Commonpoint Queens is proud to offer programs specifically designed to meet the social, emotional, educational, and recreational needs of children with autism spectrum disorders and other disabilities. An individual interview is required for each of these programs so that our professional team can welcome your child and assist in the selection of programs that would be most successful.
For more information on our programs for youth with disabilities or to register for classes, please contact Amanda Smith, LMSW, Senior Director of Special Services at [email protected]
Special Services Summer Day Camp
Our day camps specialize in serving children 5-21 who have developmental disabilities. Campers have the adventure of full day summer camp experiences at the Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds with occasional field trips. For more information please contact Giaclyn Mitzman at [email protected]
Autism Summer Respite
This youth summer camp program serves children with autism and other similar disabilities ages 5 – 21. Children participate in an array of educational, recreational and socialization activities following their summer school program. Day camp activities are designed and implemented by professional educators and clinicians. The summer program is offered 2:30 – 5 PM daily. At the end of each program day, participants receive mini-bus transportation home. At summer school’s end, a one-week, full day respite program is offered to day camp program participants. For more information please call Stephanie Costa at (718) 423-6111 or email [email protected]
Academic Summer Enrichment
Have your child continue their academic learning throughout the summer with our six week Academic Summer Enrichment inclusion camp program! Choose from our three or five day options where learning and fun go hand-in-hand at the Sam Field Center in Little Neck. Instruction by New York State Certified teachers includes Math, Reading, Writing, and Science as part of the exciting and dynamic curriculum. In addition, the curriculum is personalized according to your child’s needs. Weekly programming also includes a bake sale, computer time, sports, swimming 3 times per week and playground time. This program is for children ages 5-13, with Counselor In Training opportunities available for children ages 14 and 15.
Transportation from target areas in Eastern Queens and Nassau County is available for an additional fee when registering. Snack is provided daily. (Lunch must be sent in daily.)
For more information email Natalie Palermo at [email protected]