JUNE 14 | MEAT RAFFLE
Join us for our first annual Thomas J. Mazur Meat Raffle
All proceeds will help us build a playground at our Amherst school. Doors open at 6 pm, first spin at 7pm. Knights of Columbus, 755 Erie Avenue, North Tonawanda. Beer, pop and wine included. Tickets $8 pre sale, $10 at the door. Don’t miss it!
Join us for our Spring Workshop on Saturday, April 6, 2019 featuring Dr. Lori Jeanne Peloquin, Licensed Psychologist.
This workshop will provide an understanding of emerging sexuality in individuals with autism and other development disabilities across the lifespan, including the importance of addressing these issues long before puberty and adolescence. Registration required.
Please note that there is a change in venue for this workshop, as it will be held at Banchetti by Rizzo’s, 550 North French, Amherst, NY 14228.
APRIL 5 | BLOOD DRIVE
From 11am-4pm, 40 Hazelwood Drive, Amherst
In honor of Autism Acceptance Month, ASI will be hosting a blood drive. To make an appointment to donate, visit www.redcrossblood.org and use Sponsor Code: ASIHAZEL. Area hospital patients are counting on you! Remember to HYDRATE- drink plenty of water. Please remember your ID!
MARCH 30 | OPENING RECEPTION: SPECTRUM LANGUAGE
Spectrum Language features four artists with autism whose vital expressions of personally meaningful subjects invite the viewer to explore the very concept of language itself.
We are pleased to collaborate with Christine Frechard Gallery for our first out of state exhibit, Spectrum Language, featuring ASI artists Langston Gardner, Erich Haneberg, and Stacey Mania. On view March 30 – April 4, 2019
MARCH 20-21 | SPRING IT ON – ALL DAY FUNDRAISING
Spring It On is WNY’s 24-hour online day of online giving fueled by the power of generous donors, creative nonprofits, social media, collaboration, and you!
Support Autism Services, Inc. on March 20th and help us build a new playground for our Amherst school. Donations can be made online at www.springiton.com or mailed to Autism Services, Inc., 40 Hazelwood Drive, Amherst, NY 14228, Attn: Spring it On
MARCH 20 | WORKSHOP: TRANSITION PLANNING – WHAT’S NEXT?
Join us at 6:30 pm with Genie Evancho, Transition Coach at Autism Services, Inc.
Genie will cover the ins & outs of transition. Planning for what’s ahead after graduation requires time, team work and preparation. Some of the subjects to be covered include: Keys to Preparing for Graduation, Barriers to Success, Community Resources, Skills for Progressing toward the fullest degree of independence. The workshop is free and open to the public. Please RSVP via email or call 992-0131.
FEBRUARY 1 | OPENING RECEPTION: CHAZ BUSCAGLIA RECENT PORTRAITS
Join us from 5-8 pm to open Chaz’s show
Chaz Buscaglia’s interest in drawing began at an early age. As a child, he enjoyed making his own books out of copier paper, stapling sheets together and filling each page with his drawings, often drawings about music or musical instruments. Music continues to be an avid interest; in particular, the artist is a devotee of jazz, classic soul and R&B, and The Beach Boys. Exhibit on view by appointment through February 22.
FEBRUARY 20 | WORKSHOP: TRANSITION TO EMPLOYMENT AFTER HIGH SCHOOL
Join us at 6:30 pm with Jeffrey Miller, ASI’s Director of Employment Services
During this workshop, Jeff will explore the following questions:
- What employment programs are available?
- What is Supported Employment?
- How does one ensure successful job placement?
- Why community based employment?
The workshop is free and open to the public. Please RSVP via email or call 992-0131.
THROUGH FEBRUARY 27 | ART EXHIBIT: STUDENT ARTWORK
See the work of ASI student artists!
On view January 11 – February 27, visit Kenmore Library at 160 Delaware Road to see the amazing work of our student artists.
JANUARY 22 | WORKSHOP: MEETING SENSORY NEEDS AT HOME
Join us at 6:30 pm with Jessica Sills from We Rock the Spectrum
Jessica is a Speech Pathologist who also runs We Rock the Spectrum, a sensory gym. She will be coming to the center to discuss the importance of meeting sensory needs first for individuals with autism, as well as provide strategies on how parents can meet these needs in the home environment. The workshop is free and open to the public. Please RSVP via email or call 992-0131.
THROUGH JAN 2019 | ART EXHIBIT: THINK BIG
Think BIG: The Arts of Autism Services
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University presents Think BIG: The Artists of Autism Services. Featured artists will include Dan Carey, Langston Gardner, Erich Haneberg, Kevin Krauss, James Marino, Daniel Maysonet, Courtney McGovern, and Brandon Scott. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
DECEMBER 3 | WORKSHOP: AUTISM: THE TEENAGE YEARS
Join us at 6:30 pm with Alanna Lipinski, licensed psychologist at The Summit Center Behavioral Pediatrics Clinic
The teenage years are tough – with or without autism. Alanna will discuss the teenage years and how having an autism spectrum disorder factors into this stage of life. A question and answer discussion will follow. The workshop is free and open to the public and will be held at our Hamburg Resource Center, 97 Main Street in Hamburg. Please RSVP via email.
THROUGH DECEMBER 2018 | ART EXHIBIT – STUDENT ARTISTS
On view through December 19, 2018
Visit Kenilworth Library in Tonawanda to see a collection of artwork by Autism Services’ Education Program students. Free and open to the public.
One Night Only!
Brauen’s first solo exhibition and retrospective selection of his paintings and drawings, from 2008-2018. One night only. Reception: Friday, August 3, 2018 5-7pm, 124 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo NY 14201.
AUGUST 11-18 | ART EXHIBIT: REPETITION
Opening Reception Saturday, August 11, 2018 | 7-10 pm
Autism Services, Inc. presents “Repetition,” featuring work by Dan Carey, Andy Chou, Erich Haneberg, Robert Lewis, John Overton Burns, James Marino and Keith Minchen. Big Orbit Project Space, 30 Essex Street, Buffalo, NY 14213. On view through August 16, 2018.
JUNE 14 | A DECADE OF DISNEY
Our annual stage performance is not to be missed!
You don’t want to miss this year’s Autism Services stage performance. The theme is A Decade of Disney and features students from our Education program and adults from our Day programs. Tickets are available now – $7 pre-sale, $8 at the door.
JUNE 2 | RUN THE ‘BURG
A fun 5K walk/run to support ASI’s Resource Center in Hamburg
The USATF/RRTC certified race course winds through the heart of the Village of Hamburg. Pre-race registration and a post-race celebration will be held at J.P. Fitzgerald’s Restaurant located at 4236 Clark Street in Hamburg, just a few paces from the start and finish lines. The post-race celebration will include food, drink, live music and a supervised kid’s zone throughout the afternoon for those participating in the Run/Walk or anyone else simply interested in supporting the cause. Online registration is now open.
MAY 6 | OPENING RECEPTION: THINK BIG
Think BIG: The Arts of Autism Services
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University presents Think BIG: The Artists of Autism Services. Featured artists will include Dan Carey, Langston Gardner, Erich Haneberg, Kevin Krauss, James Marino, Daniel Maysonet, Courtney McGovern, and Brandon Scott. The exhibition opens with a reception on Sunday, May 6, 2018 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. It is free and open to the public. There will be light refreshments and an open bar.
THROUGH MAY 1| ART EXHIBIT: GROUP SHOW
Opening Reception April 10 at 12:00 noon
WNED Horizons Gallery will be showing selected new works from the Artists of Autism Services. The gallery is located at 140 Lower Terrace, Buffalo, NY 14202. Exhibit is free and open to the public.
APRIL 30 | PANERA FUNDRAISER
Support ASI from 4:00-8:00 pm
Join us at Panera Bread located at 5311 Main Street in Williamsville from 4-8pm. Show this flyer and a portion of the proceeds from your purchase will be donated to the agency – to support our South Long Day Hab site. You can order online for Rapid Pick Up or Delivery by entering FUND as your promo code.
ASI partners with Paula’s Donuts for Autism Acceptance
All Paula’s Donuts locations will donate $1 from every dozen purchased to Autism Services. Additionally, you can score a free donut by bringing in a Wish List item to benefit our Education Program – items requested include glue sticks, lamination sheets, dry erase markers, crayons or 1″ binders. All funds raised will help us build a playground at our new school location in Amherst.
APRIL 20| BLOOD DRIVE
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM at 40 Hazelwood Drive in Amherst, NY
Autism Services, Inc. is proud to support the American Red Cross during the month of April for Autism Acceptance Month. Please join us on Friday, April 20th to donate blood. We will have drawings for a variety of gift cards to all presenting donors. ID required. Walk-Ins welcome. For an appointment, please visit redcrossblood.org – sponsor code: ASI, or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.
APRIL 14| ASI/ASWNY SPRING WORKSHOP
Transition – Life After School for Individuals with ASD: Rising Like the Phoenix, featuring Amanda Cleesattel, M.S., OTR/L and Laura Nadine, Autism Advocate.
Examine the transition from school settings to career/vocational settings, including changes in expectations and routines which can cause disruption for both the adolescent and family. Registration is required. Held at Classics V Conference Center – 8:45 am – 12:45 pm
MARCH 22 | WORKSHOP: TRANSITION: WHAT’S NEXT
FREE workshop held at our Hamburg Resource Center from 6-7:00 pm
Join us as we welcome Genie Evancho, Transition Coach at ASI, for a presentation covering the ins & outs of transition. Planning for what’s ahead after graduation requires time, team work and preparation. Topics include keys to preparing for graduation, barriers to success, community resources, and skills for progressing toward the fullest degree of independence. Please RSVP by email or call 716-992-0131
MARCH 14 | OPEN HOUSE AND OPEN INTERVIEWS
For students graduating in May 2018 with Masters’ Degrees in Speech-Language Pathology and Occupational Therapy
Learn about ASI’s full-time career opportunities as a Speech-Language Pathologist or Occupational Therapist in our growing NYS approved private school serving children ages 5-21 diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. SLP Clinical Fellow and OT Limited Permit Applicants are welcome. Please see this flyer for important details.
FREE workshop held at our Hamburg Resource Center from 6-7:30 pm
Join us for a visit with James Traylor, Upstate Special Needs Planning Advisor. Presentation will cover understanding government benefits and eligibility, special needs trusts and ABLE accounts, housing alternatives and options, and navigating guardianship and supported decision making. Please RSVP by email or call 716-992-0131