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McCartonites Conquer a 5K!

December 9, 2014
Team of the YEAR! After a year and a half of daily training, our beloved Middle School McCartonites completed their first 5K…while all setting personal records (“PR” for short for all you pros out there).  Staff, Parents, and Students conquered the elements, hills, and tricky turns! A huge thank you goes out to our dedicated McCarton running staff, amazing supportive parents, and...

Four Autism Friendly Performances at the New Victory Theater!

August 28, 2014
  This season at the New Victory Theater, families can enjoy world-class performing arts together in a supportive, engaging and judgment-free environment. Following last year’s autism-friendly presentation of Bello Mania, their 2014-15 season expands to include four productions with these sensory-sensitive performances. They will supply materials to help familiarize audience members with the theater and the show, adjust sound and lighting cues, offer assistance as...

Dr. Cecelia McCarton Featured on the Today Show

April 2, 2014
Dr. Cecelia McCarton had the opportunity to be featured on the Today Show for Autism Awareness Day. Alongside a family with 2 out of 3 children with autism, Dr. McCarton discusses the recent release of CDC findings that 1 in 68 children are now defined as being on the autism spectrum. We know that with early detection and continued education...

Dr. Cece McCarton, Women Shaping History 2014 Article

March 17, 2014
Our founder, Dr. Cece McCarton, had the opportunity to be interviewed by Education Update as one of the Women Shaping History 2014. A visionary and leader in the fields of child development and autism education, this article takes a deeper look at who she is and the motivation which drives her. You can read the article here.

Justin Canha Featured in Article

January 29, 2014
Our wonderful art teacher, Justin Canha, was recently interviewed by the Berkshire Eagle. You can read more about his overcoming autism, his beautiful art, and his teaching experience here. Way to go, Justin!

Parent Training Institute: Breakfast with Maria Teresa Canha

January 21, 2014
Parent Training Institute presents: Breakfast with Maria Teresa Canha, Genius of Autism Honoree & McCarton Art Teacher Justin Canha’s Mother Wednesday, January 29th at 9:00 am The McCarton School Maria Teresa will share her experience of raising her son, Justin (24 years old), and six lessons she learned along the way and how you can apply them: 1) Accept and love your child for exactly...

The McCarton Second Annual Grandparent and Loved One Day

November 4, 2013
Please save the date, December 4th, for The McCarton Second Annual Grandparent and Loved One Day. There will be a school-wide reception around noon for all guests and each classroom will have interactive-intergenerational activities.  More details to come as the date gets closer. Looking forward, Jordan

Autism: A Genius Idea – by Allison Ziering Walmark

October 30, 2013
GENIUS OF AUTISM AWARDS “You were amazing! Is that one of your favorite songs?” Adam Richman, multi-talented TV host, producer, author, man-about-town, foodie and now extraordinary and versatile guest host of the 2013 McCarton Foundation’s Genius of Autism (GOA) awards, asked the 8-year-old who musically opened the show. “Yes!” came the enthusiastic reply. Mr. Richman pressed his luck with the follow-up question, “Are you aware...

Support Our Genius! Matt Savage CD Release Party

October 7, 2013
Join Matt Savage for His CD Release Party Wednesday, October 9, 2013 Matt Savage Quartet  It seems safe to say that there is no other jazz artist in the world like Matt Savage. At the age of three, Matt was diagnosed with a high functioning type of autism, with an excruciating sensitivity to sound. After four years of auditory integration therapy, his...

Be Inspired! Come see The Genius of Autism

September 12, 2013
The McCarton Foundation’s annual Genius of Autism event is part concert, part art exhibition, and fully inspirational. It is an opportunity to celebrate the incredible ability that exists within young people on the autistic spectrum. From singers and dancers to painters and animators, each year we select new artists from around the globe whose remarkable accomplishments inspire us. Check out the exceptional...