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  • February
    7

    It’s Only Natural: Discussing Sexuality and Autism

    By: saaac-master

    When one is not deemed as a typical developing child, the larger society realizes these individuals have ‘special needs.’ However, they also, inadvertently, forget that such special needs individuals may also have some of the same needs as typical developing individuals. Sexuality, the recognition of sexual matters, and the need for sexual expression are prominent Read More…

  • February
    6

    Bhar-a-thon: Move, Shake, Communicate

    By: saaac-master

    Parents busting moves, guys moving their hips to the sonorous sounds of belly dancing music, children screwing in light bulbs in step with Bhangra—Bhar-a-thon gave shakers of all types and movers of all stripes a chance to dance their hearts out in solidarity with families impacted by ASD in the GTA. Bhar-a-thon was conceived as a Read More…

  • February
    5

    The Art of Conversation: Developing SAAAC’s Art and Social Skills Projects

    By: saaac-master

    “I began SAAAC not only because I wanted to help individuals impacted by ASD, but I wanted to help them in innovative ways”, says Geetha Moorthy, founder and Executive Director of SAAAC. The spirit of innovation seems ingrained into the daily operations of SAAAC. It was the first developmental centre to create and implement a Read More…

  • February
    4

    SAAAC Spotlight: Volunteer Coordinator

    By: saaac-master

    The work seems to be mounting quickly for Jallaja Pararajasingham, SAAAC’s volunteer coordinator. “With the school year just beginning and as SAAAC continues to grow, a lot of people want to get involved and help” says Jallaja as she examines emails from individuals interested in volunteering opportunities. It was a year ago when Jallaja wrote Read More…

  • February
    3

    A SAFE Solution

    By: saaac-master

    The South Asian Family Empowerment (SAFE) project, a collaborative effort funded by United Way York Region and in partnership with East Metro Youth Services, is now well underway with a number of speakers from an array of backgrounds and professions coming in to share their expertise in all things ASD. Our first SAFE session hosted Brita Read More…

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