Lots of News from AASCEND!

We have a lot of news today, so be sure to read on down to catch it all! Highlights include Autism&Sleep, Stanford Conference Registration, a Young Adult social event, an employment program survey, Paul Nussbaum back on the PCT, a new AASCEND TV segment about health, and more. Scroll on down!

At our recent in-person meeting at the SF Arc we conducted a survey of preferences about future meetings, and near the top of the list was sleep challenges in autism. In response, at the August 19 AASCEND general meeting we will hear from Dr. Makoto Kawai, a specialist in sleep medicine at Stanford, talking about Sleep in ASD. Details will be forthcoming as the date approaches.

NEXT, TWO neurodiversity conferences from the Stanford Neurodiversity Project are now open for registration:

Click the image for details.
Click the image for the program, and here to register.

NEXT, AASCEND is hosting our second young adult social event, another afternoon of games and socializing, especially for transition-age participants (ages 18-30), in Berkeley on Sunday, August 13, from 3 to 6pm. The event will be at Victory Point Cafe in Berkeley. There is a reservation fee of $12/person. There is also food to buy at the cafe.

Address: Victory Point Cafe, 1797-A Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709
Date: Sunday, August 13, 2023 – Time: 3-6pm
Website: https://www.victorypointcafe.com
Drink and Food Menu
Games Available at Victory Point Cafe
Signup Link with details

Questions? Call 510 910 3838.

NEXT, an employment-needs survey:

To all our AASCEND members. We are pleased to announce a survey to help us gain a better understanding of your needs in finding employment.  For many years AASCEND has been offering a weekly job club and once a month employment events to it’s members. We ask that you take the next 10-15 minutes to fill out the survey for your situation (un-employed or employed).  

All your information is anonymous. The survey is being administered by Dan Middleton of Catalight.

We will use this important feedback to provider better programs for you in the future.

Click one of the survey buttons:

NEXT, after a years-long hiatus due to Covid closing the trail, Paul Nussbaum is back on the Pacific Crest Trail! Click here to check his progress!

NEXT, be sure to check out the latest from AASCEND TV, Dr. Clarissa Kripke speaking about Autism Health:

LASTLY, If you are interested in helping put a 12-question survey about Aging in Autism on Survey Monkey or similar, with proper (HIPAA-type) privacy protections, then please contact info@aascend.org

Thank you, and thank you for reading all the way down!