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St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church

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600 St. Andrews Road
Newport Beach, CA 92663 US

January 2019

OCASG: Parents Ask-the-Expert with Dr. Gantman

January 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 600 St. Andrews Road
Newport Beach, CA 92663 US
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The Orange County Asperger’s Support Group (OCASG) offers this unique series of Saturday sessions with Asperger’s expert, Dr. Alexander Gantman, for parents of teens and young adults. These two-hour parent…

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OCASG General Meeting – Creating Peace at Home

January 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 600 St. Andrews Road
Newport Beach, CA 92663 US
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OCASG is pleased to kick off the 2019 Speaker Series with a presentation by Dr. Alex Gantman, noted expert in psychosocial functioning of adolescents and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder.…

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February 2019

OCASG: Adult-only Support Group with Dr. Gantman

February 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 600 St. Andrews Road
Newport Beach, CA 92663 US
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The Orange County Asperger’s Support Group (OCASG) “adults only” group is intended for the growing community of older adults who have unique challenges including career issues, romantic relationships, and new…

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OCASG General Meeting – Fiduciaries: A Plan for Assisting Love Ones

February 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 600 St. Andrews Road
Newport Beach, CA 92663 US
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Fiduciary, LeeAnn Hitchman will discuss how to put together a plan for your loved one with Autism for after you are gone. The meeting starts at 7:00 pm, and is…

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March 2019

OCASG General Meeting – Project Search – ASD Internships

March 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 600 St. Andrews Road
Newport Beach, CA 92663 US
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Linda O'Neal and Nancy Donnelly will join OCASG to discuss Project Search. Project Search has helped place individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders in internships around Orange County. The meeting starts…

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OCASG: “Overcoming Addictions” Workshop with Dr. Gantman

March 30, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 600 St. Andrews Road
Newport Beach, CA 92663 US
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Whether it is alcohol, drugs, the internet, or just video games individuals with ASD can be overwhelmed with addictive behaviors. This session will include a discussion of different types of…

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April 2019

OCASG General Meeting – Introduction to Cal State Fullerton Workability

April 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 600 St. Andrews Road
Newport Beach, CA 92663 US
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Employment and Internship Specialist for CSUF WorkAbility IV program, Francesca Chicas will outline the Workability program at CSUF. The meeting starts at 7:00pm, and is free to individuals and families…

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OCASG: Parents Ask-the-Expert with Dr. Gantman

April 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 600 St. Andrews Road
Newport Beach, CA 92663 US
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The Orange County Asperger’s Support Group (OCASG) offers this unique series of Saturday sessions with Asperger’s expert, Dr. Alexander Gantman, for parents of teens and young adults. These two-hour parent…

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May 2019

OCASG General Meeting – Independent Living Skills

May 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 600 St. Andrews Road
Newport Beach, CA 92663 US
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Come and learn the independent living skills required for your child's successful transition to adulthood. Whether it is cooking, cleaning, financial, or just getting along with roommates, get a sense…

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OCASG: Adult-only Support Group with Dr. Gantman

May 25, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 600 St. Andrews Road
Newport Beach, CA 92663 US
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The Orange County Asperger’s Support Group (OCASG) “adults only” group is intended for the growing community of older adults who have unique challenges including career issues, romantic relationships, and new…

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June 2019

OCASG General Meeting – Regional Center and Employment

June 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 600 St. Andrews Road
Newport Beach, CA 92663 US
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Arturo Cazares, Associate Director of Employment will speak to the members of OCASG about employment and internship initiatives sponsored by the Regional Center of Orange County. About Arturo CazaresArturo oversees…

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OCASG Toastmasters Gavel Club (ages 18 and over)

June 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 600 St. Andrews Road
Newport Beach, CA 92663 US
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Learn communication, public speaking and leadership skills, while having fun and making friends! Individuals eligible to participate are OCASG adult members and prospective adult members with Asperger’s Syndrome, High Functioning…

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OCASG: “Breaking-through Apathy” Workshop with Dr. Gantman

June 29, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 600 St. Andrews Road
Newport Beach, CA 92663 US
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Whether it is apathy or lethargy some individuals with ASD just can’t seem to motivate themselves into action. This session will discuss reasons for apathy and methods for breaking through…

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July 2019

OCASG General Meeting – The Soft Skills for Successful Employment

July 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 600 St. Andrews Road
Newport Beach, CA 92663 US
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Speaker Nancy Donnelly, of Project Search, will discuss what skills are required to be successful in the workplace. The meeting starts at 7:00pm, and is free to individuals and families…

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OCASG: Parents Ask-the-Expert with Dr. Gantman

July 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 600 St. Andrews Road
Newport Beach, CA 92663 US
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The Orange County Asperger’s Support Group (OCASG) offers this unique series of Saturday sessions with Asperger’s expert, Dr. Alexander Gantman, for parents of teens and young adults. These two-hour parent…

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August 2019

Animal Assisted and Occupational Therapy – Improve Your Independence

August 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 600 St. Andrews Road
Newport Beach, CA 92663 US
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This presentation will provide an overview of animal assisted therapy and occupational therapy, and the importance of engaging in meaningful occupations (daily activities that occupies our time) for individuals with…

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OCASG: Adult-only Support Group with Dr. Gantman

August 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 600 St. Andrews Road
Newport Beach, CA 92663 US
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The Orange County Asperger’s Support Group (OCASG) “adults only” group is intended for the growing community of older adults who have unique challenges including career issues, romantic relationships, and new…

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September 2019

How the Department of Rehabilitation Can Help You Find Employment

September 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 600 St. Andrews Road
Newport Beach, CA 92663 US
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Come meet Trinh L. van Erp, Staff Services Manager of the Department of Rehabilitation as she outlines programming to help our members find employment. The meeting starts at 7:00pm, and…

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OCASG: “Understanding Sexuality” Workshop with Dr. Gantman

September 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 600 St. Andrews Road
Newport Beach, CA 92663 US
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Sexuality can be disconcerting to individuals with ASD. Perhaps it is addiction to porn, identity confusion, or adult diaper syndrome, individuals with ASD often find their sexuality bewildering. This session…

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October 2019

OCASG General Meeting – NEWPORT BEACH

October 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 600 St. Andrews Road
Newport Beach, CA 92663 US
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TBA The meeting starts at 7:00pm, and is free to individuals and families dealing with AS, HFA or PDD-NOS, but reservations are required.

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November 2019

OCASG General Meeting – NEWPORT BEACH

November 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 600 St. Andrews Road
Newport Beach, CA 92663 US
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TBA The meeting starts at 7:00pm, and is free to individuals and families dealing with AS, HFA or PDD-NOS, but reservations are required.

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OCASG: Adult-only Support Group with Dr. Gantman

November 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 600 St. Andrews Road
Newport Beach, CA 92663 US
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The Orange County Asperger’s Support Group (OCASG) “adults only” group is intended for the growing community of older adults who have unique challenges including career issues, romantic relationships, and new…

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