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Advocates Day at the WooSox
Advocates Day at the WooSox.
September 12, 2021 – 1:05 pm
Worcester Red Sox v. Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Polar Park | 100 Madison Street | Worcester, MA 01608.
A two-hour buffet will be available to guests and will serve hot dogs, hamburgers, popcorn, watermelon, mac and cheese, lemonade, and water. Alcoholic beverages are not included. Outside food may not be brought into Polar Park (exceptions will be made where necessary for fans with allergies or restrictions).There might be a videographer on-site, please let an Advocates staff person at the event know if you do not want to be on video. Reserve Your FREE Ticket First Come, First Served Basis To reserve tickets, please email: Lindsey Konan!
Each child guest will receive a 1/4 peck apple picking bag, cider donut, a cup of cider, and a small pumpkin. Our party will include private hayride, fun sensory play time in the moon-bounce, and visit with the animals. Must register to attend. Please click on the link.
Each guest will receive a 1/2 peck apple picking bag, caramel apple, a cup of cider, and small pumpkin. Our party will include private hayride, fun sensory play time in the moon-bounce, and visit with the animals. Must register to attend. Please click on the link.
Sponsored by the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism
Saturday September 11th
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
The Autism Alliance is back with one of our most popular programs, our Virtual Glee Club for individuals with autism. Glee club is facilitated by our favorite music teacher, Mr. William Lynch, and co-lead by Sophie McLaughlin, expressive movement therapist. The group meets monthly and is for ages 18+. The program is a mixture of singing songs, and movement. Click on the link register.
Introducing our very FIRST Autism Alliance Virtual Afterschool Club. In this fall session we will be joined by our friends at the Southwick Zoo. Click on the link below to register. All ages and siblings are welcome. We will send you the link for the program and be ready to learn some really fun facts, and ask questions about the animals that live at the Southwick Zoo.
Our Just for Dad's support groups is where fathers can meet and talk about fatherhood as it relates to raising a child or children with autism. Our group is open to new fathers, experienced fathers, and single fathers where they can speak to men in the same position and learn from men with experience as dads. Drop-in's welcome.
2. Eligibility: Be deemed eligible for DDS services under the Division of Autism. This is an application process that once completed, can take many months to process. Please contact one of our Autism Specialists if you have any questions about filling out this DDS application or require assistance, or if you are unsure about your child's eligibility status.
Free to Be Me Group Respite: ages 5-11
This program runs from September 2021 through June 2022, with monthly sessions for children ages 5-11 with autism. The program is in Hudson on Saturday evenings. The respite is provided in small groups or with one-to-one support by special education teachers and specialists, with support from Autism Alliance staff. Sessions are limited to 10 children.
This program will meet virtually starting in September 2021 through December 2021. The goal of the program is for the participants to develop and build friendships while having fun doing what they love learning and talking about digital music! This group will be facilitated by Tony Varga, PhD. Music Educator and Registered Music Therapist.
Looking to have some fun and like to dance? Join us for Fun, Friends, & Family Fall Zoom Zumba Series! Licensed Zumba® Fitness instructor, Andria DeSimone will lead an hour-long Zumba class. 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. We welcome members of the Advocates community, as well as those interested in learning more about us
In case you missed one, or want to check back in, our Healthy Heroes is now Healthy Happenings emailswhich are published weekly for up-to-date Autism Alliance programming and community resources designed to keep you connected and supported. You can find these archived on our website along with our current and past monthly newsletters.
Hoops and Homework offers academic and enrichment services to youth ages 5 - 14 residing around the Beaver and Waverly Street areas. We are the only neighborhood-based and licensed after-school program in Framingham. The program operates at two locations: Framingham Housing Authority's site at Carlson and Pusan Rd., and Cochituate Homes' site at Interfaith Terrace. Hoops and Homework became a certified Autism Welcoming Business in August 2021.