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 lessons allowed many Birchtree students to develop their rhythm and motor skills and to focus their energy and attention. Continue reading
The Birchtree Center is excited to be part of #NHGives on June 7th!
Please plan to donate to Birchtree this Tuesday at https://www.nhgives.org/organizations/the-birchtree-center.
You’ll support our autism programs and help our nonprofit compete for prizes during New Hampshire’s first-ever statewide giving day!
In May, several of Birchtree’s students participated in the 39th Annual Walter Burns Memorial Fishing Day for Special Needs Children in Greenland, NH. It was a wonderful opportunity for our students to enjoy a beautiful day outdoors and try a new sport! Thank you to everyone who helped make the day possible: the Piscataqua Fish & Game Club, Mr. Ted Sanderson, the event sponsors, Annie’s Angels Memorial Fund, and volunteers from the Piscataqua Fish & Game Club and Walmart. Continue reading
Birchtree’s students had a wonderful time working on their health and fitness goals this April to commemorate Autism Awareness Month. They exercised in our school’s hallways, in our gym, at local pools, and more! Thank you to everyone who donated to show their support for Team Birchtree. Thanks also to Coed Sportswear and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care for their support!
Thanks to New England Disabled Sports for helping bring some fun to Birchtree’s Fitness Challenge this April! Our students enjoyed using the nonprofit’s adapted biking equipment to cruise around the Birchtree parking lot. For many students, this was their first successful biking experience!