The Autism Society of Greater New Orleans and Brushes, Buddies, and Beyond by JBJ Creations are pleased to announce more Brushes, Buddies, and Beyond for Autism art club sessions for individuals on the autism spectrum age 8 years and older. The new sessions will be held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month beginning January 19, 2016 through April 19, 2016 from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at Covenant United Methodist Church (115 East D’Amour St., Chalmette, LA 70043). Novice and seasoned artists are welcomed. A maximum of 15 participants will be accepted. The annual membership fee is $20.00. Click HERE to read more.
Family Game Night continues on Friday, February 12, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Slidell Memorial Hospital Wellness Pavilion/Community Outreach Center. More information and how to register is available HERE.
Parent Training in ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis)
Register now for the FREE Parent Training in ABA workshop presented by Butterfly Effects, Families Helping Families of Jefferson, and the Autism Society of Greater New Orleans to be held on Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the East Bank Regional Library in Metairie. Learn techniques to better understand and correctly respond to your child’s challenging behavior and how to promote social and communication skills in every day activities. Click HERE for more information and to register. Please note that we are not able to provide child care.
Our Lady of Holy Cross College Business Club Golf Tournament
Celebrity Golfer Terry McDermott from NBC’s The Voice!
Come Tee it up on Monday, March 7, 2016 and support the Autism Society of Greater New Orleans! Mention the Autism Society when you sign up and an additional 10% from each sponsorship/team will go back to Autism Society of Greater New Orleans.
12th Annual Autism Awareness Festival
Our 12th Annual Autism Awareness Festival will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at First Baptist New Orleans! Join us and help us raise funds to support all our local families residing in Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, and St. Tammany Parishes. Check out our call for sponsors, resource agencies, and vendors. Click HERE to read more!
ABA for Teachers and Other Professionals
Register now for the FREE ABA Training for Teachers and Other Professionals presented by Butterfly Effects, Families Helping Families of Jefferson, and the Autism Society of Greater New Orleans to be held on Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the East Bank Regional Library in Metairie. This workshop is specifically designed for teachers and other professionals such as Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, and Speech Language Pathologists.
During the workshop participants will learn about the principles of ABA and how to implement these interventions in their classrooms and their sessions. ABA is derived from the basic principles of behavior outlined by psychologist B.F. Skinner. Thousands of journal articles and books have demonstrated that ABA can be used to solve some of the most difficult behavioral problems.
Click HERE for more information and to register.
47th Annual Autism Society National Conference in New Orleans!
Since 1965, the Autism Society has embraced its mission to make a better world for all with autism. Shortly after its founding, the Autism Society held an inaugural national conference to discuss the state of children with autism in America. This meeting brought together parents of children with autism to share resources, experiences and develop strategies to be effective advocates for their children.
Today, the Autism Society’s annual conference represents one of the largest gathering of autism families, service providers, educators, policymakers and key allies in the disability community. Information on keynote speakers and sessions will be made available in early 2016. Here you will find a comprehensive guide to the Autism Society National Conference.
July 13, 2016 – Preconference
July 14-16 – Keynotes, Concurrent Sessions, and Exhibition Hall
Click HERE for more information and how to register.
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Socks for a Cause
Sock101 and the Autism Society of Greater New Orleans are excited to have teamed up to create a way to assist in supporting Autism. For every pair of socks sold, $3 will go directly to the Autism Society of Greater New Orleans to improve the lives of all affected by autism by increasing public awareness, advocating for appropriate services, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research, and advocacy. Click HERE to read more.