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    • Tuesday, February 27, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • First Church of the Nazarene
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    SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES FAIR 

    Feel free to come and browse the fair anytime between 6:00 and 8:00 pm.

    At our 10th Annual Summer Opportunities Fair, we are excited to welcome individuals and agencies to participate, sharing recreational, research, and summer opportunities for the autism and disability community. This fair will be held at the same location, First Church of the Nazarene @ 510 Woodland Street, Nashville TN. 

    This fair will feature recreational opportunities such as camps, arts, music, dance, swimming, and parks & recreation programs, as well as various programs available through local universities.

    • The event is Free.
    • Childcare will NOT be available.
    • Free parking is available.
    • Registration is NOT required.

    Exhibitor and Vendor opportunities are available! Register on left bar.

    Exhibitors are those who offer an activity for individuals with a disability or provide post-secondary education opportunities. Vendors are those who do not provide a summer opportunity or post-secondary education but want to share their service or product at the event(Autism Tennessee reserves the right to refuse any application.)


    • Saturday, March 03, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Pursuit Sports Academy 103A Tennessee Way Hendersonville, Tennessee
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    Pursuit Sports Academy will be opening their doors to Autism Tennessee members for a day of family fun! Enjoy a variety of activities involving sports, games and projects with movement, health and fun in mind. No sports background required! Lessons will be adapted to the needs of each child and will focus on balance, coordination, flexibility, agility, etc.
    Each lesson is an hour long. Please indicate time preference during registration.

    This event is open to Autism Tennessee Family Membership only. Each one hour session will accommodate a maximum of 30 children to create an ideal environment. 

    If you believe you are a member of Autism TN but are unable to register for this event- contact our office admin@autismtn.org.  If you are having trouble logging in, click the little blue man in the upper right-hand corner. 

    • Thursday, March 08, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 299 Cowan Street, Nashville TN, 37213
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    Succeeding at Your Child’s Next Annual IEP Meeting: 

    What to do before, during and after your child’s next meeting in order to achieve the best possible IEP for your child.This presentation will focus on providing parents with strategies for ensuring that their child’s IEP adequately addresses their needs. We will talk not only about IEP requirements, but also about what parents can and should do to prepare for their child’s IEP meeting, who they should take to the meeting, how they can best advocate for their child during the IEP meeting, and what steps should be taken after the meeting.

    Presented by Blair Dunnigan

    • Thursday, March 08, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Cross Point Church, 299 Cowan Street, Nashville, TN 37213
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    Autism Tennessee’s Adult Orientations are two-hour informational sessions about autism spectrum disorders conducted by an autism specialist and an adult with autism.

    Who should attend?

    This Orientation is for adults who have a diagnosis of autism and those who suspect that they may have autism. This Orientation is most helpful for individuals seeking resources and support in order to understand and manage their autism diagnosis as well as those who want to connect to others in the autism community.

    What will I learn?

    You will…

    Learn the diagnostic characteristics of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and criteria for assessment
    Discuss the difficulties associated with ASD
    Gain an understanding of treatment options, effective strategies in self-advocacy, and how to create a support system
    Hear success strategies from a peer with ASD
    Is there a cost?

    No. The session is FREE!

    Is childcare available?

    Yes, childcare is available with 48 hours advance request. Space is limited; reservations are required.

    • Thursday, March 08, 2018
    • Thursday, November 08, 2018
    • 9 sessions
    • Cross Point Church 299 Cowan St, Nashville, TN 37213
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    CONNECT is a monthly group provided for adults with high-functioning autism who are seeking a safe social outlet. The group will begin by meeting on location at CrossPoint; once participants feel comfortable, meetings may be held in various locations in the community (e.g., grocery store, mall, bowling alley).

    Individuals with high-functioning autism frequently find themselves isolated despite wanting to make and keep friends. They often have fewer opportunities to interact with others and lack the self-confidence needed to initiate relationships in the opportunities they do have. Less developed social and executive functioning skills make it difficult to know how to find opportunities for developing relationships.

    This group will provide a safe environment for these individuals to connect and practice interacting with others under the supervision of a trained professional.

    Objectives


    For participants:

    ·    To practice greetings others and doing so until it is a routine behavior

    ·    To develop self-confidence by learning more about ASD and how it can be used as a strength

    ·    To practice initiating, maintaining and ending conversations

    ·    To practice social skills in a variety of settings with familiar and unfamiliar individuals

    For the community:

    ·    Individuals with HFA have many positive attributes that can contribute to society. However, without the self-confidence and skills needed to successfully and comfortably interact with others, these attributes often go unnoticed. As Connect participants practice appropriately interacting with others and gain the courage necessary to venture into the community, the community will gain greater access to neurodiversity.


    • Thursday, March 08, 2018
    • Thursday, November 08, 2018
    • 9 sessions
    • 299 Cowan Street. Nashville, TN 37213
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    Autism Tennessee is proud to offer Teen Transition Skills, a monthly group. Using technology, teens & young adults (14-22) will learn social skills and workplace readiness facilitated by an adult on the spectrum.

    This group will utilize the website and app- Conover- to address social skills and workplace readiness. An adult on the autism spectrum will then facilitate a discussion about the skill addressed, drawing on his own experiences as a person on the autism spectrum. The group will also engage in social games and be given wind-down time at the end of each session.

    This group meets the second Thursday of each month. You do not need to attend all sessions to participate. 


    • Friday, March 30, 2018
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    • Monday, April 09, 2018
    • 6:00 PM
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    • Thursday, April 12, 2018
    • 6:30 PM
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    Autism Tennessee is excited to have a panel of several adults on the Autism Spectrum to share their personal experiences. These individuals will be discussing their individual challenges and successes and answer questions that many parents and other adults may have about what daily life is like for them.


    • Thursday, April 12, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 299 Cowan Street. Nashville TN 37213
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    AUTISM ORIENTATION
     An informational session about autism spectrum disorders

    Conducted by an autism specialist this orientation is for parents of newly and previously diagnosed children, grandparents, caregivers, educators, therapists, psychologists, pediatricians and other medical professionals, and other interested community members.

    In this FREE orientation, you will learn about:

    • The characteristics of autism spectrum disorder (ASD),
    • How ASD affects behavior,
    • Implications for learning and intervention,
    • Learn about examples of evidenced-based interventions and how you can use them or request that they are used in your child’s education or therapy,
    •  Learn definitions and applications for terms commonly used in discussions concerning autism,
    • And a parent’s perspective on intervention and family support services 

     These Events are FREE.  Reservations are requested.
    All community members are welcome.

    Childcare is available with 48 hours advance notice.

    • Saturday, April 14, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Adventure Science Center
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    Autism Tennessee is very excited to announce our seventh annual Family Fun Event in partnership with the Adventure Science Center!  They are opening the doors of the Science Center just for Autism Tennessee members on one special day (closed to the public), and will be adjusting the lights and sounds for our more sensory sensitive friends.

    Saturday morning February 25th from 8:00 to 10:00 am.  Members will have exclusive use of the Science Center for a 2-hour period including a quiet room and a special Planetarium Show at 10:00 am.  The Subway Café will be open during that time, should members be interested in purchasing snacks or beverages.  In addition, those families who choose to do so can stay as long as they want during our regular open hours at no extra charge or use their wristband to leave and return later in the day.


    • Saturday, April 28, 2018
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    • Saturday, April 28, 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • The Event Venue
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    • Monday, June 11, 2018
    • 6:00 PM
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    • Monday, August 13, 2018
    • 6:00 PM
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    • Saturday, September 08, 2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • Cross Point Church
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    • Saturday, September 29, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Southeast Regional Community Center, 5620 Hickory Hollow Parkway
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    Autism Tennessee is the only local agency that serves as a source of information, referrals, training, advocacy, and support for families of persons with autism in Middle Tennessee. 

    We
    invite you to become a sponsor at our Inaugural Autism Awareness Pajama Walk. This event will be held on September 29, 2018 at the Southeast Regional Community Center, 5620 Hickory Hollow Parkway in Antioch, from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. We hope to raise $150,000 to continue our programs and expand our efforts, especially into the rural communities of Middle Tennessee.

    We cannot meet our goals without the partnership with companies like yours. Would you consider contributing to or sponsor our event? By giving to our Inaugural Pajama walk, you enable us to continue providing valuable services to the community. 

    Thank you in advance for your sponsorship! We hope to see you at our Inaugural Pajama Walk!

    Recognition on Event T-Shirt

    Autism TN Website,
    E-Blast, and Social Media 10,000~ impressions

    Exhibit Booth/Team Table at Event
    (Table & 2 chairs)

    Recognition in all printed materials for the event and on Sponsor Boards

    Platinum $5,000+

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    Logo & Link and Social Media post

    Yes

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    Gold $2,000+

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    Logo, Link, and Social Media tag

    Yes

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    Silver $1,000+

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    Logo on website

    Yes

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    Bronze $500+

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    Name Listed

    Yes

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    Friend
    $250+

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    Yes

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    • Monday, October 08, 2018
    • 6:00 PM
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    • Monday, December 10, 2018
    • 5:30 PM
    • Autism Tennessee
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Past events

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 Disability Day on the Hill
Monday, February 12, 2018 Board Meeting
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Autism Safety for Families and Persons with ASD
Thursday, January 11, 2018 Managing an IEP
Saturday, January 06, 2018 Star Wars-The Last Jedi – Sensory Friendly Movie
Saturday, December 02, 2017 ICE! – Gaylord Opryland

HelpLine: 
(615) 385-2077 ext 1
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615-385-2077
Address:
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Nashvillle, TN 37206

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