Friday, April 9, 2010

April Events for Autism

Check these out if your close!

Date of Event: April 14, 2010
Name: Unexpected Treasures: Art of Autism
Location: Sensory Time, 41421 Date Street, Suite 101, Murrieta, CA

Description: Sensory Time, a new indoor play center specially designed for children with Autism and other special needs is hosting an Art Exhibit that will display art from Autistic children between the ages of 5 and 25. The event, sponsored by the Autism Society of America Inland Empire Chapter and KVCR, will take place on April 14, 2010. This free event takes place from 5-7 pm.
Contact: Stacey Robinson
Click here to view a press release for this event.

Date of Event: April 3, 2010
Name: Kiwanis Club of San Carlos celebrates World Autism Awareness Day
Location: Burton Park in San Carlos, CA
Description: On April 3, 2010, The Kiwanis Club of San Carlos celebrates World Autism Awareness Day by providing children on the Autism Spectrum with a happy play experience at Burton Park in San Carlos, California. The “Kiwanis Kids Klub” is a social play group for children ages kindergarten through 2nd grade and all activities are non-competitive and success oriented. The fun includes bubbles, the ever-popular parachute game, decorating the Kiwanis Flag, a simple T-Ball activity, a Simple Simon movement game with stations and once again snacks! This is the 3rd consecutive month of an on-going plan to facilitate these play group activities. Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.
Contact: Patty Wright
Phone: (650) 590-4440

Date of Event: April 3, 2010
Name: Operation Jack Marathon Series
Location: Central Park, Huntington Beach, Ca.
Next to 6622 Lake View Drive
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Description: In celebration of World Autism Awareness Day, a small marathon and half marathon will be held to benefit Train 4 Autism ( and Operation Jack ( The race is the first of three, taking place on April 3, 2010. Event information is avaialble at
Contact: Sam Felsenfeld
Phone: (949) 292 -1432

Date of Event
: April 2, 2010
Name: World Autism Awareness Day Celebration in San Francisco
Location: 323 Geary Street, Suite 318, San Francisco, CA
Description: The Autism Hearts Foundation, based in San Francisco, California, will join hands with our community to celebrate World Autism Awareness Day. In partnership with the San Francisco Philippine Consulate, Westbay Fil-Am Community Center and Jolibee Foods, the event encourages participation from families and friends of our community. The celebration will bring Autism awareness to our neighboring communities. Activities will include dissemination of basic knowledge and information on autism, programs and services resource information, parent support groups. Art and music exhibits will showcase the talents of children and adults with ASD, that with right support and services, they too could have productive and meaningful lives and be contributing members of our society.
Contact: Lynda Borromeo

Date of Event: April 2, 2010
Name: Free swim assessments for children with special needs
Location: Northern California (four locations)
Description: In commemoration of World Autism Awareness Day, American Swim Academy, with four locations in Northern California, is offering free swim assessments for children with special needs. Contact American Swim
Academy today to schedule your free swim assessment at any of our locations! or visit

About American Swim Academy: American Swim Academy has been setting the standard for safe and successful swim instruction since 1973. Their mission is to provide an exceptional program designed to teach students through the highest quality instructions that instills a life-long love of the water. They have four locations in the Bay Area--Fremont, Newark, Dublin, and Livermore and teach swimming to all ages and abilities.
Contact: Jennifer Lee
Phone: (925) 479-7946 Ext. 106

Date of Event
: April 2, 2010
Name: Proceeds from "The Boy and the Red Balloon"
Location: World-wide (Chicago)
Description: Kaveh Adel is an illustrator and Author of a Children's book named "The Boy and the Red Balloon." He has a 5 year old son with Asperger's. From the beginning Kaveh set out to donate 5% of the proceeds from his book to Autism Speaks and 5% to Make a Wish foundation. To celebrate World Autism Awareness Day, I am donating all 10% to Autism speaks. Also Kaveh has made a you tube video to raise awareness which is posted on his Twitter and Facebook fan Page.
Contact: Kaveh Adel

Date of Event: April 4- 11, 2010
Name: "Altruism" Autism Awareness Artist Auction
Location: Denver, Colorado
Description: A collaborative effort featuring artists from all crafts to benefit Autism awareness month.
Contact: Jennifer Bonn
Phone: (303) 263-8316

Date of Event: April 2, 2010
Name: Guam joins World Autism Awareness Celebration
Location: Guam, Mariana Islands
Description: Lieutenant Governor Mike Cruz of Guan signed a proclamation the afternoon of March 29, 2010 dedicating April, 2010 to this worthy cause. Autism is a lifelong disability and results in significant impairment of an individual's ability to learn, develop social skills, and understand verbal and non-verbal communication. Over a hundred people have been diagnosed with Autism locally in Guam.
Click here to read press from the Kuam News on this event.

Date of Event: April 2, 2010
Name: "All In for Autism" Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament
Location: Cronks Cafe, Denison, IA
Description: The Snyder Family in Westside, IA will host a Texas Hold Em Poker Tournament called "All in for Autism." The event will take place at 7 pm at Cronks Cafe in Denison, IA. All proceeds will be sent to Autism Speaks. The family's 14 year old son, Tyler, is on the spectrum.
Contact: Michael Snyder

Date of Event: April 2 & 11, 2010
Name: Autism Community of Africa (ACA) WAAD Events
Location: Various in MD (see description below)

April 2 2010: ACA is celebrating WAAD in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire with a conference on Autism, distribution of brochures and flyers, TV appearances, donation of medications, foods, and gifts to the Yopougon center for children with disability, with media coverage.

April 11 2010: ACA is partnering with LAMI clinic and Mobile Med to raise awareness of Autism through a “Health Day” with the community “Marie Reine du Monde” at St Camillus church in Silver Spring. Everyone is invited! Location: St Camillus Church, 1600 Saint Camillus drive Silver Spring, MD 20903
Contact: Brigitte Kobenan
Phone: (443) 718-1824

Date of Event: April 2, 2010
Name: Autism Alliance Partnership
Location: Lansing, I
Description: In support of World Autism Awareness Day, Essence of Behavior is hosting a lunch and learn for local area businesses to launch the Autism Alliance Partnership program. This program is a professional development series for businesses that would not know anything about Autism unless they were directly affected by it. Please visit for more information.
Contact: Nicole Martin
Phone: (517) 574-4789; Moblie: (508) 274-4771

Date of Event: April 2, 2010
Location: Antioch Middle School, Gladstone, MO
: In celebration of World Autism Awareness Day, Amy Winters' class will be releasing balloons with facts inside about Autism.

Date of Event: Saturday, April 17, 2010
Name: Fraser Walk for Autism sponsored by POPPcom
Location: Mall of America, Bloomington, MN
Description: Help more people receive Autism services by joining the Fraser Walk for Autism sponsored by POPPcom. Come participate in the indoor walk and experience sensory activities such as a ball pit and trampoline, dance performances, music, therapy animals, games and lots of entertainment. Get your photo taken with local celebrities and mascots. Meet friends, window shop and get some exercise while raising money for our local community’s most urgent need – autism services. This family-friendly event is fun for all ages. The Mall of America provides a half-mile walking course. Form a team of walkers and register on line at If you are unable to participate, you can still support autism services by making a donation or sponsoring a participant.
Contact: Rose Rosario

Date of Event: April 1-2, 2010
Name: Autism Speaks Celebration of World Autism Awareness Day: "Light It Up Blue!"
Location: New York, NY and worldwide
Description: To commemorate the third annual United Nations World Autism Awareness Day and Autism Awareness Month, Autism Speaks is asking iconic buildings around the world to turn their lights blue on April 1 and 2, 2010. Join us by lighting up your home, business, school, house of worship, website or anything you want in the color blue. Help us shine a light on autism – a disorder that now affects 1 in every 110 American children, and 1 in 70 boys. Visit to add your own event and see others taking place around the world.
Also, check out our
press release about the initiative.

Date of Event: April 1-2, 2010
Name: WAAD Events at Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Location: South Oval, Ohio Union, Ohio State University
Description: The Autism Speaks Student Chapter at The Ohio State University will promote autism awareness on the Oval and at the new Ohio Union on April 1st and on World Autism Awareness Day, Friday April 2nd.
Website: Contact: Jessica Beauvais

Date of Event:
April 24, 2010
Name: Fantastic Family Fun Day
Location: The Achievement Centers for Children, Westlake, Ohio
Description: In celebration of National Autism Month, Achievement Centers for Children presents a Fantastic Family Fun Day. Activities include music therapy demonstrations by the Music Therapy Enrichment Center, Inc., arts and crafts projects, family movies, sibling activities and family resource stations.
Contact: Helen Mack
Phone: (216) 292-9700 ext. 248

Date of Event: April 2, 2010
Name: Saipain joins World Autism Awareness Celebration
Location: Saipan, CNMI
Description: On April 2, 2010 at 3:00 pm the Governor's office of Saipan will join in the celebration of World Autism Awareness Day as it declares April World Autism Awareness Month in Saipan. Click here to read press from the Saipan Tribune on this event.

Date of Event: April 2, 2010
Name: Radford University Celebrates World Autism Awareness Day
Location: Radford University, Radford, VA
Description: The College of Education and Human Development at Radford University in Virginia will be celebrating World Autism Awareness Day by wearing blue and gathering for a photograph. They are doing this in conjunction with the University’s Centennial which focuses on the “Power of 100.” They hope to have 100+ participants.

of Event: April 1-2, 2010
Name: Outgamie County Regional Airport celebrates World Autism Awareness Day
Location: Outgamie County Regional Airport, Appleton, WI
Description: Outgamie County Regional Airport is excited to celebrate World Autism Awareness Day by printing up "Light It Up Blue" banners. The community is invited thto the airport as they will be giving prizes for the best show of Blue support.
Contact: Kim Sippola

Date of Event: April 18, 2010
Name: Hoa Aloha Autism Awareness Bowling Event
Location: Sunset Bowl Entertainment Center, Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA
Description: Good Friend, Inc. will host its 2nd annual Hoa Aloha Autism Awareness Bowling Event in honor of World Autism Awareness Day.
Good Friend, Inc., is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating autism awareness, teaching acceptance of differences, and fostering empathy for students among their typically-developing peers.
Contact: Denise Schamens
Phone: (262) 391-1369

1 comment:

Kaveh said...

Thank you so much for mentioning my book in your blog post. I absolutely appreciate it and am looking forward to reading more from your post as Autism awareness is near and dear to my heart! :)

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