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  • June
    17

    A Song for the Years

    By: SAAAC

    By: Geetha Moorthy There was a moment during our most recent after-school session where I was surprisingly overwhelmed by my emotions. In this line of work you come across many stories and people that move you, and you have to control those emotions in order to provide support, but at this particular session, I just Read More…

  • June
    2

    Launching Our New Arts Program: SAAAC creative

    By: SAAAC

    Since SAAAC’s inception, the arts have always played a large role in our programming. Given that our Founder and Executive Director, Geetha Moorthy, was a renowned classically trained dancer, our leadership has always felt the arts were incredibly important and should play a role in helping individuals living with autism. On Wednesday, May 20, with help Read More…

  • May
    26

    Midterm Evaluation = Party Time!

    By: SAAAC

    Students from SAAAC Pre-Employment Program Throw Party for Midterm Evaluation A few months ago at SAAAC, we began our pre-employment skills program helping young adults prepare for the working world. Our program encouraged students to choose from one of three different industries (food preparation, design & decor, and office administration) and to develop job ready Read More…

  • May
    21

    Vocational & Employment Skills Program

    By: SAAAC

    SAAAC’s Vocational and Employment Skills Program encourages the development of a range of skills that help individuals with varying abilities find employment. Through a balanced approach of in-centre job preparation and community-based employment training, you will gain valuable experiences and skills that will make you strong contributors to any organization’s workforce. The program is funded by Employment Read More…

  • April
    30

    SAAAC Paints – Wrapping Up Our Pilot Painting Program

    By: SAAAC

    8  weeks ago, we began a pilot painting program with 4 students, a few volunteers, and a talented instructor that would help students express themselves through painting.  Led by Amir Akbari from Behind the Line, the painting program focused on helping students learn basic principles of painting and producing original artwork.  Students were  introduced to Read More…

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