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CAMP PROGRAMS

Posted by [email protected] on May 14, 2017 at 11:35 PM Comments comments (0)

 

Annual Autism Fundraiser to provide funding for therapeutic camp experience at Camp Starfish and   Camp Kaleidoscope


   Please contact the camps directly for a "Campership" application and let them know we sent you !  Applications are open until May 21st.


Camp Starfish   In Rindge, New Hampshire    There are many programs to fit individual needs and length of time.   These slots fill up very fast.  Please contact the camp directly for information and availability.   

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Camp Kaleidoscople    in Starskboro Vermont,   a camp experience for the whole family to have fun, relax and share information with professional speakers to help us better understand Autism effects on our kids.     

Summer of 2016

Posted by [email protected] on September 8, 2016 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (0)

$7,500 was distributed to 8 Shawsheen Tech graduates in June.   These funds were raised at the Annual Comedy show held at the Billerica Elks.    

March 25, 2017 we will be holding our next fundraiser to benefit the graduating trade students of Shawsheen Valley Technical High School


CARE BINDERS:   I have been planning this project for several years and Tuesday night it will be Completed!    Products have arrived and we will be meeting at Billerica Access Television, (Behind Center Cafe) on TUESDAY September 13, 2016 to compile the Care Binders and get ready to ship.   Included with each binder will be a Large Canvas bag with our logo, large enough to handle THREE Binders.    Live it, Learn it, Share it.

What is a care binder?    this is an Autism Family GO TO  book.   Parents put in medical records including medication, evaluations, child's daily routine, contact information and much more.   THIS is the book you grab when you are heading to a new doctor, IEP meeting or racing to the hopsital with your chld - or behind the ambulance.     We have 3 of these 3"binders.   I wanted to be sure they were durable "D" Ring, held reports and we included report covers and contact information of area organizations.

I  received requests for 62 binders, in just 2 days.     We will be making 100   TO DISTRIBUTE FREE TO THOSE IN NEED

CANVAS BAGS:  $20    

PURCHASING A BAG WILL FUND A BINDER AND BAG FOR A FAMILY YOU KNOW

THANK YOU

Posted by [email protected] on June 15, 2015 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

THANK YOU for supporting the 2015 fundraising events!


June 1, With the help of Mr. James Sullivan, over $5,000 in Tools and Funds were awarded to 14 graduates at Shawsheen Technical H.S.

$500 funded Educational Advocacy 

Camp Kaliedescope:   We will be sending Two Single Parent families with children on the Autism Spectrum  to Camp K this summer, for a fun and educational session in a supportive environment.   

Camp Starfish:   Scholarship funds for a local student on the Autism Spectrum along with 'Wish List" donations will be brought up next week. 

Several events during 2015, including bartenders donating their tips and other 'donation jars' will continue to bring in funding to support families in need. If you would like to set up a donation site at your company, please contact me.  There is a wish list on the Campstarfish.org website for guidance.  

Do you know someone who would like to attend a camp or send their child please do not hesitate to contact me.   Funding is awarded first to the children and grandchildren / or other relative of a Billerica Resident.    Please do not hesitate to contact me for support or guidance.   We have begun to build a lending library with books including "Autism for Dummies"   and more donated by Used Book Superstores.

We have our dates, venues and comedians booked for 2016.    Thank you for your ongoing support!



Happy Mother's Day

Posted by [email protected] on May 10, 2015 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (0)

I am Ethan.

You may not understand me, or the way I feel today.

You may not understand my reasoning for things I do or say.

The reasons why I'm so loud and say things over & over again,

Why I run so differently or lose my homework every now & then.

 

I write my letters backwards and sometimes numbers too,

and when in a conversation, I'll say "Guess what" 100 times to you.

 

Too much noise, light, or excitement can set me in a spin.

I don't like the way these pants feel rubbing against my skin.

 

I try to be good, but sometimes it's hard to control,

I have to do it, it's an impulse, I don't always do what I'm told.

 

Ketchup, Ranch and BBQ sauce on everything I eat,

sometimes I have days that I just can't sit still in my seat.

 

I like to talk a lot even when it's out of turn,

my mind plays tricks on me and interrupts what I'm trying to learn.

 

Sit up straight, wipe my face, and play ever so soft,

some of these things I have trouble with and I usually lose my train of thought.

 

I didn't mean to spill the milk mom, or slam the door so hard,

everyone else is done with their homework, I don't know where to start?

 

My heart's as big as gold, my feelings get hurt too,

I get sad, cry and have bad days just like you.

 

My brain works differently than other girls and boys,

but one thing always holds true, I can give your life so much joy.

 

I get frustrated so easily and my hand won't work that way,

I don't understand why those other kids won't let me come over and play.

 

Please don't think of me any differently or love of me any less,

I'm just like other kids and trying to do my best.

 

I am very special in my own unique way, and every moment with me

you'll never have a dull day.

 

By Kelly Graham

 

 



6th Annual Autism Field Day

Posted by [email protected] on April 18, 2015 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Smack in the middle of Fund Raising season !   Joe is getting the cooker read, Ray is gathering raffle prizes and boy do we have a fun filled Autism 

6th Annual Autism Field Day - May 16th at the Billerica Elks  

SWERVE, formerly Heart of Boston, will provide live music for us as we enjoy 250 pounds of roasted meats and a Tex-Mex buffet

Scheduled Activities:  Registrations on line

Morning Bike Run for those interested!   Rob Aldred is Road Captain of this year's ride   We'll gather at 9:30 to register and enjoy breakfast before heading out on a scenic ride through Middlesex County, 20 miles each way, no highway.    Snacks and Raffles will be held at the turnaround and head back to  join the Field Day. Sponsored by Billy Campbell

Pool Tournament begins at 1PM    Tom McGonagle will run the Pool Tournament in the Billerica Elks Grille Room.  Please register with Tom or online   Prizes ! Fun!  and bragging rights for the whole year!  (Seperate $10 Fee)

Horseshoe Tournament:  Scotty Ross, "Best Cousin Ever" will run the Tournament beginning at 3PM  on the field  (Seperate $10 Fee)

Field Day Fun:

Sumo Wrestling is Sponsored by Charlie Turner (Turner Plumbing).  Pick a partner and have a little fun.  Caution, this activity causes major giggling - you'll know what a turtle on it's back feels like !

Bounce Ball Races:   Remember those hippity hops as a child, you held on to the bouncy ball and raced your friends across the lawn.  Joe Stanton Contracting has sponsored this year's silliest activity !    No need to register ahead of time, the weight limit is 300lb   so feel free to join in.   Each team is 4-6 people.

Caricaturist:    You loved it last year, so we are bringing back a little fun and memento for you to take home  Bill Bradbury will be here with signups every 15 minutes to maximize your fun time not Line time

PUZZLE:   Shawsheen Tech Carpentry is donating 6x9" puzzle pieces and table for us to build our own huge puzzle.   Write encouraging words, Just decorate or bring a picture of   someone you love with Autism to glue on!   Your $5 donation will purchase additional pieces for Families with Autism to build their own puzzle at Camp K !     

All donations are tax deductible to this 501(c)3 Fund.    Feel free to contact Marie Dutile Tremblay with any questions or donations:  978-479-2668  

 

ARTS and AUTISM

Posted by [email protected] on January 31, 2014 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)


February 1, 2014     noon - 5

Western Avenue Studios

120 Western Ave., Lowell

FIRST FLOOR Community Area

FREE FACE PAINTING for kids

The First Saturday of Every Month, Artists open their doors to the public - come stroll around this 5 story Mill building from 12-5.   Check out http://westernavenuestudios.com/  ; there is a video tour

The First Floor is hosting a Kids Korner with Coloring and Cookies, Face Painting and Nail Decoration.  We will have Camp Starfish Information   www.campstarfish.org   and Tyler will be on hand in (Studio #107 ) to answer questions from a 'camper' point of view. 

I first came to Western Ave Studios (WAS) to provide a space for Tyler and I to Paint,.  Research shows Art Therapy is extremely beneficial, especially for those on the Autism Spectrum.  Further research showed:

Cost:  Fees for this group are due up-front to reserve your child’s space.  ... art supplies fee is $25.  Each session is $35, for a total of $375.

none were local or offered scholarsips. Due to Costs, it is Not an option for Most families.

WAS has become a haven for us.   Tyler has sold his paintings and we continue to create with this awesome family of 300+ Artists. 

FREE ADMISSION

FREE PARKING

TOTALLY WheelChair and Stroller accessible

*please note that you must stay with your child at all times,  art is in all of the public areas and cannot be touched.  The First floor will have a Large Coloring and Cookie area to relax in during face painting event.




March 7, 2014 Comedy Show Tewksbury Elks

Posted by [email protected] on January 31, 2014 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

3rd Annual David M. Dutile Memorial Scholarship Fundriaser is right around the corner

 

March 7, 2014

Tewksbury/Wilmington Elks

Doors open at 7  

Bring your own snack/ pizza etc.

Donation: $20

Check out  a video portion of last year's show below

We are seeking Sponsors,  Raffle items, New Tools and Art Supplie for this year's recipients. 

Please click CONTACT US on the left, or give me a call

THANK YOU!

Marie  978-479-2668





MORE SCHOLARSHIPS ADDED !!!

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I love when there is Good News to share !


We are delighted to announce that the Dutile Tremblay Community Fund has added  three additional Shops at Shawsheen Tech. eligible for a Scholarship


HVAC

AUTOMOTIVE

GRAPHIC ARTS


The criteria will remain the same

Recipients will continue to work in their Vocation upon graduation


WILL YOU GET INVOLVED?   let's network and find graduates from these shops, local business and individuals  willing to support these talented and comitted career oriented students with funds, new tools, gift certificates etc.

Contact us for further information






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