NSSA Week in Review: July 16-20

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We started the week with a visit from Ginny Green from Autism Speaks who delivered a plaque regarding a grant they awarded NSSA for Building the Field and Scope of Educators Supporting Children with Autism. Thanks, Autism Speaks!

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The week started out hot so some of the adult clients came over to cool off in our pool…

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…and later to indoor air-conditioned glow-in-the-dark mini golf.

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Students did more tie-dying in preparation for Brew-B-Q.

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Adult clients were given the job of weeding this raised bed at the Elija Farm. Look at the great job they did! Great teamwork, everyone!

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J from NSSA’s Green Team came to pick up the shredding and recyclables from the Martin C. Barell building. You can learn more about The Green Team in an upcoming blog post.

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The Running Club had a second meeting on Friday morning.

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And students enjoyed the weekly summer visit from Mr. Softee after lunch!

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And so ends another week of NSSA’s summer session. Check back next week to see what we’re up to!

NSSA Week in Review: July 9-13

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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.

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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.

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A new group of enthusiastic summer interns started.

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Adult clients made new friends at the Elija Farm.

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

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Classroom Four’s Salad Shoppe resumed business.

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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.

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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!

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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?).

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

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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!