The Groden Network - Your Autism Experts - Autism, Asperger's, Autistic Schools, Rhode Island, Developmental Disabilities

 

Special Feature

 

APRIL IS AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH!


THE GRODEN NETWORK has been featured on WPRI/Channel 12’s “The Rhode Show”!

 

On April 8, Dr. Kelly Pistacchio discussed Asperger's Syndrome, social skill programs, and our summer camp, while 15-year-old Tracy Allard, spoke about the social skills she's developed with the help of the GRODEN NETWORK.

Click here to view the April 8 segment.

 

On March 31, Dr. Leslie Weidenman discussed THE GRODEN NETWORK’s Early Intervention Program.

Click here to view the March 31 segment!

 

On March 24, Dr. Jane Carlson discussed Autism Awareness Month, THE GRODEN NETWORK’s Symposium at the RI Convention Center, and our very own, Rob Mertz, showed off his Preschool music video. Click here to view the March 24 segment!

 

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THE GRODEN NETWORK CELEBRATES

AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH WITH THE FOLLOWING EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

 

Four appearances have been scheduled on WPRI/Channel 12 The Rhode Show:

      • March 24: Dr. Jane Carlson & Rob Mertz, discussing Autism Awareness Month, the April 2 Symposium at the RI Convention Center, and the Rob’s PreSchool video
  • March 31: Dr. Leslie Weidenman and a guest, discussing the Early Intervention Program
  • April 8: Dr. Kelley Pistacchio and a guest, discussing Asperger’s Syndrome, social skills programs and summer camp
  • April 22: Mr. Mike Smith and a guest, discussing our vocational programs and Job Club

 ClearChannel Radio:

  • An interview with Dr. Jane Carlson
  • Public service announcements
  • Radio spots
  • A web banner on ClearChannel radio web sites

PBruins sponsorship opportunities:

  • A social media campaign to the PBruins social media audience
  • A notice on the PBruins scoreboard about Autism Awareness Month
  • A table at the April 11 PBruins game

 

Donations will be collected by some of our partners during the month

 

Our activities for the month have been posted on numerous online calendars

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    SAVE the DATE!

    Therapeutic Summer Camp 2014

The Community Support Services Department will once again be offering a Therapeutic Summer Camp program for children and adolescents with Asperger’s Syndrome/High Functioning Autism and related social challenges.

Teens Camp for ages 12 – 16

    July 7th – 11th

    Children’s camp for ages 6 - 11

    August 4th – 8th

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    Introducing The Asperger's Center

The Groden Network "Your Autism Experts" is proud to offer a variety of therapeutic and educational programs for children, adolescents, and young adults with Asperger's Syndrome and related social challenges. Services include social skills groups, community based groups, evening specialty classes (e.g., art, cooking), school consultation, evaluations, individual and family therapy.

Click on these links to view our new, 2014 programs:

Winter 2014 Program: BECOMING AN EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATOR, A program for young teens

 

2014 SOCIAL THINKING GROUP FOR CHILDREN AGES 7-9 WITH ASPERGER’S SYNDROME
(or similar social needs)

 

 

 

Reaching Out

Sea Side Reception at The Dunes

Friday, June 20, 2014
The Dunes Club
137 Boston Neck Road, Narragansett, RI

More details will be available shortly!

Click here for sponsorship opportunities.

Click here for auction donation form.

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34th Annual John Trimble Golf Tournament for Autism

Monday, July 14, 2014
Wannamoisett Country Club

Rumford, RI

 

Click here to register online!

Click here for our brochure!

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See our new PreSchool video!!!___________________________________________

Have you ever considered providing foster care?

The Groden Center is looking for individuals and couples interested in becoming licensed foster parents for children and adolescents with developmental disabilities and behavior disorders.

Click here for more information.

-Check out the Groden Center's Foster Family Program on WPRI's Rhode Show...click here.

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Helen Morcos Appointed to Special
Joint Commission

THE GRODEN NETWORK is pleased to announce that Helen Morcos, our President/Executive Director, has been appointed to the Special Joint Commission to Study the Quality of Life and Create Positive Outcomes for Individuals with Autism in the State of Rhode Island. Congratulations, Helen!

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Groden Center Residential Programs receive international excellence accreditation. One of only two accredited organizations in New England for Autism Services .
Groden's Community Residential Program and Therapeutic Foster Family Services have been awarded the highest level of accreditation by CARF. Click here for more information.

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Events Calendar

 

What's New at The Groden Network

 

  • -Check out the Groden Center's Foster Family Program on WPRI's Rhode Show...click here.
  • — Autism Expert and Community Support Services Director Dr. Kelley Pistacchio talked with NBC10 about Asperger's Syndrome. To view the video, click here.
  • - Longtime supporter Joe Trimble won the 2011 Jefferson Award for his work as an advocate for The Groden Network. To view the video, click here.

Autism Publications & Presentations

 

How Everyone on the Autism Spectrum, Young and Old, Can...: Become Resilient, Be More Optimistic, Enjoy Humor, Be Kind, and Increase Self-Efficacy [Paperback]

Groden, J., Kantor, A.., Woodard, C., & Lipsitt, L. (2011).

Retail value is $18.00 (USD). For more information, or to purchase the book, click here.