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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 — 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.

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AUTISTIC PRIDE DAY
Autistic Pride Day is a pride celebration held on June 18th of each year. Autistic Pride recognizes the importance of pride for autistic people and its role in bringing about positive changes in the broader society. "Standing up and passionately defending your own truth, regardless of convention or tone, or social dynamics even if it goes completely against the grain, or others consider it minor or pedantic, is Autistic Pride in Action," proclaimed Joseph Redford, an organizer for Autistic Pride at London's Hyde Park. League School for Autism celebrates Autistic Pride Day and advocacy for all.

#AutisticPrideDay #Pride #pride2024 #leagueschoolforautism #AutismEmpowerment
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COMMEMORATING JUNETEENTH
Even though the Emancipation Proclamation was made effective in 1863, it could not be implemented in places still under Confederate control. In the westernmost Confederate state of Texas, enslaved people would not be free until June 19, 1865, when some 2,000 Union troops arrived in Galveston Bay, Texas. The army announced that the more than 250,000 enslaved black people in the state, were free by executive decree. This day came to be known as "Juneteenth."

In commemoration of Juneteenth, League School for Autism will be closed on Wednesday, June 19th.

#Juneteenth2024 #CelebrateFreedom #Juneteenth #leagueschoolforautism
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CONGRATULATIONS JIMMY D.!
Today, staff and students bid congratulations and good luck to League School graduate, Jimmy D. Katie Jacobs, Jimmy's teacher, proclaimed "You are going to continue to excel in anything you do because your heart is in it, and your drive to continue to be better every day is representative of your actions the past ten years at the League School." We wish you all the best, Jimmy, and know you'll do great things.

#2024grad #2024graduate #lookmaimadeit #leagueschoolforautism
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STUDENTS CELEBRATE FLAG DAY
In honor of Flag Day, students created a delicious flag display with Culinary Arts Teacher, Marie. Flag Day occurs every year on June 14th to commemorate the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. What a way to celebrate!

#FlagDay #flagday2024 #culinaryarts #edibleflag #leagueschoolforautism
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RUN FOR AUTISM EMPOWERMENT
League School for Autism will be running in this year's Falmouth Road Race on August 18th. The 2024 ASICS Falmouth Road Race promises to be an exciting event celebrating 52 years of running the iconic course along the sea. Funds raised go directly to support our student community in the pillars of their education: Technology, Family Support, Programmatic Enhancement, and Community Inclusion.

Join our very own Patrick Fuller, Lindsay Wagner, and Tim McCabe in running for autism empowerment. Runner's bibs are available! To learn more, contact Michelle Melanson via email at mmelanson@leagueschool.com or 508-850-3900, ext 312.
#falmouthroadrace #aasics #falmouthroadrace2024 #leagueschoolforautism #runforautism #autismempowerment
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