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AUTISM MEN'S GROUP
May Meeting

 

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Men’s Group is for dads, step dads, and granddads helping to raise a child with autism. We offer dinner, guest speakers and a chance to network with other men in a relaxed setting.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Giovanni’s Italian Restaurant
9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92123             Directions

Dinner: Pizza, Salad, Soda. 
Dinner is provided

Please join us for this informal group discussion where you can get to know other Dads and what they are doing to help their child with autism.

May Topic: Juan Leon will lead the discussion. 

For May, Juan Leon will lead a discussion for Dads of those with autism.

Guest Speaker: Elizabeth C. McCoy, Esq. - CANCELLED

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sharon.leon@nfar.org (Sharon Leon) Men's Group Wed, 03 May 2017 00:25:41 -0700
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AUTISM MEN'S GROUP
April Meeting

 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Men’s Group is for dads, step dads, and granddads helping to raise a child with autism. We offer dinner, guest speakers and a chance to network with other men in a relaxed setting.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Giovanni’s Italian Restaurant
9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92123             Directions

Dinner: Pizza, Salad, Soda. 
Dinner is provided

April Topic: "Facilitating Engagement through Activities"

Learn how to help facilitate engagement at home, school, and during social activities. Topics of discussion include:

   - Understanding the importance of motivation and how to promote it.

   - Redefining regulation

   - Understanding the relationship between sensory processing difficulties and behavior, learning and motivation.

   - Understanding how success can lead to growth in all areas.

Guest Speaker: Chris Vinceneux, OTR/L, Therapeutic Approach to Growth

Chris uses a holistic approach and strives to think outside the box to design interventions that can minimize or eliminate the impact of sensory processing challenges to help his clients achieve the best possible quality of life.

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sharon.leon@nfar.org (Sharon Leon) Men's Group Mon, 03 Apr 2017 17:49:37 -0700
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AUTISM MEN'S GROUP
March Meeting

 

Thursday, March 9, 2017

The Men’s Group is for dads, step dads, and granddads helping to raise a child with autism. We offer dinner, guest speakers and a chance to network with other men in a relaxed setting.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Giovanni’s Italian Restaurant
9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92123             Directions

Dinner: Pizza, Salad, Soda. 
Dinner is provided

March Topic: "Visual Communication Analysis, a new research based treatment for children with autism"

Most people in the autism community have heard of the concept of thinking in pictures. Studies have shown that it is not really thinking in pictures but thinking in pixels. But, how does thinking in pictures/pixels affect learning, reading and speech in a child with autism? We discuss each of these and show examples.

We will also discuss nonlinear learning and how visual thinking (thinking in pictures) lends itself to nonlinear learning.

Guest Speaker: Gary and Dalia Shkedy

Dalia is the Executive Director of Alternative Teaching Strategy Center, a California Non-Public Agency. Dalia is the original developer of Visual Communication Analysis (VCA) and has trained teachers, speech therapists, and BCBAs all over the world on the implementation of VCA. Dalia was an officer in the army and has extensive training in human behavior. Gary Shkedy is expert in statistics and is responsible for the technology used in the implementation of VCA and holds several patents including one related to VCA. Dalia and Gary have a 20 year old nonverbal son who has autism.

 

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sharon.leon@nfar.org (Sharon Leon) Men's Group Tue, 28 Feb 2017 22:58:29 -0800
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AUTISM MEN'S GROUP
February Meeting

 

Thursday, February 9, 2017

The Men’s Group is for dads, step dads, and granddads helping to raise a child with autism. We offer dinner, guest speakers and a chance to network with other men in a relaxed setting.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Giovanni’s Italian Restaurant
9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92123             Directions

Dinner: Pizza, Salad, Soda. 
Dinner is provided

February Topic: "Psychotherapy and Autism?  Let’s Talk About It!"

Can my son or daughter benefit from psychotherapy?

How does this work for younger children or teens/ young adults that can’t express themselves?

We’ll discuss these things and more! 

Nearly all of our kids, at all levels of development, tell us what is bothering them often through actions.  We'll discuss how to read and respond to the signals our kids give us, so that as parents, we can help them to feel more calm and connected and able to communicate, solve problems, and learn.

Guest Speaker: Joshua D Feder, MD, Child and Family Psychiatry   joshuafedermd.com

Dr. Joshua Feder is a child and family psychiatrist in Solana Beach, California, an Associate Clinical Professor at University of California at San Diego School of Medicine, and an Adjunct Professor at Fielding Graduate University.  He is a Father of a young man on the autism spectrum.

Dr. Feder develops programs, conducts research and works with clinicians, caregivers and children to promote regulation, social communication, and learning. Dr. Feder advocates nationally and internationally on issues related to Evidence Based Practices, and he serves as Medical Director at SymPlay, developing interactive technology and distance learning systems to support relationship-based interventions.  Many of his lectures can be found online atcirclestretch.com.


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sharon.leon@nfar.org (Sharon Leon) Men's Group Tue, 31 Jan 2017 10:48:53 -0800
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AUTISM MEN'S GROUP
January Meeting

 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

The Men’s Group is for dads, step dads, and granddads helping to raise a child with autism. We offer dinner, guest speakers and a chance to network with other men in a relaxed setting.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Giovanni’s Italian Restaurant
9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92123             Directions

Dinner: Pizza, Salad, Soda. 
Dinner is provided

January Topic: "Keep It Together Man!"

Marriage, children, money, and everyday battles take their toll on any parent. Based on his book "Keep It Together Man", Rick discusses how to develop a clear path through the roller coaster of life. Get Ready to laugh, cry, and be motivated by author, Rick Daynes, the keeping-it-real father of five, three of whom have special needs. Although he speaks to dads of special kids, these life-changing solutions inspire ALL parents who want to empower their marriage and shape the brightest future for their family.

 

Guest Speaker: Rick Daynes

"Keep It Together Man" author, speaker, and father of five, three of whom have special needs ,Rick offers life changing solutions to inspire ALL who want to empower their marriage, family, and community."


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sharon.leon@nfar.org (Sharon Leon) Men's Group Thu, 05 Jan 2017 14:07:31 -0800
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AUTISM MEN'S GROUP
November Meeting

 

Thursday, November 10, 2016

The Men’s Group is for dads, step dads, and granddads helping to raise a child with autism. We offer dinner, guest speakers and a chance to network with other men in a relaxed setting.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Giovanni’s Italian Restaurant
9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92123             Directions

Dinner: Pizza, Salad, Soda. 
Dinner is provided

November Topic: How His Passion for Climbing is Making a Difference for Autism

On August 30, 2016, local Dad Farzin Fallah set out to climb the 6th tallest peak in the World in Nepal at 26,906 ft.  This would be the highest climb of his life, but also one of the most important as Farzin was raising funds for a cause very dear to him - autism.   Come hear about his journey with autism as a Dad and avid climber, including breathtaking pictures from some of the most scenic places on earth.

Guest Speaker: Farzin Fallah

Farzin Fallah earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology.   After graduating college, he worked as an RF Engineer for a semiconductor company for a number of years. He moved to San Diego 20 years ago to work at Qualcomm, where he still continues to work today. Farzin’s avocation is climbing/mountaineering.  He began rock climbing in 1987 and included ice climbing in 1988.  By 1992 he started mountaineering with his first attempt of Mt. Rainer and Mt. Baker.  Later he went on to climb in Bolivia, Peru, Canada, and most recently in Nepal, where he summited the 6th highest mountain in the world called Cho-Oyu.

Farzin has a 17-year-old son named Matthew, who has Asperger’s and ADHD.  He is a high school senior and preparing to attend college next fall.  As a father of a teen, Farzin recognizes the need to raise awareness for of the plight of young adults on the spectrum, who have difficulty getting into and staying in the workforce.


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sharon.leon@nfar.org (Sharon Leon) Men's Group Tue, 01 Nov 2016 17:37:56 -0700
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AUTISM MEN'S GROUP
October Meeting

 

Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Men’s Group is for dads, step dads, and granddads helping to raise a child with autism. We offer dinner, guest speakers and a chance to network with other men in a relaxed setting.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Giovanni’s Italian Restaurant
9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92123             Directions

Dinner: Pizza, Salad, Soda. 
Dinner is provided

October Topic: "Changing your Communication to change the way your Child Communicates"

Our guest speaker will discuss how simple changes in the way we communicate can translate into longer, more meaningful engagements with your child.  Come learn what these different types of communication strategies look like, and how to avoid the common mistakes we all make.   

Guest Speaker:  Brian Bovino, The Family Guidance and Therapy Center of So Cal/ Love and Autism Conference 

Brian Bovino earned his B.A at the University of Massachusetts with a double major in Economics and Finance.  He graduated with his Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Ball State University and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).  Brian is also a Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) Consultant in Training.

Brian has worked with families and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder since 2004.  Prior to starting at the Family Guidance and Therapy Center, Brian specialized in educating parents on how build consistency in parenting practices.  He also worked with parents to improve their confidence and helped them explore new learning opportunities available in everyday activities.  Brian is passionate about helping parents become an active part in their child’s learning and development.  He believes that through everyday routines and leisure activities, each moment is a potential learning opportunity and can be made enjoyable.  Since working at Family Guidance and Therapy Center, Brian has worked with families on ways to create more meaningful relationships.

Brian lives in San Diego with his wife, daughter and golden retriever.

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sharon.leon@nfar.org (Sharon Leon) Men's Group Tue, 04 Oct 2016 00:21:35 -0700
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AUTISM MEN'S GROUP
September Meeting

 

Thursday, September 8, 2016

The Men’s Group is for dads, step dads, and granddads helping to raise a child with autism. We offer dinner, guest speakers and a chance to network with other men in a relaxed setting.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Giovanni’s Italian Restaurant
9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92123             Directions

Dinner: Pizza, Salad, Soda. 
Dinner is provided

September Topic: Let’s Rock!: Music strategies to use to connect with your child, teen or young adult with autism

Board-certified neurologic music therapists will share successful strategies that you can use to connect with your son or daughter with autism. Strategies will come to life with hands-on experiences including drumming, songwriting and improvisation. Examples of over 15 years of experience working with individuals with autism across the lifespan here in San Diego will be shared as well as how to use music for your own personal health and wellness. No music experience needed!

Guest Speaker:  Julie Guy, MM, MT-BC and Angela Neve, MM, MT-BC, The Music Therapy Center of California

Ms. Guy is co-founder of The Music Therapy Center of California. She has co-authored learning materials for children including a DVD and CD/book. Julie is a founding board member of Banding Together, a San Diego non-profit whose mission is to provide music therapy programs for individuals with special needs.

Ms. Neve is co-founder of the Music Therapy Center of California and has worked for over 15 years with children, teenagers and adults with autism in San Diego. She has published several products targeting social and communication skills. She is also co-founder of Banding Together, a non-profit that provides community social skills programs.

For more information on The Music Therapy Center  www.themusictherapycenter.com  or Banding Together:www.bandingtogethersd.org

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sharon.leon@nfar.org (Sharon Leon) Men's Group Wed, 17 Aug 2016 12:08:43 -0700
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AUTISM MEN'S GROUP
No July Meeting

 

There is no meeting in July.  Please join us for Family bowling night on August 11th!

On Thursday, August 11th, from 6:30 - 8:30 pm., The NFAR Men's Group will be hosting a Family event at Parkway Bowl.  All Family Members welcome!

The outing includes two games of bowling, bowling shoes, pizza and soft drinks for $12 per person.  We will have a private party room that holds 8 bowling lanes but space is limited. To reserve your spots, please register HERE.

Join the Men's Group for monthly meetings again in September!

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sharon.leon@nfar.org (Sharon Leon) Men's Group Thu, 04 Aug 2016 00:18:14 -0700