A tremendous ‘Thank You’ is in order for Harris Wiltsher and Willie Williams with Wonluv Entertainment Group. These two gentlemen coordinated the Downtown Sax in the City “Charity Through Music” event that was held last month to benefit FSU CARD. In addition, Soul Xone provided the music and Antonio Rayford with A&R Catering Creations provided the food. Thank you for such a lovely evening!
For future “Charity Through Music” events, check out the Wonluv Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/406459299480417/
The next fundraising event to benefit FSU CARD and the FSU Autism Institute Foundation will be held in association with the Venvi Art Gallery Grand Opening November 7th where 25% of Gallery sales during opening week will be donated to the Autism Institute!! Also for Grand Opening week, several pieces from the 2014 and 2015 Artists and Autism art contest will be on display. More information will be available soon.
Several existing training opportunities are highlighted in this month’s newsletter.
-First, I want to make sure you are aware of a new training series on relationships that FSU CARD is kicking off. Starting September 28th, Tammy Dasher will be hosting the Monday Meet-Ups Relationship Series for adults with ASD. This series will cover important topics such as dating etiquette and repairing relationships. Check out the flier in this newsletter for more information.
-On December 14-15 we are offering a Classroom SCERTS Intervention training presented by Emily Rubin. Ms. Rubin is an internationally known consultant to educational programs and an author of the SCERTS Model. This training will be aimed at educators but will be appropriate for family members to attend as well. Be on the lookout for registration information and check out the save the date flier in this newsletter for more information.
–The 23rd Annual CARD Conference will be held January 29-31 at the Florida Hotel & Conference Center in Orlando, Florida. In addition to the save the date flier in this newsletter, you can see conference details at cardconference.net.
Lindee Morgan, PhD
Director, FSU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities
Making Sense of Middle School – Tips and Tools
Presented by Chrissy Ogilvie, Crystal Gray-Hewett, and Karen Williams
Greetings! Welcome to the first edition of Making Sense of Middle School, a special section of the newsletter dedicated to tips and tools for families and professionals working with middle school children. Each month, we will include best practices information about strategies to help navigate the middle school years.
When people think of October, Halloween often comes to mind; a time for make-believe, candy, and trick-or-treating. However, Halloween can be a time of sensory overload and overwhelming activities. Below are some tips for having a safe and enjoyable Halloween!