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  • June
    5

    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
    1

    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…

  • May
    12

    Our Night: Mother’s Day Celebration

    By: SAAAC

    Vasanthy was having a hard time getting her 10- year old son to his after- school program. He is a runner, and will dart in a direction of his choosing if Vasanthy doesn’t have a firm grip on his hand. Today, he has decided to play in the dirt outside of SAAAC. Kneeling down, he Read More…

  • May
    11

    Mother’s Day Gift Idea: Limited Edition SAAAC T-shirts!

    By: SAAAC

    Moms are bolder, braver, louder, stronger and the greatest of all dreamers. Get these special edition SAAAC T-shirts for Mothers Day, and let your mom know what you think of her. All proceeds go towards our parent support program where parents learn the skills and strategies to support their loved ones with autism. Call 416-289-0100 Read More…

  • April
    27

    SAAAC Alumni Volunteer: Shalini Siva

    By: SAAAC

    One of the first experiences I have had working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) was as a volunteer at SAAAC in 2013. I had just completed my master’s degree in psychology in New York, at which point I realized I wanted to work with young people with mental health and/or developmental disabilities, and Read More…

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