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.

November 2014
Parent & Family Epilepsy Conference
Join us for this FREE conference for family and individuals affected by epilepsy. Enjoy a lunch and learn more about your epilepsy.

Visit the Autism Society of Maine's table!

Event Location: Dana Center 22 Bramhall St. Portland, ME

One day event - November 1, 2014
Health & Wellness Expo ( 10:00am to 4:00pm )
Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram and Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare present their 2nd annual, FREE community health and wellness expo including screenings, demonstrations, flu shots, and more.

Event Location: Civic Center Portland, ME

For more information contact: www.pressherald.com/2012/10/05/health-expo-features-shonda-schilling-_2012-10-05/

One day event - November 2, 2014
Dual Diagnosis / Direct Support Professionals ( 8:00am to 4:00pm )
Maine Dual Diagnosis Conference for Direct Support Professionals

Changes to Create a World of Difference
*Assessment & Observation
*Behavior Support - If I Knew Then What I Know Now
*Crisis Prevention and Intervention
*Health & Wellness
*Should to Shoulder - Community Collaboration
All meals included in cost of conference!

Stop by ASM's table!

Event Location: Fireside Inns & Suites 81 Riverside Portland, ME

For more information contact: Portside Resources

One day event - November 5, 2014
Parent Autism Support Group ( 6:00pm )
Do you have a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder? Would you like to meet other parents, care takers, and grandparents? In collaboration with Spring Harbor, the Autism Society of Maine will offer a support group on the first Wednesday every month. Each meeting will have a specific theme that will be addressed. There will be special guest speaker and a variety of topics. Just knowing you are not alone and having the opportunity to talk with another parent/care taker who knows exactly what you are going through can help. The group will meet from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm the first Wednesday of each month. Please check in at the front desk under Parent Support Group. **In case of any bad weather please call Spring Harbor at 761-2200 Any cancellation will be done by 8:00 am day of meeting. This month s discussion will be around section 28 services called Rehabilitative and Community Support Services for Children with Cognitive Impairments and Functional Limitations. Most families refer to this service as in home help. Hand out will be provided.

Event Location: Spring Harbor Hospital 123 Andover Rd. Westbrook, ME

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

One day event - November 5, 2014
Roundtable for Parents ( 10:30am to 12:00noon )
A roundtable discussion for parents hosted by Pine Tree Society's Case Management team.

The holidays: often a time of joy and connection. But they also can be a time of stress as changing routines and high expectations can take their toll. And for families of children with disabilities, there can often be more challenges due to high social demands, changes in routines, changes in diet and too little sleep. As families are come together, we can become acutely aware of our children s differing abilities, can feel pressure to conform and feel guilt or failure when we are not able to participate.
See link below for more information:

Event Location: Pine Tree Society 71 US Route 1 Scarborough, ME

For more information contact: Barbara 386-5963

One day event - November 6, 2014
December 2014
Autism Meltdowns in Children and Adolescents ( 8:00am to 4:00pm )
Autism Meltdowns in Children and Adolescents: Practical Strategies for Prevention, Intervention, and Post-vention Seminar

Speaker: KATHY MORRIS, M.ED., B.S.

*Techniques to develop self-control and self-management skills
*Essential skills to defuse explosive behaviors and de-escalate meltdowns
*Activities for reviewing behaviors when calm *Case examples with dozens of strategies you can use immediately

Alternate Locations:
Manchester, NH on 12/4/2014
Burlington, VT on 12/5/2014

More information/brochure coming soon that can be seen on PESI's website link.

Event Location: Portland, ME

For more information contact: PESI https://www.pesi.com/search/detail/index.aspx?eventid=30884

One day event - December 3, 2014
Holiday Craft Fair! ( 9:00am to 2:00pm )
Invitation to Crafters!

Registration is now open for crafter space at Morrison Center s 6th Annual Holiday Craft Fair, Poinsettia, & Wreath Sale. A crafter booth/space is $35 and all registration fees support the work of Morrison Center! To participate, please fill out a Craft Fair Vendor Application 2014 and return to the Center by Fri. Nov. 14th.

Event Location: Scarborough, ME

For more information contact: Meghan 883-6680 x102

One day event - December 6, 2014
Maine Discovery Museum * SANTA! ( 4:00 to 6:00pm )
The Maine Institute for Education and Research (MAIER) is hosting a FREE event for children with autism and their families! Please join us!

*A speaker, Ann Long, from the Maine Parent Federation will be holding an educational session on "Advocating for Your Child."

*FOR KIDS: Playtime at the museum! FREE SNACKS & REFRESHMENTS

*The Maine Family Partnership is pleased to announce that SANTA will be at the Museum!
A photographer will be on hand to provide FREE digital photos of your child with Santa!

Please call the Maine Discovery Museum to register for the event: 207-262-7200.

Event Location: Maine Discovery Museum 74 Main St. Bangor, ME

For more information contact: Donna Doherty 207-581-2468 https://www.mainediscoverymuseum.org/Programs/Special-Events/My-Day-To-Play.aspx donna.doherty@maine.edu

One day event - December 7, 2014
G.E.A.R. Support Group Presentation by ASM ( 5:30pm to 7:30pm )
Autism & Strategies Presentation by the Autism Society of Maine

Description: To provide participants the basic understanding of autism along with general strategies, behavioral strategies, social skill strategies, educational strategeies, and classroom strategies.
Presented by Erin Dimbleby,ASM Autism Information Specialist

Note: Park in lot behind building for ground floor entrance
Physician's Building,Conference Room D

Event Location: Penobscot Bay Medical Ctr. Physician's Building, room D Rockport, ME

For more information contact: 207-721-0161 www.gearparentnetwork.org

One day event - December 12, 2014