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  • September
    28

    Meet Me at the Bridge 2015

    By: SAAAC

    Entering through the heavy french doors of Bellvue Manor, you are immediately drawn to the back of a large canvas placed conspicuously in the middle of the hall. On the other side, Amir Akbari,  the social entrepreneur of Behind the Line and art teacher, is painting. Guests surround the canvas, watching on in admiration. A Read More…

  • September
    24

    Volunteer with the Learn to Play Program

    By: SAAAC

    If you’re an athlete, coach, or a plain sports lover, SAAAC has a great volunteering opportunity for you. SAAAC, in partnership with RBC, will run an eight-month sports program to help children and youth (ages 6-12) develop a variety of skills through sports. We are looking for committed individuals who will take part in our Read More…

  • July
    14

    All the Places You Will Go: Graduation Day

    By: SAAAC

    On this particular day, the art room transformed into a dressing room. Makeup was being applied, ties were being straightened, and shoes were being polished. Volunteers ran around, making sure their students were ready for a very special evening. “You’ll curl my hair right?” asked Abirami to one of the passing volunteers. Abirami, along with Read More…

  • July
    10

    Meet Me at the Bridge: Special Black-Tie Fundraising Event to Raise Funds for Autism Services

    By: SAAAC

    Bridges are powerful symbols of connection, of opportunity, of access. These qualities have made the bridge central to our annual black-tie fundraising event, Meet Me at the Bridge. For the past three years, Meet Me at the Bridge has served as a point of intersection between individuals and families living with autism and business/community leaders. Read More…

  • July
    8

    Becoming Water Safe

    By: SAAAC

      How to Help a Child with Autism Who Wander Become “Water Safe” Fifty percent of children with autism have a tendency to wander. And as one autism expert posits, the other fifty percent “just haven’t wandered yet.” Wandering is a huge worry for this population and undeniably puts people with autism in harm’s way. After all, Read More…

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