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RT Autism Awareness Foundation, Inc.
The RT (Reece Trahan) Autism Awareness Foundation is an organization dedicated to making people aware of Autism and the effects it has on individuals and their families.
The diagnosis of Autism is an emotional one for families, and the RT Autism Awareness Foundation wants individuals and families to recognize that they are not without help. It is the organization's desire and dedication to promote events for Autism Awareness so that present and future diagnosed individuals, along with their families will have strong support.
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Attention Parents, please read the following from our good friends at the Rochester Center for Autism:
Subject:Parent and Sibling Groups
Welcome to the new school year!
Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 marks the date of our next Parent Group and group for siblings of children with Autism at the Rochester Center for Autism! These groups are available for current and past families of the Rochester Center for Autism (RCA), as well as families not affiliated with the Center. The meetings will take place from 6:30-8:00 pm at RCA (3640 9th Street NW Rochester). Prior to the meeting, from 6:00-6:30, we will once again be offering a family meal. This month we will be serving a taco supper. Due to generous support from the RT Autism Awareness Foundation; we are able to offer the taco supper free of charge to the families that attend the sibling/parent support groups.
At our sibling group, sibs of kids with autism will meet other sibs of children with ASD. They will have an opportunity to talk with other kids who are in similar situations through group discussion, games and age appropriate activities, all of which will be led by members of our staff. The cost for the sibling group is $10 for the first child and $5 for each additional child. The group is designed for children ages 4-13. These children are typically split into two groups with one group for younger siblings and one group for older siblings. Child care is available for children ages 2 and older, and the same cost applies to those children who use the child care. We regret that we are not able to care for infants, but they are welcome in the parent support group. The parent support group will run from 6:30-8:00pm (in a separate room). This month’s group will begin with some open dialogue time for parents to connect with each other. Following that, Melissa Heyrman, OTR/L, will be presenting on “Sensory Integration and Sensory Approaches.” Melissa is a current behavior therapist with the Rochester Center for Autism and is also a licensed occupational therapist. She is a recent graduate in OT but has worked with kids with disabilities for 3 years in a variety of settings.
If you are interested in participating in the Sibling Group, childcare, or the Parent Group, please contact Kelli Branstad,email@example.com.You can also reach Kelli by calling 507-424-3234 to RSVP. Please RSVP no later than Thursday, September 18 at 4:00 p.m.
When RSVPing, please indicate how many individuals will participate in the parent group, sibling group, or childcare, along with the ages of any children. Also, indicate the numbers of people who will be participating in the taco supper.
Rochester Center for Autism (507) 424-3234
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Board of Directors
Dave Kinneberg - President [Employer: ISD #535 and Remax Results.]
Mark Patterson - Vice-President [Employer: Riverstar, Inc.]
Craig Anderson [Employer: City of Rochester]
Laura Elwood [Employer: R & S Transport]
Matt Murphy [Employer: Owner of Kathy's Pub]
Stephanie Schmidt [Rochester Center for Autism]
Sarah Larson [Employer ISD #535]
Matt Northrop [Employer ISD #535]
Jim Gross [Employer RCTC]
Karen Nation [Employer Mayo Clinic]
Heidi Dieter [Employer Mayo Clinic]
Joe Powers Jr. [Rochester International Event Center]
Jon Jacobson [Employer Olmsted County Sherriff’s Department]
Randy B. Schmidt
Brad and Joanie Trahan [May 2003] Employers: Express Employment Professionals & Mayo Clinic