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  • 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…

  • June
    29

    Painting 101 – Getting Started with Mixing

    By: SAAAC

    Welcome to our very first art lesson blog. These lessons are adapted and modified to accommodate individuals on the autism spectrum. Also, these lessons are made possible through generous donations and support of  SAAAC Creative arts programming.   Step #1: Sit Down Focus and preparation is very important.  If the artist is sitting and calm then Read More…

  • June
    25

    Quick Tips: Getting My Child to Sit at the Table

    By: SAAAC

    How do I get my son to stay at the table for an extended period of time? I find if he were to stay at the table longer he can enjoy family meals and get more out of school/therapy activities. Any strategies? This is a question we frequently get from parents. First off, eating and Read More…

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