On behalf of everyone at the Autism Alliance we would like to Congratulate the Class of 2020. To all the amazing individuals we serve with autism, your siblings and the families that support you! We are proud of your accomplishments and for becoming the best YOU!
As we begin to move into the summer months we are happy to continue our
Virtual Programming. We have support groups, fun NEW recreation/enrichment programs with our Autism Welcoming Partners, and guest speakers. As always don't hesitate to reach out to us if you need anything. We will do our best to help create supports and resources to meet the everchanging times.
Marcia Nascimento, Autism Support Specialist for Portuguese and Spanish speaking families
Thanks to a generous donation from the Central MA (Sew We Care) Group, the Autism Alliance gifted over 50+ fabric face masks to families last month. Keep an eye out on our Facebook Page for notification when more become available.
Join us each Tuesday afternoon on June 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th at 4:00pm when our friends at the New England Aquarium will have an Autism Alliance EXCLUSIVE up- close look at some of our favorite animals at the Zoo. Mark your calendars for this fun new program. ALL AGES are welcome. For zoom link just click button below.
Join us each Thursday morning on June 4th, 11th,18th and 25th at 10:30am when our friends at the Southwick Zoo will have an Autism Alliance EXCLUSIVE up- close look at some of our favorite animals at the Zoo. Mark your calendars for this fun new program. ALL AGES welcome.
Come join Jennifer Abramson, MS, CCC-SLP, on June 10 at 6:30 pm, as she discusses supporting communication for learners with autism in the time of the pandemic. Many of our kiddos with autism have complex communication needs. While they are often able to participate better in routines, the current pandemic has uprooted all routines and has had ripple effects throughout many families, with parents and siblings trying to both support communication in general, while managing new behaviors that may have emerged as a result of deviations from the typical routine.
We are here to provide support, information and assistance to parents and caregivers during the Covid-19 quarantine. This may mean exploring resource options available to your family as well as strategies to support your child or adult family member with Autism. Please contact us and we will respond to your request to set up a phone/and or Zoom meeting time.
Free IEP phone consultations regarding your child diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. These phone calls are from the privacy of your home or office, with Pam Kaufmann, former Director of Special Education for The Framingham Public Schools. Pam volunteers her time and expertise to our families, answering IEP-related questions and offering advice. Thirty-minute phone consults take place during the day, from 12:00pm - 2:00pm. NEXT date is: Tuesday June 9th.
In case you missed one, or want to check back in, our daily Healthy Heroes Emails are archived on our website along with our current and past monthly newsletters. Don't miss out on our "All about Masks" Editions published on May 20th and 21st.