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Music & Autism: Empowering the Mozart in Us All

Mainly Mozart Festival Opening Concert with Derek Paravicini
Thursday, May 30 | The Conrad, La Jolla | BUY TICKETS

8:00pm – Concert with Derek Paravicini, piano
10:00pm-11:00pm – VIP Reception

Mozart & the Mind Showcase 
Friday, May 31 | Allen Airways Flying Museum, Gillespie Field, El Cajon | BUY TICKETS

7:00pm-10:00pm

Featuring:
Temple Grandin – Keynote Presentation
Alex Pruetting – Piano
Victoria Rose Womble- Vocals
Chi-Ling Wu – Piano and more
Clayton Freeman – Sax
Adam Mandela Walden – Cello
Derek Paravicini – Piano

Mozart & the Mind Symposium & Expo Day One
Saturday, June 1 | Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall | BUY TICKETS

11:00am-4:00pm – Symposium & Expo
4:00pm-4:45pm – Books signing
5:00pm-7:00pm – Temple Grandin keynote; Derek Paravicini concert

Day one: The power of investing time, energy and resources into uncovering interests and nurturing strengths, rather than exclusively addressing problems or challenges.

Saturday Speakers include:
Thomas Iland – Charismatic Speaker and Autistic Advocate
Temple Grandin – Keynote Presentation: Finding Your Inner Mozart
Kristine Barnett – Mozart in Flashcards & Physics
Dr. Darold Treffert (Video) – The Savant Syndrome: Those Incredible “Islands of Genius”
Dr. Edlyn Peña & Diego Peña – Mozart in Prose
Annette & Matteo Musso – Mozart in Poetry
Dr. Rosa Martinez – Mozart in Paint
Dr. Thomas Fabricus – Mozart Decoding – Hyperlexia
Bryan Mischler & Vivian Hazell – Neurodiversity and Strength-Based Transitions to Adulthood

    Music and Autism Showcase: Concert Featuring Artists on the Spectrum

    The SDSU Center for Autism and the SDSU School of Music and Dance, in collaboration with Mainly Mozart, present The Music and Autism Showcase, part of the Mozart & the Mind festival!

    This is a free event for all lovers of art and music. Come for an afternoon to experience the art of exceptional musicians who are on the autism spectrum, and to hear their stories on how music has enriched their lives.

    Smith Recital Hall, San Diego State University
    5500 Campanile Drive
    San Diego, CA 92182

    Visit The Music and Autism Showcase for more information and to register

      ASD Mornings at The Nat

      This monthly program for children and adults on the autism spectrum offers a quiet and less-crowded environment for them to explore the San Diego Natural History Museum at their own pace. Every second Saturday of the month; museum opens at 9 am. General admission rates apply. San Diego Natural History Museum, Balboa Park. Click here for details.

        Autism Accessibility Mornings at the Fleet

        On the third Saturday of every month, the Fleet invites adults and families who have children with autism to enjoy early access to the exhibit galleries in a quieter setting an hour before the Fleet opens to the public. Admission includes access to a special cool-off space and a special IMAX film screening at 10 am with the house lights on and a lower soundtrack volume. Regular admission rates apply. Visitors are welcome to stay and enjoy the museum all day. Early access to galleries, 9-10 am; special IMAX showing at 10 am. Balboa Park. More details here.

          ASD Thrive On 2019

          Parents of children of any age with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or similar conditions, join together in a supportive and friendly environment to gain knowledge and build community. Parents leave each session with skills to understand their child’s diagnosis and its effects on their family, build family support, and how to care for themselves and their relationships.

          The ASD Thrive On group is only available to parents who have previously participated in their parent support groups.
          For more information and to register, please contact the Family Wellness Center. RSVP is required.

          Jan. 16, Feb. 20, March 20, April 17, May 15, June 19, July 17, Aug. 15, Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 20 & Dec. 18, 6-7:30 pm.

          *$180 fee covers all 12 sessions; drop-in option is available for $20 per session. https://www.centerforchildren.org/family-wellness-center/event-calendar/#event|parent-support-group|389

           

           

           

           

            All Inclusive READ 3×3 Literacy Event

            Join us downtown on Saturday, June 22 from 10am-1pm at the San Diego Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common, Binford I CAN, Too! for the

            All Inclusive READ 3×3 Literacy Event:   3 Authors, 3 Hours, 3 Times the Fun!

            This FREE event is hosted by the Special Needs Resource Foundation of San Diego.

            Three, local authors will entertain children with a book reading and related activity or craft. Each child that attends the event will receive a free book, donated by San Diego Family Magazine while supplies last.

            Local Authors:

            – Salina Yoon: Be A Friend; My Kite Is Stuck! Salina Yoon drew on her experience as a Korean immigrant adopted into an English-speaking American family and that one school friend that took the time to try to communicate beyond the language barrier. Families of children with special needs relate to Dennis, a boy who mimes his idea, as many of our families have non-verbal children. It only takes that one, loving, patient and persistent friend to make them feel included.

             – Andrea Zimmerman: All Buckled Up; Trashy Town. All Buckled Up is a picture book devoted to the importance of safety belts in ALL vehicles. The use of many community members in many different types of vehicles utilizing many different types of safety belts lets kids know belts are for everyone!

             – Sally Pla: Benji, the Bad Day, and Me; Stanley Will Probably Be Fine. Sally Pla is an author with Autism and a mother of a child on the Spectrum. Her protagonists have Autism and ADHD and a common theme in all her books is navigating emotion and social skills in tough childhood situations.

             

            SNRFSD staff will be available to offer information about our Flourishing Families publication. Library staff will be available to answer questions about the Binford I CAN, Too! Center

              ASD Mornings at The Nat

              This monthly program for children and adults on the autism spectrum offers a quiet and less-crowded environment for them to explore the San Diego Natural History Museum at their own pace. Every second Saturday of the month; museum opens at 9 am. General admission rates apply. San Diego Natural History Museum, Balboa Park. Click here for details.

                ASD Thrive On 2019

                Parents of children of any age with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or similar conditions, join together in a supportive and friendly environment to gain knowledge and build community. Parents leave each session with skills to understand their child’s diagnosis and its effects on their family, build family support, and how to care for themselves and their relationships.

                The ASD Thrive On group is only available to parents who have previously participated in their parent support groups.
                For more information and to register, please contact the Family Wellness Center. RSVP is required.

                Jan. 16, Feb. 20, March 20, April 17, May 15, June 19, July 17, Aug. 15, Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 20 & Dec. 18, 6-7:30 pm.

                *$180 fee covers all 12 sessions; drop-in option is available for $20 per session. https://www.centerforchildren.org/family-wellness-center/event-calendar/#event|parent-support-group|389

                 

                 

                 

                 

                  ASD Mornings at The Nat

                  This monthly program for children and adults on the autism spectrum offers a quiet and less-crowded environment for them to explore the San Diego Natural History Museum at their own pace. Every second Saturday of the month; museum opens at 9 am. General admission rates apply. San Diego Natural History Museum, Balboa Park. Click here for details.

                    ASD Thrive On 2019

                    Parents of children of any age with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or similar conditions, join together in a supportive and friendly environment to gain knowledge and build community. Parents leave each session with skills to understand their child’s diagnosis and its effects on their family, build family support, and how to care for themselves and their relationships.

                    The ASD Thrive On group is only available to parents who have previously participated in their parent support groups.
                    For more information and to register, please contact the Family Wellness Center. RSVP is required.

                    Jan. 16, Feb. 20, March 20, April 17, May 15, June 19, July 17, Aug. 15, Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 20 & Dec. 18, 6-7:30 pm.

                    *$180 fee covers all 12 sessions; drop-in option is available for $20 per session. https://www.centerforchildren.org/family-wellness-center/event-calendar/#event|parent-support-group|389

                     

                     

                     

                     

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