April is Autism Awareness Month–the perfect time to show your support for local students with autism by purchasing tickets in our Spring Calendar Raffle. One prize will be awarded every day in May 2018. You have 31 chances to win for each ticket you purchase! To see a list of the prizes to be awarded each day, click here. To create a personalized fundraising page on the website, click here. To buy your raffle tickets, click here.
We’re honored to report that The Birchtree Center has been chosen as the 2018 beneficiary for the Seacoast Half Marathon. This is a very popular race that starts and ends at Portsmouth High School and includes the New Castle loop as well as a portion of scenic Ocean Boulevard in Rye. The race typically sells out, so be sure to register early!
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