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NEWS: Reimagining the 5K for Family Fun and Inclusion

The League School for Autism has reimagined their traditional 5K run/walk into a Family Fun Run +5K to build inclusion of our neurodivergent students with Autism, their families, and the...
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NEWS: Beyond Autism Awareness and Acceptance, League School Celebrates Autism Empowerment

Empowering individuals with Autism to reach their highest potential The League School for Autism has moved beyond Autism Awareness and Acceptance to supporting Autism Empowerment during the month of April,...
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NEWS: Workshop on Creating Employment Opportunities for Neurodivergent Employees

WALPOLE, MASSACHUSETTS, March 6, 2024 β€” Why encouraging neurodiversity in employment is a smart business decision. The Neurodiversity Employment Partnership (NEP) is hosting a thought-provoking and impactful discussion on Neurodiversity...
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EVENT SPOTLIGHT

Nancy Vetstein Hershfield speaking at a Night of Champions event.

Night of Champions Celebration

League School’s annual Night of Champions event will take place on Thursday, October 5 at the Four Points Sheraton in Norwood featuring a cocktail reception, auction, dinner and awards program. As the school’s largest fundraiser, this evening is critical in ensuring League School students have the resources needed to achieve their goals and to become their own Champions!

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Founded in 1966, the League School for Autism has been empowering children and young adults with Autism for more than 50 years.

LEAGUE SCHOOL PRESENTS AT ACRCLast week, League School for Autism team members presented Poster Sessions at the annual ACRC (Association Of Children's Residential Centers) Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. Deborah Pacheco and Lindsay Wagner presented a study on "Redefining Direct Support Professionals as Educators: A Blueprint for Cultural Change," while Stephanie Steen and Cheryl White presented their research on "Using Trauma Informed Practices for Inclusion in Support Planning with Autistic Adolescents" during the multi-day conference. Additionally, Lindsay and Autism advocate, Michael John Carley, presented a conference session titled "Speak Up: Improving Youth Quality of Life Through Residential Self-Advocacy Initiatives."More excellent examples of League School staff leading the way with innovative research and outcomes that benefit and empower our students.#acrc #acrc2024 #PosterSession #traumainformed #directsupportprofessionals #AutismAdvocacy #leagueschoolforautism ... See MoreSee Less
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FANTASTIC FAMILY FUN RUN +5K πŸ‘ŸπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈThank you to everyone who donated, supported, and attended this year's Family Fun Run +5K! It was an amazing day filled with families, friends, and lots and lots of fun.A HUGE round of applause goes to Team Lockwood, Team Katz, and Team Out-of-this-World, plus event sponsors Olyn Roofing, Stanek Construction, Middlesex Savings Bank, Christopher Catanese Children's Foundation, Dempsey Insurance Agency, Dedham Savings, and Beacons Restaurant, for helping to raise over $30K for League School for Autism. Special thanks to the New England Revolution and Mascot Slyde the Fox, Walpole Police Department, Wegmans, and DJ's John & Kyle for making it an extra special day. Congratulations to our Top Finishers:FEMALE:1. Molly Allen 28:062. Renee Altimari 29:003. Kelsey Nestro 33:02MALE1. Patrick Bowlby 28:052. Matt Reid 29:353. Sean Williams 30.23Thank you for your support. We look forward to seeing everyone next year for another Family Fun Run +5K! #familyfunrun5k #familyfunrun #walkrun #leagueschoolforautism #AutismEmpowerment ... See MoreSee Less
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THANK YOU FAMILY FUN RUN +5K SPONSORS!We are so excited for tomorrow's League School Family Fun Run +5K and want to say a special THANK YOU to our generous event sponsors. With your support, we're able to continue to empower students with Autism, opening their world and preparing them to thrive and contribute. ThaChristopher Catanese Children's Foundation39Olyn Roofingn,Stanek ConstructionekMiddlesex Savings BankexBeacons Restaurantcons RDedham Savings Dedham Savings. Your care, compassion, and commitment are greatly valued and#familyfunrun#familyfunrun5k##5ki#weloveoursponsorsl#AutismEmpowermentt#leagueschoolforautisms#RunWalkautism #RunWalk ... See MoreSee Less
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WE LOVE OUR LEAGUE SCHOOL PAC!!!Another HUGE SHOUT OUT to our amazing PAC, Rose Chappie, and local businesses for a generous donation of morning breakfast sandwiches and bakery treats from Panera, and afternoon steamed rice, Orange Chicken and fortune cookies from Panda Express -- both located at Walpole Mall. We are feeling the love with so much delicious food and abundant generosity in one week! Thank you for making League School for Autism teachers and staff feel incredibly appreciated during this year's Teacher Appreciation We#TeacherAppreciation2024n#TeacherAppreciationWeek2024k#feelingthelovee#leagueschoolforautismu#PAC #parentssupportingteacherschers ... See MoreSee Less
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JEWISH HERITAGE MONTHMay is Jewish Heritage Month, the annual recognition and celebration of the past, present and future achievements and contributions of Jewish people to our country. Below are links to some of the ways we can celebrate Jewish heritage culture. www.twinkl.com/resource/judaism-primary-powerpoint-ca-ss-1677743274www.ajc.org/jewishamericanheritagemonthThe League School for Autism Diversity Council promotes belongingness and solidarity with a focus on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. They work together to ensure everyone feels seen, heard, and welcomed across the entire League Community. #leagueschoolforautism #JewishHeritage #JewishHeritageMonth #DEI #diversityequityinclusion ... See MoreSee Less
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