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Issue 69: Beating the Summer Blues, Part 2: Simple Activity Ideas for Summer Fun
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A Note from Nicole: Two Great Events
Idea of the Week: Camping in the Backyard
Feature Article: Beating the Summer Blues, Part 2: Simply Activity Ideas for Summer
The Horizons Team Recommends: CORE Approach Program; Do Something Daily Calendar
Upcoming Events: CORE Approach Parent Teleseminar; Sibshop
It’s a crazy busy week around here as we plan for the ASA conference this week and our Extreme Makeover event next week! If you are planning to be at the Autism Society of America conference this week in Chicago, please stop by and see us in the exhibit hall. We will have a booth all 3 days of the conference and would love to greet you in person!
I hope you are all having a wonderful summer so far. This week’s article provides some great ideas for adding some fun and family time to your summer schedule. Enjoy!
Looking to the horizon,
Camping in the Backyard
Set up your tent (or trailer) and sleep right in your own backyard for the night. Pretend as if you are right at a campground and grill out and have a fire (if you are allowed to where you live). Make smores and any other camping treat that you may like! Play games as a family and stay up late telling stories to each other with a flashlight.
Beating the Summer Blues, Part 2: Simple Activity Ideas for Summer Fun
By: Courtney Kowalczyk, M.Ed.
Summer is in full swing here Michigan. We are enjoying the warm and sometimes humid days and the extra hours of sunlight. School has been out of session now for over a month, and for many families the feeling of restlessness is beginning to set in.
Some of you may be feeling overwhelmed by what to do with your children each and every day during the summer months. Here are a few more simple activity ideas that you can do with your children to add fun and excitement to your summer.
√ Go on a picnic. Whether you have a scenic backyard or a park nearby, going on a picnic is always a fun activity for the whole family. Be sure to have your kids help you with the planning and preparing of food for the picnic.
CORE Approach Program!
Finally – Hope and Real Improvement is Possible for Individuals with Autism and
If your child has been diagnosed on the autism spectrum, or with a related neuro-developmental condition, you simply cannot afford not to investigate the CORE Approach Program. If you are ready for a change; ready to step away from the status-quo; ready to stop doing things that aren’t getting you where you want to be; ready to really understand the core deficits creating obstacles for your child; ready to significantly impact your child and your family for the better – then you are ready for CORE Approach.
Watch the video and learn more here
Do you dread hearing your child complain, “I’m bored”?
Struggle to think of something fun you can do together?
Have trouble squeezing one-on-one time with her into your day?
That’s why we created the Do Something Daily Calendar.
The Calendar offers a daily dose of inspiration and ideas
for spending time together–whether you have 60 seconds or 60
$19.95 (Per Calendar) Calendars are assembled by clients in our
EmployAbilities program. $1.00 from every calendar will be donated to FARR.
For more information, click here.
Please join us!