Family Center for Autism

The Garden City-based nonprofit Family Center for Autism is offering new classes this fall to meet their unique clients’ socializing and skill building needs.

Registration begins 12 p.m. Wednesday for the fall 2019 class schedule, which includes programs and classes such as the teaching trades, soap making, painting, and more.

Class descriptions are as follows:

Teaching Trades Series
In 2019, the world is a marketplace. Between the internet, farmer’s markets, and pop-up boutiques it is easier than ever to get hand-made products to those who need and love them. With underemployment being such a large problem within our population we are happy to introduce our “Teaching Trades” series.

These classes will teach participants how to create a specific, high-quality product that when finished can be sold in a variety of settings. This series is where interest and income overlap and over time individuals will learn to independently and skillfully create an item that in the future they could make for profit.

Items made in these classes will be sold in the lobby of The Family Center for Autism with the profits going to the individuals who made those specific items.

Ladies’ Chai Time
Sharing time with friends has been shown to beneficial to an individual’s happiness and health. Enjoy a cup of tea and be ready to laugh and socialize with other ladies. Express feelings, use positive words, and improve on positive thinking. Pair this with Adult Yoga to have a truly relaxing afternoon.

Adult and Teen Painting
An hour of relaxing painting and conversation with friends old and new. Each week participants will follow the instructor in completing a canvas-based painting that will increase their painting skills all while having a great time!

Children’s Programming
Participants will get to interact with cutting-edge technology on a weekly basis, including Wonder Workshop’s Dash, Dot, & Cue, Kano Pixel Kits, MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer, and more. The only prerequisite is a good attitude and being ready to have a great time.

Soap Making for Adults:
This exciting new program to build skills, to make friends, and to hopefully make some money. 

The Family Center for Autism is located at 1517 Franklin Ave. in Garden City. To register, call 516-355-9400 or visit familycenterforautism.org

Full disclosure: The Family Center for Autism is affiliated with the nonprofit Life’s WORC, which was founded by Victoria Schneps-Yunis, owner of Schneps Media, the parent company of the Long Island Press.

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