We are very excited to announce that the Autism Alliance has received a Signature Grant from the Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism. Hundreds of families and their loved ones with autism will receive social and recreational programming, translation services, and more support thanks to this grant. Thank you, Flutie Foundation, for your ongoing partnership and support!
Parent Education Workshop
Individualized Education Plan-Covid-19
Wednesday February 24th
Don't wait until your child's next IEP date before you start planning!! Parents are welcome to join us for an evening with Pam Kaufmann, retired and former Special Education Director of Framingham Public School for an autism education workshop. This workshop will help parents better understand their child's IEP and updates created by the pandemic. All families are welcome. Don't miss out on this FREE virtual workshop.
Our February vacation programs are created to help children with autism, their siblings and parents feel less isolated especially during school vacation week. All ages, siblings, and those that love someone with Autism are welcome to register.
Tuesday February 16th
We are kicking off our Virtual February 2021 vacation events with our friends from Roman Music Therapy. We are excited to offer this music program and make music with you!! No registration necessary just click on the zoom link.
Fitness with Faith is a fun low-impact fitness class where participants select their favorite songs that are immediately added into a playlist for the group to enjoy and move to. No registration necessary just click on the zoom link. This program meets weekly throughout the month of February.
For this program we will be joining our Build-A-Bear friends virtually as we bring our bears to life with the heart ceremony, naming of our bears, as well as some fun games. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for this program as we have a limited number of FREE bears. Parents/guardians are asked to complete the registration form and will be notified for times to come and pick-up their Build-A-Bear at the Autism Alliance office prior to the program date.
This workshop is called "Force & Motion". Children and Siblings will enjoy a hands on session with the educators at the virtual trip to the Discovery Museum. This program is limited to 20 participants and those that attend will need to prepare with a small list of household items for the experiments. REGISTRATION ISREQUIRED. For more details click on the link.
This vacation edition of the Southwick Zoo Club at Home will give you an up close and personal look at some fun and interesting animals that live at the zoo. No registration necessary just click on the zoom link.
Join us for Disney Trivia where we will find the answers to some classic Disney trivia questions. This program is for all ages, and especially those that are young at heart. No registration necessary just click on the zoom link.
In this NEW class participants will share their favorite interests, explore fun topics and create a group power point together. Faith is a fourth year Psychology student at Salve Regina, and a sibling of a brother with Autism. Faith is excited to lead this new program and meet all that join. All ages are welcome.
This is a group for family members raising a loved one on the Spectrum. In this group, we will discuss caregiving through the lifespan and through the lens of loss and grief, and we will discover ways to take care of our emotional and physical health in the process.
Adults 18+ are welcome to join the Autism Alliance Virtual Glee Club for individuals with autism. This program is facilitated by our favorite music teacher, Mr. William Lynch, and co-lead with Sophie McLaughlin, expressive movement therapist. The group meets monthly and is a mixture of singing and movement.
Licensed Zumba® Fitness instructor Andria Desimone will lead a 45 minute class and ten minutes social to follow. Be sure to bring your family and friends! Advocates Fun, Friends, & Family events are open to individuals with disabilities who are 16 and older, staff who support them, their families, and friends.
Thank you to Editbar // Edit Responsibly for your generous donation to the Autism Alliance! Your support will help families and their loved ones with autism access the services and resources they need to thrive.
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Camp & Summer Program Virtual Expo
The Largest Camp Fair in Boston, Eastern Mass & all of New England is Virtual for 2021. You will need to register in order to participate.
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