136 • 2018 ASHA CONVENTION EXHIBIT GUIDE Social Activities ASHA MoviePlex CC, Poster Hall C Need a break from the excitement and inspiration of the ASHA Convention? If you find yourself in brain overload mode after a busy morning of sessions, head over to the ASHA MoviePlex in the Poster Hall to watch films, documentaries and Ted Talks about the world of communication. Take a quick break or bring a snack and settle in for an inspirational brain refresher. Some of the films being shown include: • When I Stutter • Mr. Connolly Has ALS • The Silent Child • Talking Black in America • Ted Talks about communication Stop by the MoviePlex for a complete schedule of film showings. ASHA Common CC, Exhibit Hall A-B1 Embrace your temporary status as a Bostonian and take a stroll through the ASHA Common, our version of the Boston Common. Take a photo with the swan boats, and make way for ducklings! Community Service in the Caring Square THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15 10:00 A.M. – 6:30 P.M. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17 9:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. CC, Exhibit Hall A-B1, Booth 376 From Thursday through Saturday during the ASHA Convention, the Caring Square will offer a fun and unique way for attendees to give back to the Boston community. The Caring Square in the Exhibit Hall will be open all day, and activities are designed so that participants can jump in whenever they have some free time. Projects will include: • Creating no-sew superhero capes and decorating encouragement badges for children to benefit the Department of Speech Language Pathology at the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center. • Creating and decorating wallet cards for adults, benefitting the Asperger/Autism Network (AANE). Three bookshelves will also be built and decorated for AANE’s facility, to be used for their adult activity nights. • Creating holiday dog tags for veterans away from home during this upcoming holiday season. Easter Seals typically sends thousands of beautifully created holiday dog tags to our veterans serving oversees during this difficult time to be away from family. The tags show that their service, and all they are sacrificing to serve in the military, is appreciated. • Building a children’s kitchen playset, dollhouse and work bench playset to be given to schools in need within the Boston Public School System for speech-language pathology services. Journals, which are given to children at their sessions, will also be decorated. • Decorating meal trays to benefit Ethos Boston Meals on Wheels. Their mission is to prepare and deliver nutritious meals to homebound seniors and other vulnerable residents across Boston, regardless of age, illness, disability, race, religion or ability to pay. The Caring Square is a meaningful way to take a mental break from all the intensive learning in the education sessions. An enthusiastic professional facilitator will be on hand throughout to provide guidance and instruction to participants as well as to make sure that everyone has fun!