The Archaeologists for Autism mission is to unlock the potential of children with developmental disabilities. We aim to provide children with autism spectrum disorders and their families a chance to experience archaeology in a fun, low stress environment. At our Archeologists for Autism event, children on the autism spectrum and their families will be walking the grounds of an actual archaeological site and be able to enjoy a wide range of activities related to archaeology and paleontology, live music, face-painting, and much more. Participants will be able to use social skills, and use various functional skills, all while having fun! The entire event is FREE.
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
Archaeologists for Autism needs volunteers. We are also looking for paleontologists, Native American style flute musicians, flintknappers, primitive technologists, experimental archaeologists, ABAs. We provide you lunch, snacks and drinks plus the opportunity to make a HUGE difference in the lives of children and young adults on the autism spectrum.
Thomas' fundraiser for Archaeologists for Autism
Saturday, October 20, 2018
9 am to 3 pm
Sams House at Pine Island
Pine Island Conservation Area
6195 N. Tropical Trail, Merritt Island, FL 32953
Latitude: 28.472785; Longitude: -80.7183693
Tom's 2018 Invitation Letter (5/15/18)
What: The Archaeologists for Autism mission is to unlock the potential of children with developmental disabilities. We aim to provide children with autism spectrum disorders and their families a chance to experience archaeology in a fun, low stress environment.
- August 1-19 - REGISTRATION FOR THE 5TH ANNUAL ARCHAEOLOGISTS FOR AUTISM EVENT
- Monday, August 6, 7:00am - Exhibitor/Vendor Registration for the 5th Annual AFA
- Sunday, October 14, 10:00am - 5th Annual AFA Volunteer Training/Orientation Day
At our Archeologists for Autism event, children on the autism spectrum and their families will be walking the grounds of an actual archaeological site and be able to enjoy a wide range of activities related to archaeology and paleontology, live music, face-painting, and much more. Participants will be able to use social skills, and use various functional skills, all while having fun! A list of some of our activities can be found on our website.
Who: Children on the autism spectrum ages 5 to 17 years and young adults on the spectrum ages 18 to 22 who are enrolled in public school or equivalent.
|Founder Tom Penders with his daughter Becky.
2018 Participant, Volunteer & Sponsor information will be coming.
For more Information:
Phone Number: 321-362-5912 or 321-576-3225
WAYS YOU CAN HELP
We are not just looking for monetary donations. Please review our list. We are in need of equipment, educational materials, goodie bag items, replica fossils and real unprovenenced megafauna/Pleistocene fossils, replica and real unprovenenced artifacts, broken replicated pots, etc.
Your donation of equipment and supplies may be tax deductible. Please check with your tax professional.
If you can help us please email us at email@example.com or call us at 321-576-3225.
Thanks!!!! Tom Penders
VENDORS, EXHIBITORS & SPONSORS
EXHIBITOR FORM: Exhibitors are those individuals who educate, run an activity, social club, organization providing free services, nonprofit organizations.
VENDOR FORM: Vendors are those individuals who sell a service or products.
2017: I hope everyone is having a good year so far. It is hard to believe but Archaeologists for Autism has been around for 5 YEARS!!! We are holding our 5th event this October. I am touching base with everyone who has been involved, who has committed to participate, and to those of you who have not. I want this to be the biggest and best event so far and with your help we can do this. We continue to grow each year!
As you know we have families who have come from Texas, Georgia, the Carolinas, and all over Florida. While the event is open to everyone part of this event is showcasing the awesome things we have here in Brevard County and adjacent counties. AFA is not just about archaeology and paleontology it also about history in general, plus the history of the space program, citrus industry, etc. Its about fun stuff like Star Wars and princesses and sports. .
We also want everyone to know about YOU. So please consider being a vendor/exhibitor at our event.
For those of you who attended last year we are staying with the setup we used last year based on your comments plus it gives us more room for you to park, etc.
Our event will be held on Saturday, October 20th from 9 am until 3 pm at the Historic Sams House at the Pine Island Conservation Area on Merritt Island, just outside of KSC.
Together we CAN make the difference in the lives of children and young adults who are on the autism spectrum.
March 31, 2017
I am happy to present to you the new Archaeologists for Autism logo. We have a more mature and professional design. The logo was cretaed and donated to us. This is now the official look for AFA.
The autism puzzle pieces symbolize the mystery and complexity of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Those puzzle pieces have been modified to reflect a pot that an archaeologist might recreate from sherds found at a site. Until the pot is reassembled it is a mystery as to its shape and function. In both cases, we try to reassemble the pieces to have a better understanding. The red-blue-green-yellow colors associated with the autism puzzle pieces have been changed to an earthier version of these colors and might more correctly represent the color palettes that are present in an archaeologist's world.