offers specialized classes for Kyle and teens like him. Kyle will also be joining music therapy at Music Works.
Do you have a teenager with Autism? I do! Actually, as I meet up with more and more parents of children with any special need, I am realizing that we aren't much different from one another. We all want our children to thrive and live out happy lives. I started this site to keep track of resources for developmentally delayed/neurologically impaired pre-teens and teens, because I am concerned about transitioning, especially from highschool to "the real world".
This is a parent and guardian resource/networking group, facilitating educational information and recreational resources for adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Autism Guards is a localized web-site for neighbors of Montgomery County (Conshohocken, Lafayette Hill, Norristown, East Noriton, North Whales, Blue Bell, Plymouth Meeting, Chestnut Hill, Flourtown, Springfield, etc...) and beyond. We are currently using social media to continue dialogue and spread valuable information and resources.
We do not have monthly meetings at this time, however, we do provide information on local area meetings that may be of interest to those in the Autism community.
You are encouraged to check out easily updated information via our Facebook page: Autismguards.
(Pictured above Kyle and his Mom, Tara)
All the Best,
P.S. Don't know where to start? * Autismspeaks.org
This site is listed there, along with many other great resources to help us all!
There are several valuable guidelines and outlines for the best ways to get started on advocating for your child or loved one. The tool kit that I have found most helpful for my own son is the Transition Tool Kit! They have an Employment Tool Kit and many others. They hold the market on research and many other things...
Keep a binder and good luck on your journey!
Saturday, March 8, 2014
The Empress Room at St. Helena's Church
1489 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422
Variety - The Children's Charity will be holding its 5th annual "Vegas at Variety" fundraiser to raise money for children and youth with disabilities living right in our community on March 8th and we'd love to see you there!
Tickets will be $40 per person in advance;
$50 per person at the door
(Admission includes $25 in casino chips, food and drinks)
Purchase your tickets today!
Mike Hazlett at (610) 584-4366 or email@example.com!
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Variety Club Camp and Developmental Center
2950 Potshop Road
Worcester, PA 19490
P: (610) 584-4366
F: (610) 584-5586
509 Gravel Pike, Collegeville, PA
March 26, 2014 - 6:30-8:30
The Montgomery County Intermediate Unit is pleased to present an evening of resources for families, educators, and students ages 3 to 21. As many as 50 vendors will be on hand to discuss supports to students across disabilities
- Parents meeting this Wednesday!
- Wednesday. February 26, 2014 at 6:30 pm
- Where: St. John Chrysostom Church 617 S. Providence Road Wallingford, PA 19086
- Register: 610 – 328-3824
(see Resources page for more info)
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Saturday, March 8