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Early Autism Interventions Proudly Presents: Reeling for Autism 2012! Event Details, and Event Sponsors That Are Supporting Autism Awareness and Reeling for Autism!

 Proudly  Presents:

INSHORE FISHING TOURNAMENT AND CAPTAIN’S DINNER LITTLE HARBOR MARINA AND RESORT RUSKIN FL

APRIL 27-28, 2012

EVENT SCHEDULE:

FRIDAY, APRIL 27TH : REELING FOR AUTISM CAPTAIN’S DINNER & SILENT AUCTION (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)

6-8PM LITTLE HARBOR MARINA

Contact: reelingforautism@gmail.com or 813-995-5652 to RSVP for the dinner by April 17th

(Southern BBQ, Special Guest Musician: Josh Paez, Prizes, Silent Auciton, Raffles, Giveaways!)

** Beer and Wine available for purchase!

SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH: REELING FOR AUTISM 2012 INSHORE FISHING TOURNAMENT LITTLE HARBOR MARINA

7:30am-8:30am Check In, Registration, Boat Assignment, Captain/Team Assignment

(Continental Breakfast Provided & Coffee Provided By: Organo Gold Coffee Carole Garrett)

9:00am Tournament Boats Will Leave the Harbor for Fishing

(You will be provided with a boxed lunch, beer donated by Yuengling, bottled water)

3:00pm Tournament Boats Return to Harbor for Weigh ins, Awards, and Light Appetizers

Registration is STILL Open to Fish this Tournament! See Details Below or Contact reelingforautism@gmail.com

813.995.5652

Reeling for Autism 2012

Event Sponsors And Autism Awareness Supporters

  

MOSI, Orvis Rod & Tackle, Galley Woo, Chelsea Piers, Tribeca Hair Salon,

Dinosaur World, American Victory Ship, Glazer Children’s Museum, Tampa Bay Rowdies,

Pampered Chef, Great Explorations, Samantha Rausch Fine Art, Adriene Errico photography,

Sunken Gardens, Tampa Bay Lightning Foundation, MirrOlure, Florida Sportsman Expo,

Organo Gold Coffee-Carole Garrett, Brandon Harley Davidson, International Boat Show Key West,

Avalon Riding Academy, Sally Duggan’s Sea Scape Creations, Gordy’s Glass, Red Squid- Chuck Stephens,

CPH Engineers, Rock Bottom Charters, GatorLand, Onshore/Offshore Brett Gamrot,

Gary Johnson A/C, Brain Balance Oldsmar, Ana Bananafishing.com,

Kristian Glass, www.cozycalm.com, Super Boat Grand Prix, Absolute Tank Cleaning

YOU CAN STILL REGISTER FOR THE TOURNAMENT UNTIL APRIL 16TH!

TOURNAMENT LETTER/SPONSORSHIP DETAILS/ANGLER REGISTRATION/TEAM REGISTRATION

We hope that you will take a few moments to read about our upcoming event in your community and decide to participate in Reeling for Autism 2012 at Little Harbor Marina Ruskin, FL

We will be hosting Reeling for Autism Inshore Fishing Tournament on April 27-28, 2012, at the Little Harbor Marina in Ruskin, Florida to raise funds for our community intervention and education programs for the Autistic community.  The tournament proceeds will benefit Tampa Bay area children with Autism to participate in the Warriors for Autism summer camps designed for their needs, provide funds for the Bay Area Therapeutic Listening Lending Library providing Free therapy equipment to families, fund intervention community conferences free to the community, Sibling Art Project 2012, Sibling Day Celebration 2012, and Fishing for Fall Special Needs Fishing Day. We are extremely proud of the works Early Autism Interventions is doing in the community and we were proudly named by Tampa Bay Business Journal as a 2011 Community Outreach Medical Heroes finalist!

We hope you will consider supporting our event and National Autism Awareness month by participating in this event by becoming an angler, team, sponsor, Bring a Boat, Attend the Captain’s Dinner Auction.  We also ask your business/organization to consider being a special sponsor of our “Autistic Parents in the Community” this is an opportunity for your business to sponsor a parent of an Autistic child to go and enjoy a day of fun on a chartered boat for our tournament. Parents of special needs families often do not have funds or time to enjoy a day just for them! Help us make well deserved dreams come true for these very deserving parents! The cost to sponsor a special needs parent is $250.00! The cost to fish the tournament is $250 per angler.

Thank you in advance for considering our request and for your support of our Autistic community, children and families!

We hope to see you there! We would appreciate if you would share our event Info!

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Event Captain Brett Norris: 727. 512.4415 Event Info/Registration 813.995.5652

Email: reelingforautism@gmail.com    Phone: 813.995.5652

Online Reeling for Autism Event Info: www.whatsdoingtampabay.com

Send Donations/Registrations: Attn: Event  Chair Erin Varner Reeling for Autism 2102

308 West North Street Tampa, FL 33604

Donation Description___________________________________________________________________

Business/Organization Donating__________________________________________________________

Contact Person________________________________________________________________________

Contact Phone__________________________________________________________________________

Contact Email____________________________________________________________________

Check all that apply:

Sponsor A Special Needs Dad $250.00

______________________ CK #__________________

Single Angler Registration $250.00___________________CK#____________________

Sponsor A Team or (Bring A Team): $1,000______________________________________________

Team Name(s)__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

or__________ Check here to sponsor an all Dad’s Team from our Special Needs Community Sponsor List

(Checks Payable to Early Autism Interventions Tampa)

I have enclosed my business card / ad for the tournament media materials ________________

Thank you for your Support of Reeling for Autism 2012!

Raising Autism Awareness for the Tournament!

Little Harbor Marina, Ruskin, FL April 27-28th

  1. 1.        Sponsor a Parent of an Autistic Family to come out and enjoy a day on the water fishing. This is an amazing opportunity to give back to a parent that deserves a day of Fun! We have compiled a wish list from local hospitals, therapy clinics, and schools that have several families with Autistic Children with parents that would love to participate via sponsorship. What better way to give back than to sponsor a parent and help raise money for Autism Interventions Programs at the same time! The cost to sponsor a parent is $250 or $1,000 per boat of 4

Your Parent Sponsorship Includes:

Program Mention, 2 Free Tickets to Captains Dinner to meet your sponsored parent, Free Advertising for a year in our community book reaching over 3,000 Bay Area Families, and the opportunity to set up at the Captain’s Dinner an Information Table or send a Representative. Your sponsorship also guarantees a sponsorship of 4 very deserving children to attend Autism Camp this summer! Team sponsorship is $1,000. If your business/organization has special needs parents they wish to use instead of utilizing our wish list from our community organizations please let us know on the registration form!

For additional information or questions please contact us!

Erin Varner- Tournament Director 727-214-4881

Tournament Captain: Brett Norris 727-512-4415

Reeling for Autism-  813.995.5652 Reelingforautism@gmail.com

 

Donate Items from Your Business and Show Your Support Reeling for Autism 2012! It’s Free to Show Support!

Dear Community Partner:

We hope that you will take a few moments to read about our upcoming event and decide to participate by donating to our Reeling for Autism Captain’s Dinner auction.

We will be hosting Reeling for Autism Inshore Fishing Tournament on April 27-28, 2012, at Little Harbor Marina in Ruskin, Florida

to raise funds for our community intervention and education programs for the Autistic community.  The tournament proceeds will benefit, 100 Tampa Bay area children with Autism to participate in Warriors for Autism summer camps designed for their needs, provide funds for our Therapeutic Listening Lending Library providing therapy equipment to more than 3,000 families in the Bay area, fund intervention community conferences, Sibling Art Project 2012, Sibling Day Celebration 2012, and Fishing for Fall Special Needs Fishing Day. We are extremely proud of the works Early Autism Interventions is doing in the community and were proudly named by Tampa Bay Business Journal as a 2011 Community Outreach Medical Heroes finalist!

We hope you will consider supporting our event and National Autism Awareness month by donating a gift certificate, Merchandise, Tickets, Coupons, or even trinkets with your Business logo for our tournament Swag Bags, and Auctions. We would like to thank your company for this donation, by placing your company name, address, phone number and donation in the bidding brochure, any media materials you wish to send from your company will be placed in ALL event attendee bags, and/or you may send a representative to hand out materials at the event. We will gladly pick up your donation, or it can be mailed to us at the tournament headquarters address listed below. In order for your donation to be printed in our bidding brochure, and place your logo in advance media documents we must receive it by March 1, 2012. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you in advance for considering our request and for your support of our Autistic community, children and families!

Joy Falahee ~ Founder Early Autism Interventions Tampa

See What We Are Doing In The Community!

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Reeling for Autism Inshore Tournament! Join Us! Get Your Team Together!

Email: reelingforautism@gmail.com

Phone: 813.995.5652

Reeling for Autism Event Info: www.whatsdoingtampabay.com

 

Sponsorship Opportunities “Sponsor A Special Needs Parent”

Sponsorship   Opportunities

“Help Us   Celebrate Our Special Needs Families and Very Deserving Parents!”

$100 ~
Your   generous donation will sponsor and treat 2 Parents from our special needs community to attend the Captain’s dinner for a night out of well-deserved fun   and relaxation! Includes: Program Name Mention, VIP Goodie Bag
$500 ~
This sponsorship will put one very special father in the fishing tournament with his choice of one angler, and one hotel   room. Includes your company name on ALL tournament media, and program   recognition, VIP Goodie Bag
$1,000~
Underwrites   the cost of food at the Captain’s Dinner. Includes recognition on   individualized tournament banner, one VIP table at Captain’s Dinner,   full-page advertisement in tournament program and company name announced   throughout the weekend. 5 VIP Good Bags
We Need   Your Help: Give Your Support

 

Goodie   Bag Donors~ Program Mention

Raffle   Items, Silent Auction Items Services   Donors~ Program Mention

Snacks,   Beverages, Goods, Entertainment, Media Materials Contact Event Director: Joy   Falahee 813.995.5652

earlyautisminterventions@gmail.com

 

Download Tournament Forms www.whatsdoingtampabay.com

SAVE THE DATE:

ALL TOURNAMENT FORMS, INFO, ARE AVAILABLE AT WWW.WHATSDOINGTAMPABAY.COM

Friday, April 27th, 2012

SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH, 2012

INSHORE FISHING TOURNAMENT

LITTLE HARBOR MARINA

RUSKIN, FLORIDA

TO BENEFIT:

EARLY AUTISM INTERVENTIONS COMMUNITY AWARENESS PROGRAMS

“RAISING AUTISM AWARENSS WITH EVERY CAST”

SNOOK

TROUT

REDFISH

 

EVENT WAIVER ** (SEND COMPLETED WITH REGISTRATION)

Team Name:

WAIVER AND RELEASE MUST BE ACCEPTED BY EACH PARTICIPANT & DUE WITH REGISTRATION

PHOTOGRAPHIC RELEASE AND WAIVER: I give my full permission to Reeling for Autism!, its local affiliates and tournament (as defined below), their sponsors and corporate sponsors, their successors, licensees, and assigns the irrevocable right to use, for any purpose whatsoever and without compensation, any photographs, videotapes, audiotapes, or other recordings of me that are made during the course of this entire event.

RELEASE OF CLAIMS: I understand that my consent to these provisions is given in consideration for being permitted to participate in this Event. I further understand that I may be removed from this competition if I do not follow all the rules of this Event. I am a voluntary participant in this Event, and in good physical condition. I KNOW THAT THIS EVENT IS A POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS ACTIVITY AND I HEREBY VOLUNTARILY ASSUME FULL AND COMPLETE RESPONSIBILITY FOR, AND THE RISK OF, ANY INJURY OR ACCIDENT THAT MAY OCCUR DURING MY PARTICIPATION IN THIS EVENT OR WHILE ON THE PREMISES OF THIS EVENT. I, FOR MYSELF, MY NEXT OF KIN, MY HEIRS, ADMINISTRATORS, AND EXECUTORS, HEREBY RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS AND COVENANT NOT TO FILE SUIT AGAINST Reeling for Autism!, THEIR AFFILIATES AND ANY AFFILIATED INDIVIDUALS, ANY EVENT SPONSORS AND THEIR AGENTS AND EMPLOYEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS OR ENTITIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS EVENT (COLLECTIVELY, THE “RELEASEES”) FOR ANY INJURY OR DAMAGES I MIGHT SUFFER IN CONNECTION WITH MY PARTICIPATION IN THIS EVENT OR WHILE ON THE PREMISES OF THIS EVENT. THIS RELEASE APPLIES TO ANY AND ALL LOSS, LIABILITY OR CLAIMS I MAYHAVE ARISING OUT OF MY PARTICIPATION IN THIS EVENT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PERSONAL INJURY OR DAMAGE SUFFERED BY ME OR OTHERS, WHETHER SUCH LOSSES, LIABILITIES, OR CLAIMS BE CAUSED BY FALLS, CONTACT WITH AND/OR THE ACTIONS OF OTHER PARTICIPANTS, CONTACT WITH FIXED OR NON-FIXED OBJECTS, CONTACT WITH ANIMALS, CONDITIONS OF THE PREMISES OF THE EVENT, NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES, RISKS NOT KNOWN TO ME OR NOT REASONABLY FORESEEABLE AT THIS TIME, OR OTHERWISE. This Photographic Release and Waiver and Release of Claims (collectively, the “Release”) shall be constructed under the laws of the state in which the Event is held. I understand that I have given up substantial rights by signing this Release, and have signed it freely and voluntarily without any inducement, assurance of guarantee being made to me and intend my signature to be a complete and unconditional release of liability to the greatest extent allowed by law.

Participant Address and Phone:

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Participant’s Emergency Contact (Printed): Emergency Contact Telephone:

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Participant Emergency Contact should be someone who is NOT fishing in tournament Anglers – please print, fill out, and sign this form and mail with your registration form. Waiver must accompany angler registration to participate in the tournament.

 

 

Visit our Sensory Seeking Traditions Blog:) Sensory Christmas!

As the weather turns cold, and daylight becomes shorter, we begin to feel the Christmas Season approaching, and our hearts begin to glow with feelings of warmth, and goodwill towards each other.

Christmas is a time of beauty from the inside out. For a brief period, we seem to give ourselves permission to let go of all the little stressors that constraint us, and we open our hearts to love, to giving and receiving. It is a time when hearts are filled with joy, and minds are filled with caring thoughts much more than at any other time.

I began planning all holidays very differently when my youngest daughter was diagnosed with Autism. I love Christmas, and there is no other time of the year that excites me the way Christmas does. I made the commitment in planning our Christmas with her in mind, while keeping all of our traditions alive for the rest of our family. I break my holiday planning down by creating 10 separate days of sensory centered activities that keep the holidays calm. I try very hard to keep the fun in the holidays!  If you focus in on avoiding holiday traditions because of sensory concerns, the holiday season will be extremely stressful for you and your family.

I have found that the number 1 thing in having a special needs child is to be steps ahead at all times, and being prepared allows me to enjoy the holidays the way they are meant to be enjoyed! I plan according to the needs of my sensory sensitive daughter and always keep in the forefront of my planning the needs of my oldest daughter that celebrated our family holiday traditions long before her sibling came in to our lives with special needs. Sit down with your calendar and make time to prepare in advance your sensory child and family properly for the most magical time of the year. When planning ahead you will create moments that are sensory based and traditions that fit your entire family!

 

Our Sensory Christmas Traditions

 

  1. 1.       Decorating

The most important part for planning was making sure that our special needs daughter was given a slow introduction to the approaching holidays. We became the family that pulls out our holiday décor early in November and gets the house decorated in advance of the Thanksgiving holiday.  We realized by hanging holiday decorations early and enjoying each ornament, texture, and shimmering light together, we were able to ease in to the decorating process, and introduce to our very sensory sensitive daughter visual cues in advance of seeing them in stores, and around the community.

 

Decorating Tradition Tip:

On the day that we pull out our holiday decorations, I have prepared 2 things in advance to announce the plans for the day. I will give both of my girls a wrapped ornament that I have gotten in advance (usually at the day after Christmas sale the previous year) and I also give them each a small photo book that contains pictures of Christmas morning from the previous year. This tradition becomes an expected and visual reminder year after year that we are beginning another special occasion together.

  1. 2.       Smell, Hear, and Taste the Season

This is an activity I do once we have let the decorations set in for a moment. Gather things that remind you of the holiday season and make a fun table activity out of it! Cinnamon Sticks, Peppermints, Gingerbread, Pine, Jingle Bells, and pick some favorite holiday tunes. 

Smell, Hear, and Taste the Season Tradition Tip:

After having fun smelling, and creating music together… We make holiday cookies together using cookie cutters for taste tradition!

  1. 3.       Getting Out and About

Going to department stores and checking out the holiday displays is a great way to carry over the spirit from the house. Strolling down the aisles of Christmas decorations is super fun and brings a complete circle around the activities and introductions you have already done together.

 

Getting Out and About Tradition Tip:

We utilize this activity as a great time to get our letters/pictures out to Santa. Dropping by the BIG RED mailbox at Macy’s is a great tradition for all and is usually directly by an entrance and not very crowded.

 

  1. 4.       Compliment Card Crafts

Being thankful for all of the special people in our lives is a big aspect to our holiday season. Creating small index cards together by drawing very special people in our lives and discussing how they make us feel is a very touching and heartwarming activity.

 

 

 

Compliment Card Crafts Tradition Tip:

We create these cards of special people in our lives and hang them on our refrigerator. We pick daily leading up to Christmas Day a card and choose to call that person, or we hand deliver the card to that special person of the day. This brings a great sense of pride to your children, and guides them to remember the sentiment of the season. (We always make sure to make one for Santa also!)

 

  1. 5.       A Message From Santa

A message from Santa is a response from him and his helpers in the North Pole that the letter/picture the children sent arrived to Santa and he wants the children to know how excited he is to visit them soon. This response comes when we are preparing for our visit with Santa.

A Message from Santa Tradition Tip:

The message from Santa in our house is placed at our front door with 2 separately wrapped boxes, usually a week before Christmas. The boxes contain a Thank You card from Santa thanking each girl for being good and letting them know he would like them to come visit him before Christmas. The boxes contain a few candy canes and the ingredients for Reindeer Food (Oatmeal, Glitter) and a note asking them to please prepare the Reindeer food and sprinkle it out on the lawn on Christmas Eve!

  1. 6.       Sensory Santa Visit

Consider visiting a Sensory Santa event in your area. If your area is not hosting a Sensory Santa event call your local Mall and request them to consider holding a Sensory Santa morning. These are great ways to see Santa in a calm setting. Encourage your community to be involved in the future planning of sensory events! They will Listen!

 

Sensory Santa Tradition Tip:

This year I am actually hosting a Sensory Breakfast with Santa event in Tampa for the special needs community. Santa will be in a separate room and is a seasoned Santa. I sought out a Santa that has worked with children with hearing and vision needs, as this type of Santa understands the full dynamics of a sensory child. Remember to not force any child to visit with Santa. We take a compliment card to Santa (listed #4) and if my little one chooses to deliver it or drop it off from looking at Santa from a distance this is completely fine with me!

 

 

  1. 7.       Ice Cold Fun

We live in Florida and the full feel of playing in snow is not a feeling my children ever really get with the holiday season. We like to take a night and drive around and view the beautiful light displays in our community. While we wait for the sun to go down to go see these displays we bring a winter wonderland feel to our house. We fill a few Styrofoam coolers with water a few days prior and freeze the coolers so that they are a complete block of ice. The ice will slide out in a full block of ice from the cooler once you let it sit out for a little while before your activity. Put on your gloves, prepare hot chocolate, place your blocks of ice outside. This is a discovery activity! Feel the cold ice, slide the ice block around, and stack them to make a small ice sculpture together.

Ice Cold Fun Tradition Tip:

We like to use food coloring and drop different colors on the ice and blend colors. This changes the ice and creates a great discussion/lesson on colors.

 

 

 

  1. 8.       Wrapping it up

Wrapping presents is a great activity and is a great way to introduce several different textures and sounds with paper, ribbons, and tape. This activity can be set up in to stations Cutting, Taping, ribbon finger holder helper.

Wrapping it Up Tradition Tip:

I use this activity as a time for each child to wrap a small gift for each family member. These are usually a craft or even a favorite old toy they are willing to give to another. We exchange our small trinket wrapped gifts on Christmas Eve. I can tell you this is the most special part of Christmas to me!

 

  1. 9.       The Big Day

Plan your family visits in advance of the Christmas Holiday. While it is difficult to arrange all schedules it is great if you can spread out the family gatherings over a few days. No matter how much planning goes into the holiday season, the actual excitement and let down period of Christmas morning will take an affect at some point. The sounds of unwrapping and new toys can derail any child’s mood so plan your schedules and know in advance the types of gifts your child may receive.

 

The Big Day Tradition Tip

Santa arranges presents under the tree with each child having their own section and space. We try not to overwhelm the Christmas tree present space and have noticed Santa has begun to place a few presents under the tree, and also places presents around our house to keep the children on their toes and the moments more interactive.  This allows our sensory seeking daughter the opportunity for heavy work by carrying back all of the hidden presents around the house. We try very hard to place a few presents outside and in hidden spots, this always makes the day super fun as just when the children think they have found them all there is another! We have realized that the finding and unwrapping is way more fun for our children than the actual present.

 

  1. 10.   Breaking It Down

Taking holiday decorations can be depressing for the best of us and a complete let down for our children. Gradually taking down decorations and packing them away can be much easier for your children to handle. Take your time and don’t pull it all down at once, no matter how much you are ready to get it stored away!

 

Breaking it Down Tradition Tip

I incorporate our children in the tree take down process by having them decorate their own personal ornament boxes. Use all of those holiday cards, grab some scissors, and glue sticks! After the boxes are created they can begin the process of going around the tree and getting those ornaments off. This creates a sense of pride, organization, heavy work, and closure for our girls! One lesson I have learned never ever think it is better to take down decorations while the children are away at school. If they participate in the process it is much easier on everyone!

 

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“Celebrating ALL special needs Children and Their Very Special Siblings”

Check for this article in Florida Crossroads Online Edition coming your Way soon!

 

 

Sensory Seeking Traditions! By: Joy Falahee

The greatest thing I’ve  learned over the years is that there’s no way to be a perfect mother, but a million ways to be a good one! I live by this every single day!

I began planning life very differently when my youngest daughter was diagnosed with Autism. I love being creative and I have made the commitment in planning our life with her in mind, while keeping all of our traditions alive for the rest of our family. If you focus in on avoiding  traditions because of sensory concerns, life will be extremely stressful for you and your family. I have found that the number 1 thing in having a special needs child is to be steps ahead at all times, and being prepared allows me to enjoy the beautiful life I’ve been given the way it’s meant to be enjoyed! I plan according to the needs of my sensory sensitive daughter and always keep in the forefront of my planning the needs of my oldest daughter that celebrated our family traditions long before her sibling came in to our lives with special needs. Being creative, recognizing how daily sensory enhancements can help us all, has allowed us to embrace Autism and Sensory Processing with completely open hearts! When planning ahead you will create moments that are sensory based and traditions that fit your entire family for years to come!

 

 

http://sensoryseekingtraditions.wordpress.com/2011/12/15/planning-a-sensory-christmas/

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

    • 1

      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!

    • 2

      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.

    • 3

      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)

    • 4

      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.

    • 5

      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!

    • 6

      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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or
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
www.earlyautisminterventionsevents.ticketleap.com
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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Holiday Shopping for A Cause! This Saturday Pebble Creek Clubhouse! 18715 Bent Tree Lane Tampa 11am-2pm Kid’s Welcome and Goodies Provided

Early Autism Interventions Tampa Invites You To:

Shopping for a Cause Holiday Open House

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

Pebble Creek
Club House Tampa, FL

11am-2pm

Please join us for our exclusive holiday shopping party and charity fundraising event!

Local Boutiques, Specialty Gift Vendors, Giveaways, Swag, & Holiday Treats!

**Charity Raffle Basket Full of Tickets and Vendor Donations

 A Portion of Vendor Proceeds and All Raffle Donations will be donated to Early Autism Interventions Tampa Therapeutic
Listening Lending Library Program helping over 3,000 families in the Bay Area receive
Therapy Interventions for Autism and Related Disorders. We hope you will
consider doing some of your holiday shopping with us and continue to support
our special needs families this Holiday Season!

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Proud Finalists in 2011 Medical Heroes Tampa
Bay Business Journal Community Outreach Awards

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