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Hi-5 Sports: Basketball

Date of Event: Saturdays and Sundays
Start Time: See Description for Start Times by Group | End Time:

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Saturday Events:

Youth for Christ Adventure Center - Capital District

1544 Route 9 - Halfmoon, NY

(Across from Walmart, in with The Edge Rock Climbing)


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Sunday Events: 

Okte Elementary School Gym

1581 Crescent Road - Clifton Park, NY

(Exit 8 off the Northway)


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Hi-5 Sports presents Basketball Season beginning in December. Hi-5 Sports strives to provide an environment which allows people with special needs to build self-esteem, confidence, and friendships through sports by providing opportunities to socialize, compete and exercise both their motor and life skills.

Basketball is offered for three skill levels including Beginners, Intermediates and Advanced.

For information on each level, skills, dates and times click here to visit the Hi-5 sports website and to register.



Special Needs Sensory Friendly Sunday at Sky Zone

Date of Event: Second Sunday of each Month
Start Time: 9:00 AM | End Time: 11:00 AM

Location:

Sky Zone
50 Simmons Lane
Albany, NY 12204


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Event Cost: $9.99 if pre-registered
Contact Person: Phone: 518-417-3838

Sky Zone Trampoline Park presents Special Needs Sensory Friendly Sunday on the second Sunday of every month from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The cost is $9.99 per hour with advance purchase, regular price for walk-ins.

Sky Zone will turn off the music and dial down the distractions for the comfort of special jumpers. Additionally, Sky Zone will make every effort to accommodate all jumpers with any kind of special needs.

Please note that the first hour will be very low sensory with no music playing, however during the second hour there will be music playing due to other programming.

For more details or to reserve your jump time, visit skyzone.com.



Evidence-Based Social Skills Intervention for Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Date of Event: 14 Week Session beginning Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017
Start Time: 6:00 PM | End Time: 7:30 PM

Location:

The University at Albany
1535 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203


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Event Cost: FREE
Contact Person: Jane Ann Worlock Phone: Call: 518-442-2547 or Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at the University at Albany is offering a group intervention for teens with social difficulties: Evidence-Based Social Skills Intervention for Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The PEERS intervention is being offered at no cost through the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at the University at Albany. This social skills intervention for teens on the autism spectrum provides social skills training in a group format. The program includes small-group instruction, role-playing demonstrations, social coaching, and socialization assignments to help teens learn real-world social skills that will help teens to make and keep friends.

The program also consists of concurrent caregiver sessions to help parents learn how to act as social coaches for their teens outside of treatment sessions. Participants are asked to complete assessments in order to evaluate the effectiveness of this social skills intervention.

In order to participates must:

  • Be adolescents ages 12-17
  • Have an ASD diagnosis
  • Have an average IQ and verbal skills
  • Have social difficulties as a primary concern
  • Be motivated to improve social skills
  • Have a caregiver who can participate in training sessions
  • Commit to 14 weeks of intervention provided weekly

The 14 week session takes place on Wednesdays beginning in February of 2017 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.. Parents and teens need to participate in phone screening and in-person intake meeting.

For more information contact Jane Ann Worlock by email or call 518-442-2574.



Sensory Sundays at Yogibo

Date of Event: Sunday, April 23 and 30, 2017
Start Time: 9:30 AM | End Time: 10:30 AM

Location:

Yogibo Store
Crossgates Mall
1 Crossgates Mall Road
Albany, NY 12203


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Contact Person: Phone: Call: 518-456-1762 or Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Yogibo Store presents Sensory Sundays on April 23 and 30 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the store in Crossgates Mall. This will include a product demonstration, the lighting will be dimmed, the music will be low and the store will be closed to the public. There will be room for three to five families to sign up.

To register call 518-456-1762 or email.



The 9th Annual Autism Awareness Walk

Date of Event: Sunday, April 30, 2017
Start Time: 12:00 PM | End Time:

Location:

Coxsackie Village Building
119 Mansion St.
Coxsackie, NY 12051


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Event Cost: $5
Contact Person: Phone: 518-731-6500

The Autism Connection of Greene County presents the 9th Annual Autism Awareness Walk will take place on Sunday, April 30 at 1 p.m. (rain or shine). Check-ins begin at noon, walk starts and ends at the Coxackie Village Building. There is a suggested donation of $5 per registrant which supports The Autism Connection Summer Club program for children on the Autism Spectrum.

Register by email. For more information call 518-731-6500.

The 9th Annual Autism Awareness Walk - FLYER



Walk ‘n Roll for Spina Bifida Association of Northeastern New York

Date of Event: Saturday, May 20, 2017
Start Time: 9:00 AM | End Time:

Location:

Central Park
Schenectady


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Contact Person: Phone: Call: 518-399-9151 or Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Walk 'n Roll for Spina Bifida Association of Northeastern New York on Saturday, May 20 with registration at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m.

http://sbaneny.org">Click here to register to walk or start your own team. Click on Walk-N-Roll then click on register here. For information call 518-399-9151 or email

Walk 'n Roll for Spina Bifida Association of Northeastern New York - FLYER



Workshop: Health Care Notebook

Date of Event: Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Start Time: 5:30 PM | End Time: 7:30 PM

Location:

Pine Hills Library
Large Meeting Room
517 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203


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Event Cost: FREE
Contact Person: Lindsey Pensabene Phone: Call: 518-381-4350 ext. 26 or Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

P2plogo4x31.jpgParent to Parent of NYS presents Health Care Notebook Workshop on Wednesday, May 31 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Health Care Notebook will help organize information in one central location, create a history of your child's health care, and assist you in advocating for your child within medical service systems. Record-keeping systems provide more than organization; they are the framework for effective advocacy. Participants will learn how a Health Care Notebook can assist in organizing medical records. They will be given tips on how the notebook can assist with advocacy, save time, reduce stress and utilize the information within the notebook in the event of an emergency.

This is an interactive workshop. Participants will bring records from home, and leave with the start of a Health Care Notebook.

This workshop is free, binders and materials will be provided. Please RSVP by May 29 to Lindsey Pensabene with Parent to Parent of NYS by calling 518-381-4350 ext. 26 or email.



Workshop: Medicaid Service Coordination for Families

Date of Event: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Start Time: 5:30 PM | End Time: 7:30 PM

Location:

William K. Sanford Colonie Town Library
In the Alcove
629 Albany Shaker Road
Albany, NY 12211


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Event Cost: FREE
Contact Person: Lindsey Pensabene Phone: Call: 518-381-4350 ext. 26 or Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

P2plogo4x3.jpgParent to Parent of NYS presents the workshop: Medicaid Service Coordination for Families: Getting the most out of your child's program on Wednesday, June 7 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Join Lindsey Pensabene, Regional Coordinator as she talks about Medicaid Service Coordination through the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD). Service Coordination is an important support in the life of a child with a developmental disability and his or her family. Under Medicaid Service Coordination (MSC), parents and family members are recognized as valuable participants in their child's service coordination program. As a valuable participant, it is important that family members are well informed about how MSC works and their rights under the program. That is what this training is all about. By being informed, you and your child's service coordinator can become partners in advocating for and gaining access to necessary supports and services for your child.

This workshop is free to attend, please RSVP by Monday, June 5 to Lindsey by calling 518-381-4350 ext. 26 or email.




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