FEAT Annual Family Pool Party Sat June 27

5:30pm-8:30pm - Antelope Aquatics Complex 
8012 Palmerson Drive Antelope CA 95843 

Reserved exclusively for FEAT families and their relatives and friends, Antelope Aquatics Complex is fully gated with plenty of lifeguards on duty and features three separate pools with interactive water play structures, two water slides, and a ten lane competitive pool ideal for teens and young adults. 

Cold drinks provided. Okay to bring a picnic. Relatives and Friends welcome.
Suggested Donation to cover FEAT's costs: $5 per person at the Gate--Cash or Check made payable to FEAT

PLEASE PRE-REGISTER via email with 1) Family Name 2) Total Number in Party 3) City to: margala.woods @ feat.org   You will receive a confirmation email.

IMPORTANT: Bring lawn/pool chairs, towels and sunscreen. Proper swim attire required. Only Coast Guard Approved swimming jackets allowed. No other floating devices permitted. Disposable swim diapers required for children who are not bathroom trained. No glass containers or alcohol. FEAT is not responsible for damage to or loss of personal belongings.

Family Resource Meeting - June 17

Effective ABA ~ 25 Years of 'Gold Nuggets'
Presenter: Mila Amerine Dickens MC BCBA

7pm to 9:30pm at Shriners Hospital Auditorium 
2425 Stockton Blvd Sacramento CA 95817
Free Parking ~ Refreshments

Mila Dickens' dynamic presentation will focus primarily on effective Applied Behavior Analysis ABA and (Early) Intensive Behavioral Treatment EIBT. She will share the “gold nuggets” that effect therapy as well as the strategic model and curriculum design—why we do what we do.  Research-based facts will be shared, and she admits that “some experiential (25 years) truths and opinion may slip out.”

Mila Amerine Dickens MS BCBA founded Central Valley Autism Project, Inc. (CVAP) in 1990. She received her Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology/Applied Behavior Analysis from California State University, Stanislaus, in 1989 and is a charter Board Certified Behavior Analyst. In 1993, CVAP became an invited researcher of the UCLA Young Autism Project international research clinical replication outcome study, replicating the clinical strategies of Dr. Ivar Lovaas (1987).  CVAP’s outcome study was published in the Journal of Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics (Cohen, Amerine-Dickens, & Smith, 2006), and has been cited in hundreds of articles since.  CVAP’s contribution to the community has been primarily through Early Intensive Behavioral Treatment (EIBT), implementing the famed Lovaas strategies and treatment “gold nuggets”.  

MAY 20 ~ FEAT Family Resource Meeting - CAPTAIN Program

Overview of Central Valley Autism Project CVAP Adult Opportunities Courses
Career and Community Adaptability Program
Presenter: Serena Christopherson MA BCBA, Director Greater Sacramento South Region CVAP

7pm to 9:00pm 
UC Davis MIND Institute Auditorium Sacramento CA 95817
Park only on Street ~ Refreshments

If you plan to attend this presentation, please email LWeissmann@aol.com by June 6

Primary Objectives
*Contribute to the community
*Live with increased independence
Small groups are facilitated by
highly specialized and experienced
Peer Mentors with program design
and oversight by Board Certified
Behavior Analysts (BCBAs)
  Courses Offered
  • Employment Skills
  • Life Skills 
  • Interpersonal Skills 
  • Executive Skills/Functions
Internships offering supervised work experience. Prerequisite: Completion of four courses above.
  • The Social Learning Coaching and Job Club groups will attend for the first hour and
    then proceed to their group meetings at the break.
  • The Adult Support and Partners groups will meet as usual, however, ALL group
    members are welcome to attend this presentation.
  • This presentation will take the place of the regular meeting for the Parents & Caregivers group.
  • Anyone that wishes to attend for the first time will need to email
    LWeissmann @ aol.com and obtain permission.
  • Service and/or emotional support dogs may accompany some participants.
  • Please note the Sac AS IS groups are not affiliated with the UCD MIND Institute.

APRIL 15 ~ FEAT Family Resource Meeting


April 15 - 7pm to 9pm at Shriners Hospital Auditorium
2425 Stockton Blvd Sacramento CA 95817

The California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) is an employment and independent living resource for people with disabilities. If found eligible, available services may include employment placement, job assistance, mobility and transportation aids, and other services or resources as mandated.
The presentation will include information about how to qualify, referral & intake process, type of assessments, services and appeals (if needed) with time for Q & A.

Family Resource Meeting - Feeding Disorders - MARCH 18th

FEEDING PROBLEMS in Children with Autism

MARCH 18th ~ FEAT Family Resource Meeting
 Prevention and Treatment
Presenter: Becky Penrod PhD BCBA-D

Becky Penrod, Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Associate Professor of Psychology at Sacramento State University, is passionate about working with children and their families to overcome feeding problems and make mealtimes more enjoyable.

Dr. Penrod’s presentation will cover:

  • Different types of feeding problems commonly seen in children with and without disabilities
  • Factors to consider before starting a feeding intervention
  • How feeding disorders can be developed and strengthened by a child’s environment
  • Empirically supported treatment approaches to address these problems
  • What parents and caregivers can do to help prevent feeding problems from developing or worsening
  • Outcomes of clinical research studies conducted in the Pediatric Behavior Clinic at Sacramento State University will be presented along with ongoing treatment studies for food selectivity

FEAT November / December Newsletter is here!

Saturday, March 28 - Exclusive FEAT Family Film Event
HOME ~ worlds collide
Cinemark Century Theatres Greenback ~ 6233 Garfield Ave Sacramento CA 95841

Saturday, March 28 ~ Doors Open 8:30am ~ Showtime 9:00am

Tickets $5 per Person ~ Includes Popcorn and Drink
Thanks to our host, Cinemark Century Greenbacks Management, 100% of your Ticket Donation Benefits FEAT!

Reserve tickets by emailing 1) Family Name and 2) Number of Tickets to margala.woods@feat.org.
You will receive an email confirmation. You may make your donation for confirmed tickets at the event with CASH or CHECK made payable to FEAT. Seating is limited.

Family Resource Meeting - Compliance Complaints

Wednesday  February 18, 2015  7-9pm
Shriners Hospital Auditorium

ABCs of Compliance Complaints
Amanda Greaney, Ruderman & Knox, LLP

Closed Meeting for FEAT Parents and Caregivers Only

Family Resource Meeting: January 21 - Assistive Technology Part 2

Assistive Technology & Autism - link to PDF here

Nettie T. fischer, aTp
WEDNESDAY  JANUARY 21, 2015  7pm-9pm
Shriners Hospital Auditorium 2425 Stockton Blvd. Sacramento 95817
Free Parking ~ Refreshments

Assistive Technology Part 2 gives new and seasoned FEAT parents the opportunity to learn more about how children with Autism may participate fully in all aspects of life using Assistive Technology. Presenter Nettie T. Fischer says, “Whether your child is in preschool, middle school, high school or has transitioned out of the K-12 system, Assistive Technology (AT) can support education and quality of life. The efficiency of AT is influenced by the information and training provided after AT options have been recommended.”

Presentation includes:
  • Applications—Let’s Explore & Play!
  • Handwriting—Letters
  • Visual Schedules
  • Word
  • Math—Number & Money
  • Typing
  • Reading & Comprehension
  • Software & Hardware
  • AAC Apps
  • Follow-through after Apps
  • Hands-on AT Techie Toys
  • Question & Answer Session

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