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Northern California Community Announcements

Autism Speaks, Northern California northerncalifornia@autismspeaks.org via sm1.kintera.com
Aug 14, 2008, 11:05 AM
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August 2008

Sacramento Walk Now for Autism
Sunday, September 28, 2008 – UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute, Sacramento
http://www.walknowforautism.org/sacramento

Look out! The Sac Train is coming to get you…Sacramento Walk Now for Autism has raised nearly $77,000, with 172 teams registered to participate this year! We hope to make this Walk one of the biggest inaugural Walks for Autism Speaks in 2008. It’s not too late to participate and join us as we take steps to change the future for the autism community in Sacramento and beyond. Click on the link above to register, or email sacramento@autismspeaks.org for more information.
Central Valley Walk Now for Autism
Saturday, October 18, 2008 – Modesto Junior College, West Campus
http://www.walknowforautism.org/centralvalley

Do you want to be the 100th team? We are excitedly preparing for the first-ever Walk Now for Autism in the Modesto area. Over $25,000 has been raised to date, and 99 teams have registered! Don’t miss your chance to join in on this exciting event, and help to raise money and awareness for autism in the Central Valley. Click on the link above to register, or email modesto@autismspeaks.org.

LOCAL EVENTS

Oakland Raiders Fundraiser
Come on down to Sidelines Sports Pub & Grill, 2801 McHenry Ave. in Modesto, and celebrate the kick-off to the 2008 NFL Season on Friday, August 15, from 4 pm to 9 pm. Watch the Raiders take on the Tennessee Titans in a preseason game, and enjoy prizes, trivia and more. Event proceeds benefit Autism Speaks.
Book and Bake Sale
Head to the Moose Lodge at 250 Sacramento Street in Auburn on Saturday, August 16, from 8:30 am to 1 pm. A wide selection of books, DVD’s and delicious treats will be available, with raffle prizes and more! Proceeds will benefit Sacramento Walk Now for Autism.
AccessToCare
Visit the Autism Speaks informational booth at this annual fair and special needs expo, taking place August 22-23 at Bayside Church in Roseville. See website for more details.

Morrow Surveying Charity Golf Tournament
Kick off Labor Day weekend by joining us Friday, August 29, on the links at the Wildhorse Golf Club in Davis! Visit http://www.walknowforautism.org/sacramento to learn more about this exciting event, benefiting Autism Speaks and the Sacramento Walk Now for Autism.

Rock for Awareness
Get your groove on at Green Valley Community Church, 3500 Missouri Flat Road, Placerville, on Friday, September 5 at 7 pm, for an evening of acoustic hits! Four bands, including local favorite The Reel, will be playing and helping to raise autism awareness. $5 admission fee at the door benefits Autism Speaks! Email sacramento@autismspeaks.org for more details.

Autism Awareness Night with the Sacramento Monarchs
Enjoy a WNBA game and support Autism Speaks! Come watch the Monarchs take on the Seattle Storm on Tuesday, September 9, at 7 pm at the ARCO Arena. A portion of the ticket proceeds will benefit the Sacramento Walk Now for Autism. Click here to download a flyer.

Autism Awareness Day at California’s Great America
Come to Santa Clara on Saturday, September 27, between 10 am and 8 pm, for the 2nd Annual Autism Awareness Day! Don’t forget to check out the Autism Speaks booth inside the park. Ticket price includes picnic lunch. Click here to download an event flyer.

FAMILY SERVICES

Autism Speaks in California
The Autism Speaks Family Services and Community Development departments are proud to present our Community Pages. Visit our website to learn more about what we’re doing to fulfill our mission across the country!

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

Autism Votes! It’s time for lawmakers to listen.
Check out our new website at http://www.autismvotes.org to take action and stay informed on national and state advocacy initiatives.

SCIENCE

From the Social Emotional NeuroScience Endocrinology (S.E.N.S.E.) team at the UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute: “We are extending an invitation to participate in our ongoing study of social and emotional processing and stress in children with and without autism. In the process, we’re learning about how children play and interact. The S.E.N.S.E. lab is looking for boys 8-12 years of age with autism or typical development. Participation in this study includes psychological testing, social interaction, and possibly a functional MRI. For your participation, you will receive your child’s diagnostic and neuropsychological results from standardized measures. Depending on how many phases of the study your child completes, financial compensation can vary from $20-60 dollars. For more information, please email: niles.ryan@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu. We look forward to hearing from you!”


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