UPCOMING EVENTS!

Visit with Santa
    CLOSED
- taking a waiting list
call 614-284-6323
Saturday, December 10, 2016
10:00 am-2:00 pm
 
 
 

 

 

DELAWARE TURKEY TROT
NOVEMBER 24TH
THANKSGIVING MORNING 8:30
ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT US!
       
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 
5th Annual Delaware Turkey Trot
Not to later to register!
Thursday, November 24, 2016
At Mill Run Crossing
Behind Office Max & Kohl's in Delaware, Ohio
Registration 7:00 am
Little Gobblers Race 8:30 am
Following Start of Kids Run 5K Run/Walk Begins
 
Come join us as we raise money for Autism Society Central Ohio.
Bring the whole family and enjoy a kids run and 5K run or walk prior to Thanksgiving dinner!
Each Participant receives a long-sleeve t-shirt (if registered by November 14th) & Turkey Socks (limited to the first 1200). If you register after November 14th, you may still get a shirt, but we cannot guarantee to get you one in your size. Top 400 finishers receive a pumpkin pie. Top female, and top male finishers receive an award
 
Registration Fee:
5K Run/Walk $40 (from now until November 23rd)
Kid's Race $15
Race Day $45

Promo Code for $2 off is: ASCO5

This 5K Run/Walk and Little Gobbler Run is hosted by  New Beginnings United Methodist Church, in beautiful Delaware, Ohio.

 

 

 

 

 

2016 FALL NEWSLETTER

Click here for the whole newsletter!

 
 
Thursday , October 27, 2016
 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Embassy Suites Dublin
5100 Upper Metro Place 
Dublin, Ohio  43017
 
Please join us for our 2nd Trick or "Suites"! Together we are partnering with Embassy Suites Dublin to provide a fun and safe environment for special needs individuals and their families to enjoy trick-or-treat. 
Activities include:
*Goody Bags
*Trick or Treat Booths
*Cookie Decorating/Crafts
 
ADVANCE *REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND!
 
This Event is FREE!

Trick or "Suites" is a Open House Style Event - Activities take about 45 minutes

Participants must be accompanied by an adult at all times for this event.
 
*Photo Release for this event!
By registering for this event I am specifically granting permission to Autism Society Central Ohio and Embassy Suites Dublin to use photographs taken at this event to be used, in any form, for the purpose of advertising or communicating the purposes and activities of Autism Society Central Ohio. Autism Society Central Ohio is granted the right to utilize the aforesaid, likeness, photograph or words in television, radio, film, newspapers, magazines, website or any other media to further Autism Society Central Ohio's charitable purpose under the Internal Revenue Code.
 
 
 
 
REST AND LIVE WELL
 
Yoga on High and the Autism Society Central Ohio
are hosting a 5 week          
Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Series
You will get to enjoy aromatherapy, simple mindful movements, restorative yoga, easy breath observation practices, and Reiki all to care for YOU, the parent/caregiver.
** These practices are simple enough that you can use them in your daily life to help relieve stress, anxiety and exhaustion
Yoga on High
1081 North High Street
Columbus Ohio 43201
All Classes are held on Sunday from 3:30 PM- 4:30 PM
 
Sessions Dates:
Sunday, September 11th FREE CLASS 
Sunday, September 18th
Sunday, September 25th 
Sunday, October 2nd 
Sunday, October 9th
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER!

 

 

Family Fun Day


TAASC Picnic and Paddle
Sunday, August 28, 2016
From:  9:00 am to 1:00 pm

 

ASCO will be sponsoring this family fun day on Sunday, August 28th.  We will have a great day of outdoor activities for our families like kayaking,

bocce ball, games, walking trails, fishing (bring your own bait and gear) and more! There will also be an opportunity to learn about and try out various adaptive bikes. We will be providing lunch for our families.  
 
  Cost is $20.00 per family or $10.00 per person. 
 
 Children (and adults who need supervision) must be accompanied by a parent or (caregiver) responsible adult in a ratio of 1 to 4 or as needed to maintain safety.  All children and parents need to have a waiver signed by themselves if over 18 and competent, or signed by their legal parent/guardian.
 
To get more information and register click here!
TAASC
6000 Harriott Drive
Powell, Ohio 43065
 
If you need financial assistance, please email us at centralohioasa@gmail.com or call us at 614-284-6323. 
 
 

JUMP HIGH IN JULY

Please Join Us
Thursday, July 21, 2016
6:30 to 8:30pm
Get Air Trampoline Park
 
Autism Society Central Ohio is excited to host its Sensory-friendly, Jump High in July event! ASCO has reserved the entire trampoline park in order for our families to enjoy a safe and sensory-friendly experience. Each individual with autism and their siblings can enjoy two hours of jump time, a slice of pizza and a drink for $10! The event is limited to 150 jumpers - so Register soon! 
Get Air Trampoline Park
3708 Fishinger Blvd
Hilliard, OH 43026
 
Come jump into the foam pit, play dodge ball, try the ninja course, dunk while playing slam ball, join your friends in the knocker balls, climb the fidget ladders, attempt the slack line, flip and have FUN!!
 
Each jumper is required to bring a completed waiver with them
Click here to print the waiver

Event Fee $10 per jumper max $40 per family
 
*You may wear Skyzone socks if you have them


Please call us if the event fee is a hardship. We have scholarships available.

 

 

 

Preparing for the Future

 Please join our Franklin County Parent Support CTA as we start to explore the path of planning for our children's future!
 
Saturday, July 9th
9:00am - 11:00am EDT
Indiana Wesleyan University 3455 Mill Run Drive, Hilliard, Ohio 43026
We have put together a panel to help you start to tackle estate planning, STABLE accounts, and trust fund options.  A local financial and investment expert, Johnny Dawson, an Edwards Jones Specialist and legal counsel, Logan Phillips, from Resch and Root, LLC will be on hand to give presentations. There will be 25 minute overviews of Estate Planning (Last Will and Testament), Special Needs Trust Funds, and ABLE Act information to help guide our future decisions. 
 
Followed by ample time for question and answers!Participants can expect a safe and supportive environment.
 
Please Click Here to RSVP 
 
Click here to learn more about Logan K. Philipps, Esq.
 
Click here to learn more about Johnny W Dawson, Financial Advisor
 
Please follow Franklin County Parent Support Network for Special Needs CTA on Facebook 
 
 
 
Are you planning on going to Storybook Village this
Saturday, June 18th? We are hosting a "Sensory
Friendly Take A Break Space" during Storybook Village!
Our "Sensory Friendly Take A Break Space" will include
fun crafts, activities, snacks and bottled water. Some
Characters will be popping in to meet the kids!
Come on by and see us!
For more information click here!
 
Admission to History Connection is:
Adult: $10.00
 
Senior: $9.00
Children 7-12: $5.00
Children 6 and Under: Free
Ohio History Connection Member: Free
10 a.m.–5 p.m.
9 a.m. - 10 a.m. Ohio History Connection Members Early Entry (with member ID card)
 
 
 
  
 

          Sign Up for Kroger Community Reward
                        and you could win
           a $25 Kroger Gift Card from ASCO!

To enter our raffle please take a picture of the bottom of your receipt
that shows you have chosen Autism Society Central Ohio as your
Kroger Community Rewards organization and then e-mail it
to autismsocietycentralohio@gmail.com.
We will draw our lucky winner on Friday June 3rd!!

             To sign up for Kroger Community Rewards
                          Please click here!

 

     
 Love the Arts?
         
              Love Volunteering?
We are looking for several individuals to help us
work a booth at the Columbus Arts Festival    
         at the Downtown Riverfront
           Saturday, June 11, 2016
       Several time shifts available
    For more information, click here!

          Thanks to everyone that supported

                   Autism Society Central Ohio! 
       
  • Big shout out to the Otterbein Students for Cardy Comedy Night
  • Shopworks Theatre Company & Comedians
  • COSI - Autism Event
  • Central Ohio LIDS Stores
  • Columbus Gives Back 
              
 
                                                    
 
 

 ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH AUTISM SURVEY

     

                   Your input on this survey could change health care

    for individuals with autism and other disabilities throughout Ohio.

                   Less than 10 minutes is all it takes!

 

                          Click Here!

 

 

 

 

                                                   

"Many thanks to Embassy Suites Dublin and the many sponsors and volunteers who made "Trick or Suites" a wonderful event!"

 

 

CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO ASCO!

 

Autism Society, Central Ohio Chapter (ASCO) offers families and professionals educational opportunities to learn about autism on a local and national level.  ASCO strives to offer a variety of workshops, family supports and informational sessions by local and national leaders on an annual basis.

Autism Society, Central Ohio Chapter is a dynamic afflilate partnering with The Ohio State University, OCALI, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Franklin Park Conservatory, Ohio History Connection and other leaders in autism to provide the best for Central Ohio!!!

ASCO is the proud sponsor of the first ever Autism Event at COSI. It was a huge success!  Families were able to explore COSI one hour before the general public.  COSI provided autism friendly exhibits!  We are working on dates for 2016.  

ASCO is also a proud sponsor of the Autism Leadership Reception, bringing leaders in autism together to learn about research, programs, services and resources.  

ASCO delights in offering a friendly session with Santa every year.  Remember to visit our website this winter to schedule an up close and personal meeting with Santa……he and his staff come every year and offer kids and families a non-mall like experience.

ASCO's most important benefit is the opportunity to talk with other parents and professionals - to share information and to realize that you are not alone in this journey.

ASCO is always looking for suggestions, so if you have an idea, please feel free to email (centralohioasa@gmail.com) or call the chapter office at (614) 284-6323

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"This is something we’ve been trying for so long. I cannot say THANK YOU enough for helping to put him through this program. It means a lot to us… and especially HIM! He said, “mom I can ride a bike with all the other kids when we go camping…” with a huge smile on his face. And, he said he “felt like a boy” J Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!"
from T. Hursey about I CAN BIKE SCHOLARSHIP