Joanna Schneider '13
Student Director forBig Brother, Big Sister
Major: Sociology modified with Psychology; Minor in Chemistry
Other Campus Involvements: DOC; General Manager of Big Green Bus
Fun fact: She got involved in Big Brother, Big Sister in high school, over 7 years ago!
ASPIRE is dedicated to providing resources and support for individuals on the autism spectrum. We are committed to advocating for autism research, to increasing public awareness, and to providing services within the Upper Valley for children with autism and their families. It is our goal to improve the lives of those affected by autism and to give these special people a reason to hope... to dream... to aspire.
The primary focus of the organization is a weekly playgroup program for young children with autism (ages 4-7). Dartmouth students volunteer on Saturday afternoons from 1-3PM at the Hampshire Cooperative Nursery School. Through sensory integration, arts and crafts, puzzles, music, group games, cooking, and circle time, the playgroup aims to enhance communication skills and foster positive social interactions among children living with autism. Volunteers also run a swim group each Friday during the academic year at the Upper Valley Aquatics Center, and STEPS, a social program for older kids on the spectrum.
- Blitz ASPIRE
- Call 603-646-3350
- Stop by the Tucker Foundation, South Fairbanks Hall
Last Updated: 10/30/12