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1 in 68 children now have Autism according to the CDC. If your child has recently been diagnosed with Autism, or you have been told that your child is exhibiting “autistic-like” behavior, it can be very challenging and stressful figuring out where to start and who to contact. We can help! Click here to send us a note or give us a call. The national Autism Society has information for families new to the diagnosis which can be viewed here or look for local resources on our Resources page.
Parent Support Group Launching!
ASVC is partnering with The New Beginnings Center in Camarillo for this FREE parent support group run by experienced, licensed therapists. First group starting soon! Meetings held in Camarillo every other Thursday from 5:30-7:00pm. Call or email for more info.
To sign up or to ask questions, please call:
Grant LaVigna, LMFT at (805) 987-3162 x3.
Free onsite childcare is available by RSVP and is provided by Channel Islands Social Services.
NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN!
Our annual “Awesome in Autism!” Awards nomination survey is now open through Feb.15.
Please take a few moments to nominate a person, family, or organization that has worked to improve the lives of individuals with Autism.
We are very excited about the new Sesame Street Autism initiative and online resources!
Go to their website to view “The Amazing Song,” videos about kids and families and check out their apps.
Welcome to our New Executive Director!
The Autism Society of Ventura County is pleased to announce the hiring of our new Executive Director, Christopher Roos, EdD. Backed by a master’s degree in Clinical/Counseling Psychology and his Doctorate in Organizational Leadership, Christopher is an experienced and dynamic executive and entrepreneur with more than 20 years of success leading and developing nonprofit organizations and corporations. ASVC is excited to partner with Dr. Roos in our deepening resolve to improve the lives of all affected by Autism.
Thank you to the VC Reporter for featuring interviews with ASVC Board Members Samuel Capozzi, Jenipher Swanson, Aaron Kitzman and Sharon Francis, and highlighting issues faced by individuals with Autism as they grow up.
We applaud Samuel and Brent for their courage in sharing their experiences and thank themfor their advocacy to help others!
*Seeking Board Members*
ASVC is currently seeking additional board members, especially parents or adults on the spectrum. Please email us if you are interested at Admin@AutismVentura.org