STARS Academic & Social programs- June 19-July 27, 2017
Camp AuSome (Roanoke & Lynchburg) – July 10-27, 2017
It’s time to think SUMMER! BRAAC hosts a summer program for children with autism, learning disabilities and children without unique learning challenges. Special emphasis is placed on social play and development, communication skills and social skill development, while targeting certain learning goals and skill retention. Our program meets the needs of all types of learners, offering one-on-one therapy where needed. They are activity based and can include music, arts and crafts, animals, cooking, planned outings, etc.
Students who are already enrolled in a BRAAC program are guaranteed a spot in their appropriate program if they are registered by their parent/guardian before April 3, 2017. To register, please contact Tammie at BRAAC to receive the necessary forms. After April 3rd, families must follow the General Application procedures outline below.
General Applications for the Summer Programs will be accepted beginning April 3, 2017 at 9:00am at the BRAAC Roanoke location. Due to the high demand of the Summer PLUS and Camp AuSome programs, please arrive early at 312 Whitwell Drive and form a line (if needed). Bring the student application already filled out and a check written to BRAAC for $50 (application fee). We are super excited about Summer 2017!
Contact us with questions at 540.366.7399
BRAAC summer programs offered for 2017:
*Please note- Space in all summer programs are significantly limited and fill up quickly on a first come, first serve basis.
STARS Academic and Social Program: BRAAC Roanoke, Mondays-Thursdays, at the Roanoke location, 9:00AM-2:00PM, June 19th-July 27th.
This program addresses all areas of need for students by providing necessary academic remediation while also targeting social skills in a “camp-like” way.
For the struggling learner who needs intense remediation in core academic areas of reading, spelling, writing and/or math, the mornings are set aside to target specific learning needs. Much time is spent on reading and math skills. Intensity is key during the hours of 9:00 a.m.-noon. Orton-Gillingham and Wilson Reading programs are used for teaching reading. Teachers use a multi-sensory based approach to learning, mixed with fun activities that facilitate learning. Some of the types of students who would benefit from this program are often typical students who need a strong summer remediation program or a child who is diagnosed with a learning disability such as HFA, LD, Dyslexia or ADHD.
Social skills are another key area of development addressed in this unique summer program. The hours of 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. are used to facilitate social skills, organizational skills, executive functioning skills and attend activities which further promote learning. Participants engage in a social based program intensely focused on certain social deficits which are determined by assessment and/or consultation with the parents and/or school districts. Areas such as how to get along with peers, joining in with a group, reading emotions, body space awareness, appropriate comments to peers and adults, body language, self control, coping skills, voice tone, etc., are covered on a DAILY basis. Targeted themes are covered WEEKLY, such as parties, telephone etiquette, restaurant etiquette, etc. Several outings occur during the summer weeks to practice what we learn! BRAAC staff utilizes video modeling, role play, embedded teaching trials and real-life practice opportunities throughout the afternoon.
Summer Social CAMP AuSome – Roanoke camp located at HopeTree Family Services & Lynchburg camp located on the campus of HumanKind. This day camp provides an experience for school-aged children with a diagnosis of High-Functioning Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome. Camp incorporates social skills, problem-solving, team building and daily living skills within the context of a day camp where fun, creativity and exploration are emphasized. Age groups include: Primary: K-2, Secondary: 3-5, Middle: 6-8, High: 9-12. This 3 week camp runs July 10th-July 27th, Mondays-Thursdays, from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM. Social skills are embedded in activities, including: Swimming, Arts/Crafts, Daily Puzzle/Mystery, Woodworking, Hiking/Fishing/Exploring, flora/fauna, Gym time, Stables: therapeutic riding or stable chores, Game time, etc. Please visit our Facebook page.
Cost: $1200 for all 3 weeks. Partial program is not offered (Must commit to full 3 weeks. Scholarships may be available).
Intensive One-on-One ABA programs offered to a limited number of participants for the summer, June 19th-July 27th. Call for more information.
PEER Model Program: BRAAC seeks out peer models who sign up to come the weeks they want…one, a few or all. This is a great opportunity for siblings or friends to participate and learn to be a peer model! Since BRAAC’s main focus is serving the needs of the families affected by autism and learning disabilities, BRAAC will only be able to accept a limited number of peer models this year. We have three opportunities for peers!
– Early Learner Peers – Ages 4-7 years old – 9:00 am-2:00 pm – $45 per week
– Elementary Peers – Ages 7-13 – 11:30 am-2:00 pm – Only charge will be the cost of the field trips when appropriate (approximately $8-$15 per week).
Senior Peer Mentor Program – This is a community service position that will last through the entire 6 week program. We are looking for 4-6 middle and/or high school students to assist in our M-Th STARS summer program as a classroom volunteer/peer model. Students interested in this program should apply using the Peer Mentor application and submit to BRAAC. Students will come in for interviews and notifications will be made the first week in June.
Peer Mentors – Ages 13-17 – 9:00 am-2:00 pm (application and interview required for these positions – will count as a community service placement.)
Only charge will be cost of field trips (approximately $8-$15 per week)
BRAAC accepts volunteers and interns for all summer programs. Please contact us directly if you wish to be considered.