KindTree - Autism Rocks News

KindTree Volunteers Rock!

Do you like to have fun? Do you have a big heart and a little extra time? Want to make connections in the community? Then join the ranks of our fabulous volunteer pool for this year’s Friends and Family Camp, in August. KindTree is a volunteer run organization, so we literally could not do it without these wonderful people.  Visit our website, if you are interested. Volunteer trainings will occur in late July and early August. Our volunteer appreciation potluck will be held at 4 PM, Saturday, September 10th, at Mary-Minn’s house.


Riley Campbell Scholarship Fund Needs Your Support

Each year, thanks to generous donations to the Riley Campbell Scholarship Fund, people who could not otherwise attend our Friends and Family Camp are able to go. This year we are not able to help as many people as we would like and urgently need your support. Every dollar given will be matched, thanks to an anonymous donor who has pledged to match up to $450 in new donations for this fund. Donations can be made online at using PayPal, calling the office at 541-935-0700 or mailing a check to: KindTree Production, Inc., Att: Riley Campbell Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 40847, Eugene, OR 97404. 

For more on how to apply for a scholarship, visit The deadline for applying is July 22, 2016.  


Music Lessons-Gift Certificate Available

AllStar Rock Foundation, LLC is a performance-based music school in Eugene for aspiring musicians of all ages. Students explore their musical interests, become proficient in an instrument, have fun and develop connections.AllStar RF generously donated one music program worth $255 to KindTree - Autism Rocks. If you are interested in purchasing this gift certificate please contact Molly Elliott at  Proceeds will be used for camp scholarships. AllStar RF encourages individuals with autism to participate in their programs and offer lessons in guitar, vocals, bass, drums and keyboard.  Their programs combine a weekly individual lesson with a weekly group rehearsal to prepare students to take the stage in Seasonal Shows.


Events in the Local Community


Thursdays 6 – 6:45 PM, July 7 – 28, Introduction to Ki for adults with ASD: Taught by an instructor with ASD this class is geared to those on the spectrum. Develop calmness, focus and relaxation through mind and body coordination and active meditation. Ki Society Dojo 1071 W. 7th Ave. Eugene. 4 week introduction class $20. For more information contact Alisa McLaughlin 541 342 4467


2nd Tuesdays, New Monthly Social Club, hosted by The Arc: Looking to meet new people? The Arc is hosting a new Friendship Club every. This new & exciting monthly group is open to all adults in our community that experience a disability, offering a fun and safe place to socialize, meet new friends, and have some fun! July 12:  Bingo; August 9:  Movie Day. For questions or to volunteer: contact Angela at 541-343-5256


Saturday, July 30, 6 – 10 PM Free Benefit Concert for White Bird Cahoots: Steel Wool and Gumbo Groove will be performing a free concert, “Good Bye to July”, at Kesey Square, 10 E. Broadway. Come rock out with your friends from KindTree - Autism Rocks: Nel, Randy, Tim and TR! Donations will be accepted. 


June - July 2016 Autism Artism Exhibit: Reality Kitchen, 645 River Rd, Eugene. Check it out!


Friday August 12, 6:30 – 8:30 PM Amazon Pool Party: Adaptive Recreation is offering a night of swimming at Amazon Pool. Cost is $3. Register by calling: 541-683-5311 or online at: Course # 119348


Free Activities All Summer Long! Over 100 free summer events for all ages, including music, movies, dance, theater and more. Learn more at:


Groups and Activities


Cottage Grove Support Group: 1st Monday of the month from 4:00 to 5:30 pm at the Healing Matrix (E. Main Street & S. 7th) in Cottage Grove. Facilitated by Linney Frank. Please note, there will be no group in August.


Eugene Support Group: 2nd Monday of the month from 4:30 to 6 pm at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 1300 Pearl Street (SW corner of 13th & Pearl). Facilitated by Michael Omogrosso. Please note, there will be no group in August.


Eugene Social Skills Class: 3rd Monday of odd-numbered months from 6:30 to 8 pm at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 1300 Pearl Street. Taught by Doris Germain. The group selects an activity for the subsequent even-numbered month. Sponsored by the Autism Society of Oregon. Please note, there will be no group in June or August.


Eugene A.V.O.I.C.E Advocacy Group: 3rd Friday of the month from 4:30 to 6 pm at LILA Peer Support Club, 990 Oak Street (NW corner of 10th and Oak, next to Crumbs Together, beneath the overpark). Facilitated by David Olson. Please note, there will be no group in August


Asperger’s Family Support Group: Wednesdays, 6 to 7:30 pm at 105 W. Q Street in Springfield. Call Rebecca for more information: 541-221-0900. Support Group for people who have loved ones with Asperger's Syndrome.


Q Club: 3rd Thursday of the month, 5 to 6 pm at OSLP Lincoln Gallery (309 W 4th) in Eugene. A social gathering for members of the LGBTQ community. 


ASO Sibling Support Group (Portland): 1st Saturday of the month, 1 to 3 PM at Moreland Presbyterian Church. For children 8-12, contact ASO: 503-636-1676.


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