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April 2016

Ale 4 Autism 2016

April 4, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Surly Beer Hall and Restaurant, 520 Malcolm Avenue Southeast
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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$15
Ale 4 Autism 2016

CEA Gets Surly! Come for a brew and catch the buzz about CEA. Enjoy local brews and support Center for Engaging Autism. Join us at our annual fundraiser: Surly Beer | Silent Auction | Live Music by Tubby Esquire Sample award-winning brews while supporting families living with autism. RSVP HERE Thank you to Harry Pulver for design and print work for this event! Sign Up to Volunteer at Ale for Autism 2016!   THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS Burl Oaks Country Club Surly Brewing Company…

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May 2016

Autism and Safety: Meet and Greet with Community Officers

May 14, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Eisenhower Community Center, 1001 Minnesota 7
Hopkins, MN 55305 United States
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$20
autism and safety

Officer Zink, the "Autism Cop," will share with families his recipe for ensuring positive interactions with law enforcement at this family event. Other departments will share how they support families living with autism, and safety tips for the most common issues - wandering, community outings, home security - that impact families of all ages will be addressed. But the best way to keep your child safe is to have a relationship with your local police department. So  most of your time…

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June 2016

Autism and Immune Response: New Research Implications

June 27, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
University of MN, Cardiovascular Research Building, 2231 6th Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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$15

Exciting new research looks at the cause of autism beyond genetics or environmental factors. We know that autism develops very early in life, but this research helps us to better understand what is going on. The research shows a strong link between maternal immune response and children who later develop autism. Explaining this research to parents, educators, therapists and doctors and answering your questions is the focus of this presentation. Learn what this means for the future of autism research and our understanding…

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August 2016

Mindful Parenting

August 17, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Minnetonka Community Center, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd.
Minnetonka, MN 55435 United States
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$200

Engaging Autism Course in Stress Reduction Research tells us that parents living with autism experience stress at alarming rates. Luckily research also shows how to ease that stress. Through education, support and targeted mindfulness training, even parents with a new diagnosis show large reductions in stress. In addition, this method has direct impact on the overall health of the entire family - specifically the child with autism showing better functioning, less stress and increased social skills. Join us for a…

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October 2016

Therapy Animals: Finding the right fit for your family

October 4, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Golden Valley Lutheran Church, 5501 Glenwood Avenue
Golden Valley, MN 55422 United States
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$20
therapy animals

Do you know the difference between service dogs, emotional support animals (ESA) and therapy animals? Wondering which option is right for your family's needs? Join us and learn what their jobs are, and how each type supports children with autism. Current research about dogs will be shared, highlighting the information that increases your knowledge in this area. Leave with tips on how to best interact with this unique species. In addition we will cover other emotional support animal options that work well…

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December 2016

Autism Therapies at Home: Winter Survival Kit

December 6, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Woodbury Lutheran Church-Valley Creek Campus, 7380 Afton Rd.
Woodbury, MN 55125 United States
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$20
autism therapies

RESCHEDULED! Discover the essential tools for your autism "winter survival kit!" This class will give you tons of ideas taken from the most effective therapies designed for children with autism, including Relationship Development Intervention (RDI), Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), and Floor Time. All the information you need to select the right tools for your family, so you can design supports for your child. All techniques shared are for use by parents at home. Real-life examples of the tools and equipment used by parents will…

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February 2017

Food and Autism: Understanding feeding difficulties and what you can do

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fraser, Eden Prairie, 6458 City West Parkway
Eden Prairie, MN 55344 United States
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$20
picky eater

Is your child a picky eater? Does "picky" not even begin to describe it? Certainly, there are more serious obstacles than avoiding "icky" foods. Kids with autism have their own unique issues with eating, whether due to motor concerns or sensory barriers. This class will help you understand the underlying factors that cause limited diets. Based on Kay Toomey's S.O.S. Method and Cheri Fraker's Food Chaining Approach, you will learn tips and strategies to coax your child to eat a wider variety of food. We will explore what…

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March 2017

Toilet Training for Families Living with Autism

March 30 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Woodbury Lutheran Church-Valley Creek Campus, 7380 Afton Rd.
Woodbury, MN 55125 United States
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$20
toilet training

You’ve tried everything and your kid still isn’t getting it. Resistance, accidents, wetting the bed. Parents living with autism often struggle with this issue for a lot of reasons. But all children, regardless of where they fall on the autism spectrum, can be toilet trained. All you need is the right tools and the right training. So join us for this class where Anne Dudley gives you everything you need to know to get your child with autism toilet trained!…

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April 2017

Toilet Training for Families with Autism

April 18 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. David’s Center, 3395 Plymouth Raod
Minnetonka, MN 55305 United States
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$20.00
toilet training

You’ve tried everything and your kid still isn’t getting it. Resistance, accidents, wetting the bed. Parents living with autism often struggle with this issue for a lot of reasons. But all children, regardless of where they fall on the autism spectrum, can be toilet trained. All you need is the right tools and the right training. So join us for this class where Anne Dudley gives you everything you need to know to get your child with autism toilet trained!…

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Ale for Autism 2017

April 25 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Surly Beer Hall and Restaurant, 520 Malcolm Avenue Southeast
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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$20

Getting Surly was so much fun, we decided to do it again! Join us for local brews, live music and silent auction. Delicious eats from Surly's award-winning chef will be served all evening. Live music by TheM Dots. We've got two admission levels this year! Admit One gets you in the door, access to silent auction, delicious eats and live music. Signature Tasting comes with all of the above plus a guided tasting of the top four Surly microbrews. Get tickets here! Support CEA and the…

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