Life is a journey and while we may be on different paths, we all want the same thing: to live a happy, healthy, and active life with those you care about. Join Advocates President & CEO, Diane Gould, for a fun-filled hour of inspiring videos and an exciting silent auction — while enjoying your goodie box of yummy cheese, crackers, and chocolate delivered to your home. Tickets & More Info: https://www.advocates.org/advocates-5th-annual-gala-game-life
The Autism Alliance is happy to announce our Holiday grant cycle. The funding is money we raised through the Fall Flutie 5K and additional funds provided through the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism. We would like help families during the holiday season to make this year a little brighter for you and your loved one with autism. Please see link for grant application and guidelines.
Charity Car Show Family Event
to benefit the Autism Alliance
Charity Car Show
Family Event to benefit the Autism Alliance
Sunday November 14th | 10am-1pm
11 Apex Dr. Marlborough, MA
Araja Oliveria owner of Speedy Auto Body of Malboroughand friend of the Autism Alliance community is hosting a charity car show and chose us as the beneficiary! All proceeds raised from the event will go to support families and individuals with autism. This event is open to the public. The charge is $1.00 admission at the entrance. The Autism Alliance will be there, so be sure to stop by and say HI! No registration necessary.
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Looking to have some fun and like to dance? Join us for Fun, Friends, & Family Fall Zoom Zumba Series! Licensed Zumba® Fitness instructor, Andria DeSimone will lead an hour-long Zumba class. Advocates Fun, Friends, & Family events are open to individuals with disabilities who are 16 and older.
The Autism Alliance is back with one of our most popular programs, our Virtual Glee Club for individuals with autism. The group meets monthly and is for ages 18+. The program is a mixture of singing songs, and dance. Click on the link register.
Come and celebrate the songs of the season at our Annual All Ages Holiday Sing-along. We welcome families, and individuals of all ages including siblings and pets to join in this years virtual fun. We would like to Thank the Doug Flutie Jr. Foudation for Sponsoring this Event.
TheAutism Alliance Virtual Afterschool Club is underway. The Weekly Club is facilitated by educators from the Southwick's Zoo and showcases many animals you may have never seen before at the zoo! This program is a combination of animals live on screen and video footage, (see list below) those that will appear in video footage for their selected day.
Nov 2nd Europe: Sheltopusik, Eagle Owl
Nov 9th North America: Elk, Trumpeter Swan
Nov 16th South America: Sloth, Capybara
Click on the link below to register. All ages and siblings are welcome. We will send you the link for the program.
NEW support group for parents of young children up to age 10 with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
Friday November 12th
12 noon - 1:00 p.m.
This group focuses on caregivers and provides an opportunity for parents to connect with others facing a similar experience. Participants are welcome to zoom during a noon lunch break at work/or home. Many topics will be discussed, and parents are welcome to bring questions; this program may also include guest speakers via parent special requests. This support group is facilitated by Allison Daigle, CTRS Co-Director of the Autism Alliance. Drop-ins are welcome. No pre-registration necessary.
Autism Alliance Fall Guest Speaker Series
Guest Speaker: Tom Sannicandro, JD, PhD
Special Needs Trusts and Wills
Tuesday November 16th
Join us as we welcome Tom Sannicandro, JD, PhD to discuss the importance of special needs trusts and wills, as well as his website which provides an easy and low cost mechanism to develop the two
Dr. Fraser believes every child can achieve their dream smile via customization of each dental appointment. For children with developmental disabilities, dental care succeeds when each child’s unique reactions to their environment are considered. Dr. Fraser is passionate about contributing to Bubble’s already extensive work in tailoring dental procedures to the patient, and he has developed a primarily digital-based system that maximizes his patients’ enjoyment of their visit while maintaining the highest standard of care. Join us to learn more about his practice and ask questions.
In case you missed one, or want to check back in, our Healthy Heroes is now Healthy Happenings emailswhich are published weekly for up-to-date Autism Alliance programming and community resources designed to keep you connected and supported. You can find these archived on our website along with our current and past monthly newsletters.
Sensory Friendly Community Recreation
Invictus Forever | Adaptive Zumba
Sunday, November 14, 2021
The MetroWest YMCA, Framingham
Youth Session (Ages 5-12): 2:30-3:30 pm
Teen/Adult Session (Ages 13+): 3:30-4:30 pm
Led by certified Zumba instructor Andria DeSimone, this class is sure to get everyone up and moving to the beat! The activity will be followed by time to enjoy some light refreshments and socialize with your new friends. To find out more about the program and to register please visit the following link: Invictus Forever
AMC Theatres, in partnership with the Autism Society, screens family-friendly movies the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month tailored to persons with Autism's sensory needs. Movies
Come play and explore during this special, free afternoon dedicated to families with members on the autism spectrum. The Museum will be closed to the general public and headcount will be limited. Advance registration is required. Especially for Me is generously supported by the Alexion Charitable Foundation.
Sensory Friendly Hike Waypoint Adventure
Blue Hills, Milton - 11/20, 10am-12pm.
Waypoint Adventure offers accessible small group hikes at local trails and parks. Their vision is that all people, regardless of ability, will have opportunities for adventure. To register