In the Press
TheAUTSPOTfoundation Gala at the Brooklawn Mansion in Beverly Hills
Read the press release about the big night: www.prleap.com/pr/159577/
TheAUTSPOT Race, Poker-face, Play, & Clippers Game for Autism
The National Foundation for Autism Research will be holding its 6th annual San Diego Race for Autism in Balboa Park, CA this Sat, March 27th, 2010. The purpose of the 5K Run/Walk is to raise funds for programs to give aid to children diagnosed with Autism in the San Diego community. TheAUTSPOTfoundation has generously donated funds to the autism research organization and will be taking part in the event on Saturday as well. The event is for everybody who is affected by autism (children, parents, teachers, friends and professionals), so anybody in the San Diego area who has a heart for the autism spectrum disorders should take part. There will be music, child activities, and a resources fair, and TheAUTSPOT is looking forward to getting the word out about TheAUTSPOT.com autism online community, as well as fulfilling their mission to raise funds to sponsor therapies and interventions for children on the autism spectrum.
The following day, March 28th, Zack Gonzalez, the host of Autism Talk Radio and a good friend of TheAUTSPOT, will be hosting the Play Now for Autism event in Los Angeles, California. This 2nd annual Play Now for Autism event will take place at Northeast Los Angeles Little League, next to Dodger Stadium, and will allow children with neurological disorders to play a game of baseball, as well as meet Los Angeles Dodger Legends Bobby Castillo and Jim Gott. There will be live music, food, autograph signings, and a resources fair in which TheAUTSPOTfoundation looks forward to taking a part in here as well.
Sunday night, it’s back to the Staples Center for TheAUTSPOT and Sterling foundations’ second collaboration to bring children and families in the autism community to the Clippers game. The Donald Sterling Foundation does a lot for the city of Los Angeles and has been so generous over the years through their efforts to invite various support groups and community outreach programs to the Los Angeles Clippers games. Donald Sterling and company show great support for TheAUTSPOTfoundation and the foundation’s efforts to give aid to the autism community. Thus, the Sterling Foundation has been very open to inviting parents and children in the autism community to attend the games. The first time the Clippers game was held in December, the event was very successful and it turned out to be even larger than what it was expected to be. Since it was a Sunday evening event and the people who were attending the event resided in all different areas of Southern California, the capacity of people who were actually going to show up was not expected to be very numerous. By game time, over 200 parents and children showed up to the game and the best thing about it all was that everybody was able to get in, and all the families were able to sit next to each other. TheAUTSPOT is hoping to see a similar turn out this Sunday as well, especially due to the fact that the Clippers are up against a pretty exciting basketball team, the Golden State Warriors. Just like the last time, TheAUTSPOT will have a booth set up in front of the Staples Center and will greet the families with their free tickets as they walk into the Staples Center. TheAUTSPOT.com brochures and bracelets will be handed out, and Dreamalings story books will be sold to raise funds for the TheAUTSPOTfoundation. All the money that is gained from the event will be used to help needy families pay for programs and services for their children affected by autism.
Baseball for Autism!
TheAUTSPOTfoundation continued to fulfill its mission this past weekend by attending the San Dimas Autism Little League baseball game and fundraiser. Lora Mancini, a San Dimas resident, and the mother of a 6 year old boy with autism, wanted to create a local baseball league so that children on the autism spectrum could play baseball in a comfortable environment. Just 6 months ago, Lora began putting together the San Dimas Little League, and as of today, the league has attracted over 50 players. The little league, also known as the A-League, features four teams: two for children ages 5 to 8, and two for children ages 9 to 15. The first games of the year took place Sat, March 13th and TheAUTSPOT definitely gave their support by donating some funds to the autism little league as well as set up a booth to hand out information about TheAUTSPOT’s mission in the autism community. Several Dreamalings educational story books were sold to raise money for TheAUTSPOTfoundation, and families were given AUTSPOT.com brochures, so that they could learn more about the autism online community.
The next stop on TheAUTSPOT agenda is the much anticipated Poker tournament that TheAUTSPOTfoundation will be hosting along side of Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) on Sat, March 27th in Orange County, California. Jeff Madsen, a professional poker, and good friend of Dele Popoola and Greg Koltsov of TheAUTSPOT, will be representing TheAUTSPOT at the poker tables during the event on Saturday, and the proceeds from the event will go to the TACA foundation so that they can continue to bring support and education to the autism community nationwide.
During this same weekend, TheAUTSPOT will also be attending the Play Now for Autism event fundraiser and hosting a Clipper Event the Sunday of the 28th as well. Play Now for Autism will take place in Los Angeles, and children with autism from around the nation will get the chance to play a game of baseball and meet some of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The money raised from the event will go to Autism Speaks to help promote their mission to find a cure for autism. On Sunday evening, TheAUTSPOTfoundation will be hosting 200 plus parents and children in the autism community at the Staples Center for the Los Angeles Clippers/Golden State Warriors basketball game. Free tickets will be handed out to many families, and dreamalings story books will be sold to raise money for the foundation.
TheAUTSPOT Parent Training & Child Social Skills
TheAUTSPOTfoundation along with the NewStart Autism program will be hosting a Child Social Skills and Parent training event Sunday, January 24th at the Oakwood Recreation Center in Venice Beach, California. Several trained specialists from the Newstart Autism program will be training children in different areas of socialization, and parents will be educated on how to apply these same techniques at home with their children as well. The event will take place from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM in the Annex Room of the facility, and the room will be divided into several stations, where children will work in different social groups focusing on conversational skills, social cues and greetings, and play skills.
TheAUTSPOT booth will have information about the foundation, and will be selling Dreamalings challenged-learning educational materials for the children. It is TheAUTSPOT’s mission to spread a sense of autism awareness in the community, educate the general public about the Autism Spectrum Disorders, and generate funds for further autism research and study. All the money gained from the event and donations given to TheAUTSPOTfoundation will be used to help needy families pay for interventions and therapies for their children on the autism spectrum.
TheAUTSPOT Foundation, with the support of scientists, families, and educators was created by Greg Koltsov and Dele Popoola. Dele has a 19 year old cousin named Matthew on the autism spectrum, and it was Matthew who inspired the two recent college grads to create TheAUTSPOTfoundation as well as TheAUTSPOT.com (www.TheAUTSPOT.com), which is an online community for parents, families, and specialists in the autism community. Along with TheAUTSPOTfoundation we know that with everyone’s help, TheAUTSPOT.com will grow into a global social network, in which people from around the world can give each other a helping hand.
Anybody interested in attending our Child Social Skills and Parent training event this Sunday, or providing any kind of voluntary service or donations to TheAUTSPOTfoundation, please get in contact with us by the email address or phone number written below. Thanks!
Oakwood Recreation Center: 767 California Street, Venice, CA 90291 (In The Annex Room)
Phone: (310) 704-0778
The LA Clippers and The Sterling Foundation are hosting an Autism Awareness Day
The LA Clippers and The Sterling Foundation are hosting an Autism Awareness Day on Saturday Dec. 5, 2009 at the Staples Center.
TheAUTSPOT Foundation will have an exhibit of information about their special mission to secure scholarshiped therapeutic services for needy autistic families from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
TheAUTSPOT Foundation, whose Mission is “to spread a sense of autism awareness amongst our society, support and bring together the autism community through charity events and fundraisers, educate the general public about the Autism Spectrum Disorder; and generate funds for further autism research and study“, will host this December 5th event for 160 people to enjoy the LA Clippers sporting event at the Staples Center. The Sterling Foundation and The Los Angeles Clippers Team our sponsoring and hosting this wonderful opportunity to encourage awareness of autism that affects so many families around the world.
TheAUTSPOT Foundation (www.TheAUTSPOTfoundation.org) in conjunction with TACA (www.talkaboutcuringautism.org) have arranged for the families to have their special day at the Staples Center. A Clippers athlete (tbd/ Name?) will be there to greet the families and sign autographs at TheAUTSPOT Foundation exhibit, and Donald Sterling of the Sterling Foundation will be present to meet and greet the families, media and interested attendees. TheAUTSPOT Foundation exhibit will have informational and educational materials as well as selling fundraising items such as: Earth’s Local TheAUTSPOT t-shirts and Dreamalings challenged-learning educational materials for the children. Donations, gifts, and funds raised by TheAUTSPOT Foundation enable scholarships to be given to worthy needy autistic families that are having difficulties in paying for therapies.
TheAUTSPOT Foundation, with the support of scientists, families, and educators was created by Greg Koltsov and Dele Popoola. Dele has a 19 year old cousin named Matthew on the autism spectrum, and it was Matthew who inspired the two recent college grads to create TheAUTSPOT Foundation as well as TheAUTSPOT.com (www.TheAUTSPOT.com), which is an online community for parents, families, and specialists in the autism community. Along with TheAUTSPOT Foundation we know that with everyone's help, TheAUTSPOT.com will grow into a global social network, in which people from around the world can give each other a helping hand. Anyone interested in supporting TheAUTSPOT Foundation mission and assistance to autistic families, donating funds or voluntary services, or is a family in need, please contact: