Step 1: Download the registration form

 

RegisterHere

 

Step 2 : Finance your "HANDLE levels 1 & 2 combined" course

Money should not be an obstacle to helping our children !!! We have the following options to make the course as accessible as possible :

Crowdfunding

To help finance your HANDLE levels 1 & 2 combined course, we encourage you to ask your contacts to make donations either directly to you or through crowdfunding.

If you have contacts in France, we suggest you use our partner HelloAsso as the money collected will be transferred directly to OptimAutisme and will be deducted from your tuition for your course. Donors will receive a tax receipt allowing them to deduct the amount of their donation from their taxes, which might encourage them to give more . In France, a donation of 30 € (for an individual) costs only 10,20 € after deduction, and a donation of 100 € (for a company) costs only 40 € after deduction.

  • If you have chosen to pay your tuition by credit card with HelloAsso Tickets (see below) you can create your crowdfunding campaign ("collecte") after you pay your deposit for the balance of your course (instructions in French).
  • If you have chosen another method of payment, you can create your crowdfunding campaign at HelloAsso Bourses pour les formations HANDLE. Scroll down, click on "Lancer ma collecte" and following the instructions (in French).

Send the link to all your contacts and ask them to contribute to help you finance your HANDLE levels 1 & 2 combined course. 

Conditions for using Optim'Autisme's HelloAsso crowdfunding campaigns :

  • 1% of the total amount collected is retained by Optim'Autisme as a contribution to the association. This money will be used either for the organisation of the training courses, or to give financial aid to those whose crowdfunding campaigns did not raise enough funds.
  • Money collected in your HelloAsso crowdfunding campaign can be used to finance your HANDLE course, as well as your transport to Paris, and your accommodation (reimbursement upon presentation of receipts)
  • Any money collected above this total goes to Optim'Autisme.

Financial assistance

If you require financial assistance, send an email to Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser. and we will send you a request form to fill out, sign and return to us. We are fundraising to be able to give financial assistance to the maximum number of people (if you can help us to raise more funds, please contact us ).

 

Step 3 : Pay your tuition

We accept a number of payment methods, with the possibility to pay in multiple installments : 

French checks 

  • write the amounts of the checks and the dates they are to be banked on the registration form, understanding that :
    • the check of 150€ for the deposit confirming your place will be banked upon receipt
    • the last check is to be banked on 20 September 2019 at the latest
  • tick "Check" 
  • send all the checks, dated when you write them (post-dated checks are not accepted), with your registration form to Optim'Autisme at the address on the form. We will bank the checks on the dates specified

Bank transfer

  • write the amounts and planned dates of the bank transfers on the registration form (the last bank transfer must be received by 20 September 2019)
  • tick "bank transfer"
  • make the transfer - our bank account details are on the registration form
  • send a copy of the proof of transfer of the 150 € deposit with your registration form to Optim'Autisme, either by email to Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser. or by post to the address on the form
  • send us the copies of the subsequent bank transfers, with your full name and "HANDLE 2019" clearly marked

By credit card using HelloAsso Tickets

  • write the amounts and dates of the planned payments on the registration form (the last payment must be received by 20 September 2019)
  • tick "HelloAsso"
  • send your registration form to Optim'Autisme, either by email to Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser. or by post to the address on the form
  • click HelloAsso Ticketsand choose the amount of your payment - if you choose to pay in multiple installments, your first payment is the 150€ deposit
  • after your purchase, you can create a crowdfunding campagne with HelloAsso and ask your contacts to help you to finance the rest of your tuition. All money collected will be transferred directly to OptimAutisme and will be deducted from your tuition. Donors will receive a tax receipt allowing them to deduct the amount of their donation from their taxes. In France, a donation of 30 € (for an individual) costs only 10,20 € after deduction, and a donation of 100 € (for a company) costs only 40 € after deduction. (If you do not have donors in France, we suggest you use a Crowdfunding application in your country to help you raise the money required)
  • come back to HelloAsso tickets to pay your subsequent installments

Combining payment methods

  • if you wish, you may use different payment methods for different installments, eg. bank transfer for the deposit and HelloAsso for the rest. 

 

Step 4 : Join the association Optim'Autisme

To register for the HANDLE course, you must be a member of the association Optim'Autisme (for legal reasons in France). Please join Optim'Autisme for the 2019 fiscal year (from 1 January 2019) to be able to participate in all Optim'Autisme events in 2019, including the Son-Rise Program "Maximum Impact" in December. If you do not understand French, please use the instructions and translation in English.

 

Step 5 : Transport and Accommodation

Transport

  • Please plan to arrive in Paris by Thursday 26 September to give yourself time to settle into your accommodation and be fresh for the 8:30 am start on Friday 27 December. The course finishes at 6 pm on Sunday 29 September, so please ensure that your departure is late enough to give you time to get there after the end of the course.
  • HANDLE levels 1 & 2 combined will take place at  

Hôtel Mercure Paris 19 Philharmonie La Villette
216 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019, Paris, France,

and is accesible using public transport:

 ¤   Métro: Porte de Pantin (ligne 5)
 ¤   Bus: Porte de Pantin (lines 75, 151, Night bus N13, N41, N45)
 ¤   Tram: Porte de Pantin - Parc de la Villette (line T3B)

  • If you plan to travel to Paris by air, the major airports are Roissy Charles de Gaulle (northeast of Paris) or Orly (south of Paris). If you plan to travel by train, the Paris train stations are all linked to the local transport system, for easy access to your accommodation.
  • The following methods of transport are available to travel from the airports to Paris and within Paris:
    • Taxis, uber, etc.
    • Public transport: bus, train, tram:
      • You can buy a one week travel pass "La carte NAVIGO semaine découverte" for zones 1-5 (greater Paris area) for 27.80 €, available at all train stations (RATP). This pass is valid from Monday to Sunday for all train, bus or tram travel to and within Paris, except for the airport shuttles (Orlyval, Bus Direct Paris-Aéroport ex-Cars Air France, navettes VEA Disney) and tourist busses (OpenTour, Cars Rouges).
      • Take a passport photo to a RATP desk (follow signs from the airport to the RER train station) and ask for the “Carte NAVIGO Découverte” for one week (“une semaine”). Glue the picture on the card and pay the weekly tariff of 22.80 €. The card itself costs 5 € and is valid for 10 years so you can keep it for your next trips to Paris. 
      • In case of loss or theft, the card and the travel credit will not be replaced
      • If you arrive at Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport, the easiest way to get to the course venue is via train using the RER B, change at “Gare du Nord” and take Métro line 5 to “Porte de Pantin”.

Accommodation

  • We have reserved 10 rooms at Art Hotel Paris Est, 23, rue de Scandicci 93500 Pantin, 30 minutes from the course location by métro (reserve via HelloAsso tickets). All the rooms have private bathrooms, wifi and a kitchenette with 2 hobs, a fridge and a microwave. Breakfast is available in the room for 7,50 € per person per day (order from reception the night before). It is possible to reserve 3 or 4 nights, depending on whether you leave Paris after the course on 29 Sept (3 nights) or on 30 Sept (4 nights)
    • double room (with double bed): 66 € per night (198 € for 3 nights or 264 € for 4 nights)
    • 1 bed in a shared twin room (with two single beds): 33 € per night (99 € for 3 nights or 132 € for 4 nights)
    • appartement with 1 bedroom and living room (sleeps 4 people): price on request
  • If you do not wish to use these options, we suggest that you use the usual search engines or Air BnB to find your accommodation. You can contact other participants by posting on the OptimAutisme FaceBook page to organize share accommodation or car-pooling.

 

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