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    Blake is happy-go-lucky and loves playing with trains, watching Barney, and chasing after his big sister, Paige. When Blake was a baby, his parents were concerned because he was very quiet and did not seem to be interested in people; he seemed lost in his own world.

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    When CSAAC met Mary in 1981, she was a 22 year old living in isolation at Crownsville Hospital. Undaunted by her diagnosis and institutional designation, CSAAC welcomed Mary into its programs where she received appropriate supports designed to equip her with the skills and competencies to allow her to thrive in the community. Mary made a smooth transition into CSAAC’s Residential and Supported Employment programs and has never looked back.

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    Gary has held a full-time assembly job at a national tech company for more than 20 years. He takes great pride in using public transportation every day, arriving on time and ready to work.
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    CSAAC’s In-Focus Photography Program received some amazing media attention and recognition.  Read about the program and its successes.

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CSAAC In-Focus Program Expansion

11:49am on April 24, 2017
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In-Focus founder and instructor, Craig Pardini, has initiated an expansion of the In-Focus program that aims to provide more individuals with an interest in the arts, an opportunity to participate in the program.  This expansion will add more community based photo assignments and provide individuals with resources that will afford them the opportunity to express themselves [Read more]

Valor Football Night Out

9:50am on April 12, 2017
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On April 7, 2017, individuals in the residential program – Javier, Gary, and Paul – along with Executive Director Lawrence Rossomondo, Director of Facilities Management Craig Pardini, Residential Coordinator Jose Dos-Santos and Direct Support Staff Sam Morris, took an outing to watch Washington Valor Arena Football!  The individuals had a great time and fulfilled one of [Read more]

Recognizing Autism Awareness Month

9:21am on April 5, 2017
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Councilmember Craig Rice was joined by the full Council, Madison House Autism Foundation, CSAAC, and Kids Enjoy Exercise Now Foundation to recognize Autism Awareness Month and to promote “Autism After 21 Day”, which will take place on April 21. Thanks to all of our community partners who work each and every day to provide [Read more]

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