Month in Review ~ October 2020

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Running for Autism Awareness: NSSA’s 12th Annual Jack’s Run

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In spite of threatening skies, Mother Nature graciously held the rain off til just after the last award was handed out, and NSSA’s 12th Annual Jack’s Run for Autism Awareness went off without a hitch.

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Over 150 runners came out to run and support NSSA.

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Staff, families and even clients participated in the run…

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As well as behind the scenes…

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Jack himself had a great time running!

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There were enthusiastic runners of all ages.

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Congratulations to Overall Winner: 12-year-old Alex Addison and and Top Overall Female: 13-year-old Ishil Kirkhan
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We are grateful to the Miranda and Slone families for starting Jack’s Run 12 years ago in support of their nephew and NSSA.

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We are so appreciative of everyone who helped make this event a success: runners, volunteers, donors, staff and sponsors.

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Thanks to everyone who participated – we look forward to seeing you at future events!

A Reason to Run – NSSA’s Jack’s 5K Run for Autism

i May 14th No Comments by

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In spite of the cool foggy morning on May 9, Jack’s 5K Run for Autism was a bright spot in the day.

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Runners, volunteers, teachers, families, and staff all showed up to help make the event a success.

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A first-timer was the overall winner, congratulations!

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We had lots of helpers.

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It was great to see so many youngsters doing the run!

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Thanks to everyone who showed up to run and volunteer, and to the many people who made donations online at – and it’s not too late to help, donations can be made at FirstGiving through August 2015.

Happy Birthday, Mr. Congressman

i May 30th No Comments by

After first meeting Congressman Steve Israel earlier this month at Jack’s Run, we were pleased to have him visit the Martin C. Barell School last week.

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He had a tour of the building and he met some of our students and staff, and got to see classes and programs in action. He also got to meet Tyler of BirthdayBack.




The Congressman seemed quite impressed with young Tyler and he promised to talk about his organization when he next spoke on the floor of Congress. True to his word, he did that very thing! (click image below to see video)

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When Tyler told the Congressman about his BirthdayBack organization, Israel shared with Tyler that his birthday was May 30 – today! So, Happy Birthday to you, Congressman Israel, from your friends at NSSA. We very much appreciate the support you’ve shown for Autism Awareness and for NSSA.