The “I Can” Initiative offers 6 week programs designed to increase social interaction, learning and development for children and young adults as well as their siblings.
Can you believe it? 392!!
Project Autism handed over $700 to the 'Rainbows of Joy' charity - The Joy of Learning. This wonderful charity helps families afford needed therapy in the community and today Mr Mark accepted money on behalf of the kids. It's important to realize that this money was raised by our 'Next Step - work training team'. These young people worked hard at the community BBQ. And we want to thank our food prep, hostess, and servers for doing such a great job. Our community rocks! Well done everyone!
every child matters
every child matters communities coming together in a spirit of reconciliation and hope because every child matters
Come out and meet our amazing young entrepreneurs, witness their potential, feel their success. Our delicious BBQ cafe is run by our Next Step trainees - right from the concept of design to organization, hostess, wait staff, cooks on the BBQ and even kitchen staff, they do it all. Our community BBQ is also a fundraiser, and all money that we raise on the day will go to supporting a community program ,‘Rainbows of Joy’ which provides, help for families who need ABA, IBI, social programs etc.
"Everyday is Autism Awareness at Project Autism" -Judith
There is honestly nothing better than watching children and young adults play on a field of grass first thing in the morning. The sun is warm enough to soothe your shoulders, while birds whistle in the air. You can hear bursts of laughter, grunts of physical exertion and yelling as each athlete go through the obstacle course and warm up before a game. From dexterity, balance to force and momentum, this great community program takes care of everything. Coaches are supportive and fun. Our young volunteers earning their hours are brilliant, and we are so proud to watch them developing skills of compassion, friendship, and acceptance that is going to influence them for a lifetime. This is why our PASS program offers the BEST Saturday ever and you never see an unhappy face.
I have to share that last night was an active event for our whole community. With over 25 families we had so much fun letting off steam at this amazing place called Rockin' Jump - Burlington There was trampoline jumping, rock climbing (or bouldering), dodging balls, hoops, Jousting and lots of laughter. Special thanks to the great staff at Rockin Jump and inclusive environment that they offer - everything was a success. But what made this evening so much fun was that we also hosted a book swap, or SWOP as Ms Judith calls it. This event encourages literacy and motivates our kiddos to learn and build a positive relationship with books and words.
What brilliant learners we have this season. Inspired to excel at running a BBQ cafe, our young entrepreneurs have just completed one training session with Maralyn from Futures Found. Learning all about jobs, expectations, resumes, interviews in the first lesson they are ready for the next. Please mark your calendars and help spread the word about the upcoming BBQ Cafe that will be run by our youth on the 16th July.