Autistry Newsletter – July 10, 2012

Posted By on July 10, 2012

Summertime and the studio is busy! The Autistry Summer Day Camp is in full swing with mornings filled with creative art projects and afternoons spent exploring the many wonders of Marin – parks, museums, hikes! The camp runs Monday through Friday from July 9th to July 20th.

Staff News: We are very happy to announce that our resident artist, mentor, and Aspie extraordinaire, Courtenay Bell has moved up to Creative Director. Courtenay will not only lead creative workshops but help Autistry Studios maintain a high artistic standard. Courtenay’s passion for art and her unique ability to connect with students make her a key player at Autistry.

We also welcome Jack Pesso to Autistry. Jack joins us as Director of Robotics and Engineering. He brings years of software development and management experience to the Studio. He also loves to restore motorcycles, build radio controlled vehicles and create gadgets of all shapes and sizes. He jumped right in helping students prepare for the Drake High School Engineering Academy. You can read the student blogs about their robots here: Student Blogs.

HairJinx: Just when we think we have tried everything, another challenge comes along. It all started when Anna wanted to add a little more color to her hair. Then Theresa wanted a hair style that was a bit more radical. And Amelia wanted a just a trim on the sides. Seeing the results, Daniel stepped up for a new do to help his presentation at job interviews. Where will this end? Who knows, perhaps the next step for us is the Autistry Salon!

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Join the Autistry Community: We are starting to think about the Fall semester which will begin on August 25th. We are meeting lots of new families and setting up intake interviews. If you would like to learn more about our program please give us a call: (415) 454-1037.

Upcoming events: The Autistry ASD Parent Support Group will meet on Thursday, July 11th, 7pm – 8:30pm. This is a great place to share resources, get support from others who totally ‘get it’ and meet more families in the ASD community. Please email to RSVP.

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Hope you are all having a wonderful summer!

The Autistry Team

About The Author

Janet is the Executive Director and co-founder of Autistry Studios (also known as SuperMom). She co-leads many of the workshops, counsels individuals and groups, supervises MFT interns, makes brownies, sews costumes, edits video projects, builds websites, and mops the floor.