Socials for Adults with Autism & Their Caregivers
Top Flight Street Hockey League for Kids with Special needs
The Ducks' Top Flight Street Hockey League serves 10-15 players each season. Located in Huntington Beach Inline on Friday nights during the fall, winter and spring. Free skills clinics are offered once a month during the summer months to keep players at the rink connected to the game. Players are paired with volunteer aides if they require extra assistance.
Contact the Rinks-Huntington Beach Inline or go to www.anaheimducks.com/topflight for additional information.
Tool Kit for Caregivers & First Responders
This tool kit from the National Autism Association is designed to help first responders understand autism and become better equiped to respond in an emergency situation involving an individual on the spectrum.
The kit contains the following resources:
Autism Overview/Autism Behaviors
Autism and Wandering Information
First Responder Checklist
First Responder Tips
First Responder Notification Form
Guidelines for Missing Persons with Special Needs (NCMEC)
You can download the kit here
Wandering Prevention and Resources
Autism Speaks has many resources for parents and first responders to prevent wandering. Go here to get links to many resources available.
Survey of Regional Center of OC Services & Case Managers
Your participation in this survey is completely voluntary and anonymous. All responses will be strictly confidential. The Orange County Office of the State Council on Developmental Disabilities is inviting family members and consumers to participate in an anonymous survey about personal experiences with the Regional Center of Orange County (RCOC) system, services offered, and the quality of case management (service coordination) provided. We are seeking the involvement of everyone who receives services from, and communicates with, the service coordinators at RCOC.
We hope to get as many responses as possible, as this will help us in obtaining statistical data for the purpose of addressing any concerns within the RCOC system. The quality of services and case management you receive from RCOC should be consistent with the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act, which states:
“regional centers assist persons with developmental disabilities and their families in securing those services and supports which maximize opportunities and choices for living, working, learning, and recreating in the community” (WIC 4640.7(a)).
We appreciate all feedback and thank you for your time and support. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at (714)558-4404. Please return the completed survey by September 26, 2015.
Use this link to complete the survey online. or completed surveys can be sent by:
Fax - (714) 558-4704
Email - email@example.com
Postal Mail - State Council on Developmental Disabilities – 2000 East Fourth Street, Suite 115, Santa Ana, California 92705
Back To School Resources
The transition from summer back to school can be tough for everyone, especially families of individuals with autism. The daily routine established over the last 2 to 3 months is changing, and the time has come to go from camp back to the classroom.
To help ease the stress and smooth the transition for you and your family, Autism Speaks has provided an array of tips and resources for everyone involved in the process, including students, parents, teachers and peers. Go here for some good advice.