2017 Walk4Autism Program Book

 

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Thank You 2016-17 AUTISM SOCIETY BOARD Linda Ronan Brown, President Rosemary Rangi, Recording Secretary Susan Hodess, Vice President Stephanie Co, Director Mary Anne Stella, Treasurer Welcome to the Autism Society Oakland County’s 4th Annual Walk 4 Autism. I joined the Board of the Autism Society Oakland County (ASOC) in 2013, after learning my son was diagnosed with autism at Children’s Hospital. Concerned by his diagnosis, I turned to ASOC’s phone line for answers. My questions were answered by an extremely knowledgeable and kind-hearted volunteer. A mother, who had been through exactly what I was going through, responded to my call and answered all my questions with patience and sensitivity and resources. I knew this was an organization I wanted to be a part of, to collaborate, plan, fundraise and execute programing with others, who all live in a world that many cannot even imagine. That was exactly what I found being on the Board. Shortly after joining the Board of Directors, Walk 4 Autism was born. It is my pleasure to welcome you all here! On behalf of ASOC and our Fundraising Committee, thank you so much for your support since 1985. We look to continue as a strong chapter for many years to come. Please consider joining us, as we move ahead with planning for our events and programs. As a chapter comprised of only volunteers, we are always seeking individuals who want to join us in our journey to advocate for those with ASD. We encourage you to explore all of our area microbusinesses represented today and discover many programs available for our loved ones. Our committee has worked tirelessly to create a safe environment to meet your needs. Sincerest Thanks, Stephanie Sage Co, Fundraising Chair and Board Director On Behalf of our Fundraising Committee: Linda Ronan Brown, Mary Anne Stella, Diane Risko, Ray Debold, Bob Kinggo, Jr., Barbara Wertheimer, Rosemary Rangi, Lyssa Holtz and Michele Gershonowicz Volunteers are the key to all that we do! We really appreciate your willingness to step-up and share your time and talent. The Autism Society of Oakland County presents the 4th Annual 4walk au tism Autism Society Oakland Count April 30, 2017 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. Somerset Collection North in Troy Level One, Grand Court y

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Welcome Dear Members, Friends, Family, and Community Partners, Welcome to the 4th Annual Walk for Autism! On behalf of the Autism Society Oakland County, I want to sincerely thank you for your support and your attendance at this year’s Walk 4 Autism. It is especially meaningful this year as we work to recover and repair ASOC from the embezzlement of funds by its’ former president. ASOC’s Executive team and Board of Directors want you to know that we are working to fulfill our mission – to advocate and support meaningful participation in all aspects of life for individuals with ASD and their families. In the eight months since we discovered the embezzlement, in addition to pursuing and supporting criminal prosecution to gain restitution of funds taken, ASOC has accomplished the following: • Grants of over $30,000 to 6 community partners to develop new or expand current programming for adults with autism • Grants totaling almost $5,000 to 6 high school and post-high school autism programs supporting over 100 students for vocational and social skill training initiatives Welcome • Social opportunities for teens and adults with ASD though our Friendship Club held monthly during the school year. This popular evening offers a chance to get together and share common interests, a DJ for dancing, games and team sports • Successful 23rd Annual Golf for Autism attended by 80 golfers raised $40,000 • Attendance at community events and autism conferences to provide awareness and direct support to over 420 people • Respond to email, telephone calls and social media requests for support, resources and advocacy The Walk 4 Autism is a family friendly fundraising event for ASOC. Through this event we hope to help create a caring, supportive and understanding community for individuals with autism and their families. Please plan to join us at the following events: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Family Gathering Troy Community Center Sunday, September 10, 2017 24th Annual Golf for Autism Pine Knob Golf Course With sincere thanks, Linda Ronan Brown, President WHAT CAN YOU DO TO MAKE ASOC STRONGER? • Become a member – $15/individual; $25/family; $50/Nonprofit; $100/Business Sign up at our table today or online at www.autismsocietyoaklandcounty.org • Volunteer – for a task, an event, a committee, the Board of Directors. Contact asocmi@gmail.com • Share your talent, ideas and input at asocmi@gmail.com 23

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What is Autism? Autism spectrum disorder (ASD or autism) is a life-long developmental disability that typically appears within the first three years of life. The symptoms of autism and their severity vary significantly from person to person. No two people are affected in the same way, nor is there a single symptom that affects all people with autism, which is why it is considered a “spectrum” disorder. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, autism affects about 1 in 68 children. It is almost 5 times more common among boys (1 in 42) than among girls (1 in 189). According to the State of Michigan Autism Program, in the 2015-2016 school year 18,746 students enrolled in Michigan schools were diagnosed with ASD (Michigan Department of Education), and approximately 50,000 individuals living in Michigan have ASD. (www.michigan.gov/autism) Autism occurs in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups and is the fastest growing developmental disability in the United States. Prematurity, low birth weight, and advanced parental age increase the risk of developing autism. Parents who have one child with autism have a 2% to 18% chance of having a second child affected by autism. Autism is treatable Studies have shown that early diagnosis and early intervention lead to significantly improved outcomes and better levels of functioning for those on the autism spectrum. Signs to look for in the children in your life: • Lack of, or delay in, spoken language • Repetitive use of language and/or motor mannerisms (e.g., hand-flapping, twirling objects) • Little or no eye contact • Lack of interest in peer relationships • Lack of spontaneous or make-believe play • Persistent fixation on parts of objects For more information on developmental milestones, visit the CDC’s “Know the Signs. Act Early” website. ASOC firmly believes that autism is treatable and through early intervention and effective support, individuals with autism can live full, productive lives. 45

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Program & Teams SCHEDULE Music by DJ Mikester: Throughout event Registration and Check-in: 8:00-9:00 a.m. Vendors, Micro-Businesses Open: 7:45-10:45 a.m. Craft by The Art Experience: 7:45-10:45 a.m. Music Therapy by FAR Therapeutic Arts & Recreation: 7:45-10:45 a.m. Sensory Experience by Sensory SPOT: 7:45-10:45 a.m. National Anthem Sung by Laura Figliuolo. 8:55 a.m. Laura is in 8th Grade at Pioneer Middle School in the Plymouth-Canton School District. She is 15 years old and has enjoyed growing up singing, acting and dancing at FAR Therapeutic Arts and Recreation. Laura’s passion is music and she is so grateful to ASOC for the opportunity to perform! Grand Court Warm-up & Stretch led by Fuse45 by Cycle and Row: 9:00-9:15 a.m. Walk Starts: 9:15 a.m. Ticket Raffle Winners Announced: 10:00 a.m. Recognition: 10:15-11:00 a.m. TEAMS • Andrew’s Squad • Athleta Somerset • Barb Wertheimer • Bella • Bridget Swope • Brookfield Academy - Troy • The Brown Brothers • Cameron’s Cuties • Clawson High School ASD Team • Dangling Mommie’s Social Club • Derby’s Puzzle Pieces • FAR Therapeutic Arts and Recreation • Harlan Huskies • Hillside Elementary School • Hodess Family • Jack’s Team • Jordan’s Team • Key School – Aja Horvat-Bokor • Laurelton • Mason! • New Gateways • Omarion’s Nation • Rock The Spectrum! • Scripps Middle School • A Second Chance for Heaven • Stella Stars • Team Gateways • Team Kordae • Team Leader • Team Luke - Southfield Pediatrics • Team Puma • Team Tyler • The Therapy SPOT • Terlina’s Bunch Sponsors PLATINUM SPONSOR Knights of Columbus #4188, Clawson HOST SPONSOR Somerset Collection GOLD SPONSORS Gateway Pediatric Therapy Total Spectrum Care 6

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Sponsors SILVER SPONSORS Autism Alliance of Michigan Easterseals Impact Events JARC Judson Center Autism Connections Metro Parent Sam’s Club Southfield Pediatric Physicians BRONZE SPONSORS Autism Spectrum Therapies Centria Healthcare Kaufman Children’s Center Oakland County Community Mental Health Authority The Arc of Oakland County 8 Gateway is the premier center for ABA therapy and the treatment of autism spectrum disorders. We offer 35,000 square feet of customized, first-class treatment space at three locations in Metro Detroit. We offer private, in-home and clinic-based services at a schedule that works for your family. Gateway’s expert team of nearly 200 Board Certified Behavior Analysts, ABA technicians, and administrative personnel is committed to showing each of our clients the highest level of compassion, respect, and quality of care. What can you do to make ASOC stronger? • Become a member - $15/individual; $25/family; $50/Nonprofit; $100/Business. Sign up at our table today or online at www.autismsocietyoaklandcounty.org • Volunteer – for a task, for an event, for a committee, for the Board of Directors. Contact asocmi@gmail.com • Share your talent, ideas and input at asocmi@gmail.com

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Community Partners Walking music provided by: DJ MIKESTER 111 Mike Murdy National Anthem sung by: Laura Figliuolo Warm-up and stretch provided by: FUSE45 by Cycle and Row Craft provided by: The Art Experience Photography provided by: Andy Patronik and Max Niederleucke Chair massages provided by: BodyWorks - A Chiropractic & Soft Tissue Center Music therapy drumming and percussion experience provided by: FAR Therapeutic Arts and Recreation PHAT Beats Group Sensory Experience provided by: The Therapy SPOT Water provided by: North Face Snacks provided by: Sam’s Club and Costco Volunteer food provided by: Crispelli’s First aid provided by: Children’s Hospital of Michigan – Troy medic team Panda One child emergency vehicle: Children’s Hospital of Michigan’s PANDA One is Michigan’s only dedicated pediatric and neonatal critical care transport team for pediatric patients needing emergency transport. Airtime DJ Flip provided by: Air Trampoline Target Vineyard Vine (Somerset Collection South): Shop from 11:-00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 30 after the Walk 4 Autism and 20% OF ALL PURCHASES will be donated to ASOC. RAFFLE DONORS • Crispelli’s • FAR Therapeutic Arts and Recreation • Walt Disney World Company • Carrabba’s Italian Grill – Novi • Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum • Zap Zone • Air Trampoline • Gap by Athleta • Micro-business fair participants • Kids First Advocacy 11

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Micro-Businesses ABBY’S GLUTEN FREE COOKIES: Abby Branham Gluten free cookies 248-408-6173 dlbranham@comcast.net ADULT TRANSITION CENTER – BIRMINGHAM: Beth House Wood pallet signs, soaps, coasters, lotion bars 248-762-1646 ehouse@birmingham.k12.mi.us AMIE’S AVON: Amie Kupovits Avon beauty products, cosmetics 248-818-2864 amiejoy223@yahoo.com CLAY BY J: Justin Ashlock Ceramics: magnets, worry stones, jewelry, home decor and more 248-318-6285 | claybyj@comcast.net DREAM CRAFTS – West Bloomfield Transition Center: David Wisniewski 4oz and 8oz soy wax candles 248-539-0601 Transitioncenter2@gmail.com http://dreamcrafts.wix.com/candle-and-wreaths DUTTON FARM: Jeannette Brown All natural health and beauty products 248-818-0270 jeannette@duttonfarm.org www.duttonfarm.org ELEGANT DESIGNS BY ELIZABETH: Elizabeth Martin Personalized art, food and dishwasher safe ceramics, artist designed embroidered pillows, towels, baby items 248-645-0746 michelesmartin@hotmail.com www.elegantdesignsbyelizabeth.com FABIAN ARTS: Fabian Israel Canvas acrylic painting 248-344-2564 Ajisrael2003@yahoo.com www.fabocium.com FUTURISTICA: Brian Nanry Note cards, matted 8x10 photographs, artwork, ceramics 248-645-6966 futuristica.enterprises@gmail.com www.futuristica.yolasite.com JTK CUSTOM CREATIONS: Jonathon Kuhn Custom pens and bottle stoppers 313-763-6334 jtkcustomcreations@icloud.com MILES ART WORK: Miles K Matted Art Work 630-430-5300 kimgodek@gmail.com PAINT A MIRACLE: Debra Branham Note cards 248-408-6173 dlbranham@comcast,net http://www.paintamiracle.org/store/ SEAHOLM ASD Department: Victoria Barbieri Dog biscuits and pretzels 586-260-8059 vbarbieri@birmingham,k12,mi,us SOUTHFIELD HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS & TECHNOLOGY WARRIOR LAUNDRY SERVICE: LevQual Robinson Laundry, photography and artwork 313-580-2238 levqualrobinson@yahoo.com 12 13

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Vendor List A SECOND CHANCE FROM HEAVEN Renee Gillert | 248-766-9639 rsgillert@live.com toddgillert.wordpress.com AIM HIGH SCHOOL Stephanie Ritter | (248) 702-6922 6th-12th grade education for students with learning differences sritter@aimhighschool.com www.aimhighschool.com ANN ARBOR HANDS-ON MUSEUM My Turn: A Sensory Friendly Sunday Larissa Kunynskyj | 734-205-9564 Gives families free, sensory friendly experiences in Ann Arbor. Second Sunday of each month Lkunynskyj@aahom.org myturncommunity.org THE ART EXPERIENCE Judy Wilson | 248-706-3304 Art therapy www.theartexperience.org AUTISM HOME SUPPORT SERVICES Shelby Jacobson | 847-807-4065 ABA sjacobson@autismhomesupport.com www.autismhomesupport.com BODYWORKS CHIROPRACTIC & SOFT TISSUE CENTER Ericca Raes | 248-688-9260 ericca@troybodyworks.com www.troybodyworks.com BRIGHT CONNECTIONS OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY Lauren Vanderlist | 231-349-1942 Occupational therapy and PLAY project Brightconnections.ot@hmail.com CHIROPRACTIC STUDIO Carson Hutto | (248) 720-0444 Chiropractic adjustments, musculoskeletal rehab, nutrition and massage bewell@thechirostudio.com FAR THERAPEUTIC ARTS AND RECREATION Pamela Ayres | 248-646-3347 www.farconservatory.org FRIENDS OF THE PUZZLE PIECE MICHIGAN Krista Shuler | 734-516-6281 Autism wrist bands k-shuler@hotmail.com | www.fotppmc.com GATEWAY PEDIATRIC THERAPY Caroline Kelly | 704-609-4456 ABA and treatment of autism and developmental disabilities caroline@gatewaypedicatrictherapy.com www.gatewaypediatrictherapy.com JARC Mary Jane Nowak | 248-488-7524 Continuum of services – respite, independent living services and group homes maryjanenowak@jarc.org | www.jarc.org JOYFUL COMMUNITY Michele Hafeli | 248-391-9740 Non-denominational religious service for individuals with developmental disabilities and cognitive impairment micheleandbrandon@gmail.com JUDSON CENTER AUTISM CONNECTIONS Ann Patronik | 248-837-2021 ABA therapy ann_patronik@judsoncenter.org www.judsoncenter.org JUICE PLUS+ Lynn Katz | (248) 766-3628 Whole food fruits, vegetables, berries, whole grains in a capsule or gummie form havejuiceplus@yahoo.com www.lynnkatz.juiceplus.com KADIMA Anne Perry | 248-663-4330 Comprehensive residential, therapeutic and social services annep@kadimacenter.org kadimacenter.org 15

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Vendor List KIDS FIRST ADVOCACY Carly Marymee | 248-890-0584 Advocacy services cmarymee@sbcglobal.net www.kidsfirstadvocacy.com MSU FAMILY STRESS LAB SIBLING STUDY Amy Nuttall | 248-884-9443 Research opportunity at MSU for siblings and mothers of children with autism nuttall@msu.edu http://familystresslaab.hdfs.msu.edu OAKLAND MEDIATION CENTER Megan Dennis | 248-338-4280 mdennis@mediation-omn.org OAKLAND UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR AUTISM - OUTREACH (OUCARES) Jenny Cloutier | 248-370-2424 Education for professionals, research in the field of autism education and daily living, camps, programs, events oucares@oakland.edu www.oakland.edu/oucares PARENT ALLIANCE OF METRO DETROIT Rosemary Rangi | 586-419-0371 Unite, inform, educate on behalf of people with developmental disabilities www.parentallianceofmetrodetroit@yahoo.com www.facebook.com/parentallianceofdd THE PLAY PROJECT Kate Bernhardt | (734) 585-5333 PLAY Project autism early intervention, professional training and development kate@playproject.org | www.playproject.org POSITIVE BEHAVIOR SUPPORTS CORPORATION Chantele Fish | 855-832-6727 CFish@teampbs.com | www.teampbs.com RUFFLES AND TWIRLS Julie Bernard | 248-259-3393 Autism awareness jewelry rufflesandtwirls@aol.com SKYLINE CAMP Matt Henry | (810) 798-8240 Summer camp and retreats matt@campskyline.org www.campskyline.org THE THERAPY SPOT Jessica Ravineala | 248-893-6192 jessica@therapyspotmi.com www.therapyspotmi.com TOTAL SPECTRUM Leah Adamik | 708-790-1061 ABA Ladamik@totalspectrumcare.com totalspectrumcare.com USBORNE BOOKS AND MORE Colleen Aben | 248-840-1930 Publishes award winning and interactive books and gifts, birth-teens colleen.aben@gmail.com https://j4939.myubam.com 24 HR HELP LINE: 855-77-AUTISM Autism is complicated. Getting help doesn’t have to be. Support Starts Here www.centriaautism.com

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Where Patients Are... Treated Like Family 2 LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU! 31500 Telegraph Rd., Suite 105 Bingham Farms • 248-540-8700 39525 14 Mile Rd., Suite 200A Novi • 248-960-7091 www.southfieldpeds.com 18 Change for Autism Change for AutismThis year theASOC launched with the help of to provide a way for schools and students to support their classmates with autism. Each participating school received a large plastic jug and autism awareness materials. Through planned activities and donations funds were added to their jug. The top four schools in funds raised will receive a plaque. The school that raises the most money will win a party for the top 3 classrooms, with the food/drink of your choice covered by the Autism Society of Oakland County. All participating schools were entered into a drawing to win two free registrations to The Walk 4 Autism. Oakland County Schools • Novi School District: district wide • Birmingham Schools: Pembrook Elementary and BPS Autism Programs • Oak Park School District: Key Elementary, Einstein Elementary, Pepper Elementary and Oak Park Prep Academy • Lake Orion School District: Pine Tree Elementary and Scripps Middle School • Southfield School District: district wide • Holy Name Catholic School • Brookfield Academy - Troy Oakland County Businesses Knights of Columbus #4188, Clawson and FAR Therapeutic Arts and Recreation 19

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