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Special Thanks For An Amazing Exhibit! Sibling Art Project Tampa 2011

                       

Early Autism Interventions

Presents:

Sibling Art Project

2011

Tampa Exhibit

“Who I am in my Family & My Community…”

The Sibling Art Project was designed to recognize the creative talents of siblings in special needs families & encourage children not in special needs families to join together and inspire each other with creative art talent for the special needs community! We celebrate ALL children, and recognize the important role they play in their families every day! This year we are very excited to present our creative Art Project Theme “Who I am in My Family & My Community…”

We received over 6,900 entries from all over the United States this year! We are pleased to exhibit today the Tampa Art Submissions created at our Art Studio Days at the Glazer’s Children’s Museum and our Community Art partner schools.

The vision of this exhibit was created by 5 extremely talented young adults with Autism. The name cards for each piece were written and created by a 9 year old little girl with Autism that recently began to write for the first time. We are proud and honored to have these amazing community minded citizens show their talents they attribute to having Early Interventions in their lives!

We are extremely thankful for the support of the University of Tampa’s Department of Psychology that sponsored, volunteered, and organized our Tampa exhibit this year!

We hope you enjoy each creative piece, and stop by and have a few refreshments!

** Children present that created for the exhibit please stop by and see special guest Suzin Carr: Author of “I Choose” to receive your recognition certificate and a special gift from the Glazer’s Children’s Museum.

Special Thanks TO:

Dr. Jeff Skowronek

Glazer’s Children’s Museum

Advance My Baby

Brain Balance Center Oldsmar

PLAY PROJECT

Stacie Call

Dr. Patty O’Grady

Christopher Cordero

Sweet Bay

Gabrielle Hernandez

University of Tampa Student Volunteers

Suzin Carr Author “I Choose”

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Our First Family Activity 10 days of Being Thankful Celebration Incorporating Sensory Fun!

If you missed our post about the 10 days of being thankful planning and activities to introduce the holiday season to our entire family keeping our Autistic daughter in mind and creating fun we all can enjoy! Please visit here if you wish to read this post:https://joyearlyautisminterventions.wordpress.com/2011/11/04/how-my-family-kicks-off-the-holiday-season-of-giving-thanks-and-how-we-bring-holiday-prepartion-and-calm-for-our-autistic-daughter/ 

Our Major Project for the 10 days of being thankful in our family is creating our time capsule together. We take our time with this project and include sensory fun crafts and activities while making the contents of our time capsule. We finish the capsule in time for Thanksgiving Day and then we discuss each item we put in the capsule then we seal it up and store it away. We store ours in the cedar chest, but if your planted at a home and wish to bury go for it!  We will open our time capsule every 2 years on Thanksgiving Day because this is the time limit our children set for our capsules. This makes Thanksgiving Dinner conversation super fun when you open an older capsule!

Making a time capsule is a great way to  preserve memories that your child will love to look back on as she grows older.  You can create a memory-filled time capsule that you and your child will  treasure.

 

Instructions

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      Instruct your child to decorate a plastic food container with her favorite  stickers, pictures or any other items that interest her.

    • Decorating the container is a complete reflection of your children’s personalities so we just lay out the crafts supplies and let them go with this activity. This project creates a great sharing activity for our girls. Team work and great Sensory Exploration together!

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      Ask him to pick out his favorite photographs of family, friends and pets. Make  copies of the photos and place them in his time capsule. Or We have them try to paint portraits of their portrayal of the picture.

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      Help your child cut out pictures of her favorite toys or pictures of other  favorite items from catalogs. Clip interesting newspaper articles to remind her  of the current events going on at the time as well. (Cutting great Sensory Activity)

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      Make a copy of your child’s favorite songs and  locate drawings your child has made, stories she has written, old report cards  and ticket stubs from sporting events or shows that she’s  attended.

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      Place all of the items you’ve gathered in the plastic container, and label  the container with your children’s names and the date. Tightly seal the  container.

    • We also like to have the children make a small craft item together and wrap them as gifts to each of us. This way when you open the capsule everyone gets a gift to unwrap!

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      Hide the time capsule  in a closet, and decide on a date within the next  years  when you will open the capsule with your  child.

    • This is a super amazing tradition and really takes as little or as much time as you want this project to…

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How My Family Kicks Off the Holiday Season of Giving Thanks And How We Bring Holiday Prepartion and Calm for Our Autistic Daughter!

 I began a tradition a few years ago in our house in an effort to gradually plan and keep a calm to the holiday season for our Autistic daughter. Each year we  incorporate a set of days during the holidays that teaches our family about kindness, compassion, and demonstrating thanks!  I designate 10 days between now and Thanksgiving as days of thanks. Whether it’s “Thankful Thursdays” or alternating weekends, we select days that our whole family can spend together.

 • Appreciating one another’s health, abilities and accomplishments is an excellent way to reflect on all the reasons to be thankful from the past year. You’ll all get great ideas for your Thanksgiving day grace and you’ll be thankful for the time spent relaxing together during the busy season.

• Thankful time as a family presents a great opportunity to take family holiday photos, or watch family movies to further reiterate everything you are all thankful for. Pass around a bowl of popcorn, grapes or snack mix and with every handful say something nice to the person to your right. Play charades with a thankful theme. Any time spent together that stimulates a thankful state of mind will be beneficial to your family.

The Turkey Diary is a super fun activity my oldest daughter really looks forward to when it is pulled out of the cedar chest each year!

 • Start a Turkey day diary. Purchase a notebook or journal for your family to pass around the weeks before Thanksgiving. Having each member take the time to jot down what they’re thankful for gives each one of you a quiet time to reflect on the past year. Letting younger family members dictate their thoughts, and giving teens colored pens to add their personal flair add other elements to your family’s ‘Thankful Time Capsule’. Year after year, you all can add to this “notebook time capsule” during your designated Thankful Family Days each year!

This tradition was created out of concern for our young Autistic daughter that would get extremely sensory overloaded during the holiday season. We  also wanted to create a way to teach our oldest daughter to reflect on being thankful and teach lessons of gratitude, and to create a time to introduce to our young Autistic daughter the pictures, colors, and decor of the upcoming holidays!

 

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Early Autism Interventions November 2011 Newsletter

EARLY AUTISM INTERVENTIONS TAMPA
Newsletter
November 2011
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“Celebrating All special needs Families and Their Special Siblings with Events & Programs Designed Especially For Them!”

“Proud 2011 Tampa Bay Business Journal Medical Heroes Community Outreach Finalist!”

Important Dates:
Nov. 5 ~ Holiday Shopping for A Cause
Pebble Creek Clubhouse 11am-2pm
(Sensory, Fun Gift Ideas, Swag)

Nov. 20 ~ Sibling Art Project Tampa Exhibit
University of Tampa 12pm-2pm Free to Public (See Art created by Siblings of Special Needs Families)

Dec 3 & 4 ~ Sensory Breakfast with Tampa
Register now until Nov 20 and Save BIG! Open to all Families! Created for All Sensory Kids!

http://earlyautisminterventionsevents.ticketleap.com/breakfast-with-santa-early-bird-registration/

Support Our Therapeutic Listening Lending Library Program! This program is reaching now over 3,000 families because of supporters attending our events we are able to purchase more and more therapy equipment for families that cannot afford to purchase it themselves! Make a donation every little bit Counts!
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attend our community fun events!
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JOY FALAHEE- FOUNDER
813.995.5652
earlyautisminterventions@gmail.com
Early Autism Interventions and Sensory Processing Disorder CONFERENCE
APRIL 13-15 2012
VISIT to Register
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exhibitor information and attendee info

Don’t Miss: Dr. Berger, Dr. Mane, Dr. Wilkinson, Paula Tarver, Nancy Russell, Amber Dame, Suzin Carr and many many more!


Participate in our DEAR SANTA LETTER contest happening now! For details visit www.whatsdoingtampabay.com or our Facebook Page Early Autism Interventions
happenings!
October was an amazing month for Early Autism Interventions Tampa! We were recognized by the Tampa Bay Business Journal for Community Outreach Finalist for Medical Heroes Awards 2011. We are so happy to announce that our Sibling Art Project 2011 recieved over 2,100 submissions of art created by Siblings of Special Needs Families from our theme “Who I am in My Family and Community!” Our Tampa exhibit will be taking place on Sunday, November 20 at the University of Tampa’s Fletcher Lounge from 12pm-2pm this is FREE to the community and we encourage you to come by and view these creative art pieces!  We currently have our Sensory Breakfast with Santa Tickets on Sale . Our Early Bird Registration Rate is available until Nov. 20. Visit the link listed in Important Dates.  This Magical Breakfast was created for our Sensory Friends and Families! A little Elf tells us Santa is Great at Sign Language!

a message to our supporters

Special Thanks to all that came our for our Family Fishing Day at the Avalon Horse Farm in Lutz! This was a ton of Fun and the Kid’s  caught a ton of Fish!

BIG THANKS TO OUR  FALL EVENTS SUPPORTERS!

SAGO NETWORKS,
AVALON HORSE ACADEMY
AUTISM RIDING PROGRAMS,
ADVANCEMYBABY.COM,
BRAIN BALANCE CENTER OLDSMAR,
LEGO LAND,
ARRR FISHING CHARTERS,
ROCK BOTTOM FISHING CHARTERS,
BAY AREA KAYAK AND CANOE CLUB,
UNIVERSITY OF TAMPA DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY,
GLAZER’S CHILDREN’S MUSEUM, WWW.WHATSDOINGTAMPABAY.COM,
MASONIC LODGE ID PROGRAM,
SCENTSY CANDLES TINA NEGRON,
YES, MARY JANE SICILIANO,
CONTEMPORARY CAPTURES MELISSA KORTA, PREMIER JEWELRY NONA BUGBEE, PAMPERED CHEF STACEY JANOSKE, BEADANGLED JANICE LABUSCH, WICKED SISTERS BOUTIQUE, WILLOW HOUSE DIANE KRAJIK,, STACY’S GLUTEN FREE GOODIES, THIRTY ONE BETH LIVESAY, CAROL GARRETT “YOUR HEALTHY COFFEE CONNECTION”, PEBBLE CREEK TINA RUSTIN, HUGS FIRST KISSES LATER


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