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  • November
    21

    Holiday Gift Baskets

    By: SAAAC

    In its 3rd year, SAAAC’s Holiday Gift Basket Initiative is providing holiday cheer and employment opportunities in equal measure! Since 2014, SAAAC has supported young adults by providing part-time employment who design and package festive gift baskets. Students are taught to work in teams, excercise their creative skills, and follow instructions. Holiday Gift Baskets Small Holiday Read More…

  • November
    21

    SAAAC Holiday Greeting Cards

    By: SAAAC

    In 2015, the SAAAC arts program launched our Greeting Card initiative – a collection of greeting cards that can be used for any occasion, featuring original artwork by program participants. “The point of this initiative is to show the public how talented these students really are,” says SAAAC’s Art Instructor, Amir Akbari. “Individuals with autism Read More…

  • October
    21

    Creative Growth- Looking Back at the SAAAC Creative Initiative

    By: SAAAC

    In April 2015, visual artist and social entrepreneur Amir Akbari approached SAAAC to develop an inclusive painting program. He believed everyone had the capacity to create art, and wanted to showcase the artistic merit of individuals with autism. The process to creating a structured arts based program at SAAAC began with generous donations from three incredible groups: Read More…

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