As a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Judson Center Autism Connections has made the decision to cancel its community summer programming for 2021 for the health and safety of our staff and community.
Autism Connections’ summer programs provide a behavior-based educational summer experience while including all the fun of a typical summer camp! Our programs are uniquely designed to mirror the supports and experience that a child receives during the school-year by providing all of the same supports. We work closely with individual schools districts to address individualized educational program (IEP) goals and maintain school-year progress. We also offer a wide variety of additional supports including behavioral, social, and communication supports to enhance skills in those areas as well.
Based in an elementary school, Summer Fun delivers a daily experience where participants rotate through a variety of activity blocks, including sensory, academics, gross motor, outdoor play, water play, and social group time. We hold field trips weekly. Summer Fun services kindergarten through middle school, ages 4-14 at a 1:3 staff to child ratio.
Our Teen Passages program takes the same program elements a Summer Fun, but focuses them on appropriate activities for young adults. In addition to academics, sensory, gross motor, music and group social time, our Teen Passages participants also work on independent living skills and vocational skills, such as cleaning, cooking, and personal hygiene. Field Trips occur once a week on campus and once a session off-campus. Teen Passages services ages 14-18 at a 1: 3 staff to teen ratio.
Emerging Adult Program:
Our Teen Passages program takes the same program elements a Summer Fun but focuses them on appropriate activities for young adults. In addition to academics, sensory, gross motor, and group social time, our Teen Passages participants also work on independent living skills, such as cleaning, cooking, and personal hygiene. Teen Passages services ages 18-21 at a 1: 3 staff to teen ratio
1:1 Individualized Intensive Programming:
In both Summer Fun and Teen Passages, we offer a limited number of spots for 1:1 individualized programming. This program is specifically designed to meet higher level needs that may come with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This program provides a personalized classroom/work setting, 1:1 staffing for the entire program, direct access to an ASD teacher, a formal written behavior plan and continued behavior support under the supervision of a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA), and pre and post-program consultation with the schools. This program is designed to provide the supports needed to allow every participant to be successful and have a fun summer experience!