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Lots of fun and events this month with Victoria Autism.
 
January 2019 Newsletter
Happy New Year from your friends at VictoriaAutism.ca!

I hope you can check out some of our fun events this month, Please clink on the links below for more information and to register.

1) Family Event and Song Circle w/Pizza and games! Jan 26th
2) Teen (13+) Event - Laser Tag  on Feb 2nd
3) Dad's Dinner Out at 1550's on Jan 21st and
4) Mom's Dinner Out at 1550's on Jan 28th.
CONSUMER CORNER
"I Resolve"

The origins of the New Year Resolution date back to the Babylonians, some 4,000 years ago.  At the beginning of the New Year, they promised to pay their debts and return borrowed property. Perhaps that should be "BORROWED" in quotes.

Today’s resolutions are as interesting as the people who make them.  And within the Autism Community, you will find some that speak to the relationship a parent has to their child, and others that address personal aspirations.

How many of the following resolutions resonate with you?

I will not force you to look me in the eye.

I will go out to a school social event this year.

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Save the Date: Two important dates are coming up for our group and for you too!

One is our Annual General Meeting, we are working to schedule this on Sunday, May 5th at 12:30pm., Location to be announced soon. This will include a food and social time as well as a short AGM and a time to recognize our Board of Directors and elect a new Board. Are you interested in participating on our Board? Please email support@victoriaautism.ca

Second, our Board has approved our next annual Autism Expo. We're looking for a location and to lock down a date hopefully early June. We'll let you know soon!
All memberships expired on December 31st.
Yes, yours too.


However, any memberships renewed or purchased in November or December include this year 2019!

Click here to join or renew your annual membership.

How many of the following resolutions resonate with you?

I will not talk about you in the third person while you are in earshot.

I will look after myself more and take time without guilt.

I will cultivate an interest in your interests because connecting with you brings us closer. 

I will find more time spend with my spouse

I resolve to stop trying to persuade people to listen to my point of view when they are incapable of understanding it.

I will have a "can do" attitude when it comes to your challenges.

I will celebrate each victory, no matter how small.

I will not apologize for or justify your behaviour to strangers, or anyone else for that matter.

I resolve to make connections this year.

I will support companies and charities that support autism awareness and research.

I will share my story.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Andrew Koster is the owner of Perfect Day Special Needs Store.
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