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NEWS YOU CAN USE
July 5-14, 2012
Saturday, July 14: Pump It Up Party: 9-11 a.m.
*2911 Marketplace Dr., Fitchburg, WI
Pump It Up is the "Inflatable Party Zone" available to individuals with
autism and their siblings. A support person must accompany. Autism Society
of South Central WI members are free of charge. Non-members are $5.
Membership forms will be on site if you want to join the day of the party.
Pizza, drink and cake provided! Lots of fun! Reserve your spot today by
*LOOKING AHEAD....SAVE THE DATES...
*Saturday, July 28: Basketball Camp: 8 a.m.-noon.
West High School, 30 Ash St., Madison*
We will be having a free basketball camp, led by West High School team
coaches. ALL youth (age 8 and up), but especially those on the spectrum,
are encouraged to come and engage in some basic basketball skill building
and non-competitive play. After play, lunch will be provided. Please
<autismmadi...@gmail.com%20>to get more information and reserve your spot.
*Friday, August 17: Golf FORE Autism: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
*Vitense Golfland: 5501 Schroeder Rd., Madison
Join us for our 3rd annual awareness and fundraising golf event. We are
looking to fill 9 teams for both an 11 a.m. non-competitive tournament for
individuals and their families on the spectrum AND a 7 p.m. adult
tournament. Fees for the day tourney are $12 each or $40 for team of 4.
Adult tournament fee is $200 for a team of 4.
We also have sponsorships available. Please consider sponsoring a mini golf
hole for $10, a Par 3 for $50 or have your name or company logo on a
prominently displayed banner for $200.
Email autismmadi...@gmail.com by July 25 to reserve your team spot. Payment
is due by August 1. The ability to make reservations and payments on-line
will be available by Monday, July 9 through our website autismmadison.org.
*NEWS AT the AUTISM SOCIETY OF SOUTH CENTRAL WI
This week two young children with autism, one in Stoughton, WI and one in
Pierce County, WI, wandered away from home* *and were missing for several
hours. Both boys had limited communication skills. Unfortunately, the
little boy in Stoughton was found deceased, but the boy in Pierce County
was aided by a good Samaritan and discovered alive, but heat fatigued and
dehydrated. As we all know, each person living with autism is impacted by
it differently and some *do* wander. To keep individuals with autism safe,
please be sure that friends and neighbors know if your loved one on the
spectrum may wander off and be unable to communicate to get help. Increased
awareness about autism spectrum disorders and how they affect your loved
one, may save his/her life.
Our newest membership enrollment period is open now, so if you are not
currently a member or need to renew, please consider joining for free
admission to select events, reduced conference rates, a weekly e-newsletter
and chances to win prizes and merchandise. To join, please email
autismmadi...@gmail.com OR download a form from autismmadison.org.
Membership to us, your local Autism Society chapter, does not make you a
member of the national organization.
Our friends at the Waisman Center are recruiting families for an education
and support program for families of adolescents with ASD between the ages
of 14 and 17. Parents will attend weekly group meetings with other families
to receive information on transition planning and other topics and to
problem solve specific concerns. At the same time, teens will participate
in a weekly social group with other teens on the spectrum. The study will
consist of initial and exit interviews for parents and teens and 8 weekly
To participate, the teenager with ASD needs to live at home, currently be
enrolled in school, and primarily be attending general education classes.
To find out more, please contact Leann E. Smith, PhD at the Waisman Center
at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (608) 890-1390 or
We need individuals to help out at the Art in the Park event on Saturday,
August 11, in Paoli. Proceeds from the silent auction being held will
benefit the Autism Society of South Central WI. Available shifts are from
8:30-11 a.m., 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., or 2:30-5 p.m. Volunteers will work the
Autism Society informational table or help with the silent auction. Please
email autismmadi...@gmail.com to volunteer.
Survival Coalition and the Autism Society of America both issued statements
last Thursday after the Supreme Court ruled to uphold the Affordable Care
Act. The Survival statement was enthusiastic. The ASA statement focused on
pointing out the ongoing challenges and barriers that exist for people with
autism and their families:
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