Friday, November 4, 2011

ASRC Week at Nellie's Cafeteria

November 7-11 will be ASRC week at Nellie's Cafeteria. Nellie's, located at 704 Ayers, will host an ASRC information table, and donate a portion of the proceeds made during the week to ASRC. Please let them know that ASRC sent you - and promote this week to your friends. The Corpus Christi ASD Support Team (meetup) will be eating there on Tues, Nov 8 at 11:45. So if you would liked to meet this group, or venture out on your own, be sure to try out Nellie's this week!

ASRC members see Temple Grandin Speak

Several ASRC members, including some of their children, went to San Antonio to see Temple Grandin speak. She, along with two other well known speakers on autism (Dr. Jim Balle, and Jennifer McIlwee Myers) provided valuable information, first hand accounts and even humor. They signed our books and took photos with us. (See photo to the left)
Temple Grandin is a best-selling author and an admired person with autism. She speaks around the world as an autism advocate, and is listed as one of Time Magazine's "100 Most Influential People in the World." She has a PhD. in Animal Science and is a professor at Colorado State University. The movie of her life is called "Temple Grandin."

First Fundraiser a Success

ASRC held its first fundraiser - a rummage sale at the Unity by the Sea Church on October 22. Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped to make it a success! There was a lot of teamwork, heavy lifting and numerous work hours - and everyone did it with a smile on their face. We appreciate your time and talents. A special "thank-you" to Linda Kring who thought of the idea, and ran with it - as the event organizer and by securing the location. This money helped pay to file all of the non-profit paperwork and the remainder will go towards printing info packets for the newly-diagnosed, and those moving toward adulthood. Thanks again!