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AUsome Sauce empowers individuals with autism and all abilities through fun programs and parent support, but our mission goes further. Together, we're building a brighter future where all individuals can thrive.

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  • AUsome Membership (Family of 4)

    Instead of paying for each mixer, save over $400 a year with our new membership option!
    Valid for 12 months
    • All mixers for the next 12 months.
    • Summer Series events.
    • Priority registration for our popular mixers.
    • Email updates about upcoming special events.
    • Access to all availble resources!
  • Add on Membership

    If you have more than a family of 4, add on an additional person!
    Valid for 12 months

    AUsome Sauce, forever Release of Liability and Photo Release Waiver On behalf of my family members attending AUsome Sauce programs and events and myself, and the heirs and personal representatives of either (collectively, “Attendees”), I forever waive, release, discharge, and covenant not to sue AUsome Sauce, or the officers, board members, sponsors, organizers, volunteers, agents, employees, independent contractors, and/or other representatives and/or their successors and assigns of AUsome Sauce (collectively, “AUsome Sauce Parties”), for any and all injuries, illness, or damages of any kind whatsoever suffered by my family members and/or myself arising in connection with AUsome Sauce programs and events. In the event my family members or I should require medical care in connection with an AUsome Sauce program or event, I acknowledge that I am financially responsible for any costs of such care or treatment. I further represent and warrant that I am authorized to execute this Waiver on behalf of Attendees. If I am a parent but not guardian of the others, I hereby represent and warrant to AUsome Sauce Parties that there are no custody or other legal agreements or arrangements that limit or restrict me from executing this release on behalf of these others. I certify that Attendee(s) is in good health and has no physical or other impediment that would endanger him/her while participating. I agree (on behalf of myself, my heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns) to release, discharge, waive, and relinquish AUsome Sauce (or its officers, agents, employees, volunteers) from any liabilities, claims, or actions for personal injury, property damage, or wrongful death which may arise out of his/her participation. I grant permission to AUsome Sauce to use any/all photos or videos taken of Attendee(s) for any AUsome Sauce promotional purpose, including but not limited to the website, newsletter, brochures, sponsor letters, or other promotional items. I understand that by enrolling anyone in any of the programs associated with this form, I am automatically acknowledging and accepting all terms in the above “Waiver/ Release from Liability and Photo/Video Release. This release of liability will be construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of California. The venue for any cause of action in connection with this release will be in Orange County, California.

    Autism Spectrum Disorder

    What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

    Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), hereafter referred to as Autism, is a complex, lifelong developmental condition that typically appears during early childhood and can impact a child's social skills, communication, relationships, and self-regulation. Autism is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is often referred to as a “spectrum condition” that affects children differently and to varying degrees. Because autism is a spectrum disorder, each child with autism has a distinct set of strengths and challenges. The ways in which people with autism learn, think and problem-solve can range from highly skilled to firmly challenged. Autism is different for everyone. While there is currently no known single cause of Autism, early screening and diagnosis can help parents receive resources and knowledge that supports their child's continued development.

    Early Screening

    The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that all children receive autism-specific screening at 18 and 24 months of age, in addition to broad developmental screening at 9, 18, and 24 months. Developmental screening is a short test to tell if children are learning basic skills when they should, or if they might have delays. During a developmental screening exam, a doctor might ask the parent some questions or interact with their child in order to see how the child learns, speaks, behaves, and moves. A delay in any of these areas could indicate a need for additional autism-specific screening.

    All children should be screened for developmental delays and disabilities during regular child doctor visits at:

    • 9 months

    • 18 months

    • 24 or 30 months

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    Identifying Autism

    The American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual is used to diagnose autism, however it is important to note that every child is different and symptoms can vary case by case. In general, the main signs and symptoms of autism relate to communication/interactions with people and routines/repetitive behaviors. 



    • May not respond to name being called

    • Struggles to explain wants and needs

    • Difficulty with following directions

    • Seems to hear sometimes, but not other times

    • Does not point or wave "bye-bye"

    • Gradual decrease in verbal communication as child grows

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