Saxon Woods Park, White Plains, NY—or go virtual!
Location: New York Athletic Club and online
Welcome to Paul’s College Basketball Madness!
My name is Paul Morris. I was diagnosed with autism at age 2 & was nonverbal until age 5. Today, I live alone, work two jobs & am a proud self-advocate. I am a strong supporter of the Autism Science Foundation, & am the co-chair of their annual Wall Street Rides FAR 5K family trail walk.
I am also a life-long college basketball fan. Some of my favorite teams are Lafayette, Princeton, Vermont, Pepperdine, Richmond, Northeastern, Penn, Columbia, Fordham, Delaware, UCONN, & Austin Peay. This year, in celebration of March Madness, I am raising money for the Autism Science Foundation, & its mission to support autism research. Your donation will help fund important scientific research that can help future generations of individuals with autism-like myself.
Thank you for participating in my fundraiser, & celebrating one of my favorite times of the year – March Madness!
– Paul Morris
Special thanks to the Advisory Board:
Joe DiBari, Sports Information Director, Fordham University
Patrick Doherty, Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Haverford College
Amanda Goodwin, Ticket Manager, Columbia University
Mark Hueber, Men’s Basketball Assistant Coach, Lafayette
Katie Kinum, Women’s Basketball Alumni, University of Pennsylvania
Lilly Paro, Director of Women’s Basketball Operations, Princeton University
Donovan Williams, Men’s Basketball Assistant Coach, Longwood University
Christine Woods, Women’s Basketball Director of Operations, University of Pennsylvania
Join the Autism Science Foundation and Simons Foundation for a private screening of the award-winning documentary “In a Different Key,” a true story of love, autism and the fight to belong.
A special Q&A with filmmakers Caren Zucker and John Donvan and reception will follow.
Join us on April 14th to hear from Ty Vernon of UCSB about how parents can be trained to help their children who have autism using Pivotal Response Training. This is an intervention that is based in play and focuses on multiple aspects of child development. Dr. Vernon is piloting an application to help caregivers support their children in a number of behaviors. This could help during COVID and beyond.
Families hear the term “brain activity” and “brainwave pattern” and don’t understand why this is important to autism. In this session, Dr. Carol Wilkinson, a researcher and pediatrician from Boston Children’s Hospital will explain the different types of brainwave patterns in autism, how they are studied, and how they can be used to better track the course of behavioral development for more targeted interventions.
The INSAR Annual Meeting (formerly IMFAR) is an annual scientific meeting, convened each May, to exchange and disseminate new scientific progress among autism scientists and their trainees from around the world.
ASF and Els for Autism invite you to join us for our next FREE webinar on June 1 at noon ET when Nicole Rosen of UCLA’s PEER Clinic will talk about her study looking at the influence of siblings on lifelong functioning in those with autism. We will also be talking about research priorities. Join us!
Register for free here: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrceGorDMtGdHCmM-E-kkEUM6-051r1WSz?fbclid=IwAR16eyrsYGoUIHoqY5o-yNdTilXO7ZB7vbtE5-5DvMku6bnB4uet90QpKwghttps://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrceGorDMtGdHCmM-E-kkEUM6-051r1WSz?fbclid=IwAR16eyrsYGoUIHoqY5o-yNdTilXO7ZB7vbtE5-5DvMku6bnB4uet90QpKwg
The Dancing Stars of Westchester gala will be a spectacular evening of glamour and style co-hosted by the Fred Astaire Dance Studio on Saturday, June 18, 2022, at Hampshire Country Club, Mamaroneck, NY, from 7-11 p.m. It will feature a cocktail reception, three-course dinner, festive music and … best of all … an exciting exhibition of dance performances just like the popular television show Dancing With the Stars! Ticket information coming soon.
A question-and-answer session will be held on August 19th at 12 p.m. ET to review the goals of the Profound Autism Pilot Grant RFA and will include tips on writing a strong application. This Q&A is free, but you must register in advance. Please register here.