Welcome to ASW: Southwest Chapter

Congratulations to Joel Dodge, Cub Scout Leader of the Year!

 

Save the Date! June 10 Resource Fair at the Arc, 1-3pm

Fabulous Silent Auction items!

Thanks for your support of ASW!

 

Special Education Resource Fair

English/Spanish flyer

Thursday, April 27th, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Sifton Elementary School Gymnasium
7301 NE 137th Avenue, Vancouver WA 98682

This is a come-and-go event. Complimentary dinner will be provided. Children are welcome to attend with their parents.
Come and get free information on the following and more:

  • Parent support groups
  • Spring sport opportunities
  • Summer camps and activities
  • Local social groups and game nights
  • Autism scouting programs
  • Local community service opportunities for kids
  • Bullying Prevention
  • FREE Autism Resource Guide
  • Much, much, more!

For more information please contact:
Denise Pearson (Sifton SCIP K-2 Teacher)   denise.pearson@evergreenps.org
Gina Offe (Sifton SCIP 3-5 Teacher)   gina.offe@evergreenps.org

 

SAVE THE DATES: CELEBRATE AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH WITH OUR CHAPTER

Two Proclamations

DATE: Tuesday, April 4, 2017
EVENT: Clark County Councilors 2017 Autism Month Proclamation
TIME: 6:00pm
LOCATION: Clark County Public Service Center, 6th floor Hearing Room
1300 Franklin St, Vancouver, WA 98660

DATE: Monday, April 10, 2017
EVENT: Vancouver City Council 2017 Autism Month Proclamation
TIME: 6:30pm
LOCATION: Vancouver City Hall Meeting Room 2nd Floor
415 W 6th St, Vancouver, WA 98660

AND JOIN US AT THESE EVENTS:

DATE: Friday, April 7, 2017   NOTE: REGISTER BY 4/3/2017
EVENT: Klineline Special Needs Kids & Family Fishing Day
TIME: 8:00am to 3:00pm (registration spots)
LOCATION: Klineline Pond at Salmon Creek Regional Park
1112 Northeast 117th Street, Vancouver WA 98685
DETAILS and REGISTRATION: http://www.klineline-kf.org/register.html

DATE: Saturday, April 8, 2017
EVENT: ASO 4th Annual Color the Coast for Autism 5K Run/Walk
TIME: 10:00am (Walk starts at 11:00am)
LOCATION: Kampgrounds of America Astoria/Warrenton/Seaside
1100 NW Ridge Road Hammond, OR 97121
DETAILS and REGISTRATION: https://www.firstgiving.com/asoautismwalk

DATE: Sunday, April 30, 2017
EVENT: ASO 15th Annual Autism Walk in Portland
TIME: 9:00am to 12:30pm
LOCATION: Oaks Park
7805 SE Oaks Park Way Portland, OR 97202
DETAILS and REGISTRATION: https://www.firstgiving.com/asoautismwalk

Save the date! MORE DETAILS WILL FOLLOW:

ASW SWW CHAPTER ANNUAL SUMMER PICNIC
Sunday, July 23, 2017
Frenchman’s Bar Regional Park, Riverview Shelter
9612 NW Lower River Road, Vancouver, WA 98660

 

Save the dates! Fun family events

Save the dates for these fun events sponsored by Melissa Dodge and the Mom’s Group.

Visiting with Sensory Santa – December 2016

Melissa Dodge organized the annual Sensory Santa and Clothing/Toy Exchange event held at the Arc on December 17, 2016. Tammy Fraley (http://fraleyphotography.pixieset.com/) took over 150 photographs, including shots of Melissa’s family and our Chapter Board of Directors. Thanks go out to Melissa, her Mom’s Group volunteers, the Scouts, our ASW volunteers, the Arc, and Sensory Santa! A fun time was had by all.

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Local young artists donate auction pieces to Combined Fund Drive fundraiser

The WA State Combined Fund Drive is the giving program for employees and retirees of Washington State workplaces (read more here). In one of their events in November 2016, artwork was auctioned off as part of their Annual Campaign. Here are two pieces purchased by Neatha Lefevre, our chapter Secretary/Treasurer. Both were donated by local young artists on the autism spectrum.

Check out the full gallery here.

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by Caleb P, age 5

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by Gavin W, age 6

Thanks to Caleb, Gavin, and all the artists who donated their time and talent in support of the CFD event. ASW is one of the many charitable organizations that CFD supports.

Thanks to our generous donors for supporting our Summer Picnic!

On July 31 we joined Autism Empowerment for a fun summer picnic. Thanks to our generous donors:

  • Bi-Zi Farms once again provided corn, watermelon, and fresh produce for the burger fixings. Peggy Zimmerman has been a loyal supporter of ASW for many years and we always enjoy the fresh roasted corn at our annual event.
  • Whole Foods provided fresh produce and store credit for gluten/casein-free foods.
  • Franz Bakery provided the hot dog and hamburger buns, including gluten-free buns, at a special reduced price.

We greatly appreciate the support we receive from our donors!

CALL FOR BOARD MEMBERS – LOCAL ASW CHAPTER

We are building our Board and are looking for volunteers from the Clark and Skamania County community to join us. If you are interested and wish to support the Autism Society of Washington’s mission, please join us!

The mission of Autism Society of Washington is to improve the lives of all affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders in Washington State.

The vision of the Autism Society of Washington is to promote lifelong access to appropriate treatment and interventions for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families. ASW also advances opportunities for individuals to be fully integrated and participating members of their communities by providing support to families and promoting advocacy, public awareness, education, and dissemination of current research related to autism.

Contact Neatha Lefevre 360-852-4555 or Info@AutismSocietyOfWA.org

www.autismsocietyofwa.org

1-888-ASW-4-YOU (1-888-279-4968)

Contact

SW Washington – Jeff Foster
info@AutismSocietyofWA.org
(360) 852 4555

PO Box 873573
Vancouver, WA 98687-3573