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  • July

    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

    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

    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…

  • June

    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

    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…

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