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.

May 2015
Transition Resource Fair ( 9:30am to 6:00pm )
This Transition Resource Fair will give students in 7th through 12th grade and their family members the opportunity to learn more about the many resources available to them as they prepare for adult life.

Vendors will be available!

Workshops for Students on Self-Advocacy and Transition Planning (Middle School and High School Years)

Workshops for Parents on Advocacy and Transition Planning

Event Location: University ME:Hutchinson Ctr. 80 Belmont Ave. Belfast, ME

For more information contact: 800-870-7746 parentconnect@mpf.org

One day event - May 28, 2015
June 2015
Partners in Faith Formation of Children and Youth ( 9:00am to 3:30pm )
Partners in Faith Formation of Children & Youth with Autism & other Developmental Disabilities

We invite Catechists, Parish Catechetical Leaders, Parents & Clergy to attend.

Chancery & Video Conferencing in Caribou & Brewer

Sister Kathleen Schipani will present a theological and pastoral perspective of welcoming, including and catechizing children and youth with autism and other developmental disabilities.

Carrie Freyer will introduce Loyala Press 'Adaptive Finding God' a groundbreaking program designed to help children with autism and other special needs experience their Catholic Faith..

Event Location: Caribou and Brewer

For more information contact: judy.michaud@portlanddiocese.org

One day event - June 6, 2015
"Autism & Strategies" ( 9:00am to 11:00am )
"Autism & Strategies"

Presented by Erin Dimbleby, Autism Information Specialist, Autism Society of Maine

Participants will learn a basic understanding of autism along with general strategies, environmental strategies, sensory strategies, communication strategies, behavioral strategies, social skills strategies, educational strategies, and classroom strategies.

Event Location: Educare 56 Drummond Ave. Waterville, ME

For more information contact: 1-800-264-9224

One day event - June 11, 2015
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
Sensory Friendly Movie! "Inside Out" ( 10:00am )
**Sensory Friendly Movies are regular movies in a sensory friendly atmosphere. Lights up; volume down; dancing, singing, talking and walking around are encouraged. These are geared towards people with sensory issues: Autism, TBI etc..

Event Location: Cinemagic Grand 333 Clarks Pond Parkway South Portland, ME

For more information contact: 207-772-6023 cinemagicmovies.com/loc_ClarksPond Cinemagicgrand_cp8@zyacorp.com

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

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

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: Union Street Athletic Complex 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
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
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
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