We are delighted to introduce the Otherness Podcast developed by Dr. Todd Peter Levine, a former board member of Bailey's Team. "Dr. Todd" recently moved his practice from Rhode Island to Arizona and in addition to seeing patients and enjoying the dry weather, he has created a wonderful opportunity for those of us supporting a person with autism by giving us a platform to share our stories. This podcast is a conversation between Dr. Levine and Bailey's Team President, Sammi Robertson.
We hope you enjoy our new promotional video introducing Bailey’s Team and who we are and what we do. In this version, we feature our Board of Directors and discuss the way we operate as we seek to distribute funding to programming, research and education. We have invited Michael Andrade of the Arc of Bristol County as one of our grant recipients to also participate sharing his experience working with Bailey's Team. Bailey will also share with you at the end his thoughts about our community and the support we receive.
As always, we would like to thank the many members of the autism community who continue to support Bailey’s Team year after year!
Bailey’s Team funds programs providing Family Support and PPE in addition to First Responder trainings including Operation House Call and ALEC*
*[Autism Law Enforcement & Education Coalition]
Organizations receiving grants are as follows:
[Family Support & PPE]
Arc of Bristol County
Arc of Eastern Connecticut (formerly Quinebaug Valley)
Lifeworks Arc (formerly the Arc of South Norfolk)
[First Responder Training]
Arc of Massachusetts - Operation House Call
Boston Medical Center - Emergency Room Autism Training
Lifeworks Arc Family Autism Center - ALEC
[Autism Law Enforcement Education Coalition]
[Family Support & Programming]
The Autism Project
[Expressive Arts Programming*]
The Miracle Project - New England
*An expressive arts program providing opportunities for individuals with autism and all abilities to develop social and job skills, enhance communication, increase self awareness and confidence, ease anxiety and find joy through shared creative experiences with peers.
There are many ways to support Bailey's Team...
If you would like to get involved...
“22” IS THE MAGIC NUMBER AS WE
KICK OFF OUR ANNUAL CAMPAIGN!
As a result of the current COVID restrictions, we made the decision to cancel our 2021 Run/Walk for Autism. (Our run registration fee would have been $25.) In the spirit of giving, we thought we would ask our run patrons, sponsors and the entire Bailey’s Team community to contribute to a special “22” Campaign. Bailey will turn 22 on October 2, a major transition event from the public school system to adult services and programming. To celebrate this milestone for Bailey, and all those with autism turning 22 this year, we are asking our Team for a small donation of $22.00. If two thirds of the people receiving this newsletter, along with those on social media, each donated $22.00, we could raise upwards of $22,000 from this campaign alone!
We are excited to announce that we have re-visited our mission and vision along with the information provided about how different groups define autism and the value associated with each definition.
We also provide a list of resources in an effort to offer further support to individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families.
Please go to the “About”, “Mission, Vision & Values” and “What is Autism” pages on this website.
Meet Sammi Robertson, President of Bailey’s Team for Autism and a recent guest on The Boston Podcast with David Yas.
Hear her talk about Autism & Optimism and
about her crusade in the name of her beloved son.