Local Author Leads Writing Seminar for Virtual Day Program Attendees

February 19th, 2021

On Thursday, February 18th local author and former Camp Hope counselor Melissa Brady-Petrillo shared her newest book, Sometimes, and led an interactive creative writing workshop with virtual Day Program participants. 

Sometimes shares main character, Samantha's, perspective of her world. Within this text, readers learn that Samantha sometimes feels differently every day. She describes her interactions with other people and how she communicates her feelings with others. By reading this book, children and adults learn ways to understand and best support their peers, including individuals with autism.

Drawing inspiration from Melissa’s book, Day Program attendees then explored their own story-telling and illustration talents while learning tips and tricks from this distinguished author.  Like Sometimes, each participants creation highlighted the importance of friendship, empathy, and inclusivity.

The Arc of Essex County is committed to providing dynamic services and supports by leveraging technology and practicing social distancing.  Our full virtual programming calendars are available online at  www.arcessex.org/virtual.

If your loved one is interested in joining our Day Programs activities, including self-advocacy offerings, contact Director of Adult Day Services Angela LoSapio at alosapio@arcessex.org.  For Adult Recreation & Respite virtual gatherings, contact Director of Community Services, Maureen Murray at mmurray@arcessex.org.