Monday, April 1, 2013
Register coupons at Whole Foods will allow customers to support the Autism Project’s programs.
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Monday, April 1
In conjunction with National Autism Awareness Month, Whole Foods Markets (Garden City and Waterman Avenue locations) will be selling register coupons in $2 and $5 denominations to benefit the Autism Project. The promotion will run throughout the month of April and the coupons are available at checkout. All proceeds will benefit after-school programs for children and teens with Autism. “We are excited to partner with Whole Foods Market to support our children and families,” Joanne Quinn, the executive director of the Autism Project, said. “The donations will offset the high cost of social skills groups that are critical for individuals with autism. Our groups are designed to improve their social skills, personal interactions and success out…
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Get your day started right with a check of Johnston weather, events, and other news and notes.
Johnston Weather: Support Group: The Autism Project in Johnston hosts a support group for caregivers of people with Autism Spectrum Disorders tonight from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Register for this free group at www.theautismproject.org or call Sue Bayliss (401) 785-2666, ext. 1021. Deck the House: Patch is on the hunt for the best-decorated house in America — think your crib could be it? Click here to learn how to register for a chance at $100,000 for local schools. Joy Makers: The GenerationON organization is teaming up with Hasbro again this year for the third annual "Joy Makers" program, where kids do good deeds and earn holiday gifts for other children. Click here to learn more and sign up. Celebrity Birthdays:
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The Johnston-based nonprofit offers a free five-week mentoring program for parents of children with autism.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The Johnston-based nonprofit recently completed the first week of its "Move, Think, Create, Communicate" summer camp for kids with autism.
As part of its year-round services to children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), The Autism Project of Johnston has been offering its "Move, Think, Create, Communicate" summer camp. Now in its 11th year, the summer camp moved to the Buck Hill Boy Scout Reservation in Pascoag for the 2012 two-week program. The accompanying video shows the scene on Aug. 10, as campers and staff wrapped their first week with drumming led by members of the Rhode Island Philharmonic, as well as arts programs and that staple of summer camp: swimming.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
A woodworking workshop, a fishing derby at Memorial Park, and a fundraising walk to benefit the Johnston-based Autism Project are among the events on this weekend's planner.
Starting to think about what to do with the kids this weekend? Check out these entries on the JohnstonPatch Events calendar — and if you have a Patch profile, you can add your own events. Build and Learn: Lowe's Home Improvement in North Providence is hosting a Build and Grow workshop on Saturday starting at 10 am — it's a great way for your little handyman (or woman) to learn the basics of woodworking and have a nice project to show off. Check out the Lowe's Build & Grow website for more info on this weekend's project. Healthy Kids: The Cranston YMCA — which runs Camp Massasoit here in Johnston — has scheduled its annual Healthy Kids day for Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm. Indoor games, dance, swimming, and more — along with information on…
Saturday, August 13, 2011
The Johnston agency hosts a two-week summer camp in Cranston for kids with autism spectrum disorders.
This year marks the 10th annual "Move, Think, Create and Communicate" summer camp program hosted by The Autism Project of Johnston. According to a press release issued by the agency, the summer program "is designed to provide children and teens with an ASD [Autism Spectrum Disorder] a chance for real life experiences and an opportunity to learn leisure skills while meeting new friends." The Autism Project estimated that 100 children would be taking part in the camp program, which holds its second session from August 15 through 19 at the Champlin Reservation in Cranston. For more information on the camp program, visit The Autism Project's summer camp web page.