Friday, February 24, 2012

“My Child Has Autism: How Do I Get Insurance?” Webchat

This is an upcoming webchat from Autism Speaks. At the last time I checked, there wasn't a link available yet to register for the chat session, but more information is here: . The date of the chat is Monday, Feb. 27th at 8 p.m. Eastern time (7 Central/6 Mountain/5 Pacific).

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Autism Speaks Sleep Toolkit

Autism Speaks has just released its sleep toolkit! Here's their description: "Many children with ASD have difficulty with sleep. This can be stressful for children and their families. This informational booklet is designed to provide parents with strategies to improve sleep in their child affected by autism spectrum disorders (ASD)." recommends...

Sleep Difficulties and Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Arizona Residents: Special Screening of Temple Grandin Film

The Studio Movie Grill presents the 2nd in its film series -- REEL DOCS. Through mentoring and sheer will, a young autistic woman succeeds against the odds -- HBOFilms presents "Temple Grandin." FREE ADMISSION.

Join Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) for this special presentation, followed by discussion/Q&A with Daniel Openden Ph.D., BCBA-D, SARRC's Vice President of Clinical Services, and Paige Rogers MSW, CPRP, SARRC's Vocational & Life Skills Academy Director. The discussion will focus on what children and young people within the autism spectrum can do when their abilities are recognized and nurtured, and the potential for transition into the workplace.

When: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 6:30pm

Where: Studio Movie Grill Scottsdale, 15515 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Cost: FREE

IMPORTANT: Seating is limited to the first 200 registrants! Registration info here:

Buy the DVD from, and Amazon will donate a percentage of the price to Positively Autism!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Sensory Friendly Film - Feb. 18 and 25

Please note that not all of these movies have free admission. Contact the theaters for pricing and ticket information.

From the Autism Society of America:
The Secret World of Arrietty
February 25
10 a.m. local time
More information:
Find a theatre:
From Studio Movie Grill:
Journey 2: Mysterious Island (PG)
Date: Sat., 2/18/2012
Time: 11:00am
Admission: Special Needs children and their siblings are free. Adult: Regular Price - Purchased @ the Box Office ONLY
More information:

Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine Social Story and Activities

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day! My kids have been really enjoying our Valentine's Day unit with the fun train theme activities! Even if your child doesn't like trains, check out the Social Story, folder games, and other activities on our free Valentine's Day activitiy page!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Valentine Train Theme Activities

Just a reminder about Positively Autism's free valentine activities. Includes a Social Story, a train story, sorting games, a folder game, and more!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Valentine's Day Social Story

A brief sample Social Story on Valentine’s Day from Carol Gray’s book, “The New Social Story Book.”

Read the sample Social Story from Google Books

Positively Autism also has a Valentine's Day Social Story on our valentine activities page: recommends...
The New Social Story Book : Illustrated Edition
(Original Book)

The New Social Story Book, Revised and Expanded 10th Anniversary Edition: Over 150 Social Stories that Teach Everyday Social Skills to Children with Autism or Asperger's Syndrome, and their Peers
(Updated 2010 Edition)

Friday, February 3, 2012

Valentine Reading Comprehension

A short reading and writing comprehension exercise about Valentine's Day. From Tinsnips.

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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Valentine's Day GF Sugar Cookie Recipe

I'm not sure if this recipe is also casein free, so be sure the check the ingredients if you are GFCF. recommends...
Valentine's Day Is.
Valentine's Day Is... by Gail Gibbons