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Summer of 2016

Posted by Marietremblay3 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

ARTS and AUTISM

Posted by Marietremblay3 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.