Event Calendar

Mar 2015 >>
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31        

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 2015
1
Light It Up Blue - Autism Fundraiser Dance ( 5:00pm to 8:00pm )
DJ, Dancing, Food, Photo Booth, Raffle Giveaways and Silent Auction $10.00 Per Person or $25.00 Per Family Suggested Donation at the Door.

Proceeds to benefit the Autism Society of Maine

Event Location: York Harbor Inn 480 York St. York, ME

For more information contact: https://www.facebook.com/yhilightsitupblue

One day event - April 1, 2015
2
Autism Expo ( 6:30 to 8:00pm )
Embracing the World of Autism Autism Expo: Occupational Therapy Evidence-Based Interventions for People with Autism

Open to the Community
Wear orange to support Autism Awareness!

Event Location: University of New England Finley Recreation Center Portland, ME

One day event - April 2, 2015
MaineDOT "Talk Transportation"
MaineDOT "Talk Transportation" Public Input Meetings

The Maine Department of Transportation is looking to "Talk Transportation" and seeks public input regarding any and all types of transportation issues during a series of public meetings throughout the state in February, March and April. Input from the meetings will help MaineDOT understand the needs of the public and various stakeholders to help the Department formulate its Long-Range Transportation Needs Assessment. The meetings will also allow for the Department to inform the public about its activities and programs while obtaining information regarding any immediate concerns or needs from the participants.

March 11 - Belfast, Hutchinson Center Auditorium, 80 Belmont Avenue (Route 3)
March 12 - Skowhegan, Skowhegan Community Center, 39 Poulin Drive
March 16 - Brewer, Machias Savings Bank, 581 Wilson Street
March 18 - Dover-Foxcroft, Penquis Higher Education Center, Room 109, 50 Mayo Street
March 23 - Auburn, Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments (AVCOG), 125 Manley Road
March 24 - Jackman, Jackman Town Office, 369 Alternate Main Trail (Route 201)
March 25 - Farmington, University of Maine at Farmington, Olsen Student Center, North Dining Hall, 111 South Street
March 26 - Mexico, Mexico Town Office, 134 Main Street
March 30 - Sanford, City Hall Chambers, 919 Main Street
March 31 -York, York Hospital, Henry Warner Building, 16 Hospital Drive
April 2015
April 1 - Bridgton, Bridgton Town Hall, 3 Chase Street
April 2 - Portland, Portland Water District, 225 Douglas Street
In most cases, two separate meetings will be held at each location, one from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and another from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, unless otherwise noted below. Meetings are subject to change. Please check this site on the MaineDOT Public Meeting website for the latest updates or changes. http://www.maine.gov/mdot/publicmeetings/index.htm

Event Location: Different locations

For more information contact: ANY CHANGES: 207-624-3300 www.maine.gov/mdot/publicmeetings/index.htm

One day event - April 2, 2015
4
"Light It Up Blue" 5K ( 9:50 Walkers * 10:00 Runners )
Teachers on the Run: 5K Race "Light It Up Blue"

April is Autism Awareness Month! Join us as we raise money to donate to the Autism Society of Maine! You can make a donation as you register for the race or make a donation online if you are unable to attend! See link provided.

Registration is 9:15-9:45
Course: This month we will run our out-and-back course up Commercial St. All ability levels are welcome, from walkers to experienced runners.

Event Location: Hartland Consolodated School 62 Elm St. Hartland, ME

One day event - April 4, 2015
Team Up for Your Child ( 8:00am to 5:00pm )
Getting services for a child with behavioral health needs can be overwhelming. Team Up for Your Child is a step-by-step guide designed to help families navigate confusing service systems and work smarter with doctors, schools, agencies and insurers.
Facilitated by: Michelle Hill and Rebecca Williamson, G.E.A.R Parent Representatives

This workshop is free of charge for parents, grandparents, and guardians of a child with behavioral health needs.

Event Location: Crisis & Counseling Centers 10 Caldwell Rd. Augusta, ME

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

One day event - April 4, 2015
9
Maine Quality Counts - Regional Forum ( 5:00pm to 7:30pm )
Spring Regional Forums
Hosted by Maine Quality Counts

Getting the whole Story: Strengthening Partnerships to Promote Improved Care Transitions for People with Memory Loss, Serious Mental Illness, and/or Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities
How Collaboration between Primary Care and the Medical Neighborhood can Work for you.


This set of Regional Forums will continue to bring together primary care teams, patients/families, and their medical neighborhood partners to collectively identify ways to improve care transitions through enhanced communication and coordination for individuals coping with memory loss, serious mental illness, and/or intellectual/developmental disabilities.

Spring 2015 Regional Forums will take place from 5 - 7:30 pm on the following dates and locations (dinner served from 4:30 - 5pm):

Orono: University of Maine, Wells Conference Center - Thursday, March 12

Lewiston: Central Maine Medical Center - Tuesday, March 17

Augusta: Senator Inn - Thursday, March 26

Presque Isle: Aroostook Medical Center - Thursday, April 9

Portland: University of Southern Maine, Glickman Library - Wednesday, April 15

Event Location: Aroostook Medical Ctr. Presque Isle, ME

For more information contact: Maine Quality Counts (207) 620-8526 www.mainequalitycounts.org/articles/138-841/pcmh-and-health-homes-spring-regional

One day event - April 9, 2015
11
Autism Resource Fair ( 9:30am to 12:00pm )
Fair will include informational booths about local resources, and activities for children.

Keynote Presentation by Dr. Andrew Kahn.

Event Location: Sebasticook Valley Middle Newport, ME

One day event - April 11, 2015
Portland Pirates Autism Awareness Night! SAVE DATE ( 7:00pm )
SAVE DATE!

Portland Pirates vs. Wilkes Barre/ Scranton Penguins

If you enjoy hockey, then you will love this event. ASM has teamed up with the Portland Pirates for a benefit. Bring your family and friends. To honor families and individuals affected by autism. Autism Awareness Night with the Portland Pirates April 11, 2015 Portland Pirates vs. Wilkes Barre/ Scranton Penguins Time: 7:00 pm

$3.00 for each ticket will be donated to the Autism Society of Maine when you use the link provided and PROMO CODE: autism

Event Location: Portland, ME

For more information contact: Use PROMO Code: autism https://oss.ticketmaster.com/aps/portlandpirates/EN/link/promotion/home/a2d62acc61673a4c2ba68697b1ffb8b919f278ef

One day event - April 11, 2015
12
My Day to Play
My Day to Play at MDM - a special program for children on the Autism Spectrum

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.

What: Quiet Sensory Discovery Boxes with some new materials each session, Gross Motor Sensory Play, Quiet Space available, Different sessions of animal one-on-one and special science exploration time.

Who: Children on the spectrum and their families
Cost: $4.50/family [special limited time program admission!]

Event Location: Maine Discovery Museum Bangor, ME

For more information contact: (207) 262-7200 www.mainediscoverymuseum.org

One day event - April 12, 2015
15
Maine Quality Counts - Regional Forum ( 5:00pm to 7:30pm )
Spring Regional Forums
Hosted by Maine Quality Counts

Getting the whole Story: Strengthening Partnerships to Promote Improved Care Transitions for People with Memory Loss, Serious Mental Illness, and/or Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities
How Collaboration between Primary Care and the Medical Neighborhood can Work for you.


This set of Regional Forums will continue to bring together primary care teams, patients/families, and their medical neighborhood partners to collectively identify ways to improve care transitions through enhanced communication and coordination for individuals coping with memory loss, serious mental illness, and/or intellectual/developmental disabilities.

Spring 2015 Regional Forums will take place from 5 - 7:30 pm on the following dates and locations (dinner served from 4:30 - 5pm):

Orono: University of Maine, Wells Conference Center - Thursday, March 12

Lewiston: Central Maine Medical Center - Tuesday, March 17

Augusta: Senator Inn - Thursday, March 26

Presque Isle: Aroostook Medical Center - Thursday, April 9

Portland: University of Southern Maine, Glickman Library - Wednesday, April 15

Event Location: University of Southern ME Glickman Library Portland, ME

For more information contact: Maine Quality Counts (207) 620-8526 www.mainequalitycounts.org/articles/138-841/pcmh-and-health-homes-spring-regional

One day event - April 15, 2015
16
Autism Roundtable ( 6:00pm )
Tips for self-advocates & parents navigating the system

To help educate families and professionals about an expanded state law that mandates private health insurance companies to cover ABA services for children through age 10 in Maine. The new law increases access to ABA services, and allows for young children to access early intensive behavioral intervention, the singular most effective treatment for Autism. Please join us for the free event. Families and professionals are all welcome.

Event Location: Opportunity Alliance 50 Lydia Lane South Portland, ME

For more information contact: 781-808-1943 kate.ONeill@autismspeaks.org

One day event - April 16, 2015
17
Accessibility Summit ( April 17-18, 2015 )
Accessibility Summit; A Conference for the Special Needs Community

The conference allows families, caregivers, churches, educators, community leaders, and other professionals to hear from experts on the front lines of disability. Attendees will leave with exciting ideas, innovative strategies, and valuable resources to initiate meaningful changes in their homes, schools churches and communities.

Event Location: Washington, DC

For more information contact: 703-770-2918 www.accessibilitysummit.org

One day event - April 17, 2015
18
Sensory Friendly Movie ( 10:00am )
"Sponge Bob Movie"

Sponsored by:
The Lewiston Auburn Rotary Club is sponsoring a movie event in support of families whose children with autism live in the Lewiston/Auburn area.
The movie will be closed to the general public and will start at 10:00 am. You may arrive by 9:30 am.. Reserved seating is required. Each child will receive a popcorn and drink.

This event is FREE!
Registration is required by 4/8/15! Seating is limited.

Event Location: 730 Center St. Auburn, ME

For more information contact: REGISTRATION with ASM 1-800-273-5200

One day event - April 18, 2015
26
Annual Walk for Autism
13th Annual Walk for Autism April 26, 2015

University of Maine, Augusta in Bangor
University of New England in Biddeford
Farmington Fairground in Farmington
Belfast Area High School in Belfast

Walk For Autism and help us 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!

Event Location: Bangor, Biddeford, Farmington, Belfast

For more information contact: Autism Society of Maine 1-800-273-5200 www.firstgiving.com/ASMMaine/walk-for-autism-2015 info@asmonline.org

One day event - April 26, 2015
May 2015
2
Walk & 5K for Autism - Northeast Harbor ( 8:00 to 9:30am is registration )
8:00 - 9:30am: Registration on Site Only


Join in on the fun! Invite your friends, coworkers and family to Walk or Run in support of Autism!

The proceeds for this event will fund the Autism Society of Maine's programs that support families here in Maine.

Chris and Matt Heel have organized this fundraiser.
For more information, call (207) 276-4134 or email: mheel-3@verizon.ne

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

For more information contact: Chris & Matt Heel (207) 276-4134 mheel-3@verizon.net

One day event - May 2, 2015
8
Applying Technology to Support
Applying Technology to Support Social and Executive Functioning
With Sean Sweeney, MS, MEd, CCC-SLP

Description: This workshop will demonstrate a variety of visual and interactive applications that can be used with students with difficulties in social cognition and executive functioning, particularly with a lens on addressing these issues in the educational environment. Apps for iPad will be covered, with corresponding tools on the web and other platforms, including those helpful for older students struggling to access the curriculum and manage their workload. Participants will have guided practice time throughout the day, as well as opportunities for sharing and collaborating with colleagues.

Event Location: Portland, ME

One day event - May 8, 2015
9
Team Up for Your Child ( 8:30am to 5:00pm )
Getting services for a child with behavioral health needs can be overwhelming. Team Up for Your Child is a step-by-step guide designed to help families navigate confusing service systems and work smarter with doctors, schools, agencies and insurers.

This one-day workshop is offered free of charge to parents, grandparents and guardians who are currently parenting a child with behavioral health needs, and is facilitated by Michelle Hill and Rebecca Williamson, G.E.A.R. Parent Representatives.
Lunch is included. Registration is needed.

Event Location: Ellsworth Public Library 20 State St. Ellsworth, ME

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

One day event - May 9, 2015
18
Oppositional, Defiant & Disruptive Children
Oppositional, Defiant & Disruptive Children & Adolescents, Non-medication Approaches to the Most Challenging Behaviors

Children and adolescents with ODD, ADHD, Asperger's, Anxiety, mood and disruptive disorders provide constant clinical and parenting challenges. Attend this seminar and learn new, effective non-medication strategies for your client's most challenging behaviors.

Bangor, ME - Monday, May 18, 2015

Portland, ME - Tuesday,May 19, 2015

Manchester, NH - Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Event Location: Bangor, ME

For more information contact: 800-844-8260 www.PESI.com

One day event - May 18, 2015
24
Penobscot Music Festival ( 4:00pm to Midnight )
Eight GREAT Bands to Benefit the Autism Society of Maine!

DAKOTA
SHY BOY
MIDNIGHT ROSE
OVERDRIVE
SIDEWAYS
THE ALLISON AMES BAND
LIVE WIRE

Cash Bar and Food Available!
ONLY $2.00 Admission!
50/50 Raffle!

Event Location: Jeff's Catering 15 Littlefield Road Brewer, ME

One day event - May 24, 2015
June 2015
14
Ride for Autism - Motorcycle Ride ( 10:00 (Registration 9:00am) )
2015 Fundraiser Ride For Autism

Come help us help them, enjoy the day, and help make a difference. All donations welcome.

An 82 mile ride starting from Central Maine Harley, Hermon and then come back for food and entertainment!
Food prepared by Tony & Lisa Brothers
Music by the band R.E.O.

All Public & Bikers Welcome!


Proceeds from this event to benefit the Autism Society of Maine and programs that support Maine families.

This event is organized by Bill & Bonnie Gagne

Event Location: Central Maine Harley Hermon, ME

For more information contact: Bill Gagne 207-745-1589

One day event - June 14, 2015
20
Softball Tournament for Autism - Save Date!
4th Annual Softball Tournament for Autism

Join us for a day of softball and great team spirit!

Stay tuned for information about forming a team.

This annual Co-Ed Softball Tournament helps to support the vital programs we offer Maine families. Proceeds from this event will fund our 11th Summer Camp for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, our Family Retreat Weekend, and our Autism Information Specialist Program. We hope you will consider becoming a Corporate Sponsor for the Softball Tournament which has several levels of sponsorship opportunities available. In appreciation for your sponsorship, there are great opportunities for public recognition of your business name or logo on t-shirts, banners, ASM website and quarterly newsletter.

Please call if you have any questions about becoming a Corporate Sponsor for this event:
ASM: 1-800-273-5200 or
David Huffstutler at softballforautism@gmail.com

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 20, 2015