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May 24, 2013

Local Briefs May 24, 2013

Summer Camp for Youth with Autism

There is still time left to register for Tucson Alliance for Autism Summer Day Camps.  The Explorer Camps are for children ages 7 to 14 with high functioning autism.  The focus will be on leisure skills, social communication, friendship and fun.  The Wildcat Teen Camp is for teens ages 15-25 with high functioning autism or Asperger’s.  The focus is to work on the transition from high school to college.  For more information, visit www.tucsonallianceforautism.org.  There is funding available for military families, so the total cost is only $75.  To register, contact Allison at 319-5857.

Changes to Early Intervention

The referral process to the Arizona Early Intervention Program (AZEIP) has changed.  Families who have a child between the ages of birth and three who suspect a significant developmental delay (or have a known medical condition that will result in disability) can call 1-888-592-0140.

Home Buying 101

**NEW DATE** Wed, May 29, 8 a.m.-noon – Airman & Family Readiness Center
Informative presentation covers the steps of purchasing a home and the most common real estate definitions and terms. Please RVSP at 228-5690.
Short Sales & Foreclosures

**NEW DATE** – Wed, May 29, 1-2 p.m. – Airman & Family Readiness Center
Everything families need to know about short sales and foreclosures. Recommended for anyone who owns a home and expects to leave the area soon. Please RVSP at 228-5690.

Money on the Road Program

Money on the Road is an Airman & Family Readiness program designed to bring financial readiness/counseling TO YOUR unit! Our counselors can teach classes and be available for one-on-one counseling or to answer general questions.  We tailor our visit to your unit specific needs. You provide a temporary location for us and we provide efficient financial counseling services. If your unit is interested in our Money on the Road program, please call us at 228-5690.

PLAYpass available at the Airman & Family Readiness Center

The PLAYpass Program provides deployed/remote Single Airmen and Air Force families respite from the challenges of deployment. Single Airmen returning from deployment and families of deployed members can receive special discounts and rewards to help make their deployment easier.

PLAYpass offers discount cards that provide members and eligible family members the opportunity to participate in Force Support Squadron programs (e.g., Outdoor Recreation, Youth Programs, Bowling, Golf) for free or at a reduced cost.  Each card is valued in excess of $500. PLAYpass cards may be picked up at the Airman & Family Readiness Center, Bldg 2441, from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Mon-Fri. For more information or to find out if you are eligible for PLAYpass, visit www.MyAirForceLife.com or call the A&FRC at 228-5690.

Attention all Airmen — Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers are needed in a variety of areas on D-M and in the local community. Volunteering is an excellent way to become involved with the community, increase mentorship skills and enhance career growth. Find out some of the volunteer opportunities available by visiting https://dm.eim.acc.af.mil/volunteer. For more information, call 228-5690.

Stay and Play – Wednesdays, 9:30-11 a.m. – Desert Dove Chapel

This is a new program for parents and children ages birth to five years. Features open play-time, parent-child activities, circle time, parenting support and education. Registration is not required. For more information, call 321-1500.




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