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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.



Autism Spectrum Fair

Date of Event: Monday, March 27, 2017
Start Time: 5:30 PM | End Time: 7:00 PM

Location:

Montessori Magnet School
45 Tremont Street
Albany, NY


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Event Cost: FREE
Contact Person: Sue Hodom Phone: Call: 518-475-6683 or Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Albany Public Schools presents a Autism Spectrum Fair on Monday, Mar. 27 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Montessori Magnet School for regional children and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder. The fair will feature sensory stations for kids, performers, music and art therapy, therapy dogs, dozens of community and state agencies that can help, products for sale, raffles for great gifts and refreshments.

For detailed information the fair click here.  For more information about the event, contact Sue Hodom at 518-475-6683 or email.



Autism Spectrum Fair

Date of Event: Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2017
Start Time: 5:30 PM | End Time: 7:00 PM

Location:

Montessory Magnet School
45 Tremont Street
Albany, NY


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Event Cost: FREE
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The City School District of Albany presents an Autism Spectrum Fair will take place on Tuesday, Mar. 28 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Montessori Magnet School. This fair is free and open to all capital region families.

The fair will feature sensory stations for kids, performers, music and art therapy, therapy dogs, dozens of community and state agencies that can help, product for sale, raffles for great gifts and refreshments. To learn more visit albanyschools.org.



SANS Self-Direction Listening Forums

Date of Event: Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Start Time: 10:00 AM | End Time: 12:00 PM

Location:

Hannaford Supermarket Community Room
900 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12206


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Event Cost: FREE
Contact Person: Cynthia Gilchrist Phone: Call: 518-382-1454 or Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Self-advocacy Association of New York State (SANS) presents Self-Direction Listening Forums on Tuesday, April 11 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Hannaford Supermarket Community Room for parents and family members in the capital region. Join in conversations about self-direction and how it is used to live the life you choose to live. Share experiences on how to enhance self-direction and make it more user-friendly for others.

RSVP to Cynthia Gilchrist at 518-382-1454 or email.

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