We would like to take the time to let you know that we are on our way to a great end of summer and fall full of programming for people diagnosed with ASD. The last two weeks of August are jam packed with social and recreational opportunities for the families we serve. Parents reached out to us and asked if we could help them fill the void in programming during the gap their children had between the end of their specialized summer programs and the beginning of the fall school year. As part of our mission to provide services the families need and request of us, we have done just that! We will be offering drop-off programming within the community, as well as providing family-centered events to give structured activities to the hundreds of families we serve.
Thank you for your continued support of our organization, we can't thank you enough for helping us help those who reach out to us!
We are so incredibly pleased to announce that we have surpassed our initial goal! We want to thank you all for your support- we have been able to increase the offerings to people diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families during the upcoming summer months, thanks the the generosity of all who funded our social and reacreational programs through this project! We recently took a group of young adults through the city of Boston during their summer school vacation break. This 2-week period between the school year ending and the summer school programming starting can be very stressful on both the students and their families. We were able to help support the young adults we serve during this time by hosting various social and recreational opportunites- thanks to you!!!
Thank you again for all of your support, we are truly grateful for it! If you would like to continue to support The Arc of South Norfolk Family Autism Center and the programs we offer, please consider looking at our other project, Supporting People with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Project ID 17117.
Apr 9, 2014
People with Autism Enjoying Soc & Rec Programs!
By Betsy Roche - Director of Development
We have used the funds generously donated to us through GlobalGiving to fund Young Adult and Adult Bowling Leagues. The Bowling leagues started 12 years ago for children, but as we all know, children grow up! We found that the participants (all of whom are diagnosed with Autism and other related developmental disabilities) wanted to continue to attend our Bowling program, even though they have technically "aged out".
With the funds we received through Global Giving, we have been able to offer two groups this spring. One group for young adults and another for adults. The group has grown from one group with 6-8 participants to 4 different groups! Friendships are fostered at these programs, and participants work on social skills, turn-taking, as well as math skills in logging their score. Fun is had by all, and we are extremely grateful for all of the support!
It is truly making a difference in the lives of the participants and their families!