Adapt Community Network Family Connect Summit

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Two Surveys to take for Guardians of Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

Parents/Guardians – help improve future services by completing these surveys and encouraging other families to do the same…

Researchers at the University of South Dakota are conducting surveys on behalf of the South Dakota Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (SD LEND) program.

CHILD’S DIAGNOSIS SURVEY: Share your experiences about receiving your child’s diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Researchers are interested in learning about your experience with emotions and potentially traumatic events, and MOST IMPORTANTLY your experience when your child was diagnosed.

The anonymous online survey will take about 30 minutes to complete. Your contributions to this research will help inform professionals serving you and your child and benefit future parents going through the diagnostic process.  Five participants will be chosen at random to win one of five $20 Amazon gift cards.

Please click on the link to participate:

SCHOOL BASED SERVICES SURVEY: Share your perceptions regarding school based services for your son or daughter with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Researchers are interested in what autism characteristics your son/daughter exhibits,  what kinds of social-emotional services they receive at school, and MOST IMPORTANTLY your opinion about what could be improved with these services.

The  anonymous online survey will take 20-25 minutes to complete. Your contributions to this research may help inform the professionals serving your child, and hopefully benefit the wider community in which your child will spend her/his life.
Please click on the link to participate:

Parent to Parent of NYS Support Parent Training Webinar

As part of their activities related to Volunteer Appreciation Week, Parent to Parent of NYS has scheduled an extra Support Parent Training webinar:


Date:  Tomorrow, May 2, 2017

Time:  12:00 -1:30 pm


Please join Regional Coordinators Sharon Marrella and Jacqui Liebman as they present a statewide Support Parent Training.  Now is the time to join us and share your story with another parent who might benefit from your experience and support.  You can participate from your computer at home.  Participants in this training will be parents and family caregivers who want to become Support Parents.


For more information or to register, please visit their website at:

Thank you Kings Bay and Hannah Mobil!

Exxon Mobil Educational Alliance Program

We would like to thank Kings Bay & Hannah Mobil for applying for the Exxon Educational Alliance Program on our behalf. P373R has received a donation of $500 from Exxon Mobil through their Exxon Mobile Educational Alliance Program. Exxon Mobil is dedicated in supporting schools in science, technology, engineering, and math.

As a result of Exxon Mobil’s generosity we are able to support a STEAM based project for our school. We thank Exxon Mobil for giving our students this opportunity.

Holiday Events from S.I. Parent

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Heaven & Nature Sing with Richmond Choral Society
Saturday, December 5 • 8pm
St. Clare’s RC Church • 110 Nelson Avenue
718-448-3656 •
The Richmond Choral Society presents its 2015 fall concert, Heaven & Nature Sing, featuring Vivaldi’s Magnificat, the Te Deum of Felix Mendelssohn, and the Te Deum of Katl Jenkins. There will also be a selection of holiday favorites, and the traditional “sing along” at he end of the performance.

KidzRock Special Needs Breakfast with Santa
Sunday, December 6 • 10am – 11:30am
8 Johnson Street (off Arthur Kill Rd.)
(718) 966-5990
Buffet for kids, Christmas crafts, pictures and gifts with Santa (with your own camera), and cookies and milk sensory table. The event is for children with special needs and their siblings only. Must purchase tickets in advance.

Sounds Like Christmas
Monday, December 7 • 7pm
Oakwood Heights Community Church • 345 Guyon Avenue
(718) 351-3667
Benefit concert to raise funds for Oakwood Heights Community Church featuring NYC professional actors and musicians as well as special guest appearances by Spotlight Theater. Presented by SI Family Music. Tickets are $15 at the door.

Lincoln Center’s Boro-linc: A Christmas Carol
Saturday, December 12 • 1-3pm
Snug Harbor Cultural Center • 1000 Richmond Terrace (at the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art )
(718) 425-3504
Lincoln Center is proud to partner with S.I.’s own, Sundog Theater to present interactive excerpts from “A Christmas Carol,” featuring a Charles Dickens expert who explains little known facts, and international mime Bill Bowers leads a workshop for the entire family.

A Bouncing Breakfast with Santa at Party Jam
Saturday, December 12 • 10am-12pm
75 Ellis Street
(718) 554-4441
Includes bounce, pancakes, bagels, coffee, juice, and photo opportunity with Santa.

Skippyjon Jones Snow What (& The 7 Chihuahuas)
Saturday, December 12, 2015 • 2pm
On Stage at Kingsborough • 2001 Oriental Boulevard (cross street: Oxford), Brooklyn, NY 11235
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the bravest Chihuahua of them all? Skippyjon Jones the Siamese cat who thinks he is a Mexican Chihuahua of course! With the help of his friends the Seven Chimichangos, Skippyjon must rescue the beautiful frozen princess Nieve Que (Snow What) from the magical snowy forest of make-believe. A new musical twist on the classic Snow White fairy tale, based on the book by Judy Schachner. Recommended for Ages 4 & Up.

Annual Breakfast with Santa at Applebees
Applebees Staten Island Mall location:
Saturday, December 12 & Sunday, December 13, 8:30–10am
2655 Richmond Ave • 718-370-3761
Applebees New Dorp, Expressway Plaza, and Outerbridge Crossing locations:
Sunday, December 13, 8:30–10am
430 New Dorp Lane • 718-980-7800
1451 Richmond Avenue‎ • 718-477-1300
2720 Veterans Rd W • 718-943-1200
*100% of proceeds will be donated to Staten Island Children’s Campaign. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Breakfast with Santa at Kids ‘N Shape
Saturday, December 13 • 9-11am
153 Main Street
(718) 227-8300
Bagels will be provided as part of the Breakfast With Santa. Even if your child is unable to stay for the full two hours, he or she will get a chance to meet with Santa since Santa will be there for the whole event. During this time, Santa will talk with the children, and there will be opportunities to have your child’s picture taken with him.

The Christmas Show
Friday, December 11 • 7pm
Saturday, December 12 • 3pm & 7pm
Sunday, December 13 • 3pm & 7pm
St. George Theatre • 35 Hyatt St.

Beastly Breakfast with Santa at the Staten Island Zoo
Saturday, December 12, 9:30-11:30am
614 Broadway
(718) 442-3101 x33
Includes a hot breakfast buffet, a tour throughout the Zoo, and a picture with a special guest (bring your own camera). Reservations required. Limited seats available.

Nutcracker Ballet
CSI Center for the Arts • 2800 Victory Blvd.
Saturday, December 19 & Sunday, December 20

Bowling & Breakfast with Santa
Rab’s Country Lanes • 1600 Hylan Blvd.
Sunday, December 20

Grand Oaks Country Club Brunch with Santa
Sunday, December 20, 11am – 2pm (several seatings)
200 Huguenot Avenue
(718) 356-2771
Enjoy Sunday brunch with all the holiday trimmings including Santa himself. Take pictures and receive a free gift for the kids.

A Fairy Tale Winter
St. George Theatre • 35 Hyatt St.
Tuesday, December 29 • 6pm