This #MotivationalMonday we are looking back to last Friday when we had Mindful Meditation with Maria. This group was highly motivated when it came to practicing managing deep breathing in stressful situations like the work place. Thanks to Maria and Chris for leading such a relaxing and effective group. Of course, we finished the session with some healthy snacks and karaoke. #winterscenterforautism
Danny and Michael started their first day at Akropolis restaurant in Nesconset this month. They were bursting with excitement upon receiving their work uniforms. Lucas extended a warm and gracious welcome to his new colleagues. Let's extend our best wishes to Danny and Michael as they embark on their new journey at work. Opa! Συγχαρητήρια!
February is American Heart Month. We were fortunate to have Zach Grunther, safety manager and Winters Bros., teach CPR to the WCFA team. Special thanks to Zach for donating his time and expertise and providing such a valuable skill set.
For the past 14 days, Bill, Harrison D and Harrison K have been selling raffle tickets to Winters Bros.' employees to raise money for our center. The staff at Winter Bros. helped us raise over $300! Cheryl was the winner of our Valentine's Day raffle basket. We hope Cheryl will enjoy a dinner on us at the Cheesecake Factory. #hireforahigherpurpose
On Monday, February 12, we celebrated Valentine's Day as well as Julian's birthday. We had pizza, pink trail mix and Shirley Temples. We were feeling the love today from all the trainees.
Click the following link for more pictures: Valentine's Day Mixer (winterscenterforautism.com)
Kyle had his first day as an employee at Winters Bros yesterday. Seen here is Kyle clocking out of his initial shift, assisted by Marco. Kyle, a trainee at WCFA, now holds two employment positions. He serves as a Social Media Intern at Winters Center for Autism and as an Administrative Clerk at Winters Bros. His performance on his first day was exceptional! Thank you for your dedication, Kyle.
This past November, Robert McBride of McBride Consulting & Business Development Group stepped into the ring at the Long Island Fight for Charity, championing the cause for Winters Center for Autism. With great generosity, he contributed $10,000 to support our mission. Grateful for your donation, Robert!
An annual Mattera holiday tradition, Tyler’s parents, Rich and Lori, shared that each year Tyler chooses an organization he wants the proceeds to go to and when Lori and Rich asked Tyler this year he replied, “Winters!”
Rich and Lori shared that the outpouring of people’s kindness and support was extraordinarily touching. They had people from all over Long Island, and the world, stop by to see the shimmering lights, there were even visitors from Spain!
In addition to lights display Rich and Lori’s son- in- law launched a Go Fund Me page to compliment the holiday lights, with a rendering of extraordinary generosity.
Last week the family came to the Center to present a check to the Center for $2,015.00.
A big thank you to the Mattera Family!!
We are thrilled to announce that Macari Vineyards is joining us as the official wine sponsor for "A Toast to Embracing Autism" on April 25th! Get ready for an evening of fine wine and good company, while supporting the Winters Center for Autism. Let's raise our glasses to celebrating diversity and inclusion.
Save the date and let's make this event unforgettable!
Timmy G. is beaming with pride in his work as he carefully picks these crisp green vegetables from the Centers’ aeroponic tower gardens!
The freshly picked lettuce, kale, and other delicious vegetables were then generously donated to the Gerald J. Ryan Outreach Center in Wyandanch.
Winters Center for Autism Team
The Winters Center for Autism is committed to enhancing the quality of life for adults with autism through job creation, training and placement while helping businesses to develop and implement programs to employ people with autism.