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Celebrating You

A tribute to our employees and community.
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Spring is Here
See what we have in store for you this season.
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Keep Your Eyes Open
Here's what happened in 2014 and will be happening in the year to come
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Celebrating Familiar Faces
ASI enters 2014 celebrating anniversaries and announcing new and exciting events
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Recognizing Community Partnerships
ASI honours the many organizations in the Western New York community that have opened their doors to ASI
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New Beginnings
In this issue of IN TOUCH, ASI cuts the ribbon of a new school!
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Run for Autism
In this issue of IN TOUCH, ASI announces the second annual Run the 'Burg for Autism. Don't miss it!
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Making Their Mark
For this issue of IN TOUCH, ASI acknowledges over two dozen employees who have reached career milestones with the agency.
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ASI Introduces the Ziggurat Model
Continuing our mission to provide services that focus on the needs of the individual, Autistic Services has recently adopted The Ziggurat Model...
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2010 Year End Review
Last year we vowed to build on past successes and set our sights even higher. This year, with your help, the Arts Work Program has accomplished this goal, and more.
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Autistic Services Inc. Bringing Autism Into the Homes
To help families face the challenge of finding the right environment for their child, Autistic Services has partnered with Coldwell Banker Chubb to assess prospective homes as being Sensory Safe for people with Autism.
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Autistic Services Inc. The True Colors of Autism
From the beginning the autistic child sees and experiences the world in a way we do not. A fixation with sights, patterns, textures etc. lends itself to the language of the arts. Artists at ASI take up their brushes at an early age.
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Autistic Services Inc. Walking on Sunshine
Clifford & Kathy Kepner have transformes 45 acres of land into an outdoor sensorium named "Sunshine Garden". For 3 years they have welcomed the people from ASI to drop in and commune with nature.
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My Trip To See Barack Obama
Of the nearly 304 million citizens of this country, only 1.5 million of them were lucky enough to attend the inauguration. Mariam was one of those lucky people. This is her story about her trip to see Obama.
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"It's All About Me."
Introducing Elizabeth Harzewski... A Poet. Writer. River Scientist. And Solver of Mysteries. There's no such thing as boring with Liz.
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The Neil Sanders Show
For this issue we place the spotlight on Neil Anthony Sanders, and his new adventures in radio podcasting.
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Autism Awareness Month
Tell your friends that April is booked solid. Better yet, tell them that their month is booked too. Because this issue we are going to show you why April will be A Month to Remember...
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Support is the Lifeline of Service
In this Winter 2007 issue, we acknowledge the ongoing support and contributions from members of our community.
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CELEBRATING
MILESTONE
EMPLOYEES

From humble beginnings more than 30 years ago as a Saturday recreation program for children with autism, Autism Services has grown to become the leading WNY agency solely focused on supporting children and adults with autism and their families, with locations throughout the area offering a range of individualized educational and quality of life programs and services.

This issue pays tribute to staff reaching their 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25 year length of service milestones. Please be sure to congratulate these dedicated professionals from across the organization, representing all agency departments, programs and services, who together make it possible to empower the wonderful people we support.

We are truly grateful for your commitment.

Autism Services’ New Value Proposition Statement

After months of hard work by teams of staff from all agency programs, we are leased to present the new ASI Value Proposition Statement. This statement is one of many components to the agency’s Capacity Building Plan, which is part of the GetSET Initiative.

First, teams from each department created their own value propositions based on supporting data from their programs. Major themes were identified, describing what is unique and important about Autism Services. These themes were then linked, the resulting content was closely examined and edited through a series of rigorous evaluation processes, and the final concept emerged:

Autism Services – Celebrating you.
Our unique philosophy and dedicated staff empower people with autism to be themselves at home and in the community.

The components of the statement, italicized below, are a reflection of the supporting data from which they were created.

Our unique philosophy and dedicated staff empower people with autism to be themselves at home and in the community.

Going forward, you will see elements of this statement, and the statement in its entirety, incorporated into our language in a variety of ways.

13th Annual Arts Work Sale+Auction

More than 175 guests joined ASI on Friday, October 9, 2015, at Asbury Hall at Babeville for the 13th Annual Arts Work Sale+Auction. Considered Autism Services’ signature event, the Sale+Auction gave collectors and first-time buyers alike the opportunity to purchase from a vast selection of this year’s best original art by the artists of ASI. Guests enjoyed food and drink, dessert provided by DiCamillo Bakery and a lively performance by No Words Spoken.

Presented by Joe Cecconi’s Chrysler Complex, Lawley Services, Inc, ONY, Inc., Hodgson Russ and Upstate Pharmacy Ltd., the event also honored three talented artists for their creativity; Bill Egan received the distinguished Dr. Thomas and May Chou Art Achievement Award, and Stacey Mania and Neil Sanders were presented with the second annual Veronica Federiconi Performing Arts Award.

Thank you to all who supported the event and please save the date for next year:
Friday, October 14, 2016.

Thank you to J.P.’s Foundation
and the Run the ‘Burg for Autism

Earlier this fall, members of the J.P.’s Foundation board of directors presented ASI Executive Director, Veronica Federiconi with an incredibly generous $50,000 check, partial proceeds from the 2015 Run the ‘Burg for Autism. These funds will directly support the services offered through our Autism Services Resource Center located in the Village of Hamburg. Next year’s race will take place on Saturday, June 4, 2016. Visit jpfoundation.org/run for information.

Second Annual Matt Anderson Spiking
for Autism Volleyball Tournament

Volleyball players from across WNY raised funds and awareness for ASI during the second annual Matt Anderson Spiking for Autism Volleyball Tournament. The event was created by Anderson, a professional volleyball player and West Seneca native, in honor of his nephew, Tristan. We would like to thank Matt and event coordinator, Brian Hahn, for their efforts on our behalf and look forward to next year.

For more information, please visit “Matt Anderson Spiking for Autism Volleyball Tournament” on Facebook.

‘Tis the Season to Gift Wrap with Us –
December 7th-24th

ASI seeks volunteers to support our annual holiday gift wrapping booth at the Walden Galleria Mall, located at the Sears end, on the first floor between the Apple Store and William Sonoma. Morning, afternoon and evening shifts available. All funds raised will directly support ASI. Don’t worry – no experience needed, all supplies provided. Online sign-up via our website is quick and easy. For additional information or if you are unable to signup online, please contact Heidi Henzler, Marketing and Fundraising Coordinator, at 716.631.5777, ext. 369.

Each year we take the opportunity to recognize staff who are reaching length of service career milestones of 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 years. On behalf of those we support, and their families, I would like to express my sincere appreciation for the dedication of these members of our staff. They represent each facet of the agency, across all programs, including Direct Support Professionals, office and clerical staff, administrators, craftsmen, teachers, and clinicians. This statement is one of many components to the agency’s Capacity Building Plan, which is part of the GetSET Initiative.

I would like to congratulate Tracy Panzarella, ASI’s Director of Clinical Services, on receiving a 2015 Women of Influence Award from Buffalo Business First, as well as a Distinguished Service Award from the New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Tracy piloted ASI’s early Speech-Language Pathology program and has been with the agency for 13 years.

Congratulations to Shaun Doyle, who this year was awarded an Honor of the Association Outside of the Profession by the Speech-Language-Hearing Association of Western New York. Shaun reaches his 10 year milestone with ASI this year.

Thank you to the staff who volunteer for Run the ‘Burg, Arts Work Sale + Auction, and support these and other agency events throughout the year. We are grateful for your energy and enthusiasm.

In a field where longevity can be rare, we are truly fortunate for each and every one of our milestone staff. We celebrate you and thank you for your continued commitment to those we support.

Veronica Federiconi

Executive Director