Sensory-Friendly Movie Experiences

April is National Autism-Awareness Month. I will be sharing resources throughout next month (primarily on my facebook page) that were helpful to us when we started out on our journey. One of the things we enjoy together as a family is watching the latest titles in the theater. It wasn’t so easy when the children were young and couldn’t sit through the film without disturbing others. It was discouraging and not fun so we stopped going for a while. When we learned of sensory-friendly films at AMC Theatres, I felt like it described us and gave us an opportunity to go back to the theater again without feeling judged. It … READ MORE >>

GIVEAWAY: Safety Tat “Just in Case” Temporary Tattoos for Children | @SafetyTat #AutismAwareness

It’s Autism Awareness Month, and you may not know this, but many children with autism attempt to elope from safe environments. Of those who elope, many are unable to answer simple questions like what is their name or phone number. It’s a scary situation! Parents of children who elope are often afraid to take their child to large open places like amusement parks, because they fear their often nonverbal or speech-delayed child will get lost and not be able to tell someone how to find their parents. Introducing the Safety Tat (temporary “just in case” tattoos). We received a sample of the boy-themed pack. They are really easy to use … READ MORE >>

Karate for a Cause July 28th @CommunityAutism Giveaway ends 7/14

Want your kids to try Karate but not sure if they will like it? Check out this Karate workshop while supporting a great cause. The American Martial Arts Academy and Community Autism Now teamed up to provide an afternoon of Karate classes, activities, and pizza for only $5 per child! There will also be a jumper and raffle for prizes. Enter below for a chance to win a Family Four Pack (karate and pizza). Karate for a Cause Sunday, July 28, 2013 1 pm – 3 pm American Martial Arts Academy Fullerton Campus 1027 N. Harbor Blvd. Fullerton, CA (714) 871-3898 ADMISSIONS Free to attend (no Karate or pizza) $5 … READ MORE >>

Super STAR Storytime – “Storytime Touching Autistic Readers”

This is really unique. Placentia Library hosts these monthly special storytime for Autistic Readers. Super STAR Storytime “Storytime Touching Autistic Readers” “A new program at the Placentia Library began in September of 2009. Super STAR Storytime is a special story time designed for children (ages 3-8) with autism and a family member. The Super Librarian shares fun stories,songs, movement and a take-home craft with all the Super Readers.” Placentia Library 411 E. Chapman Ave. (at Kraemer Blvd) Placentia, CA 92870 (714) 528-1906 ext 212 Saturday, December 15th 10:30 – 11:15 am Ages 3-8 Registration is limited. Please check the Placentia Library’s website for dates and changes. Disclosure: This is a … READ MORE >>

Community Autism Now (CAN)

Let’s Play OC! is featured in Community Autism Now (CAN)’s August 2012 Newsletter! Less than 30 days ago, Let’s Play OC! launched and with everyone’s support, it has been growing every day. Thanks for all your continued support and patience as I share these invaluable resources. You can check out their newsletter here: Community Autism Now’s August 2012 Newsletter. CAN is a nonprofit organization that aims to promote autism awareness, assistance and resources to families, children and individuals affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder in Southern California. Each month, they share local upcoming events, valuable resources and helpful tips. You can sign-up for their monthly newsletter by emailing them at [email protected]