Mini Resource Fair, Saturday, April 25, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Veteran’s Memorial Library, Mt. Pleasant, MI, sponsored by the Autism Society of Michigan (ASM) and Central Michigan Autism Society of America (CMASA). Exhibitors to be represented are recreational, educational, community providers, state agencies, advocacy groups, therapists, adult resources, camps, schools, transitional programs, consultants and food including allergen free. There will also be an IEP Help Desk and a Rummage Sale which will include home items, books, and resources on sale for reduced prices.
Note: We still need volunteers for the April 25 resource fair. If there is anyone out there in the Central Michigan area who would like to help out us out, please email me at julielorenzen[put in at sign here]hotmail.com and I will give you a list of possible duties. Thanks!
My Thoughts: Last April I was 'sprinting' to help with the Central Michigan Autism Society of America's (CMASA) chapter autism awareness month activities. We had a whopping nine events on our 2008 calendar. By the end of the month the rest of the committee and I were burned out on autism advocacy.
This year I'm just 'jogging' at a comfortable pace because we scaled back to a more sensible calendar of two events. We also teamed up with two different groups--each of which has been responsible for organizing their respective event. So here is a huge thank you from the secretary of CMASA to the CMU chapter of the Student Council of Exceptional Children for helping us out with family fun night and to ASM for helping us with the mini-resource fair.