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Parent & Family Meetups

Posted by autismne on April 1, 2016 at 1:40 PM

We're a group that meets both in person and online chat  (P2ParentsChat.)

 

Most of our meetup get togethers are with other groups or organizations. There are some events that are hosted by AutismNE, Autism Personal Coach, Autism Society of Greater Cleveland and other organizations. (every post will tell you who is hosting the event.)


 Variety of Meetups include:

Autism Society of Greater Cleveland hosts a monthly Parent/ Professional Meeting with a Children's Social Skills Groups Program on the 2nd Tuesday of each month runs from Sept to May.


Autism Personal Coach hosts events for ages 14 to adult for individuals who have autism.  They also serve as personal coaches for individuals with autism as a service provider.


AutismNE also has an online parent/ family support and resource network for anyone who has loved ones with autism. We provide resources, message forums for support, family get togethers, Mom's Night Out and activities. AutismNE there is no cost to join AutismNE on Meetup.com


To Join our Meetup go to this webpage illustration below and click on "Join Group"

www.autism.meetup.com/1116



Summer Activities fpr Special Needs Children.

Posted by autismne on June 1, 2013 at 1:30 PM

 

Good activities for special needs children would be sensory stimulating to them in either sight, sound or taste. There's many activities that you can do with them and that would depend on their likes and dislikes.

 

For example, if they seem to be always moving they might want to go to a playground, swimming or splash around in a small pool. (see link for Top ten summer activities for kids with special needs below)

 

If they are on the quiet calm side than blowing bubbles might interest them. There are children that still enjoy blowing bubbles up into their teens.. (See link for Fun bubble blowing toys below)

 

If your special needs child is able: A fun tasting activity would be to have them cover their eyes or use a blind-fold and have them guess the tastes of different foods, you can use fruits or vegetables or their favorite food vs the not so favorite food.

 

How about an easy craft? For crafts choose simple ideas that have less than 3 steps such as twisting colorful pipe cleaners together to make something. Very easy to do if the project is less than 3 steps. (See link for pipe cleaner crafts below).

 


More Ideas you can look at on websites:


TOP TEN SUMMER ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

http://www.abilitypath.org/health-daily-care/daily-care/playing/top-ten-summer-activities-special-needs.html

 

MORE ACTIVITIES TO DO WITH KIDS AND SPECIAL NEEDS KIDS.

http://pinterest.com/lisageng/fun-activities-for-kids-including-special-needs/


FUN BUBBLE BLOWING TOYS

http://pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=bubble+blowing+toys


For Crafts:

Here is some great ideas on Pintrest that has many crafts with pipe cleaners:

:http://pinterest.com/rcreationsuk/pipe-cleaner-crafts/