March, 2011
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Special Thanks


The Wylie Center is Thankful for the donors who have graciously given to us in memory of Tom Berenato. He was a very active grandparent in his granddaughter Elizabeth's life. Elizabeth was one of our clients when The Wylie Center was The Children's Center of Riverside. Elizabeth, who is 20 years old now and has down syndrome, will be graduating this year.

Congratulations on her success!!!.. And thank you to the following donors for supporting our program that strives to continue to serve our community.

  • Steve & Karen Holloway
  • Carmen Giannone
  • Jimmy & Anette Maiorino
  • Management and Staff of the Office of the Auditor Controller  
  • Trace Maiorino  
  • Mary Ferro  
  • Dennis & Kathy Clark
  • Marjorie Maiorino
  • Robin Maiorino  
  • Lisa Stoddard  
  • Anita Giannone & Family
  • Carmella Smith
  • Steve & Carmen Russo
  • Floyd and Debra Zagorsky 

Our facebook community has been growing greatly, and we would like to thank all those who have shared questions, parenting tips and other suggestions. It is exciting to hear what other parents just like you have to say. If you have not added us, don't wait any longer! We hope to see you soon! 

Sensory film of the Month 


sensory film

Don't miss out on this month's Autism Society sensory friendly film featured at Ontario Mills 30 at 10a.m 

Important Reminder


 Home Program Parent Surveys were distributed this week, and must be returned by March 31st.  

Contact Information  


 If you have any question on the events above please feel free to contact us at:

4164 Brockton Ave.

Riverside, CA   92501

Phone: 951.683.5193

Fax: 951.683.6019

Mon-Th  8-9 pm, Fri 8-5 pm 

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Dear friends and family,

We would like to thank everyone who participated in our facebook parenting tip contest. There were so many great pieces of advice and it was indeed difficult to pick a winner. However, at this time we would like to congratulate Mannychristie Briceno for sharing with us the winning tip:

"Try not to be your child's walking manual, referee and rescuer. Let them figure out how to do things on their own, come up with
solutions and even fall down once in a while. They will have greater self-esteem, problem solving skills, and lessons learned to reflect upon in their future endeavors."
News & Events
Everyone needs a friend

"A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are." -Anonymous


Everyone wants to belong, to feel connected and be with others who share attitudes, interests, and circumstances similar to their own. Girls with special needs can benefit greatly from peer support and relationships with other girls on the spectrum. Enjoying a real friendship -- someone who cares, and thinks you are wonderful can make a world of difference. The Wylie Center has provided the perfect environment for Girls ages 13 - 17 to meet other girls in a safe environment and with a trained facilitator. Don't wait any longer, sign up today!


For dates and times please call (951) 683-5193

Get to know your teenager..

Enrich your relationship with your kids.   


Teen Triple P can help you to better understand your kids, and learn to communicate with them effectively! The methods used in this class will help increase cooperation and decrease negative attitude. Some of the topics that will be addressed are the following:  

  • Understanding teenage behavior and emotions
  • Dealing with non-compliance
  • Risky behavior
  • Maintaining trust   

For more topics and dates please call (951) 683-5193.  

Sneak Peek at April Events
stroll n roll Stroll 'n' Roll

Family Fun TIme


You're invited to our annual Stroll 'N' Roll in April 30, where we will raise funds for programs which benefit community members like you. "It is an active morning of fun, games, food and exciting raffle prizes.  Join us for entertainment, games, face painting, and much more! There is no need to look any further for a family fun Saturday activity. 

Click here to register now! 


Perinatal mood Disorderperinatal

April 19, 9am-4:30pm, at CBU


Giving birth to a baby is supposed to be one of the happiest moments in your life. However, at this time many women find themselves suffering from anxiety, sadness and overwhelming feelings. Perinatal depression although very common in women during and after pregnancy, is tough to deal with.The Inland Empire Perinatal and Mental Health Collaborative have put together a special day to create awareness and help women overcome depression. For more information contact: Diana (951) 955-7149 or 

Events coming up in April

(click on event for more information) 


4/9 - Junior Blind Olympics, Los Angeles, CA 


4/9- Food Allergies & Intolerances, Pasadena, CA  


4/15-17- Camp Paivika Caregiver's Conference "Mom's Getaway", Crestline, CA - (909) 338-1102 x 102  


4/16 Annual Autism Walk, Palm Desert, CA 


4/19 Perinatal Mood Disorders Conference, Riverside, CA  


4/23 Walk Now for Autism Speaks, Pasadena, CA