ROCK FOR AUTISM
Date/Time: Saturday August 11, 2012 from 12 - 4 pm
Location: Cathedral Park Place Courtyard, 6635 N Baltimore Avenue, Portland, OR 97203
Cost: Free. Donations accepted.
Rock for Autism is a benefit concert with silent auction and door prizes to benefit Children's Occupational Therapy Charitable Trust.
Children's Occupational Therapy Charitable Trust provides therapy scholarships to families of children on the autism spectrum. For more information about this charity, visit their website at www.childrenstherapytrust.org.
This event is hosted by Pediatric Sensory Therapy.
For more information about the Rock for Autism event, please see the event flier here.
AUTISM AND THE SCERTS® MODEL:
A Comprehensive Educational Approach
Autism Spectrum Disorders & Related Disabilities
Date: February 29-March 1, 2012
Location: Holiday Inn Portland Airport, 8439 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland, OR 97220
Registration: Online at www.ccseminars.com; By phone contact Kelly at (508) 965-5705
Speech Language & Communication Disorders • Learning Disabilities • Developmental Disabilities with Emotional Behavioral Challenges • Sensory Processing Disorders
2 Day Introductory Seminar
with Barry M. Prizant, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Play to Grow Developmental Therapy Services is proud to be co-hosting this event.
For more information about the SCERTS® Model, please visit www.scerts.com. For more information about this seminar, please visit the Childhood Communication Seminars website at www.ccseminars.com.
If you have any general questions about the SCERTS® model, we would be happy to help you at Play to Grow or at least send you in the right direction for more information. Please feel free to contact us by phone or through our website from our contact page.
"I've Tried Everything, Now What?"
Positive Parenting for Challenging Behaviors
Date: February 29, 2012 - 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location: Gresham Library, 385 NW Miller Ave., Gresham, OR 97030
Registration: Online at www.thedatabank.com/dpg/394/donate.asp?formid=meet&c=8977818
This FREE training will provide participants with information about behavior, communication, and effective simple proactive strategies that can help to decrease challenging behavior and increase independence.
This training is designed for parents, family members, foster parents, in-home support providers, county service coordinators, and others who work to enhance the lives of children with developmental disabilities who often face challenging issues.
For more information please click on the link above to connect to their website.
Holiday Photo Event
Date: Sunday November 20th from 8-10 am
Location: Lloyd Center, Portland, OR
RSVP: Contact email@example.com for either an 8am-9am or a 9am-10am time slot
This is a special time to visit Santa, which is reserved just for children with Autism. Lloyd Center will make its Santa area "sensory friendly", with lower lighting and quieter surroundings. Also, you will receive a free Santa photo and enjoy festive giveaways!
The event flier is available for download here.
ZUMBA for AUTISM
Date: Sunday November 6th at 3:30 pm
Location: Oaks Park Dance Pavilion, 7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland, OR, 97202
Cost: $12 in advance, $15 at the door
Come join PulsePDX and some of the NW's hottest Zumba instructors in a bumpin, good time, Zumba dance party that does you good and supports your Oregon Autism community!
Special guest instructors for this high energy fundraising benefit include: Ana Chaud, Neylana Bezerra, Jennifer Nielson of PulsePDX, Jeannine Runyan, and DeAnne Hardy.
All proceeds will benefit the Autism Society of Oregon (ASO) and Autism Research and Resources of Oregon (ARRO).
For additional information, visit the ARRO website at: http://arroautism.org/post/20111101/zumba-for-autism-sunday-6-november-2011
Music Therapy Demonstration Event
Date: Saturday October 15th at 11:30 am
Location: 18959 SW 84th Avenue, Tualatin, OR, 97062
Hosts: Play to Grow Developmental Therapy Services in collaboration with
Emily Ross, MA, MT-BC and Angie Kopshy MM, MT-BC, NMT
Please join us on Saturday, October 15th, at 11:30 am for a free hands-on demonstration of music therapy in a group setting. The group is open to any child with special needs and his/her family. The 45-minute session will be facilitated by two board-certified music therapists, Emily Ross and Angie Kopshy. The primary goal of the session is to provide a safe environment for children to interact and engage with one another musically. There will be singing, moving, instrument playing, and improvising. Emily and Angie work from a client-centered perspective, celebrating strengths of every person.
RSVP's appreciated. Call 503-563-5439
Angie Kopshy, MM, MT-BC, received a master's in Piano Pedagogy at Boise State University before returning to Portland to pursue Music Therapy at Marylhurst University. Upon completion of her internship, Angie opened Music Therapy Services of Portland and specializes in children diagnosed on the autism spectrum and neurologic music therapy for Parkinson's, TBI, and Alzheimer's. 971-221-7144
Emily Ross, MA, MT-BC, has been serving children on the autism spectrum since 2003. She holds a master's degree in Counseling Psychology/Music Therapy, and a bachelor of Music Education. Emily teaches classes in music therapy at Marylhurst University and works in her private practice, Self Express Music Therapy Studio. 971-221-5428
For more information about music therapy groups, see Angie's blog: http://musictherapyautismportland.wordpress.com/2011/09/11/the-magic-of-music-therapy-groups/