Every SAIL student has an individualized plan—developed in close partnership with students’ families and local agencies—to promote his or her independence for life.
Students receive intensive, hands-on instruction in four key areas:
- Vocational Skills
- Community Participation
- Lifelong Learning
- Independent Living
|Charlie works alongside instructor Steva assembling a mailing for Exeter Adult Education.|
|Dakota sells a snack to Aidan at Birchtree’s school store.|
|Kyle develops his vocational skills volunteering at the YMCA of the Seacoast.|
|Steven uses his math skills to make an inventory of office supplies at The Birchtree Center.|
|Alex works out at the Seacoast Sports Clubs-Downtown.|
|Erich sorts donations to a Gluten-Free Food Drive operated by SAIL students.|
|Lauren works alongside instructor Emily planting at garden at the Portsmouth Public Library.|
During the summer, our students plant and maintain a garden at the Portsmouth Public Library. Students use produce from the garden for cooking lessons back at Birchtree.
|Sam assembles a salad for his morning snack.|
|Connor selects a healthy lunch at a local grocery store while instructor Adam looks on.|
Want to help Birchtree’s students with autism to “SAIL”? You can underwrite practical, hands-on instruction in our community for all of Birchtree’s students by donating to our Gift Cards for Independence campaign. You can make a cash donation or donate a gift card for student-shopping lessons.
Gift cards can be mailed to:
The Birchtree Center
Attn: Gift Cards for Independence
2064 Woodbury Avenue, Suite 204
Newington, NH 03801
For more information about the SAIL program, click here. To read a recent news article about the program, click here.