Socials for Adults with Autism & Their Caregivers

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Asperger Experts

Asperger Experts is based in Seattle, Washington, where they "enliven, empower and educate people with Asperger’s, their parents, and other members of the Autism community."

The team at Asperger Experts is made up of a diverse range of parents, people with Asperger’s and NT folks.  Courses, webinars and family support groups are available.

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State Council on Developmental Disabilities Training Resources

The State Council on Developmental Disabilities offers no-cost trainings on many topics relevant to people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and their families. We are able to come to your support group OR host the training in our office, whichever is best. Please see the attached flyer with other trainings we provide.

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In honor of CalOptima’s 20th anniversary, the CalOptima Employee Activities Committee (EAC) is offering a scholarship opportunity to reflect their commitment to Orange County’s children. CalOptima welcomes entries from students pursuing careers in health care or social services. High school seniors and future or current college students may apply. The scholarships will be funded solely through EAC fundraising activities, and no public money will be used. Three scholarships will be awarded to students who write compelling replies to short essay questions about their experience with CalOptima and their interest in health care or social services. The top winner will also be entered into a national scholarship program organized by the Association for Community Affiliated Plans, an organization to which CalOptima belongs. Applications are available to download. Act fast — the deadline to enter is Friday, April 29, 2016.

Autism in the Workplace Survey

Take our survey and let your voice be heard! We are looking for young adults (16-30 years old) with Autism and/or their family members/caregivers/guardians to complete our survey.

The Thompson Policy Institute on Disability and Autism at Chapman University is interested in your opinions on the opportunities and services available for young adults with autism in the workplace. Your responses will help us to better understand and advocate for policy changes to support young adults with autism transition into the workplace.

The survey should take approximately 10-20 minutes to complete. This survey is available in Spanish. If you would like to receive a copy of the results, or if you have any questions, please email us at To take the survey:

1. Email and let us know you would like to complete the survey- we will send you the link OR
2. Visit this page to complete the survey:

Please Complete by March 31st, 2016

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Social Participation Research Study

A research study on 3-year olds with developmental delays by Chana Hiranaka, OTR/L. Parents fill out three surveys either by mail or by phone. After completing the surveys, parents receive a $50 gift card. Parents can be either English or Spanish speaking to participate, and their children must be 3 years old with a developmental delay. The study has IRB approval through Rocky Mountain University. Interested parents can call 818-645-7074 or email

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