We are gearing up for our event at Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose on September 7th! We’re excited to share Slime, Noodle Beads, Paint, and social skills strategies all along the way!
Families- tickets are $5 and all activities will be mediated by the ASC team! Come out and play with your kids in a structured and supportive environment!
Volunteers- Join the ASC team and volunteer with us on Saturday September 7 from 5:30-8 pm. Theres lots of fun to be had as we help families at the Slime, Noodle Bead, and Creative Paint stations!
There are lots of other ways to get involved too!
1. #donate at our website autismsocialcommunities.com
2.#share our post with family, friends, or anyone else who may be interested in volunteering or attending our event.
Thanks for your support and we can’t wait to see you there! 🎉💙 #autism #sanfranciscoevents #autismawareness #autismo #autismspeaks #oakland #children #babies #parents #autismacceptance #socialskills #play
ASC is excited to announce our next event will be on Saturday September 7️⃣th from 5:30-8pm at the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose!!! Tickets are on sale for $5.00 and all activities will be mediated by ASC team!!! We will have Slime, Orbeeze, and creative paint 🎨 tables, so get your tickets today and we can’t wait to “Play Your Way”!!
Or through our website, under the events tab, link in bio
“I was 5 when I was diagnosed with Autism -- I couldn’t look people in the eye, I had difficulty understanding things, and people weren’t as kind to me. They’d single me out because of the way I was. I’d cry myself to sleep, wanting to be cured. I even had to go to two schools, including one for special needs children. The worst was when I flunked 9th grade, and had to be promoted to 10th grade with grace marks. That made me think I was ‘different’ even more strongly. But through all of this, the only person who single handedly lifted me up, was my mother. She told me that I had my whole 10th grade to redeem myself, it was a make it or break it moment. She pushed me every single day to study hard. She ran from pillar to post making sure I had everything I needed.
After my 10th results came, I realised that I had passed with flying colours! I even got into an amazing college. I remember when we got the letter of admission, both my mother and I cried. We had finally made it.
For 20 years my mother stood by my side like a rock -- making sure I wasn’t dependent on anybody. But today, she is fighting with depression and stress disorder. She didn’t want to live with us anymore, so she left to stay at her parent's house. It was heartbreaking, watching her leave -- but I realised that it was my turn to be her anchor. I visit her as often as I can -- and I call her every single day, just to make sure she’s doing okay.
If it wasn’t for my mother, I wouldn’t have learnt how to not be ashamed, but proud of the way I am. To fight the voice in my head that told me I was weak, and move on to conquer the world. To forgive myself for all the things I can’t do and celebrate even the smallest of things that I could do. And now that it’s my turn, I’m going to make sure to do the same for her.”
Thanks to the Special Olympics of Northern Ca, for inviting Autism Social Communities to the healthy athletes pavilion. We had an amazing time engaging with athletes from the Special Olympics games and folks from the UC Davis Mind Instiute, California highway patrol, Kaiser, and other community organization focused on helping children, families and adults with special needs. #community #oakland #autismawareness #autism #inclusion #specialneedsparenting#autism#neurodiversity#ucdavis#sfbayarea#