Autism Society, San Diego

Thanks to the generosity of our members, supporters and sponsors, the Autism Society San Diego has been able to do some great things for the autism community in San Diego. Below is a list of incredible activities that are made possible every year by volunteers and with donations like yours:

  • Free, Monthly support group meetings: North County SD, Spanish Language, Collaborative with San Diego Unified School District, Adult Support and Information Meeting-Central San Diego, Coffee Talk, and our newest group in East County (Total 2013: 50+ meetings).
  • Website with current local and national autism resources, events and information.
  • Active social network site communications-Facebook, Twitter, Meetup, Instagram.
  • Local office support with 24 hour response during business week to phone and email inquiries.
  • Two, Free, Monthly Family Pizza and Pool/Gymnastic Parties: Central San Diego location and
    Escondido location (Total 2012: 24 parties).
  • Adaptive Swim Lesson Program for persons with Autism in partnership with Aqua Pros Swim
    School.
  • Co-sponsor Surf Camp for Children with Autism with Aqua Pros Swim School (since 2002).
  • Co-Sponsor Camp I CAN with Toby Wells YMCA and Palomar Family YMCA-Summer day camp for
    children and teens with autism (since 2002).
  • Sponsor of two education conferences per year with nationally recognized speakers.
  • Community based autism information presentations to businesses, schools and local
    philanthropy groups.
  • Autism Resource Guide for newly diagnosed families, produced in collaboration with Rady
    Children's Hospital of San Diego.
  • Dr. Bernard Rimland Research Grants to Graduate Students studying Autism (since 2003).
  • Provide up to $6000 per year in scholarships for local persons attending training about autism.
  • Monthly Sensory Friendly Family Movies in partnership with AMC Movie Theaters.
  • Collaborative Sponsor of San Diego County Sheriff Departments "Take Me Home" Program.
  • Facilitate discounted tickets to Disneyland tickets to families of persons with autism.
  • Participates with world renowned Old Globe Theater with autism-friendly stage production.
  • Pistachio is Dedicated to the Fight for Autism

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