Tag: Autism

09/01/17

Melmark New England

Established in 1998, Melmark New England (MNE) is dedicated to serving children, adolescents and adults with severe autism spectrum disorders, neuro-developmental and neurological disorders, acquired brain injuries and severe challenging behaviors. Through a sophisticated network of evidence based educational, vocational, clinical, residential, healthcare and rehabilitative services, Melmark helps each individual to have a meaningful life […]

02/12/15

The Square Peg Foundation

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The Square Peg Foundation in Half Moon Bay rescues former racehorses and retrains them for useful second careers, including serving as therapy animals for people with challenges like autism, ADHD and related neuropsychiatric conditions. The Foundation takes in thoroughbred horses whose racing careers have ended due to injury, lack of profitability, or age, and trains […]

06/05/14

Hidden Wings

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(2012 Bill Graham Award) Hidden Wings is a non-profit dedicated to elevating the gifts of young adults with autism, so that they might have a full and productive life in society. Most high school graduates with autism are ill-prepared to face the challenges of the world. Hidden Wings has designed a post-secondary specifically for those […]

10/01/12

Hidden Wings Painter Wins National Award

We were delighted to get this report from recent Rex grantee Hidden Wings about the stellar achievements of one of their members—and his mom. We had to share it!   THE UNFURLED WINGS OF AUTISM: KEVIN HOSSEINI AND PAINTINGS OF LIGHT On September 12, Kevin Hosseini received an Award for Excellence by Ambassador Jean Kennedy […]

01/05/10

Individuals with Developmental Challenges Find Their Voice

voices together“Imagine a chorus of individuals with autism and other developmental challenges expressing their feelings, sharing who they are, and forming a supportive community.  Imagine them on stage singing, playing instruments and looking beautiful in their choral attire, presenting themselves appropriately and feeling proud of what they have accomplished and getting the applause they deserve.”