This fall we were able to offer a variety of programs for individuals with autism and their families. These included Hiking (ages 12-21), Circles (Social Skills - ages 10-14) and CASS (Community Adventures Social Skills - ages 14-17). For adults ages 18-35, we offered Kickball, Explorers (community trips), Bowling and a Fall Dance. All of our programs were well-attended and everyone had a great time!
Coming later this month, we will hold an afterschool group at Launch Trampoline Park (ages 5-11). We have a great community partnership there and our families really enjoy it. Parents can drop off their child from 4:30-6:00pm and we provide necessary staffing. Kids will jump for an hour and have a pizza dinner. It is open to the public and it is a true integrated setting. Some parents often stick around and bring siblings and it is a nice afternoon for everyone...and they get some great exercise.
Our CASS & Explorers Saturday trips have included Cranberry Bog Tours, Indoor Mini-Golf and Coggleshall Farm Museum. These trips are from 10a-4p and include lunch at a local restaurant.
We continue to strive to use the generous funding you have provided to enchance the lives of those with autism & developmental disabilites. This means accessing and being part of the community!
Aug 7, 2014
On our way!
By Betsy Roche - Director of Development
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.