A tribute to our employees and community.
Spring is Here
See what we have in store for you this season.
Keep Your Eyes Open
Here's what happened in 2014 and will be happening in the year to come
Celebrating Familiar Faces
ASI enters 2014 celebrating anniversaries and announcing new and exciting events
Recognizing Community Partnerships
ASI honours the many organizations in the Western New York community that have opened their doors to ASI
In this issue of IN TOUCH, ASI cuts the ribbon of a new school!
Run for Autism
In this issue of IN TOUCH, ASI announces the second annual Run the 'Burg for Autism. Don't miss it!
Making Their Mark
For this issue of IN TOUCH, ASI acknowledges over two dozen employees who have reached career milestones with the agency.
ASI Introduces the Ziggurat Model
Continuing our mission to provide services that focus on the needs of the individual, Autistic Services has recently adopted The Ziggurat Model...
2010 Year End Review
Last year we vowed to build on past successes and set our sights even higher. This year, with your help, the Arts Work Program has accomplished this goal, and more.
Bringing Autism Into the Homes
To help families face the challenge of finding the right environment for their child, Autistic Services has partnered with Coldwell Banker Chubb to assess prospective homes as being Sensory Safe for people with Autism.
The True Colors of Autism
From the beginning the autistic child sees and experiences the world in a way we do not. A fixation with sights, patterns, textures etc. lends itself to the language of the arts. Artists at ASI take up their brushes at an early age.
Walking on Sunshine
Clifford & Kathy Kepner have transformes 45 acres of land into an outdoor sensorium named "Sunshine Garden". For 3 years they have welcomed the people from ASI to drop in and commune with nature.
My Trip To See Barack Obama
Of the nearly 304 million citizens of this country, only 1.5 million of them were lucky enough to attend the inauguration. Mariam was one of those lucky people. This is her story about her trip to see Obama.
"It's All About Me."
Introducing Elizabeth Harzewski... A Poet. Writer. River Scientist. And Solver of Mysteries. There's no such thing as boring with Liz.
The Neil Sanders Show
For this issue we place the spotlight on Neil Anthony Sanders, and his new adventures in radio podcasting.
Autism Awareness Month
Tell your friends that April is booked solid. Better yet, tell them that their month is booked too. Because this issue we are going to show you why April will be A Month to Remember...
Support is the Lifeline of Service
In this Winter 2007 issue, we acknowledge the ongoing support and contributions from members of our community.
A little familiarity can go a loooong way.
As the year comes to an end, we feel it’s important to devote time and space to acknowledge those familiar faces we’ve seen over the past five, ten or even twenty years! (Some faces we’ve seen even longer). We are, of course, referring to the employees of ASI who have built their careers and devoted years of service with our agency. There is no denying that this can be a field with revolving doors. Support professionals and teachers work hard to serve our population, while administrators and directors work hard to serve our teachers and support professionals. Maintaining this network is hard work and it says a lot about our employees (and hopefully, our agency) when they stick around for the long haul. As of this writing we are close to 400 people strong, and of these people 33 of them have reached career milestones this year. These milestone employees are the touchstones of this agency and make enormous contributions to our culture, and for that we are always grateful.
happening in 2014
Selected images from ASI’s photo workshops,
Opening Saturday, February 1st
at CEPA Members’ Show, on view through March 15th
- Arts Work at Starlight Gallery,
Opening March 7th,
on view through April 10th
- ArtSpace Gallery, Arts Work Women’s Exhibition,
Opening March 14,
on view through April 20th
We also have Arts Work Group Shows on view for the month of April, at Rust Belt Books and Horizons Gallery at WNED.
This is the time of year when we recognize those employees who have reached Years of Service milestones for 5, 10, 15, and 20 years of service to our agency.
I would like to thank each of you for all you do – in ways both great and small – to ensure the well-being of our participants and bring joy into their lives each day. Please know that I see and appreciate your hard work and commitment to the children and adults in your programs.
In all areas of our agency, at all sites, and in all departments, difficult tasks are accomplished every day by dedicated staff members. Each responsibility comes with its own unique set of challenges, but we are united by our common mission to support our wonderful participants and their families.
Our agency makes many achievements possible for those we support. And of course, these achievements would not be possible without our staff who assist our population in expressing, creating, doing, and advocating for themselves. So it is fitting that at the beginning of this New Year, we cast a spotlight on our employees, particularly those who have been with us for quite a few years. Please take a moment to congratulate the employees listed in this issue, and as always, continue to support one another in the important work that you do.
Happy New Year!