AACK. --Just a few of the current tornadoes in my life right now:
FAFSA -- Is there anyone else out there in college or sending someone to college who can identify?
ASA -- Autism Society of America
ASA -- Autism Society of Alabama (the Birmingham chapter of the ASA -- what were they thinking? I never know who I mean)
NAASA -- chapter 101, the North AL chapter, the one I'm the secretary of.
5th annual Teacher Appreciation Dinner.
make and send out invitations, both email, and nice cards
keep track of reservations
get donations for door prizes
contact local providers and arrange for information booths at dinner
send nice thank you letters to donors of door prizes
Easter Egg Hunt (leftovers) deliver photos of kids with Bunny, ask permission to use on site.
Sell tickets for Belk's Charity Sale (the chapter gets to keep all $5 of the price of the ticket, and the buyer gets $5 off their first purchase the day of the sale. And any charity can sign up to sell tickets. Belk is doing good works in the community)
Make Yahoo group for local chapter
Find someone to make a website.
oh yeah, attend meetings, do minutes
Autism Speaks (but not for most Autistics) Just make me crazy. Bite tongue, do not rant about "curebies"
IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act) - learning to advocate for others
IEP Individual Education Plan -- what special Ed students allegedly get in Public School (per IDEA)
FAPE Free Appropriate Public Education yeah, right, see above.
ASYPSG Thomas's ASperger's social group
Asperger's Luncheon - monthly support group I'm in charge of, and need to send reminders for.
UAB - MAT
UAH - THOMAS
ADA (not the dentists - the Americans with Disabilities Act)
PAYPAL (ANOTHER AACCKK!!)
teach lit group this month, teacher's aide often
member of Parent Executive Board
Diploma Reviews coming up - 9 kids this year, plus presentation by Thomas (senior project)
Graduation 2008 - Thomas and four girls, May 17
make poster on Snapfish
pay Julie for M&Ms
meeting Monday at venue
what am I bringing for snack?
Borrow Christine's commercial coffepot
Yearbook - send pics of Thomas at events to editor (find?)
Thomas's Senior pictures - decide on which, and order in time to get in yearbook