September 2020 Newsletter

5K/1K Virtual Fun Run

Autism Society - The Heartland's 5K/1K Fun Run will now be VIRTUAL on September 19, 2020! We would like to thank Worlds of Fun for their continued support and help moving forward in planning this event. Please visit our FAQs page for more information about the switch to a virtual event! There is still time to register HERE! Also remember our upcoming drive-thru packet pickup on September 3 from 5:00 - 7:30 pm at Chadwick Speech Therapy & Parent Support Services6910 N Holmes St #200, Gladstone, MO 64118. We hope to see all our registered participants there to pass along your t-shirts, medals, and a special surprise for attending the drive-thru!


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 September 9 or September 17 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 Special Education Law: Tactics in Advocacy with Ben Brockert, JD from Brockert Legal Services! 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


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, or fill out the interest and enrollment questionnaire at


September 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 September as well.


THANK YOU to our current 5K/1K Fun Run Sponsors!

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