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  • June
    16

    Today’s Shift: Employer Awareness Event

    By: SAAAC

    The SAAAC Autism Centre held its first employer awareness event on May 24. The event was organized to help employers in Toronto learn more about hiring individuals with autism. “We’re calling the event Today’s Shift because the larger goal of an event like this is to encourage organizations to shift their work culture to incorporate Read More…

  • June
    12

    Get Moving: SAAAC’s Fitness Program

    By: SAAAC

    “8,9… 10! Great job Suresh! You did it!” exclaimed Sunitha Subramaniam, Lead Coach of SAAAC’s Fitness Program, while giving her student a big high-five. Suresh beat his personal best of eight squats – a fantastic milestone! Suresh was mobbed by other volunteer coaches and showered with fist bumps and praise. It was a feat worth Read More…

  • June
    5

    Learning Through Story: Sensory Storytelling with Carrie Hage

    By: SAAAC

    For Carrie, the role of the theatre extends beyond the stage. A classically trained actress with years of experience in Toronto’s theatre and film scene, Carrie looked to create a socialimpact with her passion for the arts. The turning point for her came when she decided to do a Masters in Applied Theatre: Drama in Read More…

  • June
    1

    An Underdog Story: SAAAC’s All Star Multi-Sports Program

    By: SAAAC

    Rathushan took one dribble and then took his shot. The ball danced around the rim and finally dropped. Applause and cheers erupted from staff and volunteers who were watching him. Rathusan was flooded with high fives and praise. He had scored his first basket. It had taken him four months. There are no such things Read More…

  • May
    12

    Our Night: Mother’s Day Celebration

    By: SAAAC

    Vasanthy was having a hard time getting her 10- year old son to his after- school program. He is a runner, and will dart in a direction of his choosing if Vasanthy doesn’t have a firm grip on his hand. Today, he has decided to play in the dirt outside of SAAAC. Kneeling down, he Read More…

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