Expedition Update, and a Sensory Film

Autistic adventure will head the day at AASCEND‘s March 19 meeting, starting off with a report from seasoned expeditioneer and AASCEND member Paul Nussbaum telling the tale of his recent week in the icy wilderness of Yellowstone National Park. This outing was undertaken as practice for Paul’s planned Expedition-Autism: Greenland 2017, a month-long trek across the Greenland Ice Cap to showcase autistic ability.

After Paul’s report the adventure turns inward, with a screening of the new short film, SPECTRUM: A story of the mind. This film highlights autistic sensory issues and features appearances by Tito Mukhopadhyay, artist Judy Endow, and Aikido master Nick Walker. The segment on Judy is an excellent sequel to last month’s AASCEND meeting on the newly-forming Autistic Creatives Collective because Judy is an established commercial artist. Nick Walker is familiar to AASCEND from his presentation about managing autistic stress at an AASCEND meeting five years ago.

Come share your own adventures, outer and inner! We hope in particular to hear experiences about coping with autism-related sensory challenges.

When: Sat Mar 19, 10am – noon
Where: The Arc of SF 1500 Howard St. @ 11th St.    SF, CA 94103  map   

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