Outreach time! Some of our 2014-15 year programs have already gotten started, and our academic-year programs will be getting underway soon. Check out our Family Support and Activities sections for a full listing, and call 603-448-6311 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and/or application materials.
- ASPIRE–Playgroups for children on the autism spectrum. The groups are run by Dartmouth student volunteers with training from an autism consultant. Held on Saturdays starting at the end of September, there is a morning group for younger children and an afternoon group with a focus on building social skills for older children up to age 12.
- Connections–A one-to-one mentoring program that matches Dartmouth student volunteers with children with special needs ages 6 to 13. Matching will follow interviews with interested volunteers who will be returning to campus in mid-September, so call now for an application if interested.
- Educational Advocacy–Support with the Special Education process, from consideration for eligibility to help at team meetings. Call with your questions or concerns.
- Happenings–Monthly social activities for older teens and adults with special needs. See the web calendar for listings; the next event will be Apple Picking at Riverview Farm in Plainfield, NH on Saturday, September 20.
- Life Long Learning: ART LAB–studio art classes taught at the AVA Gallery in Lebanon, NH for older teens and adults with any special need. Classes are held on Wednesday mornings and afternoons. The Fall Session begins September 3.
- Life Long Learning: Education Classes–Topic-based classes for post-graduate teens and adults with special needs. The Fall class entitled “American History Made Easy” will begin in the third week of October (more info to follow).
- STAR (Steps Toward Adult Responsibility)–Monthly group-mentoring sessions for teens in grades 8-12 with chronic medical conditions. Dartmouth College mentors, who also have chronic health concerns but are now living independently without their parents’ management of their conditions, enjoy friendship and activities with the teens over a hearty dinner. Parents are part of a separate, facilitated support group held at the same time. Other recreational activities including a day-long retreat are offered for the teens and mentors. The kick-off dinner meeting is scheduled for September 25; email email@example.com for more info or to apply.