AASCEND Picnic in the Park!

Join the festivities at AASCEND‘s annual potluck picnic in the park Saturday September 19. All are welcome for an afternoon of informal socializing and games with our community. This year’s picnic will be held again at Hellman Hollow (formerly Speedway Meadow) in Golden Gate Park. We will have food and drink, but bring something to share if you can. No RSVP is necessary. Set-up begins at 11:00 AM.

AASCEND Picnic 2014

Sat Sept 19, Noon-3pm at Tables 13 to 18 in Hellman Hollow GG Park ( X on map)
             GG Park Map

See you there!

Autism Advocacy Today

On August 15 AASCEND hosts a panel discussion about the needs of the autism community at the level of local, state and national politics. Panel participants will include Stacy Shaw, chair of the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network in Sacramento; Ed Denebeim, board member of the FDR Democratic Club of San Francisco — an organization dedicated to empowering seniors and people with disabilities; and Louise Katz, board member of the Autism Society of San Francisco and an attorney providing legal services for individuals needing regional center eligibility or services. These are some of the questions for the panel — and for you:

  • What are the global needs of the autism community?
  • What advocacy efforts are already underway?
  • What new initiatives need to be started?
  • What political and other obstacles are facing autism advocacy?
  • How can people get involved and help out?

Come bring your own ideas and join the ferment!

crowd in front of capitol

When: Sat Aug 15, 10am – noon
Where: The Arc of SF 1500 Howard St. @ 11th St.    SF, CA 94103  map   

Parking is available in the garage at 255 12th Street, with a reasonable flat rate for Saturdays. There is also metered street parking for $2/hr.