Join The Arc of San Antonio for a Complimentary Breakfast! (But, you must RSVP!)
Date: Thursday, May 10, 2012 Time: Registration at 7:00 am Program starts promptly at 7:30 am Place: The Bright Shawl - 819 Augusta Street (Map) RSVP: Contact Beth Green at 210-490-4300 or email@example.com Contact us soon; seating is limited!
Following a special introduction by San Antonio City Manager, Sheryl Sculley, you will hear a special presentation by Denise Resnik, Co-founder and Board Development Chair of the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center (SARRC), in Phoenix, who as a parent of a child with autism, helped create one of the most successful programs in the country. Denise is the mother of a 20-year-old son with autism and served as SARRC’s board chairman from 1997-2007. SARRC is an internationally recognized nonprofit organization dedicated to autism research, education, community outreach and the lifetime support of individuals with autism and their families.SARRC’s 18,000-square-foot Campus for Exceptional Children and 10,000-square-foot Vocational & Life Skills Academy are state-of-the-art clinical centers serving as models for similar research and resource facilities. Denise is also a federally appointed member of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) of the National Institutes of Health and a member of the IACC Services Subcommittee. She has won many local, regional and national awards for her innovative thinking and commitment to helping children and young adults with autism.
Proposed New Programs Geared Towards Helping Young Adults with Autism and other Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.Our presentation will discuss how programs geared towards young adults with autism spectrum disorders and other intellectual and developmental disabilities can help the San Antonio community while continuing the education, social, life skills and vocational training needs of these individuals. We have two new innovative concepts.
One concept features structured mini-courses (10 weeks in length, 1-3 days per week, 1-3 hours per day) with degreed instructors offering life skills, fitness, culinary arts, gardening, vocational training and more. This track is designed for young adults with special needs who are looking for socialization, continuing education opportunities, and more community integration. The other concept is an extension of our day program to offer lower staff to participant ratios, degreed professionals, and personal work space, all important factors required to effectively engage individuals with more severe autism or I/DD.
Come to the May 10th Community Breakfast to learn all about The Arc of San Antonio and how we are working to help young adults with autism spectrum disorder and other intellectual and developmental disabilities.