NSSA Week in Review: August 13-17

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It was Spirit Week here at NSSA! The last week before program breaks we like to have a little fun and dress in a different theme for each day.

Monday was Character Day, where students, clients and staff dress wear a logo tee representing a favorite character.

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Everyone’s favorite, Tie Dye Day, was Tuesday.

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Some recreation time at Adult Services.

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S. using the postage meter to finish the Adventureland flyer mailing. Are you coming? It’s Friday, September 28, from 6:30-9:30pm.

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Through a grant awarded by Autism Speaks, NSSA was able to host a two-day workshop entitled Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism Spectrum Disorders for School District personnel from Long Island school districts.

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R. washing veggies for the Salad Shoppe.

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Adults do a yoga class for some relaxation.

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Classroom 1 went to an end-of-year party at a classmate’s house!

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And a last day of summer program field trip to Adventureland for some adult clients.

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We had a great, active summer here at NSSA and now it’s time for a program break. Hope everyone enjoys their time off…and we’ll see you back here in September!



A Little Zen in the Summertime – Yoga at Nassau Suffolk Services for Autism

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The weekly yoga class at NSSA is a peaceful way to escape the heat and humidity of a summer day.

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Yoga instructor Miss Danielle says “yoga improves concentration and focus, enhances creativity,  improves confidence, promotes health and wellness, relieves anxiety and improves academic performance.

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Children of all abilities including ADD, ADHD and Autism may benefit by becoming more mentally present for listening and learning and their self-awareness and self-esteem may strengthen.

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Yoga’s benefits include developing physical and mental strength, enhancing the brain, building a positive attitude, calming the mind and increasing self esteem and confidence.”

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Yoga classes at NSSA consist of breathing techniques, yoga postures, partner poses, games and relaxation.

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Through fun and movement students of all ages learn skills to aid in daily life.

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Namaste at NSSA

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Barell students and Adult Services clients enjoy weekly yoga classes with teacher Danielle Rae.

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“Working with children who have Autism has been an unbelievable gift. The children easily absorb the benefits of yoga and include it in their daily lives. Watching them smile, breathe and grow has changed the way [I] see the world.” ~ Danielle Rae

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The smiling faces tell the whole story!

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Instructor Danielle leads students in Bow Pose

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And everyone enjoys a relaxing Savasana at the end of practice.