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Join us for the 10th Annual
Stroll 'N' Roll!
..and raise awareness for children with special needs
There's still time to donate, purchase raffle tickets, and reserve a booth
Saturday, April 27, 2013 9 a.m. until Noon @ Shamel Park:
3650 Arlington Ave., Riverside

face painting The goal of this event between The Wylie Center and The Inland Empire Perinatal Mental Health Collaborative (IEPMHC) is to raise awareness regarding the special needs community, whether it is children with autism, to mothers with postpartum depression or teens with mobility challenges.

bubbles the clown

Come join us in our walk from Shamel Park
 to the Magnolia Presbyterian Church. Our friendly and fun clowns and our singers from our usual Kids 4 Kids event will be joining us as well. Event includes: Music, Arts and Crafts, Raffles, Great Prizes, Bounce House, Refreshments, honored guests, Mayor Rusty Bailey and Assembly member Jose Medina, and Lauren Potter from the hit TV show Glee.

Raffles include:
4 individual duffle sports bags filled with basketballs , footballs and sports items valued at 100.00 a piece.
1- 20.00 gift card from Sports Authority
1- 40.00 gift card from Sports Authority
2- individual assorted kids gift basket valued at 50. 00 each
1 - Apple item product not sure what valued at about 100.00

Donations are encouraged to support Wylie Center's work with our special needs families and all donations are tax deductible: Tax ID # 93-0670286.

Event Documents:
Event Flyer          Booth Registration Form       Waiver for Walk      
Waiver Form in Spanish   T-Shirt Order Form
Donate Now
April is Autism Awareness Month! Help us raise awareness and serve children diagnosed with Autism by donating $10 to our programs this month. All donations are tax deductible and help us continue our work with children with Autism.



Ivonne Areas, Front Office Assistant / Receptionist for the Wylie Center, is our Every Day Hero!  One of our clients came into our office this week in tears because she was being evicted and needed housing for her and her child with special needs by 6:00 PM that very day.  It was 3:00 PM and Ivonne took action by making calls and locating a shelter in the area for this family and even arranging a taxi cab to take the mother, her child and all of their belongings to the shelter.  When this shelter didn't work out for more than a day, Ivonne was back on the phone and found another shelter for the family where they remain to this day.


Ivonne truly went above and beyond her normal job duties to help a family in desperate need and she is our hero.  This isn't the first time she has come to the aide of one of our clients and we know it won't be the last.

A new Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM) V, published by the American Psychiatric Association, is scheduled to be released in May, 2013. " The goal in developing DSM-5 is to produce an evidence-based manual that is useful to clinicians in helping them accurately and consistently diagnose mental disorders."  This is the manual used by most everyone in the mental health field to correctly diagnosis psychological, developmental, behavioral, personality, and substance abuse disorders - to name just a few.   


You may be interested to learn that there will no longer be a diagnosis of "Aspergers Disorder" or PDD - NOS., but there will be a new diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.  But there will be a new disorder called Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), a new Depressive Disorder, to describe children up to age 18 years with "persistent irritability and extreme behavioral dyscontrol".


For more information, please go to:  www.dsm5.org