Join Birchtree’s autism experts for a series of admission-free programs in 2017-18! At three Autism Workshops, para-educators, childcare providers and direct service providers can get practical tips for working with children and youth with with autism. At six Autism Q&As, parents, guardians and caregivers can ask their questions on the specified topic. Complimentary onsite childcare is available for families during the Q&As. Reservations are required; register here.
Thank you to everyone who supported Birchtree’s sixth-annual Benefit for Learning Auction on November 4, 2017! Guests enjoyed live music, live and silent auctions, raffles, appetizers, desserts, and drinks. All proceeds went to the nonprofit Birchtree Center’s educational and therapeutic programs for children and youth with autism and their families. For more information, click here.
Since 2000, the number of students with autism in New Hampshire has increased six fold, according to the state’s Council on Autism Spectrum Disorders. The Birchtree Center, a nonprofit autism agency based in Newington, is offering a series of admission-free programs this school year to help individuals affected by this trend.
Birchtree’s autism specialists traveled a combined 28,713 miles in 2016 providing consultation, assessments, staff training, and services in public schools and family homes throughout the Seacoast and beyond. Continue reading
We wish you could be here to enjoy the delicious smells coming from our students’ cooking projects! Birchtree’s students enjoy baking and cooking as part of their work to develop independent-living skills and pre-vocational skills. Some students create meals and snacks to share with classmates, while others create dishes to sell at The Nook, Birchtree’s student-run school store.
In the past school year, Birchtree’s students worked together to create six large murals in our school hallways. The colorful paintings serve as daily reminders of our Kindness Code and the Birchtree Philosophy. The Kindness Code is a guide to behavior for students, and the Birchtree Philosophy was created by the Birchtree staff to describe how we work and the values we share.