A Seattle-area community of individuals, friends, and family members whose lives are touched by Asperger's Syndrome. Socializing Group, Support Group, Community Message Board, Links, Online Trivia, Personal Homepages.
BRASS meets the second Tuesday of each month at 11am until 1pm at International House of Pancakes (IHOP) (in front of Shopko, on the North end of Bend, on Hwy 97).
Autism, a neurological disorder that, according to the Centers for Disease Control Prevention, affects one in 166 Americans, makes everyday life a challenge. Normal childhood experiences like camp can seem impossible. But the Mt. Hood Kiwanis, thanks to a three-year grant, some ingenuity, and partnerships with Portland State University's special education program and The Oral Hull Foundation, is offering its first-ever camp just for autistic adults and children.
The Dairy Queen outing was part of an annual social skills camp at Pronghorn Elementary. The camp comprises 24 district kids from the special education program who were specifically recommended by teachers or aides. It was designed to give kids a social outlet and reinforce basic communication skills, and the school district pays for it.
By helping campers understand the steps involved in simple things, such as playing with others, camp leaders hope the campers will fare better in school and on the playground.
This web page and technology support to organizations assisting families with members that are developmentally disabled made possible through a grant from Division of Developmental Disabilities, Region 2, State of Washington, Department of Social And Health Services
The Autism Support Group meets on the second Tuesday of each month from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 1995 Fourth St.
Offering a base of information on the Autism Spectrum, a range of literature sources, and national (and local Oregon) resources here, as well as, content about Threshold's organization, practice models, and ongoing research projects.