PRLog - Apr. 19, 2014 - NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Friendship Network for Children, Inc, announces a free autism advocacy workshop and silent arts auction event on Saturday April 26th at Parish Hall, 40 Church St, Northborough, MA from 1:00-3:30pm. The nonprofit organization provides counseling, social accessibility therapy groups and advocacy for children and teens with autism. The Friendship Network’s very own advocacy group – The Student-to-Student Autism Connection (SAC)– will present an impactful “Aware and Share” workshop that aims to increase autism acceptance while deepening compassion of participants through heartfelt performances. Nancy Swanberg, founder and executive director of the Friendship Network will also read excerpts from her up-coming book: The Connection Formula: How to Help Autistic Children be Happy and Make Friends.
Student-to-Student Autism Connection Members
April is Autism Awareness Month and The Friendship Network along with the advocacy group members wants to share their unique point of view through this exciting event. The SAC was created five years ago with the guidance of long time Worcester County resident and founder of the Friendship Network, Nancy Swanberg. The group includes both “neurotypical”
During intermission there will be a silent arts auction that will include artwork from local and nationally recognized artists, a Bose radio dock, gift certificates, jewelry and more. The silent auction will also include a Sports basket with Boston sports team memorabilia and 4 tickets to a Worcester Bravehearts baseball game. The Worcester Bravehearts generously included in their donation an opportunity for the winner to throw the first pitch at a game of the winner’s choice!
For more information visit the Friendship Network’s website www.networkforchildren.org.