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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.



April 2014
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April is Awareness Month!
In celebration of April Autism Awareness Month, there will be many autism awareness activities going on in the community. ASM will be posting here as well as on the "NEWS" page - see link to check them out!

Event Location: Autism Society of Maine 72 B Main St. Winthrop, ME

For more information contact: 1-800-273-5200 www.asmonline.org/news.asp?article=5318

One day event - April 22, 2014
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Elks Club Autism Fundraiser for York County
Join the Elk s Club in Sanford on April 25th for the 3rd Annual Autism Fundraiser to support York County for Families. There will be an auction with over 75 items to choose from and door prizes with a 50/50 raffle. April daily prize calendars will be sold for $10. Proceeds from these events will go toward the purchase of Ipad s for local families distributed by the Autism Society of Maine. If you want to be considered to receive an IPad, please write to the Autism Society of Maine and let us know why your family should be the recipient of this wonderful device. The IPad s will be available by May 2014.

Autism Society of Maine, 72 B Main St., Winthrop, ME., 04364

Event Location: Elk's Club Sanford, ME

One day event - April 25, 2014
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My Way To Play! ( 5:30pm to 8:00pm )
My Way To Play! is an opportunity for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and their families to explore the Children's Discovery Museum in their own way and time!

The museum is closed to the general public at this time, as this is a private, special playtime for parents and children affected by Autism to play, learn to grow together in a less overwhelming atmosphere.

All children during this special playtime will have a free pass sponsored by the Autism Society of Maine in celebration of April Autism Awareness Month!

Event Location: 171 Capitol St #2 Augusta, ME

For more information contact: (207)622-2209 www.childrensdiscoverymuseum.org/

One day event - April 26, 2014
NAMI Maine's Annual Conference
"Many Views: One Community"

We are pleased to invite you to our annual conference for families, individuals, providers, professionals and community members alike to receive trainings and resources about statewide mental health topics. Come together and be part of this vital day to stand together in community against stigma. (CEUs provided for trainings.)

Event Location: Point Lookout 67 Atlantic Highway Northport, ME

One day event - April 26, 2014
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12th Annual Walk for Autism! ( 11 to 11 register - 12:00 WALK )
12th Annual Walk for Autism!

April 27, 2014
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon: Registration
12:00 noon: Walk for Autism (Rain or shine!)
There will be Face Painting, Refreshments, Fire Trucks, Entertainment and more!
- University College of Bangor in Bangor
- University of New England in Biddeford
- Farmington Fairground in Farmington
- Presque Isle Middle School in Presque Isle

The proceeds from this event will help fund the Autism Society of Maine s programs that support families here in Maine. Join our walk and help spread autism awareness and bring hope and support to families affected by autism.
Invite your friends and neighbors to be a part of it, too! Enlist them to join your team or make a donation in support of your participation.

See link for more information and to register as individual or team.

A New "Walk for Autism" location has been added to this day!

Onsite Registration Only. *April 27th at 12:00pm, Belfast Area High School 98 Waldo Ave. Belfast, ME.

Contact: cassidyjmom@hotmail.com

Event Location: Four Locations! Bangor, Biddeford, Presque Isle, Farmington

For more information contact: Autism Society of Maine 1-800-273-5200 www.firstgiving.com/ASMMaine/Walk-for-autism-2014/

One day event - April 27, 2014
Discovery Museum - My Day to Play ( 4:30 to 6:00pm )
My Day To Play

Please join us for My Day to Play, a program designed to provide children on the autism spectrum with a safe, comfortable environment to explore and to give families who face similar challenges a place to connect. The charge for a family is $4.50. The theme will be "The Farm," including a puppet story. The event will also features a time with a live animal and a art/science activity.

Event Location: 704 Main St. Bangor, ME

For more information contact: Rosalyn Fisher (207) 262-7200 www.mainediscoverymuseum.org/Programs/Special-Events/My-Day-To-Play.aspx fisherbngr@aol.com

One day event - April 27, 2014
May 2014
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Effective Intervention for ASD Meltdowns ( 8:00am to 4:00pm )
Effective Interventions for Autism Spectrum Meltdowns Seminar

Deborah Lipsky, M.Ed., presents a rare and unique perspective from someone who lives with autism every day. Through a combination of personal experiences with professional knowledge she will offer you a rare glimpse into the neurological processing differences of an individual with autism and explain the physical and mental processes of a meltdown. You will participate in interactive exercises where you are autistic for a moment to gain a greater appreciation of the challenges individuals with autism face. You will learn how to recognize the differences between a meltdown and a behavioral tantrum and what can trigger a meltdown. You will walk away with effective intervention strategies to use before, during, and after a meltdown.

Event Location: Fireside Inn & Suites Portland, ME

For more information contact: www.pesi.com/search/detail/index.asp?eventid=24779

One day event - May 2, 2014
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Autism Awareness Walk ( 12:00pm )
Autism Awareness Walk

Come and join in on the fun!

Registration and pledge form can be downloaded here (see link) and brought to the event or you can fill out registration form at the event.

This event is a fundraiser to benefit the Autism Society of Maine.

Event Location: Neighborhood House 1 Kimball Rd. Northeast Harbor, ME

For more information contact: Marty Lyons or Chris Heel martylyons1@me.co

One day event - May 4, 2014
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Social Thinking Conference *Michelle Garcia Winner ( May 7, 8, 9, 2014 )
Social Thinking Conference May 7 -9

May 7, 2014 Social Thinking Across the Home and School Day: The ILAUGH Model of Social Thinking NEW Information on writing goals and taking data with rubrics! Hosted by Michelle Garcia Winner

May 8, 2014 Informal Dynamic Social Thinking Assessment and Core Treatment Strategies for Home and School.
Hosted by Michelle Garcia Winner and Nancy Tarshis

May 9, 2014 Teaching Social Thinking through Stories & Play in Early Learners (ages 4-7) Presented by Kari Zweber Palmer and Nancy Tarshis

Event Location: Hartford, CT

For more information contact: www.socialthinking.com/conferences/workshops/hartford-may-conference

One day event - May 7, 2014
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Sensory Movie Event! Title to be Announced Soon ( 10:00 am )
Sensory Friendly Movie - Special Showtime!

The Lewiston / Auburn Rotary is offering this sensory friendly movie. The theater provides a special opportunity for families to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment. The auditorium will have their lights up, the sound turned down, and audience members are invited to get up and dance or walk around. This is a free event for all families and their children with special needs.

Please RSVP for this event by calling the Autism Society of Maine 800-273-5200.

Event Location: Flagship Cinema Auburn, ME

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

One day event - May 10, 2014
Sibshops - Saco ( 10:00am to 12:00pm )
Sibshops are best described as opportunities for brothers and sisters of children with special health and developmental needs to obtain peer support and education within a recreational context. Sibshops seek to provide siblings with opportunities for peer support. Because Sibshops are designed (primarily) for school-age children, peer support is provided within a lively, recreational context that emphasizes a kids'-eye-view.

Sibshops will occur across the State in various locations, see link for more details about this Sibshop and others with REGISTRATION and contact information.

Event Location: Crossway Christian Church 110 Old Orchard Rd. Saco, ME

For more information contact: Amanda Kenneson 207-807-3810 www.asmonline.org/sibshops.asp astp28@yahoo.com

One day event - May 10, 2014
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Sibshops - South Paris ( 5:00pm to 7:00pm )
Sibshops are best described as opportunities for brothers and sisters of children with special health and developmental needs to obtain peer support and education within a recreational context. Sibshops seek to provide siblings with opportunities for peer support. Because Sibshops are designed (primarily) for school-age children, peer support is provided within a lively, recreational context that emphasizes a kids'-eye-view.

Sibshops will occur across the State in various locations, see link for more details about this Sibshop and others with REGISTRATION and contact information.

Event Location: Oxford Hills Comp. High School 256 Main St. South Paris, ME

For more information contact: Kendra Campbell 256-7393 www.asmonline.org/sibshops.asp Kcjobs_23@yahoo.com

One day event - May 16, 2014
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Sibshops - Northport ( 10:00am to 12:00pm )
Sibshops are best described as opportunities for brothers and sisters of children with special health and developmental needs to obtain peer support and education within a recreational context. Sibshops seek to provide siblings with opportunities for peer support. Because Sibshops are designed (primarily) for school-age children, peer support is provided within a lively, recreational context that emphasizes a kids'-eye-view.

Sibshops will occur across the State in various locations, see link for more details about this Sibshop and others with REGISTRATION and contact information.

Event Location: Edna Drinkwater Elementary 56 Bayside Rd. Northport, ME

For more information contact: Karen Gorris-Hicock 1-800-273-5200 www.asmonline.org/sibshops.asp KGHicock@gmail.com

One day event - May 17, 2014
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Autism and Other Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Autism and Other Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Practical Strategies to Improve Processing

Speaker: Patricia McGuire, MD., FAAP

Attend this seminar with leading expert and author Patricia McGuire, and learn how processing relates to disorders you treat in school, clinic and home settings daily, such as, Autism, Asperger s PDD-NOS, seizure disorders, bipolar disorder, traumatic brain injury and more. Innovative strategies you can implement immediately include:

Developing meaningful communication
Reducing problem behaviors
Increasing active engagement
Diminishing repetitive scripting and stimming
Building relationships and social skills
Improving flexibility
Teaching problem solving and independence

Additional Dates and Locations:
Manchester, NH - May 20, 2014
Burlington,VT - May 21,2014

Event Location: Portland, ME

For more information contact: 800-844-8260 www.pesi.com/search/detail/index.asp?eventid=25549 info@pesi.com

One day event - May 19, 2014
Early Start Denver Model Training - Introductory ( 8:30am to 5:00pm )
Early Start Denver Model Training (ESDM)

This one day Introductory Workshop addresses the main aspects of the Early Start Denver Model. Participants will learn about the background, principles, assessment, data maintenance, and intervention procedures of the ESDM. The workshop is open to providers and parents who are interested in obtaining detailed information about this evidence based intervention.

ADVANCED Early Start Denver Model Training Workshops to be held on: May 20 - May 22, 2014 at same location.

Event Location: Portsmouth, NH

One day event - May 19, 2014
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Penobscot Music Festival ( 4:00pm to 12:00am )
You are invited to the fundraising event of the year! Make your plans now to be at Jeff's Catering, Memorial Weekend, Sunday, May 25th! Eight of the area's HOTTEST bands are appearing to support the Autism Society of Maine. At only $2.00 per person, you can't beat the admission price! Additional donations will certainly be encouraged and graciously accepted! There will be food available for sale, provided by Tony and Lisa Brothers as well as a cash bar.

Event Location: Jeff's Catering Event Center Brewer, ME

For more information contact: https://www.facebook.com/events/299722513510887/

One day event - May 25, 2014
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Dual Diagnosis (IDD/MH) ( 8:30am to 4:30pm )
Dual Diagnosis (IDD/MH):Train the Trainer for Clinicians

Cost will include only training materials!

Limited to 50 clinicians who want to improve their skills/or train other clinicians in these skills.

Event Location: Port Resources 208 Gannett Dr. South Portland, ME

For more information contact: Laurie Raymond, Dir. Clinical Serv. 207-828-0048x102 lraymond@portresources.org

One day event - May 29, 2014
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Sibshops - Medway ( 4:00 to 6:00pm )
Sibshops are best described as opportunities for brothers and sisters of children with special health and developmental needs to obtain peer support and education within a recreational context. Sibshops seek to provide siblings with opportunities for peer support. Because Sibshops are designed (primarily) for school-age children, peer support is provided within a lively, recreational context that emphasizes a kids'-eye-view.

Sibshops will occur across the State in various locations, see link for more details about this Sibshop and others with REGISTRATION and contact information.

Event Location: Medway Middle School 25 Middle School Drive Medway, ME

For more information contact: Beth and Ryan Whitehouse 207-447-1509 www.asmonline.org/sibshops.asp mrsw6@yahoo.com

One day event - May 30, 2014
Sibshops - South Paris ( 5:00pm to 7:00pm )
Sibshops are best described as opportunities for brothers and sisters of children with special health and developmental needs to obtain peer support and education within a recreational context. Sibshops seek to provide siblings with opportunities for peer support. Because Sibshops are designed (primarily) for school-age children, peer support is provided within a lively, recreational context that emphasizes a kids'-eye-view.

Sibshops will occur across the State in various locations, see link for more details about this Sibshop and others with REGISTRATION and contact information.

Event Location: Oxford Hills Comp. High School 256 Main St. South Paris, ME

For more information contact: Kendra Campbell 256-7393 www.asmonline.org/sibshops.asp Kcjobs_23@yahoo.com

One day event - May 30, 2014
June 2014
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Sibshops - Houlton ( 5:00pm to 7:00pm )
Sibshops are best described as opportunities for brothers and sisters of children with special health and developmental needs to obtain peer support and education within a recreational context. Sibshops seek to provide siblings with opportunities for peer support. Because Sibshops are designed (primarily) for school-age children, peer support is provided within a lively, recreational context that emphasizes a kids'-eye-view.

Sibshops will occur across the State in various locations, see link for more details about this Sibshop and others with REGISTRATION and contact information.

Event Location: Houlton Elementary School 60 South St. Houlton, ME

For more information contact: Beth and Ryan Whitehouse 207-447-1509 www.asmonline.org/sibshops.asp mrsw6@yahoo.com

One day event - June 13, 2014
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Sibshops - Saco ( 10:00am to 12:00pm )
Sibshops are best described as opportunities for brothers and sisters of children with special health and developmental needs to obtain peer support and education within a recreational context. Sibshops seek to provide siblings with opportunities for peer support. Because Sibshops are designed (primarily) for school-age children, peer support is provided within a lively, recreational context that emphasizes a kids'-eye-view.

Sibshops will occur across the State in various locations, see link for more details about this Sibshop and others with REGISTRATION and contact information.

Event Location: Crossway Christian Church 110 Old Orchard Rd. Saco, ME

For more information contact: Amanda Kenneson 207-807-3810 www.asmonline.org/sibshops.asp astp28@yahoo.com

One day event - June 14, 2014
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Sibshops - Northport ( 10:00am to 12:00pm )
Sibshops are best described as opportunities for brothers and sisters of children with special health and developmental needs to obtain peer support and education within a recreational context. Sibshops seek to provide siblings with opportunities for peer support. Because Sibshops are designed (primarily) for school-age children, peer support is provided within a lively, recreational context that emphasizes a kids'-eye-view.

Sibshops will occur across the State in various locations, see link for more details about this Sibshop and others with REGISTRATION and contact information.

Event Location: Edna Drinkwater Elementary 56 Bayside Rd. Northport, ME

For more information contact: Karen Gorris-Hicock 1-800-273-5200 www.asmonline.org/sibshops.asp KGHicock@gmail.com

One day event - June 21, 2014
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Gagne Motorcycle Ride - Save Date!
82 Mile ride with food and entertainment at the end!

More info to be announced!

Event Location: Herman, ME

For more information contact: 1-800-273-5200

One day event - June 22, 2014
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"Funtown Splashtown USA" ( All Day )
Please join us at "Funtown Splashtown USA" for Autism of Maine Day!

A Portion of all ticket sales will be donated to the Autism Society of Maine.

ASM will have the opportunity to distribute autism information throughout the day and will provide a special training for staff at Funtown.

Event Location: Saco, ME

One day event - June 27, 2014
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3rd Softball Tournament for Autism - Save Date!
More information will be coming about joining or forming a team.

Event Location: Bangor, ME

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

One day event - June 28, 2014
July 2014
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Solving Problems Collaboratively ( July 9 - July 14, 2014 )
Solving Problems Collaboratively: Advanced Training in Dr. Green's Model For Understanding and Helping Behaviorally Challenged Kids

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.

Presented by: Ross Greene, Ph.D.

Event Location: Portland, ME

For more information contact: 207-846-8643

One day event - July 9, 2014