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INLAND EMPIRE AUTISM AWARENESS EVENTS

*  Winter 2017 *

ONGOING

AMC Sensory Friendly Films

AMC Theaters

AMC is proud to partner with the Autism Society to bring you unique movie showings where you can feel free to be you! We turn the lights up, and turn the sound down so you can get up, dance, walk, shout, or sing!

Upcoming showings:

Rock Dog: February 25, 2017

Fist Fight: February 28, 2017

*Please call location for specific showtimes

Participating Theaters:

AMC Downtown Disney 12 - 1565 Disneyland Dr. Anaheim, CA 92802

AMC Ontario Mills 30 - 4549 Mills Cir. Ontario, CA 91764

AMC Orange 30 - 20 City Blvd. W. Suite E. Orange, CA 92868

AMC Tyler Galleria 16 - 3775 Tyler Ave. Riverside, CA 92503

Cost:

Matinée: $6.29

Evening: $12.49 for adults, $9.49 for children, $10.99 w/student, senior, or military discount. 

 

Danny’s Farm

Special Animals for Special Kids Petting Zoo

We provide a farm setting which offers a safe, peaceful, and loving environment for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Together with our farm animals, our programming and vocational training, our goals are to provide opportunities for discovery and learning.

We are a non-profit, organization and depend greatly on the community for support. Please join us and help us make a difference!

Date: Most Saturdays, March - October. Call or visit DF Facebook page for schedule

Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Location: 4102 S. University Dr., Pomona, CA 91768

Phone: (909) 896-7741

Cost: $4/child (walking - 17 years old), one free adult admission with each paid child

 

Petting Zoo Tours

Mr. Joe’s Farm

In addition to providing fun and affordable entertainment for families and groups of all kinds, we also use our farm as a special place to empower people with special needs.  We have already had events and farm tours for people with Autism, Down Syndrome, and the Hearing Impaired.  Every week we have mentally and physically challenged  adults from three different organizations come and help out with various tasks on the farm.  In addition, we are blessed to receive help from other individuals and groups who donate their time to help us on the farm.

Date/Time: Please call or email to schedule a tour

Monday - Friday (10am-4pm)

Sunday (1pm-4pm)

Location: Perris, CA (Ask for address upon scheduling your tour)

Phone: (951) 657-8408

Email: info@mrjoesfarm.org

Cost: Donation Only (no set fees)

 

Stretching & Exercise Program

PossAbilities

Come stretch and exercise with other members of PossAbilities

**For more information regarding PossAbilities’ programs, visit Loma Linda’s PossAbilities’ website: www.teampossabilities.org

Dates: Mondays 10:00am - 11:00am

Location: Drayson Center, Studio “B”, 25040 Stewart St., Loma Linda, CA 92354

Phone: (909) 558-6384

Email: possabilities@llu.edu

 

FEBRUARY

Sky High Night and Walk Volunteer Meeting

Inland Empire Autism Society

Location: Sky High Sports, 3230 Cornerstone Dr., Mira Loma, CA 91752

Phone: (951) 681-5867

Date: February 15, 2017

Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

 

2017 Orange County Santa Ana Unified School District Spring School Athletics Competition

Special Olympics Southern California 

Come cheer on Special Olympics school athletes from around Orange County on as they compete in track & field events at Santa Ana Valley High School!

Date: February 24, 2017, 9am-2pm

Location: Santa Ana Valley High School, 1801 S Greenville St., Santa Ana, CA 92704

Email: jcabrara@sosc.org or lmarksbury@sosc.org

 

Disability Sports Festival

Desert Recreation District

Activities, sports, and vendors providing services for individuals with disabilities will be in attendence. A food vendor will also be onsite; registration is necessary to participate in event. All Ages welcome.

Date: February 25, 2017, 10am-2pm

Location: Palm Desert Civic Center Park, 43900 San Pablo Ave., Palm Desert,CA

Phone: (760) 347-3484

Website: myrecreationdistrict.com

Cost: Free

 

CAC Coffee Night

Inland Regional Center Consumer Advisory Committee

Help the CAC elect their next officer for 2017 and enjoy a fun night with friends over a cup of coffee.

Date: February 28, 2017, 6pm-7:30pm

Location: Molinos Coffee, 3660 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, CA 92501

Phone: (909) 890-4779

 

Pretend City’s Family Autism Night

Pretend City Children’s Museum

This special evening is an opportunity for children and their parents/siblings/caretakers to have some fun in an autism-friendly environment along with other families. Community partners specializing in support for children on the autism spectrum will be on-hand to enrich your family’s play experience with welcoming smiles and practical support. Max: 300 guests; 1 tickets per family; only families with a reservation and a confirmation number will be admitted.

**For more information about Pretend City Children’s Museum’s programs, visit their website: http://pretendcity.org/

Date: February 27, 2017, 5pm-7:30pm. (Must register on their website in advance.)

Location: Pretend City’s Children Museum, 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618

Phone: (949) 428-3900 ext. 209

Cost: Free

 

MARCH

Orientación de IRC

Centro Regional del Interior

PARA LAS FAMILIAS CALIFICADAS PARA LOS SERVICIOS DE IRC:

Bienvenidos departe del Centro Regional del Interior a nuestras familias que han sido eligibles recientemente (o si han sido parte del Centro Regional del Interior por mucho tiempo) que vengan y aprendan sobre el Centro Regional del Interior. Durante el entrenamiento, las familias van a oir una breve historia sobre el sistema del Centro Regional y un resumen de como los trabajadores proporcionan los servicios a persona con impedimientos. Favor de responder lo más pronto possible. Si usted le gustaría asisitir o si tiene preguntas favor de llamar a Astrid Savoy 909.890.4784. Lamar para preguntar sobre el lugar y la hora donde se dara la presentacion.

 

IRC Orientation - San Bernardino

Inland Regional Center

FOR FAMILIES FOUND ELIGIBLE FOR REGIONAL CENTER SERVICES:

IRC welcomes one and all to come to the training to learn more (or refresh what you know) about IRC. During the training, families will hear a brief history of the regional center system and an overview of how case managers provide services to individuals with developmental disabilities. There will be a time for questions at the end should a family have a personal or detailed question for the trainer.

Date: March 2, 2017, 4pm-6pm

Location: Molina Healthcare Regional Office, 550 E Hospitality Ln, Suite 100, San Bernardino, CA

Phone: (909) 890-4784

Email: iestrada@inlandrc.org

 

Friday Night Fun for Teens

Autism Resource Mom

Come and hang out with us! Every first Friday of the month we meet at CLE for a different activity. If you're between the ages of 14 and 19, this is the place for you!

Parents, does your teen struggle with relationships? Maybe he doesn't have a lot of friends? Does he spend a great deal of time at home, in his room playing video games? Autism Resource Mom's #Hangout offers teens an opportunity and the encouragement to break the pattern of reclusiveness and dare to overcome their social anxieties in a safe, nurturing and fun environment.

Date: March 3, 2017 (Every first Friday of the month). RSVP through the website to see details.

Website: https://www.meetup.com/www-autismresourcemom-org/events/rvhnkmywfbfb/

Cost: $5, fee covers snacks and drinks. Pizza is an additional $5 cost at the door

 

Mental & Behavioral Health Conference: Making Meaningful Intergenerational Connection

California State University, Los Angeles

The Mental and Behavioral Health Conference: Making Meaningful Intergenerational Connections, hosted by Cal State LA, is the start of a new training and professional development opportunity for students, practitioners, community members, and parents.

Focusing on innovative theory, research, and evidence-based practice this conference emphasizes the need for collaborative practice to support successful mental health needs of individuals across the lifespan. With the ever changing impact media and technology has on our society as well as the social justice movement within our schools, this conference will identify the significant policy and practice changes affecting our students, ranging from infants to young adults. Additionally, practitioners and parents will learn effective ways in which we can support those faced with trauma and significant developmental concerns.

The conference will have presentations that focus around four main strands:

1. Trauma and Risk

2. Child Development

3. Social Justice, Law, & Leadership

4. Media & Technology

Date: March 4, 2017, 8am-4pm

Location: Cal State LA Golden Eagle Ballrooms, 5151 State University Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90032

Phone: (323) 343-4400

Website: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ed9ospp9b60bd1c5&llr=lqghwjyab

Cost: General admission: $30; CSULA students w/ ID: $20

 

Fiesta Educativa

Inland Regional Center

Workshop sessions will be offered in Spanish and English on topics of great interest to parents, consumers, and professionals working with individuals who have a disability.

Date: March 4, 2017, 8am-3:30pm

Location: Hans Christensen Middle School, 27625 Sherman Rd., Menifee, CA 92585

Phone: Bilingual: (951) 358-4538; (951) 926-9883

            Spanish: (951) 239-9779; (951) 234-1144

Website: www.fiestaeducativa.org

Flyer: http://inlandrc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/fiesta-educativa.pdf (In English and Spanish)

 

Polar Bear Plunge Big Bear

Special Olympics Southern California

Be freezin’ for a reason at Big Bear Lake on Saturday, March 4 to raise funds for Special Olympics Inland Empire. Not only will you brave the chilly waters of the lake, but you'll have the opportunity to earn prizes, party with friends and family all while helping to support Special Olympics Inland Empire athletes!

Date: March 4, 2017

Location: Big Bear Lake, TBD

Phone: (951) 703-6502

Email: aleffler@sosc.org

Cost: $50 fundraising commitment

 

A World of Difference

Special Olympics Southern California

Join us for a wonderful evening at A World of Difference on Sunday, March 5, 2017. Highlights will include exciting live and silent auctions, inspiring SOSC athlete speeches and celebration of the 2017 honorees: The Knights of Columbus.

All funds raised through this dinner and auction will benefit the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Southern California's sports training and competition programs.

Date: March 5, 2017, 4:30pm-8:30pm

Location: Hyatt Regency Long Beach

Phone: (562) 502-1135

Email: mbarclift@sosc.org

Cost: $150

 

Sky High Night and Walk Volunteer Meeting

Inland Empire Autism Society

Date: March 15, 2017, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Location: Sky High Sports, 3230 Cornerstone Dr., Mira Loma, CA 91752

Phone: (951) 681-5867

 

Pretend City’s Family Autism Night

Pretend City Children’s Museum

This special evening is an opportunity for children and their parents/siblings/caretakers to have some fun in an autism-friendly environment along with other families. Community partners specializing in support for children on the autism spectrum will be on-hand to enrich your family’s play experience with welcoming smiles and practical support. Max: 300 guests; 1 tickets per family; only families with a reservation and a confirmation number will be admitted.

**For more information about Pretend City Children’s Museum’s programs, visit their website: http://pretendcity.org/

Dates: March 27, 2017, 5pm-7:30pm. (Must register on their website in advance.)

Location: Pretend City’s Children Museum, 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618

Phone: (949) 428-3900 ext. 209

Cost: Free

 

APRIL

2017 Inland Empire Regional Basketball Competition

Special Olympics Southern California

Come cheer on Special Olympics Inland Empire athletes as they compete in a basketball tournament at Murrieta Mesa High School!

Date: April 1, 2017, 9am-4pm

Location: Murrieta Mesa High School, 24801 Monroe Ave., Murrieta, CA 92562

Phone: (951) 703-6504

Email: zcintron@sosc.org

 

CVASA- 3rd Annual Autism Walk

Coachella Valley Autism Society of America

Dear Members and Supporters,

We are proud to announce that the third annual Autism Walk will be held at Cathedral City High School in partnership with their HOSA – Future Health Professionals student organization on Saturday, April 1, 2016.

Proceeds will help CVASA continue to provide programs and services for children and individuals on the autism spectrum in the Coachella Valley and surrounding areas.

Join us for fun activities and games, music, refreshments, raffles, a Silent Auction, community exhibitions/resources and more!

NOTE: CVASA is looking for interested community members to donate their time and talents for our autism walk planning committee. Please contact Juanita at (760) 772-1000 or autismwalkcvasa@gmail.com if you are interested in volunteering.

Date: April 1, 2017, 9am-12pm

Location: Cathedral City High School, 69250 Dinah Shore Dr., Cathedral City, CA 92234

Phone: (760) 772-1000

Website: http://www.cvasa.org/autism-walk-2017/

 

Light It Up Blue, An Autism Awareness Day Commemoration

Pretend City Children’s Museum

On this special day, we will color the city blue in honor of Autism Awareness! As part of the Autism Speaks Light It Up Blue initiative, the city will be lit blue to show our support of families with a child on the spectrum. Activities in the museum will help to educate and support visitors.

Pretend City colors the city blue today! For the 3rd year, Pretend City Children’s Museum will participate in the Autism Speaks Light It Up Blue initiative that helps shine light on Autism Awareness. Guests will walk into a blue-lit city all month long as we stand in support of families who experience the gifts and challenges of having a child on the spectrum.

Specially designed activities will help to support the cause and educate families:

•Sensational Story Time: These stories encourage children to be mindful and patient of the differences that exist and to also appreciate the positive contribution that a child with autism can make to the group. Stories such as In My World and Ian’s Walk will engage children.

•Smart Art: Art It Up Blue! All day in the art studio your child will participate in blue themed activities from sponge painting, to Blue Nacht art inspired by Paul Klee, and even a blue sensory bin full of blue things to touch and explore.

•Growing up Great Games: We need your help putting some big floor puzzles together in our Pretend City Library. Help us find where all the pieces go and we can work together as a team to complete them before the timer runs out!

Grown-up Tip: Show your support by wearing blue today! Visit the Autism Speaks website to learn more about this special day and ways that you can show your support through donations, events, and more.

Date: April 2, 2017, 10am-5pm

Location: Pretend City Children’s Museum, 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618

Phone: (949) 428-3900

Cost: Included in museum admission (Adults and children over 12 months - $12.50; Military & Family - $9.50; Infants to 12 months - free)

 

2017 Tri-Valley Regional Spring Games

Special Olympics Southern California

 Come cheer on Special Olympics Tri-Valley athletes as they compete in basketball, bocce, and track & field events at Crescenta Valley High School!

Register to volunteer!

To volunteer, please visit www.sosc.org/volunteer/dayofevent#sctv to register. For questions regarding volunteer registration, please contact Kim Villa at kvilla@sosc.org.

Date: April 8, 2017, 8am-4pm

Location: Crescenta Valley High School, 2900 Community Ave., La Crescenta, CA 91214

Phone: (661) 489-0537 or (661) 489-0538

Email: kvilla@sosc.org or aroundtree@sosc.org

 

Disability Athletics Faire

Service Center for Independent Life

Goals for this event are:

  • To increase the quality of life and health of people with disabilities by introducing them to sports activities
  • To raise awareness of disability sports and physical activities for the community

This event is free for all people of any age and with any disabilities.

Date: April 8, 2017, 9am-3:30pm

Location: Mt. San Antonio College, 1100 N Grand Ave., Walnut, CA 91789

Phone: (909) 621-6722

Website: http://disabilityathleticsfaire.scil-ilc.org/

Cost: Free

 

2017 Inland Empire Regional Swimming Competition

Special Olympics Southern California

Come cheer on Special Olympics Inland Empire athletes as they compete in swimming events at Fontana Aquatics Center!

Date: April 8, 2017, 9am-3pm

Location: Fontana Park Aquatics Center, 15610 Summit Ave., Fontana CA 92336

Phone: (951) 703-6504

Email: zcintron@sosc.org

 

Hero Walk for Autism

Autism Society Inland Empire

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes but they all make our world a better place. The Autism Society Inland Empire’s Heroes Walk for Autism will generate awareness and raise funds for individuals with autism and their family members to provide education, programs and much-needed information and support. 100% of the funds raised at stay in the Inland Empire to support local autism programs, services, outreach efforts and education initiatives to thousands of families here in the Inland Empire.

Date: April 8, 2017

-       Registration - 10:30 am -11:45 am

-       Resource Fair - 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

-       Walk Kicks Off - Noon

Location: Fun Zone at the Auto Club Speedway, 9300 Cherry Ave., Fontana, CA 92335

Website: http://www.ieautism.org/herowalk/walk2017/

Cost:

Registration includes:

-       For children (17 years and under) an Autism Hero Bracelet (limited to the first 1,000 who register)

-       Adults who pay registration will receive a special Hero Walk tote bag (limited to the first 2,000 who register)

 

Before March 1

March 1st-31st

April 1st-7th

Same Day (April 8th)

Adults (18+)

$21

$26

$30

$35

Youth (13-17)

$5

$7

$9

$10

Children (12 and under)

Free

Free

Free

Free

Individuals with Autism

Free

 

Free

Free

Free

**There are a limited number of scholarships for families who cannot afford registration fees. Please contact info@ieautism.org or (951) 220-6922 for more information. 

Form a team and start fundraising! (Prizes for fundraising listed on website.)

 

2017 Inland Empire Regional Bocce Competition

Special Olympics Southern California

Come cheer on Special Olympics Inland Empire athletes as they compete in bocce at Storm Stadium.

Register to volunteer!

To volunteer, please visit www.sosc.org/volunteer/dayofevent#ie to register. For questions regarding volunteer registration, please contact Chelsea Bollinger at cbollinger@sosc.org.

Date: April 22, 2017, 8am-1pm

Location: Lake Elsinore Storm Stadium, 500 Diamond Dr., Lake Elsinore, CA 92530

Phone: (951) 703-6504

Email: zcintron@sosc.org

 

Pretend City’s Family Autism Night

Pretend City Children’s Museum

This special evening is an opportunity for children and their parents/siblings/caretakers to have some fun in an autism-friendly environment along with other families. Community partners specializing in support for children on the autism spectrum will be on-hand to enrich your family’s play experience with welcoming smiles and practical support. Max: 300 guests; 1 tickets per family; only families with a reservation and a confirmation number will be admitted.

**For more information about Pretend City Children’s Museum’s programs, visit their website: http://pretendcity.org/

Dates: April 27, 5pm-7:30pm. (Must register on their website in advance.)

Location: Pretend City’s Children Museum, 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618

Phone: (949) 428-3900 ext. 209

Cost: Free

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Riverside, CA 92521
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Tel: (951) 827-3849
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