October 2020 Newsletter

5K/1K Virtual Fun Run THANK YOU!

THANK YOU to all our runners, sponsors, and donors for joining us in our 3rd annual 5K/1K Fun Run virtually! With all your support, the event raised more than it ever has for the Autism Society - The Heartland to continue creating opportunities for training, self-advocacy, and support.

Our organization could not do what it does without the generous support of a caring community. Thank you again for your thoughtful support of Autism Society - The Heartland!


Autism Society - The Heartland's COVID-19 Relief Fund is still available!

Autism Society - The Heartland's COVID-19 Relief Fund will provide direct financial assistance to individuals and families for groceries, essential household supplies, activities, and/or caregiver self-care opportunities with active 2019 ASH membership. Please visit our website under "Resources" for more information and apply here.


Join us October 15 or October 21 for our Virtual Support Group Meetings! These will both be held through Zoom. Please find more information by clicking the date above you wish to attend!


Autism Society - The Heartland continues its Saturday Seminar series with this month's VIRTUAL workshop on What Does Good ABA Therapy Look Like? A Review and Discussion with Christie Stiehl from Stiehl Behavioral Consulting, LLC! Follow this link to register and for more information!


Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training (KCART) Research Opportunity

The BRAIN Lab team is seeking individuals 8-35 years old for our studies of brain and behavioral development in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Individuals with ASD and individuals without ASD may participate. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently conducting remote assessments only. If you are interested in participating in our studies*, follow the link above and click on ENROLL IN A STUDY.

*For more information about study participation, or to learn about the safety procedures being implemented by our research team, contacting us at (785) 864-4461 or brainlab@ku.edu.


Kansas University Medical Center Research Opportunity

The University of Kansas Medical Center is recruiting adolescents (ages 11-17) with Autism Spectrum Disorder to participate in a research study about the impact of yoga classes on balance, flexibility, muscle strength, and overall enjoyment of exercise and physical activity. To learn more about the study and to see if your child qualifies to participate, please call 785-766-1944, e-mail bhelsel@kumc.edu, or fill out the interest and enrollment questionnaire at bit.ly/yogalivestudy.


October 2020

Due to continued CoVid-19 concerns in KS and MO, Autism Society - The Heartland has made the decision to cancel, reschedule, or move to a virtual format for our previously scheduled in-person events. We will continue to explore options to provide additional virtual options and supports. Our physical office at the KU Edwards Campus will remain closed throughout the entire month of October as well.


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