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Additional Programs for Children with Special Needs

 Lisa Beth Gerstman Camp...

A summer program designed for children ages 6-13 years old who are hard of hearing or deaf. Held at our Bay Terrace Pool Club, campers enjoy daily swim lessons, sports, arts and crafts, and community trips. Thanks to the Lisa Beth Gerstman Foundation, your child will gain opportunities to develop meaningful friendships and create memories to last a lifetime.

For more information about Lisa Beth Gerstman camp or to register, please contact Melissa Algranati, or call 718-268-5011 ext 205

Autism Summer Respite Program...

Autism Summer Respite is Medicaid Waiver funded program.  ASR is an afternoon program serving children ages 5-21 with Autism and other similar disabilities. Located at the Samuel Field Y, children are able to participate in an array of educational, recreational, and socialization activities from 2:30-5:00 pm, which are organized and implemented by professional educators and clinicians. At summer school’s end, a one week, full day respite program is offered to participants.
Snack and transportation are provided for all programs.

For more information about the Summer Respite Program or to register, please contact Charlotte Barrett, or call 718-423-6111 ext 242.

Summer Project Child...

For Children with Disabilities, ADD, ADHD, learning disabilities, and Autism Spectrum Disorders 

  • We provide a safe and nurturing after school and camp environment with fun and educational activities.  Daily snack is provided. 
  • The program serves children ages 5-15 with a 3:1 child to staff ratio.
  • Activities include Arts and crafts, computer time, cooking, science, outdoor activities, gym time, homework help (if necessary).
  • Hours are 2:30-6:00 PM Monday-Friday for 6 weeks coinciding with the summer school schedule.
  • Optional full day program offered on limited days at the beginning and end of the summer.

For more information about the Summer Project Child or to register, please contact Charlotte Barrett, or call 718-423-6111 ext 242.

Programs made possible by NYC Autism Initiative & JE + ZB Butler Foundation

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