CU Autism Network community Forum

ASI and Our Future

As of November 15th, the Autism Society of Illinois (ASI) has disbanded. Since the Champaign-Urbana Autism Network was affiliated with ASI, we now need to decide the future of our organization. As the Governing Advisory Council, we are planning to host a community forum on January 17th from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at the Champaign Public Library in Robeson rooms A/B to discuss how to best move forward to support the quality of life for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families in our community. We welcome the voices of all community members. If you are unable to attend, please forward your thoughts to Teresa O’Connor at ihelpfamiliesandkids@gmail.com so that your thoughts can be shared.

If you are able to attend, please email me no later than Sunday, January 15th so that we can make certain to have seating for everyone in attendance.

Date & Location:

6:30pm - 8:30pm, Tue Jan 17th, 2017

Champaign Public Library - Rooms A/B
200 W Green St,
Champaign, IL 61820

Registration Not Required.

Dr. Temple Grandin Benefit

In Support of ASI: CU Autism Network

Autism Society Illinois will have some amazing raffle baskets (tickets $1 each or 6 for $5). We will also have some wonderful Silent Auction items. Must be present to win raffle or auction items.

Tickets are $50 per person and include dinner (Lemon Pepper Chicken, asparagus, salad, dessert, and beverage).

Date & Location:

6:30pm - 8:30pm, Tue Oct 25th, 2016

iHotel
1900 S. First Street
Champaign, IL

Registration Required:

Space is limited! Register online at http://bit.ly/2d3bGkt

Autism Conference

Featuring Temple Grandin, Ph.D.

Ausitm is not black and white (like cows). It's a spectrum of sharing, caring, and understanding.

Featured Speakers:
  • Temple Grandin Ph.D.
  • Eustachia Cutler
  • Sarah Curtiss
  • Joan Storey Gorsuch
  • Dr. Morton
  • Adam Slagell

Lunch will be provided.

Help spread the word!
Please help us and let your friends, collegues, and followers know about our conference. You can also share the following link in an email or on you website: https://www.autismillinois.org/news-events/view-all-events/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm/event/info&id=77&reset=1

Date & Location:

8:00am - 4:00pm, Tue Oct 25th, 2016

iHotel and Conference center 1900 South First Street Champaign, IL 61820 United States

Registration Required:

Space is limited so register today to secure your spot!

Attendees interested in reserving a hotel room should contact iHotel and Conference Center directly at 217-819-5000. The rate for a Deluxe King or Double with 2 queen beds is $99. To guarantee this rate, reservations need to be made by September 24, 2016. More information for the hotel can be found at http://stayatthei.com.

Registration Fee(s): By Sept. 25th After Sept. 25th
Professional $65.00 $75.00
College Student $25.00 $35.00
Family Member $20.00 $30.00

2016 Summer Family Event

Sholem Qautic Center Picnic

Whether you want to relax in the shade, soak up some rays, or stay active and get outdoors, Sholem Aquatic Center is the place to be this summer!

  • 11:00am - Picnic at the Rotary Pavilion. We will provide hot dogs, hamburgers, coleslaw, chips, and a drink. If you have dietary restrictions, please bring something to eat.
  • 12:00pm - Aquatic Center

Date & Location:

11:00am - 7:00pm, Sat Aug 13th, 2016

Sholem Aquatic Center 2205 Sangamon Dr Champaign, IL 61821

Registration Required:

Please RSVP by August 5th with the number of children (including names and ages) and adults attending the event.

C-U Autism Walk 2016

Our Annual Autism Walk and Resource Fair

We anticipate more than a thousand participants at the ASI: C-U Autism Network’s 2016 Autism Walk that will be Sunday, April 24th from 11:30 am - 3:30 pm. It will be held at The Champaign County Fairgrounds this year. Our goal is to increase our community's awareness, acceptance, and understanding of autism spectrum disorder, and to promote education, advocacy, and support our local families. The funds we raise through this event will support workshops, speakers, family activities, and other community projects that the C-U Autism Network provides throughout the year.

Date & Location:

11:30am - 3:30pm, Sun Apr 24th, 2016

Champaign County Fair Grounds Crystal Lake Park, 1302 N Coler Ave, Urbana, IL 61801

Registration Required:

Please register as a runner or volunteer, get more information about the walk, and more:

Winter Family Event 2016

Swim, Climb, Eat, and Consider Our Planning Committe!

  • 5-6 PM Rock Climbing Wall Family Adventure Center
  • 6-7 PM Open Swimming with Lifeguards
  • 7-8 PM Social Hour
Pizza and Drinks available from 5:30-7:30 PM

We are looking for people to join our planning committee. The 8th Annual Autism Walk on April 24, 2016 raises funds for our FREE family events. Please see Teresa at the Winter Family Event for more information.

See our PDF filer here!

Date & Location:

5:00pm - 8:00pm, Sun Jan 31st, 2016


Stephens Family YMCA
2501 Fields South Dr,
Champaign, IL 61822

Registration Required:

Please RSVP with number of children (including names and ages) and adults attending the event to
teresa@autismillinois.org
by January 20, 2016.

MeMoves

patented tool for self-regulation and emotional intelligence

We are honored to bring MeMoves to town for this event. MeMoves is a patented tool for self-regulation and emotional intelligence that uses an innovative combination of music, movement and the expressive features of emotion to fully engage the user. This easy to use interactive system has been widely praised by therapists, educators, parents, and researchers, as it has proven immensely effective in helping those of all abilities, and especially those with special needs like ASD, EBD, PTSD, anxiety/ depression, attention issues and other neurological challenges. In order to learn new things and navigate our way socially through the world our nervous systems must be calm and alert, we need to feel safe, and we need to be able to connect with other people. MeMoves activates the parasympathetic nervous system, resulting in a calm and attentive state, as it provides safety and affiliation for the user. Utilizing case studies, cutting edge research and real life anecdotes, this interactive presentation will provide best practices for implementing MeMoves in a variety of settings.

Date & Location:

12:00pm - 1:30pm, Thu Oct 1st, 2015

Developmental Services Center Boardroom
1304 W Bradley Ave, Champaign, IL 61821

Registration Not Required.

C-U Autism Walk 2015

Come, Walk, Raise Awareness!

We anticipate more than a thousand participants at the ASI: C-U Autism Network’s 2015 Autism Walk that will be Sunday, April 19th from 11:30 am - 3:30 pm. It will be held at The Champaign County Fair Grounds this year. Our goal is to increase our community's awareness and understanding of autism spectrum disorder, and to promote education, advocacy, and support our local families. The funds we raise through this event will support workshops, speakers, family activities, and other community projects that the C-U Autism Network provides throughout the year.

Register now for the 2015 C-U Autism Walk!

Promote the event and spread the word with our 2015 flier!

Date & Location:

11:30am - 3:30pm, Sun Apr 19th, 2015

Champaign County Fair Grounds Crystal Lake Park, 1302 N Coler Ave, Urbana, IL 61801

Registration Required:

Please register as a runner or volunteer, get more information about the walk, and more:

Summmer Social - Free Mini Golf!

Summer Family Event

Join us for our free summer family event at Old Orchard Links to play Mini Golf!!!

  • Ice Cream
  • Pizza
  • Soda
Don't forget to RSVP by Wednesday, August 20th!
View the full flier here.

Date & Location:

11:00am - 1:00pm, Sun Aug 24th, 2014

Old Orchard Links
901 N Dunlap St
Savoy, IL 61874

http://www.oldorchardinc.com/minigolf.shtml

Registration Required:

Please RSVP to teresa@autismillinois.org no later than Wednesday, August 20th.

C-U Autism Network Autism Walk, Safety, Resource & Fun Fair

4th annual Autism Walk

Join us at Hessel Park for a family fun day including: Safety, Resource & Fun Fair Bounce Houses, Face Painters, Carnival Games Raffle Baskets, Food Vendors, & a Quiet Area

Schedule of Events:

  • 11:30 Check-in & Registration Inside Pavilion - North end of park
  • 2:00 Kick off for Walk
  • 2:15 Line up for Walk route
  • 2:30 blue man puzzle guy Begin Walk

Raffle and Prize drawings in the Hessel Park Pavilion after the walk
- must be present to win
Event will end after all raffle tickets have been drawn.

Date & Location:

11:30am - 5:00pm, Tue Apr 15th, 2014

Hessel Park in Champaign: 1401 Grandview Dr. Champaign, IL 61820

Registration Required:

How to Register:

Online: cuAutismNetwork.kintera.org/2014
*OR register on arrival to event with cash or check

Adults: $20
Students: $10
Children under 12: $5

*Note: Please register by March 31st to reserve a Walk t-shirt in your size. Afterward, t-shirts will be given out first-come, first-served until gone.