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The 3rd Annual Secret Garden

And the Secret Garden bloomed and bloomed and every morning revealed new miracles” – Frances Hodgson Bernett, The Secret Garden In honor of World Autism Awareness Day, The Groden Network celebrated with The 3rd Annual Secret Garden cocktail party at Roger Williams Botanical Center. Surrounded by beautiful foliage and flowers, we recognized our honorees who…

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CSS Now Accepting Referrals for Outpatient Individual and Family Therapy

The Groden Center’s Community Support Services Department is now accepting referrals for outpatient individual and family therapy! We are excited to welcome Christa DiCasparro, MSW, LCSW to the Groden Network. Christa comes to us with a strong background working with children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities and their families. As…

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February Happenings 2019

Valentine’s Day Our students had a wonderful time spreading the love at Groden North and South on Valentine’s Day sharing carnations with staff and friends. Students also created beautiful Valetine’s Day artwork and enjoyed some sweets!          Vocational/Life Skills Training Room  Thank you to all who donated items for our Vocational/Life Skills…

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Why Foster Care?

Written by Leah Hazelwood, a GCTFC foster mom It all started when I decided I wanted to make a difference in the lives of children. I had many friends who had become foster parents and my initial thought was, “Do I have what it takes to do this?” What if their needs are too significant?…

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Sonia’s Story

My son has been attending The Groden Center since the age of 3 and now he is 15. Through these past 12 years there have been ups and downs and the staff at The Groden Center have always been there to celebrate the ups and to help and support us with the downs. At any…

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The Joys Of Being A Special Needs Foster Parent

Written by Maura Penza, current foster parent through The Groden Center’s treatment foster care program. When I was asked to write this, I was unsure what I was going to write.  How could I inspire people to want to provide foster care when most people’s comments have been, “I don’t know how you do it,…

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2018 Groden Graduation Pictures

On Thursday, June 7th, The Groden Network held its annual graduation ceremony at Groden South in Coventry, RI. This year 8 determined young people graduated. We wish them all a lifetime of happiness and growth! Here are some pictures of this wonderful ceremony and celebration! ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]

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Dear Groden Family

Dear Groden Family,  You may have heard about our current negotiations with SEIU local #1199. We are looking forward to returning to the bargaining table alongside a Federal Mediator next Thursday, 8/2. Ultimately we are working towards a positive, financially viable resolution.  In advance we want you to know the following:  There are currently 60…

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Special Visitor Dr. Margaret Bauman Speaks at Groden Center Staff Meeting

The Groden Center is committed to staying abreast of the latest in ASD research and developments. On Thursday, May 23, Dr. Margaret Bauman, an internationally-know pediatric neurologist from the Integrated Center for Child Development in Boston, spoke at a Groden Center staff meeting.  Her presentation was fascinating!   Dr. Bauman spoke about our limited knowledge of what…

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