Classroom lessons focused on the traditional THANKSGIVING table and foods they
would smell, taste, and enjoy. We also learned the sad truth that not everyone has
enough food to eat and how we can help.
Our families showed us the true spirit of giving filling our Thanksgiving Food Drive
boxes with canned goods and nonperishable items. Heidi Reever from Feeding
South Florida visited with our class and collected five overfilled boxes. The boxes
were weighed at their warehouse and 174 pounds of food was collected at our
center, enough to provide 1,044 meals for those in need of food assistance in our
area. Our students were very proud and enthusiastic to do something so wonderful
at Thanksgiving time.
NOTE: ONE in FIVE children in South Florida go to bed hungry. Palm Beach
County leads Miami-Dado and Broward Counties in that sad statistic.
FAU Men’s Golf Head Coach, Angelo Sands announces preparation for one of the best tournaments in the entire nation, the FAU SLOMIN AUTISM CHAMPIONSHIP. Opening Ceremony will begin at 11:30 am on Thursday, March 24th at the Home of the FAU Men’s Golf, the Fountains County Club. This year Golfstat, the source of all college golf scoring, is planning on running a special segment just on this ceremony. Children attending The Preschool at The Slomin Family Center for Autism and Related Disabilities will proudly lead the pledge of allegiance for the Opening Ceremony. It is a one of a kind and is based on the principle that just because collegiate golfers practice/play off campus they should also feel the enthusiasm and adrenaline rush of a collegiate game day.
This is accomplished only because of the entire FAU Athletic Department commitment to this event. Coach Sands reports that every participating team waits for this every year. Again, we have a full field of 20 teams plus a waiting list. For example, in the past we have had: Cheerleaders, Dance Team, Spirit Band, Owlsie, Inflatable Owl and Bag Pipers.
Each team is individually introduced by the Voice of FAU Ken LaVicka as they go through the tunnel created by our Spirit groups. Hundreds are there cheering these teams and the smiles on the faces of these athletes are a testimonial as to how much they appreciate the efforts of FAU.
Over the past year The Slomin Family Center has received a great deal of support from The Polo Club of Boca Raton. This year, the Polo Club’s annual street fair enabled us to fund scholarships at our center. These scholarships help pay tuition, which provide educational, recreational, and support services to families touched by autism. In April, Sandy Slomin, our founder and CEO, was the guest speaker at their annual Community Relations Volunteer Luncheon. On behalf of the family center, Sandy presented a plaque of appreciation to the Polo Club’s Brett Morris, GM/COO.
On November 28th, The Slomin Family Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, Inc. will be the beneficiary of The Thanksgiving Day Football Event hosted by Jordan Brown. Thank you for organizing a wonderful event to support the families and children touched by autism and related disabilities.
Transitions 2014 hosted by Lynn University
The Slomin Family Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, Inc. is proud to be the lead sponsor for Transitions 2013. The conference is designed for guidance counselors, principals, headmasters, special education teachers, educational consultants, psychologists, parents and students. The conference will focus on transitioning from high school to college and the issues and challenges that are involved in this process.
Russell Barkley, Ph.D., clinical scientist, educator and practitioner who has published more than 200 scientific articles and book chapters related to the nature, assessment, and treatment of ADHD and related disorders.
Dr. Patricia Quinn, a developmental pediatrician and author specializing in ADHD issues. Quinn herself has ADHD and is the mother of three children with ADHD.
David Flink, social movement leader on the front lines of the new learning rights movement and co-founder and CEO of Project Eye-to Eye. He was diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD at a young age.
Lynn University, Boca Raton, FL
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