From The Arc of South Shore:
The past 6 months have been busy and exciting for The Autism Resource Center of The Arc of the South Shore! We have collaborated with community partners to reach as many families as possible, including The Emilson and Quincy YMCA’s, Laura’s Center for the Arts, Sing Explore Create!, Little Bee Yoga, Scituate CORSE Foundation, Sidekicks Inc., South Shore Autism Center, Quincy College, Pratt Memorial Library, Tinker’s Son and more.
We successfully launched our school vacation week therapy program in December and received rave reviews from our families. This February our program proudly provided services to over 60 individuals. We are thrilled to expand this popular program in April, offering half day therapy sessions supervised by a BCBA and staffed with a behaviorist, special education professionals, and skilled therapists. Our April Vacation week programming as well as our summer camps will be held at Sing, Explore, Create in Rockland. We also began a three-part series called Autism: The Journey. The first presentation dealt with Autism the Diagnosis: Now what? Our second part will be on May 23rd and will focus on Education and the IEP process. The final piece will be on June 20th and will focus on Social/Leisure Opportunities for Parents. Each workshop is held at the Thayer Public Library, 798 Washington Street, Braintree.
We are also planning several new therapeutic programs, including Adaptive Dance and Social Skills development through Music therapy. Once the regular school year has ended we will begin offering Summer Camps during the weeks when Summer School is not in session. We are still in the process of carefully building and planning the launch of our Saturday Skill Builders weekend respite program. All of our programs are held on the South Shore at partnering agencies and cater to different age groups. The staff to participant ratio is currently offered at a 1:2 level. If you are interested in learning more about the Center please visit The Arc of the South Shore’s website at www.arcsouthshore.org or call us at 781-335-3023.
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