Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Would you like to be in a documentary?

How would you like to be featured in a documentary with your family?  I recently spoke with a producer from a reputable production company.  They are working on a new project and need to find families to participate.  The documentary will be "a day in the life" story, featuring families with more than one child on the autism spectrum.  They are trying to bring awareness to what autism looks like, how it be very different from child to child, and what the experience is for a typical sibling in a household that is dealing with autism.    

I have been given permission to share information about the project, in the effort to help them find a larger group of families to choose from as they pursue the creation of this documentary.  If you are interested in sharing your family's story, you must meet the following criteria:
  1. Minimum of 2 children diagnosed on the autism spectrum.
  2. Have at least 1 typical, verbal sibling, OR
  3. If there are no typical siblings, the diagnosed children must be capable of speaking in an interview format (suggested age is 6 and up).
If you meet these stipulations and would like to learn more, please send me an email at specialfamiliespc@gmail.com.  They desire to talk with people as soon as possible, so don't delay! 

I am personally very excited, and can't wait to see how it all turns out!


Complimentary Holiday Gift Wrapping

Come to the Tacoma Borders store this Friday afternoon and evening for some holiday shopping, and I'll be happy to wrap your gifts for you! I will be gladly accepting donations for SPECIAL Families of Pierce County from 3-10pm this Friday only. Help me to continue my work with the group! Drop by and say, "Hi!" I hope to wrap lots of gifts and hopefully raise lots of money, too!

Date:  Friday, December 3rd
Time:  3pm - 10pm
Place:  Borders Books and Music, Tacoma Store

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sensational Santa 2010!

Click HERE for information on the 2011 Sensational Santa event!

The Lisa Anne Viafore Guild – Tacoma Orthopedic Association
in cooperation with
SPECIAL Families of Pierce County & It Takes a Village Foundation
proudly present a Sensory-Friendly Santa Portrait Experience:


Saturday, December 4th
10:00am to 4:00pm (by appointment only)

Saint Patrick School
1112 North G Street, Tacoma

A sensory-friendly Santa experience, despite the need or diagnosis!
Children may participate in supported activities until it’s their turn.
**$5 minimum suggested donation for each child’s portrait.**

Call - 253-381-0260 or Email - sensationalsanta@yahoo.com

Monday, November 15, 2010

Holiday Social & Used Toy Exchange

Please join us for our next meeting!

The December meeting has been delayed one week due to a scheduling conflict. There will not be a speaker for this meeting. We’re going to get together to have some social time together as a group, ask questions, and share information.

Bring some used items from your home that are in good shape that you’d like to gift to someone else. If you can, bring a snack to share also. Please be aware that if you bring your kids, there may be food choices that contain allergens.

Date: Monday, December 13th

Time: 6:30-8:00 pm

Place: Pierce County Library Processing & Administration Center
3005 112th St E, Tacoma
(at 112th and Waller Rd, just off Hwy 512 Portland Ave exit)

Don't forget that there will be selected lending library resources available for check out, and new attendees receive a valuable binder of information for free (until they are gone). Professionals and other interested parties are welcome to attend. Childcare is not available.

Email me with questions - specialfamiliespc@gmail.com.

Hope to see you there!