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KindTree - Autism Rocks eFLASH! News, December, 2014


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Winter Term 2015

Term starts Monday, January 5, 2015
Registration open online Now

- Beginning and Intermediate Jewelry Expressions
- Art & Communication
- Make it Tasty Cooking

New this term:
Personal Empowerment for Home and Community / and for Independent Living
with Nel Applegate

Go HERE to learn more..

Friday Night Social

Friday, January 9th, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

Reality Kitchen, 645 River Road, Suite #2.

(Take LTD bus #51)

Join others for a night of pizza and music and learn more about the programs, opportunities and trainings available this winter for young adults with autism and/or intellectual disabilities through the KindTree-Autism Rocks STiLE program and Reality Kitchen.

Come meet the staff and skill trainers, make new friends, connect with others, and have a fun!

Available at

Designs on sale online



Our End of the Year
Fundraising Appeal!

Click Here to donate online
Did you notice the letter and envelope enclosed with October's Newsletter? We hope you saved it and are planning on providing some much needed grassroots support for our Autism Community. Do it today, it's OK.

Send $$ to KindTree PO Box 40847, Eugene, 97404

STiLE Garden to Table group

Help support the work we do. We can't do it without you!

KindTree - Autism Rocks awards small grants to four artists with autism

December 8, 2014

Thanks to a grant from the Lane Arts Council, KindTree was again able this year to provide $100 grants to four artists who applied for this support. Congratrulations to Leah DeMonia, Kimberely Gerry Tucker, Larry Hurst and new artist Henry Lancaster from Cottage Grove.

Grant recipients will use the grant to purchase supplies or instruction to help them create their art and develop their skills. Each recipient is also required to enter at least one piece in "Autism Artism 2015", our annual juried art exhibition scheduled for April at Territorial Vineyards in Eugene.

Visit to see samples of their work.


Autistics Speaking Day

Blog entry by AMc

The Art of Mindfulness

Believe it or not even the scatterbrain of  someone with ASD can do this. Trust me.

I just watched an story about Mindfulness on 60 Minutes. The reporter Anderson Cooper affected a kind of 'gee whiz, can this really work' attitude that reminded me that to Americans, the idea of quietly being in the moment is far out. There is nothing new age or nebulas about this concept. It is an ancient practice simply forgotten in the clutter of modern life and technology.

The story pushed the idea that mindfulness can transform our society and it can, but only if it is embraced as a way to get in touch with the present and not some health gimmick to increase your productivity. 

Mindfulness can reduce stress, hospitals and doctors now regularly prescribe meditation for high blood pressure and heart patients. It can help those with mental illness, anger issues and addictions. It can benefit everyone. 

Read it all here...

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Frankie and Deano Concert, Christmas Day 11:30 AM at the Eugene Hilton. FREE!

All Access Dance December 9

All Access Dance
January 6th

Cozmic Pizza

Fun, friendship, dance!

Kids sized tie-dyes

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