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Event Info from Philadelphia Autism Project Philadelphia Autism Network

July 10, 2024 | by sau1admin

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If you are in the Philly area, check out the info below from the Philadelphia Autism Project Philadelphia Autism Network about upcoming events.

Hello Philly!

We hope you are doing well! Please see the 11 announcements about upcoming events below. To learn more about these and other upcoming events in the community, please visit our event calendar.

Today! Ribbon Cutting for New Sprayground at 48th and Woodland - July 9th at 3:30pm. This Philadelphia Parks and Recreation sprayground was designed with the disability community in mind, with many sensory friendly elements including a giant shade canopy! This event will take place rain or shine! Download the flyer to learn more.

Philadelphia Parks and Recreation: Sensory Friendly Swim Hours - This is an open swim time with a quiet, less-crowded environment held at six different Philadelphia pools. This swim time is set aside for those with autism and neurodivergence and their families. You are encouraged to pre-register for this event. To register and to learn more about upcoming dates, times, and locations, check the website here.

PEAL Center Events

  • Summer Series - Beginning this Week! July 9th: Communicating Effectively with Your School Team - Learn when and how to best communicate with your district when you have questions or concerns. Following sessions taking place on July 16, July 24 and August 7 will provide short trainings—along with interactive conversations—to help families gain a deeper understanding on matters that are important to them. Take part in one session or all four! Register here.
  • Honest Conversations: Safe Relationships & Sexuality - July 17th at 12pm. Join here to learn more.
  • Youth Empowerment Drop-in - Online every other Wednesday starting July 24th from 6-7pm. Are you trying to figure out life after high school? Looking to connect with other people going through the same things? Sign up here to join this group and connect with resources and people navigating the same waters.
  • Empowering Change Group - Every second Monday from 6:30 - 7:30pm via Zoom. Developed by and for parents, guardians and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. Sign up here.

FRIL Virtual Community Kick-Off - July 17th at 12pm. Join Families Reimagining Inclusive Lives (FRIL) to discuss what their virtual community can look like. This event is for Pennsylvania parents of young children with disabilities and young adults with disabilities who have a passion for inclusion. Register here.

Please Touch Museum: Play Without Boundaries - July 21st, from 9:00 - 11:00am. For this special event series, the Museum is closed to the general public and is adapted to provide a relaxed environment for individuals with autism, learning disabilities, and other sensory or communication needs. To learn more about this event and to register visit the website here.

Back to School Bus Tour - This year the bus tour will visit 7 neighborhoods across the City beginning on July 29th, see the flyer for the event dates and locations. This celebration will help students and families prepare for the new school year with free backpacks and school supplies (while supplies last), free immunizations and school physicals, snacks and frozen treats, educational activities, student registration, fun games, raffles, prizes and more.

Main Line Art Center’s Residency for Artists with Disabilities - This opportunity provides local, emerging artists with space to work, mentorship, resources to create original artwork, and a public space to exhibit their artwork. Residents work with a Teaching Artist Mentor to target artistic goals and have the opportunity to be a guest artist. Residents will also create a piece of art for the Center’s permanent collection at the culmination of their residency. Learn more here or Apply today! Applications Due: August 2, 2024.

Save the Date! The 2024 Seed Award Launch Event will take place on Thursday, August 15th, at CBH, 801 Market Street. This is an opportunity to learn more about this year’s community grant recipients and a space to connect with others. More details to come and will also be shared on the PhillyAP Webpage.

Save the Date! The 2024 Philadelphia Autism Project Conference: Bridging Research and Lived Experience will take place on Wednesday, October 9, 2024 at Community Behavioral Health (CBH), 801 Market Street, in Philadelphia. More details to come but please visit our webpage to stay up to date.

Community Mobility and Participation of Autistic Adults Study (COMPAAS) - The AJ Drexel Autism Institute is seeking autistic adults who live in the Philadelphia area to help researchers learn about how often people leave their homes, the amount of time they spend in the community, the places they go, and other factors associated with community participation. You will participate in the study for about three weeks and receive compensation for your time. Learn more here.

Save the Date: 2024 Pennsylvania Autism Training Conference (PATC)! November 5th - 7th. The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) invites you to save the date for the 2024 Pennsylvania Autism Training Conference! The conference will be held virtually. More details, as well as registration information to follow.

  • Call for Personal Stories - Share your story at the 2024 PA Autism Training Conference. Choose from one of our featured prompts and let your voice be heard! Stories will be displayed virtually during the conference and beyond. If your story is accepted, you will receive a $100 honorarium via check after the conference. Must be 14 or older to participate. Click here to learn more! Submissions Due: August 2, 2024.
  • Call for Artists - Autistic artists are invited to exhibit their work virtually during the 2024 Pennsylvania Autism Training Conference. The art show will consist of images of artwork supplied by the artists, as well as links to their website or email addresses for further information for attendees interested in purchasing works for sale. Click here to learn more. Submissions Due: September 6th, 2024.

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