Summer is just around the corner. Some of our kids will receive ESY, and some of our kids won't. What do you do if you have to work all summer and your child doesn't receive ESY, and is afraid to stay at an overnight camp? Most day camps have a really inappropriate child/staff ratio - and if they don't then they cost an arm and a leg! I have been thinking that IF I had a job where I was off all summer. I would do whatever it took to create a day camp for kids with autism spectrum disorders. A place where kids can get social skills and life skills training, a place where they can relate to their peers, and a place where they feel safe because the workers are trained in working w/ kids with ASDs.
I know that panic set in for Tara and I both when we got ESY schedules and had to try to figure out what to do with the rest of our kids' time. If you all have any ideas on summer programs for kids with ASDs, PLEASE COMMENT TO THIS POST!!! Have a wonderful week!!! - Tiff