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We have moved to 2500 Red Hill Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92705.
Announcement Letter: English ; Spanish

Free of Charge Tech@TheCenter Workshop: Thursday, August 28th
Back To School: Preparing for and Using Assistive Technology in School

Flyer: English pdf

Join us on October 7th for the next Tech@TheCenter workshop that will go over the basics of ProLoquo2Go and Proloquo4Text and help to troubleshoot any specific concerns you have.
Flyer: English pdf ; English web

Congratulations to our team! The Center for Autism received THREE grants from Autism Speaks - we are so proud!
The grants were awarded to our Clinical Psychologist, Jean Gehricke, Ph.D. who received funding for his Therapy-Assisted LEGO Classes; to Amy Griffiths, Ph.D., Director of our F.A.S.T. program, for transition services for youth with ASD in our community; and to Jeanne Anne Carriere, Director of our C.A.P. program, for providing education, support, and training to families in Santa Ana.

A huge thank you to Bonnie and Sherwin Gillman for their generous gift to The Center for Autism. Bonnie and Sherwin's gift will allow the Center to jumpstart an innovative new Information and Referrals Program, geared to connect families to autism-related services within the community. We are incredibly grateful to the Gillmans for their vision and commitment to the Center!

Pilot study in Three Modes of SensoryPaint is currently recruiting children, ages 10-14, with symptoms similar to or a formal diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder or other neurodevelopmental disorders. Read more...

The UCI Department of Informatics and The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders are conducting a pilot study of a Kinect based software called SensoryPaint. The research will take place in a 2-hour session at the Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders. The children will be invited to use SensoryPaint and give the researchers feedback about their experiences. Parents are also welcome to participate in the interview portion of the session.

Subjects will be financially compensated for their participation; subjects will receive $50.00 for attending the session.

If you are or your child is interested in participating in this study, please contact us at:

Kate: 360-601-3112, kringlan@uci.edu
Gillian: gillianrh@ics.uci.edu
Kelly: mckinnok@uci.edu
Amy: ajgriff1@uci.edu
Flyer: pdf ; web


UC Irvine Magazine: Summer 2013
Spotlight on autism: Helping families face the journey; Tech support for caregivers; and Reaching children through dance.
Click here to read current issue.

Congratulations to all of the teams that participated in this year's inaugural AppJam and special congratulations to the team who created this year's winning application "Visual Reader." Read about the event HERE ; AppJam website

Prentice School Screening of James Redford's HBO documentary "The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia" Read more...

Based in Santa Ana, the Prentice School is a small non-profit, catering exclusively to children with language based learning differences. On Thursday, May 16th, the school is hosting a screening of James Redford's HBO documentary "The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia." This film not only clears up some of the misconceptions about the condition, but also paint a picture of hope for all those who struggle with it.

The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders of Southern California is proud to partner with The Prentice School in generating awareness and support for a school which provides the finest research-based education to those children who need it.

Flyer: pdf


2013 UC Irvine Health School of Medicine Gala Read here...

Bill and Nancy Thompson, Major Advocates of Pioneering Autism Research and Treatment,
to Receive Dean's Leadership Award at Night of 'Creativity & Magic' at UC Irvine

Fundraising Gala Will Bring Together School of Medicine Supporters
as They Celebrate Groundbreaking Research and Innovations in Education

Retired PIMCO CEO Bill Thompson and his wife, Nancy, will be honored for their extraordinary support of pioneering research and treatments for autism and related neurodevelopmental disorders during the 2013 UC Irvine Health School of Medicine Gala. Themed "Creativity & Magic: Discovering Tomorrow's Medicine Today," the special evening will bring together School of Medicine supporters in a celebration of the groundbreaking medical research and innovative education programs at UC Irvine that are shaping the future of healthcare.


Dr. Donnelly has been selected to receive the 2013 Healthcare Professional Spotlight Award by the Regional Center of Orange County.

For more about his award, please visit this link.

Please see the message from the Director regarding the expansion of our center.

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Upcoming Classes

Autism Education Series - Fall 2014 Read more about this series...

Week 1 Beginning - Tuesday - September 30th, 2014 - 6:00 to 8:00 PM

This is an innovative, multi-week educational series designed primarily
for parents of young children who are newly diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. Parents and professionals are welcomed and encouraged to attend!

SESSION TOPICS INCLUDE
• What is Autism?
• Regional Center and Special Education programs
• The A,B,C’s of Behavior
• Speech & Language Interventions
• Autism & Family Dynamics
• and YOUR Questions!

Please see our flyer for more information:
English: pdf ; web
Español: pdf ; web

RESERVE YOUR SPOT – SPACE IS LIMITED

For more infomation about education services for families please click here


Free Tech@TheCenter workshop on Tuesday, July 15th: Research Advances in Interactive Technologies for Autism

Flyer: English pdf

Summer Advanced Behavior Training starting in July. This series is designed to provide parents of children with ASD, ADHD, and other Neurodevelopmental Disorders, with hands-on, practical training and support to manage difficult behaviors.

Flyer: English pdf ; English web

Our June Art4Healing Classes are here! These 2 hour workshops teach children ages 6-12 years how to express feelings with color by working with acrylic paints on canvas. Space is limited!

Flyer: English pdf ; English web

The Families and School Together (F.A.S.T.) team and The Center are offering an 8-week introductory program on basic skills required to successfully transition to adulthood. Program for young adults ages 16-22.

Flyer: English pdf ; English web

Monthly Support Group - Read more about our monthly support group...

Our center offers a support group to parents and caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorders and related disabilities. Please join us!

The support group focuses on parent and caregiver experiences, successes, challenges, and family impact. We encourage families to attend the Autism Education Series or similar parent educational programs before attending this group. Everyone is welcome.

To join our support group, please call, email or turn in this form(pdf) and hand it in to the front desk at our office, or send it via fax to 949-221-0004.

If you are interested in a monthly email reminder about the group and information about other educational and family programs, please provide your email address.

Please see our flyer for more information.

 

Research News

Coming soon
 

Media

Please check out our joint publication with OCDE and RCOC called
Autism News of Orange County (ANOC)


Derek Paravicini Visits The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders of Southern California (April 5, 2013) Read here...

Called the Human iPod for his ability to recall any piece of music and play it in any style or key, blind autistic savant Derek Paravicini took requests and showcased his world renowned genius at the piano on Friday, April 5, 2013 at the Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders of Southern California. (link to video footage HERE)

Paravicini has wowed national audiences on television programs such as "60 Minutes" and the "Discovery Channel" and at live concerts with the Royal Philharmonic Pops in London. This was a rare U.S. appearance for the UK-born phenom, during a 3-day tour on the UCI campus designed to raise awareness and generate support for autism.

Please see our parent ambassador, Jo Ashline's blog about the event.


See the public service announcement, “Hire Me,” which promoted the employment of persons with autism and other developmental disabilities.

See pictures from the private screening of “Through the Heart of Tango,” a remarkable documentary about a group of young adults with developmental disorders learning to bond through tango.

Mr. Thompson and The Center in the OC Register. OC Metro article Please see the article about our center in OC Metro.

PBS SoCal Real Orange interview about The Center with Dr. Donnelly. (video)

See the feature on Mr. Thompson and The Center in the OC Register.

Mr. Thompson and The Center in the OC Register.


The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopment Disorders of Southern California Press Release. December 13, 2012 (pdf)

OC Register Article: UCI receives $14 million for autism work- Published: Dec. 12, 2012. OC Register Article

Standing up to autism article from UCI (link)
 

 


 


Clinical Services Education Research UC Irvine School of Medicine CHOC Chapman Children & Families Commission of Orange County