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  • Title: Home
    Descriptive info: .. Home.. Who We Are.. News.. Information.. Links.. Members.. Contact Us.. SUPPORT GROUPS: DATES AND TIMES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON.. Communication Program.. Dennis will be taking children with Asperger’s Syndrome, PDD, NOS and high functioning autism for one hour per week for approximately six weeks on a one to one basis for a new program: Communication Assessment Training (CAT).. The program is a visual and concrete design that attracts attention of the children and encourages them to talk about their thoughts and emotions in a non-defensive manner.. This program kit helps them express their feelings and emotions without meltdowns and temper tantrums as well as when they are in conflict.. It also teaches a lot about human emotions, self-insight, assertiveness, circle of friends, personal interests, conflict resolution and sensory issues.. Please contact Dennis at 721-5533 for further information.. The cost is only $15 per week for the program with ASBH covering the rest of the expenses.. Don’t delay! Space is limited.. Child Name, Age, Diagnosis.. Visit Us on.. Facebook.. !.. 6th Annual Mardi Gras.. Coming from out of town?.. Canyon Lake Resort has offered us a great price of $39.. 95 on hotel rooms for that night.. Please call the motel directly at 605.. 343.. 0234 and tell them you want the Autism Society rate.. Purchase your tickets or sponsorships.. here.. and join these great sponsors!.. Read more.. Additional Resources Regarding Tragedy, Violence and Stigma.. Autism and Stigma.. covers the topic of stigma that some on the spectrum may encounter and provides some advice on steps that can be taken should difficult situations arise.. When a Loved One Dies.. features Liz Roth, Autism Society Montgomery County( MD) president, and her son Andrew.. Below are a few additional resources  ...   collective attention focused on those directly impacted by this tragedy.. In the nation’s rush to understand the reasoning for such an awful occurrence, the conversation evolved to include the alleged shooter’s possible diagnosis on the autism spectrum.. The Autism Society feels it is imperative to remove autism from this tragic story.. Race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation are seldom, if ever, linked to the actions of an individual in a causal relationship.. It is imperative that developmental disorders and disabilities be treated in the same vein.. Headlines Academy.. Headlines Academy held an Autism awareness fundraiser for ASBH and donated a percent of their revenue to our local chapter.. We received a check in the amount of $300! Thank you Headlines Academy!.. Knights of Columbus Fundraiser for Autism.. Once again, the Autism Society of the Black Hills received a wonderful donation check from the Knights of Columbus (Our Lady of the Black Hills, Piedmont).. Along with other Knights from the council, members did several Tootsie Roll give-aways for donations last fall and voted to give the proceeds to the ASBH.. They presented a check in the amount of $842.. 00! We thank the Knights of Columbus and appreciate their generosity!.. WHO WE ARE.. The Autism Society of the Black Hills was founded in October of 1997.. We are a non-profit affiliate of the Autism Society of America (ASA).. We have joined together to enable all families and others associated with an autistic, Asperger's or Pervasive Development Disorder individual to have access to support groups, meetings, additional information and resources.. NEWSLETTER.. March Newsletter.. Click for newsletter!!.. RESOURCES.. Get Educated - A helpful Guide on Autism.. Autism Society of The Black Hills, 3650 Range Road, Rapid City, South Dakota 57702 (605) 415-3739..

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  • Title: Who We Are
    Descriptive info: We are a nonprofit affiliate of the Autism Society of America (ASA).. The Black Hills Chapter is one of 225 ASA Chapters in the United States.. We have joined to enable all families and others associated with an autistic, Asperger's or Pervasive Development Disorder individual to have access to support groups, meetings, additional information and resources.. So much can be accomplished when parents and professionals join together to advocate for their children.. Our goal is to provide information, support and encouragement to those families and individuals in need.. Symptoms of Autism.. Communication: Language develops slowly or not at all, use of words without attaching the usual meaning to them;  ...   overactive or very passive; throw frequent tantrums for no apparent reason; may perseverant on a single item, idea or person; apparent lack of common sense; may show aggressive or violent behavior or injure self.. There are differences among people with autism.. Some individuals mildly affected may exhibit only slight delays in language and greater challenges with social interactions.. They may have average or above average verbal, memory or spatial skills but find it difficult to be imaginative or join in a game of softball with their fiends.. Others more severely affected may need greater assistance in handling day to day activities like crossing the street or making a purchase..

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  • Title: News
    Descriptive info: Details.. Created: 20 December 2012.. Read more: 6th Annual Mardi Gras.. Created: 21 December 2012.. Read more: Autism Society Network statement on Newtown, CT tragedy.. Created: 10 August 2012.. 5th Annual Mardi Gras Event Fundraiser.. Created: 29 March 2012.. The Autism Society held its 5th Annual Mardi Gras fundraiser at the Holiday Inn Rushmore Plaza and raised over $10,000.. The funds will help support this summer’s swimming and exploring sports programs and In Home Services program.. It is the goal of ASBH to continue to expand services and support to families affected by autism spectrum disorders.. Read more: 5th Annual Mardi Gras Event Fundraiser.. Autism Society Holds Benefit Rummage Sale.. Created: 21 October 2011.. The Autism Society of the Black Hills held a fall rummage sale to benefit our ASBH family programs.. We raised $1,300 for our one day sale.. ASBH wants to thank all of the people who donated items to this special fundraiser.. We had such a wide array of rummage from Halloween costumes to lighted reindeer and christmas trees to books, cds, bike and toys.. It was a big success and we are so appreciative of your support.. We also want to thank the awesome team of volunteers who came out and helped set up, work the sale and pack up.. A big thanks to the men of Ellsworth Airforce Base who transported all the rummage to the Senior Center.. It took eight trucks and some strong arms to move it all.. Another big thanks goes to the wonderful honor students from Douglas High School who spent many hours setting up and taking down the sale and helping with check out.. To all of our friends and families and board members who helped - you are the best! We can't do this without you.. Thank you again!.. Day of Excellence Awards $4,000 to ASBH.. Created: 10 August 2011.. Day of Excellence was developed  ...   The Autism Society of the Black Hills serves nearly 200 families in the West River area.. An Asperger's Peer Group will bring young Asperger's adults together to network with one another and develop a social support system to help mentor them with the everyday tasks that they need to master in order to live fuller lives.. This program will guide them through the processes of preparing for college, attending college classes, going on job interviews and subsequent employment opportunities.. According to Ginger Niemann, Program Officer of the South Dakota Community Foundation, the development of this Asperger’s Peer Group will assist these young adults in being productive members of society and to help ease the burden of families.. “The South Dakota Community Foundation is pleased to support the efforts of the Autism Society of the Black Hills and the Asperger’s Peer Group.. ” Niemann said.. Knights of Columbus Donate $826.. Created: 20 June 2011.. At a recent Knights of Columbus Spaghetti Dinner held at Our Lady of the Black Hills, #7079, Grand Knight Armando Montes presented a check for $826 to the Autism Society of the Black Hills.. The money was raised in 2010 as part of the annual Knighs of Columbus Tootsie Roll Drive and will be used to help support programs in the Black Hills area.. Mardi Gras Sponsors.. Created: 03 June 2012.. The Autism Society of the Black Hills would especially like to thank all our major sponsors for their support in this year’s Mardi Gras event: Assurant, Dale’s Tire, Wells Fargo, Holiday Inn Rushmore Plaza, Black Hills Workshop and the Officers Spouses Club Welfare Fund—Ellsworth AFB.. Thank you to all of our silent auction donors who helped make our fundraising auction a wonderful success!.. Mardi Gras 2011.. Grants for Families Living with Autism.. Mardi Gras Report by Susanna Urzua.. Asperger’s Community Social Group.. Page 1 of 3.. Start.. Prev.. 1.. 2.. 3.. Next.. End..

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  • Title: Information
    Descriptive info: What will you do for Autism Awareness Month?.. (From the Autism Society's website).. In order to highlight the growing need for concern and awareness about autism, the Autism Society has been celebrating National Autism Awareness Month since the 1970s.. The United States recognizes April as a special opportunity for everyone to educate the public about autism and issues within the autism community.. Want to get involved with the autism community this April? Show your support this month by joining the Autism Society in wearing the ribbon, bouncing for autism, texting, and more!.. Put on the Puzzle! The Autism Awareness Puzzle Ribbon.. is the most recognized symbol of the autism community in the world.. Autism prevalence is now one in every 110 children in America - that’s 13 million families and growing who live with autism today.. Show your support for people with autism by wearing the Autism Awareness Puzzle Ribbon this month – as a pin on your shirt, a magnet on your car, a badge on your blog, or even your Facebook profile picture - and educate folks on the potential of people with autism! For suggestions and resources, visit www.. autism-society.. org/ribbon.. Spread the word.. Helping the autism community can be as easy as updating your Facebook or Twitter status! On April 1, the Autism Society is asking supporters to change their status on Facebook and/or Twitter to “Autism affects 1 in 110.. Text “AUTISM” to 50555 to donate $10 to the Autism Society.. Help spread the word: http://bit.. ly/bUAVRf.. ” For the first time ever, supporters can now simply text “AUTISM” to 50555 to donate $10 to the Autism Society.. 100% of your donations will go to support the Autism Society’s mission of improving the lives of all affected by autism.. Make a difference.. There are several important bills moving through Congress that will have important effects on the autism community – safer educational settings (Keeping All Students Safe Act), better autism services (Autism Treatment Acceleration Act), greater financial independence (Achieving a Better Life Experience Act), better protection against toxic chemicals (Toxic Substances Control Act Reform, introduction anticipated soon), and more.. For more information about this legislation and to take action to support it, visit www.. vote4autism.. org.. Connect with your neighborhood.. The Autism Society and inflatable playground franchise Pump It Up are bouncing again with “Bounce for Autism” – over 100 community-based fundraising events that combine family fun with raising awareness and support for autism in locations nationwide that welcome children on the autism spectrum.. Many Autism Society local chapters also put on events in the community through the month of April.. But if you can’t find an event that suits you just right, create your own! 1Power4Autism is an online tool that makes it easy to mobilize friends and family and help make a difference.. Bounce for Autism:.. www.. bounceforautism.. 1Power4Autism:.. 1power4autism.. Watch a movie.. Did you know that something that seems as simple as going to the movies is not an option for many families affected by autism? The Autism Society is working with AMC entertainment to bring special-needs families “Sensory Friendly Films” every month.. Our special showing of How to Train Your Dragon is coming to a theatre near you on April 10.. Or, you could see a movie about autism itself - the Autism Society is partnering with the Independent Television Service (ITVS) to support 70 community screenings of the new movie The Horse Boy, based on the memoir of the same name.. In the film, Rupert Isaacson shares the inspiring story of how he and his wife learned to think of their son’s autism as an adventure rather than a curse, a beginning rather than an end.. Find participating locations for both events at:.. Sensory Friendly Films:.. org/sensoryfilms.. The Horse Boy:.. http://www.. pbs.. org/independentlens/horse-boy/.. Autism Society of the Black Hills.. Saturday January 9th 2010.. The Autism Society of the Black Hills is excited to announce registration for our Asperger’s Community Social Group! This is a 6 week program, designed to help adolescents and young adults with Asperger’s and their parents improve on their community social skills and friendship skills.. Parent’s will be involved by using the learned skills at home and in the community with their child.. The first session will run for 6 weeks beginning Saturday January 9th and the last session will be Saturday February 13th.. The 1st class will be held at the Autism Society of the Black Hills office at 521 7th Street, but remaining sessions will be at various locations in the community.. These locations will be announced after the 1st session.. Sessions will be approximately 90 minutes each, but some community outings may last longer.. Time is 10:30 a.. m.. – 12:00 p.. Children will be dropped off and attend the classes without parents unless otherwise noted.. We have broken down the sessions by age; the first age group we will be offering sessions for will be kids in the 9-12 year old range.. Our subsequent age groups will be 13-15 and then 16 up.. We  ...   expressive language are both difficult for me.. It isn't that I don't listen to instructions.. It's that I can't understand you.. When you call to me from across the room, this is what I hear: "* ^%$#@, Billy.. #$%^* ^%$ *" Instead, come speak directly to me in plain words: "Please put your book in your desk, Billy.. It's time to go to lunch.. " This tells me what you want me to do and what is going to happen next.. Now it's much easier for me to comply.. 4.. I am a concrete thinker.. I interpret language literally.. It's very confusing for me when you say, "Hold your horses, cowboy!" when what you really mean is "Please stop running.. " Don't tell me something is a "piece of cake" when there is no dessert in sight and what you really mean is, "This will be easy for you to do.. " When you say, "It's pouring cats and dogs," I see pets coming out of a pitcher.. Please just tell me, "It's raining very hard.. " Idioms, puns, nuances, double entendres and sarcasm are lost on me.. 5.. Be patient with my limited vocabulary.. It's hard for me to tell you what I need when I don't know the words to describe my feelings.. I may be hungry, frustrated, frightened or confused, but right now those words are beyond my ability to express.. Be alert for body language, withdrawal, agitation, or other signs that something is wrong.. There's a flip side to this: I may sound like a little professor or a movie star, rattling off words or whole scripts well beyond my developmental age.. These are messages I have memorized from the world around me to compensate for my language deficits, because I know I am expected to respond when spoken to.. They may come from books, television or the speech of other people.. It's called echolalia.. I don't necessarily understand the context or the terminology I'm using, I just know it gets me off the hook for coming up with a reply.. 6.. Because language is so difficult for me, I am very visually oriented.. Show me how to do something rather than just telling me.. And please be prepared to show me many times.. Lots of patient repetition helps me learn.. A visual schedule is extremely helpful as I move through my day.. Like your day planner, it relieves me of the stress of having to remember what comes next, makes for smooth transitions between activities, and helps me manage my time and meet your expectations.. 7.. Focus and build on what I can do rather than what I can't do.. Like any other human, I can't learn in an environment where I'm constantly made to feel that I'm not good enough or that I need fixing.. Trying anything new when I am almost sure to be met with criticism, however constructive, becomes something to be avoided.. Look for my strengths and you'll find them.. There's more than one right way to do most things.. 8.. Help me with social interactions.. It may look like I don't want to play with the other kids on the playground, but sometimes it's just that I simply don't know how to start a conversation or enter a play situation.. If you can encourage other children to invite me to join them at kickball or shooting baskets, I may be delighted to be included.. 9.. Try to identify what triggers my meltdowns.. This is termed "the antecedent.. " Meltdowns, blowups, tantrums or whatever you want to call them are even more horrid for me than they are for you.. They occur because one or more of my senses has gone into overload.. If you can figure out why my meltdowns occur, they can be prevented.. 10.. If you are a family member, please love me unconditionally.. Banish thoughts such as, "If he would just.. " and "Why can't she.. ?" You didn't fulfill every last expectation your parents had for you, and you wouldn't like being constantly reminded of it.. I didn't choose to have autism.. Remember that it's happening to me, not you.. Without your support, my chances of successful, self-reliant adulthood are slim.. With your support and guidance, the possibilities are broader than you might think.. I promise you I'm worth it.. From the book "Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew.. "(2005, Future Horizons, Inc.. ) used with Ellen Notbahm's permission.. Autism Awareness "Autism Breaking Barriers".. MSNBC Today Show has a special presentations on Autism.. The presentation includes the following:.. Can your kids Recover for Autism?.. Web Only: A school for kids with Autism.. Making Sense of children senses.. Can Robots help treat Autism?.. Looking for answers on Autism.. 6-year-old singer defies the odds.. Should insurance cover autism?.. Mainsteaming kids with autimm.. Is Autism genetic?.. Please take the time to view the presentations.. Please click.. here.. Site improvements.. We would like your input on how we can improve our site.. You can contact us using the information on the..

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  • Title: Links
    Descriptive info: Autism Society of America.. Autism Source (Find local resources, providers, services, and support).. Autism Speaks.. Autism Support Network.. CDC - Learn the Signs.. Act Early.. USD School of Medicine Health Sciences Center for Disabilities.. Children's Care.. Suncatchers.. Black Hills Workshop.. South Dakota Parent Connection.. BHSS.. Physician's Information on Autism Disability.. Touch Applications for IPhone, IPads and IPods..

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  • Title: Members
    Descriptive info: User Name.. *.. Password.. Log in.. Forgot your password?.. Forgot your username?..

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  • Title: Contact Us
    Descriptive info: Address:.. Autism Society of The Black Hills.. 3650 Range Road.. Rapid City, South Dakota 57702.. Phone:.. (605) 415-3739.. Email:.. This email address is being protected from spambots.. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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  • Title: 6th Annual Mardi Gras
    Descriptive info: Details.. GOLD SPONSORS.. Black Hills Works.. PURPLE SPONSORS.. Ellsworth Officer and Civilian Spouses Club.. GREEN SPONSORS.. Employees of Black Hills Federal Credit Union.. Dr.. Thomas and Cheryl Templeton.. Jeff and Sandy Burns.. West River Foundation.. Major Donor to ASBH.. Sam's Club.. Come join us for an evening of fun, food and drink with the best Silent Auction in the Black Hills!.. February 16, 2013.. 6pm to 9pm.. Canyon Lake Chop House.. Tickets are $60 per person or $100 per couple.. Pay online and note your Krewe choice in the comment section on PayPal.. Krewes are first-come, first served.. If your first choice is filled, we will place you in another fun Krewe.. Options.. Per Person $60.. 00 USD.. Per Couple $100.. Pick your Krewe!.. A Krewe (pronounced crew) is an organization that puts on a parade or a ball for the Carnival season.. The term is best known for its association with the New Orleans Mardi Gras.. Our Krewes will be decorating the attire kits that celebrate the old Mardi Gras traditions.. You will receive your Krewe kit when you arrive at the party.. ¨.. Bacchus Krewe led by Sandy and Jeff Burns..  ...   added to ASBH website for one year.. Year round right to promote Mardi Gras participation.. Company name displayed on plaque located at ASBH office.. Company name on Mardi Gras posters and program.. Purple Sponsor - $1000.. 6 complimentary tickets to attend the 2013 Mardi Gras.. Company name added to ASBH website for six months.. Company name on Mardi Gras posters and programs.. Green Sponsor - $500.. 4 complimentary tickets to attend the 2013 Mardi Gras.. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots.. or call 605.. 415.. 3739 with the amount of your sponsorship.. We will contact you about Mardi Gras details.. You can also donate an item for our Silent Auction!.. Call (605) 415-3739.. or email This email address is being protected from spambots.. How is your contribution used?.. The CAT Kit (Cognition Affective Therapy).. Exploring Sports Program for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.. Winter/Summer Swimming Programs for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders as well as ADHD and Down’s Syndrome.. Social skills programs for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.. Books and DVD materials for our library as well as guest speakers to educate and address people about Autism Spectrum Disorders..

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  • Title: Additional Resources Regarding Tragedy, Violence and Stigma
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  • Title: Autism Society Network statement on Newtown, CT tragedy
    Descriptive info: Further, the Autism Society is committed to informing, educating and securing appropriate services by providing reliable and unbiased information.. To that end, we are compelled to dispel any myths about individuals with autism:.. No evidence exists to link autism and premeditated violence.. Suggesting otherwise is wrong and harmful to the more than 1.. 5 million individuals living with autism in the United States.. (Gunasekaran, S.. , Chaplin, E.. (2012).. Autism spectrum disorders and offending.. Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities, 6, 308-313.. ).. Individuals with autism and those with other disabilities are more likely to be victims of violence than the perpetrators.. (Hughes, K.. , Bellis, M..  ...   disabilities: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies.. The Lancet.. 379, 1621-1629.. Many of the individuals with Asperger’s syndrome who have committed crimes had co-existing psychiatric disorders.. (Newman SS, Ghaziuddin M: Violent crime in Asperger syndrome: the role of psychiatric comorbidity.. J Autism Dev Disord 39:1949-52, 2008.. Individuals with autism who act aggressively typically do so because they react to a situation.. Please do not judge any individual with autism based on the discourse surrounding Friday’s tragic event.. Instead, please strive to educate and inform your communities.. Help the Autism Society ensure that individuals with autism are not marginalized due to a misunderstanding of a complicated disorder..

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