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Autism Society San Diego is a non-profit organization that originated in 1966 as the National Society of Autistic Children. It served to unite and inform parents on new revelations concerning intervention therapy. Today, the organization serves as the voice and resource of the local autism community. Members include parents, relatives, friends, advocates, medical professionals and educators throughout San Diego County and beyond. Our Board of Directors composed primarily of parents, autistic individuals, and experts in the field of autism serve the chapter on a volunteer basis. As an affiliate of the national organization, the Autism Society of America, we share in their mission of improving the lives of all affected by autism by promoting meaningful participation and self-determination for individuals with autism and their families. Our programs and outreach include: Six Support Groups per Month, Monthly Pool Parties and Monthly Family Gymnastics Events, Two Summer Camps: CAMP I CAN and Surf Camp, Pool PALS Aquatic Programs, Support and Referrals Through Social Media, Email and By Phone, Adult Social Recreation Programs, Family Camps, and More.

For more information about our programs please see our website: http://www.autismsocietysandiego.org

Upcoming events (4+)

Coffee Talk - In Person!

Panera Bread

We will be hosting our October Coffee Talk IN PERSON at the Panera in Carlsbad! We are so excited to return to in person events! Please come join us for coffee, information, and support!

Current Topics in Autism: Aggression & Safety PART 2-Strategies & Interventions

Severe and challenging behavior can be considered a behavior that harms/hurts themselves or others and are concerning because they often keep that individual from accessing activities of life and decreases the ability for others to care for and work with them.

This presentation will focus on behavioral and sensory supports.

Current Topics in Autism is a virtual 6 week series that will address common challenges faced when caring for and working with individuals with autism. Each meeting will discuss a specific topic with presentations by professionals on the SmartCare Behavioral Health Consultation team.

To view our first series of lectures now available on the Autism Society San Diego YouTube Channel go to: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJmlCvKnYiNjFVdXM6RwOHg/videos

These free, weekly sessions will be accessible via Zoom on Thursdays between Noon and 1:00 PM.

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Autism Society San Diego is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Current Topics in Autism: Autism, Aggression & Safety Part 2: Strategies & Interventions
Time: Oct 21,[masked]:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Films With Friends: Hocus Pocus

Online event

Autism Society San Diego has partnered with Sensory Friendly San Diego to offer Films with Friends, for teens on the autism spectrum ages 13 and up! Films with Friends is a safe place for film lovers to watch and discuss films virtually! This month we are watching....
Friday October 1st....Netflix's "A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting"
Friday October 22nd...Disney's 'Hocus Pocus"

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Current Topics in Autism:Diagnosis & Disclosure If, When & How to Talk about ASD

To Disclose or not to Disclose?
For people with ASD, an“invisible” disability, the decision to disclose an ASD diagnosis can be complicated.
This presentation will offer insight and tips on how to talk with the individual, family members, professionals and in adult relationships.

Current Topics in Autism is a virtual 6 week series that will address common challenges faced when caring for and working with individuals with autism. Each meeting will discuss a specific topic with presentations by professionals on the SmartCare Behavioral Health Consultation team.

To view our first series of lectures now available on the Autism Society San Diego YouTube Channel go to: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJmlCvKnYiNjFVdXM6RwOHg/videos

These free, weekly sessions will be accessible via Zoom on Thursdays between Noon and 1:00 PM.

Join this session here:
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Topic: Current Topics in Autism: Diagnosis & Disclosure-If, When and How to Talk About an ASD Diagnosis
Time: Oct 28,[masked]:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Past events (1,202)

Current Topics in Autism: Autism and Siblings

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