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Facebook and Autism

A really good article on issues and rules to teach when using facebook.

Handy rules from the article:

"1) A lot of people are on Facebook, but most of them don’t visit Facebook unless they want to share a photo, a video, or some news. Don’t take offense if you write someone a message and they don’t get back to you right away.

2) If you write a message to someone, don’t send another until they reply. If they don’t reply, assume they are busy and move on.

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Free Federal Access Pass to National Parks

Dana Campbell from SOARS (Salem Oregon Autism Resources) found this gem: Free lifetime access passes for people with permanent disabilities AND their family members (up to 4 adults) to ALL national parks. With proof (see below), you can pick up a pass at various locations (see below). Dana found that the BLM Salem Office (1717 Fabry) can issue the pass. It must be requested in person. From: http://store.usgs.gov/pass/access.html

ABOUT THE ACCESS PASS

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Browser's Bookstore Hosts Autism Lending Library

Browser's Bookstore in Corvallis has an Autism Lending Library. Stop by to check out autism books, sell or buy books. http://www.browsersbookstore.com/ Browsers' Bookstore 121 NW 4th St. Corvallis, Oregon 97330 (541) 758-1121 (888) 758-1121

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Bridgeway House Cinco de Mayo Fundraiser in Eugene

On Saturday, May 5, 2007, Bridgeway House in Eugene is holding a dinner and auction. Join the beginning of a new tradition: Cinco De Mayo Silent Auction and Dinner! This will be a fun and festive event where you can dress up, go out, bid on some great items and support a local cause! Our emcee this year will be Chris Edwards. Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 5th. Stay tuned for further details. If you have any items you would like to donate to the auction please contact Patricia Wigney at 345-0805 with your tax-deductible donation.

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Camp Ky-O-Wa: Inclusive Camp co-sponsored by Arc of Multnomah-Clackamas

The Arc of Multnomah-Clackamas are proud partners with Portland Parks & Recreation to bring Camp Ky-O-Wa to children with disabilities. Camp Ky-O-Wahas operated since 1966, as the only inclusive local day camp experience for both children with and without disabilities, age 5-11, offering a chance for kids to participate in activities such as swimming, boating, fishing, arts & crafts, games and outdoor play. For over 40 years, this unique camp has touched thousands of lives.

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Challenger Little League

Information about the Challenger Division of Little League. Mr. Elias wants to expand this league to include as many children as possible. New members will be accepted between now and the middle of May. There are leagues in several counties. Contact him for more specific informatin regarding where you live. All children ages 6 through 18, or who remain in school, with physical or mental challenges are encouraged to play. Wheelchair and leg braces, gross motor skills Lower level skills Cerebral palsy, heart and lung disabilities, and other health impairments.

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Free Hour of Yoga for Children with Special Needs in Salem

YOGA FOR THE SPECIAL CHILD Free hour of yoga for children with special needs! Please call to schedule your appointment: Dianna Barham Certified Yoga Teacher Licensed Yoga Therapist #503/871-4574 Located at: Indigo Willness Center 3276 Commercial St. SE Salem, OR 97302 http://www.specialchildyoga.com http://www.indigowellnesscenter.com MORE ON YOGA FOR CHILDREN W/SPECIAL NEEDS! Dianna Barham is a certified yoga teacher and licensed Yoga for the Special ChildTM therapist in the Salem, Oregon area. She offers

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Sensory Story Time in Portland

Does your child need a welcome place for story time even if he or she can't sit patiently or is obsessed with the light switch? Do you want a place where parents could also meet each other? "Sensory" Story Times are available at two locations: Capital Hill in SW Portland Woodstock in SE Portland Attendance was great at first but it has really fallen off, so if any of you are interested in this sort of thing--please go!

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