Camps for Children with Autism/Special Needs: Lose the Training Wheels!
Two exciting local camp opportunities for children with special needs. FANS camp for children on the autism spectrum runs in Lafyette Hill from August 9-12, and “Lose the Training Wheels!” runs the same week at St. Joe’s University.
FANS (Fight Autism Now) Camp: August 9th-12th, 9:00am-12:00pm @ St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Lafayette Hill. A new theme each day! Pre-Registration & Open House on Thursday, July 15th from 5:00-6:00. $25.00 per day or $100.00 for the whole week plus a non-refundable $25.00 registration fee.
FANS Social Skills Group: The first Six-Week Session starts September 16th-21st. Your child may enroll in the 4:30-5:30pm OR 5:45-6:45pm group. Tuition is $150.00 plus a $25.00 non-refundable registration fee. Open House on Thursday, September 9th from 4:30-5:30.
To combat autism with social skills and therapeutic activities to help children on the autism spectrum reach their full potential.
To provide structured social skills and therapeutic programs in a supportive and nurturing environment for children on the autism spectrum.
FANS Staff: FANS Camp and the Social Skills Group are under the Direction of Jacquie Nicholl Godwin, a Certified Behavioral Specialist, and Volunteer Consultant, Rose Hoffer, Assistant Director from the Lovaas Institute and a staff of behavioral specialists, special education teachers and experienced aids.
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BICYCLE CAMP FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES IN PHILADELPHIA TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR PARTICIPANTS AND VOLUNTEERS
Lose the Training Wheels™, a program that teaches individuals with disabilities to independently ride a conventional two wheel bicycle, is now taking applications. Five-day camp sessions will take place August 9-13, 2010 at Saint Joseph’s University.
Lose the Training Wheels, Inc. is a national organization that works with local organizations to host camps in their communities. Lose the Training Wheels™ uses adapted equipment, trained professionals and volunteers. With 75 minutes of daily instruction over five days, approximately 85 percent of campers learn to ride a conventional bicycle independently.
To be eligible to enroll, participants must be at least eight years old. They must have a disability but be able to walk without an assistive device such as a walker or cane. They must be able to side-step quickly to both sides. Participants must have a minimum inseam measurement of 20 inches and weigh no more than 250 pounds.
All participants must wear a properly-fitted bike helmet at all times when on the bicycles. Participants will be most successful if willing to follow instructions and have a desire to ride a bicycle.
This is a wonderful and rewarding volunteer opportunity for anyone interested in dedicating 75 minutes each day over the 5 days of camp teaching a disabled person to ride a bike….And you will get exercise from walking/jogging alongside your assigned participant!
Cost of the camp is $175. Applications for participants and payment must be received by July 24, 2010. Applications for participants and volunteers can be downloaded at www.buckscountypeds.com/forms.htm OR e-mail Lose the Training Wheels with any questions about participating or volunteering at firstname.lastname@example.org