NSSA Week in Review: July 9-13

i Jul 13th No Comments by

Welcome back! After a 2-week program break, students, clients and staff returned to NSSA this week for the start of the new year.

Students settled back into familiar classroom routines.

IMG_6056 blogsized

IMG_6058 blogsized

IMG_6071 blogsized

IMG_6072 blogsized

Adult clients started a new pilot program this week called “Life Long Learning Series” that will run two days a week over the six-week summer program and then throughout the rest of the year with more students and perhaps an additional day. You’ll be reading more about this in a future post but for now we wanted to share some pictures of clients getting right into the program this week.

adults 2 blogsized

adults 3 blogsized

adults blogsized

A new group of enthusiastic summer interns started.

summer interns 2018 blogsized (2)

Adult clients made new friends at the Elija Farm.

bunny at farm lettis kate resized

The NSSA Cafe began serving morning coffee again to happy customers.

coffee shop resized

Classroom Four’s Salad Shoppe resumed business.

IMG_6069 blogsized

And they picked up again with their new Yogurt-Fruit Parfait product that staff can order for Friday mornings. Learn more about this in an upcoming blog post.

parfait making 6.15.18 5 blogsized

NSSA’s school-based running club started this week. Randy Horowitz, NSSA’s Associate Executive Director of Program Development, and Barell parent Jennifer Prince led the students through some warm-up exercises, an individual run, a couple laps around the playground track with their teachers and a brief cool-down at the end. You’ll be hearing more about the running club soon!

running club 7.13.18 1.resized

running club 7.13.18 2 resized

Jen and Tori from NSSA’s Development Team led adult clients in tie-dying tee shirts for July 28’s Brew-B-Q (are you going?).

tie-dying resized

And the week ended up with a visit from Mr. Softee!

mr softee 3

mr softee 1 resized

It looks like our summer session is off to a great (and busy!) start. Thanks for sharing it with us and we’ll see you again soon!

NSSA Week in Review: June 4-8, 2018

i Jun 8th No Comments by

Here’s a quick look back at what went on at NSSA this week…

Twins!

twins blogsized

Art projects.

art blogsized

Snacks after a lap around the track for Global Running Day.

global running day 6.6.18 14 blogsized

Amazing prize for NSSA employee who brings the most guests to Brew-B-Q on July 28!

brewbq prize blogsized

Salad Shoppe delivery.

salad delivery blogsized

Carley Schor from Carley’s Kicks for Cure stopped by to donate more ipads (thank you!) and visit with her friends (more about that next week!)

carley visit 6.7.18 1 resized

Friends who Star Wars together, stay together!

STAR WARS BUDDIES blogsized

NSSA sent a couple volunteers to man a Bike to the Beach rest stop, a hundred mile bike ride to raise money for autism and autism awareness.

bike to the beach nssa 6.8.18 1 blogsized

Hope you have a nice weekend and we’ll see you again next Friday!

A Beery Great Time at NSSA’s First Ever Brew-B-Q!!!

i Aug 14th No Comments by

NSSA held it’s first ever Brew-B-Q at the Great South Bay Brewery on Saturday, August 12.

nssa nassau suffolk services for autism long island school for autism brew-b-q 8.12.17 1 blogsized

Guests enjoyed unlimited barbecue, beer and wine.

nssa nassau suffolk services for autism long island school for autism brew-b-q 8.12.17 26 blogsized

There were plenty of games and activities to keep everyone busy.

nssa nassau suffolk services for autism long island school for autism brew-b-q 8.12.17 36 blogsized

nssa nassau suffolk services for autism long island school for autism brew-b-q 8.12.17 25 blogsized

nssa nassau suffolk services for autism long island school for autism brew-b-q 8.12.17 11 blogsized

Friends and families socialized…

nssa nassau suffolk services for autism long island school for autism brew-b-q 8.12.17 27 blogsized

nssa nassau suffolk services for autism long island school for autism brew-b-q 8.12.17 13 blogsized

nssa nassau suffolk services for autism long island school for autism brew-b-q 8.12.17 9 blogsized

nssa nassau suffolk services for autism long island school for autism brew-b-q 8.12.17 6 blogsized

nssa nassau suffolk services for autism long island school for autism brew-b-q 8.12.17 5 blogsized

The Fearless performed throughout the afternoon keeping the atmosphere festive.

nssa nassau suffolk services for autism long island school for autism brew-b-q 8.12.17 7 blogsized brewbq collage 4 blogsized

The photo booth was a popular spot.

nssa nassau suffolk services for autism long island school for autism brew-b-q 8.12.17 38 blogsized

But without a doubt the most popular spot was the dunking booth! Adults and kids alike tried their hand at dunking volunteers. Thanks, Stacey, for being such a good sport!

nssa nassau suffolk services for autism long island school for autism brew-b-q 8.12.17 32 blogsized

brewbq collage 1 blogsizedbrewbq collage 3 blogsizedThere were two great prizes raffled off:

a 125-quart Igloo cooler filled with craft beer from local Long Island breweries: Great South Bay Brewery, Sand City Brewing Co., Fire Island Beer Company, Oyster Bay Brewing Company, Port Jefferson Brewing Company and Montauk Brewing Company. Thanks to all who donated and helped to make the event a great one!

nssa nassau suffolk services for autism long island school for autism brew-b-q 8.12.17 40 va blogsized

And two Paul McCartney concert tickets

nssa nassau suffolk services for autism long island school for autism brew-b-q 8.12.17 444 va

We thank Great South Bay Brewery for their amazing space and all their support in the planning of the event, as well as our generous sponsors – thank you, everyone!

NSSA brewbq all sponsors sign for blog

We’re already thinking of ways to make Brew-B-Q bigger and better next year, so we hope to see you there!