Friday, October 26, 2018

Rain is not our friend :(

Hello families!

Unfortunately, due to weather conditions there will be no SPIRIT activities tomorrow. Stay dry!

Sorry, hope to see you next week!

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Great opportunity for families with members with autism :)

From Annie, mom of our student Eric:
Hello Families,
Happy Thursday. Too wet for riding. But I would like to share with you a Respite Program for kids age 8-16 with Autism.
The registration has just started for the 4th quarter of 2018 (October/November/December). Space is limited. So please register now.
Tzu-Chi Foundation – Great Love Respite Sunday for Kids age 8-16 with Autism
Rest is important for families with Autistic kids.
11/18, 12/16 10:00am - 3:00pm
10/21 Open House 1:30pm - 3:30 pm (RSVP soon so we know how many trick or treat bags to prepare).
Location: Tzu Chi Foundation DC Chapter (
1516 Moorings Dr.
Reston, VA 20190
We will take care of your child while you take a well-deserved break. One of the purposes of our program is to help our kids become more independent by teaching them independent living skills. They will also have fun while engaging in musical activities, arts and crafts, and games.
To better help our kids achieve success, in addition to our wonderful volunteers, we will be joined by Local professional volunteers in the areas of ABA, OT, Speech, and FloorTime. These amazing resources have been put together by all our volunteers who love and work with our kids every day in school settings, the home environment, therapy sessions, and in the community.
Our fun classrooms includes: Life Skill Learning Camp, Music and Art (Sensory Room), ABA/OT/Speech/FloorTime Activities/Games Room
Planned activities
October: Trick or Treat bags decoration; November: Make your own snuggle blanket/scarf; December: Ho-Ho-Ho! Personalized Stockings
Please send in no meat lunch and two snacks as we promote vegetarian food in the facility. We will also prepare snacks (pancake, homemade fries, hash brown, pizza, and fruits) in our tiny chef kitchen. Parent consent form for spare snacks will be provided on the day of event.
To register the Open House and monthly program, please follow the google form link below:
We need students and welcome more volunteers!
New volunteers will be provided 2 hours training per month to cover the personal care assistant (PCA) training material and Autism related caregiver tips.
Thanks very much. We would love to see you soon. Please call me if you have any question.
Annie Wang (703) 981-2658

Have a safe and dry afternoon at home - lessons and activities canceled

Thunderstorms on our way tonight. 
No lessons nor activities at SPIRIT.
Great chance to do your homework well 😁