Effective Sunday, May 22, 2016 Katy Autism Support Yahoo message board moved to a new closed discussion Facebook group. The old Yahoo archived messages will still be searchable but no one will be able to post new messages and no new subscription requests are being approved. The current Facebook page will be rolled into the new discussion group at the end of the month. The new Facebook discussion group is a closed group where members are able to post questions, share events, links, upload photos, etc. The name of the new group is Katy Autism Support Discussion Group and can be located here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/485313608332178/
Beginning with the October 2016 meeting, in-person support meetings will now occur quarterly. 1st Quarter meeting is in January on the 3rd Tuesday of the month; 2nd Quarter meeting is in April on the 3rd Tuesday of the month; 3rd Quarter meeting is in August on the 3rd Tuesday of the month (due to the summer recess); and 4th Quarter meeting is in October on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Meeting time and location remain the same; 7:00 - 9:00 pm, at St. Peter's United Methodist Church, 20775 Kingsland Blvd., Asbury Hall, Katy, Texas 77450.
Free childcare is available during the monthly meeting, however, you'll need to RSVP to Sarah Morrison at firstname.lastname@example.org 24 hours in advance to reserve a spot for your child(ren).
Why the change?
If you have any questions, please direct them to Cynthia Reece at email@example.com.
Thank you for your continued participation.
Katy Autism Support is Hosting a free Playtime Event at We Rock The Spectrum Kid’s Gym—Katy
Please RSVP to the event that corresponds with your child(ren)'s age(s) at https://www.facebook.com/events/1757016504542176/ and leave a comment with the time slot you're signing up for and the number of children.
Date: Saturday, May 28, 2016
Times: 10:30—12:00 for toddlers to 10 year olds; 12:00—1:30 for 11 year olds & older
Location: 2020 Katy Hockley Cut Off Rd #2d, Katy, TX 77493, (281) 665-1440
The gym can accommodate about 20 children at a time. A parent must be present with their child(ren) at all times.
RapidWristbands https://www.rapidwristbands.com/, a Houston-based custom wristband maker has donated gel autism awareness and anti-bullying bracelets to Katy Autism Support so I will be handing them out to attendees until we run out, so be sure to pick one up at the playtime event.
iFly in Houston has reached out to the KAS community and offered a special package to children with autism on Tuesday, May 31, at 5:00 pm (4:00 pm) and at 5:30 pm (4:30 pm), arrival time is 1 hour before flight time.
They’ll get you airborne in a safe and fun environment. Every package includes a pre-flight training session, all the necessary flight gear (suit, helmet, goggles), friendly instruction from a certified flight guide. Each 30 minute time block will accommodate 8 people, so a total of 16 people can participate during this event.
Date: Tuesday. May 31
Times: 5:00 pm (check in time 4:00 pm) and at 5:30 pm (check in time 4:30 pm),
Location: 9540 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas
Contact: Teary Seng, (281) 942-4359
Cost: $50 per person
More information: https://www.iflyworld.com/what-to-expect/
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Beginning with the October 2016 in-person support meetings will now occur quarterly. 1st Quarter meeting is in January on the 3rd Tuesday of the month; 2nd Quarter meeting is in April on the 3rd Tuesday of the month; 3rd Quarter meeting is in August on the 3rd Tuesday of the month (due to the summer recess); and 4th Quarter meeting is in October on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Meeting time and location remain the same; 7:00 - 9:00 pm, at St. Peter's United Methodist Church, 20775 Kingsland Blvd., Asbury Hall, Katy, Texas 77450.
A video for first responders by National Autism Association: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auJvlpWhb5E