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Rockets & Robots!

Come Join the Fun!

The Rockets & Robots Club mission is to develop and encourage the natural ability of children on the autism spectrum for the purposes of preparing them for a science-related career and enhancing their enjoyment of life in an environment that is sensitive to their needs. The Rockets & Robots club will focus on their strengths and attempt to develop them in a fun and interesting way. 

The R&R club leader, Russ Rudin, is an adult on the autism spectrum that was one of the lead designers of the current Sidewinder missile and co-designer of the RITA telemedicine robot.  Russ made his first robot out of an old dishwasher when he was 10.  You can find him most days hunched-over his latest project with a soldering iron in one hand and hot-glue gun in the other!

Contact: Russ Rudin, PhD – R&R Club Director

R&R Brochure

russ@actionctr.org

http://www.rocketsnrobots.org/

530 215-3828  

Rockets & Robots!

Congratulations Alex Buchko!

Alex recently won the Department of Energy’s Science Bowl regional championship in Redding. Alex is team captain of Parsons Junior High School Team 1. The team will now head to Washington D.C. in April to compete in the national championship match.

Alex is a Rockets & Robots Science Club member. He is 13 years old and, like most kids his age, he enjoys studying quantum mechanics! Alex wants to be an inventor.

The Rockets & Robots Club mission is to develop and encourage the natural ability of children on the autism spectrum for the purposes of preparing them for a science-related career and enhancing their enjoyment of life in an environment that is sensitive to their needs. The Rockets & Robots club will focus on their strengths and attempt to develop them in a fun and interesting way. 

The R&R club leader, Russ Rudin, is an adult on the autism spectrum that was one of the lead designers of the current Sidewinder missile and co-designer of the RITA telemedicine robot.  Russ made his first robot out of an old dishwasher when he was 10.  You can find him most days hunched-over his latest project with a soldering iron in one hand and hot-glue gun in the other!

Contact: Russ Rudin, PhD – R&R Club Director

russ@actionctr.org

http://www.rocketsnrobots.org/

530 215-3828  

Back to School Campaign

WSWA Western Service Workers Association is beginning their Back to School Campaign to collect school supplies.  Please drop off these supplies at the WSWA offices at 2350 Beverly Dr. Redding CA  96002 off of Cypress Avenue between Bechelli and Hartnell Avenues. Please call (530) 244-0968 if you are a business willing to have a donation box at your site. Every item helps a child and family in need. Thanks.

Please donate SCHOOL SUPPLIES.

3 ring binders

backpacks

calculators

composition books

crayons

erasers

facial tissue

glue sticks

highlighters, preferably yellow

index cards, sizes may vary

markers, water color

notebooks, spiral

pencils,  #2

pens, blue or black ink

pocket folders

protractors

rulers

 

 

 

Around Chico

 

 

Lots of outreach being done in our communities. If you wish a presentation of DAC programs and services please let us know. DAC counties include Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, and Tehama. Chico Office (530) 893-8527 and Redding Office (530) 242-8550. Thanks!

Full Time interpreter joins Shasta College DSPS

 

Shasta College has added a full-time interpreter to our DSPS staff. Please join me in welcoming Karen Wells to our staff. Karen has interpreted for the past 13 years in various settings, along with other entrepreneurial adventures. Her desk will be in the Assistive Technology Lab (Room 2004). I am so excited to add to the quality and consistency of services to students who are using sign language interpreting to achieve their educational goals.

Welcome Karen!

Sandra Hamilton Slane, MSW
Associate Dean of Student Services
Shasta College
http://www.shastacollege.edu/Student%20S…/…/DSPS%20Home.aspx

Are you rain safe?

Lots of rain coming down. There was some possible warnings of how El Nino may cause us some unexpected weather. The drought that last five years, and recent wild fires that have devastated parts of the land there could possibly be added soil erosion leading to mud slides and flooding with debris. One of the things they did not mention was in being aware of your surroundings. When you are walking, driving, doing what you do, and around your living spaces…be aware of what is going on around you and the landscape you are living with. Things that you see around you can be a precursor. Some things may never show up on your radar, but there are things that may quite well be there to be seen, that you can take action to deter or avoid.

It is important to be prepared in advance for possible emergencies/disasters. There are steps that people with all abilities can do to help them selves in advance of possible situations. DAC can put you in touch with an organization that helps you make that plan in advance if you want to give one of our offices a call in Chico (530) 893-8527 or Redding (530) 242-8550.