Greetings, friends and families of the KindTree/STiLE community.
We are in the midst of a novel coronavirus outbreak and need to support each other to avoid panic and move on through this crisis to the other side. As you know, federal, state, and local government leaders are asking people to avoid social gatherings and stay home if possible. In response, the KindTree Board is cancelling the remaining Winter term STiLE classes and postponing until at least the end of April Spring term classes. As events unfold, we may reluctantly cancel Spring classes all together. Updates will be available on our website Home page, www.kindtree.org We take this action with a heavy heart, but we feel it is in the best interest for the health and safety of our participants, their families, and our instructors and volunteers (the KindTree Family).
We recommend following the State of Oregon guidelines for personal hygiene such as washing hands frequently and keeping 6 feet from others.
We also realize it can be difficult to stay apart for so long, so we also recommend a few ways to ease that stress:
1) Use social media to keep in contact but try not to get scooped up in the hype out there.
2) Suggest fun movies for friends to watch and then talk about them on email or social media.
3) Go for walks and get some fresh air. Enjoy the beauty of nature from the grass to the clouds.
4) Read some good books.
5) Think positive thoughts. We will move through this together.
My thoughts are with you all,
Michael (Omo) Omogrosso
KindTree – Autism Rocks President
March 19, 2020