We are very excited to announce our participation in BMW Drive for a Cause – a national summer test drive tour for charity stopping at BMW Centers across the country. Peake BMW (2630 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Kenner, LA 70062) has chosen to benefit the Autism Society of Greater New Orleans at their event on Saturday, July 9th (9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) and we’d love for you to join us! For every test drive taken, the wonderful people at Peake BMW will make a donation to our organization. We’ll be set up at the event to speak with attendees as they come by throughout the day to experience The Ultimate Driving Machine in head-to-head match-ups against its toughest competition from Mercedes-Benz and Porsche. If you’re in the market for a new vehicle and are considering BMW, I encourage you to sign-up for a test drive slot online.
We would like to thank Peake BMW for their generosity and support of the Autism Society of Greater New Orleans. We look forward to contributing to a successful BMW Drive for a Cause event on July 9th!
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. And this year’s conference, the 47th Annual Autism Society National Conference and Exposition, will be held in New Orleans, July 13 – 16, 2016! Find out more about the conference and how to register.
July 13, 2016 – Preconference
July 14-16 – Keynotes, Concurrent Sessions, and Exhibition Hall
The LSUHSC Department of Psychiatry through its NOLA Family and Community Centered Autism Spectrum Project is conducting research to assess the supportive service needs of families living with Autism. The results of the study will be released to the funding agency, the Institute of Mental Hygiene. If the results of the study are published your privacy will be protected and you will not be identified in any way. If you are a parent, guardian, or family member of an individual with Autism and would like to provide information about your experiences utilizing and accessing Autism related services in the Greater New Orleans area please click the following link to complete a short survey.
Parent Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VVTH5Q8
The Autism Society of Greater New Orleans is developing a three-year strategic plan and needs your help. By completing a short survey you will provide us with information that will ensure the development of goals and objectives that meet the needs of the communities we serve. The survey will take 3 – 5 minutes to complete. Take our survey now!
The Autism Society of Greater New Orleans is excited to announce two Family Game Night locations; one in Slidell and another in New Orleans! Family Game Night is an opportunity for children on the spectrum and their siblings to not only have fun but to learn while they are having fun. It is also an opportunity for parents to mingle and network with other parents. There will be an assortment of games with varying levels of physical activity, e.g., board games, interactive games, scavenger hunts, one-on-one, two-person or multi-player games. And there will be a variety of volunteers playing the games along with the children to assist with game instructions, rules, and modeling how to play the games appropriately. Come join us for some friendly family competition and some good ole fun! More information is available on our Family Game Night page.