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  • January
    30

    Radiant Night 2013: Celebrating Community

    By: saaac-master

    There are few things in life as fun and fulfilling as celebrating with friends and family. To be surrounded by stories familiar and foreign, to dance, to suspend the stresses of daily life for a moment to take solace in good company is rare. Radiant Night, since its inception, has always strived to achieve the Read More…

  • December
    10

    You Auta’ Know

    By: saaac-master

    Knowledge is power. When we have the right information, we are more aware, more informed, and better equipped to create meaningful change. Autism is a complex disorder to understand- those who live with it are widely diverse, varying in their capabilities and challenges. By knowing more about the disorder, the people who live with it, Read More…

  • November
    27

    Strumming to the Rescue

    By: saaac-master

    Profiling SAAAC’s newest addition to the family, music therapist Michelle Eisen It’s a musician! It’s a teacher! It’s our friendly neighborhood musical therapist: Michelle Eisen. With the help of our volunteers, Michelle gracefully conducts musical therapy sessions on Monday evenings for many of our SAAAC children and youth.  To them, and to us, she is Read More…

  • November
    13

    Home Sweet Home

    By: saaac-master

    For the past three years, SAAAC operated out of the basement of Canada Sri Ayyappan Temple: a large, wide open space where three times a week children, youth, families, health professionals and volunteers congregated. For any new comer, the space, filled with its various activities, people and clamoring voices, could be jarring.  But, for those Read More…

  • October
    16

    The Changing Definition of ASD

    By: saaac-master

    The hot topic in autism right now is the changing description of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).  But why is the world caught up on redefining ASD?  Defining something helps us to better understand that term more accurately. DSM V: the new definition In 2013, Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) will be re-categorized from a set of Read More…

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