@TheGuild August e-news
We've been soaking up the last few weeks of summer here at The Guild! Our students had a blast at our annual field day celebration, which was complete with a bounce castle, waterslide, and cotton candy station. Adult residents have been enjoying outings to the beach, u-pick farms and more. This month also saw an exciting Special Olympics silver medal win for two of our adult residents! Read on for more updates from The Guild:
Guild residents win silver medal at sailing regatta
Ryan and Denzel, residents in our Woburn II house, received a silver medal at the Special Olympics Massachusetts Sailing Regatta this month. This competition was the culmination of months of weekly lessons through Courageous Sailing Center. Congratulations, Ryan and Denzel! Read more here.
The Guild participates in the Flutie 5K for Autism
For the first time, The Guild is forming a team to run in the Flutie 5K for Autism! 100% of the money raised will support The Guild's programs. Team Guild is open to any adults and kids over 11 years old, so invite friends and family to help support our mission! Runners can participate in-person at Lookout Farm on Sept. 12 or on their own between Sept. 12-21. For more information, including the registration link, please click here. If you would like to view our race roster and donate to Team Guild, visit this page.
Students have a blast at field day
Students took a break from classes to have some fun in the sun during our annual field day celebration this month! Station activities included a bounce castle, water slide, lawn games, relay race, cotton candy stand and more. View more photos here.
Adult residents get outside with community experiences
The Guild's adult residents enjoyed the summer weather this month with community experience (CE) trips to Smolak Farms in North Andover, Cedarland Mini Golf course in Haverhill, and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. View more photos here.
Webinar event: Choices and the Power of Possibility
Join us on Wednesday, October 13th at 7 p.m. as authors J.M. Crawford, Guild adult resident parent (Choices) and Nicole Donovan (A Life Suspended) share their personal stories of love and determination while navigating the confusing world of autism. Both authors will be reading excerpts from their memoirs with a Q&A segment to follow. Register here.
Ask the Expert series launches

The Guild has launched its Ask the Expert series highlighting current research in the context of The Guild's work. For our first edition, we sat down with Jenn Smith, RD, JD, Director of Health Services to discuss how medical providers can competently assess, diagnose and treat individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Read more here.
The Guild tie-dyes!
Students and staff had fun tie-dying t-shirts this month! Everyone wore their colorful creations during field day. View more photos here.
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