Easter Seals Florida Announces Summer Programs for Children with Autism and Related Disabilities
Naples, FL, April 19, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Easter Seals Florida will offer Camp Lily - summer day programs in Fort Myers and Naples that combine recreation and learning for children with autism spectrum disorders ages 5-22.
The goal of Camp Lily is to provide a bridge for continuity of learning from the ten-month school year through the weeks of summer. Camp Lily provides student-centered learning and utilizes Applied Behavior Analysis techniques. Attendees will build social skills through center and community-based activities including trips to the beach and water parks, bowling, museums and the zoo.
“All children benefit from the structure and positive peer interaction that summer camps provide,” said Robyn DuCharme, Vice President of Programs, Easter Seals Florida. “Camp can be particularly important for children and teens with autism spectrum disorder. Camp Lily allows children to develop positive behaviors and social skills during the summer months while at the same time engaging in fun, age-appropriate activities.”
Camp Lily will be take place at the Easter Seals Lily Academies, schools for students with autism in Fort Myers and Naples, from June 9 – August 8 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday. The cost is $225 per week. Easter Seals Lily Academy of Naples is located at 2801 County Barn Road in Naples. Easter Seals Lily Academy of Fort Myers is located at 2438 Second Street in Fort Myers.
For more information call the Lily Academy Naples at (239) 992-4680, extension 17100 or Lily Academy Fort Myers at (239) 337-9328.
About Easter Seals Florida
For 65 years, Easter Seals Florida has been offering help, hope, and answers to children and adults living with disabilities, and to the families who love them. Through therapy, training, education and support services, Easter Seals creates life-changing solutions so people with disabilities can live, learn, work and play in their communities. Easter Seals Florida provides a wide range of community based services in Southwest Florida. These services include Lily Academies, K-12 schools in Fort Myers and Naples for children with autism, clinical services, consultations and community training, and adult residential and day training. For more information, call (239) 992-4680 or visit www.fl.easterseals.com.
Autism is a complex neurobiological disorder that inhibits a person’s ability to communicate and develop social relationships, and is often accompanied by behavioral challenges. Autism spectrum disorders are diagnosed in one in 68 children in the United States, and one in 42 boys.