Autism and Developmental Disabilities: Adult Housing and Lifespan Care Solutions Summit
May 29, 2013 6:30-9:00PM, University Club, Palo Alto
The Autism Society of the San Francisco Bay Area this month launches a multi-year effort to shine a light on the staggering need for adult autism services, to facilitate parent involvement, and to galvanize more robust planning efforts in the Bay Area. Despite soaring numbers of persons with neurodevelopmental disability who will need lifespan services, often intensive, round-the-clock and extremely expensive, the state has no budget and no plan to serve the vast numbers now coming into adulthood.
An introductory panel event, “Autism and Developmental Disabilities: Adult Housing and Lifespan Care Solutions Summit,” will provide an overview of many options, and the budget challenges we face in implementing them. Panelists include Santi Rogers from SARC, Kurt Ohlfs from PACE, Jennifer Sullivan from Morgan Autism Center, Jan Stokley from Housing Choices Coalition, Susan Houghton from Sunflower Hill, Mark Jackson from Atlas Living, and Anna Wang from Friends of Children with Special Needs. Future events will provide more details and hands-on workshops.
SPACE IS LIMITED, RSVPs are required and a $10 donation is requested. To RSVP, or sign up to the mailing list re future events, please go to sfautismsociety.org/calendar.
Saturday, June 15, 2013 5:00-9:00PM
Cold Suspension is a band of local high school age musicians. Members include: Caelin Tralongo (Lead Singer), Joy Hackett (Backup Vocalist), Alex Cherekdjian (Lead Guitarist), Ryan Wong (Bass Guitarist), Jessica Earnshaw (Pianist) and Casey Lau (Drummer). PACE Music Therapist, Lauren Bevelaqua was the band’s first keyboardist and their musical mentor. They will be releasing their first album on May 25th. All funds raised at this benefit concert will support music therapy services for students at PACE.
Where: Santana Row stage (in front of Maggiano’s Restaurant, off Winchester Blvd, San Jose)
Color Me Rad 5k
For the second year in a row, Color Me Rad has selected PACE as the beneficiary partner of their annual 5K run through the San Jose Fairgrounds! Register now to run and/or volunteer for this fun and unique event.