Events

Support groups, STiLE classes, Art Guild Meetings, Second Friday Socials – all our gatherings –  are getting together via Zoom or socially distanced. Check them out…

More info and updates here.

Ducks Tailgate Party September 4th. Read more HERE.

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Sep
9
Thu
Adult Exercise with Jordan Wheeler @ Via ZOOM
Sep 9 @ 12:00 pm โ€“ Oct 29 @ 1:00 pm

Adult (18+) Exercise with Jordan Wheeler 
Fall Term September 9 – October 28, 
Thursdays from noon – 1:00pm via Zoom, 8 sessions

Hi there! My name is Jordan Wheeler and I am a second-year studying Kinesiology (the study of movement). My passions are exercise, art, and helping others ๐Ÿ™‚ I have a special place in my heart for adults diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. I am devoted to helping people with autism stay active and feel welcome in the community.

I will be holding an exercise program for adults diagnosed with autism from June 10 – July 22 (no class July 8). This program will contain sport related exercise moves and have a new sports theme each week. The class will be broken into four parts: a warm up, sports themed workout, group game, and cool down. Each week will have fun, new, and challenging exercises for every member of the class to crush. There is no equipment needed, just a positive attitude is recommended ๐Ÿ™‚

Go HERE for full class outline.

$144.48 per 8 week Session or Agency Rate

Go HERE to register for all classes. Zoom access provided after complete registration.

 

Sep
16
Thu
Adult Exercise with Jordan Wheeler @ Via ZOOM
Sep 16 @ 12:00 pm โ€“ Nov 5 @ 1:00 pm

Adult (18+) Exercise with Jordan Wheeler 
Fall Term September 9 – October 28, 
Thursdays from noon – 1:00pm via Zoom, 8 sessions

Hi there! My name is Jordan Wheeler and I am a second-year studying Kinesiology (the study of movement). My passions are exercise, art, and helping others ๐Ÿ™‚ I have a special place in my heart for adults diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. I am devoted to helping people with autism stay active and feel welcome in the community.

I will be holding an exercise program for adults diagnosed with autism from June 10 – July 22 (no class July 8). This program will contain sport related exercise moves and have a new sports theme each week. The class will be broken into four parts: a warm up, sports themed workout, group game, and cool down. Each week will have fun, new, and challenging exercises for every member of the class to crush. There is no equipment needed, just a positive attitude is recommended ๐Ÿ™‚

Go HERE for full class outline.

$144.48 per 8 week Session or Agency Rate

Go HERE to register for all classes. Zoom access provided after complete registration.

 

Sep
23
Thu
Adult Exercise with Jordan Wheeler @ Via ZOOM
Sep 23 @ 12:00 pm โ€“ Nov 12 @ 12:00 pm

Adult (18+) Exercise with Jordan Wheeler 
Fall Term September 9 – October 28, 
Thursdays from noon – 1:00pm via Zoom, 8 sessions

Hi there! My name is Jordan Wheeler and I am a second-year studying Kinesiology (the study of movement). My passions are exercise, art, and helping others ๐Ÿ™‚ I have a special place in my heart for adults diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. I am devoted to helping people with autism stay active and feel welcome in the community.

I will be holding an exercise program for adults diagnosed with autism from June 10 – July 22 (no class July 8). This program will contain sport related exercise moves and have a new sports theme each week. The class will be broken into four parts: a warm up, sports themed workout, group game, and cool down. Each week will have fun, new, and challenging exercises for every member of the class to crush. There is no equipment needed, just a positive attitude is recommended ๐Ÿ™‚

Go HERE for full class outline.

$144.48 per 8 week Session or Agency Rate

Go HERE to register for all classes. Zoom access provided after complete registration.

 

Sep
30
Thu
Adult Exercise with Jordan Wheeler @ Via ZOOM
Sep 30 @ 12:00 pm โ€“ Nov 19 @ 12:00 pm

Adult (18+) Exercise with Jordan Wheeler 
Fall Term September 9 – October 28, 
Thursdays from noon – 1:00pm via Zoom, 8 sessions

Hi there! My name is Jordan Wheeler and I am a second-year studying Kinesiology (the study of movement). My passions are exercise, art, and helping others ๐Ÿ™‚ I have a special place in my heart for adults diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. I am devoted to helping people with autism stay active and feel welcome in the community.

I will be holding an exercise program for adults diagnosed with autism from June 10 – July 22 (no class July 8). This program will contain sport related exercise moves and have a new sports theme each week. The class will be broken into four parts: a warm up, sports themed workout, group game, and cool down. Each week will have fun, new, and challenging exercises for every member of the class to crush. There is no equipment needed, just a positive attitude is recommended ๐Ÿ™‚

Go HERE for full class outline.

$144.48 per 8 week Session or Agency Rate

Go HERE to register for all classes. Zoom access provided after complete registration.

 

Oct
7
Thu
Adult Exercise with Jordan Wheeler @ Via ZOOM
Oct 7 @ 12:00 pm โ€“ Nov 26 @ 12:00 pm

Adult (18+) Exercise with Jordan Wheeler 
Fall Term September 9 – October 28, 
Thursdays from noon – 1:00pm via Zoom, 8 sessions

Hi there! My name is Jordan Wheeler and I am a second-year studying Kinesiology (the study of movement). My passions are exercise, art, and helping others ๐Ÿ™‚ I have a special place in my heart for adults diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. I am devoted to helping people with autism stay active and feel welcome in the community.

I will be holding an exercise program for adults diagnosed with autism from June 10 – July 22 (no class July 8). This program will contain sport related exercise moves and have a new sports theme each week. The class will be broken into four parts: a warm up, sports themed workout, group game, and cool down. Each week will have fun, new, and challenging exercises for every member of the class to crush. There is no equipment needed, just a positive attitude is recommended ๐Ÿ™‚

Go HERE for full class outline.

$144.48 per 8 week Session or Agency Rate

Go HERE to register for all classes. Zoom access provided after complete registration.

 

Oct
14
Thu
Adult Exercise with Jordan Wheeler @ Via ZOOM
Oct 14 @ 12:00 pm โ€“ Dec 3 @ 12:00 pm

Adult (18+) Exercise with Jordan Wheeler 
Fall Term September 9 – October 28, 
Thursdays from noon – 1:00pm via Zoom, 8 sessions

Hi there! My name is Jordan Wheeler and I am a second-year studying Kinesiology (the study of movement). My passions are exercise, art, and helping others ๐Ÿ™‚ I have a special place in my heart for adults diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. I am devoted to helping people with autism stay active and feel welcome in the community.

I will be holding an exercise program for adults diagnosed with autism from June 10 – July 22 (no class July 8). This program will contain sport related exercise moves and have a new sports theme each week. The class will be broken into four parts: a warm up, sports themed workout, group game, and cool down. Each week will have fun, new, and challenging exercises for every member of the class to crush. There is no equipment needed, just a positive attitude is recommended ๐Ÿ™‚

Go HERE for full class outline.

$144.48 per 8 week Session or Agency Rate

Go HERE to register for all classes. Zoom access provided after complete registration.

 

Oct
18
Mon
Beginning Art with Frank L Allen @ Via ZOOM
Oct 18 @ 1:00 pm โ€“ 2:00 pm

Beginning Art with Frank Louis Allen
Fall Term September 6 – October 25
Mondays from 1:00 – 2:00pm for 8 sessions via ZOOM

Frank Louis Allen is a well know artist who also happens to be on the Autism Spectrum. He hopes to teach a relaxed approach to improving your art practice and overcoming personal challenges to this.

Frank will be using materials and art supplies common in many households: Pencil, crayon, or Pen, Paper or pad, so get them ready! Zoom access information will be provided upon completed registration.

Despite being a successful artist Frank is also legally blind having just 20 degrees of vision. He hopes to show through these lessons that art is a force for growth in us all, and he hopes to help us overcome any anxiety about doing so, whilst also teaching good, solid drawing techniques.

$144.48 per 8 week Session or Agency Rate

Go HERE to register for all classes   Zoom access provided after complete registration.

Join the Autism Rocks Artist Guild HERE.

This video was recorded for an art event in Fort Wayne Indiana in 2015.

More about Frank:

Frank was born in England and now lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA. Here are just a few of his recent activities:
2017: Solo exhibitions at The Dash, and “Art in Citizen Square” in Fort Wayne, and “Visual Adventures on the Autism Spectrum” in Vincennes. Exhibition participation in “August Art Battle for Leader Dogs for the Blind”, Essence Exhibition at the H. H. Dorje Chang Buddha III Cultural Art Museum in Los Angeles, and “Art in Washington” with the Art in Autism organization.
2016 – present: Working with “the Jesters”, a music/art/dance/theater group for individuals with disabilities, as an art and music facilitator.
Frank is also a member of the Autism Rocks Artist Guild, with a page on our website HERE, and can be found on Facebook HERE

An Example of Frank's art

Jewelry Design with Amanda Finegold @ ZOOM
Oct 18 @ 4:30 pm โ€“ 6:00 pm

Jewelry Design with Amanda Finegold
Fall Term September 13 – October 25 (no class October 4)
Mondays from 4:30pmโ€“ 6:00pm for 6 sessions, via Zoom

Learn to design and make individualized beaded jewelry bracelets and more. This class is designed to be a fun introduction to a few of the many ways to make jewelry.  Weโ€™ll start with bead stringing, move on to some simple macramรฉ, and weโ€™ll end the class by learning about some ancient chain making techniques. These lessons and techniques will help participants become part of a continuum of craftspeople throughout the ages, as we still use basically the same ancient techniques to make our crafts.

Participants will be provided needed supplies, tools and the Zoom link before the sessions begin.

$162.54 per 6 week Session or Agency Rate

Go HERE to register for all classes.  Zoom access provided after complete registration.

 

 Amanda Finegold at the Eugene Saturday Market, June 22, 2013

Social Skills Discussion Group with Mary-Minn via Zoom
Oct 18 @ 6:30 pm โ€“ 8:00 pm

Social Skills Discussion Group with Mary-Minn 3rd Mondays 6:30 via Zoom

maryminnsirag@gmail.com 541-799-4438

It is with disappointment and sadness that I need to cancel our in-person social skills class and activities until the pandemic subsides. This includes canceling our picnic in my back yard on the 20th. 

For the foreseeable future, we will be meeting virtually on the 3rd Mondays of every month from 6:30 to 8 pm. I will send be ending zoom link prior to our meeting. I hope we can continue to participate in lively discussions on various aspects of socializing and sociability. 

I hope this finds each and every one of you healthy, safe and enjoying the end of summer, despite intermittently foul air. 

Here is the ZOOM access

KindTree is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Social Skill Group with Mary-Minn 3rd Mondays 6:30

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87875267244

Meeting ID: 878 7526 7244
One tap mobile
+12532158782,,87875267244# US (Tacoma)

 

Post-Pandemic:

3rd Monday of even-numbered months from 6:30 to 8 pm, location TBA. (Social skills class chooses an activity for the following odd-numbered month.) Taught by Doris Germain. In person. 541-799-4438 (voice/text) . Sponsored by the Autism Society of Oregon. Mary-Minn Sirag: 541-799-4438 maryminnsirag@gmail.com 

We will be announcing the meeting venue when days get shorter again and our backyard darkens before the meeting’s end. (St. Mary’s Episcopal Church has not decided when they’ll be opening up the Guild Room to non-parishioners.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oct
19
Tue
Art Exploration with WheelHaus Arts @ Via ZOOM
Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm โ€“ 3:00 pm

Art Exploration with WheelHaus Arts
Fall Term September 7 – October 26, 8 sessions

Tuesdays from 2:00 – 3:00pm via Zoom

These art sessions seek to match a personโ€™s skills or expertise through exploration. Our goal is to create a thriving arts platform for kids and adults 11 years and older with autism and other intellectual disabilities. This community gathering will allow you to learn skills that will expand upon your creative journey. This class is designed for any aspiring artist with any skill level.

$144.48 per 8 week Session or Agency Rate

Go HERE to register for all classes.   Zoom access provided after complete registration.

Join the Autism Rocks Artist Guild HERE.

More about David Placencia, WheelHaus Arts owner:

Professional Experience:
2019- Present Founder/Director of WheelHaus Arts
2017-2018 Administrator of Youth Art Works @ Emerald Art Center
2015-2017 Lane Arts Council Mentor-ship Program
Awards:
2013 UO Athletics/Nike โ€œDuck Knows Artโ€ winner
2013 UO Alumni Association Fringe Festival: 1st Place Digital Remix
2012 ArtSlant Showcase winner
Exhibitions:
2019 Lincoln Gallery
2018 Broadway Commerce Center 2016
2018 Pacific University: Eugene First Friday Art Walk Exhibition
2018 Pink Prom: Hotel Hilton Ballroom
2018 Artful Dead Fund-raiser: Emerald Art Center
2016 & 2018 Pacific University: Eugene First Friday Art Walk Exhibition
2017 Light up the Night: Cultural Services, City of Eugene
2017 Teaching Artist Showcase at Shadowfox Gallery
2016 & 2017 Fiesta Cultural: Lane Arts Council
2017 Teaching Artist Showcase at Shadowfox Gallery
2015 & 2016 Solo Exhibition: Gilt+Gossamer
2013 LaVerne Krause Gallery
2012 Solo Exhibition: Woodpeckerโ€™s Muse Art Gallery