6/3/20: Facebook Live featuring Simone Greggs and Spectrum of Sound, virtual choir, singing "Lean On Me"

Facebook Live Show

Thank you for watching tonight’s Facebook Live show tonight. We hope to continue learning, listening and taking actionable steps towards equality, inclusion and respect for all. Thank you to Simone Greggs for taking the time to join us on tonight’s show to share your message as an African-American woman and autism mother. We will close the show with the official debut of “Lean On Me” Cover performed by our virtual choir and autism self-advocates, Spectrum of Sound, will be posted immediately after the Facebook Live show. Here is the link to register for this year’s Night to Shine Virtual Gala and Concert sponsored by our long-time partners at Eastern Bank: https://flutiegala.givesmart.com

Posted by Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism on Wednesday, June 3, 2020

 

5/27/20: Facebook Live featuring Boston Ability Center, Jeremiah Josey and Stefano Micali

Facebook Live Show

Thanks for tuning in to tonight’s Facebook Live show! To start tonight’s program, a group of great occupational therapists from Boston Ability Center will join us to share how their services have adapted in the face of COVID with telehealth and other resources! Then, we will show amazing follow-up videos from our grantee partner, REED Foundation for Autism after they received a grant! One of our special guests tonight is Jeremiah Josey, from Jeremiah's Cooking Adventures, an aspiring pastry chef will join our show to tell his story and share his message of hope. Finally, Stefano Micali, musician and self-advocate, will close the show with his grand finale sing-along to “You’ve Got a Friend in Me!”

Posted by Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism on Wednesday, May 27, 2020

 

5/20/20: Facebook Live featuring Michele Gay with our 2020 Joey's Fund announcement, AccesSport America, Abigail Beaudry, and Patrick Linehan

Facebook Live Show

We are excited to be back with our Facebook Live show on Wednesday at 8 pm ET! Tonight’s show will start Michele Gay joining us to help announce this year’s Joey’s Fund Grant disbursement of $50,000 to provide direct financial support to 45 families! Then, our partners at AccesSportAmerica will be on, followed by a special check presentation with the Massachusetts State Police Museum and Learning Center. Then, Massachusetts author and self-advocate, Abigail Beaudry will share about her first book! Finally, the grand finale will feature virtual choir member Patrick Linehan with a great piano song!

Posted by Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism on Wednesday, May 20, 2020

 

5/11/20: Facebook Live featuring Atlantic Subaru, Mike Palmer and Reece Arnold

Facebook Live Show

Tonight’s show will start with a very special thank you to one of our great partners and sponsor of our show tonight, Atlantic Subaru, for their incredible donation of $27,000! We partnered with their “Share the Love” campaign and want to thank them for their generous support to the autism community! Next, Flutie Fellow, Mike Palmer will join the show to share his inspirational message during this time. Then, ten random moms who were nominated for Mother’s Day on our Facebook post will receive a gift card – tune in to see if your name gets chosen. Finally, our show will end with Reece Arnold, business owner author and musician! *Note, we will contact the randomly selected moms so they can privately message us their addresses!

Posted by Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism on Monday, May 11, 2020

 

5/7/20: Facebook Live featuring Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center and Tesha Thibodeau

Facebook Live Show

Thank you for tuning in to tonight’s Facebook Live show! We are at about the two month point of hosting these Facebook shows, and we are extremely grateful for your continued support during these difficult times. Starting the show will be Kit from Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center - BCNC who will talk about what BCNC is doing in the face of coronavirus for the autism community. Then, to close our show, Tesha Thibodeau, self-advocate, will perform two songs for our entertainment portion!

Posted by Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism on Thursday, May 7, 2020

 

5/4/20: Facebook Live featuring Bridgewell, Kyle Grossman (marathoner), and Mike Kelley from SOMA

Facebook Live show

We are so excited for tonight’s special show, right before Giving Tuesday! Judith Doherty from Bridgewell will be kicking off the show to share the exciting virtual activity classes they are hosting for people with autism. These classes bring joy and unity in this time of social isolation for people with autism. Next, our very own Flutie Fellow and marathoner, Kyle Grossman will join us to share his running and Boston Marathon experience. Finally, Mike Kelley from Special Olympics of Massachusetts will close the show to share his experience during this time hosting podcasts and Zoom athlete chats. https://bit.ly/flutiecovid

Posted by Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism on Monday, May 4, 2020

 

4/30/20: Facebook Live featuring the Singers and Producer of "We Are the World"

Facebook Live Show

We are very excited to end Autism Awareness Month with an incredible panel of our Facebook Live guests, who just completed a viral virtual choir video of “We Are the World!” If you haven’t seen the song yet, you can tune in tonight to watch and hear from the producer of the video and all of the singers! Thank you to everyone who made this Autism Awareness Month a month of action. Thanks to your support, donations and engagement on social media, the Flutie Foundation has been able to immediately help people and families with autism affected by the coronavirus. Enjoy tonight’s show! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oq7EPfyTCUo&feature=youtu.be

Posted by Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism on Thursday, April 30, 2020

 

4/27/20: Facebook Live Show featuring John's Crazy Socks, Lavender Darcangelo and Premiere of "We Are the World"

Facebook Live Show

Tonight’s Facebook Live show will start off with John and Mark from John's Crazy Socks! They will talk about why they started their business and about our partnership with the Autism Can Do Scholarship! Then, we will unveil our “We Are the World” video and Flutie Fellow Lavender Darcangelo will join us to talk about her experience working on this project! Thanks for tuning in! SHARE “We Are the World” now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oq7EPfyTCUo&feature=youtu.be

Posted by Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism on Monday, April 27, 2020

 

4/23/20: Facebook Live featuring Flutie the Community Resource Dog for the Sharon, MA PD, SafetyNet Tracking Systems, Wilmington, MA and Reading, MA PD and Singer Gina Incandela

Facebook Live Show

We are so excited for a packed show tonight, that will honor and thank our incredible police partners who work the frontlines every day to keep their communities safe. Our show will feature Sergeant Adam Leavitt from the Sharon, MA Police Department with Community Resource Dog, Flutie, our partners from SafetyNet Tracking, 2 autism police patch fundraisers from Wilmington, MA Police Department and from Reading, MA Police Department and the Norfolk County Sheriff’s Department! Finally, our show will end with Gina Incandela who will perform live entertainment!

Posted by Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism on Thursday, April 23, 2020

 

4/20/20: Facebook Live featuring the 2020 Boston Marathon Dougie's Team with a Special Surprise Flutie Guest

Facebook Live Show

Tune in for a very special tribute to our incredible 2020 Boston Marathon Dougie’s Team! Watch tonight to hear from our incredible runners who would have been finished the Boston Marathon by now, but instead, due to coronavirus, it is postponed to September 14. Dougie’s Team has a very special announcement that will directly help people and families with autism during the COVID-19 crisis.

Posted by Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism on Monday, April 20, 2020

 

4/16/20: Facebook Live featuring Michelle Jenkins from Bryce's Journey and Jodi DiPiazza

Facebook Live Show

We have an awesome show tonight, starting off with Michelle Jenkins from Bryce’s Journey who will talk about what her nonprofit is doing to help families with autism during this time. Then, Jodi DiPiazza, singer, composer and autism advocate will take the stage to sing 2 songs! Thanks for tuning in!

Posted by Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism on Thursday, April 16, 2020

 

4/13/20: Facebook Live featuring Mike and Sandra Anastasi of Spectrum for Hope and Max Baumeister

Facebook Live Tonight

Here is the full Facebook Live video from tonight's show featuring Mike and Sandra Anastasi from Spectrum For Hope helping to make the announcement that the Flutie Foundation and Spectrum for Hope are joining forces! Then, 11-year-old drummer, Max, joined us with his dad Larry and Max did a spectacular drum performance! Also, Flutie Foundation friend Tyler Lagasse made a special mid-show video appearance!

Posted by Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism on Monday, April 13, 2020

 

4/10/20: Facebook Live featuring Ellen Fitzpatrick and Cierra Reynolds

Facebook Live Show

Thank you for tuning in to tonight’s Facebook Live Show! Nick will start tonight’s show with some good news stories of the week, and then will turn it over to our very own Ellen Fitzpatrick who will talk about her quarantine blog helping families with children with autism during this time. Then, Cierra Reynolds is joining us with 2 special songs that you won’t want to miss!

Posted by Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism on Friday, April 10, 2020

 

4/7/20: Facebook "Live" featuring Amy Weinstock and Andrew Clover

Facebook "Live" show

Due to technical difficulties, we sadly were unable to go Live on Facebook. However, please watch what you would have seen on our Facebook Live tonight! Starting the show is Amy Weinstock from The Autism Insurance Resource Center, and she gives great updates about insurance and telehealth. Then, our very own Andrew Clover talks about his many jobs, including at Wegmans and at the Flutie Foundation through Flutie Spectrum Enterprises doing work for Ruland Manufacturing Co., Inc.! Comment below as if this were a live! So sorry for the technical difficulties, we will try to be back on Friday at 8 pm ET!

Posted by Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism on Tuesday, April 7, 2020

 

4/3/20: Facebook Live featuring Maura Sullivan, Lisa Collins and Connor Thompson

Facebook Live Show

So excited for tonight’s Facebook Live! Maura Sullivan from The Arc of Massachusetts will kickoff the show to discuss state and federal policy and share perspective as an autism mom. Lisa Collins, our very own Director of Programs and Operations will share a special grant announcement, and Connor Thompson will close our show with two musical performances and will share his incredible photography blog! Thanks for tuning in to bring the autism community together during this time.

Posted by Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism on Friday, April 3, 2020

 

3/31/20: Facebook Live featuring the Flutie Family, Jamie Piro, Patrick Linehan and Andrew Roberts

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Facebook Live Show featuring the Flutie Family

Tune in to see Doug Flutie and Laurie Flutie on tonight’s Facebook Live show! We have a jam packed program tonight, including hearing a solo from Jamie Piro, a special piano and vocal rendition from Patrick Linehan and an exclusive interview with the Flutie’s hosted by Flutie Fellow Andrew Roberts! Tune in, share and post your comments and questions. Thank you for helping us continue to bring the autism community together during this time through our Facebook Live!

Posted by Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism on Tuesday, March 31, 2020

 

3/27/20: Facebook Live featuring Susan Senator and Helen Coppenrath

Facebook Live Show

We here for our twice weekly Facebook Live show! Excited to feature autism mom and author, Susan Senator, who will join us with her family and share important resources for staying at home during COVID-19. Halfway through our show, Helen Coppenrath, music prodigy, will perform 2 saxophone songs!

Posted by Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism on Friday, March 27, 2020

 

3/24/20: Facebook Live featuring Judith Ursitti and Stefano Micali

Facebook Live Show

Tune in for our exciting 4th episode of our Facebook Live show!

Posted by Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism on Tuesday, March 24, 2020

 

3/19/20: Facebook Live featuring Lavender Darcangelo 

Facebook Live

Excited to have viral singing sensation, autism self-advocate and Flutie Fellow, Lavender Darcangelo, on tonight's Facebook Live show! Tune in to hear her sing and a special announcement from Nick Savarese, Executive Director!

Posted by Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism on Thursday, March 19, 2020

 

3/17/20: Running Forward Together: A Boston Marathoner and Autism Sprinter Executive Director

Running Forward Together: A Boston Marathoner and Autism Sprinter Executive Director

We are excited to sit down tonight with Mike Palmer, Flutie Fellow and Boston Marathon runner in the first part of our Facebook Live series! Around 8:15, we will be joined by Yahaira Lopez a mom and autism community leader from Autism Sprinter!

Posted by Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism on Tuesday, March 17, 2020

 

3/15/20: From Isolation to Celebration featuring Rachel Barcellona

From Isolation to Celebration: Featuring Rachel Barcellona

We're so excited to launch our new Facebook Live series! Tonight we are doing a virtual hangout with Nick Savarese and Rachel Barcellona - The Ability Beyond Disabilities.

Posted by Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism on Sunday, March 15, 2020