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I’m so happy with my new job at Creative Living with the Autism Society of NC.
I’m very excited to participate in my very first “marathon for a cause” ever. I’m trying to raise funds for the Autism Society’s 5K Run/Walk (I think I’m going to skate it tho) but more specifically for where I work…..Creative Living!!! I have a special link that gives every cent donated straight to Creative Living!!!
We use these funds for all the good stuffs and times. Art supplies. Cooking class supplies. Birthday celebrations. Group outings for tours, admission, bowling, petting zoos, lunches, state fair, etc. Acquiring teachers, lessons, classes, activities, etc. It basically pays for all the good things needed to enhance and enrich our participants lives.
The Creative Living program was established in 1997 in response to parent requests that there be alternative day placements to the traditional sheltered workshop model. The mission of the program is to equip men and women with autism with the needed skills to achieve success in the community.
Participants in the Creative Living program attend the program five days a week. Daily activities include music therapy, art therapy, recreation therapy, prevocational training, supported employment and community involvement.
Clients attend Creative Living for about 30-35 hours per week, participating in activities there as well as in the community. Each participant is paired with one autism support professional. The staff’s expertise in autism enables them to deal with challenges that arise even as they provide meaningful experiences for each participant.
Many of the participants’ goals are related to communication, social interaction, and social expression. This might mean working on email, Facebook, and phoning, all of which are real-life tasks. Many of these skills are also essential for employment. Participants also work on money management, writing checks, budgeting, and online banking. Or they might be working on diet and exercise goals; going to a gym or a restaurant requires many skills at once.
Thank you for supporting the Triangle Run/Walk for Autism. Your contribution is greatly appreciated.
The Autism Society of North Carolina is the leading statewide resource organization serving people across the autism spectrum throughout their lifespans.
We understand the challenges of the autism community because we work with individuals on the autism spectrum and their families every day. We offer advocacy, training and education, and direct care that helps individuals with autism to, increase their social and communication skills, develop independent-living skills, succeed in school or on the job, participate in community activities, and advocate for themselves.
We have a statewide network of resources, connecting individuals with autism and their families to life-changing programs and supports unavailable anywhere else.
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