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  • July

    Ready to Play Fitness Program

    By: SAAAC

    Being active is important for any child, but for a child with autism it’s particularly important. Not only does exercise improve physical well being, it’s also a great way to boost mental health, increase self-confidence and a great way to help socialize with others. The Ready to Play program is an adapted fitness program for Read More…

  • June

    Today’s Shift: Employer Awareness Event

    By: SAAAC

    The SAAAC Autism Centre held its first employer awareness event on May 24. The event was organized to help employers in Toronto learn more about hiring individuals with autism. “We’re calling the event Today’s Shift because the larger goal of an event like this is to encourage organizations to shift their work culture to incorporate Read More…

  • June

    Get Moving: SAAAC’s Fitness Program

    By: SAAAC

    “8,9… 10! Great job Suresh! You did it!” exclaimed Sunitha Subramaniam, Lead Coach of SAAAC’s Fitness Program, while giving her student a big high-five. Suresh beat his personal best of eight squats – a fantastic milestone! Suresh was mobbed by other volunteer coaches and showered with fist bumps and praise. It was a feat worth Read More…

  • June

    Learning Through Story: Sensory Storytelling with Carrie Hage

    By: SAAAC

    For Carrie, the role of the theatre extends beyond the stage. A classically trained actress with years of experience in Toronto’s theatre and film scene, Carrie looked to create a socialimpact with her passion for the arts. The turning point for her came when she decided to do a Masters in Applied Theatre: Drama in Read More…

  • June

    An Underdog Story: SAAAC’s All Star Multi-Sports Program

    By: SAAAC

    Rathushan took one dribble and then took his shot. The ball danced around the rim and finally dropped. Applause and cheers erupted from staff and volunteers who were watching him. Rathusan was flooded with high fives and praise. He had scored his first basket. It had taken him four months. There are no such things Read More…

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