Join friends and supporters of The Birchtree Center at the annual Benefit for Learning on November 15 at Redhook Brewery at 1 Redhook Way in Portsmouth. This fun event features live music, live and silent auctions, raffles, appetizers, desserts, and drinks. All proceeds benefit the nonprofit Birchtree Center’s educational and therapeutic programs for children and youth with autism and their families.

Musician Elijah Clark opens the evening with soulful light rock and crowd-pleasing covers. Then dancer [...]

Wed, Oct 29, 2014
Autism Q&A Session

Holiday celebrations such as Thanksgiving can be difficult for children and youth with autism and their families. To help these families prepare for the holiday season, the nonprofit Birchtree Center in Newington launches a series of admission-free “Autism Q&A” sessions on November 12, 2014, with a session entitled “Surviving—and Enjoying—the Winter Holidays.”

From 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. that evening, Executive Director Sandra Pierce-Jordan and Behavior Analyst Brianne Pileggi will be [...]

Wed, Oct 29, 2014
Thanks so much to our 2014 Birchtree Benefit for Learning sponsors and table hosts: Unitil, the McLane Law Firm, Commonwealth Dynamics, Inc., Portsmouth Builders, The Sound, Frank & Liliane Conlan, Gary Epler & MaryLiz Geffert, Carol & Harry McClard, Andy & Julie Smith, [...]
Tue, Oct 21, 2014

The Birchtree Center elected three new board members in the summer of 2014: Sarah Grazier, Dennis Riendeau and Amy Smucker.

The group also elected officers including Bruce Dicker, president; Andrew E. Smith, vice president; Allison Bussiere, secretary; and Dennis Riendeau, treasurer. The newest board members join a sixteen-member board that also includes MaryLiz Geffert, Bob Gross, Richard Guare, Glicka Kaplan, Carol McClard, Ann Tarlton and Mike Teixeira as well as staff representatives.

As Vice President of Strategic [...]

Thu, Aug 07, 2014

June 18th was a great day for Birchtree’s students and instructors! The weather was perfectly summery, and many of our students and instructors enjoyed a field trip to Water Country in Portsmouth.

Wed, Jul 16, 2014






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