2016 Benefit for Learning

On November 5th, more than 200 guests gathered to enjoy live music, live and silent auctions, raffles, appetizers, and desserts during Birchtree’s fifth-annual Benefit for Learning Auction at the Regatta Room in Eliot, Maine. The event brought in over $36,000 in support of The Birchtree Center’s autism programs. Thanks to everyone who helped make this […]


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New Castle Field Trips

Birchtree’s students enjoyed several field trips to Great Island Common this summer. The sun shone, the water sparkled, and we even saw a rainbow! Thank you to Ken Phillips Photography for providing these beautiful photos, to the Town of New Castle for welcoming us to the park, to Altrusa International’s Seacoast Chapter for their generous grant […]


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Water Country Field Trips

Birchtree’s students started summer with a splash during field trips to Water Country. It was a wonderful opportunity for students to work on their water-safety skills in a fun new setting. The Water Country staff went above and beyond to welcome our students with autism to their park, and we sincerely appreciate their kind hospitality. […]


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Birchtree Prom 2016

Birchtree’s students took a fantastic journey to Neverland during their school prom on June 10th. Students enjoyed posing for portraits, processing in a Grand Promenade, dancing in the school gym, singing karaoke, having their faces painted, and exploring sensory bins. We also crowned a Prom King and Queen who had been elected by their classmates. […]


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Artist in Residence Randy Armstrong

Birchtree’s students with autism enjoyed hosting musician Randy Armstrong as an Artist in Residence this May. Randy gave our students hands-on lessons in world music and percussion, taught our staff how to incorporate music-based instruction throughout the school day, and led our students in performing for their families during our spring Open House. The music […]


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