Families living with autism spectrum disorder need support. Resources and services are available at Marcus Autism Center and through community partnerships. Parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, and other professionals get help with assessment techniques, treatment analyses, implementing interventions, respite and emotional support. These programs strategically meet a child’s needs and a family’s goals.
INFANT TODDLER COMMUNITY OUTREACH
Creating community support systems
Recognizing the early symptoms of autism spectrum disorder is crucial for young children. Early intervention after an ASD diagnosis changes the course of a child’s life. The Infant Toddler Community Outreach program builds the capacity of community systems to better screen, detect and provide services and supports to families and infants and toddlers at risk for autism. Our goal is to transform educational and health outcomes for our most vulnerable children.
CAMPS FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
Kids can be kids, and families grow closer
Families, caregivers, siblings, and children with autism spectrum disorder need to spend time with other children and families just like their own. At specially-designed camps, everyone participates in fun and social activities. Campers try new activities, and families get to enjoy time together. Funding from donors will enable more children and families to fulfill their dreams of attending camp and creating lifelong memories.
“He learned new games, which will help on the school playground. He learned how to shoot a basketball, which is an impressive step for him! Simply being confident to approach his peers and join in their activities are huge gains. Listening to his counselors, walking in lines and waiting for the bathroom will help him in school.”
Camp You B You parent
Family Weekend Camp
“I never knew we were so stressed and tired until we got to camp and the entire world faded into the background. Your staff are kind and loving. I felt encouraged that I can move forward and be successful with my child. I haven’t had a strong network of parents I can lean on, and this one weekend changed that. Thanks so much for helping me and my family feel as if we can do this.”