Friday, June 7th - Sunday, June 9th, 2013 5th Annual Open Doors Tennessee Camp for teens with autism Camp Wesley Woods
Lodging: Nickel and Sunset Lodges which have air conditioning, bunk beds, bathroom /shower facilities, couches, small kitchenAll meals are at Tipton LodgeThere will be 8 groups of campers - Each group will consist of 2 -3 counselors/jr counselor with 6 campers (3 campers with autism and 3 peer mentors). Some camp activities might include: canoeing, rock climbing wall, swimming, hiking, archery, etc.
6th grade thru 12th grade Cost for camper with autism. $195 includes lodging, all meals and camp activities Peer Mentor - reduced rate
Please contact Cheri Howlett for any additional information at Cah37849@aol.com
Sept. 11 at 6:30 pm and ending on October 30 Challenger Bowling Knoxville
It is almost time for Challenger Bowling to begin. We will have eight bowling sessions this year beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 6:30 pm and ending on October 30. As in previous years we will be at the Strike N Spare on Western Avenue. The cost will be $25 per child for the entire eight sessions. Strike N Spare does not require us to rent shoes, however please see that your child wears shoes that have light colored rubber soles.
Please let me know ASAP if your child will be participating in bowling this year. Email at email@example.com
Friday, September 28, 2012 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Community Education Series featuring Recreational/Leisure Activities Knoxville-Knox County CAC 2247 Western Avenue
FREE! Tennessee Disability Pathfinder and Autism Society of East Tennessee (ASA-ETC) would like to invite YOU! What:The following organizations will share important information about the recreational/leisure programs they provide individuals with disabilities: Tennessee Disability Pathfinder Autism Society of East Tennessee (ASA-ETC) East Tennessee Technology Access Center (ETTAC) Open Doors Tennessee Challenger Sports Program Camp Koinonia Click here to sign up for this event
This program has been established to assist families with the cost of respite services. Families must have children from birth to age 18 years who have a serious emotional disturbance or a developmental disability. Available statewide, excluding Shelby County which has the Memphis Respite Voucher Program, this respite subsidy program is run through the TN Respite Coalition, a statewide respite networking advocacy body. Funding enables families who are eligible for this program to pay for respite services, under Policies and Procedures developed by the Tennessee Respite Coalition. Regional respite entities handle referrals for this respite subsidy. The Tennessee Respite Coalition is a statewide respite advocacy and networking organization, which advocates for increased access to and availability of lifespan respite services in Tennessee.
Now DSAG will be creating a Christmas card contest Knoxville
DSAG will be creating a Christmas card this year featuring the artwork of a person with Down syndrome. We are looking for a drawing, painting or other original art that is Christmas themed on a 9 1/2 x 11 paper. Submissions will be judged by a panel and a winner will be chosen; that winner will receive a $50 gift card of their choice. (Their personal info will also be included on the back of the cards as the artist.
So, urge the person with Down syndrome in your family to get creative! Submissions due by September 1..
Please do NOT fold artwork. Mail in a large envelope to :