Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

The Fanwood/Scotch Plains YMCA leaders club hosting Music Extravaganza in support of Autism Family Tours with Brianna, Inc

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

The Fanwood/Scotch Plains YMCA leaders club would like to invite your family to a night of Musical performances, dancing and refreshments.  This event is to support and raise awareness of our not for profit organization, “Autism Family Tours with Brianna, Inc”

This event is open to the general public; however, “all” families that have children with Autism are invited to attend. A meeting with teen leaders on Autism was conducted and their musical selections and performances were hand selected with the awareness that families with special needs would be attending this event.

See flier for complete details.

Autism Family Tours with Brianna visits Patriots Baseball on Autism Awareness Day, April 26, 2009

Thursday, January 29th, 2009
Join Autism Family Tours with Brianna as we visit the Somerset Patriots, April 26, 2009 on Autism Awareness Day!  This will be a fun filled family afternoon.  One of our special children will be throwing out the first pitch.  This is a must see event.  Tickets are $10.00 per person for this special fundraising event to support our 2009 programs. Read this flyer for information to order your tickets!

Support our Running Team

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

Every dollar raised from donations will be used to support the organization’s programs serving families impacted by Autism.

For more information about the team and how to donate open this form (pdf)

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Autism Family Tours running team completes Jersey races with surprise meeting at LBI race

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

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Autism Family Tours launched M.A.R.C program at Seaton Hackney Stables

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

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Autism Family Tours with Brianna announces Fall 2008 Race Schedule and Company sponsorship!

Friday, September 19th, 2008

Autism Family Tours with Brianna, Inc. is off to a running start for this fall season! Our running team members, Claudette Bardwil, Mabel Levine, Don Hessemer, Allison Kanarek, Dave Lazarus, Carolyn Colonna and Linda Michalak are passionate about running as well as supporting local program for families experiencing autism. The races planned for this fall are as follows:
The Beth Walks for Kids 5K in Newark, NJ originally scheduled for September 13, will now be held on September 27; Berkeley Heights 5 K on September 21; Jersey Shore 1/2 Marathon on October 5; LBI 18 Miler on October 12; Summit Y 5K on October 19; Philadelphia Marathon on November 23; and Westfield Turkey Trot 5 Miler on November 29. We welcome our co-sponsors for our fall running team: “The Fine Properties Team” at Re/Max Properties Unlimited, Westfield; and Unity Bank, Scotch Plains.

Our organization welcomes runners of all abilities to join our running team! If you are passionate about running, spreading autism awareness and wellness, kindly contact us either by phone, fax, or e-mail. As a member of the running team, you are not required to run all races, but whatever you could do would be greatly appreciated and we look forward to having you join our team.

We were most successful in offering various programs that served families impacted by autism and some of the upcoming offerings planned include: Therapeutic Horseback Riding and Family Special Needs Yoga. Our Group Spirit support group is an ongoing program for families. These programs can only happen with your help and support. Autism Family Tours with Brianna, Inc. relies on contributions from personal, corporate, and organizational sponsorships and grant funding for the development and implementation of these programs. All donations are tax deductible. If you wish to support the Autism Family Tours with Brianna, Inc.’s Running Team or other programs and activities, call (908) 889-8860 or send an e-mail contact@
autismfamilytours.org.

For more information, please check the website: www.autismfamilytours.org. Donations may be sent to Autism Family Tours with Brianna, Inc., P.O. Box 24, Fanwood, NJ 07023-0024. Every dollar raised from donations will be used to assist the families impacted by autism.

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Press release – August 2, 2008 – Families Share in Special Event at the Theatre

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

On Saturday, August 2nd close to forty families having children with Autism came together to enjoy a special

afternoon out to see the Gazillion Bubbles Show at the Union County Performing Arts Center.

Performer Fan Yang came to greet our families that participated in our program. Full Press Release

From left to right –The Duffer Family – Bernadette, son Andrew and Jim Duffer

August 2, 2008 – Gazillion Bubbles Show at the Union County Performing Arts Center

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

On Saturday, August 2nd, join us for a fun-filled family event as we engage the entire family for the Gazillion Bubbles show at the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway.

Free Pre-show reception for Autism Family Tours ticket holders at 1:30pm.

The actual show time is 3pm. For ticket and show information please read our flyer.

Family Investor’s Company sponsors Autism Family Tours with Brianna Running Team

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

Fanwood, NJ, July 5, 2008 – Current running team members, Claudette Bardwil, Carolyn Colonna, Don Hessemer, Allison Kanarek, Dave Lazarus, Mabel Levine, and Linda Michalak, are passionate about running as well as supporting local programs for families experiencing autism. Fred Chemidlin, CEO of the Family Investors Company and Peter Chemidlin, President, offered their company’s sponsorship for the Summer 2008 running season. Their generous contribution shows their support for the family-centered autism programs. Through this sponsorship, the team will participate in several races throughout New Jersey this season. The runners will be running in the Westfield Pizza Run 5K on July 23. Other races include, the South Mountain Reservation 5K in Maplewood on August 7; and the Turkey Swamp Race in Freehold on August 10. The runners participated in the President Cup 5K Race in Millburn On June 16, and the Firecracker 4 miler in Cranford on July 4.

In the picture, from left to right –Carolyn Colonna, Allison Kanarek, Linda Michalak, Dave Lazarus, Brianna Bardwil, Claudette Bardwil, Don Hessemer, Mabel Levine, Peter Chemidlin, President of Family Investor’s Company and Fred Chemidlin, CEO of Family Investor’s Company

Events for June and July, 2008

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

Autism Family Tours with Brianna has partnered with the Scotch Plains/Fanwood YMCA to offer a family swim night.  Registration is mandatory and a liability waiver will need to be signed prior to the event.  Family Swim Night Flyer (pdf) Family Swim Night Waiver(pdf)

July 13, 2008 Autism Family Tours with Brianna has partnered with Just Bead Yourself, in Westfield for a Special Needs & Beads workshop.  This workshop is best suited for special needs children with high functioning Autism.  Registration is mandatory.   Special Needs and Beads Flyer (pdf)

Autism Family Tours with Brianna running team!
Our charity is pleased to announce the formation of our new running team!  Members of the community have joined forces with us to spread Autism awareness and raise money for our programs to service the needs of families impacted by Autism.  Runners of all abilities are welcome to join our fun loving team!  Contact Claudette Bardwil at Claudette@autismfamilytours.org for more information on joining the running team. Running Team|Donation Information (pdf).

Laura from Discovery Toys partners with Autism Family Tours with Brianna, Inc
Discovery Toys has a wide range of toys that are helpful for Children with Autism. Click on link below, choose “what’s hot” tab, then “Autism” for detailed information. There are tabbed labels for each toy that will help you select the type of learning that will benefit your special child.  Thanks so much to Laura from Discovery Toys for partnering with us. 
www.discoverytoyslink.com/learnwithlaura (put code AFTWB on Address line 1 – proceeds of orders placed will go toward supporting our charity.)