Monthly Archives: December 2014

Heartfelt Thanks!

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Thanks to all who joined us at the table for our discussion. Lots of sharing, connecting and even laughing. We’ll be doing this monthly through 2015.



4098_ARM_Heart2HeartHeader5A few seats remain for tomorrow evening’s A HEART-TO-HEART WITH MOM. If you’d like a place at the table, RSVP now.
Thursday, Dec. 11 from 7-8:30pm
Temple Beth Sholom, 2625 N. Tustin Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92705

HOLIDAY TIP | Have a Back-up Plan


Escape-PlanThe holiday season abounds with new sounds, unfamiliar faces and different schedules and if you don’t yet have a plan in place for your child, there’s still time.

When it all becomes too much—too many people, too much noise, too much that’s unknown—having a ‘plan of escape’ to a place to self-regulate is always wise. With one or two back-up plans, at least you have options. Practice a non-verbal hand signal your kid can give you to show you he needs to leave, instead of shouting at the top of his lungs, “It’s time for everyone to go home now! We’re done!”

Often, just knowing that it’s okay to escape to a quiet place is enough.

A HEART-TO-HEART WITH MOM | Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014


Our next roundtable discussion

for parents of young people with autism is set for Thursday, Dec. 11 from 7pm to 8:30pm.
WHERE:  Temple Beth Sholom, 2625 N. Tustin Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92705

To reserve your seat at the table, RSVP to


ARM’s New Page

We’re cataloging the Advice from Mom series we email twice a month. Hopefully you’re on that distribution list! If not, let us know and we’ll add you.

Click here to go to the page.

FREE WORKSHOP | Understanding Causes of Behavior – Autism and the Brain


Don’t Miss!

Justice In Education:  December Free Workshop

See attached flyer.

AUTISM and the Brain with Dr. Steve Valdez   Understanding the Causes of Behavior of Children and Adults with Autism

Bring your questions to this Interactive Session

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

JIE is a great resource for families.  They offer free workshops to parents who have children with an IEP and they also have a lawyer and advocate available for a free consultation. Different topics are covered at their monthly meetings.