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iPADS & Autism Apps Workshop: June 29

little cityLittle City is offering an iPAD workshop on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at their Day School at 1760 W. Algonquin Road in Palatine.  There will be training in  five developmental apps:  speech and language, matching and sorting, academics, fine motor skills and emotions.    Attendees will receive a resource list of iPAD apps.    There will be a continental breakfast, raffles, and a tour of the Day School.   Registration is online.  A donation of $10 is suggested at the event.  For more information contact:  Sally Blake, sblake@littlecity.org, 847.221.7831.

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TACA Seminar on Saturday, April 20

Talk About Curing Autism has arranged a full afternoon of learning for those attending their Autism Learning Seminar on Saturday April 20, 2013.  The session is from 1-5pm at Home State Bank in Crystal Lake.  It is free, but an RSVP is required.   Three speakers will be featured:  Micki Moran, JD, Michelle Burr, and Dr. Greg Brown.

Micki Moran, JD, will discuss “Getting Everything You Can Out of Your IEP Meeting“.  She is a founding partner of The Child and Family Law Center of the North Shore.   Her practice is founded on the philosophy that children and their families often require a multidisciplinary approach to intervention.

Michelle Burr is offering “Parenting 101:  Back to Basics” for parents desiring optimal family functioning.  Recently she created “Survivor:  Parenthood” a company with a series of practical workshops to adress families needs in an effective and economic way.

Finally, Dr. Greg Brown will present “Chronic Lyme Disease and the Autism Spectrum Disorders”.   As research continues, it becomes clearer that chronic infection is a major player in autism spectrum disorders.  Dr. Brown will explore the issues around Lyme.  He is an Internist and Medical Director at the ARCH Medical Center in Franklin, Wisconsin.

To register for the session, go to http://www.tacanow.org/local-chaperts/midwest/illinois/crystal-lake.  For more information contact Linda Betzold, 847-922-5392, Linda.Betzold@tacanow.org.

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Rally for Autism 5K on August 11

The 10th Annual Lake County Rally for Autism is scheduled for August 11, 2011.  It will be held at Independence Grove Forest Preserve in Libertyville, IL.  The Rally features a 5K run or walk, in a family-fair type atmosphere.  The race begins at 9am, but activities begin earlier in the morning.   The race is CARA certified (Chicago Area Runners Association) and registration fees range from $15 to $25.   Register here.

Lake County Chapter of the Autism Society of Illinois, organizers of the event, anticipate 700-800 participants in this year’s race.  They are still recruiting volunteers for the day’s events.   Other events include Pre-Post Race stretching by Fitness Together, an Autism Resource Tent, and a Fun Fair by FUN Services Inc.  Families are encouraged to spend time using the Independence Grove Facilities.  Pets other than service dogs are not allowed in the park.

For more information on the race or to volunteer, contact Eric Smith, rally4autism@aol.com, 847-543-4502.

 

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Autism Awareness Day at Six Flags on Saturday, July 28

The third annual Autism Awareness Day at Six Flags will take place on Saturday, July 28.  It is sponsored by the Autism Society of Illinois.  Reduced admission of $29.00 is available to participants who pre-register and pay online and use the promo code AUTISM. Details are here.

There will be a quiet area near the Wilderness Theatre for those who wish to use it.  In addition, the Chicago Children’s Theatre Red Kite Project will provide an interactive, multi-sensory performance in the Wilderness Theatre.

For more information go to the website:  http://www.autismillinois.org/?p=1990#

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Rosalind Franklin Medical Students Conduct Autism Events

Medical students at Rosalind Franklin University conducted three events in April to observe National Autism Awareness Month and increase disability awareness among health care students.

The events included a workshop with a panel of parents, team participation in the North Shore Walk Now for Autism Speaks and lunch discussion with a developmental pediatrician.  The events were co-sponsored by the Pediatric Interest Group and the Student Interest Group in Neurology.

Noting that medical students don’t often encounter patients with disabilities in their curriculum, the sponsors developed a panel of local parents to discuss their experiences.  The parent panel included several parents who currently serve on the SEDOL Parent Advisory Board.  One of the panel members was a medical student with a child with a disability.

Parents and students felt positively about the experience according to Eva Schwartz, medical student and event organizer.  “Overall, the panel was a good reminder about some of the basics of patient care  — treat the patient not the disease, be involved with your patients and their families, listen, and show compassion.”, Schwartz continued.

There is interest in repeating the event, although It has not been determined if this will be repeated next year.  For more information contact Eva Schwartz at eva.schwartz@my.rfums.org.

The Nemo News salutes the medical students for reaching out to learn more about our families and autism.

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Visit TheNemoNews.com at the Woodstock Autism Fair Today

If the Autism Fair is anyWoodstock Autism Fairthing like yesterday’s Options Fair, you’ll find a lot to like and a lot to learn about.  TheNemoNews.com will have a booth at the Fair, and we hope to see you there!.

The Autism Fair will take place in Woodstock on Friday, April 20, 2012.  The fair will be held from 5:30pm-7:30pm at:

Spectrum Support, LLC
1575 W. Lake Shore Drive
Woodstock, IL 60098
815.337.7570

The fair is being hosted by School District 155, Options & Advocacy and Spectrum Support.  For more information contact Dorene Swanson at Options & Advocacy
at (815) 477-4720 ext. 249, dorene.swanson@opad.org

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Woodstock Autism Fair-April 20

Woodstock Autism FairYou can expect to visit booths that offer resources and support to the Autism Community at the upcoming Autism Fair in Woodstock.  So far there are vendors representing doctors, therapists, chiropractors, support groups, service providers, TheNemoNews.com and more. Information about supplements and social groups will be available.

The Autism Fair will take place in Woodstock on Friday, April 20, 2012.  The fair will be held from 5:30pm-7:30pm at:

Spectrum Support, LLC
1575 W. Lake Shore Drive
Woodstock, IL 60098
815.337.7570

The fair is being hosted by School District 155, Options & Advocacy and Spectrum Support.  For more information contact Dorene Swanson at Options & Advocacy
At (815) 477-4720 ext. 249, dorene.swanson@opad.org

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John Powers Center hosts Community Resource Night

Deaf and hard of hearing  and autism resources in the Lake County Area.Resources for the deaf and hard of hearing in the Lake county area will be highlighted at the John Powers Community Resource Night on Thursday, March 22, 2012 from 6pm-8pm.  Over 25 organizations will be represented including Gallaudet University, Hands and Voices and the Illinois Deaf Latino Association.

The International Center and Deafness and the Arts Through Education (ICODA) will perform at 6:30pm and 7:15pm.  In addition, students will display their work.

For more information contact the Powers Center at 847-680-8320

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