News and Events
Autism Awareness Month -- Light It Up Blue!
April is World Autism Month! Join us in honoring the millions of individuals and families affected by autism. Wear blue, post on social media with the hashtag #LightItUpBlue, and keep an eye out for the activities and displays we have planned. For more information on the Light It Up Blue campaign, visit Autism Speaks' website.
Immediate openings in occupational therapy!
St. David’s Center opened new, state-of-the-art occupational therapy gyms last year, including our Super Gym, which enables us to serve children up to age 13. The addition increases our total number of treatment spaces to 11, and allows us to work with even more children and keep wait lists shorter. Because of this expansion, we currently have immediate openings in occupational therapy.
8 indoor activities to beat cabin fever
Between sub-zero temperatures and ice-coated streets, winter -- especially in Minnesota -- can be a challenging time for parents of young children. Here are some ideas from our teachers and therapists to keep kids occupied indoors.
St. David's Center to become on-site community partner in new wing of Westminster Presbyterian Church
Westminster Presbyterian Church leadership has approved St. David's Center as the on-site, direct service mission partner in the new wing of the church currently under construction on Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis. The newly named Center for Child and Family Wellbeing at Westminster will primarily serve children birth to age five who have experienced trauma. Services will include an infant team to assess and treat families with children in out-of-home placement, children's mental health and pediatric therapies. It will also house a graduate training program for students in the mental health field and be the new home for St. David's Center's autism day treatment program for East African children. It is scheduled to open in spring 2018. Read the press release.
On Sale Now! "Your Amazing Preschooler" by Deb Ellsworth and Tina Charney
Do you wonder how preschool teachers get 18 children from their classrooms to the playground, when you struggle to get your one child out the door in the morning? St. David's Center teacher Deb Ellsworth's new book answers your questions and offers tips, tricks, and tools to bring out the best in your amazing preschooler. Here are some highlights! Want to read more? Order the book here.