Event Calendar

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Our calendar provides a central point for keeping track of all our programs, events, and meetings. Check back regularly to see what interesting seminars and activities are coming soon.

Please note that while we try to keep this calendar as accurate as possible, unexpected or short-notice changes, such as those due to weather or illness, may not be reflected here.

July 2015
46th Annual Autism Society National Conference ( July 8-11, 2015 )
Connect, Learn, Advocate, and Thrive: 46th Annual Autism Society National Conference

Online Registration will open in early 2015. General conference registration includes access to the Exhibit Hall, Keynote Sessions, breakout sessions, and online access to all conference session recordings after the conference. For questions, please contact conference@autism-society.org.

Event Location: Denver, Colorado

For more information contact: Autism Society www.autism-society.org/get-involved/conference/ conference@autism-society.org

One day event - July 8, 2015
Race Car Driver Meet and Greet! ( 6:30am to 12:30pm )
Travis Dunbar will be at the MacDonalds Restaurant with his race car #6! Come on over and chat with Travis and crew and see his car with autism awareness puzzle pieces on it that he races in support of autism
See event for the Wiscasset Speedway on this day where you can see Travis race his car!

Event Location: McDonalds Restaurant Lisbon Falls, ME

One day event - July 11, 2015
Wiscasset Speedway Fan Appreciation Day! ( 5:00pm to 6:00pm (visit track) )
Fans can come onto the track and to see the race cars up close and talk with the drivers!

Come visit Travis Dunbar who will be there with his race car #6 that is decorated with autism awareness puzzle pieces that he races in support of autism!

Visit track from 5:00pm to 6:00pm and race begins at 6:00pm.

Travis will also be at McDonalds Restaurant in Lisbon Falls on this day from 6:30am to 12:30pm for a meet and greet along with his crew and race car!

Event Location: Wiscasset Speedway Wiscasset, ME

For more information contact: wiscassetspeedway.com/2015-schedule/

One day event - July 11, 2015
Autism Family Retreat Weekend ( July 17, 18, 19, 2015 )
ASM's Autism Family Retreat Weekend!

The Family Retreat is a fun-filled weekend for the whole family with many activities planned for the children as well as for the parents! A place where you don't have to explain why their child doesn't talk, can't wait in line, or has temper-tantrums. No one stares at you or wonders what's wrong with your child. Our weekend is a place where families come together to laugh and cry.

Event Location: St. Joseph's College Standish, ME

For more information contact: Autism Society of Maine 1-800-273-5200 www.asmonline.org/programs.asp info@asmonline.org

One day event - July 17, 2015
Supporting Learners with Autism & Dev. Disability ( July 20 to 23rd, 2015 )
Supporting Learners with Autism & Developmental Disabilities through Ocean Science ---- Experimental Learning at a Maine Lighthouse on Burnt Island

This summer, the Department of Marine Resources island facility will be offering outstanding professional development opportunities at the BEST setting on Earth the Burnt Island Lighthouse in Boothbay Harbor, Maine! Sign up today and escape the real world, plus earn recertification credit while attending fun and informative workshops and courses . For more information, please visit link provided:

Event Location: Burnt Island Off of Boothbay Harbor Maine

For more information contact: www.maine.gov/dmr/burntisland/courses/index.htm

One day event - July 20, 2015
ADA 25th Anniversary Picnic ( 12:00pm to 2:00pm )
This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. To celebrate the passage of this landmark civil rights law, Disability Rights Maine is hosting a picnic in Capitol Park in Augusta and we re inviting the disability community to join us! Come celebrate and enjoy an afternoon of food, friends, and sharing experiences. This event is free& individuals of all abilities are welcome!

In case of inclement weather, this event will not be rescheduled.

Event Location: Capital Park 47 Union St. Augusta, ME

For more information contact: Riley Albair 1-800-452-1948 www.drcme.org/ ralbair@drme.org

One day event - July 24, 2015
Dr. Greene - Behaviorally Challenging Kids ( Ju;y 29 -31, 2015 )
Collaborative and Proactive Solutions: Advanced Training in Dr. Greene's Model for Understanding Behaviorally Challenging Kids

Co-sponsored by Lives In The Balance, this training is for educators and mental health clinicians who have some existing familiarity with the Dr. Greene's model and would like to increase their skills in their school, agency or private practices.

The training makes extensive use of videotaped examples of key facets of the model and live demonstration. It is conducted in a manner that provides maximum opportunities for questions, practice, interaction, and discussion. Participants will be provided with in-depth coverage of various aspects of implementation in school and clinical setting

Event Location: Portland, ME

One day event - July 29, 2015
August 2015
G.E.A.R. Annual Family Picnic ( 1:00 to 4:00pm )
Admission is Free. Inform the Ranger at the gate you re here for the G.E.A.R. Family Picnic. Lunch will begin promptly at 1 pm

Damariscotta Lake State Park is a favorite summer destination for many Maine families. A large freshwater lake with a sandy beach provides a relaxing location for picnicking & beach goers. A picnic lunch will be provided. Picnic tables are located near the beach. Please bring your beach apparel and blankets. And do not forget sunscreen! There will be no life guards on duty so parents are responsible for their own children s safety. Please come & join in the fun!

Pre-registration is required so call today: 1-800-264-9224

Event Location: Damarascotta Lake State Park 8 State Park Rd. Jefferson, ME

For more information contact: 1-800-264-9224 www.gearparentnetwork.com/

One day event - August 15, 2015
Autumn Ride for Autism - Save Date!
Sponsored by the United Bikers of Oxford County. Leave LA Harley and then come back for a BBQ and entertainment.

Stay Tuned!

Event Location: LA Harley Lewiston, ME

One day event - August 30, 2015
September 2015
Car Show for Autism ( Registration is at 7:30am )
"Bring What You Run!" Car show with lots of food (BBQ), many great raffles, and a whole lot of fun for everyone! Registration starts at 7:30am

Event Location: 92 Mudgett Rd. Parsonsfield, ME

One day event - September 13, 2015
Autism Conference ( 7:00am to 4:30pm )

Autism Conference - Three Leaders in the World of Autism!

Dr. Jed Baker will speak on his new book "Overcoming Anxiety in Children and Teens"

Alexis Wineman, the first person with autism in history to be chosen as a state winner in the Miss America competition. She will speak of the challenges she faced having a speech impediment and autism.

Eustacia Cutler, the mother of Temple Grandin, will offer her view of autism through personal experience. Her daughter is one of the most accomplished spokespersons on autism and animal behavior world-wide.

Event Location: Portland, ME

For more information contact: 1800-489-0727 www.fhautism.com

One day event - September 18, 2015
ASM Annual Meeting ( 6:00pm to 8:30pm )
Please join us for a banquet dinner followed by the announcement of new board members and a farewell to others. We will talk about accomplishments of the past year and of our goals for the upcoming year. After our guest speaker for the evening (to be announced) we will announce award recipients. There is no cost to attend but membership is recommended. Please RSVP to attend by calling 800-273-5200.

ASM is now accepting award nominations. Do you know someone who deserves recognition? Maybe a teacher, in home worker, or someone who has touched the lives of many individuals with autism. ASM wants to celebrate these people at our Annual Meeting on September 25, 2015. Criteria to nominate someone for an award: Professionals (not in the field of autism, but contributing to it) Family Members or Persons with Autism Professionals Providing Services Please note that each category has specific criteria, and that information is available by contacting ASM. The nominations committee and final decisions will be made prior to the ASM Annual Meeting. Awards will be given out at the ASM Annual Meeting. If you would like to nominate someone please use the form on the link beow and send to ASM.

Event Location: Fireside Inn 81 Riverside St. Portland, ME

For more information contact: Autism Society of Maine 1-800-273-5200 www.asmonline.org asm@asmonline.org

One day event - September 25, 2015
October 2015
Ride For Autism - Save Date!
9th Annual Ride For Autism Fun for the whole family, three rides 10 mile, 25 mile, and 50 mile.

Entertainment and great BBQ after the event.

More information will be coming!

Event Location: Conservation Trust Gravely Brook Rd. Biddeford, ME

For more information contact: Autism Society of Maine 1-800-273-5200 www.asmonline.org/involved_ride.asp info@asmonline.org

One day event - October 3, 2015