Started over 16 years ago by Valerie Saraf, the parent of an adult with autism, the ValeriesList newsletters and FaceBook Page, continue to provide news and resources to over 12,000 individuals, and growing, in Southern California who are involved in the ASD community. The newsletters, which mostly cover just San Diego County, contain information about human interest stories, events, non-profit activities, parent inquiries, programs offered by professionals and private schools, research, support groups, and other items of interest. Newsletters are archived here.
Liberty Station at Point Loma
Saturday, October 01, 2016
Change happens for the #1in68 when YOU WALK‼!
Join Autism Speaks San Diego and over 2,500 autism advocates as we walk
to raise money and awareness to help change the future for all of those
who struggle with autism spectrum disorder. Participating in this
inspiring day empowers you to make a difference in our community and
provides you with an opportunity to honor someone with autism. Everyone
is touched by autism in a different way. Share your story. Click here for all the info!!!
Sign Up for "Take Me Home!
Take Me Home (TMH) is a local registry created by the San Diego Sheriff's Department and used by law enforcement all over San Diego County. TMH uses facial recognition technology to help identify and safely return home those who may wander or become missing, and are unable to identify themselves or where they live. We encourage you to register your child or family member (if appropriate) today. For all disabilities!!!
NFAR is dedicated to helping those with autism through early identification, educational and treatment initiatives as well as adult training programs. We offer parent support groups and family activities! www.nfar.org
The Alternative, Safe and Effective Therapy Option!!!
Microcurrent 4 Kids is San Diego's premiere pediatric microcurrent therapy program for children with special needs. Our program is the BEST therapy for Autism & ADHD, as you will see by the rapid improvement in your child's skills and abilities, because of how well it promotes developmental growth and couples with ALL other therapies. www.microcurrent4kids.com
October 8 & 9, 2016
San Diego, CA
Every human being longs for love and connection, individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders are no exception. There is a devastating myth that individuals on the spectrum are not interested in creating meaningful relationships. This debilitating misconception was the catalyst for the development of our upcoming exciting and potentially life-changing conference-Love and Autism. During the conference weekend, world experts-including many inspiring speakers diagnosed with autism-will present on love and relationships as it pertains to those on the spectrum across the life span. This conference will bridge lived experience, clinical practice, and research. You will leave the Love and Autism conference with a better understanding of the neuroscience of relationships, a new perspective on how to connect with your loved one on the spectrum, and an increased awareness of the innate capacity to develop deep satisfying relationships with self and others. http://www.loveandautism.com
HGH Pro-Am Golf Classic
Oct 28, 2016
11:00 AM until 07:00 PM
Maderas Golf Club
17750 Old Coach Rd
Join Home of Guiding Hands on the green, Friday, October 28th at one of America’s top 100 greatest public golf courses, Maderas Golf Club. This beautiful course is surrounded by forested hills, three lakes, five waterfalls and over 40 acres of native wildflowers. Designed by Johnny Miller, Maderas has been rated the top ranked Golf Course in San Diego County seven consecutive years by the Zagat Survey. Your team will be paired with a San Diego PGA Pro for an even greater golf experience. The day includes a putting contest, a silent auction, new on course games, lunch, craft beers from local breweries, opportunity drawings and exciting prizes followed by dinner and awards. This is a great way to spend time with your family, friends or business partners all the while raising money for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities who count on us every day. Registration is now online at hghgolfclassic.org
Cost $250 per person $1,000 per team
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If you have a family member with a disability, you want to assure they have the best possible care and quality of life, both now and later when you are no longer able to be the advocate you are today. If you are a person with a disability, you want to be able to qualify for the benefits and programs you need to achieve as much independence as possible. At San Diego Special Needs Law Center, it is our mission to make sure you have all the support and tools in place to achieve these goals. www.specialneedsplanninglaw.com
Psychotherapy, Counseling & Family Therapy
Autism: Specialized Services including Applied Behavior Analysis/ABA
Infant & Early Childhood
Evaluation & Assessment Services www.drsherrycasper.com
At Social Communication Specialists, we help socially quirky kids, teens and young adults connect.
We understand the social challenges kids face today. In order to have healthy friendships, kids need to understand not just the “how”, but the “why” of social interactions. socialcommunicationspecialists.com