Autism Alliance Holiday Grants
Autism Alliance Grant Funding
November 1 through November 11
The Autism Alliance is happy to announce our holiday grant cycle. 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.
Annual Holiday Sing-along
Saturday December 3rd, 2022
1881 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA
Ages 5-12 | 10:30am-11:00am
Ages 13-19 |11:30am-12:00noon
Come and celebrate the songs of the season at our annual holiday Sing-along featuring Anthony C. Varga, DMA, MT-BC, NMT, of Meridian Music Therapy. We have a very limited number slots due to room capacity and will have a waiting list. A special thanks to the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for sponsoring this event.
Autism Alliance November Guest Speaker
Wills and Trusts with Tom Sannicandro, JD, PhD
Tuesday November 15th, 2022
6:30pm - 7:30pm
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.
The Lurie Center for Autism
NEW Parent and Caregiver Workshops
Parent Brain Chat NEW Lunchtime Q & A
Autism Alliance Brain Chat featuring Coach Allison Marean
Dates: November 29th, December 20th
Our virtual, monthly Brain Chat is for parents and caregivers who want more strategies and an opportunity to ask specific questions to expert Coach Allison H. Marean, M.Ed., CLY. from Successfully Social New England. This is a virtual community call that meets once a month for an hour is FREE and sponsored by the Autism Alliance. It is an opportunity to ask questions, be a part of our community and/or just listen and learn from others. After you sign up, a few days before the group you will receive the Zoom link.
Autism Alliance support groups are for families who have children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Our groups are a safe and relaxed space for parent and caregivers to feel more confident and less isolated. Click below for Zoom links.
Sensory Friendly Community Events
Tuesday, November 1, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Sensory-Friendly Afternoons are all about inclusion. During these events, the Museum is open to the general public, but group visits and birthday parties are not scheduled, to avoid crowding and support access to exhibits.
Advance registration is required. Register Now!
Saturday, November 12, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Explore the accessible Discovery Museum and Discovery Woods during this special evening event for families with members on the autism spectrum. Your family can play, explore, experiment, and imagine together, while we are closed to the general public and headcount is limited. ASL interpretation may be available upon request. Advance registration is required.
This event is offered in offered in collaboration with Autism Alliance of MetroWest.
NEWLY certified Autism Welcoming Business
NEW Sensory- Friendly Hours
Sunday November 13th
10:00am - 11:00am
Plaster Fun Time is a newly certified Autism Welcoming Business. Staff have been trained and we now have everyday accommodations to help make your visit more enjoyable and successful. Be sure to ask us about our visual supports and other materials we have available for your visit.
Plaster Fun Time Marlborough will host a sensory-friendly autism welcoming hour from 10:00am -11:00am on the second Sunday of every month featuring accommodations such as reduced lighting and noise, customized visual support, and quiet area available for those trying a new activity in the community who will benefit from a private space if things get overwhelming. No registration necessary.
Healthy Happenings Emails
In case you missed one, or want to check back in, our Healthy Heroes is now Healthy Happenings emails which 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.
*Please submit requests for accommodations, including ASL interpreters, at least
2 weeks prior to the event date to AutismAlliance@Advocates.org or (508) 652-9900
www.AutismAlliance.org | (508) 652-9900 | AutismAlliance@Advocates.org
1881 Worcester Road, Suite 100A, Framingham, MA 01701
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