May 2012 Events

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My favorite piece of art to use as a focal point during meditation.

My favorite piece of art to use as a focal point during meditation.


These events deal with therapeutic interventions {dietary, animal aided, teaching modalities, etc.}, allergies, legal issues, support, advocacy, conferences, fund raising and family fun. Additionally, I have decided to broaden the spectrum of events that I include on this page. Since our lives involve more than special needs, and it is vital that we take are of ourselves in order to be effective caregivers, in addition to Autism and special needs events, I am including self enrichment, LOA, and spiritual events as well. Some prominent speakers/facilitators include: Dr. Daniel Amen, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Dr. Temple Grandin, Carol Gray, Louise Hay, Robert Holden, Ph.D., Barry Neil Kaufman, Caroline Myss, Cheryl Richardson, William Shaw, Ph.D , Eckhart Tolle, Marianne Williamson, Dr. Kurt Woeller, etc.
This is a preliminary list of events. If you have any events to share, please post them in the comment section of this blog and I will add them.
SPECIAL NOTE: The AutismOne Conference is coming up in May, but you must registrar early if you want to have your child included in the child care provided at the conference.

NOW Internet 12 for 2012 for Autism Scholarships
In the US, having a child with Autism has many financial and emotional challenges, however in some countries the culture deems children with Autism as a “curse” and their lives are constantly endangered because of this belief. Just think of the global impact of parents and child care professionals being able to bring to such countries, knowledge and understanding of those with Autism. The Son-Rise Program taught by the Autism Treatment Center of America, has helped over 25,000 Autism families from more than 80 countries globally, and was awarded the title of “Best Autism Therapy Tool” at the 2011 AutismOne Conference. Please make a tax deductible donation of least $12 dollars now and share this information with at least 12 people. In the “Please use my donation for:” section, please copy and paste, “Son-Rise Program Scholarships [12for2012]“. You can literally help change the world! To donate go to: http://www.autismtreatmentcenter.org/document.php?sectionid=7&documentid=52
For more information watch this video or read my 12 for 2012 blog post.

May 5-6 Canada Dr. Wayne Dyer I Can Do It! 2012 – Vancouver

May 5 North Carolina Hope Thru Horses Open House (Adults $10 / Kids $5)

May 6 Pennsylvania Lancaster Kidney Walk

May 9-13 Washington DC National Kidney Foundation 2012 Spring Clinical Meetings

May 12 United Kingdom A HANDLE Introduction to Autism—Brighton

May 13 – 18 Massachusetts The Autism Treatment Center of America Son-Rise Program New Frontiers {Son-Rise Program the “Best Autism Therapy Tool” award winner 2011 AutismOne Conference}

Note: If you click on this video and Ustream indicates that it can not find the video, try again. I just did and it works.

May 14 New York Law of Attraction Focus Group Meeting [The second & fourth Monday of each month 7-9 pm]

May 15 Michigan Food Allergy Children’s Team (FACT) support group, allergist Dr. Ben Song, regularly attends to provide updates on current research and answer general questions. Located at 2340 Oak Valley Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48103 in “Gretchen’s House Child Care,” across from the Ann Arbor Pittsfield Branch Library.

May 16 California SPECIAL NEEDS TRUSTS – A Workshop for Families and Professionals serving the Special Needs Community

May 19 North Carolina Hope Thru Horses Women’s Retreat

May 20-25 Massachusetts Fearless: Move Past Your Fears {This is an Option Institute Event. The Option Institute was co-founded by best selling author, Barry Neil Kaufman.}

May 20-25 Massachusetts Calm Amid Chaos: Make Peace with Challenging Events {This is an Option Institute Event. The Option Institute was co-founded by best selling author, Barry Neil Kaufman.}

May 23-27 Illinois 2012 AutismOne Conference
Reminder: 12 for 2012 for Autism Scholarships continues. :-)

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