Thanks to a grant funded by New Schools for Baton Rouge, The Emerge School is able to provide an 11-week summer camp this summer. This Continuity Camp is focused on building school readiness skills for children entering kindergarten, as well as those transitioning to first grade in the fall of 2019.
Summer can be a particularly challenging season for families of children with autism. The supports and teams of professionals typically surrounding a child throughout the school year dwindle over summer break. Parents are forced to become not only the primary caregiver, but also the teacher, therapist, playmate and more. Some parents fear that progress made during the school year will fade away while school is out. During this summer camp, a multidisciplinary team works with each child to make learning fun and educational. Additionally, each child’s regular therapy services are provided throughout the day. The children are able to maintain a continuity of therapy services so they don’t fall behind or regress with their skills prior to the start of the school year.