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August 2018 | eNews

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Helping People with Autism Develop New Skills out on the Water

The Flutie Foundation staff recently enjoyed a beautiful summer day having Fun in the Sun with AccesSportAmerica in Canton, MA. This long-standing partnership helps us accomplish a key part of our mission to encourage active lifestyles. This adaptive program of windsurfing, paddle boating, and Hawaiian outrigger canoeing gives those with autism the opportunity to live an active lifestyle no matter what their ability. We look forward to seeing the individuals, both new participants and our veterans, get out on the water, learn and develop new skills while having an incredible time!

One mom of a participant commented, “It can be very challenging to find activities for him (her son Jach) during the summer. Most supported environments are geared more to younger kids, while this experience allowed him to go at his own pace, but push himself, with support. The experience gave him a nice balance of being able to practice social skills one-on-one with just being a kid and having fun. He was able to engage the staff in conversations or just to be quiet while they paddled and sailed. We appreciate the opportunity given by The Flutie Foundation to help Zach get out, get active, and get excited about being on the water!”

  We are proud that this partnership has helped these families realize accomplishments that they may never have thought possible for their loved ones. And while the summer may be coming to a close, it is also signals a beginning for us here at The Flutie Foundation. A new grant cycle is underway and with that comes new partnerships and the nurturing of relationships with families, both old and new. Enjoy these last few weeks of summer and please let us know if you have any questions about how we can help someone in your life realize all that they are capable of!

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Join us for our 19th Annual Golf Classic on Monday, September 17th at the Brae Burn Country Club in Newton, MA. The day features 18 holes of championship golf in a scramble format, ensuring players of all abilities will enjoy the tournament. Each player will also feast on a delicious lunch and dinner and compete for prizes along the course. On Sunday, September 30th we will host the 19th Annual Flutie 5K in Doug's hometown of Natick, MA. The Flutie 5k is a timed run, walk, stroll that mobilizes more than 1,000 participants who are deeply connected to the cause and to one another. All proceeds from these events support programs and partnerships that are helping children and families affected by autism live life to the fullest. Learn More »
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