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Designing the Dream  (Spring 2010)

The Birchtree Center has a wonderful new home thanks to the vision of architect Bruce Dicker, Principal and CEO of JSA, Inc.  To read an article Bruce wrote for our Family Newsletter about his design work for Birchtree, click the link above.

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Community Support (Spring 2009)

On February 8, women and girls from the Seacoast experienced a fashion photo shoot while supporting The Birchtree Center.  Professional photographer Lisa Arvidson was inspired to organize the fundraiser . . .

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Lunch Counts (Spring 2009)

Getting kids to eat a well-balanced diet that offers a variety of nutrients which will help keep them healthy and at a fit weight is a difficult task for any parent, but for a family living with autism, simply getting through mealtime without a major catastrophe is often a more realistic goal. . . .

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Happy Birthday! (Spring 2009)

Every year on both of my children’s birthdays I write them a letter about the past year and what they have accomplished. It helps me to remember events and milestones that I would probably forget otherwise. . . .

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Field Trip to Pawtuckaway State Park (Fall 2008)

Pawtuckaway State Park was the last in a series of educational field trips for the students and staff of The Birchtree Center this summer. The trips were funded in part thanks to a generous donation from the Portsmouth Rotary . . .

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Summer Field Trips (Summer 2007)

We had many adventures this past summer taking advantage of our community resources. The Birchtree Center began taking field trips this past July and August and on all counts, they were a great success.  Our first trip was to the Great Bay Discovery Center. . . .

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