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Events - Missouri Autism Report
MISSOURI AUTISM NEWS
www.MoAutismReport.com
February 2011
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February 2011 Events
SAVE THESE DATES !
Wed., March 2, 2011 Behavior Conference at Library
Center from 8:30-3:30, sponsored by Down Syndrome
Group of the Ozarks and will address topics of functional
behavior assessments, behavior plans, learning
techniques and specific behavior issues.
For more
information go to www.ozarksdsg.org.
Thursday, March 3, 2011, Dr. Temple Grandin at
O’Reilly Family Event Center on Drury campus at
11-12:00. Event is free and no registration is required.
Additional info, email [email protected]
Aaron Likens, author of “Finding Kansas”, an
individual with Asperger’s Syndrome, will be speaking in
Southwest MO on theses dates: Mar. 31, 6-7:30 pm in
Lebanon, MO., April 1, 10:30am-noon in Bolivar, April 1,
6-7:30pm in Mtn. Grove, April 2, 10:30am-noon in
Springfield, April 7, 6-7:30pm in Nevada, April 8, 10:30noon in Monett and April 9, 10:30-noon in Jopin. To find
out more about Aaron, go to http://
lifeontheothersideofthewall.blogspot.com.
April 15-16, 2011 Autism Intervention Conference at
Holiday Inn Executive Ctr, Columbia, MO. Includes two
preconference workshops April 14. Several break-out
sessions available at conference. For parents and
professionals.
Visit
http://
thompsoncenter.missouri.edu for more information.
Thursday, May 5, 2011 Disability Prayer Breakfast at Living Hope Fellowship at 9:30 am. Prayer and fellowship
at this annual event (previously the Autism Prayer Breakfast and then the Children's Disability Prayer Breakfast),
in celebration of the National Day of Prayer. Rebecca and Jonathan Hosack, Directors, Through the Roof
www.ttrspringfield.org or call 417-894-7844
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February 2011 Events
Events for Springfield, Branson and surrounding area...
Tuesdays, February
1, 8, 15, 22
Troop 2 meetings for Boy Scouts
of America, every Tues. at 7-8:30
pm at Arc of the Ozarks. Contact
Teddy Heaton, (417)883-6680
[email protected]
Wednesdays, February
2, 9, 16, 23
Single Mom’s support group
every Wed. at South Haven Baptist
Church, 2353 S. Campbell from
6:15-7:30 pm, Rm 210. Dinner
served between 5-6 pm. Childcare
provided. Most moms attending
have special needs kids, including
several on the spectrum. Please
RSVP to Kathy Meyer
(417)-496-2773
www.thecaringpeople.org
Tuesday, February 1
Family Bridges Spfd-Willard
Support Mtg. and potluck (1st Tues)
6-8pm at Evergreen Church, 3225
North Fm Rd 123. Kidz Club and
Youth programs provided for
children with or without disabilities.
Faith Based.
Call Dottie 417-863-1605
[email protected]
Wednesday, February 2
Reading Pals at Republic Branch
Library -. 3:30 pm for grades K-5.
Our friends from Pet Therapy of the
Ozarks need your help, they love
good story but can't read. Practice
your reading skills with these
loveable dog friends.
Behavior Conference at Library
Center from 8:30-3:30, sponsored
by Down Syndrome Group of the
Ozarks and will address topics of
functional behavior assessments,
behavior plans, learning techniques
and specific behavior issues. For
more information go to
www.ozarksdsg.org.
www.MoAutismReport.com
Touchpoint Adult Life Skills
Group, 5-7pm on what it means to
“budget”. Springfield office, 1740 S.
Glenstone, Suite S, (417)890-1399
or (800)420-7410
Tuesday, February 8
SEPTA Executive ‘Board Mtg. (2nd
Tues.) SW Center for Independent
Living (SCIL) on Nettleton. Open to
Public.
www.springfieldsepta.org
Family Bridges Nixa Support Mtg.
and potluck (2nd Tues) 6-8pm at
Redeemer Lutheran. Kidz Club and
Youth programs provided for
children with or without disabilities.
Faith Based.
Call 417-863-1605
[email protected]
Family Bridges Monett Support
Mtg. and potluck (2nd Thurs.) 6-8pm
at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Kidz
Club and Youth programs provided
for children with or without
disabilities. Faith Based.
Call 417-863-1605
[email protected]
Saturday, February 12
SWAN (SouthWest Autism
Network) meeting, formerly
Autism Support Group (2nd Sat.)
at Cox South Hospital, mtg. Rm A,
from 1-3pm. Special speaker on
SLEEP AND AUTISM This is our
last meeting at Cox Hospital
location. Contact Dayna Busch
(417)209-0103
[email protected]
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Touchpoint Adult Valentine Party,
SCAN of Lebanon support meeting 5-7pm. Snacks, Valentine cards and
(2nd Wed.)at Stringbeans Childcare,
Karaoke! Springfield office, 1740 S.
511 Harrison, Lebanon. 6:30 pm
Glenstone, Suite S, (417)890-1399
Topic: Resources and ideas
or (800)420-7410
RSVP on Facebook
Terry (417)718-7081
[email protected]
Wednesday, February 9
Friday, February 11
Sweetheart Dance at Arc of the
Ozarks. Join us for music and
dancing. Light refreshments will
be served. 6-8PM. Cost is $2. A
ride to the dance is available for
those in Springfield city limits for
$1 but you must RSVP by 2/9.
Call Mary at 864-7887. 4
Kids of Creation in partnership
with Behavioral Intervention
Solutions (BIS) is offering weekly
summer camps
BIS will provide "camp buddies"
to assist children as needed
Touchpoint Art Group, 6-7:30pm
while at camp. Specialized
at Springfield office, 1740 S.
classrooms available for those
Glenstone, Suite S, (417)890-1399
needing extra support.
or (800)420-74101
Registration opens March 1
Parent Training Sensory
Procesing 9-3:30 at Burrell
Behavioural Health. Early
Registration Recommended.
Melissa Davenport (417)269-0304
7Thursday,
February 10
Kids of Creation office
Wesley United Methodist
922 W. Republic Rd.
Springfield, MO
883-1021 x128
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February 2011 Events
Events for Springfield, Branson and surrounding area...
snacks.RSVP by Friday, February
11 at 573-364-1266.
People First of Springfield
monthly meeting, 11 am to 12:00 pm
at the Library Center in the Annie
Monday, February 21
Busch Auditorium. Marisa Clary at
Touchpoint Respite Care
886-7180 or [email protected]
available, 9am-4pm. Call to get on
waiting list (417)890-1399 or
(800)420-7410
Monday, February 14
Saturday, February 12
SCIL Board Mtg. (2nd Monday)
5:30 pm. ) Open to public. Call to
confirm mtg. date and time.
Contact (417)886-1188
www.swcil.org
Tuesday, February 15
Enabled Servivce (3rd Tues)
Central Assembly of God Fusion
Center. Contact Ethel Campbell at
343-9027 or
[email protected]
Thursday, February 17
SEPTA Take Your Family to
School event. Families with children
in Springfield's Early Childhood
Special Education Programs will be
invited to attend. Therapeutic
activities that the parents can use at
home will be demonstrated.
Contact the ECSE office.
Saturday, February 19
Movie Night at Arc of the Ozarks.
Join us for a movie on the big
screen. Light refreshments are
provided. Cost is $2. Call Mary at
864-7887 for information
Through the Roof Disability
Ministry Trainingfrom 9 am to 4 pm
at the First Assembly of God church
in Rolla, MO.cost is only $10 and
includes your materials, lunch and
Tuesday, February 22
Enabled Service (3rd Tues.)
Central A/G Fusion Center, 1321
Campbell Ave. , Spfd.
Ethel Campbell (417)343-9027
[email protected]
Family Bridges Republic Support
Mtg (4th Tues),6:30-8pm, Calvary
Baptist Church, Hwy 60 near Burger
King. Children activities and snacks
will be provided.
Call Becky (417)840-2772
[email protected]
Touchpoint Sib-Shop, 6-7:30pm.
Open to siblings ages 10 and up.
Springfield office, 1740 S.
Glenstone, Suite S, (417)890-1399
or (800)420-7410
Wednesday, February 23
Touchpoint Adult Social Skills
Group, 5-7pm, conversation
skills at Springfield office, 1740 S.
Glenstone, Suite S, (417)890-1399
or (800)420-7410
Thursday, February 24
Every Child Ready to Read
Workshop, Spfd. Library Center
6 - 7 pm in the story hour room.
Caregivers and parents will learn
new and fun ways to develop
Disability Law
Social Security
“It’s all we do”
www.parmelelawfirm.com
417-889-2570
children's pre-reading skills during
this early literacy workshop.
Caregivers will receive one hour of
training credit and parents a new
book for their child. Registration
starts February 14; call 882-0714
Friday, February 25
Through the Roof worship
services for individuals with
disabilities and their families (LAST
Friday of month) at Living Hope
Fellowship, at their new building
located at 1624 E. Blaine, Spfld.
Contact Jonathan & Rebecca
Hosack, 417-894-7844
[email protected]
SCAN of Lebanon support meeting
(Last Fri.) at Stringbeans Childcare,
511 Harrison, Lebanon. 6:30 pm
Topic: IEPs and Special Education
RSVP on Facebook
Terry (417)718-7081
[email protected]
Saturday, February 26
Countdown to Kindergarten:
10:30 am to 11:30 am Library
Center story hour room for ages 4-5
and parents. This program is
designed for parents and their
children who will be entering
kindergarten in fall 2011. Cosponsored by the Missouri Parent
Information and Resource Center
(MO-PIRC) Registration starts
February 14; call 882-0714
Friday, March 4
*NEW* Touchpoint Dad’s Nite Out,
6-8pm. Respite available at
Springfield office while dads have
opportunity to network. 1740 S.
PARMELE
Law Firm, P.C.
830 E. Primrose St. Dan Parmele Former Senior Staff Attorney
Springfield, MO
with the Social Security Administration
Mo Supreme Court Rule 4-7.2 The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements.
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February 2011 Events
JOPLIN AREA ASD EVENTS..........
Tuesday, February 1
Monday, February 28
Autism Support Group, Joplin meets first Tuesday of Touchpoint Video Game Social Group, 4:30-5:30 pm,
month, 6-8 pm, at Freeman Business Center games and snacks. Nevada - location to be determined.
conference room, 3220 McClelland Blvd. Sponsored by (417)781-3616 or (800)420-7410
Ozark Ctr. for Autism. Respite care not provided at this
time. Contact (417)347-7850.
Fundraising Event!!!
ChuckE.Cheese’s Party, Joplin(1st Tuesday)
3:00 pm 101N. Rangeline Rd. benefits Magic
Moments Riding Therapy. Jeanne (417)325-4490
http://ridingtherapy.com/
Wednesday, February 9
Touchpoint Valentine Party 6-7:15pm Snacks
and Dancing! Joplin office at 1211 S. Illinois
(417)781-3616 or (800)420-7410
Thursday, February 10
Touchpoint Open Mic Karaoke & Poetry Night,
(Adults) snacks & games. 3-5 pm Joplin office at
1211 S. Illinois, (417)781-3616 or (800)420-7410
Thursday, February 17
Touchpoint Adult Social Group & Games,
noon-2pm. Snacks & Games. Joplin office at 1211
S. Illinois (417)781-3616 or (800)420-7410
Friday, February 25
Touchpoints of Autism Work-shop, 9am-5pm.
“What is Autism” Joplin office at 1211 S. Illinois
(417)781-3616 or (800)420-7410
Announcements.......
Fundraising
Event!!!
Magic Moments Riding
Therapy
will be having a Bowling
Round up on
February 12, 2011. To get
packets and more info
contact Jeanne (417)325-4490
http://ridingtherapy.com/
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February 2011 Events
ASD Events in St Louis....
Saturday, February 12
Sensory Friendly Films presents
Gnomeo & Juliet, 10 am. Tickets
are $4-6 depending on location and
can be purchased on the day of the
event. To find a participating AMC
theatre near you go to www.autismsociety.org/sensoryfilms
Parent Workshops by St. Louis SSD
Feb. 1, 6:30-9 pm - Effective Practices for Challenging Behavior
provides strategies to improve compliance.
Saturday, February 12
Feb. 2, 6:30-8:30 pm or Feb. 3, 1:30-3:30 pm Social Communication,
Emotional Regulation andTransaction Supports for Parents of
Students with Autism.
Feb 7, 14, 28, Mar.7, 6:30-8:30 pm - Signs with Families In Mind sign language for the family. Children 1
Tuesday, February 15
P.A.D.D. Special Needs Financial
Planning Workshop 6-8pm at 810
Progress Dr., Farmington, MO.
RSVP to [email protected]
or (866)573-8201
Feb. 7 & 14, 9-11:30 am - Planning for the Future (graduation and
beyond)
Feb. 15, 9-11am, Mar. 29, 7-9pm School orientation
Registration required (314)989-7807 or 711 (Deaf/HOH) or
register online www.solutionwhere.com/ssd
Wednesday, February 23
KANSAS CITY/COLUMBIA ASD EVENTS
Saturday, February 19
Wandering Prevention and Safety
meeting 11 am - 4 pm at Central
Community Church, 6100 W. Maple,
Witchita, KS. Admission is FREE. Many
speakers. Sponsored by the Mason Allen
Medlam Foundation for Autism Safety.
Please RSVP to
[email protected]
What is happening
in your area?
Send upcoming
events to
[email protected]
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Understanding the IEP Process
1-4 pm at PACT Actiity Center, 1107
Co.Club Dr., Kirksville, MO. to
register call Christy Roberts
877)341-2102 or email
[email protected]
www.ptimpact.org
Monthly ASD Support Group, 4th
Wed. of month 7-8:30pm at
Gateway Center for the Arts, 204
Elm St., Washington, MO.
Call Kim (636)239-8939
SPECIAL NEEDS PLANNING WORKSHOP SERIES
For parents of children with special needs
HILLTOP AT BRIARCLIFF COMMUNITY MEETING ROOM
1251 NW BRIARCLIFF PKWY, SUITE 80
KANSAS CITY, MO 64116
(816) 741-1100
6:oo pm
Tuesday, January 25: SPECIAL NEEDS PLANNING
Thursday, February 17: GUARDIANSHIP PLANNING
Tuesday, March 22: TRANSITION PLANNING
Presenter, Scott Adams, CFP, is the father of six children, three with special
needs.
Through educational workshops, Scott explains Social Security,
Special Needs Trusts, and Guardianship alternatives. Most importantly, he
will highlight the legal and financial requirements of special needs planning.
www.MoAutismReport.com
MISSOURI AUTISM NEWS
February 2011
Rivendale Institute partners with SESI Schools
SPRINGFIELD, MO. – Jan. 24, 2011
– The Rivendale Institute of Learning
and Center for Autism have forged a
partnership with Specialized Education
Services Inc. (SESI), one of the
nation’s premiere special education
providers.
“This exciting partnership
with SESI Schools will allow
Rivendale schools to grow and enhance
our ability to educate children with
autism and other learning differences,”
Rivendale insitute provides
ABA alternative to public
school for ASD children
said school director Kerri Duncan,
Ed.D.
The Rivendale Center for
Autism is the only private school for
children with autism in southwest
Missouri that uses Applied Behavior
Analysis (ABA) therapy in its
curriculum and offers its students, ages
3-to-10, intensive individualized
instruction. ABA therapy is recognized
by experts as the most effective
treatment for children with Autism
Spectrum Disorders.
“SESI Schools already has
significant experience educating
children with autism, but our exciting
new relationship with the Rivendale
schools solidifies our national footprint
as a leader in the education of children
on the autism spectrum,” said Michael
Kaufman, CEO of the SESI Schools
based in Yardley, Pa.
SESI offers a variety of
special education programs at 45
schools in 11 states and the District of
Columbia for pupils with a broad range
of development and physical
disabilities, learning deficiencies, and
social, behavioral and emotional issues.
“Rivendale has dedicated
leaders and a caring staff who are
doing great things for their students,”
Kaufman said. “I expect Rivendale to
serve as a successful model for other
SESI Schools in educating students on
the autism spectrum.”
“Missouri is a progressive and
forward-thinking state where public
school leaders recognize the merit of
going outside their districts to do
what’s best for students with special
needs,” said Kaufman.
Duncan said the merger with
SESI Schools will also help the
Rivendale schools adapt to a landmark
Missouri law that went into effect Jan.
1, 2011, which requires insurance
companies to provide coverage for
children with autism who receive
Applied Behavioral Analysis therapy.
More information about SESI
Schools, the Rivendale Institute of
Learning and the Center for Autism is
available at:
"http://
www.sesischools.com/
rivendale_center_for_autism_institute_
of_learning" www.sesischools.com/
rivendale_center_for_autism_institute_
Faces of Autism on display at St. John’s
Lillian Thompson of
Newton, KS and Diana
Schleuning of Mountain
View, MO look at the
Faces Of Autism on
display in the lobby of St.
John's Hospital,
Springfield, MO.
Faces of Autism, a
project by Freedom
Photgraphy, will remain
on display until February
15, 2011.
(Photo by Lisa D. Finger)
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MISSOURI AUTISM NEWS
February 2011
DCO Seeks Employers to fill employment need
by MAR staff writer
Developmental Center of the Ozarks (DCO) Employment Services is a nationally accredited program that assists
disabled individuals in finding employment in the Springfield and Branson areas. The program includes preemployment classes, work skill needs, career development, support services and integration into the work community.
To be a part of the program, individuals must be over the age of 16 and referred through Vocational Rehabilitation.
Applicants are then assesed to determine specific areas of interest, ability and need. Job Coaches provide training and
on-the-job supervision.
DCO employment program is now training work crews for employment.
This group model of employment enables organizations to employ a group of individuals to work on site with a DCO
job coach alongside. For example, the cleaning work crew cleans a local business once a week. Not only does the
business end up with a clean space, but there is guaranteed attendance, quality control by the
DCO job coach. As a contracted program with DCO, there is the benefit of having no taxes or
benefits paid by the company.
Presently, DCO is looking for businesses who might be interested in the possiblity of a
DCO individuals or work crews assisting in their business. Presently, in both Greene and Taney
Counties, adult workers are ready to begin employment "There's a great sense of pride in
having a job. We're so honored to be able to help adults in our employment programs find a job
that fits their skills, and helping employers fill these gaps with qualified staff" says Marisa
DeClue, DCO Public Relations Director (pictured right). For more information, call
(417)829-0852.
Homemade Honey Puffs Cereal
10 cups of puffed rice, corn, millet, or cereal flakes
(or mixture)
3/4 c. olive or coconut oil
2/3 c. honey
1/3 t salt
1/3 c. carob powder (opt.)
Combine cereal in large mixing bowl.
Combine oil, honey, and salt. Mix well and poor over cereal mixture. Mix together with large spoon, or
with hands. (This will be a sticky mixture.) If desired, sprinkle carob powder evenly over mixture and
mix with spoon. Since mixture may need to be separated into two batches for baking, you can make one
carob and one plain.
Spread mixture onto a large baking pan. Put onto top rack of oven and bake for 10 minutes. Stir in pan,
then repeat for 5 minute interavals until lighly browned. This is wonderful served cold or hot from the
oven, with soy or rice milk. Keep for several weeks in a sealed plastic container. A wonderful alternative
to those expensive flavored cereals. Garnish with nuts and dried or fresh fruit, as desired.
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