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Links to selected recent media coverage are below.

Excellence in Nursing Awards 2023

New Hampshire Magazine, 5/17/2023

Birchtree Center celebrates Thanksgiving

Portsmouth Herald, 11/29/2022

2020: Seacoast schools, students faced unprecedented challenges

Foster’s Daily Democrat, 12/26/2020

Birchtree Center offers tips to help kids with autism during pandemic

Seacoast Online, 10/31/2020

Seacoast schools serving students with special needs meet COVID challenge

Seacoast Online, 9/19/2020

Blue Note Big Band to Play Fundraiser for Birchtree Center

Seacoast Sunday, 9/8/2019

Seacoast Half organizing committee to receive Spirit of NH Award

Foster’s Daily Democrat, 11/10/2018

Birchtree Center fundraising auction on Nov. 3

Seacoast Sunday, 10/28/2018

Birchtree Fall Fair Sept. 15

Seacoast Sunday, 9/9/2018

Fundraising Auction

Carriage Towne News, 10/19/2017


Birchtree Center offers admission-free autism programs

Portsmouth Herald, 10/3/17


Seacoast Rotary Club to Award $20,500 in grants

Portsmouth Herald, 4/27/16


Seacoast Rotary names award recipients

Portsmouth Herald, 5/8/15

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Things you can do to support kids with autism

Foster’s Daily Democrat, 4/30/15

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Year of Service Award Winners for 2015 Have Been Announced

WOKQ, 2/18/15

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Seven nonprofits vie for grants at Entrepreneurs Foundation competition

New Hampshire Business Review, 10/15/14

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New members join Birchtree Center board

Foster’s Daily Democrat, 7/31/14

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Sandra Pierce-Jordan, 2014 Outstanding Woman in Business

New Hampshire Business Review, 2/21/14

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Business awards cite work of locals Pierce-Jordan and Plummer

Portsmouth Herald, 2/19/14

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Dover Masonic Lodge helps Birchtree Center

Foster’s Daily Democrat, 1/4/14

Cool Company for Young Professionals  

Mad*Pow, Birchtree Center honored for workplaces

Foster’s Daily Democrat, 11/5/13

Cool Company for Young Professionals  

Local organizations named Rising Stars

Portsmouth Herald, 9/29/13

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Five tips for promoting play skills in young children with developmental disabilities

By Sandra Pierce-Jordan, PhD, BCBA-D, Executive Director
Stepping Stones New Hampshire, 2013-14


Birchtree raises $26K for autism programs

Seacoast Sunday, 6/9/13


Autism fund-raiser scheduled for April

Portsmouth Herald, 4/25/13

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Finding a child’s strength makes for a show of talents in Newington

Union Leader, 12/25/12


Students with autism learning on the job

New Hampshire Sunday News, 12/16/12


Wildcat Youth Mentors support students in need

Portsmouth Herald, 9/11/12


I.O.O.F. donation will help Birchtree Center programs

Foster’s Sunday Citizen, 7/15/12


Grants help buy vans for Birchtree Center

Foster’s Daily Democrat, 6/22/12


Birchtree Center raises $21,000

WMUR 9 New Hampshire, 5/17/12


Seacoast Sports Club, Birchtree Center offer fitness challenge

Foster’s Sunday Citizen, 4/15/12


Moving to overcome autism

New Hampshire Sunday News, 4/8/12


Fitness challenge to support autism awareness

The Wire, 4/3/12

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New play area opens at Birchtree Center

Foster’s Sunday Citizen, 10/30/11

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Unique play area designed for kids with autism

New Hampshire Union Leader, 10/24/11

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Birchtree to open student play area: Equipment designed to aid children with autism

Portsmouth Herald, 10/18/11


Altrusa continues to support Birchtree Center with donation

Foster’s Daily Democrat, 6/17/11

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Families enjoy holiday concert at autism center in Newington

Foster’s Daily Democrat, 12/24/10

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Autism center’s Winter Concert delivers gift to parents

Portsmouth Herald, 12/24/10

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New space a blessing for school serving children with autism

New Hampshire Union Leader, 11/26/10


Students with autism introduced to firefighters

New Hampshire Sunday News, 11/21/10

Ribbon Cutting  

A grand opening for new Birchtree Center

Portsmouth Herald, 5/14/10

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Birchtree Center opens new center for students with autism

Portsmouth Herald, 1/6/10


Rite Aid helps Birchtree Center teach water safety

Portsmouth Herald, 4/21/09

Volunteers at Read-A-Thon  

Read-A-Thon aids children with autism

Foster’s Daily Democrat, 10/13/08


BJ’s donates to Birchtree Center

Portsmouth Herald, 7/6/08

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What you can do to support individuals in your community with autism

Foster’s Sunday Citizen, 5/4/08


Thumbs up to good news and good deeds

Portsmouth Herald, 4/5/08


‘You fall in love with every single one’: Birchtree Center aims to educate the public with Autism Awareness Month events

Portsmouth Herald, 4/3/08


Autism outreach helped by grants: Foundations award $16K to Birchtree Center

Portsmouth Herald, 1/7/08

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Portsmouth Tree of Lights benefits autism

Foster’s Daily Democrat, 12/8/07

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Twice as nice Practice T-Day for students with autism

Foster’s Daily Democrat, 11/22/07


Spooky and fun go together

Foster’s Daily Democrat, 11/1/07


World Series tickets net $5,100 for local autism center

Portsmouth Herald, 10/25/07


Students with autism in Portsmouth get helping hand with Mother’s Day gifts

Foster’s Daily Democrat, 5/12/07